Cloverdale Calendar: Family history, Ukrainian Soul Food, pumpkins and corn mazes

The Cloverdale Reporter's community calendar listings for the week of Sept. 23.

The pattern in the 2015 Bose Corn Maze in Surrey pays tribute to the FIFA Women's World Cup.

EVENTS

Ukrainian Soul Food

Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch will be available at a fundraiser Friday, Sept. 25 (4:30-7:30 p.m.) at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108 Ave., Surrey. Eat in, take away or ready for your freezer. Call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313 for more information.

 

BOSE CORN MAZE AND PUMPKIN PATCH

The Bose Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch (64 Avenue and 156 Street) is open now until Oct. 12. Find your way through the maze using trivia questions that are posted at intersections. Your answers will help you navigate your way. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for children and seniors and children four and under are free. Thursday-Friday from 6-10 p.m., Saturday from noon to 10 p.m., Sunday/holiday Monday from noon to 6 p.m. Daytime visits can be reserved with groups of 15 or more. Call 778-578-5450 or visit themaize.com.

 

Support group

Are you Gay, Bi-sexual or just not sure? Need a safe place to talk? HOMINUM Fraser Valley  is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. Our next meeting is 7:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 25. For information and meeting location, call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.

 

INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY HISTORY

If you want to trace your family history, but don’t know where to start, this is the place. Find out what’s available and where, how to document what you find and pick up some tips and tricks unique to genealogy research. The lecture is Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Cloverdale Library (5642 176A St.) from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information contact Jamie Brown at familyhistory@surrey.ca or 604-5987328.

 

Old Time Dance

Presented by the Surrey Old Time Fiddlers Thursday, Oct. 1 at Clayton Hall, 18513-70 Ave., Surrey, half-block north of Fraser Highway on 184 St. Admission $4. From 7:30 -10 p.m. For more information call 604-576-1066.

 

Giveaway

Clothes2U will be giving away clothes, toys, linens, books, footwear, diapers, personal and small household items for free to those in need (men/women/children), Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 5950 179 Street in Cloverdale. For more info or to volunteer/donate, go to www.clothes2U.ca, or call: 604-857-4617.

 

 

Fall Auto Show

The Fall Auto Show is on at Willowbrook Shopping Centre from October 19 to 25! The latest vehicles from local dealerships will be showcased at the centre-wide event. Find more information at shopwillowbrook.com.

 

CLOVERDALE UNITED CHURCH CRAFT FAIR

Saturday, November 14, 2015 – 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Cloverdale United Church, 17575  58A Avenue, Cloverdale. Crafters Wanted – $25 per table. Please leave an email message at the church cloverdalehazelmereuc@telus.net. Come check out lovely crafts, bake table, books and our famous soup! Great fun!

 

FAMILY HISTORY SHOW & TELL

Join us for the 7th annual Show and Tell at the Cloverdale Library (5642 176A St.) on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We continue the tradition by inviting people who document their family history to bring in their creations such as family quilts, scrapbooks, storyboards and family history artifacts. Describe your project or just showcase your items on a table. The event is 19+. For more information email familyhistory@surrey.ca or call 604-598-7328.is from 7:45-8:30 p.m. and open dance/watching is from 8:30-11 p.m. For all classes, for drop-ins, there is no charge for students with ID; it’s $5 for all others. There are also cost options for all five weeks. Partial proceeds will go to the Metro Kids Society. For more information, email retroswingkid@gmail.com call 604-536-0195 or visit www.jumpjointswing.com

 

The Forget Me Not Family Society

Cloverdale Support Group meets on the first Thursday of the month, except for July and August. The meetings are on the second floor of the Cloverdale Library, 5642 165A Street, Surrey, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Open to adoptees, birth/natural parents, and adoptive parents. For more information, please contact Marni Tetz, marnietetz@shaw.ca or 604-862-4432.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

VOLUNTEERS

Heritage Volunteers Needed

The Surrey Museum and Historic Stewart Farm are looking for volunteers to assist with elementary school programs. Full training provided. To sign up or learn more, call 604-502-6461 or email heritagevolunteers@surrey.ca.

 

Crafters Wanted!

The Cloverdale United Church Craft Fair is Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 17575 58A Ave., Cloverdale. Crafters needed. $25/table. Please leave a message at

cloverdalehazelmere@telus.net or phone 605-574-5831.

 

Coast Capital Reading Buddies

Practice reading sessions for children in Grades 2-4 who want to improve their reading skills with the help of teen volunteers. To apply as a little buddy or volunteer as a big buddy, call

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Forget Me Not Family Society presents its 10th annual fall workshop featuring keynote speaker Ann Fessler, Oct. 24-25. Kessler is the author of The Girls That Went Away and the filmmaker of A Girl Like Her. For more information, visit www.adoptioncircles.net  or contact Marni Tetz, marnietetz@shaw.ca or 604-862-4432.

 

Better At Home

Do you need help with housecleaning, getting groceries or doing yard work? Call the Surrey/White Rock Better at Home Program. We can help. Subsidies are available and are based on your last years income tax. For more information, contact Seniors Come Share Society at 604-536-9348 or email bhintake@comeshare.ca.

 

Volunteers

Join the volunteer team at the Surrey Museum, Historic Stewart Farm or Surrey Archives. Volunteers lead tours or assist with school and public programs, events, heritage gardens, textile crafts, or exhibit and program research. Volunteers receive training and schedules are flexible. Contact us at 604-502-6461 or email: heritagevolunteers@surrey.ca

 

Pajama Storytime

Come in pajamas with your favourite cuddly for stories, songs, puppets and action rhymes. This is a perfect bedtime activity for the whole family. Drop in, Tuesdays, from 6:30-7 p.m. at the Cloverdale Library. Call 604-598-7320 for more information, or visit surreylibraries.ca. Located at 5642 176A Street, Surrey.

 

Family Storytime

Come to the Cloverdale Library for family storytime Fridays from 10:30-11 a.m. All ages, drop in. Call 604-598-7320 for more information, or visit surreylibraries.ca. Located at 5642 176A Street, Surrey.

 

Speed Watch volunteers needed

Surrey crime Prevention Society is looking for volunteers to support the Speed Watch Program. Volunteers work with a team, tracking vehicles driving at excessive speeds in playgrounds, school zones and high-risk crash sites, and gain valuable experience. Applicants must commit to four, three-hour shifts per month. Contact jen@preventcrime.ca

 

Surrey Crime Prevention Society

Are you looking to enhance your resume or gain credible volunteer experience? Surrey Crime Prevention Society is looking for self-motivated individuals to help with projects at our head office. Data entry, research, marketing, fundraising initiatives, enhancing membership, and assisting with administrative tasks. Interested volunteers may contact jen@preventcrime.ca.

 

CLUBS/GROUPS

Cloverdale Lions Club

The Cloverdale Lions Club is looking for new members. Meetings are the second Thursday of the month. Please volunteer your time to assist us in serving our community. Call Terry Riley: 604-576-9248 for more information.

 

Food problem?

Is food a problem for you? Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you go on eating binges? Is your weight affecting your life? Overeaters Anonymous offers help. No fees, no dues, no weigh-ins, no diets. We are a fellowship. We meet every Thursday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Cloverdale United Church basement, 17575-58A Ave., Cloverdale. Everyone welcome.

 

she’s spent the last 25 years on the subject of adoption and revealing the hidden stories of mothers who lost children to adoption in the 1950s to the early 1970s, when an unprecedented number of babies were surrendered due to the social pressures of the times. at the Executive Airport Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre in Richmond.

TOPS

TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly – meets at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at the Cloverdale Library, 5642, 176A Street, Surrey, in the upstairs meeting room. For more information, phone LInda at 604-462-9326.

 

Forget Me Not Family Society

Education, consultation, peer counselling and support to those touched by adoption. The Cloverdale Support Group meets on the first Thursday of the month, except for July and August. The meetings are on the second floor of the Cloverdale Library, 5642 165A Street, Surrey, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Open to adoptees, birth/natural parents, and adoptive parents. For more information, please contact Marni Tetz, marnietetz@shaw.ca or 604-862-4432

 

Are you Gay, Bi-sexual or just not sure? Need a safe place to talk?  HOMINUM Fraser Valley  is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. We meet on the last Friday of the month. July 31st.  For information and meeting location, call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.

 

Silvertone Singers

If you enjoy singing and would like to join a 55+, fun, no pressure group, come on out to the Cloverdale Rec. Centre on Thursdays at 1 p.m. The Silvertone Singers are looking for new members – especially male voices and sopranos. All shower singers welcome! Call 604-598-7960 for more information.

 

Are you Gay, Bi-sexual or just not sure? HOMINUM Fraser Valley is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. We meet on the last Friday of every month. For information and meeting location, call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9760

 

Cloverdale Horseshoe Club

Cloverdale Horseshoe Club Pitching Season is April 1  to Sept. 31 with practice nights at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 17886 64  Ave., Cloverdale. Pitching shoes is a healthy activity for all ages. And great family fun, for more information check out our web page at www.cloverdalehorseshoeclub.com also call Jim at 604 585.6831 or Cheryl at 604-593-8193.

 

Crafter’s Corner meets at the Cloverdale Legion, 17567 57 Avenue, every second Wednesday of the month, at 6 p.m. Bring your own knitting or crocheting and join us. For more information, call 604-574-5300.

 

Cloverdale Senior’s Stamp Club

The Cloverdale Senior’s Stamp Club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 1 p.m., at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188 176 Street. Beginner and advanced collectors welcome. For more information, contact John at 604-574-3182.

Singers wanted

 

Interested in gardening?

Why not join the South Surrey Garden Club? Visitors welcome; $3 drop in fee credited to annual membership of $20. The club meets at 7:30 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month at St. Marks Anglican Church at 12953 20 Ave. Guest speakers, field trips, workshops. For more information contact Gillian Davis gmcdavis@hotmail.com.

 

Old Time Dances

Sunnyside Hall, corner of 18 Avenue and 154 Street in South Surrey. Live music. All seniors welcome; at 1 p.m. every Monday, from Labour Day to the end of June. For more information phone 604-542-8449 or 604-575-8236.

 

B.C. Vintage Truck Museum – Help wanted!

The Surrey Heritage Society is looking for volunteers to help out with the new BC Vintage Truck Museum (6022 176 Street) located on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. The museum is open to the general public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. every week through the year. We will teach you about the history of trucking in B.C. and about the trucks on display in the collection. For more information contact Jim LaBelle at 604-372-4093 or email: bcvintagetruckmuseum@shaw.ca or visit our website at www.bcvintagetruckmuseum.org.

 

Oneness GoGos

The Oneness Gogos of White Rock/South Surrey group is working under the auspices of the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support African grandmothers raising children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. We meet on the fourth Monday of the month 1-3 p.m. upstairs at White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave. Newcomers welcome. For more info, email onenessgogos@gmail.com.

 

Welcome all keen gardeners!

The Cloverdale Garden Club meets the second Thursday of the month, September to June, at Clayton Community Hall, 18513 70 Avenue. Meetings run from 7 to 9 p.m. In addition to monthly speakers, we have a monthly raffle, yearly bus trip and a plant sale in May. Drop in fee $3. Yearly memberships $20 per person or $30 per family. So if you love to garden, come and join us, and meet other great gardeners. For more information phone Lynne at 604-576-6338.

 

Are you Gay, Bi-sexual or just not sure?

HOMINUM Fraser Valley is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. We meet on the last Friday of every month. For information and meeting location, call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9760

 

Surrey Square Wheelers

Come square dancing every Tuesday and Wednesday with the Surrey Square Wheelers, from 7-10 p.m. at Brookswood Senior Centre, 19899 36 Avenue, Langley. Tuesdays: Plus level ‘teach’ and ‘review’. Cost is $6. Wednesdays: Beginner level ‘teach’, alternating with mainstream level dancing. Cost is $5. Contact Jerry at 604-838-8821 for more information, or visit http://surrey.squaredance.bc.ca.

 

Cloverdale Toastmasters

Toastmasters international is a non-profit organization that helps people develop public speaking, organizational and communication skills, and leadership training. Overcome your fears of public speaking. Learn how to communicate effectively. We are a fun and encouraging group that can help. Meetings are 7:15-9:15 p.m. every Wednesday at Clayton Heights Secondary, 188 St. and 70 Ave. For more info, visit cloverdale.toastmastersclubs.org.

 

Old Time Dance

Sunnyside Hall, corner of 18th Ave at 154 Street in South Surrey. Live music. All seniors welcome. At 1 p.m. every Monday from Labour Day to the end of June. For more information, call 604-538-5657 or 604-575-8236.

 

The Surrey Historical Society meets at 10 a.m. at the Surrey Archives on the second Saturday of most months. You are welcome to hear our speakers and share your knowledge. Membership is $10/year. For details, call John at 778-294-1515.

 

South Surrey Soul Sisters

The newly formed South Surrey Soul Sisters meet the third Thursday of the month. We are working, under the auspices of the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support the African grandmothers who are raising an estimated 14 million orphaned children. Please come and join us – all welcome – you do not have to be a grandmother. Info: claremar@shaw.ca.

 

Parkinson’s Caregiver Group in Langley

Parkinson Society British Columbia offers a peer support group for individuals affected by Parkinson’s disease, including caregivers, families and loved ones. The group meets on the third Friday of the month, from 1-3 p.m., at Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Cresc., Langley. The group offers an exchange of information along with resources, support, tips for self-care and more. Come and share your story. For more information call 1-800-668-3330, 604-662-3240 or email info@parkinson.bc.ca.

 

 

Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild

We meet Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 17710  56A Ave., Surrey. Phone (604) 592-6950. Free tea and coffee. Teach, mentor and promote Fibre Arts knowledge. Visitors welcome.

 

Cloverdale Carvers Club

The Cloverdale Carvers Club is a small group of male and female woodcarvers from all walks of life. From beginners to advanced. The club meets from September to June Tuesday evenings at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School, 6151 180 Street from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. The woodwork shop is in the back of the school. Call Jim at 604-575-7969 for more information.

 

Enjoy Gardening?

The Cloverdale Garden Club meets on the second Thursday of each month from Sept. to June at Clayton Community Hall, 18513 70 Avenue from 7-9 p.m. Monthly guest speakers, field trips, raffle, etc. For more information, email cloverdalegardenclub@gmail.com.

 

Surrey Little Theatre

The Surrey Little Theatre invites you to get involved in the fun, whether as a volunteer or patron, there’s something for everyone at “the little theatre that could.” Email brigitte.seib@surreylittletheatre.com for more information.

 

Parkinson’s Self Help support group

In Surrey, White Rock and Langley for people with Parkinson’s, their family and friends. The groups provide an atmosphere of mutual trust for sharing tips and strategies for living a full life with Parkinson’s. Volunteers needed. Contact Robbin at the Parkinson Society of B.C., rjeffereys@parkinson.bc.cca or 604-668-3330.

 

TOPS Take off Pounds Sensibly — A non-profit weight loss support group. For information about TOPS in the Langley/Cloverdale area phone Lynda at 604-856-8014.

 

Stamp Club Seniors interested in stamp collecting are invited to join the Cloverdale Seniors’ Stamp Club. Meet second and fourth Monday of month at 1 p.m. Info. John at 604-574-3182.

 

Surrey Newcomers and Friends

Meet for coffee and a chat, dinner out, cards, crafts, luncheons and other social activities. The club welcomes women of all ages and cultures. Come out and meet new people and make friends. For more details call Barb at 604-951-4948, e-mail to Surreynewcomers@hotmail.com or visit surreynewcomers.weebly.com

 

Square Dance lessons

Beginners welcome through October. Wednesdays at 7 p.m., in Brookswood Seniors Centre, 19899 36 Avenue, Langley. Modern music, casual dress. First three lessons are free. Call 604-2199359 or jamonce@shaw.ca.

 

 

The Versatiles

As seniors, entertaining our community and giving back is part of what we do. We need some new blood in the group and Cloverdale is our base of operations. Give us a call at 604-613-3116 or drop in to the Cloverdale Legion any Monday at 12 noon and ask for Susie. Having fun is our priority, come see us and find out what we are all about. Our oldest member is 90 and trying for 100.