Cloverdale calendar: Old Time Dances, Christmas Sales, Santa parade and more

The Cloverdale Reporter's community events listings for the week of Dec. 3, 2015

EVENTS

Ladies’ Night Out

The Cloverdale BIA presents Ladies’ Night Out, Thursday, Dec. 3 from 5-9 p.m. on 176 Street in downtown Cloverdale. Shop, wine, dine and have fun. Follow the red and white balloons. Win a grand prize basket.

Old Time Dance

Surrey Old Time Fiddlers present an old time dance, Thursday, Dec. 3 at Clayton Hall, 18513 70 Avenue, located 1/2-block north of Fraser Highway on 184 Street. From 7:30-10 p.m. Admission $4. For more information call: 604-576-1066.

Food Drive for the Cloverdale Christmas Hamper program

Friday, Dec. 4 at Hillcrest Village Mall, 18710 Fraser Hwy, 2:30-8 p.m.  Donation suggestions: non perishable food items (canned vegetables and fruit, soup, crackers canned meat or fish, condiments, pasta, rice); grocery and food gift cards; toiletries and personal care items; new gloves, socks and scarves; new, unwrapped children’s toys and gifts (ages newborn to 12 years); mall/store gift cards for youth ages 13-17). Donations of cash are also needed. Call 604-574-4001 ext 107 or email CloverdaleChristmashampers@gmail.com. Hosted by Save On Foods, Cloverdale/Port Kells Surrey RCMP, Pacific Community Church, City of Surrey and HIllcrest Mall.

Cloverdale Christmas Stop & Shop

Over $500 in door prizes, 30+ vendors and crafters, 50/50 draws, face painting, Santa and kids craft corner, food. This is a fundraiser for Cloverdale Christian School. At 5950 179 Street., Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Let it Show

Susie Francis and the Versatiles present A Christmas Gift: Let it Show, Sunday, Dec. 6 at the Cloverdale Legion Branch 6, by donation. Show is at 2 p.m.

10th annual Surrey Santa Parade

Sunday, Dec. 6 starting at 5 p.m. Two parades in one! This is Surrey’s largest evening Santa Parade. Part one is parade of lighted trucks and big rigs, followed by a traditional community parade, from horse-drawn carriages and vintage vehicles, to dance groups, clubs, mascots and more. The parade supports two charities – the Surrey Food Bank and Surrey Christmas Bureau. Spectators are asked to bring along a donation. People will be collecting items and cash donations all along the parade route. There’s an entertainment zone at Hawthorne Square (176 Street and 57A Ave.) with vendors. The parade starts at the corner of 176A Street and 60 Avenue, heading east to 177B Street, then south to 58 Avenue, and west to 176 Street, ending at Highway 10. Organized by the Cloverdale BIA and Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce with the support of a host of parade sponsors.

Community Donation Drop-off

Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary invites the public to support the Cloverdale Christmas Hamper Program by dropping off donations of non-perishable food items, children’s gifts, cash and gift certificates from 2:45-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 6151 180 Street. Free hot chocolate, Christmas music and help unloading your donations.

Historic Stewart Farm Christmas Open House

Relieve modern day Christmas stress and harken back to pioneer days at the Christmas open house, Saturday, Dec. 12 from noon to 4 p.m. at Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Road, South Surrey. Free, all ages. Explore the grounds and warm farmhouse, check out the pioneer decor and vintage decorations, listen to classic carols, sample woodstove baked cookies, figgy pudding and hot apple cider, make popcorn strings and pomanders, create seasonal crafts in Stewart Hall. The farm’s Evening Carol Sing runs from 6:30-8 p.m., and from 7-8:30 p.m. Register at 604592-6956. Ages six and up.

 

 

 

Country carols

Christmas cheer will be celebrated at Hazelmere United Church next month at a sing-along holiday event. Carols in the Country is set to take place Dec. 13 at the church, located at 1614 184 Street, with performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $10 and children are free. Refreshments will be offered following both concerts. For more, call 604-535-0543.

18th annual Winter Ice Palace

The Cloverdale Arena, 6090 176 Street, will be transformed into the Winter Ice Palace again, over winter break. Come and join in the fun. This is a very popular event that the whole family can enjoy. Admission is $4:50, but skate and helmet rentals are additional. Open Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Call 604-502-6410. Opening Friday, Dec. 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and running daily (hours vary) to Sunday, Jan. 3.

 

Surrey Firefighters Tree Chip

Surrey Firefighters present a tree chip Saturday, Jan. 6, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in two locations: Surrey Fire Hall 8 (Cloverdale) at 1752 57 Ave., and at Newton Athletic Park, 7395 128 Street. All proceeds go to the Surrey Firefighters Charitable Foundation; 100 per cent of all money is used for programs within the City of Surrey.

 

Cloverdale Better at Home

Do you need help with cleaning your house or going out grocery shopping? Do you need some assistance raking the leaves and preparing your yard for winter? The Cloverdale Better at Home program is here to help seniors stay independent in their home. For more information please call 604-536-9348.

CLUBS/GROUPS

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.

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.