Cloverdale Calendar: Outdoor movie nights, fibre craft fest, exotic animals and more

The Cloverdale Community Calendar for the week of Aug. 1 and beyond.

Have a wild time at Urban Safari's upcoming open house and barbecue Aug. 23.

EVENTS

Free Friday Night Movie Nights in Cloverdale

Enjoy outdoor movies under the starts this summer in Cloverdale. Big Hero 6, Aug. 7 (Don Christian Park); Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Aug. 14 (Katzie Elementary); Monsters University, Aug. 21 (Don Christian Park); Finding Nemo, Aug. 28 (Katzie Elementary). Live entertainment and family games starting at 7:30 p.m. Come before sunset and dress warmly. The movie starts at dusk. If it looks like rain, visit the Clayton Youth Services Facebook Page for updates or call Don Christian Recreation Centre at 604-502-6402. Presented by the City of Surrey and sponsored by G&F Financial Group and Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society.

 

Fibre Craft Festival

Join us at the Surrey Museum, and we’ll spin the story of the cloth you wear with this family-friendly, interactive celebration of all things fibre. Get hands-on with looms and spinning wheels, watch spinning, knitting and weaving demonstrations and get crafty with textiles. Saturday, August 15, from 1-4 p.m., all ages, by donation. We’re located at 17710-56A Ave., Surrey. Info: call 604-592-6956 or visit surrey.ca/heritage.

 

Open House and Barbecue

Urban Safari Rescue Society hosts its annual open house and fundraiser Sunday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1395 176 Street, South Surrey. There will be 350 rescued exotic animals to see and learn about – everything from tarantulas to pigs. We will also have a farm animal petting zoo, silent auction, games for kids, an art exhibit, craft vendors, bee beard demos from the folks at Honeybee Centre, and more. This is a family-friendly event, so some out and learn about the work we do caring for unwanted exotic animals and have your own ‘Urban Safari’. Info@urbansafari.ca or call 604-531-1100.

 

Sunday Family Movie

Join us at the Cloverdale Library Sunday, Aug. 30 for ‘Home’, a family-friendly movie presented from 2-4 p.m. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in. Popcorn and drinks provided. Call 604-598-7320 for more information, or visit surreylibraries.ca. Located at 5642 176A Street, Surrey.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 604-574-4680 or 604-574-7417 for more information.

 

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 Jackman at 604-574-3182.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.