Cloverdale calendar: perogies, concerts, family history and more

The Nov. 25 edition of the Cloverdale Reporter's community calendar events listings

Ukrainian Soul Food

Perogies, cabbage rolls, and borsch available Friday, Nov. 27 at a fundraiser at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108 Ave., Surrey, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Eat in, take away or ready for your freezer. For information call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.

 

 

 

35th annual Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild Fall Open House and Sale

The Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild are holding their annual event Sunday, Nov. 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Whonnock Lake Centre in Maple Ridge. Featuring quality handwoven, knitted, felted and handspun articles for sale, including clothing, linens, baskets, accessories, holiday decorations and home decor items, along with guest artists with ironwork, pottery, wood turning, jewelry and glass. Admission is free. For information, visit whonnockweaversandspinners.org.

 

 

 

WinterSong: A Celebration of the Season

The choir presents afternoon performances of Wintersong: a Celebration of the Season. Saturday, Nov. 28 at United Churches of Langley (Sharon United), located 21562 Old Yale Road, Langley, followed by Sunday, Nov. 29 at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, 3025 64 Street in Aldergrove. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and free for children 12 and under. Available at the door 30 minutes before the concert. All performances are at 3 p.m.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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, from 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. For more information call 604-574-4001 ext 107 or email cloverdale Christmashampers@gmail.com. Hosted by Save On Foods, Cloverdale/Port Kells Surrey RCMP Detachment, 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. To enter, visit cloverdalebia.com. Application deadline is Nov. 28. Call 604-574-9802 or 604-576-3155 for more information.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 us at 604-536-9348.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

ONGOING

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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.