On September 19 residents of Surrey are invited to participate in the maintenance of these spaces by signing up for TD Tree Days, a grassroots tree planting program. Held at Royal Heights Park (9797 115a Street) from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., the Surrey planting will see 600 new trees added to the existing green space. For more, visit TDTreeDays.com
Harness racing BC invites you to come and visit the horses and horsemen on Backstretch Day Saturday, Sept. 19 at Fraser Downs Racetrack (17755 60 Ave.) From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tour the barn and meet with our celebrity drivers and trainers and the Standardbred Race Horses. There’s also an opportunity to have a ride in a race-cart with a professional driver. for any questions, email email@example.com or visit www.harnessracingbc.com.
BC Vintage Truck Museum Fall Fundraiser
Sunday, Sept. 20 from noon to 8 p.m. Featuring Steve “Elvis Elite” Elliot. Tickets $20 for a private party fundraiser. Auction, 50/50 draw, door prizes and cash bar. For more information, contact the B.C. Vintage Truck Museum at 604-372-4093, Paul Orazietti (604) 754-2592 or Brian Busby at 604-574-5283.
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.
Cloverdale Terry Fox Run
Celebrating 35 years Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Cloverdale Legion, 17567 57 Ave. Run, walk, bike, or stroll (no rollerblades) 1 km, 5 km, or 10 km routes. Dogs on leash welcome. From 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Entry by donation. Fundraising for cancer research. For more information, visit terryfox.org/run.
Attention Nature Clubbers
Urban Safari Rescue Society’s next session of Nature Club for kids aged 6 to 12 years starts Sept. 20 and we are taking registrations. Nature Club is two hours for seven weeks of animal exploration and learning every Sunday. Each week is different but filled with activity, crafts and games for a relaxed and fun way to learn about animals. JOIN THE FUN! email or call to register: 604-531-1100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
START SEARCHING FOR YOUR FAMILY HISTORY
This series of five three-hour classes addresses each beginning family history researcher’s need for guidance in tracing family history. Participants much be able to commit to attending all five sessions. The sessions are 19+ and cost $100. Sessions take place Sept. 21, Oct. 5 and 19 and Nov. 2 and 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cloverdale Library (5642 176 A St.). For more information email email@example.com or call 604-598-7328.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-5987328.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-862-4432.
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 email@example.com.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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, email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 – 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.bcvintagetruckmuseum.org.
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 email@example.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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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., firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.