CALENDAR: Book sales, Ciinemazoo tours, open mics and more!

The complete, unabridged Cloverdale Community Calendar for the week of Aug. 2, 2012.

You'll find some great deals on used books at SOS Children's Village B.C.'s weekly book sale.

You'll find some great deals on used books at SOS Children's Village B.C.'s weekly book sale.


Used book sales

SOS Children’s Village B.C.’s Cloverdale office is hosting a used book sale every Thursday in July and August, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 102-5830 176A Street, Surrey. The sale moves to the Cloverdale Library Saturday, July 21 and Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; PriceSmart Cloverdale Friday Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Township 7 Winery Sunday, Aug. 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All books are from 50 cents to $3. All funds raised are for programs for foster children and vulnerable youth.


Fraser Downs Racetrack Open House

Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1774 62 Ave. at Fraser Downs, across from the Cloverdale Agriplex. Open to the whole family. Free admission. Come out and meet your favourite horse and driver, barn tours, qualifiers, cart rides on the track, harness demos, craft tables for kids and so much more. Hope to see you all there.


Open house, fundraiser and 25th anniversary

Come help us celebrate 25 years! Urban Safari Rescue Society and Cinemazoo Sunday, Aug. 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free tours, silent auction, petting zoo, Honeybee Centre, wolf display, barbecue, face painting, antique car show and shine, and much more. We’re located at 1395 176 Street, Surrey. For more: 604-299-6963.



Open Mic Music Night

Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at Coventry Wired Monk, 184 Street and 64 Avenue. Singers and musicians welcome. You will have to supply your own instruments. For more information, email, or call 604-575-1043, or 604-671-6521.


Animal Adventure Day Camps

Cinemazoo and Urban Safari Rescue Society offers animal adventure day camps in July and August. Learn about bugs, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. Activities include building bug catchers, bird watching, feeding lizards and frogs, tortoise racing, arts and crafts, rabbit-grooming, watching films about animals and more.The camps run Aug. 6 to 10 (6 to 8-year-olds, and from Aug. 20 to 24 (9 to 12-year-olds). For more information and to register, call 604-299-6963 or email, or visit


Community Safety Volunteers needed

Surrey Crime Prevention Society is recruiting volunteers to tour our communities in Newton, Fleetwood, Downtown Surrey, and Guildford. We are also looking for office volunteers who have marketing, research, analytical, and communications skills.  Being a volunteer in your community will add peace of mind for those who work, live and play in Surrey.  For more information on how you can become a valuable member of our team contact our office at 604-502-8555 or email us at  We look forward to working with you to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for all Surrey residents!


Heritage Garden Volunteers

Help visitors discover Surrey’s agricultural past when you become a volunteer in the Historic Stewart Farm’s heritage flower, herb and vegetable gardens. Heritage garden volunteers plant and care for the gardens organically, and save seed from these old varieties to share with the public. Volunteers must have good basic gardening knowledge. For information call 604-502-6461. Historic Stewart Farm is located at 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey.



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.


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.


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.


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 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 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Clayton Heights Secondary, 188 St. and 70 Ave. For more info, visit or call Evelyn at 604-842-8005.


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.


Oneness GoGos

The Oneness Gogos of White Rock/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 upstairs at White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave. Newcomers welcome. Our next meeting is May 28, at 1 p.m. For more info, email


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.


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


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:


Interested in gardening?

Then why not join South Surrey Garden Club. Visitors are welcome – a $3 fee is charged which may be credited towards an annual membership fee of $20.  The next meeting is on Wednesday, June 27 and our main speaker will be Conway Lum.  The topic will be “European Chafer Beetle Coming to your neighbourhood soon”. The club meets at 7:30 pm every fourth Wednesday (except August and December) at St. Mark’s Anglican Church located at 12953 20 Avenue.  We have a very active and full program with great speakers, field trips and workshops.  For more club information contact Gillian Davis


Parkinson’s Caregiver Group in Langley

Parkinson Society British Columbia is pleased to announce the opening of a special peer support group for Parkinson’s caregivers. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month (starting May 2), from 1:30-3 p.m. At Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Cresc. Langley. Please join us for an exchange of information and resources, support, tips for self-care, and more. Come and share your story. A small donation ($2 or $3) is required to cover room rental costs. For more information call 1-800-668-3330, 604-662-3240 or email


Silvertone singers

The Silvertone singers are a group of men and women 55 and older. We will reconvene on the second floor of the Cloverdale Recreation Centre Thursday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. Practices continue every Thursday from September to June. You may have already heard us sing as we perform in the community several times a year. Come on out and enjoy singing and socializing with a great group of people. If you require more information, please phone our capable director Marli at 604-574-0962.


Wonderful Widows and Widowers Club

Wonderful Widows and Widowers Club meets every other Saturday night. Come out and have fun. Lots of activities. For more information, call Trudy at 604-574-7103.


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 Wood Carving 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.


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 further information please call Linda at 604-539-0068.


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 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.


La Leche League, a breastfeeding support group, meets monthly in the Langley Cloverdale area. For meeting or breastfeeding information call call Marie 778-574-7669 or Heidi 604-574-5812.  Visit


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 or visit