CALENDAR: Cats! Discomania! History! St. Paddy’s and more!

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Cat Show

Cat Fanciers of B.C. present the Cat Show at the Cloverdale Show Barn March 11 to 13. TLC Cat Rescue will be onsite with lovely cats who need homes, meet breeders and other cat lovers, and many vendors will be selling items for cats and cat lovers. Admission $6 adults, $3 seniors, $2 kids 6-12 and under six is free. Collecting donations for the Surrey Food Bank. Bring one or more cans of food and get $1 off adult admission. Visit www.cfofbc.org/catshow.

 

Discomania!

The Cloverdale Skating Club presents its 2011 Winter Carnival at the Cloverdale Arena. March 11 at 7 p.m., Saturday March 12 at 2 p.m. and an evening show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 per person. For more information please visit our website at www.cloverdaleskatingclub.ca or call 604-604-574-2774.

 

Surrey Historical Society

The Surrey Historical Society welcomes all to their regular monthly meeting at the Surrey Archives Building, next to the Surrey Museum, on No. 10 Hwy in Cloverdale, Saturday, March 12 at 10 a.m. Guest speaker is Ms. Joan Parolin. Topic: Tynehead Memories.

 

Concert

Bluegrass – Viper Central.  Tickets $15 members, $12.50 non-members. March 12 at 8 p.m. Elks Hall, White Rock, 1469 George St. Call 604-538-4016 or email whiterockelks431@shaw.ca.

 

St. Patrick’s dinner

Cloverdale Legion Branch 6 March 17. With performances by Irish Dance Academy and Hong Kong Cowboy. From 5:30-11:30 p.m. Dinner is Irish stew, salad and bun. Tickets $8.50, available at the branch.

 

Western Rails Railroadiana Show

Presented by the West Coast Railway Association Sunday, March 20 at the Cameron Recreation complex, 9523 Cameron St., Burnaby, behind Lougheed Town Centre. Vendors, models, collectors lanterns, buttons, china, telegraph equipment, plus see operating model layouts. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets $3 adults, $2 youth and seniors.

 

Artswest’s Multimedia Art Show

March 1-31 at the Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 72 Ave., Surrey. Gallery hours Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Artists in attendance on weekends. Featuring realist and abstract works in oils, watercolour, acrylic and graphite.

 

Easter Egg workshops

The Ukrainian Women’s Association Surrey branch hosts a pysanka workshop at the Ukrainian Orthodox Centre, at 13512 108 Ave. March 2, 10, 17, 24 and 31, from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring your kistkas. Eggs, wax and dyes will be provided. Fee is $13 per session. Pre register by calling Shirley at 604-596-2048.

 

Singles Dance

Thursday, March 24, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Elks Hall, White Rock. Tickets $10. Music by Brian Zalo. whiterockelks431.shaw.ca or 604-538-4016.

 

Support group

The Hominum Fraser Valley Chapter is a support and discussion group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. Our next meeting is March 25 at 7:30 p.m. For information and meeting location call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.

 

Stretch of the Road

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s annual Fine Arts exhibition, March 25 to 31 at the Cloverdale Campus (Monday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Exhibition party March 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. Celebrate the official opening of the new Cloverdale Fine Arts space. Everyone welcome. www.kwantlen.ca/fine-arts

Treasure Market Place

Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152 St. Antiques, collectibles, new and gently-used items. Gail Pirie, certified appraiser from the CBC’s Antiques Road Show, will be on hand to do verbal appraisals. Vendors wanted, tables are $25. For more information, contact Val Barker at 604-583-2944 or v_bar@yahoo.com

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s White Rock office is looking for office volunteers and support group facilitators. A commitment of 2-4 hours weekly or bi-weekly over a one year time period is required. Training is provided. Contact Avalon for more information: 604-541-0606 or email: Atournier@alzheimerbc.org. To learn more about our organization please visit our website: www.alzheimerbc.org

 

Recruiting volunteers

The Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people experiencing emotional distress. Extensive training and ongoing support provided. Info packages at Options Community Services 9815 140 Street, Surrey or email claudiak@scss.ca Next training starts soon.

 

Join us

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.

 

Activate Your Voice!

Don’t just sing in the car or the shower? Share your voice with the world! The Maple Leaf Singers invite you to join our unique show chorus for our 2011 season. No matter where you live, in or beyond Metro Vancouver, you’ll enjoy meeting and practicing with enthusiastic singers from all over and performing at a variety of events. We are particularly looking for first soprano, baritone, and bass voices, but all are welcome to audition.  Call Anne Baird at 604-922-9827 or email information@maple-leaf-singers.com. Learn more about The Maple Leaf Singers at www.maple-leaf-singers.com

 

ONGOING

Bowl for the Animals

Have fun bowling and eat a veggie/vegan meal while you help animals in need. Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to midnight and Sundays from noon to 3 p.m. are fundraiser bowling days/nights for the Campaigns Against the Cruelty to Animals. A $20 package includes two games, shoes (non vegan), and a meal. You must call ahead one or two days in advance to reserve a lane and say you’re bowling for CATCA: 604-580-2600. At Xcalibur Bowling Centre at 12350 Patullo Place, Surrey. ericka@catcahelpanimals.org

 

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. The next meeting is March 10. Monthly guest speakers, field trips, raffle, etc. For further information please call Linda at 604-539-0068.

 

Do you eat when you’re not hungry?

One bite is never enough? Do you go on eating binges? Is your weight affecting your life? Contact Overeaters Anonymous. You are welcome. No fees, no dues, no weigh-ins, no diets. We are a fellowship. Meetings every Thursday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Cloverdale United Church, 17575 58A Ave.

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