Cloverdale Calendar: ADHD awareness, tips for parents, acapella chorus and more

The complete, unabridged Cloverdale Community Calendar for the week of Oct. 10, 2013.


Parents for Prevention

A presentation on teen substance-use prevention, Thursday, Oct. 10 at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School, 6151 180 Street, at 7 p.m. Topics include prevention and strategies on how to discuss substance use issues with your child. For parents of existing high school students, and parents of children in Grade 6 and 7 to help prepare for their transition to high school. Presented by Surrey School District, Safe Schools.


ADHD Awareness Week book display

At the Cloverdale Library, 5642 176A Street from Oct. 14 to 20, Canadian ADHD Awareness week. For more information, contact Pete Quily at 604-263-6997 or email The Vancouver ADD Support Group has partnered with over 70 Lower Mainland Libraries and bookstores to reach out across 23 cities in the region to educate our communities about ADHD with information tables and book displays. Visit

Lions Gate Chorus

Inspire the Fire

Presented Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. at the Bell Performing Arts Centre, 6250 144 Street, Surrey. Vancouver’s Lions Gate Chorus will be sizzling up the stage with their Inspire the Fire performance, along with special guest quartets Frenzy, Glow and Easy Street. All four groups are bound for international competition in Hawaii this November. See why international audiences have voted them Most Entertaining Chorus. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, children under 10 are free. For more information, visit


The Foursome

A Norm Foster comedy directed by Pat McDermott and presented by Surrey Little Theatre at 7027 184 Street, Surrey. To Oct. 26. Showtimes are Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets available online at, by email at, or by phone: 604-576-8451.


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. Our next meeting is Friday, Oct. 25. For information and meeting location, call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9760.


Halloween Costume Parade

A supervised trick or treat parade visiting local stores Saturday, Oct. 26 starting at Surrey Museum Plaza. Charity barbecue, exotic animal exhibit, activities at the Surrey Museum and more. Registration: noon to 1:45 p.m. Group photo: 2 p.m., and parade starts after that. Prizes awarded by random draw after the groups return to the plaza. Presented by the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce and the Cloverdale Business Improvement Association.


Pumpkin Power

Crafts and activities at the Surrey Museum, 17710 56A Ave. from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. Design your own take-home Jack-o’-Lantern, do crafts, and taste some pie then join in the costume parade. All ages, by donation. For more information call 604-582-6956 or visit


Use your Netsmartz!

Concerned about yoru kids surfing the net? Clicky the Robot teaches kids how to use netsmartz tools to be safer online. For kids aged 5 to 9, Monday, Oct. 28 at the Cloverdale Library, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration: 604-598-7326. Presented by Surrey Libraries in partnership with Surrey RCMP.


Buried in books

White Rock Rotary’s book warehouse is bursting at the seams with great reading materials in all genres: novels, biography, arts, non-fiction, romance, religion, self-help, women’s issues, children’s and youth lit. To liquidate our surplus, we’re planning three super sales at Rotary Field House at Soft Ball City in South Surrey (148 Street between 20 and 24 Avenues.) Sales are Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To find out more visit


Ages & Stages Transition Fair

This fair will provide support and information in several different transition stages that persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families/ caregivers may experience though the school years and entering into adulthood. Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Semiahmoo House Society, 15306 – 24 Ave., Surrey. Free. To register call 604-591-2722 or email:



Family History: A Kitchen Table Approach

Benefit from the expertise of Library Genealogy, Archives and Museum staff in this workshop on how to research your family history. Learn family interview techniques and what can be uncovered in your family papers. Light lunch included. Please pre-register at 604-592-6956. Saturday, November 2 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m., 1 session $15 (16+yrs).



Crafters Wanted

The Cloverdale United Church Craft Fair is Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 17575 58A Avenue in Cloverdale. Crafters wanted: contact Marguerite Cryer at 604-574-5603. Come check out lovely crafts, bake table, books and have lunch. Great fun!


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. Our members are looking to have the museum open to the general public on Saturday’s 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: or visit our website at


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.



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


Singers wanted

Do you like to sing? if so, come and join the Silvertone Singers. It is a Seniors Community Choir and we practice on Thursdays at 1 p.m. at the Cloverdale Rec Centre at 62 Avenue  and 176 Street. We sing a large variety of music and entertain at senior care homes and assisted living homes. Even though we sing our music in parts, we do not hold auditions. Everyone is welcome. Recent research indicates that singing can reduce snoring.  For more information, please call Marli at 604-574-0962.


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


The Wonderful Widows and Widowers Club meets twice a month for fun activities. Call 604-574-7103.


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.


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.


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


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 7:15-9:15 p.m. every Wednesday at Clayton Heights Secondary, 188 St. and 70 Ave. For more info, visit


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.


Historical society

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:


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


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

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

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

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