The Cat Fanciers of B.C. present Lucky Black Cat Affair

The Cat Fanciers of B.C. present Lucky Black Cat Affair

Cloverdale calendar: Cat show, St. Patricks, Spring Break camps and more

The Wednesday, March 9 edition of the Cloverdale Reporter's community calendar listing.

EVENTS

self-publishing seminar

The Langley Writers Guild presents a seminar on March 10 with Craig Shemilt from Island Blue Print Company. It’s on self-publishing via print and email for amateurs and working writers. St. Joseph’s parish hall, 20646 Fraser Highway, Langley, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fee: $20 (lunch included). Register with Carolann at gaard1969@shaw.ca.

 

 

 

St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance

On Saturday, March 12 the White Rock Irish Club hosts a St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance at Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club. Tickets are available by calling Dierdre O’Ruairc at 604-803-0773. The White Rock Irish Club is a social club promoting Irish culture and friendship, and extends a warm hand of welcome to all new Irish coming into the area. The club supports all other Irish clubs in Vancouver and holds some of its events at the Elks Hall in White Rock. For more information, visit www.whiterockirishclub.com.

 

 

 

Cat Show

The Cat Fanciers of B.C. present Lucky Black Cat Affair, a championship and household pet show, March 12 and 13 at  the Pacific Inn Convention Centre, 1160 King George Blvd., in White Rock. Alternative format, two days, and 15 rings. For more information, visit cfofbc.org. Admission  $6 adults, $4 seniors, and children under 12 are free with adult admission.

 

 

 

Seniors Old Time Dance

A Seniors Old Time Dance is held Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. every two weeks with three different bands at the Old Age Pensioners Hall, 3015 273 Street, Aldergrove. Admission is $6. Ukrainian Prairie Band March 19. For more information call 604-575-7970.

 

 

 

Support group

Are you gay, bisexual 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 p.m. Monday, March 28. Info and meeting location, call Art: 604-462-9813 or Don: 604-329-9760.

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Spring Break Camp

Urban Safari Rescue Society is taking registration for its amazing Animal Adventure Spring Break Camp. This five-day camp runs from 1-4 p.m. and offers your child a fun and educational experience they won’t forget. Our camps are filled with learning about animals, animal observations, crafts, and more. Children will learn about habitats, life chains, adaptations, and more. There is some hands on interaction with our animals when it is in the lesson plan. Our camp is lead by an elementary teacher with 25 years experience who is assisted by a trained vet. assistant. Camp size is small and we have a few spaces left. Call or email for information and to register. 604 531-1100  email: info@urbansafari.ca

 

 

 

Old and New – In and Out Sale

Hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary Cloverdale Branch 6 on Saturday, April 30 at the Cloverdale Legion, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tables inside the hall: $15. Outside: $10 (your own table and canopy). Space reservations call Susie at 604-613-3116. Book early! Going fast.

 

 

 

Community Garden plots available

We are getting ready for our fourth season in the Garden of Eatin’. We have plots available in Cloverdale United Church’s Community Garden. Join your community in building welcoming food-growing gardens. For more information or to reserve a plot, please contact Mary Nichol at 604-574-5813.

 

 

 

B.C. Vintage Truck Museum – Help wanted, and New Hours

We’re now open Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Surrey Heritage Society is looking for volunteers to help out with the BC Vintage Truck Museum (6022 176 Street) located on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. The museum is open to the general public on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. year round. The museum is dedicated to preserving the early history of trucking in British Columbia and features a number of freight transportation vehicles ranging in age from 1914 to 1951. For more information contact Jim LaBelle at 604-372-4093 or email: bcvintagetruckmuseum@shaw.ca or visit our website at www.bcvintagetruckmuseum.org.

 

 

 

Crisis Line Volunteers Needed

Fraser Health is recruiting volunteers to help answer calls on its 24-hour crisis line. THe line provides free, immediate and confidential support and intervention, as well as community resources for people in the region experiencing emotional distress. No experience required; extensive training and ongoing support is provided. For more information visit options.bc.ca and click on crisis line link on the right, or email crisisline@options.bc.ca

 

 

 

Attention seniors

Are you a senior who could use some help with grocery shopping? The Cloverdale Better at Home program is now offering accompanied grocery shopping services for seniors. Call us for more information and to sign up for this program. Call 604-536-9348 or email info-referral@comeshare.ca

 

 

 

Family history research

Surrey Libraries’ Cloverdale branch, 5642 176A St., has one of the largest Canadian family history collections in the country. Call 604-598-7327 or email familyhistory@surrey.ca for more information about our extensive resources, programs and expertise.

 

 

 

Volunteers needed

Cloverdale Better at Home is looking for Volunteers to take senior clients out grocery shopping once or twice a month. Mileage paid. For more information, info-referral@comeshare.ca or call 604-531-9400, Ext. 204.

 

 

 

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

Interested in gardening?

Why not join the South Surrey Garden Club? Visitors welcome: a $3 drop in fee may be credited towards an annual membership of $20.  The club meets at 7:30 p.m. every fourth Wednesday except August and December at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 12953 20 Ave. We have a very active and full program with great speakers, field trips and workshops. For more information, call Kathy at 604-250-1745.

 

 

 

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.  For information and meeting location, call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.

 

 

 

South Surrey Garden Club

Interested in gardening? Why not join the South Surrey Garden Club? Visitors welcome: a $3 drop in fee may be credited towards an annual membership of $20.  The club meets at 7:30 p.m. every fourth Wednesday except August and December at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 12953 20 Ave. We have a very active and full program with great speakers, field trips and workshops. For more information, call Kathy at 604-250-1745.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Parkinson’s Support 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.

 

 

 

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 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.

 

 

 

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. For more information: 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.

 

 

 

Surrey 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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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 604-575-7968 for more information.

 

 

 

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 or visit surreylittletheatre.com.

 

 

 

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.