Honey bees lazily circle lavender in bloom at Hazelgrove Park in June.

Honey bees lazily circle lavender in bloom at Hazelgrove Park in June.

CLOVERDALE CALENDAR: Kids’ swap meet, Tales from the Honeycomb, and Ukrainian Soul Food

The Reporter's complete community calendar listings for the week of Aug. 17

EVENTS

Cloverdale Kids Swap Meet

Saturday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Shannon Hall, 6050 176 Street on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Sell your gently-used kids items and make yourself a profit.  Everything from books, clothing, toys, baby items and so much more. Small businesses are welcome, too. Call 604-533-1970 for more information or email mattie1995@hotmail.com.

 

Discovery Saturday: Tales From the Honeycomb takes place Aug. 20 from 1-4 p.m. at The Surrey Museum, 17710 56A Ave. Sample different types of honey, try on a beekeeper’s suit, make bee crafts and watch a 20-minute presentation on the mysteries of bees. The museum is partnering with The Honeybee Centre for this event. For all ages, admission by donation.

 

Ukrainian Soul Food – Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch will be available on Friday,  Aug 26 at a fundraiser from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the  Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 – 108 Ave, Surrey. Eat-in,  take away, or ready for your freezer. For information, call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.

 

The eighth annual Ride to Conquer Cancer takes place Aug. 27 and 28. The 200-km ride from Cloverdale to Redmond, WA, will support the BC Cancer Foundation and the BC Cancer Agency. To register, visit http://bitly/1Nnea3A

 

Cloverdale Market Days

The Cloverdale Arts and Entertainment Association presents Cloverdale Market Days, Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on 176 Street between 56A Ave. and 58 Ave. Over 80 vendors, sidewalk sales, food trucks, performers, bouncy castles, mini golf and more.

 

Support group

Are you a man who’s 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 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29. For information and meeting location call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.

 

Parkinson SuperWalk

Sunday, Sept. 11 at Bear Creek Park Pavilion, join us for the Parkinson SuperWalk, one of 20 walks taking place in communities across the province in support of the Parkinson Society of B.C. This year our goal is to attract over 2,4000 walkers and raise $440,000 in B.C. Registration: 9 a.m., walk start: 10 a.m. Contact Lucy or Betty at 604-662-3240. The route is approximately 3km. For more information, visit parkinson.bc.ca/superwalk.

 

Valley Women’s Network Evening Chapter

Meeting and buffet dinner, Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m., 5 Star Catering/Sunrise Banquet and Conference Centre, 5640 188 Street, Surrey. Next meeting is Oct. 11. Our Purpose of the Valley Women’s Network is to bring together women from all walks of life for personal and professional growth to initiate contact between women and reduce isolation, to provide a comfortable environment for sharing common career and social concerns and to offer self-development opportunities. Email eveningreservations@valleywomensnetwork.com or call 604-882-3973.

 

Surrey Square Wheelers

The Surrey Square Wheelers dance season will be starting up again on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Our beginners and mainstream group meet on Wednesdays ( 7-10 PM) at the Brookswood Seniors Centre — 19899-36 Ave, Langley. The cost is $5 per night. However, our new dancers receive THREE FREE NIGHTS, so it won’t cost you anything to give us a try. We start right from scratch, so don’t worry if you haven’t square danced before. I hope you will consider joining us!! We have lots of fun!!! We are accepting new dancers until October 15. For more information, email Maureen at mwilson.ssw@gmail.com or phone her at 604-916-0653. Visit our website at http://www.surrey.squaredance.bc.ca/SSW/index.html

Terry Fox Run

The Cloverdale Terry Fox Run is Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. Walk, run, bike, stroll or roll a 1, 5, or 10-km route. Dogs on leash welcome. Meets at the Cloverdale Legion at 17567 57 Avenue. Registration starts at 9 a.m., the run is at 10 a.m. No entry fees. Visit https://www.facebook.com/CloverdaleTerryFoxRun/ or terryfox.ca/terryfoxrun/cloverdale.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Vendors, entertainers, volunteers needed

Vendors, entertainers, volunteers needed for the next Cloverdale Market Day, Saturday, Aug. 27, when 176 Street in downtown Cloverdale is closed from 56A to 58 Avenue, and over 60 vendors and food trucks will line the streets. Be part of this great community event. Email cloverdalemarketdays@gmail.com, or all 778-574-7004. For more information, visit www.cloverdale-ae.ca.

 

Cloverdale Lions Club

The Cloverdale Lions Club is recruiting new members. We’re made up of volunteers like you and are part of the world’s largest service organization, helping the less fortunate and serving our community through pancake breakfasts and more. We have sponsored three senior citizens residences and our other projects include: Timmy’s Telethon, the Diabetes Foundation, the Lion’s Society, Cloverdale Community Police, girls’ soccer, Cloverdale Minor Baseball, Easter Seals, sledge hockey and two Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary bursaries. Meetings every 2nd Thursday of the month. Call 604-574-4680 or 604-574-7417.

 

VENDORS NEEDED

Vendors needed for the Cloverdale Arts and Entertainment Association’s Cloverdale Market Days, held on the last Saturday of the month in June, July, August, and September. We are closing 176 Street between 56A Avenue and 58 Avenue. Featuring arts, entertainment, and food trucks. Email cloverdalemarketdays@gmail.com or call 778-574-7004 for more information.

 

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

 

CLUBS/GROUPS

 

TOPS

TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly – meets at 6:15 p.m. every Wednesday at the Cloverdale Library, 5642 176A Street, Surrey, in the upstairs meeting room. For more information, phone Paula at 604-583-3357.

 

Women’s Probus Club of White Rock and South Surrey

If you are a retired or semi retired woman and have an interest in joining an active social club, search the internet using our club’s name or visit www.probus.org to learn about Probus and to see our newsletter and club activities. We meet at 1:3)W p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month at White Rock Baptist Church, 1657 140 Street, Surrey. Call 604-535-6212 for further information.

 

Al-Anon Support group

Does someone you care about drink too much? You can see what it is doing to them, can you see what it is doing to you? Al-Anon can offer hope and help. We can understand as perhaps few others can.  The group meets Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Cloverdale United Church, 17575 58A Ave., Cloverdale. Ages 19 and up. By donation. For information call 604-688-1716 or visit bcyukon-al-anon.org.

 

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.

 

Support group

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.

 

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.

 

TOPS

TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly – meets at 6:15 p.m. every Wednesday at the Cloverdale Library, 5642 176A Street, Surrey, in the upstairs meeting room. For more information, phone Paula at 604-583-3357.

 

Forget Me Not Family Society

Education, consultation, peer counselling and support to those touched by adoption. The Cloverdale Support Group meets on the second Thursday of the month, at the Cloverdale Library, 5642 165A Street, Surrey, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Open to adoptees, birth/natural parents, and adoptive parents.

 

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 604-535-8264.

 

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.