Cloverdale Calendar: Learn Jr. Zoo Keeping, Harvest giveaway and more

The Reporter's Community Calendar listings for the week of Oct. 12

Participants in a Junior Zoo Keeping course at are helping this tortoise keep its shell in good condition.

EVENTS

Fall Harvest Festival

Join us for our last farmers market of the season by celebrating our fall festival. Special guests from the City and Township of Langley, and fun events, including an apple pie bake off. From noon to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Kwantlen Campus Langley, 20901 Langley Bypass. All ages, free.

 

CARP AGM

Thursday, Oct. 13 with guest speaker Sean Millington, former BC Lions player and Grey Cup MVP. Registration at 6:30 p.m. White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Ave., White Rock. Free. RSVP Denice 604-538-5778.

 

Harvest Giveaway

Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at rear of Zion Lutheran Church, 5950 179 Street, Cloverdale. A $1 admission will be covered by the church. Free clothes, toys, linen, books, footwear, diapers, personal and small household items for those in need, male/female, baby to adult.

 

The Cloverdale Antique and Collectible Show

It’s on Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cloverdale Show Barn, 6050 176 St. Postcards, coins, antique furniture, collectable toys, militaria and more. Admission is $5. Early birds welcome at 8 a.m. for $10 admission. For more information, visit facebook.com/Cloverdaleantiquesandcollectables/

 

The Pacific Pet Expo

On Oct. 15 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cloverdale Agriplex, 6050 176 St. This family- and dog-friendly event includes activities for kids, speakers, shopping and a cutest-pet contest. Admission is $10 for $5 for kids. For more, visit pacificpetexpo.com

 

Fall Sale

The Surrey Covenant Reformed Church hosts its annual fall sale Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Look for homemade raisin breads, cake loaves, cookies, pies, jams, used merchandise, crafts, books and toys. Plus plants and more. Come for lunch 11-12 noon. Free coffee. They’re located at 17400 60 Ave., in Cloverdale. Entrance at the back of the building.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Urban Safari Rescue Society is taking registration for the Junior Zoo Keeping course for youth aged 13 to 17 years. This one-of-a kind course will teach your teen how to care for animals of all kinds. They will explore careers working with animals. They will learn about rescue groups, zoos, and conservation efforts and why they exist and many more topics are covered in this eight-week course. The course begins Oct. 15 and runs every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Urban Safari in South Surrey. For information visit www.urbansafari.ca or call 604-531-1100.

 

Surrey Square Wheelers

The Surrey Square Wheelers dance season has started up. Our beginners and mainstream group meet on Wednesdays ( from 7-10 p.m.) at the Brookswood Seniors Centre at 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

Versatile performers needed

The Society of Versatile Entertainers is back for another season of fun in Cloverdale.  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.

 

Crafters needed

Annual Cloverdale United Church Craft Fair Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 17575 58A Ave., Cloverdale. Crafters needed, $25 per table. Please leave a message at cloverdalehazelmereuc@telus.net or call 604-574-5813.

 

Blood Cancer Education and Support Meetings

Hear a variety of speakers and meet others affected by leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood cancers. Held the first Tuesday of the month, from 7-8:30 p.m. At various locations around Metro Vancouver. Contact Sharon Paulse for more information at sharon.paulse@lls.org or call 604-733-2873.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

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