Hominum Fraser Valley Chapter
HOMINUM Fraser Valley Chapter 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, Dec. 30. For information and meeting location, call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9760.
Sword in the Stone
Ellie King’s Sword in the Stone, a traditional British Panto at its unruly best. Dec. 15 to 31 at the Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Ave., Surrey. Evenings 7 p.m. and matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets 604-501-5566 or visit www.arts.surrey.ca.
Carol’s Polynesian Dance Studio invites you to come out and support our dance group as we host a movie matinee, Chipwrecked, at the Clova Cinema, Friday, Dec. 30 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. To purchase in advance call Carol Antonsen 778-808-8591 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring your own container and you can get popcorn and pop for $2.50 each! Check out our website at www.hulainbc.com.
Langley Community Chorus Call Out to Singers
Registration for the spring season will be held on one night only, on Jan. 4, at 6:30 p.m., at the Langley Community Music School, 4899 107 St., Langley. Regular rehearsal follows at 7:30 p.m. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:30 -9:30 p.m. and are led by our music director, Anita Comba. No audition is necessary. New members (esp. tenors and bass) are welcome. Please come early. Fees are $70 membership and $50 refundable music deposit. Info at www.langleychorus.org.
Surrey 4-H Needle Craft Club
Meetings on the second Tuesday each month, January thru June and September to November. Introduction and registration, Thursday, January 5. Contact Linda Stromberg at email@example.com or 604-575-2700.
Old Time Dance
Hosted by the Surrey Old Time Fiddlers, Thursday, Jan. 5 at Clayton Hall, 18513 70 Ave., Surrey. (One half block north of Fraser Hwy on 184 St.) From 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission $3. For more information call 604-576-1066 or 604-538-3363.
Tree Chip and Bottle Drive
Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary hosts its annual tree chip and bottle drive Saturday, Jan. 7 and Sunday, Jan. 8, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the school, 6151 180 Street. Bring your Christmas tree and empty beverage containers and help support music students. The event is a joint project of the Cloverdale Youth Concert Band Association and the LTS music department.
Christmas tree chipping and bottle drive
The Dry Grad committee at Clayton Heights Secondary is holding a tree chipping/bottle drive Saturday, Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. by donation. At 7003 188 St. in the school parking lot.
Days of the Dead
How do you remember your ancestors? Inspired by the Latin American celebration Day of the Dead, Surrey students have looked deep into their own backgrounds to produce visual pieces that offer profound insight into how those living in Surrey today can relate through remembrance and respect. Presented in partnership with School District 36 to Dec. 23.
How you found out about your parents’ divorce
Family therapist Vikki Stark is conducting a study of the impact on children of how they learned about their parents’ divorce. If you are an adult who was a chlid/teen when your parents got divorced or are currently a child or teen of divorce, help kids in the future through your participation. Visit http://SurveyMonkey.com/s/ChildDivorceStudy to access the questionnaire online.
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.
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.
The Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. If you are interested in learning more about this challenging and rewarding opportunity, visit our website at www.options.bc.ca and follow the link for the Crisis Line. Next training starts soon.
Be a Heritage School Program Volunteer
Are you interested in history? Do you like working with children? The Surrey Museum needs volunteers to lead programs for elementary students on Surrey’s history and First Nations culture. Full training provided. Orientation is in September and October. For more information and to register for orientation please call 604-502-6461.
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 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Clayton Heights Secondary, 188 St. and 70 Ave. For more info, visit http://cloverdale.toastmastersclubs.org or call Evelyn at 604-842-8005.
The Oneness Gogos of White Rock/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 upstairs at White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave. Newcomers welcome. Our Christmas party is Nov. 28. Please bring finger food only. Short meeting to follow. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Interested in gardening?
Why not join the South Surrey Garden Club? Spring is here. Visitors welcome; $3 drop in fee credited to annual membership of $20. We meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at St. Marks Anglican Church at 12953 20 Ave. Guest speakers, field trips, workshops. Call David at 604-533-1142 or email email@example.com
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? Contact Overeaters Anonymous. No fees, no dues, no weigh-ins, no diets. We are a fellowship. Meetings every Thursday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Cloverdale United Church basement, 17575 58A Ave. Cloverdale.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Silvertone singers are a group of men and women 55 and older. We will reconvene on the second floor of the Cloverdale Recreation Centre Thursday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. Practices continue every Thursday from September to June. You may have already heard us sing as we perform in the community several times a year. Come on out and enjoy singing and socializing with a great group of people. If you require more information, please phone our capable director Marli at 604-574-0962.
Look good and feel confident on any dance floor, even if you’ve never danced before. Learn the two-step, jive, waltz, triple time, cha cha, and more every Friday night from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cloverdale Legion Branch 6. Starting April 1. For singles or couples. No charge. Bring your feet and a desire to dance.
Bowl for the Animals
Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to midnight and Sundays from noon to 3 p.m. at the Xcalibur Bowling Centre 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. email@example.com
Hominum Fraser Valley Chapter
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. We meet on the last Friday of the month. For information and meeting location call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.
Wonderful Widows and Widowers Club
Wonderful Widows and Widowers Club meets every other Saturday night. Come out and have fun. Lots of activities. For more information, call Trudy at 604-574-7103.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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., email@example.com 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 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, 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 www.LLLC.ca.
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 Surreynewcomers@hotmail.com or visit surreynewcomers.weebly.com