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Cloverdale Calendar: Perogies, old time dances, kids' nature clubs and more

Our complete, unabridged events listings for the week of Sept. 27, 2012.
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Ukrainian Soul Food

Perogies, cabbage rolls and borscht will be available Friday, Sept. 28 at a fundraiser from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108 Ave., Surrey. Eat in, take away or ready for your freezer. Call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.


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. Our next meeting is 7:30 p.m., Friday Sept. 28. For info and meeting location, call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.


Cinemazoo Nature Club

Starting Sunday, Sept. 30 from 1-3 p.m., for six weeks. Taking registrations now: call 604-299-6963. Email Learn about animals, learn about the environment, make crafts, play games, and have fun. At Cinemazoo and Urban Safari Rescue Society, 1395 176 Street, Surrey.


Old Time Dance

The Surrey Old Time Fiddlers host an Old Time Dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at Clayton Hall, located at 18513 70 Ave., Surrey (1/2 block north of Fraser Hwy on 184 St.). Admission $3. For more information call 604-576-1066 or 604-538-3363.




Writing the Suburban World, a symposium on suburban writing and suburban writers. From 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Surrey campus, 12666 72 Avenue. Registration is on-site, and day passes are $15, individual events are $5, and all Kwantlen students can attend for free. For a full list of events and registration information please see: or email:


Attentions crafters

Cloverdale United Church Women are hosting their annual Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cloverdale United Church, 17575 – 58A Avenue, Cloverdale. Tables $25. Call Marguerite Cryer at 604-574-5603.


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.


Square dancing lessons

Introductory square dance lessons are now available at three locations in Surrey, with the Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre joining the Cloverdale Rec Centre and Port Kells Hall in offering this fun-filled activity to the city. Surrey Leisure Services, Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188 176 Street, Surrey, offers square dancing lessons eight Thursdays, starting Oct. 5 (from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.). Info: 604-598-7960 or Surrey Leisure Guide. Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 134358 107A Avenue, Surrey, offers eight Wednesdays (7-9 p.m.), starting Oct. 4. Info: 604-598-5898. Register online: WebReg at, by phone: PhoneReg at 604-501-5100, or register in person. The Surrey Square Wheelers Square Dance Club meets at Port Kells Community Hall, 18918 88 Avenue, Surrey, Wednesday nights from 7 to 10 p.m. Info: 604-809-1703 or


Surrey RCMP Volunteer Positions Available

The Surrey RCMP - Cloverdale/Port Kells Community Police Office is currently recruiting for several volunteer positions. Positions available include Speedwatch, Auto Theft Prevention and Recovery, Office Support and Crime Watch. Volunteers must be 19 years of age or older and be able to pass an R.C.M.P. Security Clearance. If you have four hours a week and would like to help the Surrey RCMP provide a greater service to the community, please consider volunteering. Applications can be picked up from the Surrey RCMP Cloverdale/Port Kells Community Police Office located at 5732 176A St., Surrey. For more information call us at 604-502-6266. For more information visit


Call for Entry

We are pleased to announce a call for entry for our 11th annual holiday art and fine craft sale, A Real Piece of Work, taking place at the Ocean Park Community Hall Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18. We will also host a separate show for jewelry and accessories called A Real Gem Nov. 24 and 25. Jury for handcrafted work is ongoing. Email for more information.


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 and follow the link for the Crisis Line. Next training starts soon!


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.


Community Safety Volunteers needed

Surrey Crime Prevention Society is recruiting volunteers to tour our communities in Newton, Fleetwood, Downtown Surrey, and Guildford. We are also looking for office volunteers who have marketing, research, analytical, and communications skills.  Being a volunteer in your community will add peace of mind for those who work, live and play in Surrey.  For more information on how you can become a valuable member of our team contact our office at 604-502-8555 or email us at  We look forward to working with you to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for all Surrey residents!



Ultimate Frisbee

Come out and play Ultimate Frisbee with the Surrey Ultimate League. Every Sunday to December 16. It's a drop-in format so bring a light and dark shirt and cleats if you have them. Age 15 and up. From beginner to expert – everyone's welcome. Sign up at the field. $25 each or 2/$40 for the entire season.


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 fee of $20. Our next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 26. Guest Tasha Murray will speak on Invasive Plants. The club meets at 7:30 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month, except August and December, at St. Marks Anglican Church at 12953 20 Avenue. we have a very active and full program with great speakers, field trips and workshops. For more call Kathy at 604-250-1745.


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.


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 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Clayton Heights Secondary, 188 St. and 70 Ave. For more info, visit or call Evelyn at 604-842-8005.


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.


Oneness GoGos

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 next meeting is May 28, at 1 p.m. For more info, email


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? 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


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


Silvertone singers

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.


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.


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 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


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