Cloverdale Calendar: pet pictures with Santa, Christmas craft sales, vintage furniture and more

The Cloverdale Reporter's community events listings for the week of November 27, 2014.

Bring your furry

Bring your furry


Ukrainian Soul Food

Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch will be available at a fundraiser Nov. 28 at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108 Ave., Surrey. Eat in, take away or ready for your freezer. For more information, call 604-531-1923 or call 604-581-0313.


Girl Guides Clover Ridge District Christmas Craft and Bake Sale

Girl Guides of Canada Clover Ridge District host the 4th annual Christmas Craft, Bake Sale and Silent Auction. Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church (Cloverdale Christian School), 5950 179 Street, Surrey. Crafts, baking, silent auction, gift wrapping and concession. Entrance at far right at top of stairs C. Admission $1, includes a door prize ticket.


Christmas pet photos with Santa Claus

Bring your pets and meet Santa Claus Nov. 29 & 30 at Art Knapp Plantland, 4391 King George Hwy, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Create lasting holiday memories. Supporting the Surrey BC SPCA Education and Adoption Centre. A $20 donation per sitting, with proceeds assisting abused, abandoned and neglected animals in Surrey. For more, call 604-574-1711 or email


Vintage and Revamped Furniture Market in Cloverdale

Nov. 29-30 at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Local businesses and home-based entrepreneurs showcase and sell reclaimed, new and modern furnishing at the largest vintage market held twice a year. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All ages, admission $5.


Kids Swap Meet

Saturday, Nov. 29, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Admission $5 and $4 after 12:30 p.m. For more info, call 604-533-1970.


Old Time Dance

Hosted by the Surrey Old Time Fiddlers, Thursday, Dec. 4 at Clayton Hall, 18513 70 Ave., Surrey, 1/2-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.


Pet pictures with Santa

Santa’s coming to Urban Safari Rescue Society! Bring your furry, scaly, fuzzy, large or small animal friend to Urban Safari on Dec. 6 or 7 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for pet pictures with Santa by donation. The photos will be professionally done. All money raised will go toward the care and feeding of 350 rescued exotic animals at Urban Safari Rescue Society, 1395 176 Street, South Surrey. Visit


Surrey’s Santa Parade of Lights in Cloverdale

Sunday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. in the Cloverdale Town Centre. Rain or shine. Presented by the Cloverdale BIA and Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce along with sponsors. Please bring a non-perishable food item or unwrapped toy to the Santa Parade for donation to the Surrey Christmas Bureau and Surrey Food Bank. For info call 604-574-9802 or 604-576-3155. Visit or


Bus trip: local Christmas lights

Monday, Dec. 8 from 6-9:30 p.m. Seniors, join your friends on Surrey’s bus and tour the local neighbourhoods that are all dressed for Christmas. The trip includes transportation and a stop for hot chocolate and a donut. Cost $16 for members, $19 for non members. Meet at Cloverdale Rec Centre, 6188 176 Street. Call 604-218-3350.


Pictures with Santa for Children’s Hospital

Pictures with Santa and enjoy complementary pancake breakfast, including hot chocolate, Dec. 12, 13 and 14. At Mantra Beauty Bar/Kidz Venture, at 17750 65A Ave. Pictures by donation. All proceeds go to B.C. Children’s Hospital.


Cloverdale Seniors Christmas Dinner

Join us for a festive evening and enjoy a delicious traditional turkey dinner followed by musical entertainment with the Frank David Jazz Band, Friday, Dec. 12 at the Cloverdale Rec Centre, 6188 176 Street, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets $20, and must be pre-purchased by noon on Dec. 5. Call 604-598-7960.


Seniors Spice of Life Luncheon

Thursday, Dec. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre. Join us for our Spice of Life luncheon, an afternoon of food, fun and friendship. A seniors support worker will be on hand to answer questions, provide resources and referrals. Lunch is $8. Call Seniors Come Share Society at 604-531-9400.


Surrey’s Health Services.

Photographs and archival records tell the story of Surrey’s health care system in an era before hospitals and the modern system we benefit from today. $10. Ages 16 and up. At the Surrey Archives, 17671 56 Ave., Surrey. Saturday, Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. to noon. Visit for more info.


Great Canadian Christmas Craft Fair

Featuring more than 150 artisans and crafters from the Lower Mainland and B.C. at our showcase at the Showbarn at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Meet the designers and makers, and support local small business. Partial proceeds to the Surrey Food Bank. The first 50 entrants each day receive a free swag bag loaded with goodies. Cost is $5. Kids 12 and under free. Dec. 13 to 14 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)m 17798 62 Avenue.


Discovery Saturday: Very Vintage Christmas

The Surrey Museum presents a Very Vintage Christmas, Saturday, Dec. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. Listen to Bing Crosby and Elvis Presley croon Christmas carols while you play retro holiday games and make vintage decorations. Grab a picture with our very own vintage Santa. Drop in, admission by donation.



Cloverdale Christmas Hamper Program Food Drive

The Cloverdale Christmas Hamper program and partners are holding food drives on Friday, Nov. 28 at Clover Crossing Mall from 1-7 p.m., and Friday, Dec. 5 at Hillcrest Village Mall from 1-7 p.m. Donation suggestions include non perishable food items such as canned vegetables and fruit, soup, crackers, snacks, canned meat or fish, condiments, pasta, and rice. Also grocery and food gift cards; toiletries and personal care items; new gloves, socks and scarves; new, unwrapped children’s toys and gifts (for ages newborn to 12 years); mall or store gift cards for youths aged 13 to 17. Cash donations are also needed. For more information, please call 604-574-4001 ext 107, or email by Save On Foods, Cloverdale Port Kells RCMP Surrey detachment, Pacific Community Church, Hillcrest Village and the City of Surrey.


Speed Watch volunteers needed

Surrey crime Prevention Society is looking for volunteers to support the Speed Watch Program. Volunteers work with a team, tracking vehicles driving at excessive speeds in playgrounds, school zones and high-risk crash sites, and gain valuable experience. Applicants must commit to four, three-hour shifts per month. Contact


Surrey Crime Prevention Society

Are you looking to enhance your resume or gain credible volunteer experience? Surrey Crime Prevention Society is looking for self-motivated individuals to help with projects at our head office. Data entry, research, marketing, fundraising initiatives, enhancing membership, and assisting with administrative tasks. Interested volunteers may contact



Silvertone Singers

If you enjoy singing and would like to join a 55+, fun, no pressure group, come on out to the Cloverdale Rec. Centre on Thursdays at 1 p.m. The Silvertone Singers are looking for new members – especially male voices and sopranos. All shower singers welcome! Call 604-598-7960 for more information.


TOPS Open House

TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly – meets at the Cloverdale Library upstairs meeting room every Wednesday at 7 p.m. 5642 176A St., Surrey. For more information, phone Lynda at 604-856-8014.


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. Our next meeting is Friday, Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. For information and meeting location, call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9760


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.


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 also call Jim at 604 585.6831 or Cheryl at 604.593.8193.


Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a non-profit weight loss support group. In the Cloverdale area, TOPS meets in the Cloverdale Library Wednesday Nights at 6 p.m. Phone Lynda at 604-856-8014 for more information.


Crafter’s Corner meets at the Cloverdale Legion, 17567 57 Avenue, every second Wednesday of the month, at 6 p.m. Bring your own knitting or crocheting and join us. For more information, call



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 604-574-4680 or 604-574-7417 for more information.


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 Jackman at 604-574-3182.


Susie Francis and the Versatiles

On Nov. 23, Susie Francis and The Versatiles present a fundraising concert at the Cloverdale Legion. Doors open at noon, showtime 3 p.m. at the Cloverdale Legion. Tickets $10. Silent auction, live entertainment, door prizes. The kitchen will be open.


Singers wanted

Do you like to sing? if so, come and join the Silvertone Singers. It is a Seniors Community Choir and we practice on Thursdays at 1 p.m. at the Cloverdale Rec Centre. We sing a large variety of music and entertain at senior care homes and assisted living homes. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call Marli at 604-574-0962.


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


The Wonderful Widows and Widowers Club meets twice a month for fun activities. Call 604-574-7103.


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.


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.


B.C. Vintage Truck Museum – Help wanted!

The Surrey Heritage Society is looking for volunteers to help out with the new BC Vintage Truck Museum (6022 176 Street) located on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. The museum is open to the general public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. every week through the year. We will teach you about the history of trucking in B.C. and about the trucks on display in the collection. For more information contact Jim LaBelle at 604-372-4093 or email: or visit our website at


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


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


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. Tuesdays: Plus level ‘teach’ and ‘review’. Cost is $6. Wednesdays: Beginner level ‘teach’, alternating with mainstream level dancing. Cost is $5. Contact Jerry at 604-838-8821 for more information, or visit


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


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.


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.


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


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


Square Dance lessons

Beginners welcome through October. Wednesdays at 7 p.m., in Brookswood Seniors Centre, 19899 36 Avenue, Langley. Modern music, casual dress. First three lessons are free. Call 604-2199359 or