Cloverdale Community Calendar: Gardening, auditions, dances and more!

The Cloverdale Reporter's complete, unabridged community events listings for the week of Jun 7, 2012.

Get growing with the Cloverdale Garden Club.

Get growing with the Cloverdale Garden Club.


Old Time Dance

Hosted by the Surrey Old Time Fiddlers, Thursday, June 7 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. At Clayton Hall, 1/2 block north of Fraser Hwy on 184 Street. Admission $3. For more information call 604-576-01066 or 604-538-3363.


Surrey Historical Society

The Surrey Historical Society hosts its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. June 9 in the downstairs meeting room of the Surrey Archives building, at 17671 56 Avenue, Cloverdale. This week after our regular meeting, our speaker, Fred Pepin, president of the Langley Heritage Society, will give us an update of their society’s recent achievements. Join with us to discover what is happening in your community. For information call 604-576-9734.


Seniors Free Intercultural Showcase

Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. At Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107A Avenue. Come together with other seniors to embrace diversity and share culture. Entertainment, ethnic food, cultural displays. Brought to you by the Surrey Seniors Community Planning Table and DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society. For more information, please contact Shabina at 604-597-0205 ext. 4010.


Surrey Walk for ALS

Help stop ALS in its tracks at the 5th Surrey Walk for ALS. Sunday, June 17 at Bear Creek Park special events area. Family entertainment, kids area, treats and more. Event starts at 10 a.m., walk begins at 11 a.m. Proceeds from the event go to the ALS Society of B.C. to help pay for research and provide support for those living with ALS, a fatal neuromuscular disease.

Register or donate to the Surrey Walk for ALS at


Audition notice

Surrey Little Theatre is holding auditions for Catch Me If You Can, a comedy/mystery presented this fall. Auditions are June 18 and 19 at 7 p.m., at Surrey Little Theatre, 7027 184 Street. Five men (ages 35 to 66) and two women (25 to 55) required. Cold read. Sides from the script will be available in the lobby. Director: Tyler Seib. Contact for more information.


Passionate about gardening?

Join other gardeners at the Cloverdale Garden Club for fun and great gardening information.  We meet on the second Thursday of each month, September to June, at Clayton Community Hall which is on 71 Ave, just off 184th street.  Meetings begin at 7 PM.  The June meeting is on June 14, and is our annual potluck and auction of some great garden items. We have different speakers every month, a plant sale yearly, and a yearly bus trip. The registration fee is $20 per year, or $3 per drop in. We are a very friendly group and welcome all new members. For more info call Lynne at 604 576-6338.



Crisis line

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.


Call for Entry

Organizers announce a call for entry for the 11th annual holiday art and fine craft sale, a Real Piece of Work. The show takes place at Ocean Park Community Hall, Nov. 17-18. Once again, we’ll host a separate show for jewelry and accessories called A Real Gem, Nov. 24-25. Jury for handcrafted work is ongoing. Email for more information.


Interested in gardening?

Then why not join South Surrey Garden Club. Visitors are welcome – a $3 fee is charged which may be credited towards an annual membership fee of $20.  The next meeting is on Wednesday, June 27 and our main speaker will be Conway Lum.  The topic will be “European Chafer Beetle Coming to your neighbourhood soon”. The club meets at 7:30 pm every fourth Wednesday (except August and December) at St. Mark’s Anglican Church located at 12953 20 Avenue.  We have a very active and full program with great speakers, field trips and workshops.  For more club information contact Gillian Davis


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


School Program Volunteers Needed at Historic Stewart Farm

Are you interested in history? Do you like working with children? Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey needs volunteers to lead programs for elementary students on Surrey’s history in a heritage farm setting. Full training provided. For more information and to register for orientation please call 604-502-6461.


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.


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.


Actors/hams wanted

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.


Heritage Garden Volunteers

Help visitors discover Surrey’s agricultural past when you become a volunteer in the Historic Stewart Farm’s heritage flower, herb and vegetable gardens. Heritage garden volunteers plant and care for the gardens organically, and save seed from these old varieties to share with the public. Volunteers must have good basic gardening knowledge. For information call 604-502-6461. Historic Stewart Farm is located at 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey.



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.


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 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.


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:


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.


Dance Lessons

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.


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. Our next meeting is 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27. 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.


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