Cloverdale events calendar

Cloverdale's community events listings, updated for the week of Aug. 18, 2011.


Book sale

Gently used books (children’s and adult titles just $0.50 each) Thursday, August 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In support of SOS Children’s Village B.C. At 102-5830 176A Street, Surrey. Call 604-574-2964 for more information or visit


Support Group meets

Hominem 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 Friday, Aug. 26. For information and meeting location, call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.


Make a Difference… Zumba

With Ronelle Rood. Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Delview Secondary School, 911 116 Street, Delta, B.C. Proceeds supporting SOS Children’s Village BC. Minimum donation of $7. For ages 15 years and over. Register by calling 604-574-2964 or email


Old Time Dance

Clayton Hall, 18513 70 Ave., Surrey. A half-block north of Fraser Highway on 184 Street. Hosted by the Surrey Old Time Fiddlers, Thursday, Sept. 1, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission $3. For more information call 604-576-1066.


Valley Women’s Network-Evening chapter dinner meeting

Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sunrise Banquet & Conference Centre, 188 Street and Highway 10 in Cloverdale Reservations: We will be celebrating our 30-year anniversary. Visit for more information.


Harness racing open house

Barn tours Saturday, Sept. 24 at Fraser Downs. Come on out and meet your favourite horse and driver. Free. Located at the 17740 62 Ave. horse barns at Fraser Downs across from the Agriplex. Backstretch opens 9:30 a.m., followed by the qualifying races at 10 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Backstretch closes at 2 p.m.




Call out to singers

The Langley Community Chorus begins their Fall/Christmas season Wednesday, Sept. 7. Registration is at 6:30 to 7:20 p.m., followed by the first rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. All Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass voices are welcome and there is no audition. Join us for our combined meet ‘n greet and registration night at the Langley Community Music School, 4899 207 Street. Our newly appointed music director Anita Comba has promised us another exciting season of interesting choral music. Visit for more information and a link to our membership secretary.



Writing Contest

The Arts Council of Surrey announces a writing contest. All forms of writing are welcomed. Poems: three poems, max 32 lines; fiction: novel selection, chapter, short story, max 3,000 words; Non fiction: articles, blogs, maximum 3,000 words; and plays or screenplays: maximum 30 pages. Deadline is Sept. 1, 2011. Bring or send entries to 13530 72 Ave., Surrey B.C. V3W 2P1, or submit by email to For more info, call 604-594-2400 or


Call for entry

Call for entry for holiday art and fine craft sale, A Real Piece of Work, At Ocean Park Community Hall Nov. 19-20. And for the separate jewelry and accessories show, A Real Gem, Nov. 26-27. Jury for handcrafted work is ongoing. Please email for more info.



Crisis Line volunteers needed

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’re interested in learning more about this challenging and rewarding experience, visit our website at and follow the link for the Crisis Line. Next training starts soon.



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


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? 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:


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

Have fun bowling and eat a veggie/vegan meal while you help animals in need. Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to midnight and Sundays from noon to 3 p.m. 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. 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.


Surrey Historical Society

The Surrey Historical Society meets every second Saturday of the month during September, October and November. There is a break over Christmas and meetings resume during February, March, April and May. The meeting is held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the lower hall of the Surrey Archives. Enter via the east ground floor door. Park at the Surrey Museum and Walk over.


Cloverdale Toastmasters

Overcome your fears of public speaking and learn how to communicate effectively. We’re a fun and encouraging club that can help. We meet Wednesdays from 7:30 -9:30 p.m. at Clayton Heights Secondary. Regular meetings start in September. For more info call Kai at 604-897-2003 or visit


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


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