Cloverdale events: laughter yoga, Old Time fiddlers, stamp club and more!

The Cloverdale Reporter's complete, unabridged community calendar listings for the week of Dec. 12, 2013.

Garlands and strings of Christmas lights decorate a lamp in downtown Cloverdale.

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EVENTS

Valley Women’s Network

Join us for a meeting and luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sunrise Banquet and Conference Centre, 188 Street and Highway 10 in Cloverdale. Karen Pedersen the laughter yoga therapist will be giving you ways of getting through the holiday season with your sanity intact. For ages 19 and up. Contact vwnlangcoordinator@gmail.com or call 604-530-7304.

 

Old Time Dance

The Surrey Old Time Fiddlers host an Old Time Dance, Thursday, Jan. 2 at Clayton Hall, 18513 70 Avenue (1/2 block north of Fraser Hwy on 184 Street). From 7:30-10:30 p.m., admission $3. For more info, call 604-576-1066 or 604-538-3363.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

 

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 jen@preventcrime.ca

 

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 jen@preventcrime.ca.

 

CLUBS/GROUPS

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 Lions Club

The Cloverdale Lions Club is looking for new members. Past and ongoing projects include sponsoring three senior citizen buildings, Cloverdale Minor Baseball, Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School bursaries, Timmy’s telethon, the Surrey Memorial Hospital Children’s Cancer Clinic and more. We also help out at the Blueberry Festival Cloverdale Rodeo, Halloween Costume Parade and the Christmas parade. 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 third 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.

 

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 gmcdavis@hotmail.com.

 

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.

 

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. Our members are looking to have the museum open to the general public on Saturday’s 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: bcvintagetruckmuseum@shaw.ca or visit our website at www.bcvintagetruckmuseum.org.

 

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 onenessgogos@gmail.com.

 

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 7:15-9:15 p.m. every Wednesday at Clayton Heights Secondary, 188 St. and 70 Ave. For more info, visit cloverdale.toastmastersclubs.org.

 

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: claremar@shaw.ca.

 

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 brigitte.seib@surreylittletheatre.com 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 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

 

 

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