EVENTS CALENDAR: Gardening, famine relief, Zumbathons and more!

Cloverdale Community events listings for the week of Jan. 12, 2012.


Cloverdale Gardening Club

The Cloverdale Gardening club is having its January meeting on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., at Clayton Community Hall, 18513  70 Ave.  We have great speakers every month, a yearly bus trip, an annual auction and many more fun events. Join other keen gardeners, and come and have some fun. Membership is $20 per year, or $3 per month for drop-in. For more info, call Lynne at (604) 576-6338.


Photos for Famine Relief

Raising funds to help feed starving people in the Horn of Africa will be holding a Gallery Exhibit of six award-winning photographers, Jan. 14 at Morgan Creek Golf Club, 3500 Morgan Creek Way, Surrey. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Finger foods, beverages, good fellowship and some great photography. Individually printed images ill be available in three sizes and your choice of two archival photopapers. If you can’t make it, check out the website View the same photos as at the gallery with the option to purchase online with delivery within two weeks. The website will be ongoing, with new images, so please bookmark the site and visit often.



Help raise money for the LTSS Dry Grad. Thursday, Jan. 19 at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School gymnasium, join two highly enthusiastic instructors for a two-hour Zumba fitness party. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. Proceeds to the LTSS Dry Grad. Entry is $15, or $20 at the door. Bring a towel, water and wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothing. Contact Anne at 778-839-9642 or Kim at 604-537-4281 and


CARE(ful) Choices

Experts discuss 55+ finances, health and housing options. Make informed choices for yourself and aging parents. Saturday, Jan. 22 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Bethshan Gardens, 17528 59 Avenue, Cloverdale. Free. Refreshments provided. Visit or call Dianne at 604-530-0433 for more information.


Interested in gardening?

Why not join the South Surrey Garden Club? Visitors welcome; $3 drop in fee credited to annual membership of $20. The next meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 25. Guest speaker Dr. Iain Taylor. Topic: Botanical Gardens of the World. The club meets at 7:30 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month at St. Marks Anglican Church at 12953 20 Ave. For more information contact Gillian Davis


Hominum Fraser Valley

The Hominum Fraser Valley Chapter 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, Jan. 27. For information and meeting location call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 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 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.


Surrey Historical Society

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? 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


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.

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