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CLOVERDALE CALENDAR: Concerts, burgers, gardening and more!

Friends with side-by-side tables at last year
Friends with side-by-side tables at last year's United Church Fall Craft Fair.
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EVENTS

Catch Me If You Can

HELD OVER: announcing two additional performances of Surrey Little Theatre fall production, Catch Me If You Can, a comedic mystery about a groom whose bride disappears on their honeymoon. Extra shows at 8 p.m. Friday Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. Reservations by calling 604-576-8451 or email reservations@surreylittletheatre.com, or prepaid at brownpapertickets.com. Surrey LIttle Theatre is located at 7027 184 Street in Surrey.

 

Greener Pastures fundraiser

Greener Pastures BC Standardbred Horse Adoption Society is holding a pub night at Rusty's Pub in Cloverdale on Saturday, Nov. 24, starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include burger of choice, fries, and drink. Silent auction, raffles and more. Tickets can be purchased at Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino, Venderveen Hay Sales, or by calling Alina at 778-549-9280.

 

Christmas concert

Langley Community Chorus is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a Christmas concert featuring everything from "A to Z" – or from Ave Maria to 'Zat You Santa Claus? Saturday, Nov. 24 at Willoughby Christian Reformed Church, 20525 72 Ave., Langley, 7:30 p.m. Afternoon matinee 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at Sharon United Church, 21562 Old Yale Road, Langley, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at St. Dunstan's Anglican CHurch, 3025 264 Street, Aldergrove. Tickets at the door half-hour before concert. Adults $15, students $10, under 6 free. More at www.langleychorus.org.

 

LA Auxiliary Branch 6 FALL Fair and Bazaar

Baking, crafts, silent auction, cake walk and more. Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cloverdale Legion Branch 6 17567 57 Avenue.

 

Interested in gardening?

Then why not join South Surrey Garden Club? Our next meeting is Wed., Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m. at St. Marks Anglican Church at 12953 20 Avenue. Bill Terry will be speaking on Tissue Culture.

 

Ukrainian Soul Food

Perogies, cabbage rolls and borscht will be available on Friday, Nov. 30 at a fundraiser from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108 Ave., Surrey. Eat in, take away or ready for your freezer. This will be the last chance before Christmas to stock up on our yummy perogies.  The next dinner will be Jan. 25, 2013.  For more information, call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.

 

Christmas in Cloverdale: Gift and Craft Marketplace

The annual Christmas in Cloverdale Gift and Craft Marketplace takes place Nov. 30 from 5-9 p.m. and Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free event features over 70 juried vendors selling gift and craft items. Also featuring a visit by Santa, and Joseph the Magician will be entertaining children of all ages. Make your own craft, food concession and more. We will be transforming Shannon Hall at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds into a Christmas shopping experience to remember. Canned goods gratefully accepted for the Surrey Food Bank. For more, visit www.christmasincloverdale.com, or email cicmarketplace@live.ca.

 

Hominum meets

Are you gay, bi-sexual or just not sure? Need a safe place to talk? 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. Next meeting 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. For information and meeting location, call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 04-329-9760.

 

Old Time Dance

The Surrey Old Time Fiddlers present an Old Time Dance, Thursday, Dec. 6, at Clayton Hall, 18513 70 Ave., 1/2 block north of Fraser Hwy on 184 St. From 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Admission $3. For more call: 604-576-1066 or 604-538-3363.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Does your child need extra support?

We can help. If your child is in Grades 5 to 8 and could use extra help, sign them up for the Learning Club, Thursdays, from 2:30 to 5 p.m., at the Cloverdale Library, 5642 176A Ave. This is a free program. The club focuses on academic support and developing positive social skills in a fun and safe environment. To register or for more information, call 604-574-2964 ext. 224 or email kistiesingh@sosbc.org. This program is in partnership between Surrey Libraries and SOS Children's Village of B.C. Funding by FutureFirst.

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 coventry@wiredmonk.com, or call 604-575-1043, or 604-671-6521.

 

Learn to curl

The Cloverdale Curling Club is offering novice and experienced curlers a chance to learn and play on every Saturday to December 8. Basic instruction will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Game time at 7 p.m. The Focus is on learning and having fun in an informal relaxed fun atmosphere. Only $10 per person. Just drop in, or sign up ahead of time at the Curling Club office 604-674-4483.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

Ultimate Frisbee

Come out and play Ultimate Frisbee with the Surrey Ultimate League. Every Sunday to December 16. It's a drop-in format so bring a light and dark shirt and cleats if you have them. Age 15 and up. From beginner to expert – everyone's welcome. Sign up at the field. $25 each or 2/$40 for the entire season.

 

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.

 

Interested in gardening? Why not join the South Surrey Garden Club. Visitors welcome – a $3 drop in fee may be credited towards an annual membership fee of $20. Our next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 26. Guest Tasha Murray will speak on Invasive Plants. The club meets at 7:30 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month, except August and December, at St. Marks Anglican Church at 12953 20 Avenue. we have a very active and full program with great speakers, field trips and workshops. For more call Kathy at 604-250-1745.

 

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.

 

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 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Clayton Heights Secondary, 188 St. and 70 Ave. For more info, visit http://cloverdale.toastmastersclubs.org or call Evelyn at 604-842-8005.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 gmcdavis@hotmail.com.

 

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.

 

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 rjeffreys@parkinson.bc.ca

 

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.

 

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 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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