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Cloverdale Calendar: Volunteer call for heritage rail revival, Ukrainian treats, old time dances and more

Heritage promoter Judy Higginbotham steps down from BCER #1225, which has been the focus of thousands of hours of volunteer efforts by members of the Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society. - File photo
Heritage promoter Judy Higginbotham steps down from BCER #1225, which has been the focus of thousands of hours of volunteer efforts by members of the Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society.
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Interested in gardening?

Then why not join the South Surrey Garden Club? Visitors are welcome. A $3 fee may be credited towards an annual membership fee of $20. Our next meeting is Wed. Jan. 23 when our main speaker is Marilena Fluckiger talking about her beautiful White Rock garden. The club meets at 7:30 p.m. every fourth Wednesday at St. Mark's Anglican Church at 12953 20 Avenue. For more, call Kathy at 604-250-1745.


Ukrainian Soul Food

Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch will be available Friday, Jan. 25 at a fundraiser at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108 Ave., Surrey, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Eat in, take away, or ready for your freezer. For information, call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.


Robert Burns 19th annual dinner/dance

"Robert Burns, a National Symbol," hosted by the Tam O'Shanter Dancers, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Star of the Sea Hall, 15262 Pacific Avenue, White Rock. Enjoy an evening of Scottish entertainment, haggis and Ceilidh dancing. Tickets are $52, call Janice at 604-536-7660 or Cheryl at 604-535-8949.


Walk for Memories

Get walking for Alzheimer's disease, Surrey, Delta and White Rock. Show your support on Jan. 27, 2013 by registering today for the Investors Group Walk for memories in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. In our region, the walk honours Joan Garrett. Start at team, volunteer, donate or sponsor today! The money you raise will support the more than 70,000 individuals and families in BC. living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Register at


Old Time Dance

The Surrey Old Time Fiddlers host an Old Time Dance, Thursday, Feb. 7 at Clayton Hall, 18513 70 Avenue in Surrey, one half block north of Fraser Highway on 184 Street. From 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission $3. For more call 604-576-1066 or 604-538-3363.


Bermuda Avenue Triangle

What happens when you cross two old biddies with one charming scoundrel in Vegas? Surrey Little Theatre presents Bermuda Avenue Triangle, a comedy by Renee Taylor & Joseph Bologna, Jan. 24 to Feb. 16. Directed by Rita Price. Warning, some adult content and coarse language. Not suitable for children. Presented at Surrey Little Theatre, 7027 184 Street. Tickets at 604-576-8451 or email, and visit for more. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and there are Sunday matinees Feb. 3 and 10.


Prayer Canada Prayer Breakfast

Saturday, Feb. 2 at 8 a.m., People's Full Gospel Church Hall, 14455 104 Avenue, Surrey. Speaker: Ed Goerzen. Enjoy good food and fellowship and join together in prayer for our country. Tickets $10. Call 604-589-1110 for reservations. Email


Viking Invasion

Vikings have invaded the Surrey Museum! Join in the Norse fun with crafts, music and games. Visit the Viking Village Encampment, complete with Norse A-frame tents, which will be set up and filled with costumed members of the Reik Felag Norse Culture Recreation Society. From 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. By donation, all ages.



Do you enjoy engaging with people in a fun environment; do you like trains; are you interested in heritage preservation? Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society ( will begin passenger service from Cloverdale to Sulllivan Station on week-ends and holidays starting May 11 until October 14, 2013. We will need volunteers to greet and guide passengers, sell tickets and souvenirs, and assist in boarding passengers. For more information contact Myrna, Volunteer Coordinator at 604 597-9704 or register at


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 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, or call 604-575-1043, or 604-671-6521.



The Wonderful Widows and Widowers Club meets twice a month for fun activities. Call 604-574-7103.


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.


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


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 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.


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:


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


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


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