Become a volunteer literacy tutor and help a child who is struggling with reading and writing. "The Learning Disabilities Association (Fraser South) offers extensive training and mentorship when you commit to our spring session of tutoring." Attend a free information session on either Tuesday, Jan. 8 (Surrey) or Thursday, Jan. 10 (Langley) at 7 p.m. Call 604591-5156 to register and for location. Info: www.ldafs.org
White Rock RCMP Community Policing is looking for volunteers. "If you have 100 hours a year to spare and want to join our team, please contact Julia Everett at 778-5933611. Activities include Van Patrol, Bike Patrol, Speed Watch and more. Applicants must be prepared to pass a security assessment, which takes about four months to process."
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. To get involved, visit www.options.bc.ca and follow link for Crisis Line.
Calypso Hut Dance Society: Caribbean events hosted by not-for-profit group based in South Surrey. "Our objective is to provide social entertainment with a Caribbean flavour." For info, email email@example.com or call Orvis, 604-209-5081, 778829-7107.
White Rock Drum Circle "Rhythm Friends": "Bring your drum, percussion instrument or old pail and join in this fun community drum circle. Improvise to gether and create music on the spot." Gatherings are Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. at White Rock Community Centre (hall B), 15154 Russell Ave. Drop-in fee is $3.
Old-time dance events at Sunnyside Hall at 1 p.m. every Monday (from Labour Day to June), corner of 18th Ave. & 154 St., South Surrey. Live music (piano, violin and two guitars). All seniors welcome. Info: 604-538-5657 or 604-575-8236.
White Rock/South Surrey Women's Probus Club for retired and semi-retired professional/ business women; meetings held at Chateau Cargill, 3550 King George Blvd., South Surrey. 604-531-8593.
White Rock and District Garden Club welcomes new members. Club info: Eileen Davidson, 604-538-0496.
Newcomers Club of White Rock and South Surrey is a club for women who are new to the area. The club meets the first Tuesday of the month (September to June) from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 2350 148 St., Surrey. First visit is free. Membership is $30 per year. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WAV (Widows at Victory): Social events for widows to meet other widows and have a social outing. Group meets on second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m., at Victory Memorial Park, 14831 28th Ave., Surrey. Colleen Bujak, 604-536-6522.
Oneness Gogos of White Rock/Surrey: Group that works under auspices of Stephen Lewis Foundation meets on fourth Monday of every month, 1-3 p.m. upstairs at White Rock library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave., White Rock. Info: email@example.com.
Crescent Beach Photography Club meets on first and third Wednesday of every month, 7: 30 p.m. start time at Alexandra Neighbourhood House, 2916 McBride Ave., Crescent Beach, Surrey. Doors open at 7: 30, all welcome (free). Info: 778-554-1937.
Soroptimist International of White Rock group meets every second and fourth Tuesday of month, 7 p.m. at local restaurant. All business and professional women are invited to attend. For more info, call Liz, 604-538-3505.
One-to-one tutoring for children age six to 14 who struggle with reading, comprehension, spelling or writing is offered by Learning Disabilities Association. Info: 604591-5156, www.ldafs.org.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S., a multi-lingual, multi-cultural, non-profit settlement service agency at #206-10090 152nd St., Surrey, serves Filipino caregivers, immigrants and their families, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Issues addressed include education, labour market information, immigration, housing and child care. Free public workshops every first and third Fridays of the month. Info: Call Aurea Lucas, 604-588-6869 ext 102.
Free prayer sessions: Drop-in events Thursdays 7 to 9 p.m. at White Rock/South Surrey Healing Rooms, in Life Church facility, 2265 152nd St., Surrey. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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