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3 THINGS TO DO IN SURREY: ‘Great Gatsby’ night, a scavenger hunt and ‘Sing!’ under the stars

A weekly guide to some go-to events happening in Surrey

1. For seniors, the Beauty Shop Dolls will perform during a “Great Gatsby Coffee and Dessert Night” next Monday evening (Aug. 14) at Guildford Recreation Centre, from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. The “vintage vocal trio” offers a charming, colourful take on the music of the 1920s all the way up to the 1960s. “The perfect blend of fetching sugary vocals, gorgeous retro costumes and classic dance choreography, Beauty Shop Dolls leave anyone with a sweet tooth for musical delight well satisfied,” boasts a post on the group’s website. The City of Surrey-hosted event encourages Gatsby-themed costumes and welcomes dancers to the floor, with prizes and more. Tickets are $13.50 for member, or $18.50 for non-members, by calling 604-501-5100 (quote registration #4530299).

2. A “scavenger hunt for the ages” is promised at Historic Stewart Farm on Saturday (Aug. 12), when The Amazing Farm Scavenger Hunt event happens from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Participants of all ages show off their settler skills through clues, riddles and challenges that test their knowledge of Surrey’s history,” event planners say. “Make a sailboat, search for creatures in the orchard and pump water for bragging rights and cool prizes.” Following the free scavenger hunt, enjoy a picnic on the grounds and watch as other teams get in the pioneer spirit. For more event details, call 604-592-6956 or visit The farm is located at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey.

3. The voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson and others are featured in Sing, next up in the Movies Under the Stars series at Holland Park. The event on Saturday (Aug. 12), again hosted by Downtown Surrey BIA, will have Urban Safari Rescue Society animals in attendance starting at 6:30 p.m., and sing-alongs encouraged during the movie. Bring a lawnchair or blanket to the park, at the corner of Old Yale Road and King George Boulevard. For more info, visit

Tom Zillich

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