Surrey’s Bergmann Piano Duo performs a tango-inspired concert at Surrey Arts Centre on Sunday afternoon (April 23). See listing under Concerts.

SURREY EVENT LISTINGS (for April 19 and beyond)

Concerts, plays, business events and more in our weekly calendar

Surrey, B.C. events listings for April 19, 2017 and beyond

CONCERTS

Jazz Vespers at Northwood United Church: Hour-long concert events on second and fourth Sundays at church, 8855 156th St., Surrey, 4 p.m. start, Northwood-united.org.

“Sneak Peek” concert featuring Westcoast Harmony Chorus, Peace Arch Chorus and guests, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 at Shannon Hall, Cloverdale. Entrance by donation, 50/50 draw, refreshments after show.

Classical Coffee Concert: “L’histoire du Tango”: Surrey Civic Theatres presents the Bergmann Piano Duo (series hosts) at the Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre on Sunday, April 23 (social hour 2:30pm/concert 3:30pm). Tickets are $25/$30, 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca.

“Tribute to George Zukerman”: Concert celebrates the lifelong work of the retired artistic director of White Rock Concerts, at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 27 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, featuring Elmer Iseler Singers, Borealis String Quartet, James Campbell (clarinet), Bergmann Piano Duo. “Hear Mozart, Brahms and Gershwin in a ‘one of a kind’ spectacular evening to honour Mr. Zukerman’s outstanding contribution to classical music in Canada.” Tickets are $30, 604-507-6355, Bellperformingartscentre.com.

“An Evening with Frank Mills”: Concert features music by “Mr. Music Box Dancer,” on Friday, May 5 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Info: bellperformingartscentre.com, 604-507-6355.

Surrey Youth Orchestra performs a Spring Concert on Sunday, May 14 at Chandos Pattison Auditorium, Surrey, 7 p.m., featuring oboist Bobby Zhang (winner of Concerto Competition), plus Junior Strings, Intermediate Orchestra, Youth Orchestra. Tickets are $18/$12, 778-549-5515, Surreysymphony.com.

FVDED in the Park: Third annual hip-hop/electronic pop music festival at Surrey’s Holland Park on July 7-8, featuring The Chainsmokers, Wiz Khalifa, PartyNextDoor and Dillon Francis on three stages. Visit Fvdedinthepark.com for details.

“Gone Country”: Annual benefit concert for cancer-related charities will feature Tim Hicks, Jojo Mason, Karen Lee Batten, Me and Mae and others, on July 22 at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale. Tickets and info: Twinscancerfundraising.com.

SALES/CRAFTS

Artswest Spring Art Show and Sale on Sunday, April 23 at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152 St. Surrey. Free admission. Surrey Artswest Society is a not-for-profit art group living and working in the Surrey/Delta/Langley area. “Experience the razzle-dazzle of colour; hear the pounding of the surf and feel the soft petals of summer flowers. From the itty-bitty to the humongous, Artswest’s Art Show has it all. Raffle for an original art of your choice, light refreshments and free parking.” Info: Artswest.ca, wendy@artbywendy.com, 604-583-4538.

Crossroads United Church Annual Garage Sale on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 7655 120th St., North Delta. “Come check out the great stuff – bric-a-brac, household items, sports equipment, and much more. Home baking. lots of variety, reasonable.” Info: 778-593-1043, Crossroads-united-church.ca.

North Delta Potters Guild Spring Pottery Sale on Sunday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at North Delta Rec Centre, 11415 84th Ave. “The guild members have been hard at work creating wonderful creations in clay. You are sure to find something just right!” Info: Northdeltapotters.ca.

CHARITY

Spring Giveaway charity event Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the rear of Zion Lutheran Church, 5950 179th St., Cloverdale. The $1 admission fee will be covered by the church. “Clothes2U is giving away clothes, toys, diapers, books, footwear, personal and small household items free to those in need, male/female, baby to adult. Volunteers welcome, please contact us at Clothes2u.ca.” Contact info: Ernie Jantzen, erniej@shaw.ca, 604-857-4617.

POLITICS

Surrey Candidates Dialogue on April 26 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel from 6 to 8 p.m., in event hosted by Surrey Board of Trade. “This is your chance to hear candidates from the B.C. Liberals and the NDP from all nine Surrey ridings answering questions collected from Surrey Board of Trade members, in advance of the May 9 Provincial Election.” Send questions to Policy and Research Manager, Anne@businessinsurrey.com, by Friday, April 21. Registration required at info@businessinsurrey.com. Event sponsored by the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.

FUNDRAISERS

The Society for the Preservation of Vaudeville’s second annual fundraiser, for sound equipment for entertaining at seniors care facilities and community centres, on Thursday, April 20 at Delta Lion Pub, North Delta, 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $20, featuring entertainment, silent auction and 50/50 draw. Reservations and tickets may be purchased via email (andrenag@telus.net or cell 778-230-9170, and barbarahall@shaw.ca or cell 778-918-0178).

Guillain-Barré Syndrome Awareness Fundraiser, on Friday, April 28 at Mirage Banquet Hall, 17767 64th Ave., Surrey, starting at 6 p.m. Tickets from $35 to $300. “Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is a rapidly progressing debilatating auto-immune disorder which can be fatal within 24 hours of onset. Guillain-Barré Syndrome Awareness Society is holding a dinner and dance fundraising event to promote awareness of GBS. Our main goal is to increase awareness to attempt to reduce the number of fatalities per year.” Info: gbsas.org, or call Kulraj, 778-772-8602.

Chimney Hill Elementary School Grade 7 Fundraiser on Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 14755 74th Ave., Surrey. “Garage Sale with toys, books, household items, clothing and so much more. Also an obstacle course, facepainting, basket raffle and food. Rain or shine.” Info: ravbansal19@yahoo.ca, 604-889-1525.

“An Evening for Youth” dinner event hosted by Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair Youth Initiative Foundation, on Saturday, April 29 at Krause Farms Estate Winery and Restaurant, Langley, featuring farm-to-table menu. Tickets are $100, dress is “country chic.” Info and tickets: 604-576-9461, CloverdaleRodeo.com.

CIRCUS

Royal Canadian Family Circus brings “Spectac! 2017” show to Cloverdale’s Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre for seven shows from May 5 to 7, under a big-top tent with room for 2,600 spectators. High-wire acts, acrobats, motorcycle daredevils, Zerbini Liberty horses and more. Tickets start at $25 via Royalcanadiancircus.ca.

PARADES

Vaisakhi Day Parade in Surrey returns on Saturday, April 22, starting at 9 a.m. at Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar, 12885 85th Ave., Newton. “Everyone is welcome at the annual Vaisakhi Day Parade, featuring cultural floats, community performers and live music. To pay tribute to the harvest celebration roots of the parade, attendees are given free food and drink from hundreds of local residents and businesses.” Info: Surreyvaisakhiparade.com.

COMMUNITY

Surrey RCMP host spring Neighbourhood Safety Meetings to share information about localized crime trends and current actions underway to address these crimes. Remaining meetings are Cloverdale (April 20 from 6:30-8:30pm, Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary, 6151 180th St.), South Surrey (May 3 from 6:30-8:30pm, Elgin Park Secondary, 13484 24th Ave.) and Guildford (May 25 from 6:30-8:30pm, Fleetwood Park Secondary, 7940 156th St.). Pre-registration is not required. Info: Surrey.rcmp.ca.

Lunch with BC RCMP’s new leader, D/Commr. Brenda Butterworth-Carr, hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on Tuesday, April 25 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, Surrey. “We will learn more about who she is, her background, her journey to this position, her plans for the BC RCMP under her leadership and guidance, and what she feels the business community’s role is in crime prevention and public safety.” To register, visit Businessinsurrey.com or call 604.581.7130.

Surrey Clean Sweep Week from April 22 to 29. “Help clean-up Surrey for Canada’s 150th birthday! Lead one of 150 clean-ups during Clean Sweep Week. Supplies available and win prizes.” Register at surrey.ca/cleansweep, call 604-501-5050.

Alderwood Park CleanSweep event on Sunday, April 23 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (park entrance at the corner of McBeth & Lilac Dr.). “Free shirt and fun game for kids (while supplies last). All ages welcome!”

“Mother’s Day without Mother” event hosted by Surrey Hospice Society on Sunday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to noon at Guildford Village (craft room), 14568 104A Ave., Surrey. Free, all-ages. A community memorial event. “We believe that no one should be alone in their grief and that touching into the healing power nature is essential to move through such an intense time of change. Our event will involve making a craft, a Seed Jar, sharing treats others that Mom would have loved and sharing stories of what Mom loved about life.” Info: 604-584-7006, Surreyhospice.com.

Community Sweat Lodge event on Friday, June 9, 6:30 pm to 10 pm at Cwenengitel Aboriginal Society, 13632 110A Ave., Surrey. “The Sweat Lodge is a First Peoples’ ceremony used to connect with and honour the Earth. Participants will be exposed to heat, steam and smoke and should be physically fit. Registration is free, but space is limited.” Info: Villagesurrey.ca/event/community-sweat-lodge-3, 778-988-3549.

FAIRS

Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair: Annual May Day long weekend event at Cloverdale Fairgrounds from May 19 to 22, featuring rodeo action, live music, rides, food and other attractions. Info: Cloverdalerodeo.com, 604-576-9461.

YOUTH

Youth Night at Surrey’s UrbanScreen: Event on Friday, April 28 from 8 to 9 p.m. at the west wall of Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107A Ave., Surrey. “Come to our free UrbanScreen event to celebrate youth digital art projects and check out our latest UrbanScreen exhibition. Local youth will premiere new digital artworks they have created, and those in attendance will also be invited to interact with “Rencontres Imaginaires,” by Scenocosme, following these screenings.” Info: Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/20804.aspx, 604-598-5898.

FESTIVALS

Party for the Planet: Surrey celebrates Earth Day at annual festival, on Saturday, April 22 at Surrey City Hall Plaza from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring live music by Vancouver-based musician Shawn Hook and many Earth Day-related attractions, 13450 104th Ave., Surrey. Admission is free. Info: Surrey.ca/partyfortheplanet.

Surrey Festival of Dance: The 51st edition of the festival runs until April 29, with the No Borders Group Dance Challenge and Honour Awards held on May 13. Info: Surreyfestival.com.

Surrey International Children’s Festival: Theme of “Be Moved!” for the 2017 event, to feature shows from Canada, Australia and Korea from May 25 to 27 at Bear Creek Park and Surrey Arts Centre. Shows include Windmill Theatre Co.’s “Grug and the Rainbow,” all-ages circus act “Les Parfaits Inconnus,” theatre production “Mistatim,” a “Paper Playground” interactive dance show, the Korean/Canadian theatre/puppetry production “Sangja,” music by Le Groupe Swing and a theatrical “Snow White/Blanche Neige” show. Info: Surrey.ca/childrensfestival, or call 604-501-5566.

Surrey Greek Food Festival: Annual event runs from June 9 to 18 at Greek Orthodox church at 13181 96th Ave., Surrey. Info: Greekorthodoxsurrey.com, 604-496-5099, Facebook.com/SurreyGreek.

WORKSHOPS

Permaculture Activation Day event on Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Alexandra Neighbourhood House, 2916 McBride Ave., Surrey. Free admission. “Join us for a uniquely creative social permaculture activation day with a focus on currency, governance, and village repair. This free, day-long workshop by Delvin Solkinson, Kym Chi and Bruno Vernier is open to anyone who considers themselves a part of the ecological, permaculture or transition movement.” To register, contact Delvin at delvin@cosm.org. Info: Villagesurrey.ca/event/os-permaculture-2017.

“MS Brain Health: A New Perspective” workshop on Saturday, May 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Surrey, 15808 104th Ave., Surrey. “Having a healthy brain that functions well is important for people with MS. Learn how you can take positive action to maximize your lifelong brain health whatever your MS diagnosis. During this two-hour workshop, you will better understand the brain health perspective on MS and how to embrace a ‘brain-healthy’ lifestyle. Registration is free and light refreshments will be provided.” Free. Info: mssociety.ca, 604-689-3144.

BUSINESS

Surrey Industry Tour hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on Friday, May 5 from 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. “This innovative event showcases Surrey’s industries and Surrey’s future developments. With commentary on Surrey developments, you will tour three or four business stops. Tour will conclude with a guest speaker at a lunch.” Fee is $45 + tax (members); $60 + tax (general admission). Info: Businessinsurrey.com, 604.581.7130.

Surrey’s International Business trade show on Thursday, May 11 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, from 5:30 to 8 p.m, 15269 104 Ave., Surrey. Exhibitor space and sponsorship opportunities. “This is a great opportunity to promote your business face-to-face with over 300 members of the Surrey business community and those involved with international trade.” Info: Contact Heather Booth via email heather@businessinsurrey.com or by phone 604.634.0341 or Luke Arathoon via email luke@businessinsurrey.com or by phone 604.634.0391.

Mayor Linda Hepner’s third annual State of the City Address on Thursday, May 18 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. To register, call 604.581.7130.

CLUBS/BARS

Peacock Bar & Grill: Live music, open-mic nights (Tues./Thurs.) and more at all-ages venue in Whalley, 10257 King George Blvd. Info: 604-584-1388, Peacockbar-grill.com.

Donegal’s Irish House: Live music Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 12054 96th Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-584-2112, Donegalspub.com/events.html.

Escape bar at Elements Casino: Live music and more on select nights at 300-seat licensed venue, 17755 60th Ave., Cloverdale. Info: Elementscasino.com.

The Taphouse Guildford: Upscale music/sports bar, 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. Tuesday: Acoustic Night, 8 p.m. Wednesday: “Almost Famous Karaoke”; Friday/Saturday: live cover bands. Info: 604-583-8828, Thetaphouse.ca.

Pancho’s Top 40 Rock Club: Live top 40 and classic rock. Tuesday karaoke, Thursday jam night. At 10768 King George Blvd., Surrey, 604-583-3536. Band and special-event info: Panchosnightclub.com.

Dublin Crossing: Live music four nights a week at 18789 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. 604-575-5470, Dublincrossing.com.

Central City Brewing Co.: Live music on select nights at restaurant/bar, 13450 102nd Ave., at Central City, Surrey. Info: 604-582-6620, Centralcitybrewing.com.

DANCE SHOWS

“Outbreak 2017”: Surrey Secondary Dance Teacher’s Association presents ninth annual dance competition, on Saturday, April 22 at Chandos Pattison Theatre, 10238 168th St., Surrey, starting at noon. Tickets $15. “The Outbreak dance competition is a large-scale dance event primarily for Surrey high school dance students. The show features over 500 local performers in beginner to advanced Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary and Bhangra routines.” Event info: 604-543-8749, ext. 2009.

International Dance Day Celebration on Saturday, April 29 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre, 7 p.m. start. Event presented by XBa DanceCo of South Surrey, admission $22.95. Featured are performers with XBa DanceCo, Keri’s Scottish Highland Dance, the Royal Academy of Bhangra, SKUD Zavicaj, and Surrey’s own DISKORDANSE Company. “This year’s theme places multi-cultural dancers into an imaginary contemporary art gallery where all art comes together, and comes to life.” Box Office: 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca.

“Giselle” by Coastal City Ballet performed on Friday, June 9 at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88th Ave. “A haunting story of innocence and betrayal, and a timeless tale about the redemptive power of love, Irene Schneider’s Giselle features some of ballet’s most dramatic scenes and otherworldly images.” Tickets from $35 to $42, group discounts available. Info: Coastalcityballet.com, 604-501-5566.

THEATRE/STAGE

“Homechild”: Surrey Little Theatre presents drama, written by Joan McLeod and directed by June and Jacq Ainsworth, from April 20 to May 20 at Clayton-area theatre. “As age loosens his grip on long-held secrets, Alistair MacEachern yearns for Katie, the younger sister left in Scotland when he was shipped out as a “home child” in 1922.” Info: Surreylittletheatre.com, 604-576-8451.

“Glorious”: White Rock Players’ Club stages the comedy written by Peter Quilter, from April 19 to May 6 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. “Don’t miss this inspirational story of a woman who followed her passions and her dreams, no matter what people said.” Info: whiterockplayers.ca, 604-536-7535.

“Lion King Junior” musical staged by Betty Huff Elementary School theatre company from April 24 to 27. Admission is $6, bettyhufftheatre.ca, bettyhufftheatre@gmail.com, 604-585-3104. “Follow Simba and Nala as they grow up and assume control of the Pridelands. All your favourite Disney characters will be singing and dancing for your enjoyment.”

“A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine” musical double feature show presented by FVGSS: A Musical Theatre Society, from May 4 to 14 (select dates) at The Clova Theatre at Crossridge Church, 5732 176th St. in Cloverdale. “A nostalgic nod to the glory days of Hollywood,” featuring eight triple-threat performers. Tickets and info: Brownpapertickets.com, Facebook.com/FVGSS.

FOOD/DRINKS

Ukrainian “soul food” – perogies, cabbage rolls and borscht – available for sale on the last Friday of each month as fundraiser at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave., Surrey, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Eat-in, take away, or ready for your freezer.” Info: call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.

CLUBS/GROUPS

Learn to Lawn Bowl/Open House on Saturday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 11760 88th Ave., North Delta. “Weather permitting, we may get outside to roll a few bowls.” To register, visit Sites.google.com/site/kennedyparklawnbowlingclub, or call 604-583-3793 for info.

Surrey Singles Over 60: “Are you interested in meeting new people and having fun dancing, bowling, cards, dinners, picnics etc.? We are accepting new members based in the North Surrey/North Delta area, so call 604-594-2860 and ask for Lyla or Doug or Roy at 604-593-1918.”

Surrey Beekeepers Association meetings held on third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 p.m. start at Honeybee Centre, 7480 176th St., Surrey. Contact Don or Fran Carter, 604-591-3262. “All welcome to attend and learn about bees.”

CFUW (Canadian Federation of University Women) North Delta/Surrey is a club open to all women graduates, students and associates who support the mission and ideals of CFUW, which provides annual scholarships and bursaries to deserving female graduates who are going on to university. The club meets monthly from September to June. Contact Heather at 604-591-7678 or Eleanor at 604-589-3631.

DANCES

T.W. Twirlers Square Dance Club hosts events every Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Royal Heights Baptist Church, 11706 96th Ave., North Delta. All-ages event, first night is free admission. “It is ‘Friendship Set To Music.’ Come out and have fun learning to dance and meet new friends, for a social, fun night out.” Info: darlmel@shaw.ca, 604-358-2841.

Surrey International Folk Dancing meets Thursdays from 7 to 10 pm at Walnut Road Elementary, 16152 82nd Ave., Surrey, from September to June. “First time free, no partner required. Wear comfortable shoes.” $4 drop-in fee. Info: Call Dale, 604-496-4236, Surreyfolkdance.org.

Surrey Fiddlers Old Time Dance takes place at Clayton Hall (18513 70th Ave., Surrey) on first Tuesday of every month, except July and August, from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $4. For info, call 604-576-1066.

Scottish Country Dance classes at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152nd St., Surrey. Hosted by White Rock Scottish Country Dance Club. “First class free, drop-in fee $5.” Events are held on Wednesday evenings each week, starting at 7 p.m. For info, call Maureen at 604-536-1367 or visit Wrscdc.org.

TALKS/FORUMS

“Sustainable Food Systems in Surrey” event on Wednesday, April 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dr. Ambedkar Room at Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Drive. Village Surrey and the Surrey White Rock Food Action Coalition are hosting Dr. Kent Mullinix from Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Institute for Sustainable Food System (ISFS), which investigates and supports regional food systems as key elements of sustainable communities.” Info: Villagesurrey.ca, 778-988-3549.

“Rising Tides and Skin Boats” community art project event on Wednesday, May 17, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Room 120 at Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr., Surrey. Free admission. “Join us for a knowledge exchange and social engagement art project to process what we know about our changing oceans and climate, and visually weave a collective response for a hopeful future.” Info: Villagesurrey.ca/event/rising-tides-skin-boats.

SENIORS

Seniors Come Share Society’s Guildford Open House on Wednesday, April 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at #4-15355 102A Ave., Surrey. “We are celebrating the official opening of our third Day Program for Older Adults which will also act as a new location from which our Community Support team can connect with seniors. Info: 604-531-2502, Comeshare.ca/40th-celebration-open-house.

Jamming at Fleetwood: Golden-agers are invited to join group of senior musicians that meets every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., at 15996 84 Ave. “We play for the sheer pleasure of entertaining a dedicated audience who come in to listen or dance, every week. Lunch is available for purchase, and you can try your luck at winning a 50/50 draw.” Info: contact Mildred, email truderung37@gmail.com or call 604-789-5037.

Newton Seniors Centre Tennis Club seeks experienced, senior (55+) tennis players. “We are not a teaching club, so you must know how to play, serve and score.” For information, call Al or Sue at 604-594-8783, or Jan, 604-502-7844.

MARKETS

Surrey Urban Farmers Market returns to North Surrey rec centre plaza this spring, on Wednesday afternoons starting June 7, from 2 to 6 p.m. “A vibrant, multi-cultural farmers market, promoting and celebrating small-scale farmers, food producers and artisans for the benefit of our diverse community.” Live music, plus community workshops and events. Info: Surreymarket.org, 778-228-3276.

The Cloverdale Market: “Your Weekly Treasure Hunt” in two buildings with 200 tables and 100+ outdoor spots, open every Sunday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, off 176th St. (Hwy 15) and 62nd Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-837-1676, Cloverdalemarket.ca.

ANTIQUES

Antiques & Collectibles Fair hosted by North Surrey Lions Club on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152nd St., Surrey. Cost is $25 to rent a table, contact Val Barker, v_barker@hotmail.com, 604-583-2944.

LIBRARY EVENTS

ESL Book Clubs at Surrey Libraries: “Practice your English and make friends at ESL Book Club. Come practice reading, speaking, and listening in English. Book clubs are free, fun, and friendly. Readers are welcome at any level from beginners to advanced. Library books will be provided (levels 1-4). City Centre Library: Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm on Apr 19, May 24, June 21; Fleetwood Library: Saturdays, 1:30-3pm on May 17; Guildford Library: Thursdays, 2-3:30 p.m. on May 4, June 1; Newton Library: Thursdays, 10:30-12 on April 27, May 25, June 22; Semiahmoo Library: Thursdays, 1-2:30 on April 20, May 18, June 15.

WALKS/RUNS

2017 Surrey Earth Walk on Saturday, May 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Newton PLOT garden, 71 Avenue and 137A Street, Surrey. “A celebration of the people and places that are making our community more sustainable. We’ll be stopping at Zaklan Farm for snack, Henry’s permaculture garden for lunch, and few other interesting stops along the way.” Info: Villagesurrey.ca/event/2017-surrey-earth-walk.

Peace Walk on Saturday, May 6 from 1 to 2 p.m. at northeast side of Fleetwood Park, 15802 80th Ave. “The purpose of this community labyrinth walk is to bring people from all over the world, to walk labyrinths, together, as ONE. The aim is to create a wave of peaceful energy and for the good of all across time zones.” Info: Facebook.com/events/729554993876898, email labyrinthlady.ca@gmail.com.

Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s: “Surrey residents can join a team to participate in the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s and show their support for people who face dementia. The event is Canada’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and takes place here and in 21 other communities across B.C. on Sunday, May 7.” Surrey event is at Eaglequest Golf at Coyote Creek. Info: Walkforalzheimers.ca; call 778-242-0751 (Sue) or 778-888-8126 (Justin).

Jog for the Bog: Annual event hosted by Burns Bog Conservation Society on Sunday, July 23 at Delta Nature Reserve, 10388 Nordel Court. All-ages event features pancake breakfast, music, more. Info: 604-572-0373, Jogforthebog.org.

MUSEUMS

Surrey Museum: Located at 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale. Info: Surrey.ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.

Historic Stewart Farm: Facility located at site of 1894 farmhouse and heritage gardens, at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956, www.surrey.ca/heritage.

Surrey Archives: Info: 604-502-6459 or archives@surrey.ca. 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.

HERITAGE

Surrey Museum presents Adult Lectures this spring, including fashion historian Ivan Sayers (Thursday, April 20) with his spin on Canada 150, lacemaker Lenka Suchanek (Saturday, April 22) to highlight metal lace and then teach an introduction to aspiring needle lace makers. The Hooser Textile Centre at the museum is expanding its adult programming this spring to keep current with the trending maker movement in Surrey, with events including Sew Retro (a guide to DIY 60s skirt and top), crocheted Baby Beanie (a series of four lessons on crochet) and Batik Cloth (Indonesian tradition involving wax resist and dyes). Info: 604-592-6956 or visit www.surrey.ca/heritage.

EDUCATION

Surrey English Language Centre provides free English language classes for new immigrants to Canada with proof of permanent residence, age 17 or older. “We offer full-time and evening LINC classes year-round, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.” To register, call 604-582-7479, email selc@shaw.ca, visit 9801 King George Blvd. (suites #111 and #350), Surrey.

Free “English for the Workplace” classes at PICS in new Project Based Language Training Program (PBLT). “Students will learn and develop soft skills, job search, resume writing, interview skills, networking and much more.” Call 604-596-7722, ext. 138. Free childminding on site.

VISUAL ART

Floral Art Show presented by Western Association of Floral Art Clubs, on Saturday, April 29 at Precious Blood Cathloic Church parish hall, 17475 59th Ave., Cloverdale, with public viewing from 2 to 4 p.m. Info: wafac.weebly.com.

Surrey Art Gallery: Gallery at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/artgallery. “Jim Adams: The Irretrievable Moment,” to June 11; “High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese,” to Aug. 22; “Passionate Colours,” to July 14.

Thursday Artist Talk: Events hosted by Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) on first Thursday of every month at Bear Creek Park facility, 7:30 p.m. Info: 604-501-5566, Arts.surrey.ca.

PopUp Newton Gallery + Creative Hub: Gallery space in Newton features local artists and collectives, at 137th Street and 72A Avenue. Info: Facebook.com/PopUpNewton.

Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, Artscouncilofsurrey.ca.

Surrey Urban Screen: Digital art shown on screen on side of building at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, at 13458 107A Ave. Exhibit can be viewed from 30 minutes after sunset until midnight. Info: 604-598-5898, Surreyurbanscreen.ca.

MOVIE THEATRES

Hollywood 3 Cinemas: 7125 138th St. (Newton Centre, near 72nd Ave., Surrey). 604-592-4441. Hollywoodcinema.ca.

Landmark Cinemas 12 Guildford: 15051 101st Ave. 604-581-1716, Landmarkcinemas.com

Strawberry Hill Cineplex: 12161 72nd Ave., Surrey. 604-501-9400.

NATURE/OUTDOORS

Surrey Environmental Extravaganza: 20th Annual series of events from April 22 to June 11 at venues across Surrey. “Explore and learn about nature in Surrey with this series of over 100 free programs and events. Join a guided walk, plant a tree, release baby salmon, help clean up a park, attend nature storytimes and so much more.” Info: Surrey.ca/extravaganza, 604-502-6065.

Surrey Urban Foraging event at Tynehead Park on Friday, April 28, 5:30 to 7 pm, 16600 96 Ave. “Participants will learn to identify edible and non-edible plants in Surrey’s Tynehead Park. Handouts provided. Pre-registration is required by April 25. Meet in parking lot on 96 Avenue, between 164th and 168th Street.” Info: Villagesurrey.ca/event/surrey-urban-foraging-tynehead.

Surrey Arbor Day on Saturday, April 29 at Hazelgrove Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 7080 190th St., Surrey. “Join us as we celebrate Surrey’s 13th annual Arbor Day, a day to celebrate trees. Help plant over 50 shade trees in Hazelgrove Park and enjoy live music, nature activities, refreshments and more. All equipment provided, rain or shine.” Info: Email environment@surrey.ca, call 604-502-6065.

Surrey Urban Foraging event at Green Timbers Urban Forest on Sunday, May 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., 14600 100th Ave., Surrey. “Participants will learn to identify edible and non-edible plants in Surrey’s Green Timbers Urban Forest. Handouts provided. Pre-registration is required by May 5.” Villagesurrey.ca/event/surrey-urban-foraging-green-timbers.

SPORTS/REC

April All-Stars 3 on 3 basketball tournament hosted by Panorama YMCA Interact Group from Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30 at North Surrey Secondary. Kids, Teens, 19+, fee $100 per team. “All proceeds will go towards financially aiding low income youth to play on sports teams. Registration for the tournament will close on April 20.” Info: Make.sailacademy.ca/interact/home, panoramaymcainteract@gmail.com.

Canada Cup international softball championship: World’s elite female softball players in annual tournament at Surrey’s Softball City and Cloverdale Athletic Park from July 7 to 17, featuring 1,200 athletes on teams in six divisions. Info: CanadaCup.com.

GARDENS

Cloverdale Garden Club meets on the second Thursday of the month, from September to June, at Clayton Community Hall, 18513 70th Ave., Surrey. Annual membership is $20, drop-in fee is $3. For information, contact Nancy, 604-530-4197.

NETWORKING

Surrey Board of Trade Networking Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 1 at Morgan Creek Golf Course, Surrey, with space for 160 golfers. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Heather Booth at heather@businessinsurrey.com or call 604-634-0341.

Valley Women’s Network Luncheons held on last Wednesday of every month at Eaglequest Golf Club, 7778 152nd St., Surrey. Event fee $27, or $30 at door for non-members. “Come share your business successes, goals with us and let us help one another.” Info: Valleywomensnetwork.com, 604-940-9355.

VOLUNTEERS

Fraser Health Crisis Line needs volunteers: “We operate 24/7 and recruit year-round with 5-6 training sessions per year. We are 90 per cent volunteer-based relying on over 27,000 volunteer hours annually to answer nearly 45,000 calls per year. Develop skills for social work, counseling, mental health, policing, E-Comm 911, grad school and so much more.” Info: Optionsbc.ca/volunteer-at-options, 604-584-5811, ext. 1309.

Canadian Cancer Society: “Campaign volunteers and Community Office Support volunteers are needed at our Surrey office at 10362 King George Blvd. For more information, contact kristina.gao@bc.cancer.ca or apply directly at Cancervolunteer.ca.

Alzheimer Society of B.C. seeks volunteers to help Surrey families live well with dementia. The society is looking for a volunteer to facilitate its local caregiver support group. “This involves leading a monthly meeting, maintaining group attendance records and using Society materials to provide information to the group.” A time commitment of three to six hours per month is required. Training is provided. Contact the Resource Centre at 604-449-5000 or info.southfraser@alzheimerbc.org. Info: Alzheimerbc.org.

Surrey Hospice Society, which offers programs and services in hospice, palliative and bereavement care (all offered free of charge), needs volunteers and also donations to support its programs. To help, call 604-584-7006, email admin@surreyhospice.com or visit #1-15243 91st Ave., Surrey.

Surrey Art Gallery Association seeks volunteers for its gift shop at its Bear Creek Park facility. “If you enjoy meeting new people and local artists, being around unique and finely crafted artworks by artists from around the Lower Mainland, this is the place for you.” Contact Joan Owen, 604-531-8118.

HEALTH

Mental Health Family and Friends Info Night: “Support and information for friends and family of people struggling with mental illness. New members are always welcome,” on first and third Thursday of every month at SMH- Psychiatry Board room, 4th floor. For more information, call Hardeep 604-574-1976 or frasersouth@bcss.org

Al-Anon: “When you don’t know where to turn because someone drinks too much, Al-Anon family groups can help.” Call 888-425-2666, M-F, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., or visit Al-anon.alateen.org.

Nar Anon: “If you have a family member or friend struggling with addiction problems, then Nar Anon may be the place for you. We meet on Tuesdays at Bethany-Newton United Church on the corner of 60th and 148th St. in Surrey. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m.” Info: Nar-anon.org.

Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program, on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Elim Village – The Oasis, 9008 158th St., Surrey. “A self-management program designed for people who have completed treatment and are living with or have been affected by cancer. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. The workshop is facilitated by two trained lay leaders, many who are cancer survivors themselves. Caregivers are also welcome to attend.” Info: Selfmanagementbc.ca.

Surrey Multiple Sclerosis support meetings held on the last Wednesday of every month, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church, 9165 160th St., Surrey. Info: Contact Cheryl (tcheryl@telus.net, 604-581-3758) or Barb (778-373-0284).

Tao Healing Group (formerly Soul Power) Surrey: “Learn simple but powerful self-healing techniques for any aspect of life, with Certified Healers and Teachers. Receive free healing and blessings.” Tuesday evenings at 7pm, Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr., “Everyone is welcome, and no previous experience is necessary.” By donation, info: 778-379-9920.

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