Events and activities

FUNDRAISERS

Pub night fundraiser for VOKRA cat rescue group, March 22, 6 p.m., at Green Timbers Pub, 9167 148th St., Surrey. $25 tickets, contact pussycatm@shaw.ca or 604-585-9982.

Watershed Artworks Gallery Shop in North Delta hosts fourth annual fundraising event on Saturday, March 29, featuring music by The Timewalkers band, art auction, appetizers and more, at Firehall Centre for the Arts, 11489 84th Ave., North Delta. Tickets are $45, watershedartworks@gmail. com, or visit the gallery, at 11425 84th Ave.

Youth Helping Youth is a group of students effecting change in the community. On April 4, the group will be holding a dinner and entertainment event at Grand Taj Banquet Hall in Surrey. Proceeds from ticket sales and donations from local business will be donated to BC Children’s Hospital in support of Excellence in Child Health. Tickets are $25 adult and $10 for ages 2-7; children under 2 will be admitted for free. Contact: Manvir Kooner, director and president, Youth Helping Youth Society, 778-840-4875.

SHOWS

SNL: “Seaquam Night Live” Fashion and Talent Show: Seaquam Secondary Grade 12 students present special event Wednesday, March 12 at school theatre in North Delta, tickets $15, featuring 50/50, raffle prizes, refreshments. For tickets and info, email 2014seaquamdrygrad@gmail. com.

MagicShow2Go with Matthew Johnson: Comedy mixed with magic in interactive show by award-winning performer, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 23 at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta). Tickets: $5, free for kids 1 and under. www.deltaartscouncil.ca.

TALENT CONTESTS

Diamond in the Rock youth talent contest runs on Wednesday evenings, from March 5 to April 23, at Roadhouse Grille, 1781 King George Blvd., South Surrey, start time 7 p.m. Final concert will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. For more info, email Dennis Peterson at ed.peterson@shaw.ca or visit www.facebook.com/DITR2014.

COMEDY

“Scared Scriptless” show by Vancouver Theatresports League at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock, on Saturday, March 15, featuring improvised comedy based on audience interaction. Tickets $20/$18 via www.whiterockplayers. ca/tickets/buy-tickets, 604-536-7535.

THEATRE/STAGE

Izabobo, An African Musical: Rhythms, dance and drama in show about ancient philosophies, a “colourful celebration hardly tamed even in the conflict faced by a village girl struggling between the traditional (village) life style and the city.” Show times Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m., at Surrey Arts Centre. Tickets: adult $20, youth $15. Tickets and info: 604-501-5566.

MUSEUMS

White Rock Museum + Archives: At 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222, whiterock.museum.bc.ca. Currently on view: “Science As Art: Botanical Illustration of Canadian Tree Fruit Varieties,” on loan from Kelowna Museums, features 10 watercolour paintings by Kelowna artist Joanne Beaulieu, to March 31.

Surrey Museum: “Echoes of Komagata Maru: 1914-2014” and “Fakes & Forgeries” exhibits on view to May 24. Museum at 17710 56A Ave. Info: www.surrey.ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.

SEMINARS

Fraser Valley Estate Planning Council (www.fvepc.com) invites professionals from financial and estate planning fields to its March 18 dinner meeting. Dr. John Sloan, UBC Clinical Professor, author, and expert in the care of the frail elderly will speak on, “Recognizing Incompetency,” from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. at Eaglequest Golf Centre (Coyote Creek), 7778 152nd St., in Surrey. RSVP to laurie@fvepc. com. Cost is $60. FVEPC exists to promote communication and education for professionals involved in the planning and administration of estates.

Vancouver TheatreSports League brings its “Scared Scriptless” improvcomedy show to White Rock this Saturday, March 15. See listing under Comedy.

BUSINESS

5th Annual Surrey Women in Business Awards Luncheon, Wednesday, March 12 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104th Ave., Surrey). “This event recognizes the hard work of Surrey’s businesswomen and their contributions to the community.” Keynote speaker is Marcella Szel, board chair of TransLink, and Steve Darling of Global BC is back as emcee. Tickets $55 or $330 for table of six. Go to www.businessinsurrey. com or call 604-581-7130.

LIBRARY EVENTS

“Telling Our Stories” event at George Mackie Library on Wednesday, March 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. “Multiple cultures and backgrounds are brought together to provide a brief and intimate glimpse into worlds and experiences that you might never otherwise discover. There will be time to mingle with the storytellers over coffee, tea and goodies. Free. Info: 604-594-8155.

VOLUNTEERING

SALI’s Farm is a safe haven for at-risk children and animals to bond, learn and heal one another. “We need volunteers for two positions: working directly with a child, and help caring for our horse and donkeys. Training is provided.” Volunteer sessions to be held at Ocean Park Library from 7-8 p.m. on March 27 and April 24. RSVP at info@sali.ca.