EVENTS GUIDE: children and families (Oct. 7 to Oct. 23)

CONCERTS

African Children’s Choir performs in Surrey on Sunday, Oct. 19 at Legacy-A Church of the Nazarene (10:30 a.m. at 9012 160th St., 604-589-4670), also Thursday, Oct. 23 at Bible Fellowship (7 p.m., 15100 66A Ave., 604-597-9331). Info: Africanchildrenschoir.com.

SPORTS

SNAG Golf (Starting New at Golf) in White Rock: Kids age five to eight can learn putting, chipping, pitching and a how to do a full swing in a safe fun and creative environment. Taught by an LPGA pro. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Centennial Park Leisure Centre. Call 604-541-2199 to register.

SHOWS

Toopy and Binoo in "Fun and Games," a new musical production from Koba Entertainment, at Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey on Saturday, Oct. 11 as part of a 52-date tour of Canada. Show integrates music, theatre, dance, puppetry and innovative multimedia technology; show times at 1 and 4 p.m. Tickets via Ticketmaster. ca and by phone, 1-855-985-5000, 604-507-6355.

The Wiggles perform at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Oct. 18 as part of "Ready, Steady, Wiggle" tour of North America and to celebrate the release of new CD "Apples and Bananas." Shows at 1 and 4:30 p.m. Info: TheWiggles.com, Bellperformingartscentre.com, 604-507-6355.

Jacky’s Village: The Black Box Theatre at White Rock Elementary will come alive with music on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m, featuring Jacky Essombe. Jacky’s Village features music, dance and percussion by a trio of artists from the African countries of Cameroon, Benin and Guinea. Tickets $10, at Good Day Sunshine Cafe or Peninsulaproductions.org.

"Vaudeville 101" show/concert performed by The Vaudevillians seniors entertainment troupe in 11th annual bursary fundraiser, on Nov. 8 and 9 at Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage, 2 p.m. shows each day. Proceeds to the Society for the Preservation of Vaudeville Performing Arts Bursary at Douglas College, New Westminster. Info: 604-501-5566, Vaudevillians.com.

Max Ruby: "Nutcracker Suite" show Thursday, Nov. 13 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Tickets $29 via Bellperformingartscentre.com, 604-507-6355.

LIBRARY EVENTS

"Give the Moms a Break: Daddy Storytimes" events Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at City Centre Library, Surrey, to Oct. 23. "A great way for male caregivers to establish a bond with a little one through rhymes, songs, simple stories, fingerplays and puppets. It is for men only and babies (newborn to 24 months). Dads, stepdads, foster dads, boyfriends, granddads, uncles and all male caregivers are welcome." To register, call 604-598-7369.

HALLOWEEN

Bear Creek Park Train turns into "Pumpkin Express" (10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily) and "Haunted Forest Scream Train" (6:30 to 10 p.m. daily) for the Halloween season, from Oct. 10 to 31. Fee is $9.50 plus tax. Info: Bctrains.com, 604-999-0834.

MUSEUMS

Surrey Museum: "Every River Tells A Story" exhibit on display to Dec. 20 – "People from past and present reflect on how Surrey’s rivers have shaped our identity." Museum at 17710 56A Ave. Info: www.surrey. ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.

Historic Stewart Farm: "Dig This!" exhibit on view to Nov. 1, exploring early practices that are influencing and informing the gardens of today and tomorrow. Garden inspired art and archival artifacts tell the stories behind the growing business of backyard gardening. Facility located at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956, www.surrey. ca/heritage.

White Rock Museum + Archives: At 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222. To Oct. 13: "I Do!: The Wedding Stories of White Rock" exhibit.

AWARDS

SASSY Awards: Gala event Friday, Nov. 21 at Surrey Arts Centre. Organizers of fourth annual event (Service Above Self Surrey Youth) to present awards in seven categories (community service, environmental leadership, international service, overcoming adversity, performing and visual arts, sportsmanship and youth leadership). Cash prizes, plus all award nominees have chance to win "trip of a lifetime" courtesy of White Rock Travel and G Adventures. Info: Sassyawards.ca.

EDUCATION

The Surrey Skill Share Fair is a "one-day festival about teaching and learning all kinds of useful, handy, and practical skills," on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Surrey Nature Centre, 14225 Green Timbers Way. Free admission. Info: Skill-share.ca.

PARTIES

Make Believe Birthday Parties: "Celebrate your birthday at Surrey Museum. Invite your friends and choose from themes like Pirates, Dinosaurs, Cowboy/Cowgirl, Ancient Egypt and more." Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. $12.50 per child (birthday child is free). Call 604-592-6956 to book.

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