EVENTS GUIDE for July 2 and beyond (Surrey, Delta)

CONCERTS

FVDED in the Park music festival: Blueprint and Live Nation Canada present inaugural event on July 3 and 4 at Holland Park, Surrey, featuring headliners Deadmau5 and The Weeknd. For full lineup and tickets, visit Fvdedinthepark.com.

"Gone Country: Here for the Cure": Annual cancer-battling benefit concert set for July 25 at Cloverdale’s Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, featuring Blackjack Billy, Tebey, Karen Lee Batten, The Tumblin’ Dice, Dave Hartney, DJ Jaxon Hawks and others. Tickets are $39.99. Details at Twinscancerfundraising. com and Facebook.com/TwinsCancerFundraising. 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.

FESTIVALS

Bridgeview Community Festival on Saturday, July 4: Second annual festival is "a celebration of this unique community that is full of history and vibrancy. This event is free for the whole family and will take place at the Bridgeview Community Centre and adjoining Bridgeview Park," from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ride on the trackless train, climb the Tiki rock wall, experience the Pirate Cove, face painting, musical entertainment, bouncy castles, lunch from the Wings BBQ Food Truck, bicycle parade, community resource tables. Info: Surrey.ca/culturerecreation/17166.aspx, 604-592-7083.

Surrey’s Fusion Festival: Annual two-day event at Holland Park on the weekend of July 18-19, featuring guitarist Jose Feliciano, bhangra duo Jazzy B and Miss Kaur and many other performers on five stages, plus 40 cultural pavilions with an emphasis on food. Admission to the festival grounds is free. Info: Surrey. ca/fusionfestival.

HERITAGE

Historic Stewart Farm’s Pioneer Fair on Saturday, July 4 from 11am to 3pm (all ages, admission by donation). "Visitors are invited to don pioneer garb and join in this old-time celebration with music and dance performances, old fashioned games, refreshments, crafts and more." Facility is located at 13723 Crescent Rd. in South Surrey. Info: Call 604-592-6956 or visit www.surrey.ca/heritage.

THEATRE/STAGE

"Tucked Plucked": Zee Zee Theatre production staged Friday, July 3 at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, 8 p.m., presented by Surrey Civic Theatres in association with Surrey Pride Society. Tickets $28, 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/15870.aspx.

CAMPS

The Arts Club Musical Theatre Intensive at Surrey Arts Centre is from July 6 to 17 (Monday to Friday) from 10am to 4pm, cost of $499. Apply before June 26. "Young performers (aged 12-16) who are at a beginner to intermediate level will spend two weeks learning voice, dance, and acting techniques from industry professionals, ed by program director Peter Jorgensen." Surrey.ca/theatre.

DANCES

"Latin Friday Nights" on second Friday of each month at Amor Fitness, 8 p.m. to midnight at 8056 King George Blvd., Surrey. All ages, admission $10. "Spicy dance party featuring all night dancing with REAL Latin music. Dress to impress." Info: 604-725-4654, 604-808-2311, Hotsalsadancezone.com.

Swing dance lessons: Drop-in sessions at Jump Joint Swing, #110-12332 Pattullo Pl., Surrey. For event dates, email retroswingkid@gmail. com, call 604-536-0195, visit Jumpjointswing.com.

Surrey Fiddlers Old Time Dance takes place at Clayton Hall (18513 70th Ave., Surrey) on the first Thursday of every month, except July and August, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $3. For info, call 604-576-1066.

Learn to Square Dance event Thursdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Chuck Bailey Rec. Centre, 13458 107A Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-591-2841, email darlmel@shaw.ca.

SENIORS

Music Jammers: Seniors (50+) invited to join in lively two-hours of music, dancing and fun, Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Kennedy House Seniors Centre, 11760 88th Ave., North Delta. Drop-in fee 35 cents. "Call ahead to make sure we’re not cancelled that week." 604-594-2717.

VISUAL ART

Surrey Art Gallery: "ARTS 2015" features fifty-one works in various media, to Aug. 22; Also: "Re:Source: A Living Archive 1975-2015 (to Dec. 13), "Orijit Sen: from Punjab, with Love" mural on view to Aug. 2. Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566, Surrey. ca/artgallery.

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.

Watershed Artworks gallery shop: Works by local artists featured at North Delta facility operated by non-profit Watershed Artworks Society, at 11425 84th Ave. Info: 604-596-1029, Watershedartworks.ca. Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, Artscouncilofsurrey.ca.

MUSEUMS

Surrey Museum: "LEGO: A Fraser Valley Odyssey" exhibit on view until Sept. 19. At 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale. Info: www.surrey.ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.

EDUCATION

Newcomer Education Series at KPU: "Everything you wanted to know about post-secondary education in B.C., but were afraid to ask." Kwantlen Polytechnic University has launched a free monthly series for anyone who is interested in learning more about educational opportunities at KPU. Each information session is free and open to new immigrants, refugees, settlement workers, parents.

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