Events guide (Sept. 12 to 17)

Events guide


Terry Hanck Band: Sax on the Beach: Saxophonist from California performs Friday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, shows 8 p.m. nightly. Info: Bluefrogstudios. ca/newshows.html.

"Johnny Cash Friends" concert featuring tribute artist Gary Kehoe, Saturday, Sept. 13 at White Rock Elks upstairs lounge, 1469 George St., White Rock. Info: 604-538-4016,

The Cooler Kings: Dance party with local band Saturday, Sept. 13 at Rhumba Room bar at Pacific Inn Resort, South Surrey, presented by White Rock Blues Society. Tickets $20, 604-542-6515, 604-501-5566. White Rock Chamber Music concert Saturday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m. start at Crescent Gardens Retirement Community, 1222 King George Blvd. Featured performers will be pianist Vivian Wu, tenor Russell Morgan, guitar voice duet Ping Sandy Erickson and the Page Players performing harp, guitar, piano, recorder, voice (Leanne Page, Conner Page and Liam Page). Admission is $5. Everyone is welcome.


"A Night on Broadway… After Hours": Eighth annual fundraiser for Surrey Food Bank is a musical revue in two acts, two shows Saturday, Oct. 4 at Surrey Arts Centre’s mainstage, featuring selections from "Anything Goes," "South Pacific," "Wicked," "Spamalot" and many other shows. Tickets and info: 604-501-5566.


Surrey Youth Fest: Event on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188 176th St., Surrey, featuring breakdance battle, skateboard and BMX demos, bands and DJs, food trucks, sumo wrestling, obstacle course, more. Free shuttle. 604-591-4793.


"Noises Off!": White Rock

Players’ Club produces this Michael Frayn comedy from Oct. 8 to 25 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock, in the company’s seasonopening show. Tickets and info:


Olde Harvest Fair at Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey on Saturday, Sept. 20 from noon to 3 p.m. "Celebrate the harvest season at the Farm! Enjoy live entertainment, shop from local food and artisan vendors and participate in harvest-themed games and competitions." All ages, by donation, at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956, www.surrey. ca/heritage.

Oktoberfest event hosted by Alexandra Neighbourhood House on Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Crescent Beach. Bavarianinspired food, live music, door prizes. Contributions will support community lunches and children’s programs. Pre-sale only at 2916 McBride Ave., tickets $25. Info:


Friday luncheon Sept. 12 at Kent Street Activity Centre in White Rock, starting at 12:30 p.m. Edelweiss will be performing. $7 admission. Everyone over 50 welcome. For transportation, call 604-531-9400, ext. 205.


White Rock Social Justice Film Society shows documentary movies with themes of social justice at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock, by donation. Info: Whiterocksocialjusticefilmfestival. ca. Sept. 26 film: "I Am," an engaging documentary that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? The filmmaker behind the inquiry is Tom Shadyac, the creative force behind such blockbusters as "Ace Ventura."


Art in the City: Inaugural event in Surrey set for Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Newton Cultural Centre and various locations

in city. "Artists and artisans from all around Surrey will open their studio doors and provide a unique opportunity to showcase their original work to both visitors and residents. Through demonstration, exhibition, and engagement, visitors to the studios will receive a meaningful and enlightening experience on the arts in Surrey." For more info, visit Tourismsurrey. com/Studiotour, call 604-531-6646. Peninsula Art Tour: Fifth annual event features 21 local artists in art tour on the weekend of Sept. 27-28 in South Surrey/White Rock area. The tour will include 12 locations between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on both days. Various media. Full details:

"Outside the Box: a Celebration of Art in Fibre": Exhibition runs from Sept. 2-30 at White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave., celebrating and promoting "the rich versatility and history of art in fibre and textiles ranging from fine art to everyday functional items." Info:, 604-541-2201.

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, Featured during month of September: Connie Glover’s "Flora Fauna," "an exhibit of seed pod forms, petal vases, lizards frogs, in clay."

Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, Exhibit on view to Sept. 29: "All Things" art works by Margaret Burns and Melissa Peacock.


White Rock Museum + Archives: At 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222, Exhibit on view to Oct. 13: "I Do!: The Wedding Stories of White Rock."

Surrey Archives: Facility located at 17671 56th Ave., Cloverdale. Info: 604-502-6459. Event at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13: Roy Houghton’s Surrey: "Surrey of the 1950s and ’60s comes alive as we look at the striking black and white photographs of North Surrey photographer Roy Houghton. Must pre-register at 604-502-6459, fee $10."


Urban Safari Rescue’s popular program for teens, Junior Zoo Keeping, will begin again Oct. 4 for eight weeks, to Nov. 15 (1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays). For two hours every Saturday, teens learn about how to care for animals of all kinds, how to work with animals and animal anatomy. Students also take a look at possible careers working with animals, issues around zoos and conservation issues. Max. 12 students per class, fee $230 plus tax. Info: 604-531-1100,,


CARP presents ‘HerStory’ event Sunday, Oct. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Morgan Creek Golf Course, South Surrey, celebrating Women’s History Month. Speakers are Helen Burnham, co-founder of Avalon Addiction Recovery Centres for Women, Maggie de Vries, author whose sister was one of Robert Pickton’s victims, and Velvet Steele, politicial activist and transgendered woman. Includes fashion show and luncheon. Door prizes. Tickets are $50 with partial proceeds to Avalon. Call Denice, 604-538-5778. Admission by ticket only (no tickets at door). Both men and women welcome.


Harness Racing BC open house on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at horse barns of Fraser Downs, across from Agriplex building. "Harness Racing BC is once again opening its doors to the public, a chance to come behind the scenes and witness what it takes to race a horse at Fraser Downs. Meet the horses, talk to the drivers, learn some of the techniques involved. Barn tours, craft tables, cart rides, shoeing demos to name some of the activities. Light lunch provided. Info:, 604-574-5558.


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; next meeting is on Sept. 17. Contact Heather at 604-591-7678 or Eleanor at 604-589-3631.


"An Introduction to Family History": Workshop Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10:30 to noon at Cloverdale Library, 5642 176A St., Surrey. Free. "Find out what’s available and where, how to document what you find and, most importantly, pick up some tips and tricks unique to genealogy research." Info: 604-598-7327.

"Give the Moms a Break: Daddy Storytimes" events Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at City Centre Library, Surrey, from Sept. 18 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 -24 months). Dads, stepdads, foster dads, boyfriends, granddads, uncles and all male caregivers are welcome." Call 604-598-7369.


Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research: Annual event at multiple locations on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 14. Info:


Surrey WorkBC Hiring Fair on Thursday, Sept. 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Peoples Church (14455 104th Ave., Surrey). A retail/warehouse hiring fair. Registration is mandatory via Surreyworkbc. ca. Confirmed employers include Loblaw, Starbucks, HM, Talentcor, Goldilocks, London Drugs and more. Info: 604-580-9769.


5 Star Catering at Sunrise Banquet Conference Centre celebrates 20th anniversary with networking event at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16. "Enjoy fine food and refreshments, and learn what they have to offer in catering at your location, or theirs." At 5640 188th St., Surrey. Admission is free. Event co-hosted by Surrey Board of Trade and Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce. Info: Businessinsurrey. com/sidebar-events, 604-581-7130. Surrey Board of Trade Economic Update Lunch on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Eaglequest golf course, Surrey, feature keynote speaker David Tulk, Chief Macro Strategist, TD Securities, a topranked forecaster for the Canadian economy by Bloomberg News. Info:, 604-581-7130.


White Rock District Garden Club Annual Fall Show Competition on Saturday Sept. 13 during store hours at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre. Special features: Dahlias and Floral Art Arrangements. Club info: Angela, 604-536-3076.

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