THREE THINGS TO DO: ‘Open studio’ pottery opportunity at Newton PopUp Gallery

Also: Sounds of Summer concerts begin Wednesday, Pioneer Fair set for Saturday

Hands-on pottery is happening at an art gallery in Newton.

1. Ever wanted to give pottery a try? Until Sunday (July 3), go ahead and get your hands into some clay during the Fraser Valley Potters Guild exhibition happening at Newton PopUp Gallery. Members of the long-established guild are in “open studio” mode as part of the interactive working studio and exhibition, daily from noon to 4 p.m. Of course, the featured work is available for purchase at the gallery, located in the 7300-block of 137th St. For more details, visit or click on

2. The flower-filled setting of Glades garden park is first up in the City of Surrey’s Sounds of Summer music series, which gets going on Wednesday (July 6) with a performance by the Calvin Dyck-led West Coast String Quartet. Admission is free at the event, at 561 172nd St., South Surrey, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Looking ahead, next up in the annual series are the gypsy-swing sounds of Deanna Knight and the Hot Club of Mars, in concert at Surrey City Hall Plaza on July 13. More details are posted at, or call 604-501-5050.

3. Old-time music, dance, games and costumes are promised during Historic Stewart Farm’s Pioneer Fair, set for Saturday, July 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Performers at the four-hour event include The Re-Enactors theatre troupe, Michael Viens and Rosie Carver of the band Blackthorn and Brigadoon Highland Dancers, with an interactive bee workshop, family portrait photo ops, an “Along the Shore” talk about the local shoreline, hand-churned ice cream and a visit from The Place Next Door food truck. Admission is free at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants earn a 3-1 victory over Everett in season-opener in Langley

Langley’s major junior hockey team opened the season at home with a victory over the Silvertips.

White Rock rail forum leads to renewed calls for relocation

Upgrading safety is not enough say local politicians

McCallum says Surrey LRT communication plan close to election is ‘perceived interference’

McCallum ‘gravely concerned’ Surrey and TransLink will violate election financing rules, but city says all rules will be followed

White Rock’s Johnston Road to re-open on schedule: city

One lane in each direction expected to open by Friday at 7 p.m.

VIDEO: Neighbours fear impact of B.C. tent city residents

Greater Victoria residents opposed to campers voice concerns at provincial campground

Tornado touches down in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que.

Environment Canada says cars and homes have been damaged by severe thunderstorms and high wind gusts

B.C. premier apologizes for removal of 1950s totem pole at Canada-U.S. border

First Nations say pole was raised at Peace Arch but removed to make way for tourism centre

An unexpected sight: Bear spotted eating another bear in central B.C.

Cheslatta Carrier Nation Chief finds bear eating another bear’s carcass

Free vet clinic caters to pets of homeless, low income people

The first such clinic in Langley will take place later this month.

RCMP confirm death of missing BC teen Jessica Patrick

No details on cause were given. Case is under criminal investigation and police are asking for tips.

Extradition hearing set for Lower Mainland developer accused of fraud

Mark Chandler will go before the B.C. Court of Appeals early next year.

CUTENESS OVERLOAD: 2 sea otters hold hands at the Vancouver Aquarium

Holding hands is a common – and adorable – way for otters to stay safe in the water

B.C. teen with autism a talented guitarist

Farley Mifsud is gaining fans with every performance

Most Read