1 If there’s one thing that marks the end of September, it’s the Bavarian food and beer of Oktoberfest. Ring in the 10th month of the year by "prost"ing a pint with your neighbour at Crescent Beach’s Alexandra Neighbourhood House in South Surrey for a first-annual fundraiser, on Saturday (Sept. 27) from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with food, live music, door prizes and more. Tickets are $25 in advance, at 2916 McBride Ave. Money raised will benefit community lunches and children’s programs.
2 You’d be remiss to sleep through Surrey’s Culture Days festivities. There’s lots to check out Friday (Sept. 26), with events revolving around Surrey Libraries, including storytime for kids, a "book slam" and a Family LEGO club meeting. Saturday (Sept. 27) offers an artist talk with photographer Michael Krondl at Guildford Library, performance by Cirque Surrey and more. Check Culturedays.ca for complete listings.
3 The two-day Peninsula Art Tour features work from 21 artists either working or living in White Rock/South Surrey. Twelve different locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 27 and 28), featuring art and their artists at their showrooms and studios. Styles of art include "something for everyone" – oil and watercolour paintings, ceramics, jewelry, glass work, photography and more. For the map, visit Peninsulaarttour.com.