EVENTS GUIDE for April 17 to 23 (Surrey, White Rock and North Delta)

EVENTS GUIDE for April 17 to 23 (Surrey, White Rock and North Delta)

EVENTS GUIDE for April 17 to 23 (Surrey, White Rock and North Delta)

 

EASTER EVENTS

Surrey Museum’s annual Easter Fair on Saturday, April 19 from 1 to 4 p.m., featuring local animal rescue groups and other attractions, at 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale. Info: 604-592-6956, www.surrey.ca/heritage. 

Farm Easter Egg Hunt at Historic Stewart Farm on Saturday, April 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. “Decorate your Easter basket and hop like bunnies through the scenic farm site as you hunt for brightly-coloured eggs. Then play fun games, decorate a cookie and dye an egg. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.” Fee $12 (4-8yrs). Info: 604-592-6956, www.surrey.ca/heritage.

Eco Easter Egg Hunt: Event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at Surrey Nature Centre at Green Timbers, 14225 Green Timbers Way, Surrey. All ages, $8 per child. “Search for Easter eggs in the forest!  Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy egg-themed crafts, fun activities, tasty food and family entertainment. Children’s Easter egg hunts take place throughout the event and every child receives a prize. Register by phone at 604-502-6065 or online at www.surrey.ca/register.”

North Delta Lions Club hosts its 46th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Sunbury Park (Dunlop and Centre St., North Delta) on Sunday, April 20, 2 p.m. sharp, rain or shine. Children aged one to 11 years welcome.

CONCERTS

Jimmy D. Lane: Chicago blues musician performs Saturday, April 19 at the Rhumba Room bar in South Surrey, with guest Jason Buie Band, in concert presented by White Rock Blues Society. Doors 7:30 p.m., 1160 King George Blvd. 604-542-6515, whiterockblues.com.

Jefferson Starship: Classic-rock pioneers perform concert celebrating Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Tickets and info via www.bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html and 604 542-3055.

The Fab Fourever: “Canada’s Premiere Tribute To The Beatles” performs Thursday, April 24 at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock, in recreation of The Beatles’ 1964 North American Tour. Tickets are $42.50 via 604-536-7535 and www.whiterockplayers.ca. Band info: www.fabfourever.com.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s “Strings & Serenades” concert features violinist Nicholas Wright and leader/violinist Dale Barltrop, Monday, April 28 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, as part of VSO’s Surrey Nights series. Tickets available online or call VSO Customer Service at 604-876-3434.

Jazz Vespers at Northwood United Church: Hour-long concert events on select Sunday afternoons at church, 8855 156th St., Surrey, starting at 4 p.m. April 27: Christie Grace, vocalist.

White Rock Trad Jazz Society: Presents three-hour concert/dance events Sunday afternoons (select dates) at Crescent Beach Legion, 3-6 p.m. at 2643 128th St., South Surrey. Admission: $8/10. Info: 604-591-7275, www.whiterocktradjazz.com.

Encore Peninsula Concerts: Italian pianist Marco Tezza performs in final concert of monthly classical music series in White Rock this spring, 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at First United Church, from Peninsula Productions and Music Encore Concert Society. Tickets and information: www.peninsulaproductions.org, 604-541-2199.Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne with special guest Tom Lavin (of Powder Blues Band), in concert Friday, May 2 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets and info via www.bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html and 604 542-3055.

Jennifer Scott and Brasileira jazz concert 8 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets and info via www.bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html and 604 542-3055.

“Songs from Stage and Screen” concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at White Rock Baptist Church, 1657 140th St., White Rock, featuring Ad Libitum Concert Choir and Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir. “Enjoy the sound of young voices, the mature male voice choir sound of VWMC, and combined voices in joyous harmony.” Ticket prices: Free for kids under 12 with adult; adults $25; seniors $22; students $10, at Mareth’s Hair Studio (Mon/Fri), 15239 16th Ave., Surrey, also at Tapestry Music Shop (Mon-Sat), 1335 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Info: vwmc.ca or phone 604-878-1190.

Vancouver Chamber Choir sings Thursday, May 8 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, as part of Surrey Schools Secondary Choral Festival. Info and tickets: 604-507-6355, www.BellPerformingArtsCentre.com. 

Mother’s Day concert featuring opera singers Friday, May 9 and Sunday, May 11 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, featuring soprano Shadan Saul, tenor Sunny Shams and pianist David Boothroyd. Tickets available through Century 21 Seaside Realty and The Art of Flowers, both on Johnston Road, White Rock. 

Byrd Dawg and the Vintage Electric Band tribute to The Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkle, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets and info via www.bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html and 604 542-3055.

Spectacle: Celebrity Legends Live: Tribute concert features Luisa Marshall as Tina Turner, Kyle Toy as Michael Jackson, AbraCadabra and Star Bernardo as Cher, 8 p.m. show time Friday, May 9 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Tickets range from $20 to $39.75, 604-507-6355, www.bellperformingartscentre.com.

 â€œGone Country”: Benefit concert for cancer-related charities on Saturday, July 26 at Cloverdale’s Millennium Park Amphitheatre, featuring Chad Brownlee, Brett Kissel, One More Girl, Karen Lee Batten, The Washboard Union and DJ Jaxon Hawks. The $25 “early bird” tickets are on sale until the end of March at www.twinscancerfundraising.com; in April and beyond, they’re priced at $35. It’s a 19-and-over party.

TALENT CONTESTS

Diamond in the Rock youth talent contest runs on Wednesday evenings, from March 5 to April 23, at Roadhouse Grille, 1781 King George Blvd., South Surrey, start time 7 p.m. Final concert will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. For more info, email Dennis Peterson at ed.peterson@shaw.ca or visit www.facebook.com/DITR2014.

OPEN MIC

Delta Arts Council open mic night held on last Friday of every month at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta). “Open Mic gives local talent the opportunity to share and showcase.” Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $4/person at the door. Info: www.deltaartscouncil.ca.

CLUBS/LIVE MUSIC

Olympia Pizza: Live music, comedy and more on stage at venue in Whalley, 10257 King George Blvd. 604-584-1388, www.facebook.com/olympia.resto. Tues. and Thurs. open-mic night, live band jam night; Wed. “FreeStyle” hip-hop/rap with Rasta Mike. Comedy night on last Friday of month with Dennis Lintonjua. April 18: “Snak the Ripper”; April 19: “Smoked out Battle”; April 26: “Surrey Pride”

The Mirage: Dance club and live music (select nights) at 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. 604-583-8828.

White Rock Elks Lodge #431: Live music and special events on select nights, karaoke on Fridays, at 1469 George St., White Rock, 604-538-4016, www.whiterockelks.ca. 

Five Corners Bistro, 15182 Buena Vista Ave., White Rock. “Jazz Lounge every Wednesday evening with Rice Honeywell on keyboard and Bob Storms on reeds. 604-538-5455. 

Dublin Crossing: Live music six nights a week at 18789 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. 604-575-5470. 

Central City Brewing Co.: Live music on select nights at restaurant/bar, 13450 102nd Ave., at Central City, Surrey. 604-582-6620, centralcitybrewing.com.

Sandpiper Pub: Live music on select nights at 15595 Marine Dr., White Rock, 604-531-7625, www.sandpiperpub.com.

Washington Avenue Grill: Live music Wed.-Sun. at restaurant at East Beach (15782 Marine Dr., White Rock). 604-541-4244, washingtonavenuegrill.com.

FESTIVALS/FAIRS

“Party for the Planet”: City of Surrey’s annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 26 in plaza area of city’s new city hall, with indoor and outdoor performance areas in day-long event. Live music by Said the Whale, Andrew Allen, Dear Rouge, Jordan Klassen, Jeremy Fisher, Jodi Proznick and Bobs and Lolo, others. Free admission. For more event details, visit www.surrey.ca/partyfortheplanet.

Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair: 2014 edition of the annual event runs from Friday, May 16 to Monday, May 19 at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, with five rodeo performances, midway rides, live music, Cloverdale Cowboy Cook Off Rib Fest & BBQ Competition, West Coast Lumberjack Show, World Freestyle Skateboarding Round-Up, Agri-Zone and more. Info and tickets: 604-576-9461, www.cloverdalerodeo.com.

Surrey International Children’s Festival: 10th annual event gets “Up Close and Magical” from May 22 to 24 at Surrey Arts Centre and Bear Creek Park, Surrey, featuring a wide range of shows and activities for kids and families. Performers for 2014 include Eric Litwin (author of the first four “Pete the Cat” picture books), Australia’s Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo, Will Stroet, the show “Jake’s Gift” from Juno Productions and more. School and group tickets now on sale; general audience tickets will be on sale April 15, via 604-501-5566 and www.surrey.ca/childrensfestival.

DANCE

Surrey Festival of Dance: Annual event runs from March 29 to April 29 at Surrey Arts Centre, showcasing dancers from preschool to adult in categories of Ballet, Contemporary/Modern, International, Jazz, Hip Hop/Street, and Tap and Stage. Adjudicators come from North America and abroad. Festival schedule at surreyfestival.ca, or call 604-501-5566 for info.

International Dance Day celebration on Tuesday, April 29 at Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage, featuring performances by Surrey-based XBa DanceCo, Zavicaj Serbian Folk Dance Group, diskordanse and Sudnya Academy of Dance. Tickets and info: 604-501-5566.

Tartan Pride Highland Dance Team Celtic Night, on Saturday, May 10 at Cloverdale Catholic Parish Hall, 17475 59th Ave., Surrey. “Tartan Pride will once again host a night of Celtic fun and entertainment. This has become a popular annual event for all ages. This year, we will also be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Tartan Pride Highland Dance Team. Tartan Pride is a unique team of premier highland dancers from the Joan Murray School of Dance in Cloverdale. Blackthorn and the Vancouver Police Pipe Band will be guest performers.” Tickets available at 604-576-1619 or e-mail tpride@shaw.ca. Info: tartanpride.ca.

THEATRE/STAGE

“Moonlight and Magnolias”: White Rock Players’ Club presents Ron Hutchinson script at Coast Capital Playhouse (1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock) from April 4 to 19 (Wednesday to Saturday, 8 p.m., plus Sunday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 adults, $16 for students, seniors and CCS members, $10 during previews on April 2-3, inclusive of taxes and fees. Call 604-536-7535 or visit www.whiterockplayers.ca.

“Seussical the Musical” staged by Betty Huff Elementary theatre company from April 14 to 17, 7 p.m. nightly, at 13055 Huntley Ave., Surrey. Tickets $6 available online and at door. Info: www.bettyhufftheatre.ca, 604-585-3104.

“The Drawer Boy”: Play written by Michael Healey is staged from April 17 to May 17 at Surrey Little Theatre, 7027 184th St., Surrey. A “humourous, heartwarming play about the simple pleasures of friendship, storytelling and remembrance.” Info: www.surreylittletheatre.com.

“The H.M.S. Pinafore”: Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society stages popular musical from April 30 to May 10 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. Show runs Wed. to Sun. at 8 p.m., plus 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sun., May 4. Tickets range from $24 to $27, 604-536-7535, www.whiterockplayers.ca.  

MOVIE THEATRES

Clova Cinema: 5732 176th St., Cloverdale. 604-574-1114. 

Empire Studio 12 Guildford: 15051 101st Ave. 604-581-1716. 

Strawberry Hill Cineplex: 12161 72nd Ave., Surrey. 604-501-9400.

Hollywood 3 Cinemas: 7125 138th St. (Newton Centre, near 72nd Ave., Surrey). 604-592-4441. 

Caprice 4: 2381 King George Blvd., South Surrey. 604-531-7456. 

Rialto Twin Criterion: 1732 152nd St., S. Surrey. 604-541-9527.

FILM EVENTS

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. April 25: “Dirty Wars” 

Get Reel: Film series hosted by Semiahmoo Arts at White Rock Community Centre, with screenings held on select nights, 7 p.m. start. Guest speakers lead a discussion following each film. Tickets $10/11; Info: 604-536-8333, www.whiterockartscouncil.com. 

VISUAL ART

Surrey’s Artswests Art Club hosts art show on Sunday, May 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Bear Creek Park Pavilion, Bear Creek Park, Surrey. Wide variety of art in every price range, time to meet and talk with the artists about their creative process.

Works by local artist Hormozd Poorooshasb on view at Good Day Sunshine Café (#10002950 King George Blvd.), during month of April. More info at www.GDSCafe.com. 

Mind & Matter Art Gallery: Features a variety of works at 13743 16th Ave., South Surrey, 604-536-6460, mindandmatterart.com. 

Surrey Art Gallery: “Ruptures in Arrival: Art in the Wake of the Komagata Maru” exhibit on view to June 15; also “Art by Surrey Secondary School Students” on view to April 27. Gallery located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. Info: 604-501-5566, arts.surrey.ca.

South Surrey/White Rock Art Society, founded in 1959, meets on second Monday of month (except July and August), 7 p.m. start, at South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre, 14601 20th Ave., Surrey (new, permanent meeting site). Info: www.artsociety.ca. 

Thursday Artist Talk: Events hosted by Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) on first Thursday of every month at Bear Creek Park facility. Info: 604-501-5566, www.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. Featured during month of April: Bev Mason’s “Altered States” – clay carved, cut, sliced, pasted, paddled and twisted into unconventional functional pieces.

Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, www.artscouncilofsurrey.ca. On view during month of April: “Just Shoes,” from April 5-30.

Surrey Urban Screen: Digital art shown on screen on side of building at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, at 13458 107A Ave. Exhibit can be viewed from 30 minutes after sunset until midnight. Info: 604-598-5898, www.surreyurbanscreen.ca. 

Coffee Gallery at the Tate: Local gallery with 20 local artists, at #59-7238 189th St. Surrey (facing on 72nd Ave., at 189th). Visit www.CoffeeGalleryattheTate.com.

Cheryl’s Trading Post: Wide range of original Northwest Coast Art, Inuit and Peruvian art featured at gallery, #103-1711 152nd St. (Semiahmoo Shopping Centre), Surrey. Info: email cherylstradingpost@gmail.com.

MUSEUMS 

White Rock Museum + Archives: At 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222, whiterock.museum.bc.ca. Exhibit on view to May 12: “Shutter Speed: A Pictorial History of White Rock,” featuring photographs from White Rock Museum & Archives and members of Crescent Beach Photography Club.

Surrey Museum: “Echoes of Komagata Maru: 1914-2014” and “Fakes & Forgeries” exhibits on view to May 24. Museum is located at 17710 56A Ave. Info: www.surrey.ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.

Historic Stewart Farm: Located at site of 1894 farmhouse and heritage gardens, at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956, www.surrey.ca/heritage. 

Surrey Archives: Facility located at 17671 56th Ave., Cloverdale. Info: 604-502-6459. 

TALKS

CARP White Rock/Surrey chapter presents a talk by Graham Kerr, aka ‘The Galloping Gourmet,’ as part of organization’s MY LIFE series, on Thursday, April 24, 7 to 9 p.m., at Crescent Gardens, 1222 King George Blvd. Admission is $10, RSVP to Denice, 604-538-5778.

ANTIQUES

Antique Roadshow event hosted by White Rock Museum & Archives on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. “Book your one-on-one session with Gale Pirie, from the hit CBC show ‘Antiques Roadshow,’ to receive a verbal appraisal and historical information about your attic treasures.” Fee is $15 for one item, $40 for three items. To book appointment, call 604 541-2221 (space is limited), at 14970 Marine Dr., White Rock.

Cloverdale Antiques & Vintage Fair in show bar at Fairgrounds on May 3-4, featuring furniture, ceramics, militaria, paintings, jewelry and much more, fee $6 for adults and free for kids 13 and under, free parking. Antiques ID clinic, $14 per item; call Dennis, 604-316-1933, www.antiquesbydesignshows.com.

WRESTLING

All Star Wrestling presents “April Anarchy” event Saturday, April 26 at Alice Mckay Building, Cloverdale Fairgrounds, 6050A 176 St., Surrey, featuring former ECW, WWE, TNA Star, the Innovator of Violence, Tommy Dreamer teaming with Moondog Manson to take on Kyle Sebastian and Collin Cutler. Tickets available at www.allstar-wrestling.com and at Central City Comix (10221 King George Blvd.) and Comics Scene (8912 152 St., Surrey). Info: 604-710-0872.

HERITAGE/HISTORY

St. George’s Day celebration Wednesday, April 23 at White Rock Elks hall, 1469 George St., featuring music by Johnnie Twocoats, admission $12/$15 (dinner), www.whiterockelks.ca, 604-538-4016.

CONFERENCE

Work of Art: Conference for Visual Artists: To celebrate Arts & Culture Week, Arts Council of Surrey is presenting a full-day conference for visual artists on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Newton Cultural Centre in Surrey. “The conference tackles many aspects of how to be a creative visual artist and pay the bills.” Information and registration at info@artscouncilofsurrey.ca, 604-594-2700, or visit Newton Cultural Centre (13530 72nd Ave., Surrey).

EDUCATION

Delta Trades and Technical Career Fair: Annual event to be held Thursday, April 24 at Sungod Recreation Centre (arena) in North Delta from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., featuring dozens of exhibitors. Last year’s event attracted 2,500 attendees, including students, parents and the general public. Info: 604-946-4141, www.delta.ca.

Ready, Set, Learn program open house Thursday, April 24 at David Brankin Elementary in Surrey (9160 128th St.), from 1 to 2:15 p.m. This program is designed to provide children and families with an opportunity to participate in a series of play-based learning activities within the school setting. For program info, see www.bced.gov.bc.ca/early_learning/rsl. Call the school at 604-5859547 to register for the event and to receive a free learning gift. 

Learning Disabilities Association – Fraser South Chapter (LDAFS) presents documentary movie ‘The Big Picture’ for parents, teachers and children, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30 at Panorama Ridge Secondary theatre. “The movie is 52 minutes long and outlines some of the strengths that lead many dyslexics and learning-disabled students to success.” Admission by donation at door.  Please register at Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-big-picture-rethinking-dyslexia-presented-by-ldafs-tickets-5802430225. Info: 604-591-5156.

REUNIONS

40th reunion for Delta Senior Secondary and South Delta Senior Secondary (classes of 1974) will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at Sundance Inn (6574 Ladner Trunk Rd., Delta). Tickets $30. Please RSVP. DSS74 grads contact Mary Jo (Glen) Ohl mjo_ohl@shaw.ca; SDSS74 grads contact Deb (Reimer) Tremain debra.tremain@gmail.com.

DANCES 

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 or 604-538-3363.

BOOKS/LIT

Surrey Muse: Arts and literary event Friday, April 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., featuring author Chloe Cocking, poet Ashok Bhargava, performer Sylvia Grace Borda. Open microphone to follow, and begins with Janine White. Free Admission, at room 418, City Centre branch of the Surrey Public Library, 10350 University Dr., Surrey.

Zero-360: Open-mic style literary event offers stage to local writers for maximum of 360 seconds (six minutes) each, on second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. at Pelican Rouge coffee house in Central Plaza, 16th Ave at 152nd St., White Rock. Event hosted by Semiahmoo Arts, semiahmooarts.com, 604-536-8333.

Irish Poetry Night: Spoken word events hosted by Semiahmoo Arts on third Wednesday of every month at Jimmy Flynn’s Celtic Snug (new venue), 15065 Marine Dr., White Rock. For schedule and event info, see www.semiahmooarts.com or call venue, 604-538-8081. 

“Local Author Sundays” events on select dates at Black Bond Books, 15562 24th Ave., South Surrey (604-536-4444,  blackbondbooks.com). April 13, 2 p.m. event features White Rock-based author Geoffrey R. Tigg.

FUNDRAISERS

PRIMARY: Benefit concert hosted by Arts Umbrella South Surrey on Saturday, April 26 at its space at The Shops at Morgan Crossing, featuring music, dance, live performances, food, beverages and more. Funds raised at PRIMARY will give children access to arts education programs at our two Surrey locations. Tickets are $250, www.artsumbrella.com/primary.

Rotary Club of Surrey hosting Central City International Dining Experience: The Rotary Club of Surrey is hosting its first fundraiser of the year, and it’s giving the chance for residents to celebrate diversity in a way we can all relate, while raising money for a good cause. On Tuesday April 29, the club, in partnership with four local restaurants, will give residents the opportunity to sample food from four nations: Thailand, India, Greece, and Japan; the restaurants are Nahm Thai Bistro, Taste of Punjab, Vlassis Souvlaki and Greek Taverna, and Izumo Sushi. Tickets are $40 per person, and include samplings from each of the four restaurants. Funds raised will be used for local club projects for the benefits of the community. Contact psmutti@hotmail.com or media@surreyrotary.ca for tickets.

“Paint the Town Red for ER” fundraising gala for Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation on Saturday, May 3 at Centennial Arena, White Rock, featuring live music, auction, emcee Christopher Gaze. Tickets and info: 604-535-4520, pahfoundation.ca.

CALLS/AUDITIONS

Call for street performers in White Rock: Applications for buskers are currently being accepted. Buskers, also known as street performers, will be performing along the waterfront and in uptown White Rock. Call 604-541-2199 or visit www.whiterockcity.ca/busking for more information.

Canada Day entertainers needed in White Rock: The city is looking for local musical entertainment to perform on an outdoor stage between noon and 9 p.m. Fill out an application form online. Deadline for submission is Friday, April 18 at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 604-541-2252.

Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society invite youth of Surrey and White Rock to write an original song about any aspect of the environment that is important to them, in “Sing It Wild” contest. Info: www.birdsonthebay.ca, www.surrey.ca/3464.aspx. Submission deadline is May 15. 

2014 Youth Film Competition: Homelessness: Everyone Can Make a Difference”: Youth filmmakers are invited to submit 30- or 60-second films that raise awareness about homelessness and engage people to do something about it. Prize of $500 available. Films will be used in effort to help end homelessness in Surrey, with the potential to be broadcast. Submissions will be accepted until April 22. Forms and more info: www.surreyhomeless.ca.

WALKS/RUNS

Color Me Rad: Cloverdale Fairgrounds will be dusted with a rainbow of hues May 31 during this for-profit 5K event, in which participants are blasted with bombs of coloured corn starch. Fee to register is $35, plus service and processing fees, via colormerad.com.

NATURE/OUTDOORS

11th annual Fish Release event at North Delta’s Watershed Park on Sunday, April 27 from noon to 2 p.m. 604-952-3000.

Pitch-in Canada clean-up at Blackie Spit: On Sunday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., join Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society volunteers to help clean up the shoreline. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear (gumboots an asset). Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Meet at the entrance to Blackie Spit, Blackie Spit park (3136 McBride Ave, Crescent Beach). Please email Alison at a.prentice@shaw.ca if you can attend. 

BUSINESS

Leadership Surrey Dialogue event hosted by Surrey Board of Trade, 3 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104th Ave., Surrey). Info: 604-581-7130. Event to feature Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, Peter Fassbender, Minister of Education, and Amrik Virk, Minister of Advanced Education.

Business and Canada Post Dialogue event 7:30 a.m. Friday, April 25 at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152nd St., Surrey). Info: 604-581-7130.

Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards: Surrey Board of Trade is accepting nominations for the fourth annual awards. Potential recipients are business and community-minded people under the age of 25, either working in Surrey or working on a business or community related project in/for Surrey. Nomination deadline is Wednesday, May 14. 

Surrey Industry Tour on Friday, May 2, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. “This innovative event showcases Surrey’s industries and Surrey’s future developments. With commentary by Colliers International on Surrey, you will tour three or four business stops. The tour will conclude with a guest speaker at a lunch, following the bus tour. Starting location is Surrey Board of Trade (#101, 14439 104th Ave.), admission $40 + tax. Info: BusinessinSurrey.Com. 

Surrey Mayor Watts’ State of the City Lunch: Annual event on Wednesday, May 14 to showcase the city’s economic progress and vision, at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. Info: 604-581-7130 or go online to www.businessinsurrey.com/sidebar-events.

SALES/CRAFTS

Garage Sale hosted by hospital auxiliary breakaway group, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at 1840 160th St. ( activity centre). All proceeds for the hospital.

Children’s swap meet at North Delta rec centre on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 11415 84th Ave., North Delta. 604-952-3000.

White Rock & District Garden Club Plant & Bake Sale, from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday April 26 at Ocean Park Community Hall, 1577 128th St., Surrey, featuring plants, baked goods, flower market, coffee, goodies, etc. Free parking, info via Angela, 604-536-3076.

Kent Street Annual Plant & Bake Sale on Saturday, April 26, 9 to 12:30 p.m.: Many unique and interesting plants, bulbs and seeds are for sale at Kent Street Activity Centre. The Plant Sale is one of the noteworthy fundraisers for Kent Street Activity Centre. Call 604-541-2231 for more information.

Funky Finds Buy Swap Sell: Event Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Royal Canadian Legion, 17567 57th Ave., Cloverdale.

North Delta Potters Guild Spring Pottery Sale, on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 at Artspace, 11425 84th Ave., info at www.northdeltapotters.com.

Free To Be Artisan Show and Sale, on Saturday, May 17 at Sunrise Banquet & Conference Centre, 188th Street & #10 Hwy, Cloverdale. Free admission, paintings, woodturnings, pottery, photography, weaving, glassware. Info: http://artisanshow.wix.com/artisan-show, 604-530-7304.

Whole Lotta Art call for artisan vendors for event on Sunday, May 25 at 11425 84th Ave., North Delta. “Watershed Artworks Society’s spring artisan market will be held under the trees of our parking lot in the social heart of North Delta. Vendors, contact June by May 5, via email, june.bergen.holt@gmail.com, call 604-572-5128.

MARKETS

North Delta Winter Market at Sunbury Hall on alternating Sundays (including April 27 and May 11), from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 10409 Dunlop Rd., North Delta. Info: 778-688-3663, email farmfreshevents@gmail.com, northdeltawintermarket.flavors.me. 

GOLF TOURNEYS

2014 Annual Surrey Board of Trade Networking Golf Tournament set for Thursday, June 5 at Morgan Creek Golf Course, South Surrey. Format is Texas Scramble. Sponsorship opportunities are available, email Brianne Colbert at brianne@businessinsurrey.com or call 604-634-0347. Info: www.businessinsurrey.com. 

LIBRARY EVENTS

Teen Jam Sessions: “Enjoy playing the guitar? Come jam with us! Bring your own guitar or use one of ours.” Events on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., from April 8 to May 27 at City Centre Library Teen Lounge. Free admission. Sign up at the library or call 604-598-7431. For more info, email eolcay@surrey.ca.

NFB Film Club at Semiahmoo Library: Surrey Libraries have partnered with the NFB (National Film Board of Canada) to screen animated short films for the whole family at the library. “These unique and creative short films will take you to magical places and make you think!” Open to all ages; children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Drop in. Session dates are 4 p.m. on May 6 and June 3 at Semiahmoo Library (1815 152nd St., Surrey), 604-592-6900, www.surreylibraries.ca.

Meet author Janie Chang on Tuesday, May 6 at White Rock Library, 7 to 8:30 p.m., 15342 Burna Vista Ave., White Rock. “Canadian author Janie Chang artfully draws upon family history for her writing. Join her for an evening of reading and discussion of her first novel ‘Three Souls.’ Set in civil war China, Leiyin has to make a choice: Should she save her only child or forever relinquish her own afterlife? Registration appreciated, 604-541-2204.

KIDS/FAMILY

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). Must pre-book at 604-592-6956.