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

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

CONCERTS

Steve Kozak and His West Coast Allstars: Blues band featuring guitarist Kozak performs Friday, April 24 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock, 8 p.m. Tickets and info: Bluefrogstudios.ca, 604 542-3055.

“Elton/Billy Live” concert, featuring the music of Elton John and Billy Joel performed by Don Wolf and Mick Dalla-Vee, two shows Saturday, April 25 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets and info: Bluefrogstudios.ca, 604 542-3055.

“Our Canada” concert featuring Vancouver Orpheus Male Choir, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at Northwood United Church, 8855 156th St., Surrey. Tickets range from free to $20 via 604-515-5686, info at Vancouverorpheus.org.

Encore Peninsula Concert series, in partnership with City of White Rock, presents six concerts as part of 2014-15 series at White Rock’s First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., on Sundays (select dates only) starting at 3 p.m. Info: 604-501-5566, Tickets.Surrey.ca; tickets can also be purchased at White Rock Community Centre, Kent Street Activity Centre and Centennial Park Leisure Centre. April 26 concert: Hugues Leclere, piano, France.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Surrey Nights series: Pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane leads orchestra in “Classical Traditions: Beethoven and Haydn” concert, 8 p.m. Monday, April 27 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Tickets: $40, Vancouversymphony.ca, 604-876-3434.

Angel Forrest with Paul Deslauriers and Denis Coulombe: Blues artists in concert 8 p.m. Friday, May 1 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Show co-presented with White Rock Blues Society. Tickets and info: Bluefrogstudios.ca, 604 542-3055.

Hooked on Harmony: Sweet Adelines International Region 26 Convention: Vocal music event May 1-2 at Chandos Pattison Auditorium, 10238 168th St., Surrey, hosted by Westcoast Harmony Chorus (Westcoastsings.com). Convention info: Region26.ca.

Cloverdale Rodeo Kickoff Concert featuring Chris Buck Band, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 2 at Shannon Hall at Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Tickets $20, net proceeds to Cloverdale Rodeo Youth Initiative Foundation. Info: 604-576-9461.

Monkey Junk: Award-winning Ottawa-based blues band in concert Sunday, May 3 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Show co-presented with White Rock Blues Society. Tickets and info: Bluefrogstudios.ca, 604 542-3055.

Alexander Browne and His Aristocrats: “Swing to the big band sound of the Roaring 20s and the Flirty 30s” at concert, 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3 at  St. Mark church in Ocean Park, South Surrey. Tickets at the door, through the office 604-535-8841, also Alexbrowne.brownpapertickets.com.

Bobby Jo Valentine: Songwriter in concert on Saturday, May 9 (7:30 pm) at Crossroads United Church. “Acoustic concert of hopeful folk /pop,” at 7655 120th St., North Delta. Info: 778-593-1043, tickets $15.

Ocean Park Wailers Spring Dance Party on Saturday, May 16 at Royal Canadian Legion Crescent Branch #240, 2643 128th St., South Surrey. Tickets $15 per person. Band plays blues, country rock, roots and originals; members include Lawrence Kirby (lead vocals and guitar), Kevin Irwin (lead guitar and vocals), Russ Froese (bass & rhythm guitar and vocals), Bill Brooks (keyboard), Jim Widdifield (keyboard) and Paul Sorbara (drums).

Vancouver Chamber Choir performs Wednesday, May 20 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Tickets and info: 604-507-6355.

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. All-ages event, a variety of genres on two outdoor stages. 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. Early-bird tickets for the event, priced at $29.99, are available until May 1, as are “team 10-pack” tickets, at $250; after that date, the per-ticket price jumps to $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, starting at 4 p.m. Featured on April 26: Karin Plato, piano and vocals.

White Rock Trad Jazz Society: Presents three-hour concert/dance events Sunday afternoons (select dates) at Crescent Beach Legion, from 2 to 5 p.m. at 2643 128th St., South Surrey. Admission: $8/10. Info: 604-591-7275, Whiterocktradjazz.com.

OPEN MIC

Delta Arts Council open mic night at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta) on last Friday of each month – next on April 24. “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: Deltaartscouncil.ca.

Canvas Coffee House: “Pop up” gallery/open mic gives youth age 13-21 the opportunity to showcase their talents, 1 p.m. Sunday, May 10 at Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 72nd Ave., Surrey. To get involved, email youthartscouncil@gmail.com.

TALENT CONTESTS

“Roadhouse Live” 2015 Youth Talent Search for musicians and singers 19 years and under in White Rock/South Surrey, from April 8 to May 27 (Wednesdays, 7 p.m.) at Roadhouse Grille, 1781 King George Blvd., South Surrey. Register by contacting event host Dennis Peterson, email ed.peterson@shaw.ca or phone 604-728-9334.

SHOWS

“A Man, A Plan, Japan!”: Vancouver-based photographer William Jans brings multimedia travel show to Clova theatre in Surrey on Thursday, April 23 as part of regional tour. Show time 8 p.m., Tickets $20.99 online, via Wrjphoto.com/tickets, and $22.99 at the door.

FESTIVALS/FAIRS

Party for the Planet: Annual festival celebrates Earth Day in Surrey with main-stage entertainment by Good For Grapes and Five Alarm Funk, plus many attractions, on Saturday, April 25 at Surrey City Hall and City Centre Library. Free admission, event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Charlotte Diamond, North Shore Celtic Ensemble and Kiki the Eco Elf also featured, plus Raptors Ridge Birds of Prey, a rock-climbing wall, farmers’ market, tree sale, eco craft station and more. Event details are posted at Surrey.ca/partyfortheplanet.

Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair: Annual event runs from Friday, May 15 to Monday, May 18 at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, featuring five rodeo performances, rides, live music, midway games and more. “More family-oriented displays, all-new features and specialty performances from two all-new acts; the four-day show is packed full of fun for people of all ages.” Admission $12-20; Kids 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult. More info: Cloverdalerodeo.com, 604-576-9461.

Surrey International Children’s Festival: Annual event May 21-23 at Surrey Arts Centre and Bear Creek Park featuring free and ticketed shows including Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre, “Peter and the Wolf,” Music with Marnie, The Street Circus and more. Hands-on arts activities, roving performers, free site entrance. Info and tickets: 604-501-5566, 604-501-5598, Surrey.ca/childrensfestival.  

WRESTLING

“Rage in a Cage”: All Star Wrestling returns to the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Alice McKay Building on Saturday April 25 with wresting event, featuring ASW Trans-Canada Title steel cage match between Grangrel and Moondog Manson, plus other matches. Tickets $ 20 front row and $15 general admission. Info: Allstarwrestlingcanada.ca or call 604-710-0872. Tickets also available in advance at The Comics Scene and Central City Comix. Meet the wrestlers after show at Rusty’s Pub.

CLUBS/LIVE MUSIC

The Taphouse Guildford: Upscale music/sports bar, 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. Mondays: Games Night, 8 p.m. start; Tuesday: Acoustic Night with Andrew Christopher, 8 p.m. Wednesday: Trivia Night; Thursday: Duelling Pianos; Friday/Saturday: live cover bands; Sunday: Country Night. Info: 604-583-8828, Thetaphouse.ca.

Pancho’s Nightclub: Live top 40 and classic rock. Tuesday karaoke, Thursday jam night. “Surrey’s longest-running live music venue,” at 10768 King George Blvd., Surrey, 604-583-3536. Band and special-event info: Panchosnightclub.com.

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

Sawbucks Pub: Live music on select weekend nights, 1626 152nd St., South Surrey. “Almost Famous Karaoke” Thursdays, Trivia Night Tuesdays. 604-536-6420, Sawbuckspub.com.

Olympia Pizza: Live music, comedy and more at venue in Whalley, 10257 King George Blvd. 604-584-1388, 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.

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, Whiterockelks.ca.

Five Corners Bistro, 15182 Buena Vista Ave, White Rock,  Wednesday evenings featuring Al Wieb, virtuoso jazz guitarist and guests. Call 604-538-5455 for reservations.

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, Sandpiperpub.com.

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

DANCE SHOWS

Surrey Festival of Dance runs until April 28 at Surrey Arts Centre, with “No Borders” group competition on May 9. Festival features acroDance, Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, International, Jazz, Hip Hop/Street, Tap and Stage, with public performances at Bear Creek Park venue. Info: Surreyfestival.com, 604-585-3320.

Tartan Pride’s Celtic Night on Saturday, April 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Cloverdale Catholic Parish Hall, 17475 59th Ave., Surrey. Admission $15 for adults, and $10 for children 12 and under. “A night of Celtic  fun and entertainment, with 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.” Info and tickets: 604-576-1619 or e-mail tpride@shaw.ca, Tartanpride.ca.

Breakout 2015: Seventh annual dance competition will be held at Chandos Pattison Theatre (10238 168th St.) in Surrey on Saturday, April 25. Tickets at door ($15 each), show starts at noon. “Large-scale dance event primarily for Surrey high school dance students,” featuring performances from beginner to advanced Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary and Bhangra dancers, breakdance battle.” Info: surreysecondarydanceteachers.blogspot.ca/2014/12/breakout-2015.html.

Coastal City Ballet presents “Cinderella” at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 30 at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88th Ave., Surrey. World premiere of Irene Schneider production, music by Sergei Prokofiev. More info: Coastalcityballet.com, 604-501-5566.

THEATRE/STAGE

“Quartet”: Ronald Harwood-written play about aging opera singers at a retirement home staged by White Rock Players’ Club, staged until April 25 at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Stars Adrian Duncan, George Stone, Alison Schamberger and Nina Shoroplova, directed by Don Braird. Tickets and info: Whiterockplayers.ca, 604-536-7535.

“Truth and Reconciliation”: Surrey Little Theatre stages Etan Frankel drama about a doctor who helps the sick and the poor in a volatile Central American country, to May 16 at Surrey Little Theatre. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com, reservations@surreylittletheatre.com, or by phone 604 576-8451.  

“High School Musical Jr.”: Classic Steps Stage Productions brings musical to Newton Cultural Centre on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25. Admission is by donation ($15 min.), email carol@classicsteps.com for detatils.

“The Pirates of Penzance”: Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society stages popular musical from April 29 to May 9 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. Directed by Jacqollyne Keath. Tickets range from $10 to $25 via Whiterockplayers.ca, 604-536-7535.

PETS/ANIMALS

OWL Open House on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 at Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society facility, 3800 72nd St., Delta. Free admission. “Open house is the only time that 70 per cent of the facility is open for the public to go behind-the-scenes to our medical facility and various rehabilitation cages.” Raffle, a garage sale, informative displays and children’s activities, plus release of a rehabilitated bird on both days. “This is an amazing event for animal lovers of all ages.” Info: Owlcanada.org, 604-946-3171.

FUNDRAISERS

Beach House Theatre’s second annual Evening of Music concert fundraiser on Thursday, May 7 at Earl Marriott Secondary’s Wheelhouse Theatre, featuring jazz saxophonist Cory Weeds and keyboardist Doug Johnson (of Loverboy fame). Event info: Beachhousetheatre.org.

“A Taste of B.C.’s Finest”: Semiahmoo House Society’s most anticipated and largest fundraiser of the year offers food and beverages, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 23, featuring more than 43 exhibitors, wine tutorial sessions, door prizes, silent auction, raffle prizes, photo booth and more. Info: Atasteofbcsfinest.ca, 604-536-1242.

HEALTH

White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society hosts Adult Grief Group and also Grief Day Camps for Children, for those grieving a loved one’s death and adjusting to life. For details, call 604-531-7484.

Canadian Mental Health Association (Delta) offers an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Support Group for individuals with OCD and/or friends and family, on first Wednesday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m., 11715 72nd Ave., North Delta (house). Call 604-943-1878 to register.

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 by calling 604-592-6956.

 

COMMUNITY

Clothes2U event gives free clothes (also household items) to people in need, Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p..m. at 11300 84th Ave., North Delta. Event sponsored by North Delta E Free Church. To volunteer, donate or more info, contact Ernie Jantzen, 604-857-4617, Clothes2u.ca, Facebook.com/Clothes2uBCSociety.

North Delta Family Day Parade to be held on Sunday, June 28. North Delta Lions Club seeks applications to participate in grand parade, an annual event co-hosted by Corporation of Delta and the club. Info: Northdeltlions.org, email pritpal538@hotmail.com or call Pritpal at 604-763-7251. No entry fee for family day parade.

 

SENIORS

Seniors’ ballroom dancing takes place with an orchestra every Wednesday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Kent Street Activity Centre, 1475 Kent St., White Rock. Light refreshments served. Everyone over 50 welcome. Admission $6. April 22: Quartette orchestra will play; April 29: Silver Stars orchestra.

Curling lessons for Seniors 55+, daytime curling leagues Tuesday and Thursday at Delta Thistle Curling Club. Info: 604-594-2323.

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.

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. Featured film at April 24 event: “How to start a Revolution,” about resolving conflict without violence.  

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

South Surrey and White Rock Art Society’s annual spring show, April 24-25 at South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre, daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 14601 20th Ave., South Surrey. Show and sale features hundreds of original artworks in a variety of media and styles. Music by students of Elgin Park Secondary. More info: Artsociety.ca.

Surrey Art Gallery: “Tales from the Southbank II: Moments, Reflections, Intervals” to June 14, plus Stephen Foster’s “Remediating Curtis: Imagining Indigeneity” and John Wynne’s “Anspayaxw” sound installation. Also: “Re:Source: A Living Archive 1975−2015 (to Dec. 13), “Orijit Sen: from Punjab, with Love” mural on view to Aug. 2, and “Art by Surrey Elementary School Students,” to April 26. Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/artgallery.

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. 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, 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. Featured during month of April: Marilyn Atkey’s “West Coast Scenes” – a painter’s view, in the gallery shop and in North Delta Rec Centre.

Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, Artscouncilofsurrey.ca. On view during the month of April: “Just Doors” exhibit, to April 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, Surreyurbanscreen.ca.

Mind and Matter Art Gallery: At 13743 16th Avenue, South Surrey, 604-536-6460, Mindandmatterart.com.

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

Surrey Museum: “A Queen and Her Country” exhibit features audiovisual presentations, artifacts and photographs depicting Queen Elizabeth II’s relationship with Canada, to May 16, at 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale. Info: www.surrey.ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.

White Rock Museum + Archives: “Critical Care: A history of Hospitals in a Border Town” exhibit on view until May 31, 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222, whiterock.museum.bc.ca.

Historic Stewart Farm: Facility 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: Info: 604-502-6459 or archives@surrey.ca. 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.

HERITAGE/HISTORY

Ride Surrey’s Heritage Rail on the Interurban line in Cloverdale, weekends from May 9 to Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 176A Street, just south of Highway 10. Rides organized by Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society, info at FVHRS.com.

 

EDUCATION

Surrey English Language Centre provides free English language classes for new immigrants to Canada with proof of permanent residence, age 17 or older. “We offer full-time and evening LINC classes year-round, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. We have been helping people adapt to life in Canada for over 20 years through English language training and information on Canada’s laws, government, health care, culture, communities, workplace and more.” To register, call 604-582-7479, email selc@shaw.ca, visit 9801 King George Blvd. (suites #111 and #350), Surrey.

TALKS

CARP presents “My Life” series speaker Christopher Gaze, artistic director Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, at event on Thursday, May 7 at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock. Registration 6:30 p.m. for event 7-9 p.m. Admission is $10 CARP members, $15 non-CARP members. RSVP Denice, 604-538-5778.

SPORTS/REC  

Free basketball camps on weekends in May hosted by Fraser Valley Basketball Association, at 6933 124th St., Surrey. “Fraser Valley Basketball Association (FVBA) is a federal non-profit community organization which is committed to the enjoyment and development of basketball among children.” For more info, call 778-833-3822, email basketballfv@gmail.com, visit Fvbball.com.

Newton Seniors Centre Tennis Club seeks experienced, senior (55+) tennis players. “We are not a teaching club, so you must know how to play, serve and score.” For information, call Al or Sue at 604-594-8783, or Jan, 604-502-7844.

Football & Cheerleading Skills Camp on Sunday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bear Creek Park, Surrey. “Want to register your child for Community Football or Cheerleading? Come out to our Registration Day and Skills camp at Bear Creek Park.” Football registration from April 1 to Aug. 30. More info: Surreyfootball.com.

Monday Night coed drop-in soccer (18+) at KPU Surrey, 6 to 8 p.m. Event fee is $5 by debit/credit. Beginners welcome. Info: Email kimateah@hotmail.com.

CLUBS/GROUPS

Mixed Singles over Sixty in White Rock/South Surrey: Social active group offering theatre, dinners out, golf, dancing, walking and much more. For more info, contact Colin at 604-538-7799. On the web: Seniorsoversixtyclub.weebly.com.

Surrey Beekeepers Association meetings held on the third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 p.m. start at Honeybee Centre, 7480 176th St., Surrey. Contact Don or Fran Carter, 604-591-3262. “All welcome to attend and learn about bees.”

Seniors Singles Travel Club: “We offer group tours for solo travellers. Meet new friends, enjoy the security of group travel and avoid the costly single supplement.” Info: Singlestravelclub.ca, call Val 604-669-6607, ext. 304.

Newcomers Club of White Rock and South Surrey is a club for women who are new to the area. The club meets the first Tuesday of month (September to May) from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 2350 148th St., Surrey. First visit is free. Membership is $35 per year. Visit Wrssnewcomers.com for more information.

Toastmasters by the Sea group meets Sundays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave. Info: Bev, 604-536-2175.

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. Contact Heather at 604-591-7678 or Eleanor at 604-589-3631.

North Delta Newcomers and Friends: “We are a ladies social club and if you are new to the area or would just like to meet some new friends, please call and arrange to attend one of our activities (morning walks, coffee gatherings, Par 3 golf, card games, stitch and chat, book club and monthly dinners).” Club info: call Kathy at 604-583-3691 or Pam at 604-597-7974.

BUSINESS

Surrey Board of Trade luncheon event with Surrey RCMP Chief Superintendent Bill Fordy, Friday, April 24 at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152 St., Surrey). This event will also include a presentation by Parliamentary Secretary Darryl Plecas, on BC’s Blue Ribbon Panel Report on Crime Reduction. Tickets and more info: Businessinsurrey.com, 604-581-7130.

Surrey Industry Tour on Friday, May 1 from 7:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with host Surrey Board of Trade. “Innovative event showcases Surrey’s industries and Surrey’s future developments, with commentary by Colliers International on Surrey development.” The tour will conclude with a guest speaker at a lunch, following the bus tour. For info and fee info, call 604-581-7130.

7th Surrey International Trade Awards Reception on Thursday, May 7 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104th Ave., Surrey), 5:30 p.m. start. Free. Presenting sponsor is Trans Mountain Expansion Project. Guests include Consuls General, international businesses, export/import industry professionals and members of the local business community. Info: 604-581-7130.

WALKS/RUNS

Hike 4 Hospice hosted by White Rock/South Surrey Hospice Society on Sunday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at Blackie Spit Park (Crescent Beach), South Surrey. Corporate sponsors sought. “100% of all funds raised stay in our community.” Call 604-531-7484 or email theresa@whiterockhospice.org.

2015 Surrey Scotiabank MS Walk to be held Sunday, May 3 at Bear Creek Park, Surrey. Community event is “a celebration of the power we have to change the lives of Canadians with MS.” Register for the walk, donate or volunteer at the event. Info at Mssociety.ca or contact Marianne Bacani (mbacani@alumni.ubc.ca, 604-369-6274).

OPEN HOUSE

Toastmasters by the Sea is hosting an open house on Sunday, April 26 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 15342 Buena Vista Ave., White Rock Library. “We will have 2 guest speakers and refreshments. It is a free event where you can learn about public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Everyone is welcome.” Info: 604-536-2175.

NATURE/OUTDOORS

Darts Hill Garden “Saturday Strolls” from April 4 to June 27 at facility, 16th Ave. and 170th St., South Surrey, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Enjoy a quiet stroll throughout the open meadows and winding pathways of Darts Hill, a world-class plantsman’s garden.” Info: 604-501-5050. Open house and plant sale held on April 25 and May 23.

GOLF

Surrey Board of Trade’s annual golf tournament and networking event on Thursday, June 4 at Morgan Creek Golf Course (3500 Morgan Creek Way, Surrey). Texas Scramble format. “Every year, the SBOT Fun in the Sun Golf Tournament supports a local not-for-profit or charity.” Sponsorship opportunities are available.Email Brianne Colbert at brianne@businessinsurrey.com or call 604-634-0347.

NETWORKING

Valley Women’s Network Luncheons held on last Wednesday of every month at Eaglequest Golf Club, 7778 152nd St., Surrey. Event fee $27, or $30 at door for non-members. “Come share your business successes, goals with us and let us help one another.” Info: Valleywomensnetwork.com, 604-940-9355.

ANTIQUES

White Rock Museum & Archives hosts Antiques Road Show event May 2 at 14970 Marine Dr., White Rock. Cost: $15 for one item, $40 for three items. “Book your one-on-one session with Gale Pirie from the CBC hit series ‘Antiques Roadshow.’ Receive historical information and verbal appraisal on your attic treasures. Weapons are not permitted for appraisal. Make your appointment now as space is limited.” Info: Whiterock.museum.bc.ca, 604 541-2221.

VOLUNTEERING

White Rock Community Policing is looking for bike patrol volunteers: “Be the eyes and ears for the police and make a difference in your community by volunteering for this great team. Successful applicants must pass an extensive security check and be willing to commit approximately eight hours a month. All equipment is provided.” Contact Julia Everett by email, julia.everett@rcmp-grc.gc.ca, or telephone 778-593-3600.

Historic Stewart Farm: “Become a volunteer in the Historic Stewart Farm’s heritage flower and vegetable gardens. Heritage garden volunteers plant and care for the gardens and save seed from heirloom plant varieties to share with the public. Volunteers must have good basic gardening knowledge. Flexible commitment, full training provided.” Info at 604-502-6461 or heritagevolunteers@surrey.ca.

Volunteer with White Rock Sea Festival: White Rock Events Society welcomes volunteers to help with summer festival. Contact Dave Braun, davidrbraun1@gmail.com.

SALES/CRAFTS

Annual book sale hosted by Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW, North Delta/Surrey chapter) from Thursday, April 23 to Saturday, April 25 at Scottsdale mall (7031 120th St., North Delta). “A wide variety of donated books, both fiction and non fiction are offered for sale.” Proceeds provide annual bursaries to female graduates of all five North Delta high schools, as well as a bursary to a female student from Kwantlen University. Info: Barb at 604-594-6145 or Eleanor at 604-589-3631.

Yard sale at Colebrook United Church on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5441 125A St., Surrey. Plants, books, concession, kitchen items, baking and more. All welcome.

Kent Street Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, April 25, 9:00 a.m. to noon, with perennials, annuals, grasses, herbs, bulbs and seeds on sale, as fundraiser for Kent Street Activity Centre. Call 604.541.2231 for more information.

North Delta Potters Guild spring sale on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 at Artspace Studio, 11425 84th Ave., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. “Just in time for Mothers Day! Featuring beautiful & varied works by members of the guild.” More info, call June Bergen-Holt, 604-572-5128.

Semiahmoo Potters 2015 Spring Sale on Saturday, May 2 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday, May 3 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre, 1460120th Ave., Surrey. “Sale features a wide variety of hand-built and thrown vessels crafted by local potters. Mothers Day is near and this is an ideal opportunity to buy everything from tiny inexpensive items to large elaborate pieces.” Info: Email semiahmoopotters@gmail.com or find Semiahmoo Potters on Facebook.

Charity fundraiser at Star of the Sea Centre, White Rock: More than 90 vendor tables with crafts, antiques collectables, memorabilia, retro, art, household items and more. Event held on the first Saturday of every month. 50/50 draw, door prizes, free parking, rain or shine. Info: Call Brian Hoven, 604-536-1947.

Yard sale/baked goods sale hosted by St. Andrew’s Newton Presbyterian Church on Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 7147 124th St., Surrey. “Treasures galore.”

Whole Lot of Art artisan market to be held Saturday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Firehall Centre of the Arts, 11425 84th Ave., North Delta. Vendors wanted, contact June, 604-572-5128 or june.bergen.holt@gmail.com.

CALLS/AUDITIONS

The Special Education Pops Orchestra, a new music program for youth living with cognitive challenges, starts up this spring in South Surrey. “We welcome new participants ages 12 & up (including the young at heart) to join. All instruments and vocals from beginner to advanced are welcome.” Call 604-538-2295 for registration information.

Heritage Banner Design Contest in Delta: Delta residents and artists are invited to enter their original street banner design to this year’s contest from March 30 to June 1. Photography, digital art, collage, painting and drawing, and printmaking entries will be accepted, and a winner will be selected from each of three categories (North Delta, South Delta, and Child/Youth), one overall grand prize winner of all categories. Each winner will receive a $350 honorarium and a street banner with their design, and grand prize winning design will be displayed on Delta street banners from January to May 2016; contest deadline June 1. Info: Delta.ca.

Surrey Poet Laureate: City of Surrey seeks applications for inaugural position of Surrey Poet Laureate, who will “act as an ambassador for the City of Surrey and the people of Surrey, advocating for literacy and the literary arts and helping to raise to status of poetry, language and the arts in the everyday consciousness of Surrey residents.” Submissions to be evaluated by committee, co-ordinated by Surrey Libraries. Applications accepted until June 30. For details, visit Surreylibraries.ca/poetlaureate, or phone project co-ordinator Meghan Savage, 604-598-7374.   

PARKit Design Challenge: City of Surrey seeks submissions for annual contest, a competition for the design and installation of a summertime pop-up park in Surrey City Centre. Entries due by May 1, winner announced May 16. Info: Surrey.ca/parkit.

White Rock Community Orchestra: “If you love making music, come join us on Saturday mornings. We are welcoming new members. Give Don a call, 603-807-0460.”

Vendors wanted for Fleetwood Multicultural Fair, “Celebrating Canadian diversity” on Sunday, July 12. For info, email info@latinsummerfest.com or call 604-593-2448 or search for event on Facebook.

Panorama Children’s Choir, under the direction of Dolores Scott begins their new semester with a focus on World Rhythms. No auditions. Ages K-7 New members welcome Tuesday afternoons at 14853 60th Ave., Surrey. “This is a place to share your voice with friends and shine as one!” Call 604 595-6718 to register. Info: Doloresscott.com.

Maple Leaf Singers: “Meet new people, have fun, and reveal the song in your heart. Join the Maple Leaf Singers, a unique show chorus that includes singers from all parts of Metro Vancouver and performs at a variety of events. Baritone and bass voices particularly needed, but all are welcome. Learn more at Mapleleafsingers.com. Ask Anne Baird about joining at via email, information@mapleleafsingers.com.

DANCES

Ceilidh Dance on Friday, May 1 (7:30 pm) at Elks Club, 1469 George St., White  Rock, featuring musicians Lindsay Weir & Colvin Garvin from Scotland. Tickets $15, students $8, White Rock Scottish Country Dance Club, Wrscdc.org.

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.

LIBRARY EVENTS

Family History Mystery! Event Saturday, May 2, 10:30am to 12:30pm, at Cloverdale Library. No charge, for teens and adults. “A visiting professor was using Cloverdale Library’s Genealogy resources to do some local Surrey history research. Now he has disappeared! Based on the clues he’s left behind, can you help us locate him? A fun way to learn about Cloverdale Library’s resources, we will also have some great prizes for whoever solves the mystery the quickest. Family Historians are encouraged to ‘bring a teen’ to get them interested in genealogy. Individual registrants will be assigned a partner.” To register, call 604-598-7327, drop in, or email familyhistory@surrey.ca.

“Maker Meetups” held on Friday nights at City Centre Library (6:30 to 8:45 p.m.), encouraging people to “learn arts and science concepts by making actual objects” in an open workshop format. Events held in partnership with Maker Cube, a non-profit organization that aims to create the first Makerspace in Surrey. Info: Surreylibraries.ca/programs-services/5798.aspx.

BOOKS/LIT

“Readings by the Salish Sea” literary series hosted by Semiahmoo Arts: “The series features an entertaining mix of genres from first-rate writers of short stories, poetry and a novel. Poets Jennica Harper and Kevin Spenst blend, spice and sauté measured words into poems that sizzle and satisfy (April 16 at 7:30 pm, Pelican Rouge Coffee Co. Free); Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with award-winning author John Vaillant as he introduces his latest book, The Jaguar’s Children (presented in partnership with Black Bond Books, May 5, 7:30 pm at South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre. $10). Pre-registration recommended via info@semiahmooarts.com or 604-536-8333.

“Local Author” events on select dates at Black Bond Books, 15562 24th Ave., South Surrey (604-536-4444,  Blackbondbooks.com).

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.

MARKETS

North Delta winter market and Food Truck Fest happens every Sunday at Sunbury Hall, 10409 Dunlop Rd, Delta, until April 26. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Over 60 farmers, butchers, chefs, artisans, bakers, chocolatiers, food trucks, jewelers, local crafters, live music, free parking, pet-friendly.”

Surrey winter market held every second Wednesday at city hall, between noon and 4 p.m., ending in May. Info: surreymarket.org.

MOVIE THEATRES

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

Caprice White Rock: 2381 King George Blvd., South Surrey. 604-531-7456. Hollywoodcinema.ca.

Rialto White Rock: 1732 152nd St., White Rock. Info: 778-878-7786, Hollywoodcinema.ca.

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

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

 

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