EVENTS GUIDE for Aug. 6 and beyond (Surrey, Delta)
Kellie Haines: Ventriloquist performs Friday, Aug. 7 at George Mackie Library in North Delta from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., 8440 112th St. â€œA multitalented entertainer with a background in theatre, clowning, singing and dance, Kellie wows audiences of all ages. Build your imagination with talking birds and singing frogs as Kellie and her friends guide you on a hilarious adventure.â€
â€œBubble Guppies Live!â€: Nickelodeon and Koba Entertainment brings aquatic characters from award-winning TV series to Surreyâ€™s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Sept. 26 for multiple shows as part of national tour, featuring singing and dancing, comedy and audience participation. Tickets and show info: BubbleGuppiesOnTour.com.
Make Believe Birthday Parties: â€œCelebrate your birthday at Surrey Museum. Invite your friends and choose from themes like Pirates, Dinosaurs, Cowboy/Cowgirl, Ancient Egypt and more.â€ Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. $12.50 per child (birthday child is free). Must pre-book by calling 604-592-6956.
Newton Community Walk: Event on Friday, Aug. 7 from 9 to 11 a.m., starting at Newton BIA office at #200-7380 King George Blvd., Surrey. â€œThe Newton BIA has adopted streets through the Surrey Adopt-a-Street program. We will be walking to streets, picking up trash, reporting problem sites.â€¦ 2015 is Newtonâ€™s year to take back its streets and galvanize the community.â€ Contact: Nasrin Baji, 604-593-2294, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sounds of Summer Music Series in Surrey to Aug. 28 at various venues on Monday evenings. â€œThis free performance series in the city is a fantastic way to discover a new garden, rediscover a favourite space, or relax and unwind within a beautiful outdoor setting. Bring your folding chairs, blankets and picnic baskets to fully enjoy all nine performances with Sounds of Summer.â€ Performances are from 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Aug. 10 at Fleetwood Park featuring â€œPopular Strings Trioâ€ at 15802 80th Ave.; Aug. 17 at Bear Creek Park featuring â€œBaroque to Broadway Flute Ensembleâ€ at 13750 88 Ave.; Aug. 24 at The Plaza at City Hall featuring â€œSitar & Tablaâ€ at 13450 104 Ave.; and Aug. 31 at Holland Park featuring â€œjazzâ€ at 13428 Old Yale Rd. Info: 604-501-5050, email@example.com, Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/13488.aspx.
Farhad Darya: Award-winning singer, composer and peace/rights activist to perform at Surreyâ€™s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Aug. 8. Tickets priced from $35 to $75 at box office, 604-507-6355 and Bellperformingartscentre.sd36.bc.ca.
â€œFree Like a Junglee: Amrit Bains in Concertâ€ on Saturday, Aug. 8 at Surrey Arts Centre: â€œSurrey-based singer, songwriter, performer and bus driver Amrit Bains has a passion for music that just canâ€™t be contained. He loves to mix music and fun, and for this concert heâ€™ll be joined by a dynamic dance team plus Paul Anthony of Talent Time as the MC.â€ Tickets $15 via 604-501-5566.
Nitin Mukesh: Singer pays tribute to father Mukesh, a pillar of Indian playback singing, in concert Sunday, Aug. 9 at Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey. Tickets are $35/45/55/65 & VIP at Kamalâ€™s Video Palace in Surrey, or visit Vtixonline.com/event.php?event_id=649.
Sibel Thrasher performs â€œA Tribute to the Vocal Sounds of R&Bâ€ in concert, Friday, Aug. 14 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, 8 p.m. show with Doug Louie on piano, Olaf Deshield on guitar and Daryl Mays on drums. Tickets and info: Bluefrogstudios.ca, 604-542-3055.
Concerts in the Park: The Corporation of Delta hosts summer concert series at various venues, free admission. In North Delta, concert dates include Wednesday, Aug. 19 (Astroâ€™s Collar, Sunshine Hills Park), and Sunday, Aug. 9 (Boss Boys, noon to 1 p.m. at Sungod rec centre, in conjunction with North Delta Farmersâ€™ Market). Info: 604-596-4485 or 604-943-9437, Delta.ca.
Delta Arts Council open mic night at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta) on last Friday of each month. â€œOpen Mic gives local talent the opportunity to share and showcase.â€ Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $4/person at the door. Info: Deltaartscouncil.ca.
North Delta Luminary Festival: Annual event Saturday, Sept. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Sunstone Park, on Delsom Crescent. â€œExperience the magic as the park comes alive with lights.â€ Festival features musicians and street performers, food vendors, interactive activities and a lantern parade. Two free hoop workshops. Info: Facebook.com/events/655713631231036.
Youth Fest: Annual event in Surrey held on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 1 to 11 p.m. at Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188 176th St., featuring a youth dance, bands, breakdance battle, hip-hop dance showcase, skateboarding, sumo wrestling, extreme sports, free â€œhop-onâ€ shuttle bus to and from the event. Info: Surrey.ca/youth/393.aspx.
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.
Panchoâ€™s Nightclub: Live top 40 and classic rock. Tuesday karaoke, Thursday jam night. â€œSurreyâ€™s longest-running live music venue,â€ 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.
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. â€œFreeStyleâ€ hip-hop/rap with Rasta Mike. Comedy night on last Friday of month with Dennis Lintonjua.
Central City Brewing Co.: Live music on select nights at restaurant/bar, 13450 102nd Ave., at Central City, Surrey. 604-582-6620, centralcitybrewing.com.
â€œLatin Friday Nightsâ€ on second Friday of each month at Amor Fitness, 8 p.m. to midnight at 8056 King George Blvd., Surrey. All ages, admission $10. â€œSpicy dance party featuring all night dancing with REAL Latin music. Dress to impress.â€ Info: 604-725-4654, 604-808-2311, Hotsalsadancezone.com.
Swing dance lessons: Drop-in sessions at Jump Joint Swing, #110-12332 Pattullo Pl., Surrey. For event dates, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com.
Friends United Beyond All Race â€œSummer Splashâ€: Annual event/fundraiser hosted by Surrey-based F.U.B.A.R. on Sunday, Aug. 9 at Splashdown Park in Tsawwassen. All ages, admission fee $20.99. â€œCome on out and enjoy a beautiful full day of fun & games in support of Make-A-Wish. Not only do you get a $3 reduced rate for this one day event, Splashdown Park is also donating $3 of every paid admission towards Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon.â€ DJs, contests, basketball tourney, trophies, dance performances, more. Info: Friendsunitedbeyondallrace.com/friends-united-beyond-all-race-summer-splash.
Bicycle Trek for Life & Breath fundraiser Sept. 12-13 starting and ending at Hazelmere Campground, South Surrey. â€œIncredible 2-day, 200km ride through B.C.â€™s picturesque Fraser Valley, from Surrey to Cultus Lake and back. Enjoy an unforgettable weekend getaway that includes all food, accommodation, entertainment, gear transportation and medical & mechanical support â€“ all by committing to fundraise only $500 in support of the BC Lung Associationâ€™s fight against lung disease.â€ Info: Bicycletrek.ca, 604-731-5864, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration fee is $40 after July 1.
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.
Diabetes Expo on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Event hosted by Canadian Diabetes Association. â€œFree for participants, the CDA Expo includes exciting activities such as informative presentations, an Ask the Experts session, interactive tradeshow exhibits and demonstrations. This educational event invites people living with, affected, or at risk for diabetes to participate.â€ Guest speakers and more. Info: Diabetes.ca/in-your-community/2015-cda-expo.
Seniors in the Park: Summer events held Friday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Francis Park, 15951 83rd Ave., Surrey (the south side of Fleetwood Recreation Centre). Free admission. Info: Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/10172.aspx.
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. â€œCall ahead to make sure weâ€™re not cancelled that week.â€ 604-594-2717.
Friday Movie Nights in Cloverdale to Aug. 28. Free admission, with live entertainment and family games starting at 7:30 p.m.; movies start at dusk: Aug. 7 is â€œBig Hero 6â€ at Don Christian Park, Aug. 14 is â€œWilly Wonka & the Chocolate Factoryâ€ at Katzie Elementary School, Aug. 21 is â€œMonsters Universityâ€ at Don Christian Park and Aug. 28 is â€œFinding Nemoâ€ at Katzie Elementary School. Don Christian Park at 6220 184th St., and Katzie Elementary School at 6887 194A St. â€œIf it looks like rain, visit the Clayton Youth Services Facebook Page for updates or call Don Christian Recreation Centre at 604-502-6402.â€ Info: Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/13856.aspx.
Movies Under the Stars at Holland Park, presented by Prospera Credit Union and Downtown Surrey BIA, from Aug. 1 to 29, from 5 to 11 p.m. on Saturdays at 13428 Old Yale Rd., Surrey. This 11th annual series features â€œWreck-it Ralphâ€ (Aug. 1), â€œHomeâ€ (Aug. 8), â€œHow to Train Your Dragon 2â€ (Aug. 15), â€œCinderellaâ€ (live action version, Aug. 22), and â€œBig Hero 6â€ (Aug. 29). Free admission; also, staff from local branches of Prospera Credit Union will be handing out free popcorn (by donation to Surrey Christmas Bureau) as attendees settle in to enjoy the movie. Come early, bring a picnic dinner or support North Surrey Lions Club, who will once again be barbecuing hamburgers and hot dogs, with proceeds donated to local charities. Info: 604-580-2321, Downtownsurreybia.com.
Surrey Art Gallery: â€œARTS 2015â€ features 51 works in various media, to Aug. 22; Also: â€œSouth Surrey & White Rock Art Society: Summer Salon,â€ from to Oct. 6; â€œRe:Source: A Living Archive 1975âˆ’2015 (to Dec. 13), â€œOrijit Sen: from Punjab, with Loveâ€ mural on view to Aug. 2. Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/artgallery.
AgentC Gallery: Art collectiveâ€™s new â€œpop-upâ€ space in Newton showcases â€œGross Density Parcel,â€ a 10-artist documentation of things left to decay on a vacant lot in the White Rock area, to Oct. 1, at 137th Street and 72A Avenue. Info: AgentCprojects.com.
Suhaila Sue Connors (aka Suzy Q Seasons) hosts solo art exhibition and meet-the-artist event Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16, featuring paintings and mixed media, painting with using mediums coffee and wine, at #3-8778 159th St., Surrey, in Fleetwood area, daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For a closer look at works, visit Suzyqseasons.com. â€œThere will also be over 20 art works pieces as a surprise for the showing,â€ plus free draw for coffee art piece, refreshments, free admission, lots of parking.
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. Sept. 10 event features drummer Billy Knutson for an evening of discussing and practising RhythmWellness, a form of recreational music making that â€œremoves the challenging learning curve by using accessible percussion instruments, creating a fulfilling experience for everyone.â€
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.
Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, Artscouncilofsurrey.ca. On view from Aug. 3-30: â€œRetrospective Path,â€ featuring works by Chris Robson and Bonnie Leong.
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 from October to May. Info: 604-598-5898, 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.
Surrey Museum: â€œLEGO: A Fraser Valley Odysseyâ€ exhibit on view until Sept. 19. Museum located at 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale. Info: Surrey.ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.
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 email@example.com. 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.
Introduction to Nature Dyeing event Saturday, Aug. 8 at Surrey Museum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. â€œUse eco-friendly plant materials to infuse yarn with rich and surprising colours. Learn how to extract dyes from plants, mordant yarn and make a dye bath, to create unique skeins to take home.â€ Supply fee $15, plus $45.25 session fee. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. At 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale.
The Amazing Farm Scavenger Hunt: Would you have made it as a pioneer? Find out as you team up with friends and family in this special event, on Saturday, Aug. 8 from noon to 3 p.m. at Historic Stewart Farm (all ages, by donation). â€œShow off your settler skills through clues, riddles and challenges that test your knowledge of Surreyâ€™s history.â€ Teams should register at the welcome table by 2 p.m. to ensure a spot, at 13723 Crescent Road in South Surrey. Info: Call 604-592-6956 or visit Surrey.ca/heritage.
Kids Can Crochet camp Aug. 11-13 (10:30am-12:30pm) at Surrey Museum. â€œA crochet hook, a ball of yarn, and our clever instructor are all you need to have fun making fashion accessories like a wrist band and spa cloth.â€ Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Three sessions for $43 (8-12yrs). At 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale.
Fibre Craft Festival on Saturday, Aug. 15 at Surrey Museum, from 1 to 4 p.m. â€œWeâ€™ll spin the story of the cloth you wear with this family-friendly, interactive celebration of all things fibre. Get hands-on with looms and spinning wheels, watch spinning, knitting and weaving demonstrations and get crafty with textiles.â€ All-ages, by donation. At 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale.
Drop Spindle Spinning session Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., fee $45.50 (16yrs+): â€œUse a blending board to mix colourful fibres that are uniquely yours. Then learn to spin them on a Turkish drop spindle, creating one-of-a-kind yarn skeins.â€ Supply fee $12. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. At 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale.
Summer Spinning Workshop at Surrey Museum, three sessions Aug. 18 to 20 (2 to 4 p.m. daily, fee $58): â€œOur spinning wizard shares age-old techniques for spinning on a traditional wheel. Spin up a basket of fluffy wool fibre into unique skeins of yarn for your knitting or weaving projects.â€ Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. At 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale.
â€œHow to Grow a Childâ€™s Brainâ€ session Sept. 9 at Surrey Arts Centre: â€œJoin Gary Anaka in this motivational and engaging session on brain-based learning.â€ Admission is free for parents, caregivers and teachers, info at Braincoach.ca. Registration #4415589, call 604-501-5100.
â€œAffordable Summer Tutoringâ€ at the LDAFS Resource Centre in Newton this summer, in two week daily or twice/week monthly sets. â€œUsing research based methods, trained tutors help students to develop their math and literacy skills while encouraging them to be competent and able learners. Suitable for any student who is struggling with reading, spelling, comprehension and/or writing or understanding math concepts.â€ Info: Call 604-591-5156, Ldafs.org/current-programs.
Newcomer Education Series at KPU: â€œEverything you wanted to know about post-secondary education in B.C., but were afraid to ask.â€ Kwantlen Polytechnic University has launched a free monthly series for anyone who is interested in learning more about educational opportunities at KPU. Each information session is free and open to new immigrants, refugees, settlement workers, parents and members of the community at large. At 12666 72nd Ave. For dates this summer and registration info, visit Kpu.ca/newcomer-registration.
Surrey English Language Centre provides free English language classes for new immigrants to Canada with proof of permanent residence, age 17 or older. â€œWe 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 Canadaâ€™s laws, government, health care, culture, communities, workplace and more.â€ To register, call 604-582-7479, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit 9801 King George Blvd. (suites #111 and #350), Surrey.
â€œCoffee with a Copâ€ events hosted by Surrey RCMP during the month of July. â€œResidents invited to have a cup of joe with the 5-0â€ at events, a way for officers and community members to come together in an informal and neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and yes, drink coffee. The event is free and open to all area residents and business owners. Event in South Surrey on July 31 at Moka House, 16041 24th Ave.
Newton Seniors Centre Tennis Club seeks experienced, senior (55+) tennis players. â€œWe are not a teaching club, so you must know how to play, serve and score.â€ For information, call Al or Sue at 604-594-8783, or Jan, 604-502-7844.
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 email@example.com.
Ukrainian â€œsoul foodâ€ (perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch) available on Friday, July 31 at a fundraiser from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave., Surrey. â€œEat-in, take away, or ready for your freezer.â€ For information, call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.
Zaklan Heritage Farms Longtable Dinner: Inaugural event Saturday, Aug. 15 from 5 p.m., co-hosted by One 20 Public House and Four Winds Brewing Company. Tickets $70 via Eventsbrite.ca.
North Delta Newcomers and Friends is a ladies social club. â€œWe invite you to join us, 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, card games, stitch and chat, book clubs and monthly dinners. Our Par 3 golf has returned for the season, also).â€ Call Kathy at 604-583-3691, or Pam at 604-597-7974.
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. â€œAll welcome to attend and learn about bees.â€
Seniors Singles Travel Club: â€œWe offer group tours for solo travellers. Meet new friends, enjoy the security of group travel and avoid the costly single supplement.â€ Info: Singlestravelclub.ca, call Val 604-669-6607, ext. 304.
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.
Surrey Innovation Awards Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 17 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104th Ave., Surrey). Info and nomination forms can be found at Businessinsurrey.com/surrey-innovation-awards, or call 604-634-0342.
2015 Surrey Business Excellence Awards: Surrey Board of Trade accepts nominations in seven categories for the awards this fall. Deadline is Sept. 16. â€œThe objective of the awards is to help local businesses improve their performance while providing an introduction to business assessment and business excellence models.â€ For the full nomination form and criteria, visit businessinsurrey.com or call 604-634-0347.
Surrey Board of Tradeâ€™s Summer Sizzle Rooftop Reception, hosted by the Sandman Suites Surrey-Guildford and Moxieâ€™s Grill and Bar: â€œThis popular event is a great way to wrap up the summer business season,â€ on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 5-7 p.m. at 10608 151A St., Surrey. Admission (+GST) is $25 for SBOT members, $35 for non-members. Info: 604-581-7130, Businessinsurrey.ca.
Valley Womenâ€™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. â€œCome share your business successes, goals with us and let us help one another.â€ Info: Valleywomensnetwork.com, 604-940-9355.
Band-Aid youth music camp: Full-day of workshops and evening â€œjam nightâ€ concert for teens and young adults, Saturday, Sept. 12 at Surrey Arts Centre with mentors Good for Grapes, Speed Control, Bob Dâ€™Eith and Brad Graham. Aim of event is to give young musicians experience, practical tools and marketable skills, and also connect them with industry professionals who can assist and inspire them. To register, call 604-501-5100 and use registration #4415816. Details: Surrey.ca/youth/260.aspx.
Panorama Childrenâ€™s Choir Music Camp from Aug. 10 to 14 (mornings) at Bethany Newton United Church, 14853 60th Ave., Surrey. Event fee is $50 for â€œA fun-filled week of singing, movement, music, crafts and games for children age 5-12. Snack provided daily by Panorama Childrenâ€™s Choir.â€ Info: Doloresscott.com, Bnuc.ca.
Surrey Summer Day Camps held in July and August. â€œRecreation Surrey is offering a variety of unique day camps that are sure to pump some excitement into this yearâ€™s summer vacation.â€ More info, visit Surrey.ca/register or call 604-501-5100.
Queen Elizabeth Secondaryâ€™s 75th anniversary celebration will take place Oct. 15 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. All past and present students and staff are welcome to attend. â€œThe theme for this alcohol-free event will celebrate the decades.â€ Tickets starting at $6 are available online at Picatic.com/event14301815218356471. For more details, call 604-588-1258.
Surrey Librariesâ€™ Young Adult Writing Contest: â€œThis summer, be creative, have some fun and win cash prizes.â€ Enter a short story, poem or comic in this contest, open to those aged 12 to 18. Entries must be in by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Free to enter. Entry rules and forms are available at Surreylibraries.ca/teens.
Summer Reading Clubs at FVRL: This yearâ€™s Summer Reading Club theme is Build It!, and youâ€™ll find tons of opportunities to build your imagination all summer long at the Delta Libraries. The clubs are free to join and readers of all ages can win fabulous prizes. Info at Fvrl.ca.
â€œMaker Meetupsâ€ held on Friday nights at City Centre Library (6:30 to 8:45 p.m.), encouraging people to â€œlearn arts and science concepts by making actual objectsâ€ 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.
Local author Rose Scott at Black Bond Books (15562 24th Avenue, South Surrey) on Sunday, Aug. 9 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Her book, â€œThreaten to Undo Us,â€ is historical fiction based on a true story from the end of World War II. Call 604-536-4444 for details.
Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race at Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey on Saturday, Aug. 15, with â€œ25 epic obstacles and 1 rockinâ€™ party. Climb towers of shipping containers, rocket down a massive water slide, bounce on trampolines, leap over fire and more.â€ Day-long festival. Info: Ruggedmaniac.com/events/vancouver.
PNE Donut Dash 5km: Inaugural event, presented by Try Events, â€œis Vancouverâ€™s tastiest 5km run where runners will be re-energized with tasty fair treats throughout the course including mini donuts, cotton candy and more,â€ on Sunday, Aug. 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Empire Field and Fairgrounds, Vancouver. Fee is $40 from Aug. 1 to 16, at Pne.ca.
CNIB Night Steps: Event on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Holland Park from 4 to 9:30 p.m., 13428 Old Yale Rd., Surrey. â€œRegister today for Night Steps a fun, family friendly fundraising night walk, in support of CNIB services, such as teaching independent travel using a white cane and empowering Canadians who are blind or partially sighted with the skills to travel with confidence.â€ For information, contact Shalon Morrison at 604-431-2121 or email Shalon.Morrison@cnib.ca. On the web: Cnibnightsteps.ca.
Friends United Beyond All Race Golf Classic: Annual event Sunday, Aug. 30 at Guildford Golf & Country Club, fee $99 to enter. Best ball tourney, noon shotgun start, plus contests and prizes, dinner. Hole sponsorship is $350 and for other sponsorship opportunities regarding prizing &/or donations please email firstname.lastname@example.org.Info: Golfemsreg.com/events/fubar_golf_classic.
Surrey Night Market: Open-air market features food, entertainment and more at Cloverdale Fairgrounds (in lot west of Agriplex) to Sept. 20, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 11 p.m. Admission $2 (with exemptions), free parking. Info: SurreyNightMarket.com.
The Cloverdale Market: â€œYour Weekly Treasure Huntâ€ in two buildings with 200 tables and 100+ outdoor spots, open every Sunday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, off 176th St. (Hwy 15) and 62nd Ave., Surrey. Info: call 604-837-1676 or visit Cloverdalemarket.ca.
Zaklan Heritage Farm Market: Event on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 13278 84th Ave., Newton. â€œCome enjoy the farm in the city each Saturday from June to October. We have a flock of laying hens that provide farm fresh eggs for our market as well as a friendly llama that likes to eat kale. Visit our market stand and pick up some of the freshest and tasty veggies Surrey has to offer.â€ Info: Zaklanheritagefarm.com.
North Delta Farmers Market: Events on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sungod Recreation Centre, 7815 112th St., North Delta. Food trucks, live music, vedors, more.Info: Northdeltafarmersmarket.com.
Surrey Urban Farmers Market: Annual event happens Wednesday afternoons in spring/summer, (1 to 6 p.m.) at Surrey Central Civic Plaza, 13450 104th St. Food trucks, vendors and artisans will fill the plaza offering fresh local food and unique gifts. Musical performances and activities for kids. Info: Surreymarket.org.
Volunteer tutor information session hosted by READ Surrey White Rock Society, event 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15 at City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr., Surrey. Free, registration required. Volunteer tutors are needed to help adults improve their reading, writing and math. Commitment is 15 hours of training (Sept. 29 to Oct. 13), 2-3 hours tutoring per week for six months.To reserve a seat at the information session, email email@example.com. Info: Readsurreywhiterock.com/current-opportunities.
Surrey Hospice Society, which offers programs and services in hospice, palliative and bereavement care (all offered free of charge), needs volunteers and also donations to support its programs. Volunteers needed for resource centre (reception and general office work), palliative client care at Laurel Place and SMH and thrift store (retail, cashier, stocking, inventory duties). To help, call 604-584-7006, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit #1-15243 91st Ave., Surrey.
Surrey Art Gallery Association seeks volunteers for its gift shop at its Bear Creek Park facility. â€œIf you enjoy meeting new people and local artists, being around unique and finely crafted artworks by artists from around the Lower Mainland, this is the place for you.â€ Contact Joan Owen, 604-531-8118.
Canadian artist seeks â€œknowledgeâ€: Do you have encyclopediaâ€™s taking up much needed space on your bookshelf? South Surrey artist Don Li-Leger has created an unusual art project to make use of items such as these, as well as to comment on issues of housing, development, sources of knowledge, recycling and fundamental needs. If you would like your books to be part of this innovative project, drop off encyclopedia sets into the blue book bin behind the Rotary Field House, South Surrey Arena, 2197 148th St., before Aug. 10. For more information, call Don Li-Leger, 604 538 8772.
Panorama Childrenâ€™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. â€œThis is a place to share your voice with friends and shine as one!â€ Call 604 595-6718 to register. Info: Doloresscott.com.
Maple Leaf Singers: â€œMeet 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, email@example.com.
Hollywood 3 Cinemas: 7125 138th St. (Newton Centre, near 72nd Ave., Surrey). 604-592-4441. Hollywoodcinema.ca.
Empire Studio 12 Guildford: 15051 101st Ave. 604-581-1716.
Strawberry Hill Cineplex: 12161 72nd Ave., Surrey. 604-501-9400.