The Timewalkers: ‘Brave New World’ CD-release concert Friday, Aug. 5 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, 9:15 p.m. start. “Four lead singers known for their amazing harmonies, The Timewalkers perform hits by The Eagles, Roy Orbison, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, The Beatles, Sting and more, along with their own spellbinding original songs recorded by Michael Bublé, Anne Murray, Jennifer Rush and more” Tickets: $38.50 each, Bluefrogstudios.ca.
Jazz Vespers at Northwood United Church: Hour-long concert events on second and fourth Sundays at church, 8855 156th St., Surrey, 4 p.m. start, Northwood-united.org. *Note: Series is on hiatus for summer, starts again Sept. 25 with Gabriel Mark Hasselbach.
Sounds of Summer music series at a variety of venues in Surrey, to Aug. 31, featuring a variety of performers, from classical strings to gypsy swing. Free admission. “The series is a fantastic way to discover a new garden, rediscover a favourite space, or relax and unwind within a beautiful outdoor setting.” Performances are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each evening. Info: 604-501-5050, Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/13488.aspx.
ABRA CADABRA: A Tribute to the Music and Magic of ABBA in concert, Saturday, Aug. 6 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Tickets are $42.50 (plus service charges), via Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.
Praise Fest 2016: Annual Christian concert sponsored by Praise 106.5 radio station on Sunday, Aug. 7 at Stetson Bowl, Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Performers include Switchfoot, Starfield, Matt Maher, Hawk Nelson, For King and Country and others on two stages, plus family activities. More details: Praisefestbc.com.
“Fun in Surrey” concert featuring Amrit Bains on Saturday, Aug. 13 at Surrey Arts Centre. Tickets.surrey.ca.
“Raise the Roof” event on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Sullivan Community Hall, 6306 152nd St., Surrey. All-ages, tickets $25 for adults, $12 for those under 16. “Our event is volunteer planned and run and will fund raise to complete and roof a community centre for an orphanage in the DRC, Africa. This building will provide a health education site, an adult skills development area, a place of worship and a social gathering place for the orphanage residents and local community.” For event info, conctact Shelagh at 604-415-9397 or email@example.com, Shilohplace.ca.
Newton Days events hosted by Newton Business Improvement Association: “Troubadour Saturdays” from May to October on 137th Street from noon to 4 p.m. (PARKit, life-size chessboard and live music), plus “Nooner Wednesdays” from June 8 to Aug. 31 (outside BBQ Nation), 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (PARKit, piano music). Info: NewtonBIA.com.
Delta Arts Council open mic night at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta) on last Friday of each month. “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.
Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts: Welcome the Storm: Event held from Aug. 11 to 21 at venues including Surrey Arts Centre and Bell Performing Arts Centre. This inaugural festival features South Asian theatre, with multilingual development workshops on dramaturging, playwriting, directing and acting, along with readings and an “industry” series. Info: Monsoonartsfest.ca.
Fibre Arts & Crafts Festival, Aug. 13 at Surrey Museum: Celebrate heritage crafts like spinning, knitting and weaving with this family-friendly, fun and interactive exploration of all things fibre. Try spinning and weaving on the museum’s looms and spinning wheels in the Hooser Textile Studio, with tips from expert staff and volunteers. Free admission, all ages, at 17710 56a Ave. Info: 604-592-6956.
Fleetwood Festival: Annual event Saturday, Sept. 10 at Francis Park, featuring a wide variety of performers and children’s activities including trackless train, bouncy castles, face painting, balloons, crafts, sports, games, an outdoor café, BBQ and concession. Info: 604-501-5026, or visit Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/13766.aspx.
9th Annual Mega Job Fair & Business Expo 2016, on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 10 am to 4 pm at North Surrey Recreation Centre, 10275 City Parkway. Event “offers a unique opportunity to showcase one’s products, to network with a diverse group of businesses, and to gain valuable exposure.” Info: Megajobfair.pics.bc.ca, 604-596-7722.
“Summer Sizzle” series of networking events hosted by Surrey Board of Trade: On Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel Pool Deck (15269 104 Avenue, Surrey); on Thursday, Aug. 25 at Sandman Suites Guildford and Moxie’s Grill & Bar Rooftop Patio (10608 151A Street, Surrey), and on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Famoso Neopolitan Pizzeria Guildford (10355 152 Street, Surrey). All events are from 5-7pm. Admission is $25 each for members and $35 each for non-members. Reserve your spot today at Businessinsurrey.com or 604-581-7130.
Surrey Board of Trade Innovation Awards nomination deadline is on Friday, Aug. 19. The board seeks nominations from businesses and organizations that have invented a new technology, brought a new product to market, and enhanced processes around human resources, marketing, workplace safety, community development/social innovation, in four categories. Winners and nominees will be recognized at event on Friday, Sept. 30. For info, call 604-634-0342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peacock Bar & Grill: Live music, open-mic nights (Tues./Thurs.) and more at all-ages venue in Whalley, 10257 King George Blvd. Info: 604-584-1388, Peacockbar-grill.com.
Donegal’s Irish House: Live music Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 12054 96th Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-584-2112, Donegalspub.com/events.html.
Escape bar at Elements Casino: Live music and more on select nights at 300-seat licensed venue, 17755 60th Ave., Cloverdale. Info: Elementscasino.com.
The Taphouse Guildford: Upscale music/sports bar, 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. Tuesday: Acoustic Night, 8 p.m. Wednesday: “Almost Famous Karaoke”; Friday/Saturday: live cover bands. Info: 604-583-8828, Thetaphouse.ca.
Pancho’s Top 40 Rock Club: Live top 40 and classic rock. Tuesday karaoke, Thursday jam night. At 10768 King George Blvd., Surrey, 604-583-3536. Band and special-event info: Panchosnightclub.com.
Dublin Crossing: Live music four nights a week at 18789 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. 604-575-5470, Dublincrossing.com.
Central City Brewing Co.: Live music on select nights at restaurant/bar, 13450 102nd Ave., at Central City, Surrey. Info: 604-582-6620, Centralcitybrewing.com.
“I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter Chicken” comedy show staged on Sunday, Aug. 14 at Surrey Arts Centre’s mainstage, as part of inaugural Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts. Tickets.surrey.ca.
Red Green: Steve Smith performs “I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe” tour at Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey on Monday, Sept. 19. Info: 604-507-6355, Bellperformingartscentre.com.
Danny Bhoy: Scottish comedian returns to Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Friday, Oct. 28 with “Commonwealth Comedian” show, 7:30 p.m. Tickets and info: Hahaha.com/dannybhoy.
Surrey’s Heritage Rail: Train rides aboard restored Interurban rail cars at Cloverdale Station on weekends during spring/summer months, Highway 10/176A Street, plus rail-related attractions. Ride ticket prices range from free to $15. Info: FVHRS.com.
Surrey Muse Writers is a bi-monthly free drop-in for writers who may want/need feedback on their works in progress. “We hope to create a safe place for writers to present work to see the impact of one’s writings, and to find helpful suggestions and feedback to improve it. We’ll have two facilitators and a resource person at each meeting.” Info and schedule to Nov. 19: https://surreymuse.wordpress.com/projects.
CNIB Night Steps 5K fun run on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Rd., Surrey. All-ages, fee for adults is $20, youth $15, children free. “Brighten the night in support of CNIB. This exciting, family friendly walk raises funds to support CNIB’s vital vision rehabilitation services, such as learning to travel independently using a white cane, braille literacy skills, and a variety of enriching programs and services delivered right in your home community.” Info: email email@example.com, visit Cnibnightsteps.ca.
Surrey International Folk Dancing meets Thursdays from 7 to 10 pm at Walnut Road Elementary, 16152 82nd Ave., Surrey. “No partner or costume required. Beginners welcome. $4 drop-in fee.” Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 604-496-4236, Surreyfolkdance.org.
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 $4. For info, call 604-576-1066.
Scottish Country dance classes are held on Wednesday evenings each week (from September to end of April) at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152nd St., Surrey, starting at 7 p.m. First class is free for newcomers. For info, call Maureen at 604-536-1367 or visit Wrscdc.org.
“Latin Friday Nights” on second Friday of each month at Amor Fitness, 8 p.m. to midnight at 8056 King George Blvd., Surrey. All ages, admission $10. “Spicy dance party featuring all night dancing with REAL Latin music. Dress to impress.” 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 email@example.com, call 604-536-0195, visit Jumpjointswing.com.
Literacy and math tutoring for children 6 to 14, to Aug. 26 at Learning Disabilities Association Fraser South, #201-13766 72 Ave., Surrey. Fee is $25 per hour; subsidies available. “Affordable one-to-one tutoring is offered during July and August for children who are behind in reading, writing or math. Trained tutors work one to one with the child for nine 1-1/2 hour sessions.” Call 604-591-5156, visit Ldafs.org/current-programs.
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.” To register, call 604-582-7479, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit 9801 King George Blvd. (suites #111 and #350), Surrey.
Free “English for the Workplace” classes at PICS in new Project Based Language Training Program (PBLT). “Students will learn and develop soft skills, job search, resume writing, interview skills, networking and much more.” Call 604-596-7722, ext. 138. Free childminding on site.
“Introduction to Permaculture” event with Matthew Stephens on Monday, Aug. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Drive, Dr. Ambedkar Room (#418). Free admission. “Permaculture is a process for creating systems that are ecologically sound, and sustainable over the long term, with an emphasis on regenerative assets and renewable resources.” Info: Villagesurrey.ca/event/introduction-to-permaculture.
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.
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.
Free Outdoor Family Movie Nights hosted by City of Surrey: “Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and snacks for movies under the stars. Family activities and entertainment begin at 6 p.m. Movies start at dusk.” At Don Christian Park on Aug. 5, Aug. 19; Katzie Elementary School on July 29, Aug. 12, Aug. 26, and Fraser Heights Recreation Centre on Aug. 12.
“Individuality” youth photo documentary to be showcased at Guildford Town Centre mall until Aug. 28. Inspired by Canada’s 150th anniversary, the documentary of 100 portraits features the diverse and multi-layered identities of South Asian women growing up in Western society, with opening gala at 6pm on Saturday, Aug. 6.
Surrey Art Gallery: Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/artgallery. Exhibits on view to Aug. 27: “ARTS 2016, “Away: The Artist as Traveller” and “Jay Bundy Johnson: Being still (life) shows us who we are.”
PopUp Newton Gallery + Creative Hub: Gallery space in Newton features local artists and collectives, at 137th Street and 72A Avenue. Info: Facebook.com/PopUpNewton. From Aug. 6-26: Sofia/c (South of the Fraser Inter Arts Collective); From Aug. 30: Kwantlen Art Collective: Private Inquiries, Public Exposures; From Sept. 24: AgentC Projects/Sonny Assu: Process.
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, In lobby of North Delta Recreation Centre, 11415 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. From July 1 to 31: “Individuality: South Asian Young Women Photography Exhibition.”
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.
Surrey 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.
Rugged Maniac: Adventure race returns to Cloverdale Fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 13 with 25 epic obstacles and one rockin’ party. The 5K course involves towers of shipping containers, massive water slide, trampolines, fire and more. Info: Ruggedmaniac.com.
Ukrainian “soul food” – perogies, cabbage rolls and borscht – available for sale on the last Friday of each month as fundraiser at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave., Surrey, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Eat-in, take away, or ready for your freezer.” Info: call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.
Zaklan Heritage Farm markets are held Saturdays in summer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 13278 84th Ave., Newton. “Come for the fresh produce, grab a locally roasted coffee and visit with the chickens and animals.” Info: Zaklanheritagefarm.com.
Surrey Night Market: Event held on Friday, Saturday (6 to 11 p.m.) and Sunday (5 to 10 p.m.) nights at Cloverdale Fairgrounds until Aug. 14 featuring food vendors, live entertainment, exhibitors and more. For info, call 604-805-3440 or visit Surreynightmarket.com.
Surrey Urban Farmers Market: Weekly event held Wednesdays from noon to 5 p.m. at North Surrey rec centre plaza, to Oct. 5, at 10275 City Parkway, Surrey. “Come by with the family for a snack at our food trucks, or drop by for some groceries after work.” Info: Surreymarket.org, 778-228-FARM (3276), email firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Delta Farmers Market: Events on Sundays at North Delta Recreation Centre, 11415 84 Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to Oct. 30. Food trucks, live music, vendors, more. Info: Northdeltafarmersmarket.com.
The Cloverdale Market: “Your Weekly Treasure Hunt” 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: 604-837-1676, Cloverdalemarket.ca.
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.
“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.
Surrey Singles Over 60: “Are you interested in meeting new people and having fun dancing, bowling, cards, dinners, picnics etc.? We are accepting new members based in the North Surrey/North Delta area, so call 604-594-2860 and ask for Lyla or Doug or Roy at 604-593-1918.”
North Delta Newcomers and Friends is a ladies social club. “Our fall activities are in full swing. If you are new to the area or would just like to meet some new people, please call and arrange to attend some of them (morning walks, coffee times, stitch and chat, card games, and par 3 golf, potlucks and our monthly dinners.” Info: call Kathy at 604-583-3691 or Pam at 604-597-7974.
Surrey Beekeepers Association meetings held on 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.”
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.
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.
Clayton Kids Day Camp until Aug. 12 at Hope Community Church, 18625 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. Free summer day camp, daily from 8:30am to 4pm. “Each of the seven weeks has a fun theme, and will be filled with art, crafts, games, sports and other amazing activities. Info: Email email@example.com or call 778-689-0185.
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. “If 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.” Contact Joan Owen, 604-531-8118.
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, email@example.com.
Al-Anon: “When you don’t know where to turn because someone drinks too much, Al-Anon family groups can help.” Call 888-425-2666, M-F, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., or visit Al-anon.alateen.org.
Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program, on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Elim Village – The Oasis, 9008 158th St., Surrey. “A self-management program designed for people who have completed treatment and are living with or have been affected by cancer. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. The workshop is facilitated by two trained lay leaders, many who are cancer survivors themselves. Caregivers are also welcome to attend.” Info: Selfmanagementbc.ca.
Nar Anon: “If you have a family member or friend struggling with addiction problems, then Nar Anon may be the place for you. We meet on Tuesdays at Bethany-Newton United Church on the corner of 60th and 148th St. in Surrey. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m.” Info: Nar-anon.org.
Surrey Multiple Sclerosis support meetings held on the last Wednesday of every month, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church, 9165 160th St., Surrey. Info: Contact Cheryl (firstname.lastname@example.org, 604-581-3758) or Barb (778-373-0284).
Mental Health Family and Friends Info Night: “Support and information for friends and family of people struggling with mental illness. New members are always welcome,” on first and third Thursday of every month at Shirley Dean Pavilion, 9634 King George Blvd., Surrey (East entrance). For more information, call Katie: 604-585-5666, ext. 772534.
Tao Healing Group (formerly Soul Power) Surrey: “Learn simple but powerful self-healing techniques for any aspect of life, with Certified Healers and Teachers. Receive free healing and blessings.” Tuesday evenings at 7pm, Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr., “Everyone is welcome, and no previous experience is necessary.” By donation, info: 778-379-9920.
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.
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.