EVENTS GUIDE for Dec. 11 to 17 (Surrey, White Rock, North Delta)
New Hope Therapeutic Society and friends present â€œChristmas for Kenyaâ€ fundraising concert on Thursday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m., at Delta Church, 7696 112th St. â€œWe will be featuring talented musicians who have volunteered their time to assist us with this worthwhile event.â€ Admission is by donation. New Hope Therapeutic Society supports St. Elizabeth Childrenâ€™s Centre in Kisumu, Kenya, where 104 children are cared for and educated.
â€œTimewalkers Christmasâ€ concert featuring The Timewalkers band, 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets $35, Bluefrogstudios.ca.
â€œA Muddy Christmasâ€ concert featuring Mud Bay Blues Band, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets $35. â€œBesides hearing some â€œmudifiedâ€ Christmas favorites, we are hoping to hear some cuts from their new upcoming album, Colebrook Road.â€™â€ Tickets and info: Bluefrogstudios.ca.
A Latin Guitar Christmas: â€œGuitarras Navidenasâ€ concert featuring De La Terra on Sunday, Dec. 14 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, 7 p.m. start at 1328 Johnston Rd. Guitarist Doug Towle and band with a new show and album celebrating the music of the Christmas season, Latin style. Info: Bluefrogstudios.ca, 604 542-3055.
Carolyn Arends: â€œCelebrating Christmas: The Story of Storiesâ€ concert on Sunday, Dec. 14 at Peace Portal Alliance church, South Surrey. Info: CarolynArends.com.
â€œTraditional Christmasâ€ concerts with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, performances at 4 and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, featuring seasonal readings by Christopher Gaze and guest choirs, as part of regional tour. Tickets are $42 via 604-876-3434, Vancouversymphony.ca.
â€œRay Charles: Spirit of Christmasâ€ concert/show featuring Mike Henry and band, Friday, Dec. 19 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. 7 p.m. start. Info and tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca, 604 542-3055.
â€œA Childâ€™s Christmas in Walesâ€: Concert/literary event 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22 at Anvil Centre Theatre, 777 Columbia St., New Westminster. â€œAn annual holiday tradition. Experience this magical evening with live original music, readings, your favourite carols and Dylan Thomasâ€™ classic tale with Russell Roberts, Colleen Winton, Sayer Roberts, Gower Roberts and Brian Tate. Tickets and info: 604-521-5050, Ticketsnw.ca.
New Years Eve Dance Party with Powder Blues Band: White Rock Blues Society hosts event Wednesday, Dec. 31 at Pacific Inn Resort. Tickets are $80 via Tickets.surrey.ca.
â€œAmerican Rock Legends: The Music of Bob Seger and John Fogertyâ€: Showcase performance by Dan Hare and his March Hare band, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets and info: Bluefrogstudios.ca.
South End Summit 5: Annual concert fundraiser 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Wheelhouse Theatre at Earl Marriott School in South Surrey. Celebrate Big Band music with award-winning jazz bands from Semiahmoo, Earl Marriott and Elgin Park secondary schools, with featured artist Ben Henriques and emcee David Proznick. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Dec. 16, $20/$15 seniors & students (including GST) at Tapestry Music (1335 Johnston Rd., White Rock, 604-538-0906) and Semiahmoo Arts, at South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre (14601 20th Ave., Surrey, 604-536-8333). More info: Semiahmooarts.com.
Classical Coffee Concerts: Pianist Sarah Hagen hosts 75-minute classical concerts on select Thursday mornings at Surrey Arts Centreâ€™s studio theatre, to April 2, 2015. Coffee and pastries at 9:30 a.m., concert start time 10:30 a.m. For list of performers and ticket info: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/theatre.
Encore Peninsula Concert series, in partnership with City of White Rock, presents six concerts as part of 2014-15 series at White Rockâ€™s First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., on Sundays (select dates only) starting at 3 p.m. Info: 604) 501-5566 and press 1 and Tickets.Surrey.ca; tickets can also be purchased at White Rock Community Centre, Kent Street Activity Centre and Centennial Park Leisure Centre. Concerts include Jan. 25 (Eugene Skovorodnikov, piano; Peter Krysa, violin; Ariel Barnes, cello, Canada), Feb. 22 (Elizabeth Bergmann & Marcel Bergmann, Canada), March 29 (Sihana Badivuku, violin, Kosovo, and E. Skovorodnikov, piano) and April 26 (Hugues Leclere, piano, France).
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.
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.
All Star Wrestling presents â€œBodyslams For Toysâ€ to benefit Surrey Christmas Bureau, at Alice McKay Building on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds on Sunday, Dec. 13. Bring a new toy for boy or girl (minimum $10 value) and enjoy a night of pro wrestling. â€œIf you do not have a toy, we will accept a $10 cash donation on behalf of the Christmas bureau.â€ Info: 604-710-0872, Allstar-wrestling.com.
Delta Arts Council open mic night held on last Friday of every month at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta). 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: www.deltaartscouncil.ca.
The Taphouse Guildford: Live music three nights a week at upscale bar, 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. 604-583-8828, Thetaphouse.ca.
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. â€œAlmost Famous Karaokeâ€ 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. â€œFreeStyleâ€ 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.
â€œThe Nutcrackerâ€: Royal City Youth Ballet Company presents this â€œmuch-loved traditional ballet with beautiful sets and extravagant costumes that illuminate the magic of the toy soldiers, Sugar Plum Fairy and a growing Christmas tree.â€ Shows performed from Dec. 12 to 14 at Surrey Arts Centreâ€™s main stage, 13750 88th Ave., at Bear Creek Park, Surrey. Info and tickets: Royalcityyouthballet.org, 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca.
â€œBabes in the Woodâ€: Christmas panto written by Jack Horner staged by White Rock Playersâ€™ Club until Dec. 27 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. Show dates Wednesday to Saturday 7:30 p.m., plus weekend matinees. Tickets range from $12 to $20, 604-536-7535, Whiterockplayers.ca.
Ellie Kingâ€™s â€œSleeping Beautyâ€: Pantomime production staged by Royal Canadian Theatre Co. at Surrey Arts Centre from Dec. 20 to 28. For tickets and info, call 604-501-5566 or visit Arts.surrey.ca.
â€œThe Odd Coupleâ€: Arts Club Theatre Company brings Neil Simonâ€™s comedy of mismatched roomies to Surrey Arts Centreâ€™s main stage from Jan. 14 to 24, at Bear Creek Park. Tickets and show info: 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca.
Christmas Storytime session Dec. 15 at 10 a.m., with pajama story time (7 p.m.) on Dec. 11 at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre. Info: Shopsemiahmoo.com.
Breakfast with Santa events Dec. 13 at Fleetwood Community Centre and South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre, also Dec. 20 at Bridgeview Community Centre (all events from 9:30 to 11 a.m.). â€œJoin Santa and Mrs. Claus as they make their way to Surrey to have a fun filled breakfast with you and your family.â€ To register, call 604-501-5100.
â€œWinter Wonderland with Santaâ€ at Newton Seniors Centre: Event on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. â€œA special all-ages gathering time with music, great food and of course a very special guest. Bring your family, friends and cameras for this fun-filled event.â€Call 604-501-5100, code 4380458. Admission $8 child, $4 adult, free for children under 2 years. Newton Seniors Centre located at 13775 70th Ave., Surrey.
Vancouver Bach Choir Sing-A-Long concert featuring Handelâ€™s â€œMessiahâ€: Saturday, Dec. 13, featuring soloists Melanie Krueger, Barbara Towell, Martin Sadd and Willy Miles Grenzberg accompanied by organist Ellen Ay Laung. â€œAll who wish to raise their voices in the Christmas spirit are welcome whether serious singers, shower singers or even those who have never experienced the joy of singing with a choir.â€ Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door, 8 p.m. start at White Rock Baptist Church, 1657 140th St. Tickets available at Tapestry Music, Tourism White Rock and Good Day Sunshine Cafe.
Pioneer Christmas Celebration at Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey: Annual event focuses on how early Surrey settlers celebrated Christmas, on Saturday, Dec. 13 from noon to 4 p.m. (drop in, by donation). Tour the 1890s farmhouse decorated pioneer-style with fresh greenery and vintage Christmas decorations, listen to classic Christmas tunes and carols played on the parlourâ€™s heritage piano, sample wood stove-baked gingerbread cookies and hot apple cider, more. At 13723 Crescent Rd, South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956 or visit Surrey.ca/heritage.
Evening Carol Sing event on Saturday, Dec. 13 at Historic Stewart Farm, starting at 6:30 p.m. â€œJoin a local theatre group in Stewart Hall to sing along to your favourite carols. Tour the farmhouse with a costumed guide and sample traditional figgy pudding and hot chocolate or apple cider. Fee: $5 per child or 55+ years, or $7.50 per adult 16+ years. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. At 13723 Crescent Rd, South Surrey. Info: Surrey.ca/heritage.
Christmas carolers gather at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15 at Chartwell Imperial Place Retirement Residence, 13853 102nd Ave., Surrey. â€œJoin us in singing your favourite Christmas carols led by Brian Gimbel, a popular entertainer here in Surrey. Lend your voice to celebrate this merry season. Enjoy refreshments compliments of our Chef Alan.â€ Info: Dale, 778-735-0541, ext. 13178.
â€œA Christmas Carolâ€: Join the young actors from Holy Cross Players for a dramatic reading of the CBC version of Charles Dickensâ€™s classic story, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 at Surrey Arts Centreâ€™s Studio Theatre, 13750 88th Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-501-5566.
Teen Winter Crafternoon event at City Centre Library on Wednesday, Dec. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. â€œCome get crafty with us! Drop in for some free, fun and festive crafting. Crafts include waffle Christmas cone trees, stuffed felt toys and ornaments, Santa and elf hats and a mystery craft. Hosted by the City Centre Teen Library Council.â€ Info: Surreylibraries.ca.
Celebrate a Swinging 1950s Christmas at Surrey Museum: â€œDiscovery Saturday: Very Vintage Christmasâ€ event on Saturday, Dec. 20, 1 to 4 p.m. (all ages, by donation). â€œEnjoy the smooth holiday sounds of local singer-songwriter Reid Jamieson â€“ from well-loved Christmas classics by greats such as Bing Crosby and Elvis to Reidâ€™s very own seasonal songs (Reidjamieson.com). Join local swing dance group Jitterbug Junkies as they wow you with authentic historical swing dance performances, accompanied by Royal City Swing (Jitterbugjunkies.ca).â€ Also photos with Santa and retro Christmas games. At 17710-56A Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956, Surrey.ca/heritage.
Winter Ice Palace: Skating sessions at Cloverdale Arena from Dec. 20 to Jan. 4. â€œArena will be transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with an old-fashioned pond. This is an event the whole family can enjoy!â€ Admission (2+ years): $4.25, skate rentals $3, helmet rentals $1.50. For times, call 604-502-6410 or search for â€œWinter Ice Palaceâ€ at Surrey.ca.
Gingerbread House Competition at Fleetwood Library on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. Ages: 10-18. Registration required in person or by calling 604-598-7346. â€œAn ultimate battle with only one gingerbread house left standing! Come and join the gingerbread showdown. Let the Gingerbread Games begin. Hosted by Fleetwoodâ€™s Teen Library Council.â€ Info: Surreylibraries.ca.
Festival of Trees at City Centre Library: â€œVote for your favourite tree for a chance to win an eReader. Voting closes Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. Join us for the 3rd annual Festival of Trees as City Centre Library is turned into a winter wonderland of Christmas trees decorated by local businesses. The Festival of Trees is a Surrey Librariesâ€™ fundraiser to support its early literacy programs.â€ Info: Surreylibraries.ca.
Author Udo Erasmus will speak about the importance of water at special event hosted by Lifetime Organics, 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 at 2119 152nd St., South Surrey. Admission is free, but call store to register, 604-541-0933.
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.
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.
Mixed Singles over Sixty: â€œAn active group offering many activities.â€ For more info, contact Pat at 604-531-3065 or Colin at 604-538-7799.
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. â€œCall ahead to make sure weâ€™re not cancelled that week.â€ 604-594-2717.
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.
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.
Semiahmoo Arts presents the â€œ2014 Members Exhibition,â€ to Jan. 5 at The Turnbull Gallery at South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre. â€œThis exhibition is a great opportunity to find that unique gift for someone, and also a wonderful way to discover a wide range of local artists in one convenient location.â€ The opening reception is open to the public, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, 14601 20th Ave., Surrey. Info: Semiahmooarts.com.
Surrey Art Gallery: â€œFlora and Fauna: 400 years of Artists Inspired by Natureâ€ exhibit, organized by the National Gallery of Canada, is on view to Dec. 14; Crescent Beach Photography Clubâ€™s â€œGlobal Viewsâ€ exhibit, to Feb. 8. â€œOpen Sound 2014: Sonorous Kingdomâ€ on view to Dec. 14. 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 for month of December: Lana Hartâ€™s â€œFinding my Way: A painterâ€™s journey.â€
Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, Artscouncilofsurrey.ca.
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.
Cherylâ€™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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surrey Museum: â€œEvery River Tells A Storyâ€ exhibit on display to Dec. 20 â€“ â€œPeople from past and present reflect on how Surreyâ€™s rivers have shaped our identity.â€ Museum is located at 17710 56A Ave. Info: www.surrey.ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.
White Rock Museum + Archives: At 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: Facility closed for maintenance from Dec. 2 to March 21, 2015. Enquiries at 604-502-6459 or email@example.com. 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.
Edcamp Delta 2015 event hosted by Delta School District on Jan. 17 at Sands Secondary School in North Delta. â€œIt is a great opportunity to work with educators from all sorts of backgrounds and places, parents, students, student teachers, and other members of the public who are interested in education.â€ Info and registration: Deltalearns.ca/edcamp.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
White Rock Laughter Club: â€œLaugh out the old and laugh in the newâ€ at event Tuesday, Dec. 30 from 7 to 8 p.m. Club hosts events on last Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave., White Rock. Info: Call Carol, 604-536-9049.
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: 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.
White Rock and District Garden Club meets at Cranley Hall, 2141 Cranley Dr., South Surrey. Club info: Call Angela, 604-536-3076.
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 the month (September to May) at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 2350-148 St., Surrey. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting from 7-9. 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: â€œWe 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).â€ Club info: call Kathy at 604-583-3691 or Pam at 604-597-7974.
Surrey Board of Tradeâ€™s annual New Yearâ€™s Reception on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at #101-14439 104th Ave., Surrey, from 5 to 8 p.m. â€œWe hold this event every January to celebrate the successes of the past year in business, and to wish all our members a Happy New Year!â€ Info: 604-581-7130.
Surrey Board of Trade 2015 Economic Forecast Lunch at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104th Ave., Surrey) on Thursday, Feb. 5, 11:30 a.m. start. Keynote speaker is Douglas Porter, chief economist and managing director, BMO Capital Markets. Topic: Whatâ€™s expected for our local, provincial, federal and international economies â€“ and what that means to your business or not-for-profit association. Tickets and info: Businessinsurrey.com, 604-581-7130.
White Rock Museum & Archivesâ€™ 21st annual Christmas Craft Fair: Open daily until Dec. 22, more than 25 vendors. â€œFind something for everyone on your Christmas list including the family pet,â€ at 14970 Marine Dr., White Rock. Info: 604-541-2223, Whiterock.museum.bc.ca.
Cloverdale Christmas Craft event will take place Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Showbarn on Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Grounds. Info: Greatcanadiancraft.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.
â€œLocal Authorâ€ 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.
Irish Poetry Night: Spoken word events hosted by Semiahmoo Arts on third Wednesday of every month at Jimmy Flynnâ€™s Celtic Snug (new venue), 15065 Marine Dr., White Rock. For schedule and event info, see Semiahmooarts.com or call venue, 604-538-8081.
Fundraising for Ronald McDonald House event 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at Strawberry Hill Library. â€œYou can help keep seriously ill kids and their families together. Please join us at a fundraising event to help families heal together.â€ Henna tattoos, arts and crafts, fun games, baked goods, more, at 7399 122nd St., Surrey. Info: 604-583-4669.
Christmas Tree Chipping & Bottle Drive on Sunday, Jan. 4, 1 to 4 p.m., at Emmanuel Covenant Church, 17029 16th Ave., Surrey. Info: Emmanuelcovenant.ca.
Enver Creek Secondary Dry Grad 2015 fundraiser (Christmas tree chipping by donation, clothing drive and bottle drive), Saturday, Jan. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at school,14505 84 Ave., Surrey.
White Rock winter market runs every Sunday to Dec. 14 at Elks Hall on George Street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: Whiterockfarmersmarket.ca, 604-897-3276.
North Delta winter market happens Sundays at Sunbury Hall, on Dunlop Road. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Surrey winter market held every second Wednesday at city hall, between noon and 4 p.m., ending in May. Info: surreymarket.org.
Learning Disabilities Association Fraser South: â€œBecome a volunteer tutor and help a child struggling with reading or math in a program sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association Fraser South. Extensive training provided.â€ Attend an information session Jan. 5 or 6 in Surrey and Jan. 7 in Langley. Pre-register at 604-591-5156. More info at Ldafs.org.
Mushaira open-mic session on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m., at George Mackie Library in North Delta. â€œThe public is invited to participate in Mushaira, an open mic session where poets gather to perform their works. A cherished tradition in Pakistan and North India, Mushaira allows both the invited poets and members of the audience to perform.â€ Info: 604-594-8155.
Delta Arts Councilâ€™s Gallery North: â€œWe are currently accepting Gallery North submissions for 2015. If you would like to display your artwork, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The following months are available: February, March, September and November.â€
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.
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.