Sal Ferreras and Drum Heat: In concert Feb. 12 at Surrey Arts Centre, 8 p.m., at 13750 88 Ave., Surrey. “Sal Ferreras will bring together some of Surrey’s most outstanding world music and jazz artists, such as percussionists Gurp Sian, Rayman and Karn Bhuller, bassist Jodi Proznick and pianist Miles Black, to stoke the musical fires of Drum Heat.” Event is a benefit for Arts Umbrella Surrey. VIP ticket $125 (includes premium seating and private reception), regular ticket $50, via Tickets.surrey.ca and 604-501-5566. Event website: Artsumbrella.com/events/sal-ferreras-and-drum-heat.
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. Feb. 14: Glenda Rae, Brett Wade, Miles Black; Feb. 28: Candus Churchill, vocals (Nina Simone Tribute); March 13: James Danderfer and Karin Plato; March 20: Laura Crema Trio with Bill Coon.
John Mann: Concert by Spirit of the West singer highlights his “The Waiting Room” album, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 at Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage. Info: Tickets.surrey.ca and 604-501-5566.
Valentine’s Party with the band Big City Soul, Saturday, Feb. 13 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Info: 604-542-3055, Bluefrogstudios.ca.
“Exhilarating Soundscapes” concert presented by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as part of its Surrey Nights series, 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. “Maestro Tovey conducts a magnificent concert that explores a world of exhilarating soundscapes.” Info and tickets: Vancouversymphony.ca, 604-876-3434.
Classical Coffee Concerts series at Surrey Arts Centre’s studio theatre with host pianist Sarah Hagen. Concerts held monthly on select Thursdays starting at 9:30 a.m. “Socialize over coffee, tea, and goodies in the lobby, followed by a concert.” Concerts in series continue Feb. 25 (with Nicolò Eugelmi, viola) and March 10 (with Søren Bebe, jazz piano). Series presented by Surrey Civic Theatres. Info: 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca.
Encore Peninsula Concerts: International classical musicians in White Rock in annual series, featuring Sunday-afternoon concerts on Feb. 28, April 17 and May 15, 3 p.m. performances at White Rock First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock. Show and ticket info: 604-541-2199, Whiterockcity.ca.
“Dreams” concert featuring Gerphil Geraldine Flores: TRIBU Productions presents finalist in 2015 Asia Got Talent concert, with duo tenors Nazer Degayo Salcedo and Jeremiah Mari Carag and vocalist Janice Lozano, on Feb. 19 at Centre Stage, Surrey City Hall. Tickets via Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/1684.aspx.
Joëlle Rabu in concert Saturday, March 12 at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, presented by Surrey Civic Theatres, featuring cabaret, jazz, and heart-wrenching torch songs. Tickets and info: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/17296.aspx.
Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society (VIBC) hosts “The Business of Culture Fundraiser” for its City of Bhangra festival (June 11-18, 2016) on Friday, Feb. 19 at Riverside Banquet Hall, Surrey. “Enjoy a night full of dynamic entertainment, refreshing cocktails, invigorating dialogue and delicious Indian fused cuisine.” Info at Vibc.org, tickets available at Kamal’s Video Palace, #103 – 8268 120th St., Surrey.
“Ignite A Dream” gala event to benefit Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre, South Surrey. “A formal evening of wine tasting, culinary delights and silent auction.” Tickets $60 or 10 for $500 via 604-574-5785 or Surreyfirefighters.com/ignite.
Delta Heat 2002 fastpitch team hosts Texas Hold’em poker tournament as fundraiser 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 at Eaglequest Golf Centre, Surrey. $50 buy-in, 5,000 chips. Info: Call Albert Brisette, 604-644-9710.
“Black Tie Affair” hosted by PICS (Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society) on Feb. 27 at Aria Banquet and Convention Centre, Surrey, featuring keynote speaker MP Harjit Singh Sajjan, Canada’s Minister of National Defence. Gala event to support PICS Diversity Village. Ticket and info: 604-834-4088, 778-870-3170.
Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders: “Family-friendly, mind-bending magic” show 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, featuring Vitaly Beckman. Tickets are $23-28, including all fees. For advance tickets call Surrey Civic Theatres Box Office at 604-501-5566 or visit Tickets.surrey.ca. Tickets will also be available at the door, subject to availability.
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.
Surrey Shines: Annual talent showcase staged by Youth Arts Council of Surrey, March 12 at Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage. Info: artscouncilofsurrey.ca.
Koba’s “Great Big Show Live!” at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, March 19, featuring characters from TV shows The Backyardigans, Max & Ruby, Franklin and Mike the Knight. Tickets and show info: GreatBigShowonTour.com.
Surrey TeenFest event on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Agriplex at Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Fairgrounds. “This fun-filled, free event will engage, educate, entertain and empower the teens of Surrey and surrounding communities. The focus will be on creating opportunities for interaction, education, and enjoyment with exhibitors, activities, workshops and performances for this age group.” Info: Ali Berman, co-founder, 1-778-440-7277, email firstname.lastname@example.org, on web at www.teenfest.ca.
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 at Elements Casino: Live music and more on select nights at 300-seat licensed venue, 17755 60th Ave., Cloverdale. Info: Elementscasino.com. Jan. 29: Emily Chambers & Co.; Jan. 30: Apollo’s Crush; Feb. 3: Elvina Kong & Lee Lung Kei; Feb. 5-6: Quickness; Feb. 12-13: Rob Eller Trio; Feb. 19-20: YVR; Feb. 26-27: Robyn & Ryleigh.
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.
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.
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 Am Woman! Hear Me Laff!”: “Join famed female comedians for an incredible evening of hoopla. This ‘herlarious’ gathering of stand-up comics will raise the bar for all comedians, proving women ‘got it’ when it comes to big laughs,” on March 9 at Surrey Arts Centre. Tickets and show info: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/11570.aspx.
Steel School of Irish Dance’s winter recital 2016 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, on Saturday, Feb. 13, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets and event info: 604-507-6355, Bellperformingartscentre.com.
Panorama School of Dance stages “Dance Extravaganza 2016” show at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 at Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage, Bear Creek Park. “Enjoy watching and encouraging dance students ages 7 to 18 who are diligently preparing for the upcoming competition season. The competitors this year feature many first timers along with our seasoned ‘veterans’. Our Panorama Youth Company will perform ‘A Journey Back to the 50’s and 60’s.’” Tickets are $22 via 604-501-5566.
“Funny Little Thing Called Love”: Comedy play written by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, staged at Surrey Little Theatre until Feb. 27. For tickets ($15) and show times, call 604-576-8451 or visit Surreylittletheatre.com or Brownpapertickets.com.
“4,000 Miles”: Nicola Cavendish stars in “an uplifting story of growing up and growing old,” an Arts Club on Tour production at Surrey Arts Centre from Feb. 17 to 27. Show info and tickets: Tickets.surrey.ca and 604-501-5566.
“Cinderella”: Holy Cross Regional High School’s drama department stages pantomime production on Feb. 19-20 at Surrey Arts Centre’s studio theatre. “A magical new life is given to this popular fairy tale.” Show times at 7 p.m., tickets $10/$14 at box office, 604-501-5566.
“Write On”: One-act play competition staged by Youth Arts Council of Surrey on Feb. 20, featuring “Writer’s Block” by Gavin Tran (first place) and “So Insecure” by Linda Xia (second), 7:30 p.m. at Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 72nd Ave., Surrey.
“Boeing Boeing”: Tale of jet-setting ‘60s bachelor staged by White Rock Players from March 2 to 19 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. Info: 604-536-7533, whiterockplayers.ca.
“Annie Jr.”: Classic Steps Stage Productions presents musical at Newton Cultural Centre on March 4-5 (three show times). Admission by donation ($10 min.), tickets via email, email@example.com.
“Love, Sex and the I.R.S.”: British comedy staged by Royal Canadian Theatre Company at Surrey Arts Centre from March 16-19, 13750 88th Ave., Surrey. Tickets: 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca.
“The Last Lifeboat”: Drama about the ‘Titanic’ and its builder staged by Surrey Little Theatre company from April 14 to May 14. “This story deals not only with the disaster itself, but the sensationalized trials and the aftermath of an event that changed the world forever.” Tickets and info: Surreylittletheatre.com.
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.
“End Gang Life” presentation for parents, Thursday, Feb. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary, 6151 180th St., in school theatre. “The hour-long presentation will begin with Constable Jordan McLellan, an experienced gang investigator and gang enforcement officer, explaining the myths and realities of the gang lifestyle and how the perceived lifestyles of these people are not what actually ends up happening. Then, former gang member, Jordan Buna, will share his life story and how the choices he made severely impacted his life in a negative way. There will be time for questions afterwards.” Info: Cfseu.bc.ca/homepage-politics/end-gang-life, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Genealogy Road Show on Saturday, Feb. 20, 1- 4 pm at Cloverdale Library. Free admission. “Volunteers from the BCGS offer advice to individuals and family members researching their family history. Bring your research details to date. Beginners receive advice on where to begin their research, based on their knowledge and family documents.” Register at 604-598-7327, or email email@example.com, Surreylibraries.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.
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.
“Pacific Flyaway:” Art exhibit presented by Delta Museum and Archives at North Delta Recreation Centre from Feb. 15 to 21, 11415 84th Ave., featuring a look at birds in the Fraser Delta. Info: www.deltamuseum.ca or call 604-946-9322.
Surrey Art Gallery hosts Curator Guided Bus Tour of Vancouver Galleries on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Discover new art and make new friends on a guided bus tour of galleries in downtown Vancouver.” Three prominent Vancouver exhibition venues. Ages 16+. Cost is $75. Bring a bag lunch or pick something up on site. Info: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/18541.aspx.
Surrey Art Gallery: “Tony Westman: Becoming Surrey-Journey through the Invisible City” on view to Feb. 21; “Graeme Patterson: Secret Citadel” on view to March 20; “Art by Surrey Secondary School Students” from Feb. 13 to May 1. Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/artgallery.
AgentC Gallery: Art collective’s new “pop-up” space in Newton, at 137th Street and 72A Avenue. Info: AgentCprojects.com.
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. Feb. 1-28: David Kilpatrick’s “Spirit in Motion,” with artist reception 1-3 p.m. on Feb. 13.
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. Featured from Feb. 11 to May 8: Sonny Assu’s new site-specific work related to his longhouse and chilkat series, which investigates his theories of abstracting abstraction.
“Write Your Memoir” program at Surrey Museum: Aspiring memoirists and family historians are invited to a three-session program at museum led by personal historian, writer and editor Philip Sherwood. Free info session Thursday, Feb. 18 from 6:30-8:30. The full Write Your Memoir program will be held Feb. 25, March 3, and March 10. Advance registration is mandatory for both the free session and the program itself. For more information and to register, call 604-501-5100.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.
Trivia Pub Quiz Night: Delta Museum and Archives Society celebrates Heritage Week with special event Feb. 23 at Delta Lion Pub in North Delta. “History class was never this much fun! Are you a history buff? Join the Delta pub patrons and DMAS staff for a night of history trivia, prizes and more.” Info: www.deltamuseum.ca or call 604-946-9322.
Valen-Spine’s Day Health Open House on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2-4 pm, at Lifeforce Chiropractic + Wellness, 15850 24th Avenue #200, Surrey. “Complimentary health services, posture assessment, massages, counselling, yoga classes. Free refreshments, appetizers and raffle.”
“Anxiety, Panic and Anger: A Beginner’s Guide”: The BC Psychological Association (BCPA) sponsors free public presentation series on a range of topics, from depression to anxiety and finding happiness and love, including event 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Strawberry Hill Library featuring Dr. Kamalijit Sidhu, done in Punjabi language. Info: Psychologists.bc.ca.
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 (email@example.com, 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.
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.
WBSC XV Women’s World Softball Championship: One of the largest women’s world championships in Canadian history comes to Surrey from July 15-24, featuring close to 2,000 athletes from multiple countries. Info: Surrey2016.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.
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.
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.” Info: Call 604-594-2860 and ask for Lyla or Doug, or Gerri at 604-951-1830.
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 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.”
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.
Former BC Lion Angus Reid speaks about gambling addiction at Surrey Board of Trade luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 11 at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152 Street, Surrey). For tickets and info, visit Businessinsurrey.com or call 604-581-7130.
Surrey Board of Trade “Mayor’s Breakfast Series” event Friday, Feb. 12 at Surrey City Hall, $40 fee. “Join Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner in this high-profile breakfast series where issues vital to Surrey’s prosperity and quality of life are presented. The purpose of the Mayor’s Breakfast Series is to continually engage businesses and provide ongoing updates from Surrey City Hall.” Speakers include Hepner and Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure. Info: Businessinsurrey.com/sidebar-events or call 604-581-7130.
Lunch with Robin Silvester, CEO of Port Metro Vancouver: Surrey Board of Trade event Tuesday, Feb. 16 at Eaglequest Golf Course, Surrey. “He will explore opportunities for trade-enabling activity in Surrey, navigating a course towards a sustainable future that addresses economic, environmental and community concerns at the local, regional, and national levels.” Tickets and info: Businessinsurrey.com, 604-581-7130.
Surrey Board of Trade’s Business to Business Networking Reception on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at BC Family Hearing Resource Society (15220 92 Ave., Surrey). “BC Family Hearing Resource Society is the largest non-profit in the province that provides services to children from birth to age five with deafness, hearing loss and/or speech and language communication challenges. Network with business contacts while touring their state-of-the-art facility.” Info: Businessinsurrey.com, 604-581-7130.
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.
Cloverdale Kids Swap Meet on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Shannon Hall and Alice McKay building, Cloverdale Fairgrounds, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: email@example.com, 778-895-8558, Vancouverkids.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.
North Delta Farmers Market: Events on Sundays at Sungod Recreation Centre, 7815 112th St., North Delta. Food trucks, live music, vendors, more.Info: Northdeltafarmersmarket.com. Winter hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Surrey Board of Trade seeks volunteers to serve on event/project teams for 2016, including Surrey Business Excellence Awards, golf tourney, Surrey Police Officer of the Year Awards and Women in Business event and Youth Mentors. For info, call 604-581-7130 or visit Businessinsurrey.ca.
Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program seeks volunteers for program, now in its 45th year of helping individuals prepare their income tax and benefit returns. To volunteer, individuals must be willing to work with their local community organization and have a basic understanding of income tax. The CRA offers free training and tax preparation software to community organizations and their volunteers. Training sessions start in January. Info: call 1-888-805-6662 or visit Cra.gc.ca/volunteer.
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.
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.