EVENTS GUIDE for Jan. 15 and beyond (Surrey, White Rock, North Delta)

EVENTS GUIDE for Jan. 15 and beyond (Surrey, White Rock, North Delta)

EVENTS GUIDE for Jan. 15 and beyond (Surrey, White Rock, North Delta)

CONCERTS

Tim Tamashiro and The Tilden Webb Trio in concert Friday, Jan. 16 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Show 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 $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.

Blues for the Bank: Annual concert fundraiser for Surrey Food Bank’s Tiny Bundles program, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel on 104th Ave., Surrey. Sepcial guests, music, dancing, adult beverages and more. Info: 604-581-2827.

“Opera and Broadway Take Centre Stage”: Concert presented by Vancouver Opera on Saturday, Jan. 24 at Surrey Centre Stage (city hall venue), 13450 104th Ave., Surrey, 7 p.m., featuring songs from famous operas. Performers include Laurelle Jade Froese, Caitlin Wood, Rocco Rupolo, Zachary Read, Kimberley-Ann Bartczak. Tickets $15/$25, 604-501-5566, Tickets.Surrey.ca.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s “Surrey Nights” series continues with “The Magic of Aladdin!” concert, Monday, Jan. 26 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, featuring Ben Gernon, conductor, and Kirill Gerstein, piano. Tickets: $22-$60 (senior, student, and subscriber discounts available), Vancouversymphony.ca, 604-876-3434.

Norman Foote: Juno award-winner performs with young singers from Surrey as his backup choir in family concert co-presented with Surrey International Children’s Festival, on Jan. 31 at Surrey Arts Centre. All seats $12, 7 p.m. concert, info 604-501-5566.

Dueling Pianos with The Piano Men: Las Vegas-style performance Saturday, Jan. 31 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock, with shows at 7 and 9 p.m. Show info: Bluefrogstudios.ca.

Cory Weeds Quintet plays the music of Art Blakey: Jazz concert Friday, Feb. 6 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock, 8 p.m. start. Show info: Bluefrogstudios.ca.

John Mann: Spirit of the West singer/guitarist in concert Saturday, Feb. 7 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock, 8 p.m. Show info: Bluefrogstudios.ca.

St. Mark Concert Series: “Steve Maddocks in a concert of hot jazz for a cool season,” Sunday, Feb. 8, 2 p.m. at St. Mark Ocean Park, 12953 20th Ave., South Surrey. Tickets $15 plus service charge. Refreshments included. Funds go into St. Mark Ministries based on need at the time. Tickets: Brownpapertickets.com/event/1147796, 604-535-8841.

Valentine’s Day Dance Party with Jane’s Blonde at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. “Bring your lover (or find a new one) and dance the night away with Jane’s Blonde, a local party-rock sextet that will put the groove in your heart on Saturday, Feb. 14.” Info and tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca, 604-542-3055.

Classical Coffee Concerts: Pianist Sarah Hagen hosts 75-minute classical concerts on select Thursday mornings at Surrey Arts Centre’s studio theatre. Coffee and pastries at 9:30 a.m., concert start time 10:30 a.m. Info: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/theatre. Concert schedule: Jan. 15 (Sarah Hagen solo); Feb. 26 (Sarah Hagen and Bergmann Piano Duo); April 2: (Sarah Hagen and Nicholas Wright).

Encore Peninsula Concert series, in partnership with City of White Rock, presents six concerts as part of 2014-15 series at White Rock’s First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., on Sundays (select dates only) starting at 3 p.m. Info: 604) 501-5566 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 second and fourth Sundays 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.

OPEN MIC

Delta Arts Council open mic night at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta), on last Friday of each month – next on Jan. 30. “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: www.deltaartscouncil.ca.

CULTURAL EVENTS

Festival des Lumieres (“Festival of Lights”) Thursday, Jan. 22 at Woodward Hill Elementary 6082 142nd St., Surrey, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., featuring Elsa from “Frozen.” Canadian Parents for French, Surrey Chapter is hosting its annual winter carnival. “Intended for French Immersion students in primary grades. This event is free, however donations to Surrey Food Bank are encouraged. A variety of games and crafts will be led by French-speaking high school students. Authentic French crepes, poutine and tire sur la neige (maple syrup taffy) will be available for purchase. Info: Cpf-surrey.com.

2015 Chinese New Year Gala Celebration, 5 p.m. Feb. 22 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. “White Rock & South Surrey Chinese Society will hold a celebration gala for 2015 Chinese New Year,” including dinner. “This year the musicians and dancers come from many different cultural backgrounds. Our Society will take this opportunity to encourage the Chinese Canadian and immigrant families to make positive contributions to the multicultural society of Canada.” For tickets and questions, contact Davie, 604-537-7339. Bell info: 604-507-6355.

CLUBS/LIVE MUSIC

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. “Almost Famous Karaoke” Thursdays, Trivia Night Tuesdays. 604-536-6420, Sawbuckspub.com.

Olympia Pizza: Live music, comedy and more at venue in Whalley, 10257 King George Blvd. 604-584-1388, Facebook.com/olympia.resto. Tues. and Thurs. open-mic night, live band jam night; Wed. “FreeStyle” hip-hop/rap with Rasta Mike. Comedy night on last Friday of month with Dennis Lintonjua.

White Rock Elks Lodge #431: Live music and special events on select nights, karaoke on Fridays, at 1469 George St., White Rock, 604-538-4016, Whiterockelks.ca.

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

Central City Brewing Co.: Live music on select nights at restaurant/bar, 13450 102nd Ave., at Central City, Surrey. 604-582-6620, centralcitybrewing.com.

Sandpiper Pub: Live music on select nights at 15595 Marine Dr., White Rock, 604-531-7625, Sandpiperpub.com.

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

DANCE

Outbreak Dance Competition: 19th annual event held on Saturday, Jan. 17 at North Surrey Secondary (gymnasium), 15945 96th Ave., Surrey. “Outbreak dance competition is a large-scale dance event primarily for Surrey high school dance students. The show features performances from beginner to advanced Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary and Bhangra dancers from high schools across the district and also features an advanced break-dance battle.” Tickets will be available at the door for $15 each and doors open to the public at 12:30 p.m. The show begins at 1 p.m.

Steel School of Irish Dance presents its Winter Recital 2015, 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at Bell Performing Arts centre, 6250 144th St., Surrey. “Don’t miss this great night of live Irish dancing featuring all levels.” Tickets $14.50 to $17.50, 604-507-6355.

THEATRE/STAGE

“The Odd Couple”: Arts Club Theatre Company brings Neil Simon’s comedy of mismatched roomies to Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage from Jan. 14 to 24, at Bear Creek Park. Tickets and show info: 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca.

“I’ll Be Back Before Midnight”: Mystery thriller runs Jan. 29 to Feb. 21 (Thurs. to Sat., 8 p.m., plus Sunday matinees Feb. 8 and 15 at 2 p.m.) at Surrey Little Theatre. Tickets 604-576-8451, reservations@surreylittletheatre.com, Surreylittletheatre.com.

“Side By Side By Sondheim”: Musical showcase illustrates the wide range of Stephen Sondheim’s abilities and those of his equally amazing collaborators, staged by White Rock Players’ Club from Feb. 4 to 28 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. Tickets are $18 adults, $16 students, seniors, and CCS members, 604-536-7535, Whiterockplayers.com.

“Like Father, Like Son? Sorry”: Comedy-theatre show Feb. 6 at Surrey Arts Centre. “Revealing the fears, worries and surprises of being a new father, Chris Gibbs manages to explore the Superman myth, pop heroes in general, the perils of being overweight, the complexities of marriage, and other everyday issues.” Tickets and info: 604-501-5566, Tickets.Surrey.ca.

“Mike the Knight in the Great Scavenger Hunt”: Koba Entertainment brings theatrical production, based on CG-animated TV series, to Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Feb. 14. The show will take “audiences on an interactive and eye-opening adventure for the whole family complete with an enchanting world of medieval castles, plucky trolls and flying dragons.” Tickets and info: 1-855-985-5000, MikeTheKnightOnTour.com.

"Cheesecake Burlesque Revue" on Feb. 14 at Surrey Arts Centre. “With a mission to celebrate classic burlesque with a modern twist, this bevy of beauties will shimmy their way into your hearts and show you how to bump ‘n grind for Valentines.” Tickets and info: 604-501-5566, Tickets.Surrey.ca.

FOOD/BEVERAGES

Robbie Burns Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Kennedy House Seniors Centre,11760 88th Ave., North Delta. “Enjoy an afternoon of bagpipes, Highland dancing and Haggis.” Tickets are $20 members, $24 non-members. Info: 604-594-2717.

HEALTH

Mindful Meditation for Beginners: Learn basic mindfulness skills to reduce stress, depression, anxiety while improving concentration, inner peace, health and quality of life. This workshop is held at the White Rock Community Centre on Monday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Call to register at 604-541-2199.

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

KIDS/FAMILY

Urban Safari Rescue’s “Urban Safari Nature Club”: New session starts Jan. 18. “Start the New Year for your child with a journey through the animal world.” Session 10 am to 12 noon for 6 to 8 year olds, 1pm to 3 pm for 9 to 12 year olds, at 1395 176th St., South Surrey. Call Sharon at 604 531-1100 to register.

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.

SENIORS

Mixed Singles over Sixty: “An active group offering many activities.” 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. “Call ahead to make sure we’re not cancelled that week.” 604-594-2717.

FILM EVENTS

“The Power of Song” movie featuring Pete Seeger, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at Northwood United Church, 8855 156th St., Surrey. “A musical film on the life and work of Pete Seeger. One year ago, Seeger died at age 95. His story of courage, irrepressible idealism, activism, and social justice is told by Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Mainer, Tom Paxton, Arlo Guthrie and Seeger himself. Come, experience the story of a remarkable humanitarian, social change agent and folk musician. Singing, discussion.” All ages, free admission (donation to food pantry). Info: Northwood-united.org, 604-599-5990.

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. Jan. 28: “The Grand Seduction”.

VISUAL ART

“Survivors”: Seven courageous artists display their works in a multi-media show of visual and written art, Jan. 15 to 30 at Newton Cultural Centre gallery, 13530 72nd Ave., Surrey. Opening reception on Jan. 17, 1 to 3 p.m.

Surrey Photography Club presents member showcase exhibit on view to Jan. 27 at Firehall Centre for the Arts, 11489 84th Ave., North Delta.

Surrey Art Gallery: Gallery kicks off 40th anniversary with exhibits about Surrey and its region, including “Views from the Southbank I: Histories, Memories, Myths” (from Jan. 17 to March 15), “Re:Source: A Living Archive 1975−2015 (Jan. 17 to Dec. 13) and “Taryn Hubbard: Surrey City Centre née Whalley” (Jan. 17 to March 15). Also, Crescent Beach Photography Club’s “Global Views” exhibit on view to Feb. 8. 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.

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.

Cheryl’s Trading Post: Wide range of original Northwest Coast Art, Inuit and Peruvian art featured at gallery, #103-1711 152nd St. (Semiahmoo Shopping Centre), Surrey. Info: email cherylstradingpost@gmail.com.

MUSEUMS

Surrey Museum: Museum is located at 17710 56A Ave. Info: www.surrey.ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.

White Rock Museum + Archives: “Critical Care: A history of Hospitals in a Border Town” exhibit on view from Jan. 17 to May 31. 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 is closed for maintenance until March 21, 2015. Enquiries at 604-502-6459 or archives@surrey.ca. 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.

EDUCATION

Refresher Sewing Workshop: Beginning Thursday, Jan. 15, 7-9 p.m. at Kent Street Centre, White Rock. “Learn how to use your sewing machine for the first time or discover it again. Included will be how to take measurements, simple fitting adjustments and basic details of garment construction.” Call 604-541-2199 to register.

Edcamp Delta 2015 event hosted by Delta School District on Jan. 17 at Sands Secondary School in North Delta. “It 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.” Info and registration: Deltalearns.ca/edcamp.

“Social Skills Through Drama” acting classes: “Youth get social skills therapy on the sly while learning about acting” at sessions beginning Jan. 21 at Surrey Arts Centre. For teens. “This inclusive acting class, taught by theatre professionals, will be both fun and challenging as participants develop self-expression through voice, movement, improvisation, acting games, and script work. All abilities welcome.” Sessions for seven weeks on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., cost of $175 (course #4382163). Register at Surrey.ca/register, 604-501-5100.

Photography Made Easy: On Thursday, Jan. 22, 7-9:30 p.m. discover all the tips and tricks to becoming a better photographer in this five-week course, via White Rock Leisure Services. Then, on Saturday, Jan. 31, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., learn how to take better travel photos while on vacation including how to use light, photographing people, wildlife, lenses to use and more. Call 604-541-2199 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. We have been helping people adapt to life in Canada for over 20 years through English language training and information on Canada’s laws, government, health care, culture, communities, workplace and more.” To register, call 604-582-7479, email selc@shaw.ca, visit 9801 King George Blvd. (suites #111 and #350), Surrey.

TALKS

“Children Heart of the Matter” forum with Dr. Laura Markham, on “Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to stop yelling and start connecting,” 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Tickets at Childcareoptions.bc.ca, at the door. Info: 604-572-8032.

Death Café event returns to Alex House in South Surrey on Monday, Jan. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. “Death Café began in the UK a few years ago, and has grown into a worldwide movement. At Death Café, people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. The objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” If you would like to attend, call 604-535-0015 or send email to Neil Fernyhough, communityprograms@alexhouse.net. Limit of 12 people.

SPORTS

Old Timers Hockey Tournament April 6-9 at Planet Ice/Great Pacific Forum (North Delta). Players who are or will be 70 years of age during 2015 are eligible, cost $60. Teams will be selected by a draft of all registered players. “Early registration is requested as we may need to add additional teams this year, need to confirm ice.” Email ralph@norquip.com or westwise@dccnet.com, call 604 830-0295.

Free basketball camps: Fraser Valley Basketball Association (FVBA), “a federal non-profit community organization committed to the enjoyment and development of basketball among children,” will host free basketball camps in the month of January. “We believe that every child deserves to play.” For more info, call 778-833-3822 or visit Basketballfv.com.

Delta Triathlon: Registration for the 16th annual event began Jan. 5; race day is on Saturday, April 5. Visit Eventsonline.ca for race registration and Delta.ca/triathlon for more information, including volunteer opportunities.

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

CLUBS/GROUPS

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

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

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

BUSINESS

Surrey Board of Trade’s annual New Year’s Reception on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at #101-14439 104th Ave., Surrey, from 5 to 8 p.m. “We 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!” Info: 604-581-7130.

PechaKucha Night Surrey Vol. 2: “Young Entrepreneurs” event on Feb. 4: “Be entertained and informed by short, fast-paced presentations (20 slides for 20 seconds each) by young Surrey entrepreneurs. The evening kicks off with a musical performance by an up-and-coming Surrey band.” Event co-presented by Surrey Civic Theatres and Surrey Board of Trade. Tickets $15, 6:30 p.m. start time at Centre Stage at City Hall, Surrey. 604-501-5566.

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: What’s expected for our local, provincial, federal and international economies – and what that means to your business or not-for-profit association. Tickets and info: Businessinsurrey.com, 604-581-7130.

Surrey Women in Business Awards: “Do you know a successful woman in Surrey that makes our business community a more vibrant place? Nominate her for a Surrey Women in Business Award in one of the four award categories: Entrepreneur, Corporate/Leadership, Professional, or Not-for-Profit Leader.” Nomination deadline is Feb. 6; event date Thursday, March 5. For info, contact Brianne Colbert at Surrey Board of Trade, brianne@businessinsurrey.com or 604-634-0347.

NETWORKING

Valley Women’s Network Luncheons held on last Wednesday of month (including Jan. 28 and Feb. 25) 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.

SALES/CRAFTS

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

DANCING

Surrey Fiddlers Old Time Dance takes place at Clayton Hall (18513 70th Ave., Surrey) on the first Thursday of every month, except July and August, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $3. For info, call 604-576-1066.

Learn to Square Dance event Thursdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Chuck Bailey Rec. Centre, 13458 107A Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-591-2841, email darlmel@shaw.ca.

BOOKS/LIT

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

Zero-360: Open-mic style literary event offers stage to local writers for maximum of 360 seconds (six minutes) each, on second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. at Pelican Rouge coffee house in Central Plaza, 16th Ave at 152nd St., White Rock. Event hosted by Semiahmoo Arts, semiahmooarts.com, 604-536-8333.

Irish Poetry Night: Spoken word events hosted by Semiahmoo Arts on third Wednesday of every month at Jimmy Flynn’s Celtic Snug (new venue), 15065 Marine Dr., White Rock. For schedule and event info, see Semiahmooarts.com or call venue, 604-538-8081.

CONFERENCE

Fraser Valley Estate Planning Council (Fvepc.com) invites professionals from financial and estate planning fields to the Tuesday, Jan. 20 dinner meeting. Doug Carroll (Invesco Canada Ltd.) will speak on the topic of “Tax and Estate Planning.” Event runs from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. at Eaglequest Golf Centre, 7778 152nd St., Surrey. RSVP to laurie@fvepc.com. Cost: $60; guests and new members welcome.

WALKS/RUNS

Investors Group Walk for Memories event in support of Alzheimer’s Society, 11 a.m. registration Sunday, Jan. 25 at Eaglequest Golf Course, 7778 152nd St., Surrey. Info: Walkformemories.com.

FUNDRAISERS

A local Ride to Conquer Cancer team (“Friends of Southridge”) hosts recruitment/ orientation night at Junior School at Southridge in South Surrey on Tuesday Jan. 27, from 7 to 8 p.m. Info: Dr. Rob Skleryk, email drrob@laserhealthsolutions.com.

MARKETS

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.

LIBRARY EVENTS

“How to Pay for School” information session: “Post secondary education can be expensive. Discover options available to assist you. What are scholarships and bursaries? What kind of financial aid is available? How do you apply? Get answers on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Guildford Library. Free. All ages welcome. Register at 604-598-7366 or email ajhomfeld@surrey.ca.

“Food and Finance”: “Did you overspend during the holidays? Is your goal to eat more healthy this year? Check out the Food and Finance workshop on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2-4 p.m. at City Centre Library and learn how to create healthy and frugal meal plans.” Presented by Surrey Libraries and Credit Counseling Society. Register at 604-598-7426. Free.

“Raising Children in a Digital World” session Tuesday, Jan. 27 (7 to 8:30 p.m.) at George Mackie library, North Delta. “How do we harness the spectacular connecting potential and yet avoid the pitfalls of attachment technology gone awry? Event sponsored by the Delta Community Literacy Committee. Info: 604-594-8155, www.fvrl.bc.ca.

“Snail Mail Social” session 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Guildford Library. “Make someone feel extra special by taking the time to craft a note or letter with your very own hands. They will receive it in the mail just in time for Valentine’s Day! We provide typewriter, fancy pens, decorative paper, envelopes, glue sticks and more.” Free. Register at 604-598-7366, Surreylibraries.ca/5798.aspx.

“Supporting the Reluctant Reader” workshop for parents and educators on Saturday, Feb. 7 at Guildford Public Library, 15105 105th Ave., Surrey, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fee $10. “Learn multi-sensory strategies for at home and in the classroom for children who are struggling with reading or writing.” Call 604-591-5156 to register. Info; Ldafs.org.

CALLS/AUDITIONS

Surrey Little Theatre to hold auditions for “Truth And Reconciliation,” written by Etan Frankel and directed by Alaina Holland, on Feb. 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. and Feb. 2 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Surrey Little Theatre, 7027 184th St., Surrey. Required are two women and four men. Credible Spanish accents are needed for some roles. For more info, visit Surreylittletheatre.com or call 604 576 8451.

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

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

Delta Arts Council’s Gallery North: “We are currently accepting Gallery North submissions for 2015. If you would like to display your artwork, send us an email at deltaartscouncil@gmail.com. The following months are available: February, March, September and November.”

MOVIE THEATRES

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

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

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

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

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