Whalley’s Corner Community Festival on Saturday, July 9 at 108th Ave. and King George Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Third annual event features motorcycle and hot rod show ‘n’ shine, crafts, live music, vendors, activities for kids. Look for info on Whalley Community Improvement Association’s Facebook page, or call 604-961-2170.
Bridgeview Community Festival on Saturday, July 9 at the Bridgeview Community Centre and adjoining Bridgeview Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include face painting, musical entertainment, bouncy castles, train rides, tiki climbing wall, bubble science with Science World, building workshop with Home Depot, butterfly release with the Surrey Nature Centre, bicycle decorating and a bicycle parade, community resource tables.
Honeybee Festival: Two-day annual event July 16 and 17 at the Honeybee Centre, Fraser Highway and 176th Street, Surrey. “As much fun as beekeeping and tours are, sometimes we like to let loose by inviting the community to swing by our hive for some free family fun.” Info: Honeybeecentre.com.
Surrey’s Fusion Festival: Annual event at Holland Park on July 23 and 24, with five stages featuring reggae/R&B artist Maxi Priest, Alex Cuba, Delhi to Dublin, Good for Grapes, The Boom Booms, Aché Brasil, Kunda Africa, Kaylee Johnston, Star Captains, Tropicana, Krystal Dos Santos and others, plus 40 cultural pavilions showcasing food, music and more. Free admission. Info: Surrey.ca/fusionfestival.
Sounds of Summer music series at a variety of venues in Surrey from July 6 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.
“Music at the Museum: Jug Band Jamboree” event on July 20 at Surrey Museum. “Wear your overalls and straw hat, pack a picnic and a lawn chair, and join us on the Surrey Museum lawn for a family-friendly evening of crazy fun and historic music. This event is part of Surrey’s Sounds of Summer series. The Genuine Jug Band offers a narrated musical tour of songs and stories from the late 1800s to 1940 that the whole family will love.” All ages, by donation, at 17710 56A Ave. from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 604-592-6956.
“Gone Country”: Annual benefit concert for cancer-related charities on Saturday, July 23 at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, 64th Avenue and 176th Street, Cloverdale, featuring High Valley, Aaron Pritchett, Karen Lee Batten, Bucko and Toad, Chris Buck Band, Robyn and Ryleigh. Info: Twinscancerfundraising.com.
Ashok Memorial Tournament and Fair on Saturday, July 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mackie Park, 10900 82nd Ave., North Delta. Ninth annual event is a cancer-research fundraiser that benefits Surrey Memorial Hospital Cancer Department. Event includes a soccer and volleyball tournament, stage entertainment, a South Indian food fair and BBQ.” Info: Ashokmemorialfoundation.com, 778-240-4545.
Newton Community Walk hosted by Newton BIA, on Friday, July 8 starting at McDonalds on 72nd Avenue at 9 a.m. The BIA has adopted streets through the Surrey Adopt-a-Street program. “We will be walking to streets, picking up trash, reporting problem sites while building community. Please RSVP by the Wednesday before the scheduled walk to email@example.com.”
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.
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 July 8, July 22, Aug. 5, Aug. 19; Katzie Elementary School on July 15, July 29, August 12, August 26, and Fraser Heights Recreation Centre on Aug. 12.
BC Cavalier Fanciers Dog Walk event Sunday, July 10 at The Bend Park from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, 10375 176th Street, Surrey. “Inviting all Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and their owners for a walk and picnic (weather permitting) at the new park located in North Surrey close to the Barnston Island Ferry.” Info: Bccavalierfanciers.com.
Shiamak Summer Funk 2016 dance showcase (“Rise of the Champions”) on Saturday, July 9 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $17, 604-507-6355 or visit Bellperformingartscentre.com to book seats. Info: Shiamak.ca/vancouver.
“Colours of Punjab” show performed by Surrey-based Royal Academy of Bhangra on Saturday, July 16 at Surrey Arts Centre’s mainstage. Info at Royalacademyofbhangra.com, tickets via Tickets.Surrey.ca.
Yard sale hosted by Semiahmoo House Society Acquired Brain Injury Services, on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 at 6163 190th Street, Cloverdale. “Help us make a positive difference in the lives of people coping with brain injuries in our community,” featuring 20+ tables full of household items and much more. Info: Facebook.com/events/186144288444114.
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. Tickets online via 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.
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.
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 from July 2 to Nov. 19: https://surreymuse.wordpress.com/projects.
Burns Bog Conservation Society’s “Jog for the Bog” event will be held at Delta Nature Reserve on Sunday, July 24. Annual event features live entertainment, De Dutch pancakes. “Bring your family and friends and discover this natural wonder right in your backyard.” Event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting at 10388 Nordel Court. Email email@example.com or register for 5k or 10k online via Registrationlogic.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, visit Cnibnightsteps.ca.
Surrey Board of Trade Business Cocktail Networking Reception: Fourth annual event on Thursday, July 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152nd St., Surrey). “At this event, you will have the opportunity to connect with over 300 business contacts and grow your business.” Info: 604.581.7130, Businessinsurrey.com.
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.
Seniors Legal Advice Clinic on Tuesday, July 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107A Ave., Surrey. Free admission. Event held in partnership with City of Surrey. “A BCCEAS lawyer will provide free legal advice to older adults on issues such as wills and estates; advance planning documents (power of attorney, representation agreements, advance directives); small claims court; complaints against professionals; and, elder abuse and financial exploitation.” Info: 604-598-5898, Bcceas.ca.
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.
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.”
The Dusty Babes present “Vanity Publishing” (art exhibition opening) on Saturday, July 9, 6 p.m. start, at PopUp Newton Gallery, 137 Street at 72a Avenue, Surrey. Free, all ages. “A group exhibition and artist residency investigating femininity, ritual and perception.” Info: Facebook.com/events/1064068836980263.
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 July 9: Dusty Babes Collective: Vanity Publishing; 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.
Stetson Bowl Summer Night Motocross Racing: Tuesday evenings until July 26 at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, from 5 to 9 p.m. Series staged by Future West Moto (futurewestmoto.ca). Admission $5. Saturday practices from 10am to 3pm. All are welcome; email email@example.com for details.
Tour de Delta: BC Superweek cycling series event featuring pro riders, featuring MK Delta Lands Criterium on Friday, July 8 in North Delta, Brenco Criterium on Saturday, July 9th in Ladner and UCI-sanctioned White Spot/Delta Road Race on Sunday, July 10 in Tsawwassen. Info: Bcsuperweek.ca.
“Celebrate 60 years of Whalley Baseball” event on Saturday, July 9 at Whalley Ballpark in salute to the association’s 60th anniversary, from 1 to 7 p.m. Kids’ activities, cake-cutting at 2 p.m., beer garden, alumni game. At 13351 105A Ave., Surrey (access off University Drive). Info: WhalleyLittleLeague.com.
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.
“Champion of the Crescent” Stand-up Paddleboard race/event in support of Surrey Hospital & Outpatient Centre Foundation, on July 24 at Blackie Spit Park at Crescent Beach. 10KM competitive race, 5KM recreational race, Kid’s Race, corporate relay and SUP exhibition and Family Activity Zone. Event info: Championofthecrescent.com.
Rugged Maniac: Adventure race returns to Cloverdale Fairgrounds on 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.
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.
Surrey Libraries’ Young Adult Writing Contest: “Teens, unleash your imagination. This summer, be creative, have some fun and win cash prizes. Enter a short story, poem, or comic. Cash prizes will be awarded per category and age group. The contest is open to ages 12 to 18 years. Entries must be in by 10 am on Tuesday, Aug. 2. It’s free to enter.” Entry rules and forms are available at Surreylibraries.ca/teens.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Literacy and math tutoring for children 6 to 14 from July 4 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 email@example.com, 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.
“Soul Mind Body Healing Evening” on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr. Admission by donation. “We welcome you to join with our healers to experience the power of Soul Healing and blessings for all aspects of your life. Come along and learn the basic theory of self healing and receive many powerful healing blessings.” Info: Thai.Siew.Liang@drsha.com, 604-733-0853.
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.
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.