EVENTS GUIDE for June 16 and beyond (Surrey, North Delta)

Concerts, festivals, fundraisers and more in our weekly calendar

Another Mad Hatter’s Strawberry Tea and Tour will take place on Thursday

CONCERTS

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.

West Coast Jazz Invitational 2016: Big-band jazz festival/concert Saturday, June 18 from 11 am to 10 p.m. at Northwood United Church, 8856 156th St., Surrey. Admission is $20 for evening headliner, free day concerts. “This community-driven festival returns for a pre-summer time slot, bringing together many of the community jazz big bands and jazz orchestras of the Lower Mainland for a day of performances.” Featured bands include The Vancouver Groove Orchestra (Vancouvergroove.com), Mighty Fraser Big Band, The Other Big Band, Deep Cove Big Band, Inlet Jazz Band, Bruce James Orchestra, New Westminster & District Jazz Band, South Van Big Band and The Jazz Connexion. Info: Westcoastjazzinvitational.com.

Welcome to Canada concert at 7:30 pm Friday, June 24 at 8855 156th St., Surrey. “An evening of Canadian music featuring Tom & Georgina Arntzen, Will Sparks & Gord Lemon, in support of our Syrian Refugee Project. Presented by Northwood and Colebrook United Churches. Tickets available at church offices. Info: Northwood-united.org.

FVDED in the Park: Annual festival features cutting-edge music on three stages at Surrey’s Holland Park on July 2 and 3, featuring Jack Ü, Zedd, Travis Scott, Bryson Tiller and more. All ages, with 19+ VIP area. Event produced by Blueprint Events/Live Nation Canada. Tickets and info: Fvdedinthepark.com.

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.

“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.

Fusion Festival: Annual two-day concert and food festival at Surrey’s Holland Park, on July 23-24, featuring live entertainment, food pavilions and interactive cultural activities. Info: Surrey.ca/fusionfestival.

ABRA CADABRA: A Tribute to the Music and Magic of ABBA in concert, Saturday, Aug. 6 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Tickets are $42.50 (plus service charges), via Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.

Praise Fest 2016: Annual Christian concert sponsored by Praise 106.5 radio station on Aug. 7 in Cloverdale. Two stages, plus family activities. Info: Praise1065.com.

FUNDRAISERS

Thirst Quenching Ceilidh hosted by Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society on Friday, June 24 at Sullivan Hall, Surrey. Tickets are $15 + s/c. Third annual event features music and fun featuring Adrian Duncan and members of Skystone with many special guests, plus square-dance caller and ‘Hoedown Hero’ Ken Melech. 50/50 draw, silent auction, food. Info: Brownpapertickets.com/event/2557221, 778-879-4097.

Salone Fest on Saturday, June 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. at  8888 162nd St., Surrey. “Food and fun with all proceeds to The People’s Foundation of Sierra Leone, a non-profit organization that funds post-secondary education for youth in Sierra Leone. Fair games ($2) and free bouncy castle, face painting, and drumming lessons. $10 gives you entry, food and a drink.” Info: Tpfsl.org.

FATHER’S DAY

Father’s Day Open House on Sunday, June 19 at Historic Stewart Farm: Chat with members of the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club and watch working large-scale trains as they chug around the farm grounds. Treat dad to lunch from a food truck and learn a little about Surrey’s railway past. At 13723 Crescent Rd., noon to 3 p.m., 604-592-6956.

ACTIVITIES

United Nations (UN) International Day of Yoga in Holland Park, on Sunday, June 19 from 10 am to noon, 13428 Old Yale Rd., Surrey. Event will be led by renowned Dr. Satya Prakash, founder of VISHWA (Varad Ashram Intercultural Service Humanitarian World Association). “The event is supported by Vancouver Foundation, Consulate of India, Vancouver, City of Surrey, Sanskriti Cultural Awareness Society of BC.” Register for free entrance to the event via Eventzilla.net, info at Facebook.com/events/1738509103100755.

COMMUNITY

Cloverdale Family BBQ: Free event Friday, June 17 at Cloverdale Youth Park. “This all-wheels event is a perfect way to enjoy an evening outdoors with your friends and family. Bring your bike, skateboard or scooter. There will also be local music and a free BBQ,” at 6188 176th St. from 4 to 7 p.m.

Community Cleanup organized by Downtown Surrey BIA on Tuesday, June 21 from 10 am to noon, south of 104th Ave. A volunteer event. “Together, we can make our neighbourhood a cleaner and safer place to live, work, and play. Free lunch and refreshments will be provided after the cleanup.” Info: Downtownsurreybia.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.

North Delta Family Day on Sunday, June 19. “Enjoy the annual parade along 112th Street then make your way to the park for activities and entertainment,” at 84th Avenue. Parade starts at 11 am, festival from noon to 4 p.m.

Summer Solstice event at PLOT Medicine Wheel and garden in Newton, starting at 5:30 pm on Monday, June 20. “Bring a stone + your intentions to place at the Medicine Wheel. A potluck feast will follow. Food to share is welcome.” At 71st Avenue & 137A Street, Newton. Info: Facebook.com/pfsbureau.

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. “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.

FESTIVALS

Surrey Fest Downtown: Annual community festival (originally known as the Whalley Community Festival) brings live music, food, kid-friendly activities and more to Holland Park on Saturday, June 18. In 2016, the 18th anniversary of the festival will be celebrated by several thousand people. Info: Surreyfest.com, 604-580-2321.

Surrey Pride Festival: Annual community event will fill Holland Park with rainbow-coloured festivities on Sunday, June 26, featuring a parade, live music, local artists and kid’s zone, at 13428 Old Yale Rd. Info: Surreypride.ca.

Surrey’s Canada Day: Annual festival on Friday, July 1 at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, Cloverdale, featuring Tom Cochrane & Red Rider, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, The Dudes, DJ Flip Out, Heroes of Rock, EnKarma with VanCity Bhangra, Pat Chessell Band and more, plus an expanded play area for kids, more than 100 exhibitors, a “win a car” contest sponsored by Surrey Honda, Science World on the Road shows, midway rides and games and more. Free admission from 10 a.m. until closing fireworks show at 10:15 p.m. Info: Surrey.ca/canadaday, Facebook.com/SurreyCanadaDay.

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.

Fibre Arts & Crafts Festival, Aug. 13 at Surrey Museum: Celebrate heritage crafts like spinning, knitting and weaving with this family-friendly, fun and interactive exploration of all things fibre. Try spinning and weaving on the museum’s looms and spinning wheels in the Hooser Textile Studio, with tips from expert staff and volunteers. Free admission, all ages, at 17710 56a Ave. Info: 604-592-6956.

Fleetwood Festival: Annual event Saturday, Sept. 10 at Francis Park, featuring a wide variety of performers and children’s activities including trackless train, bouncy castles, face painting, balloons, crafts, sports, games, an outdoor café, BBQ and concession. Info: 604-501-5026, or visit Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/13766.aspx.

CLUBS/BARS

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.

COMEDY

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.

THEATRE/STAGE

“The Last Lifeboat”: Drama set aboard the ‘Titanic’ by Luke Yankee staged by Surrey Little Theatre from June 23-25, prior to its production at Mainstage provincial theatre festival. Tickets $15, 604-576-8451.

ATTRACTIONS

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.

BOOKS/LIT

Young adult writing contest hosted by Surrey Libraries, for ages 12 to 18. Short stories, poems, comics, entry deadline Aug. 2. Cash prizes of $125 for first place, $100 for second, $75 for third. Free to enter. Contest rules and entry instructions at Surreylibraries.ca/teens.

WALKS/RUNS

Surrey WALK for ALS on Saturday, June 18 at Bear Creek Park, Surrey. Registration starts at 11 a.m. Info: Elmer DySalvador, 604-760-9907, email surreywalk@alsbc.ca or register at WalKforals.ca.

DANCES

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: dale.c.adamson@gmail.com, 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 retroswingkid@gmail.com, call 604-536-0195, visit Jumpjointswing.com.

EDUCATION

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 selc@shaw.ca, 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.

TALKS/FORUMS

“Bhangra: She” event on Thursday, June 16, 5-9 p.m. at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey. “Join six fearless young women as they share their stories of struggle and achievement on the way to success. As gay and straight activists and educators, DJs and producers, actors, rappers, and filmmakers, these women are ready to listen as well as to inspire you on your own creative journey to self-expression.” Host is Angelina Rai, featuring speakers Jasmine Sandlas, Horsepowar, Ms Mutta, KayRay, Malinder Tooray, DJ Maieli. Info: Vibc.org/bhangra_she_june.

SENIORS

Senior Hawaiian Luau on Saturday, June 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at 15996 84th Ave., Surrey. “This is a Senior Committee sponsored event at the Fleetwood Community Centre, for the benefit of the surrounding community. Escape to the sounds of beautiful Hawaiian music, enjoy entertainment by Hawaiian Dancers, ukulele players and enjoy Hawaiian Ham and Pineapple pizza.” Tickets are $5 at the Fleetwood Community Centre, or call 604-501-5032.

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.

OPEN HOUSE

Surrey Doors Open: This year’s free celebration highlights 20 of the unique places and spaces found throughout Cloverdale, Grandview Heights, Newton and City Centre, on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Discover activities for all ages, scout out local food trucks, enjoy live entertainment and take a photo to remember your day at a selfie station. Info: 604-591-6351, doorsopen@surrey.ca.

VISUAL ART

Mad Hatter’s Strawberry Tea and Tour, on Thursday, June 23 at Surrey Art Gallery: Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) welcomes the summer with a chance to wear a fun hat, and enjoy fresh art and luscious local strawberries. Get a sneak preview of one of the gallery’s summer exhibitions, ‘Away: The Artist as Traveller,’ featuring works drawn from the gallery’s collection. At 13750 88th Ave., 604-501-5566.

Surrey Art Gallery: Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/artgallery.

PopUp Newton Gallery + Creative Hub: Gallery space in Newton features local artists and collectives, at 137th Street and 72A Avenue. Info: Facebook.com/PopUpNewton.

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.

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.

MUSEUMS

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 archives@surrey.ca. 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.

HERITAGE

Pioneer Fair at Historic Stewart Farm on Saturday, July 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring live music, dance performances, interactive costume performers, carnival games, crafts and more. Free admission, at 13723 Crescent Road in South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956 or visit Surrey.ca/heritage.

SPORTS/REC

Stetson Bowl Summer Night Motocross Racing: Tuesday evenings from June 14 to 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 futurewestmoto@hotmail.com for details.

“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.

FOOD/DRINKS

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.

MARKETS

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 and Sunday nights at Cloverdale Fairgrounds from June 3 to Aug. 14, 2016, 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, from June 8 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 info@surreymarket.org.

Whole Lotta Art artisan Market: Watershed Artworks Society’s annual spring market on Sunday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at North Delta rec centre plaza as part of North Delta Farmers’ Market. Info: Email june.bergen.holt@gmail.com.

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.

KIDS/FAMILY

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.

LIBRARY EVENTS

“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.

CLUBS/GROUPS

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.

BUSINESS

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.

NETWORKING

Networking event at Options Community Services on Thursday, June 23 at #100-6846 King George Blvd., Surrey. “Learn about career mentoring opportunities for professionals to support new immigrants. Appetizers, refreshments and door prizes,” from 5 to 7 p.m. Info: Businessinsurrey.com or call 604.581.7130.

“Network Like a Pro” workshop hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on Wednesday, July 6. “Identify where your top opportunities to network are, build a strategy that has your prospects coming to you at events.” Workshop is facilitated by Danny Kerr of Breakthrough Academy. Info: Businessinsurrey.com or phone 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.

CAMPS

Clayton Kids Day Camp from June 28 to 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 daycamp@hopecommunity.ca or call 778-689-0185.

VOLUNTEERS

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 admin@surreyhospice.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.

AUDITIONS

Peninsula Productions is hiring four actors for its upcoming summer project, NextGen: “This troupe of young actors will create and perform theatre in and around the Semiahmoo Peninsula. As this is a Canada Summer Jobs initiative, we are looking for actors between the ages of 17-30 who were in full-time school in the spring semester and are returning to full-time school in the fall.” Info: Peninsulaproductions.org or send us a picture and resume to info@peninsulaproductions.org with “NextGen” in the subject line.

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.

HEALTH

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 (tcheryl@telus.net, 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.

MOVIE THEATRES

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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113 extra people tried to cross the Canadian border last month

Tornado reported near B.C. lake

Environment Canada investigates, says a ‘possible’ tornado took place in Mission, by Hayward Lake

Work begins to remove cargo from grounded Haida Gwaii barge and fishing lodge

Westcoast Resorts’ Hippa Lodge broke from its moorings and ran aground early this month

Man convicted of manslaughter in 2016 belt-strangling death in Abbotsford

Shayne McGenn found guilty in apartment killing of David Delaney

Tilray to export cannabis formulation to U.S. for clinical trial

Marijuana remains illegal in most of the U.S.

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