EVENTS GUIDE for June 25 and beyond (Surrey, Delta)

CONCERTS

The Friends of the Grove host an “Open Doors for Peace” concert on June 27, from 3 to 8 p.m. in “The Grove,” located beside the Newton Recreation Centre, 13730 72nd Ave., Surrey. The entire event is free and family-friendly. The concert features “Music Therapists for Peace” musicians Sue Baines and Steve Cotrill, Lucy Cross, Alexina Davis, Rebecca Barr and Tyrone Barnes. Also featuring local musicians Borge Peterson and friends, and the Sacred Web Singers. Free food will be provided on the hour throughout the event starting at 4pm. People are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to sit on. People are also welcome to bring art, decorations or activities to share their vision of what a more peaceful community and world might look like. This event follows the Newton Community Festival and Surrey Doors Open event. Funding for this event is generously provided by the Neighbourhood Small Grant program of the Oak Avenue Hub Society. For more information on the Friends of The Grove, visit www.friendsofthegrove.ca.  

FVDED in the Park music festival: Blueprint and Live Nation Canada present inaugural event on July 3 and 4 at Holland Park, Surrey, featuring headliners Deadmau5 and The Weeknd. All-ages event, a variety of genres on two outdoor stages. For full lineup and tickets, visit Fvdedinthepark.com.

“Gone Country: Here for the Cure”: Annual cancer-battling benefit concert set for July 25 at Cloverdale’s Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, featuring Blackjack Billy, Tebey, Karen Lee Batten, The Tumblin’ Dice, Dave Hartney, DJ Jaxon Hawks and others. Tickets are $39.99. Details at Twinscancerfundraising.com and Facebook.com/TwinsCancerFundraising.

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. June 28: James Danderfer, clarinet.   

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

Newton Community Festival on Saturday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Newton Wave Pool, 13730 72nd Ave., Surrey. Free event featuring a ferris wheel, live entertainment, diverse food and craft vendors, community and business displays, facility tours and interactive fun activities for all ages. Children’s arts, crafts and games, youth zone. Info: Newtonbia.com.

Whalley’s Corner Community Festival: Second annual event on Saturday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grosvenor Road, near 108th Ave. and King George Blvd. Business vendors, organizations, food vendors, plus entertainment by Double Shotzz, Jim Abbott and singer Jessica Arthur. Event is part of Surrey’s Doors Open tour. Sponsors sought. Info: Whalleyscorner.com, call Kimberly at 604-580-2321.  

Surrey Pride Festival: 16th annual event takes place Sunday, June 28 at Holland Park from noon to 5 p.m., featuring live music, dancing and other events. Info: Surreypride.ca.

Bridgeview Community Festival on Saturday, July 4: Second annual festival is “a celebration of this unique community that is full of history and vibrancy. This event is free for the whole family and will take place at the Bridgeview Community Centre and adjoining Bridgeview Park,” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ride on the trackless train, climb the Tiki rock wall, experience the Pirate Cove, face painting, musical entertainment, bouncy castles, lunch from the Wings BBQ Food Truck, bicycle parade, community resource tables. Info: Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/17166.aspx, 604-592-7083.

CANADA DAY

Surrey’s Canada Day: “Western Canada’s biggest Canada celebration” on July 1 at Cloverdale’s Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, corner of 64th Avenue and 176th Street. Musical headliner is Blue Rodeo. “Free, family festival complete with live entertainment, the Shooting Stars Midway, great food, and plenty of interactive activities for all ages.” Info: Surrey.ca/canadaday.

Canada Day event at Chalmers Park in North Delta on Wednesday, July 1. Highlights for the evening include children’s crafts and games, barbecue food vendors, an official ceremony at 6 p.m., live music performances by Will Stroet & The Backyard Band and March Hare Band, and fireworks, at 11400 76A Ave., North Delta, from 5:30 to 10:45 p.m.

WRESTLING

All Star Wrestling presents “Girls Gone Wrestling” event, 7 p.m. Friday, June 26 at Alice McKay Building, Cloverdale Fairgrounds, Surrey. “This show will feature a one-night tournament for the vacant ASW Ladies Title,” featuring Bambi Hall, Nicole Mathews, Malia Hosaka, Vixxen, “Girl Dynamite” Jennifer Blake and others. Tickets and info: Allstar-wrestling.com, 604-710-0872. “Meet us after the show at Original Joe’s Restaurant and Bar, 17455 Hwy 10, 778-574-4446.”

CLUBS/LIVE MUSIC

The Taphouse Guildford: Upscale music/sports bar, 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. Mondays: Games Night, 8 p.m. start; Tuesday: Acoustic Night with Andrew Christopher, 8 p.m. Wednesday: Trivia Night; Thursday: Duelling Pianos; Friday/Saturday: live cover bands; Sunday: Country Night. Info: 604-583-8828, Thetaphouse.ca.

Pancho’s Nightclub: Live top 40 and classic rock. Tuesday karaoke, Thursday jam night. “Surrey’s longest-running live music venue,” at 10768 King George Blvd., Surrey, 604-583-3536. Band and special-event info: Panchosnightclub.com.

Dublin Crossing: Live music six 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, live band jam night; Wed. “FreeStyle” hip-hop/rap with Rasta Mike. Comedy night on last Friday of month with Dennis Lintonjua.

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

DANCE SHOWS

“Summer Funk” dance show hosted by Shiamak dance company 6 p.m. Saturday, June 27 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Admission fee is $17. “Annual student show gives a platform for all participating students to perform on stage in a professional setup.” Ticket and info: Bellperformingartscentre.com, 604-507-6355, Shiamak.com.

THEATRE/STAGE

“Tucked & Plucked”: Zee Zee Theatre production staged Friday, July 3 at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, 8 p.m., presented by Surrey Civic Theatres in association with Surrey Pride Society. “Ever been curious about the ‘herstory’ of drag? Be in the studio audience at this glamorous and outrageous talk show-style performance hosted by Isolde N. Barron and Peach Cobblah, and hear legendary drag queens tell their stories in a hugely funny, upbeat, festive, and strangely thought-provoking evening – with a Surrey flavour.” Tickets $28, 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/15870.aspx.

“The 39 Steps”: Peninsula Productions stages Mathew Bissett-directed comedy, starring Laura Caswell, Ashley O’Connell, Cory Haas and Ben Odberg, at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock, from July 8 to 25. “Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have ‘The 39 Steps,’ a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre.” Tickets $13-25, 604-536-7535.

DANCES

“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.

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.

HEALTH

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

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.

 

COMMUNITY

North Delta Family Day Parade to be held on Sunday, June 28. North Delta Lions Club seeks applications to participate in grand parade, an annual event co-hosted by Corporation of Delta and the club. Info: Northdeltalions.org, email pritpal538@hotmail.com or call Pritpal at 604-763-7251. No entry fee for parade.

 

SENIORS

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.

VISUAL ART

Mad Hatter’s Strawberry Tea and Tour hosted by Surrey Art Gallery Association at Bear Creek Park facility, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25. Guests are encouraged to wear a “mad hat” to event. Info: Surrey.ca/artgallery, 604-501-5566.

Surrey Art Gallery: “ARTS 2015” features fifty-one works in various media, from June 27 to Aug. 22; Also: “Re:Source: A Living Archive 1975−2015 (to Dec. 13), “Orijit Sen: from Punjab, with Love” mural on view to Aug. 2. Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/artgallery.

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 from October to May. Info: 604-598-5898, Surreyurbanscreen.ca.

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.

MUSEUMS

Surrey Museum: “LEGO: A Fraser Valley Odyssey” exhibit on view until Sept. 19. At 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale. Info: www.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 EVENTS

Historic Stewart Farm’s Pioneer Fair on Saturday, July 4 from 11am to 3pm (all ages, admission by donation). “Visitors are invited to don pioneer garb and join in this old-time celebration with music and dance performances, old fashioned games, refreshments, crafts and more.” Facility is located at 13723 Crescent Rd. in South Surrey. Info: Call 604-592-6956 or visit  www.surrey.ca/heritage.

EDUCATION

Urban Safari Rescue Society hosts Junior Zoo Keeping course for teens starting Saturday, June 27 from 1 to 3 p.m., for eight weeks. “If you have a teen curious about animals, this course will keep your teen amazed and learning through most of the summer. They will learn about caring for animals in captivity, how to train animals, biology of animals, careers working with animals and more in a fun atmosphere.” For more information or to register, call 604 531-1100 or email info@urbansafari.ca. Web: Urbansafari.ca.

Newcomer Education Series at KPU: “Everything you wanted to know about post-secondary education in B.C., but were afraid to ask.” Kwantlen Polytechnic University has launched a free monthly series for anyone who is interested in learning more about educational opportunities at KPU. Each information session is free and open to new immigrants, refugees, settlement workers, parents and members of the community at large. At 12666 72nd Ave. For dates this summer and registration info, visit Kpu.ca/newcomer-registration.

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.

SPORTS/REC  

Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship, Canada’s largest fastpitch event and one of the top three women’s fastpitch events in the world, takes place in Surrey from July 3 to 13 at Softball City and Cloverdale Athletic Park. Tournament will host over 1,300 elite athletes spanning five divisions. For schedules and more info, visit CanadianOpenFastpitch.com.

Tour de Delta: Annual cycling event is part of BC Superweek 2015, featuring more than 200 professional cyclists from every corner of North America and around the world. Events include the MK Delta Criterium on Friday, July 10 in North Delta, the Brenco Criterium on Saturday, July 11 in Ladner and the UCI sanctioned White Spot/Delta Road Race on Sunday, July 12 in Tsawwassen. More info: Tourdedelta.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.

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.

FOOD/DRINKS

Ukrainian “soul food” (perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch will be available on Friday, June 26 at a fundraiser from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave., Surrey. “Eat-in, take away, or ready for your freezer.” For information, call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.

“Soiree en Blanc” dinner event/fundraiser for Surrey Libraries (Literacy for Life) on Saturday, July 11 at Surrey City Hall Plaza, 13450 104th Ave., Surrey. “Dressed in elegant white attire under the full moon, guests will enjoy outdoor dining accompanied by a string quartet, fabulous wines and world class entertainment.” Performers include jazz singer Denzal Sinclaire. Info and tickets: Surreysoiree.ca.

Zaklan Heritage Farms Longtable Dinner: Inaugural event Saturday, Aug. 15 from 5 p.m., co-hosted by One 20 Public House and Four Winds Brewing Company. Tickets $70 via Eventsbrite.ca.

FASHION

“Red Carpet Affair” fashion showcase June 26 at Guildford Town Centre mall from 5 to 7 p.m., co-presented by Youth Arts Council of Surrey (YACOS). Info: Facebook.com/youthartsca.

TOURS

Surrey Doors Open: Annual free event gives participants the chance to “Be a tourist in your own city,” Saturday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. “Explore 39 sites offering a behind-the-scenes look into Surrey’s rich culture, history, art and architecture,” in City Centre, Bear Creek, Newton and Cloverdale. Free “hop-on, hop-off” shuttle. Info: Surrey.ca/Doorsopen.

CLUBS/GROUPS

Surrey Trekkers Walking Club event Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at Belcarra Regional Park, picnic area. “We walk 10k in the Lower Mainland area. Registration starts at 9:30am. Walk begins at 10am.” More info: Conctact Patricia, 604-574-9625.

North Delta Newcomers and Friends is a ladies social club. “We invite you to join us, 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, card games, stitch and chat, book clubs and monthly dinners. Our Par 3 golf has returned for the season, also).” 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.”

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.

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

“Business in the City” networking event at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel on Wednesday, July 8 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. “At this event you will have the opportunity to connect with many different businesses, refresh your memory on our member benefits and welcome some of our new members to the Surrey Board of Trade.” Admission is $20 +GST. Info: Businessinsurrey.com.

Surrey Board of Trade Business Cocktail Networking Reception: “At this popular event, we expect over 300 attendees that will be there to network with new business people, and enjoy delicious appetizers. The famous Montana’s Restaurant is one of the exhibitors,” on Thursday, July 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152nd St., Surrey). Info: 604.581.7130 or info@businessinsurrey.ca.

2015 Surrey Business Excellence Awards: Surrey Board of Trade accepts nominations in seven categories for the awards this fall. Deadline is Sept. 16. “The objective of the awards is to help local businesses improve their performance while providing an introduction to business assessment and business excellence models.” For the full nomination form and criteria, visit businessinsurrey.com or call 604-634-0347.

19th Annual Surrey Board of Trade Police Officer of the Year Awards: Nominations sought for annual event, which “recognizes the hard work and dedication of Canada’s largest RCMP detachment, and the community organizations and businesses that support them.” Deadline July 3. Info: Businessinsurrey.com.

NETWORKING

“Networking in the Lions Den” event, presented by the BC Lions in partnership with Surrey Board of Trade and Burnaby Board of Trade, on Friday, July 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. at BC Place Stadium (777 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver). “At this event, you will have a unique opportunity to connect with members from both the Surrey Board of Trade and Burnaby Board of Trade, while enjoying delicious appetizers. You will also hear from the President and CEO of the BC Lions, Denis Skulsky, and General Manager of Football Operations, Wally Buono and cheer on your BC Lions in their home opener.” Admission: $36, tax inclusive (includes game ticket and BC Lions hat). To register, contact David Miao, SBOT membership co-ordinator, at 604-634-0348 or David@businessinsurrey.com.

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

The Arts Club Musical Theatre Intensive at Surrey Arts Centre is from July 6 to 17 (Monday to Friday) from 10am to 4pm, cost of $499. Apply before June 26. “Young performers (aged 12-16) who are at a beginner to intermediate level will spend two weeks learning voice, dance, and acting techniques from industry professionals, ed by program director Peter Jorgensen.” Info: Surrey.ca/theatre.

REUNIONS

Queen Elizabeth Secondary’s 75th anniversary celebration will take place Oct. 15 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. All past and present students and staff are welcome to attend. “The theme for this alcohol-free event will celebrate the decades.” Tickets starting at $6 are available online at Picatic.com/event14301815218356471. For more details, call 604-588-1258.

LIBRARY EVENTS

Summer Reading Clubs at FVRL: This year’s Summer Reading Club theme is Build It!, and you’ll find tons of opportunities to build your imagination all summer long at the Delta Libraries. The clubs are free to join and readers of all ages can win fabulous prizes. Info at www.fvrl.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.

WALKS/RUNS

Jog for the Bog: Annual fundraiser for Burns Bog Conservation Society on Sunday, July 26, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting at 10388 Nordel Court, Delta (Planet Ice and Delta Nature Reserve). “5km and 10km run/walk for all skill-levels. The proceeds from the event go towards the educational programming run by the Burns Bog Conservation Society. Live entertainment and many different exhibitors, prizes for participants.” Email events@burnsbog.org or visit Jogforthebog.org, call 604-572-0373.

GOLF

The Tournament of Champions from the BC Sports Hall of Fame: Event on Thursday, July 16 at Morgan Creek Golf Course, shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. “Meet Hall of Famers and having some fun in the great outdoors,” as part of fundraiser golf tourney. Proceeds go to support hall’s education program, Hero in You. Info: Call 604-687-5520, ext. 23.

MARKETS

Zaklan Heritage Farm Market: Event on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 13278 84th Ave., in the Newton area. “Come enjoy the farm in the city each Saturday from June to October. We have a flock of laying hens that provide farm fresh eggs for our market as well as a friendly llama that likes to eat kale. Visit our market stand and pick up some of the freshest and tasty veggies Surrey has to offer.” Info: Zaklanheritagefarm.com.

Surrey Night Market: Open-air market features food, entertainment and more at Cloverdale Fairgrounds (in lot west of Agriplex) to Sept. 20, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 11 p.m. Admission $2 (with exemptions), free parking. Info: SurreyNightMarket.com.

North Delta Farmers Market: Events on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sungod Recreation Centre, 7815 112th St., North Delta. Food trucks, live music, vedors, more.Info: Northdeltafarmersmarket.com.

Surrey Urban Farmers Market: Annual event happens Wednesday afternoons in spring/summer starting June 10 (1 to 6 p.m.) at Surrey Central Civic Plaza, 13450 104th St. Food trucks, vendors and artisans will fill the plaza offering fresh local food and unique gifts. Musical performances and activities for kids. Info: Surreymarket.org.

Sullivan Summer Market: Event on Sunday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riverwise Yoga, #4-14885 60th Avenue, Surrey. Inaugural market hosted at Riverwise Yoga Studio and curated by the SHIFT. “The market will feature local, handmade vendors. Shop handmade and support local. Visit our event page frequently to see who will be there,” at Facebook.com/events/105160489819103.

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.

CALLS/AUDITIONS

Surrey RCMP accepts applications for its first Youth Police Academy, to run from Sept. 16 to Nov. 4, 2015. Eight-week course designed to give Surrey youth an inside look into policing in Surrey. “This interactive and fun learning series aims to foster a better understanding between youth and the RCMP and explore what the community can do together to enhance public safety.” For criteria and more info, visit Surrey.rcmp.ca under “Youth Programs.” Application deadline is June 30.

Surrey Poet Laureate: City of Surrey seeks applications for inaugural position of Surrey Poet Laureate, who will “act as an ambassador for the City of Surrey and the people of Surrey, advocating for literacy and the literary arts and helping to raise to status of poetry, language and the arts in the everyday consciousness of Surrey residents.” Submissions to be evaluated by committee, co-ordinated by Surrey Libraries. Applications accepted until June 30. For details, visit Surreylibraries.ca/poetlaureate, or phone project co-ordinator Meghan Savage, 604-598-7374.   

Vendors wanted for Fleetwood Multicultural Fair, “Celebrating Canadian diversity” on Sunday, July 12. For info, email info@latinsummerfest.com or call 604-593-2448 or search for event on Facebook.

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.

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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