EVENTS GUIDE for June 26 to July 2 (Surrey, White Rock and North Delta):
â€œThe Best of Luther Vandross/Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flackâ€ concert Friday, June 27 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, featuring musicians Mike Henry and Elaine â€œLilâ€™bitâ€ Shepherd, doors 7 p.m. Info and tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.
2014 Bands, BBQ and Beer Bash presented by Going Viral Productions, featuring Me & Mae, Jim Abbott & the Septic Sam Project, The Jardines and others in a benefit for BC Country Music Association, on Saturday, June 28 at property at 2225 184th St., South Surrey. Tickets range $15 to $30 via Gvpbash.com, 778-908-2811.
Fourth annual Blues BBQ Bash at Blue Frog Studios, featuring two evenings of music on July 4 (Arsen Shomakhov Band) and July 5 (The Cooler Kings) at the White Rock venue. Info and tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.
â€œUp on Cripple Creek: The Songbook of The Bandâ€ concert Thursday, July 10 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Info and tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.
â€œSunshine: The Music of Don Stewart and Miles Black,â€ concert 8 p.m. Friday, July 11 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, featuring singer/songwriter Don Stewart, pianist Miles Black, bassist Miles Hill and flute/sax player Tom Keenlyside. Info and tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.
â€œA Night of Bowieâ€ concert featuring tribute artist Syl Thompson, Saturday, July 12 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Info and tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.
â€œGone Countryâ€: Benefit concert for cancer-related charities on Saturday, July 26 at Cloverdaleâ€™s Millennium Park Amphitheatre, featuring Chad Brownlee, Brett Kissel, One More Girl, Karen Lee Batten, The Washboard Union and DJ Jaxon Hawks. Tickets are $35 at www.twinscancerfundraising.com.
Trooper: Long-established rock band performs Friday, Aug. 1 at White Rockâ€™s Star of the Sea Hall, with guests Me and Mae and Tommy Alto. Tickets $52.50 for this 19+ concert, via Ticketweb.ca, 1-888-222-6608. Show info: RockitBoy.com.
Jazz Vespers at Northwood United Church: Hour-long concert events on select Sunday afternoons 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, 3-6 p.m. at 2643 128th St., South Surrey. Admission: $8/10. Info: 604-591-7275, www.whiterocktradjazz.com.
Delta Arts Council open mic night held on last Friday of every month at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta). â€œOpen Mic gives local talent the opportunity to share and showcase.â€ Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $4/person at the door. Info: www.deltaartscouncil.ca.
â€œThe Tinker of Tivoliâ€: Surrey-based Young Peoples Opera Society of B.C., in partnership with the Arts Council of Surrey, stages show at Newton Cultural Centre from June 24 to 29, nightly at 7:30 p.m. plus 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday/Sunday. Artistic director is Patricia Dahlquist, musical director is George Austin. Tickets $10 to $15, 604-594-2700.
Toopy and Binoo in â€œFun and Games,â€ a new musical production from Koba Entertainment, at Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey on Oct. 11 as part of a 52-date tour of Canada. Show integrates music, theatre, dance, puppetry and innovative multimedia technology. Tickets via Ticketmaster.ca and by phone, 1-855-985-5000.
Arts Club Musical Theatre Intensive runs from July 7 to 18 at Surrey Arts Centre, with instruction by Peter Jorgensen, daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Apply by June 15 via Surrey.ca/theatre, 604-501-5566. Other summer day camps at the arts centre include Animals in Art, BYTE Camp, Clay Days, Creative Cartooning, Preteen Art Extreme, pottery, drawing, more.
Ocean Park-based school The Drama Class offers five-day drama camps for kids ages 7-12, July 7 to 11 and July 21-25, 1-3 p.m. â€œFive days of learning all about creating characters in drama. Includes a performance for the parents.â€ Call 604-535-5977 or email email@example.com. Info: Thedramaclass.com.
Olympia Pizza: Live music, comedy and more on stage at venue in Whalley, 10257 King George Blvd. 604-584-1388, www.facebook.com/olympia.resto. Tues. and Thurs. open-mic night, live band jam night; Wed. â€œFreeStyleâ€ hip-hop/rap with Rasta Mike. Comedy night on last Friday of month with Dennis Lintonjua.
Sawbucks Pub: Live music on select weekend nights, 1626 152nd St., South Surrey. â€œAlmost Famous Karaokeâ€ Thursdays, Trivia Night Tuesdays. 604-536-6420, Sawbuckspub.com. July 5: Day Tripper – The Beatles Experience.
The Mirage: Dance club and live music (select nights) at 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. 604-583-8828.
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, www.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.
Dublin Crossing: Live music six nights a week at 18789 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. 604-575-5470.
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, www.sandpiperpub.com.
Washington Avenue Grill: Live music Wed.-Sun. at restaurant at East Beach (15782 Marine Dr., White Rock). 604-541-4244, washingtonavenuegrill.com.
Darts Hill Garden Festival on Saturday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Darts Hill Garden Park, 16th Avenue at 170th Street, South Surrey. â€œBring your picnic blanket, friends, and family and enjoy the day at beautiful Darts Hill Garden Park. Exhibits, activities, and fun for the whole family. Plant sale, local artists and photographers, plant information, tours, bonsai and alpine garden exhibits, music, dancers, family tree hunt, kidsâ€™ activities, food trucks, and more. Info: Dartshill.ca/gardenfest.
Surreyâ€™s Canada Day event July 1 at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale, featuring performances by Matthew Good, Daniel Wesley, Kyprios, Halfway to Hollywood, country artist Ray Gibson, Heart tribute band Barracuda, a â€œCountry Divasâ€ show and DJ Flipout, plus expanded Kids Play area, more than 100 exhibitors and Shooting Star Amusements. Free admission to day-long event, from 10 a.m. to event-closing fireworks at 10:15 p.m. For more event details, visit Surrey.ca/canadaday.
Quattro Street Fair: Event on Saturday, July 5 from noon to 4 p.m. at Whalley Boulevard at 107 A Ave., Surrey. â€œEvery year the sleek new Quattro building closes its front street and transforms it into a lively outdoor street fair,â€ featuring vendors, live music, more. Info: Downtownsurreybia.com, 604-580-6321.
Surrey Pride Festival: 15th annual event set for Sunday, July 6 at Holland Park, Surrey, from noon to 5 p.m. â€œA very fun family event with lots of entertainment â€“ live music, dancing, lots of vendors, a kidâ€™s zone and food, food and more food.â€ Festival info: Surreypride.ca.
Surrey Fusion Festival, a yearly celebration of music, food and culture staged by the City of Surrey with corporate partners, is set for Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20 at Holland Park, Surrey. Free admission. Info: Surrey.ca/fusionfestival.
Honeybee Festival: Two-day event will take place this year on the weekend of July 26 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Honeybee Centre, located at the corner of Fraser Highway and 176th Street, Surrey. â€œAs 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,â€ reads a post at Honeybeecentre.com.
2014 White Rock Sea Festival takes place from Friday, Aug. 1 to Sunday, Aug. 3 in White Rock, with live entertainment, Torch Light parade, beach volleyball and soccer tournaments, vendor market, Pirates in the Park play area at Semiahmoo Park, Cupcakeâ€™s Teddy Bear Picnic and more. Info: Whiterockseafestival.ca.
Amateur Radio Field Day in Surrey on Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29, NW corner 176 Street & 20 Avenue, Surrey. â€œPublic will have a chance to meet and talk with Surreyâ€™s ham radio operators and see for themselves what the Amateur Radio Service is about as hams across Canada and the United States will be holding public demonstrations of emergency communications abilities.â€ Info: http://ve7sar.net/field-day/fd2013/fd2013.html; Contact is John Schouten (SARCcommunicator@outlook.com), 778-801-4535.
â€œBlithe Spiritâ€: Peninsula Productions stages Noel Coward comedy from July 9 to 23 at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Tickets range from $18 to $25, depending on date purchased. For show info and tickets, call 604-536-7535 or visit Peninsulaproductions.org.
Beach House Theatre presents Shakespeareâ€™s â€œThe Comedy of Errorsâ€ and the more kid-friendly â€œThe Three Munschketeers, a Debbie Patterson-written adaptation of five stories by Robert Munsch,â€ on an outdoor stage at Crescent Beach from Aug. 11 to 17. Tickets go on sale June 24, via Beachhousetheatre.org.
SAGAâ€™s Mad Hatterâ€™s Strawberry Tea: Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) welcomes the summer with a chance to wear a fun hat, and enjoy fresh art and luscious local strawberries. Strawberry Tea and Tour on Thursday, June 26 at 7 p.m. at Surrey Art Gallery. â€œBe among the first to see the galleryâ€™s summer exhibitions, â€œARTS 2014â€ and â€œSeen From Here,â€ at an informal tour led by the galleryâ€™s assistant curator, Brian Foreman. Guests are encouraged to wear a â€œmad hatâ€ at event, free for SAGA members and $5 per person for non-members.
Ukrainian â€œsoul foodâ€ â€“ perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch â€“ will be available on Friday, June 27 at a fundraiser from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. 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.
All Star Wrestling returns to Cloverdale Fairgrounds on Friday June 27, 8 p.m., featuring tag-team â€œHardcore Mayhemâ€ main event with Gangrel The Vampire Warrior & Moondog Manson vs Cougar Meat (Collin Cutler & Kyle Sebastian). â€œThe ASW Trans Canada Title will be on the line; if Kyle gets pinned he will lose the title.â€ Special attraction: Travis Sionys vs Gorgeous Michelle Starr, plus other matches. Tickets are $20 front row, $15 ringside rows 2-3, $12 bleachers, Allstar-wrestling.com, 604-710-0872.
â€œFrog Pond Safariâ€ event Saturday, June 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Campbell Valley Regional park, Langley. Free, drop-in, family event. â€œHunt for pond bugs, watch water-striders, whirly-gigs, water-tigers, frogs and other wild pond creatures. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to make crafts, listen to stories and play games. Tim Hortonâ€™s Community Cruiser will be at event to give out free coffee, hot chocolate and Tim-bits.â€ Meet at Campbell Valley Nature House, 20285 8th Ave., Langley.Info: Metrovancouver.org, 604-432-6359.
Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club hosts walk on Saturday, June 28 at Green Timbers, 14500 block of 100th Ave., starting at 10 a.m. â€œWe are a walking group that does a 10km walk in the Lower Mainland. We invite you to come out and join us.â€ Registration is at 9:30 a.m. Info: 604-574-9625.
Canada Day Rock 10K, 5K & Kids Run on Tuesday, July 1 at White Rock, staged Try Events. Short sleeve tech shirt, finisherâ€™s medal, pancake breakfast, after-event snacks, music and a timed 10K, 5K or Kids race. Info: Tryevents.ca/try_events_canada_day_rock.htm.
Summer Swap Meet hosted by White Rockâ€™s First United Church (corner of Centre and Buena Vista) on four Saturdays â€“ July 12 & 26 and Aug. 9 & 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. â€œCome sell or come buy! Save the hassle of your own garage sale and enjoy some fellowship while recycling. Indoor and Outdoor tables. Great deals and more.â€ Call 604-531-4850 to sign up for a table or parking stall.
The Youth Arts Council of Surrey hosts a Community Garage Sale Fundraiser on July 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 72nd Ave. in Surrey. Fee $20 per space, $5 additional for a table. Over 40 spaces available. Call or email for info or registration: 604-594-2700 firstname.lastname@example.org.
White Rock Farmersâ€™ Market runs until Oct. 12 at Miramar Plaza, 15154 Russell Ave., on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: www.whiterockfarmersmarket.ca, 604-897-3276.
Firehall Farmersâ€™ Market held every second Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Firehall Centre for the Arts, 11489 84th Ave. Info: Facebook.com/FirehallFarmersMarket.
Surrey Urban Farmersâ€™ Market held Wednesday afternoons in summer at new home, on the plaza outside the new city hall in Surrey, from noon to 5 p.m. Info: surreymarket.org.
Surrey Night Market: Open-air summer market for local residents to sell and consume a variety of local foods, services and goods. At Cloverdale Fairgrounds, Friday and Saturday nights from July 5 to Aug. 30, from 6 to 11 p.m., 17726 62nd Ave., Surrey. Info: Surreynightmarket.com.
Make Believe Birthday Parties: â€œCelebrate your birthday at Surrey Museum. Invite your friends and choose from themes like Pirates, Dinosaurs, Cowboy/Cowgirl, Ancient Egypt and more.â€ Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. $12.50 per child (birthday child is free). Must pre-book at 604-592-6956.
Park Play: Free park-play summer program for kids â€“ â€œclimb an outdoor rock wall, get your face painted, meet your summer Park Play staff and more.â€ From July 2 to Aug. 29 at various parks around Surrey. For detailed schedule, visit Surrey.ca/files/2014_park_play_schedule.pdf. Info: 604-501-5050.
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. â€œCall ahead to make sure weâ€™re not cancelled that week.â€ 604-594-2717.
Clova Cinema: 5732 176th St., Cloverdale. 604-574-1114.
Empire Studio 12 Guildford: 15051 101st Ave. 604-581-1716.
Strawberry Hill Cineplex: 12161 72nd Ave., Surrey. 604-501-9400.
Hollywood 3 Cinemas: 7125 138th St. (Newton Centre, near 72nd Ave., Surrey). 604-592-4441.
Caprice 4: 2381 King George Blvd., South Surrey. 604-531-7456.
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.
â€œArt on Displayâ€ program at White Rock Community Centre: â€œIlluminating the Darknessâ€ exhibit featuring works by artist Karen Santos, on view to July 19 at 15154 Russell Ave., White Rock. Artist info: Karen-santos.com.
â€œLush West Coastâ€ (Bette Hurd) and â€œThe Romance of Africaâ€ (Valerie Grimmell) joint exhibition features works by the two artists, on view from June 28 to July 22 at Mind & Matter Art Gallery, 13743 16th Ave., South Surrey. Opening reception June 28 from 1 to 5 p.m. Info: 604-536-6460, mindandmatterart.com.
Surrey Art Gallery: â€œChange: Contemporary Ismaili Muslim Artâ€ exhibit on view to Aug. 9; â€œArts 2014â€ juried art exhibit on view from June 28 to Aug. 30, with opening reception on June 27, 7 p.m. 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 (new, permanent meeting site). 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. Info: 604-501-5566, www.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. Featured during month of June: â€œCoast to Coast & Back Again,â€ a digital diary of photographer Ursula Easterbrookâ€™s five-month journey across Canada.
Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, www.artscouncilofsurrey.ca. On view in month of June: works by The Larger Than Life Drawing Group.
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, www.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.
Cherylâ€™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 email@example.com.
Surrey Museum: â€œKomagata Maru: 100 Years Laterâ€ sound/video exhibit, on view until July 12; â€œKids Celebrate!â€ exhibit, from Canadian Museum of History, on display to Sept. 6. Museum is located at 17710 56A Ave. Info: www.surrey.ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.
White Rock Museum + Archives: At 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222, whiterock.museum.bc.ca. Exhibit on view until Sept. 1: â€œPlay On! Water Sports & Recreation of Times Gone By.â€
Historic Stewart Farm: 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 located at 17671 56th Ave., Cloverdale. Info: 604-502-6459.
40th reunion for Delta Senior Secondary and South Delta Senior Secondary (classes of 1974) will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at Sundance Inn (6574 Ladner Trunk Rd., Delta). Tickets $30. Please RSVP. DSS74 grads contact Mary Jo (Glen) Ohl firstname.lastname@example.org; SDSS74 grads contact Deb (Reimer) Tremain email@example.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 or 604-538-3363.
Surrey Muse: Arts and literary event Friday, June 27 (from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.) at City Centre Library features poets Alan Hill and Candice James, author Fauzia Rafique, performer Storma Sire and book-signing author Ghia Aweida. Open microphone to follow, and begins with Helga Parekh. Free admission.
â€œLocal Authorâ€ events on select dates at Black Bond Books, 15562 24th Ave., South Surrey (604-536-4444, Blackbondbooks.com). On Saturday, July 5, the store welcomes mystery author D. B. Carew to sign his book, â€œThe Killer Trailâ€ (fictional account that revolves around the discovery of a lost cell phone, a Vancouver psychiatric social worker, a patient, and a kidnapping/murder case), 1 to 2 p.m. Call 604-536-7406 to reserve a copy.
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.
Christ The King Church held its last worship service on 104th Ave in March before church demolition. The ground-breaking ceremony for the new church at 104th Ave was held in May. During construction of new church over the next two years, 10 a.m. worship services, Sunday school and the office are located at 10568 King George Blvd., in Dell Shopping Centre, South Entrance. Call 604-581-9427 or www.ctklcsurrey.com for information.
Business Womenâ€™s group at Nico Wynd golf course in South Surrey has openings and is â€œencouraging women with a declarable income to come out and join the club.â€ Club plays 18 holes on Saturdays between March 1 and Oct. 31. â€œMembers can be as competitive as they like, or simply come out for social golf.â€ For details, contact Lillian Moe at 604-536-6204 or Veronica Lynch, 604-943-6034.
Delta Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament Thursday, July 3 at Beach Grove Golf Club, 5946th 12th Ave., Delta. To register, visit Deltachamber.ca.
Magician Andrew Dalziel performs Friday, July 4, 10:30 am to 11:15 am at George Mackie Library, 8440 112 St., North Delta. â€œAndrew and his assistant Rocky the Raccoon have been entertaining audiences for, well, as long as Rocky can remember! Together, they make a magic duo that is not to be missed.â€ Info: 604-594-8155, Fvrl.bc.ca.
White Rock Library: 15342 Buena Vista Ave., White Rock. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca, 604-541-2201. White Rock Chess Club meets at library Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.
SASSY Awards call for nominations: Organizers of fourth annual event (Service Above Self Surrey Youth) seek nominations for awards in seven categories (community service, environmental leadership, international service, overcoming adversity, performing and visual arts, sportsmanship and youth leadership). Cash prizes, plus all award nominees have chance to win â€œtrip of a lifetimeâ€ courtesy of White Rock Travel and G Adventures. Nominations accepted until Sept. 26; gala event Friday, Nov. 21 at Surrey Arts Centre. Info: www.sassyawards.ca, www.facebook.com/SASSYAwards, www.surrey.ca/youth.
Second annual Surrey Board of Trade Business Cocktail Networking Reception on Wednesday, July 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152nd St., Surrey). Table displays are $250 plus tax. â€œAt this event, you will have the opportunity to connect with over 300 business contacts and grow your business.â€ Contact Jo-Ann Huber at 604-581-7130 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 Surrey Business Excellence Awards: Surrey Board of Trade accepts nominations for awards, deadline Sept. 17 in seven categories. Contact Brianne Colbert at email@example.com or 604-634-0347. Winners announced at awards gala Thursday, Nov. 6 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (tickets are $110 each or $1050 for a table of 10, via 604-581-7130 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Info: Businessinsurrey.com.
18th Annual Surrey Board of Trade Police Officer of the Year Awards nomination deadline is July 4. Email your nomination to email@example.com, or fax it to 604-588-7549.