EVENTS GUIDE for June 4 and beyond (Surrey, North Delta)

CONCERTS

Vancouver-based MGV Lyra German Men’s Choir will be hosting the 40th Anniversary of the North Pacific Sängerbund on Friday, June 5 at Chandos Pattison Auditorium in Surrey, 7 p.m. start. Eight choirs, from two countries, with more than 280 singers, will be participating. The individual performing choirs include German and Austrian mixed and male choirs from British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. The concert will culminate with a mass choir performance. More info: Call 604-828-8788.

“A Night of Passion” gala opera concert and silent auction celebrates relaunch of the Young People’s Opera Society of BC under new artistic direction, 6 p.m. Saturday, June 6 at Surrey Arts Centre’s studio theatre. Event hosted by Vancouver Opera’s Colleen Maybin, features “four of B.C.’s brightest opera stars.” Tickets ($35/$45) and info: 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca.

Coast-to-Coast Ceilidh presented by Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society on Saturday, June 13, 8 p.m., at the Pavilion at Bear Creek Park, Surrey. Live music, beverages, silent auction, draws and more in fundraising event for the theatre group. “Our live band will perform songs from every region, province and territory in Canada!” Tickets ($15) available via email, fvgssinformation@gmail.com.

Sunrise Seniors Choir to perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14 at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107th Ave., Surrey. Admission is free, donation to Surrey Food Bank encouraged. Info: 604-598-5898.

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 14: Robyn McCorquodale; 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

City of Bhangra Festival to June 9 at venues in Vancouver and Surrey, featuring Bhangra Village Conference on Thursday, June 4 at SFU Surrey, 5 to 9 p.m. “Conference brings local and international artists, educators, community members, and bhangra enthusiasts together to discuss all aspects of the bhangra movement. Led by local communications guru Sharad Khare, the conference is free and open to everyone.” Info: Vibc.org.

Surrey Fest Downtown: Annual event hosted by Downtown Surrey BIA celebrated on Saturday, June 20 at Central City Plaza, featuring entertainment, food and more, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entertainers include That Dam Band, John Welsh Band, Double Shotzz (formerly Drift Away), Arium and more. Info: Downtownsurreybia.com, 604-580-2321.

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.

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.

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

“It’s Showtime” event staged by Cameron Academy of Classical Dance, at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6 at Surrey Art Centre’s Main Stage. Info and tickets: 604-501-5566.

Duniya Dance Academy Show #27 features Bollywood and Bhangra dance performed by students (kids to adult), 5 p.m. June 7 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage. Info and tickets: 604-501-5566.

“A Night of Dance” show features Dance Expressions students, 6 p.m. June 10 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage. Info and tickets: 604-501-5566.

Affinity Dance presents “That’s a Wrap” show in celebration of its 15th anniversary, June 13 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage. Info and tickets: 604-501-5566.

THEATRE/STAGE

“I Hate Hamlet” comedy staged by White Rock Players’ Club from June 3 to 20 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. Written by Paul Rudnick, directed by Dale Kelly. Tickets and info: 604-536-7535, Whiterockplayers.com.

“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.

DANCES

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.

FUNDRAISERS

SOAR hosts “Car Wash for Nepal” fundraiser on Sunday, June 7 at Mohawk station in North Surrey, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 15970 96th Ave. “SOAR Philanthropic Society (a student-run scholarship committee) will be holding a car wash this upcoming month as a gesture of kindness to assist those in need that have been affected by the recent earthquakes in Nepal.” Info: Soarps.org.

Fraser Valley Grape Escape: Cyclists spend two days pedaling through the Fraser Valley visiting award-winning wineries and also Krause Berry Farms, on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7. “Collect pledges to be eligible for fundraising rewards. Riders must raise a minimum of $300 in order to take part in the event. Money raised supports MS research and vital services for people living with MS in B.C.” Info: Contact Jason Hulbert, Scotiabank MS Bike Tour Co-ordinator at 604-602-3211 or jason.hulbert@mssociety.ca, also Msbike.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

Family Day at Surrey Art Gallery on Sunday, June 14 from noon to 4 p.m. “Drop in to explore, enjoy and create art together. Engage in hands-on and interactive family-friendly activities inspired by the exhibitions ‘Views from the Southbank II’ and ‘From Punjab, with love.’ Admission by donation (suggested $4), at Bear Creek Park, 604-501-5566.

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

Surrey Pop-up Park: TD Friends of the Environment Foundation attraction runs from June 3 to 7 at Guilford Town Centre, 10355 152 St., Surrey. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) is bringing pop-up parks to six urban communities across Canada, including Surrey. “From June 3 to 7, a parking lot at Guildford Town Centre will be transformed with a pop-up green space. Open to the community for five days, the park will offer free community programming, including a farmers market, performances from local musicians, fitness classes and more. Visitors will be surrounded by native grasses and trees, log seating and tables, while they enjoy outdoor activities.” Info: Fef.td.com.

Community Safety Breakfast with local RCMP and transit police officials, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 10 at Knight & Day restaurant, 9677 King George Blvd., Surrey. Free admission. RSVP to Alex by June 8, via Alex@downtownsurreybia.com or call 604-580-2321.

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: “Tales from the Southbank II: Moments, Reflections, Intervals” to June 14, plus Stephen Foster’s “Remediating Curtis: Imagining Indigeneity” and John Wynne’s “Anspayaxw” sound installation. 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. June 4: Tony Westman, photographer and educator, talks about his current “Becoming Surrey” exhibit at SAG.

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 from June 2 to 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, Surrey.ca/heritage.

Surrey Archives: Info: 604-502-6459 or archives@surrey.ca. 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.

HERITAGE

Surrey Historical Society meeting on Saturday, June 13 at 10 a.m. in the downstairs meeting room of the Surrey Archives building, 17671 56th Ave., Cloverdale. “At 11 a.m., Ryan Gallagher will give a slide show presentation on the ‘Dawn of the New Millennium, 1999 – 2000.’” For information, call 604-576-9734.

“Discovery Saturday: Ice Cream Afternoon” event on Saturday, June 20 at Surrey Museum, 1 to 4 p.m. “Visit the Mr. Cool Ice-Cream truck in the museum parking lot to try exotic global flavours; take a turn cranking the old-fashioned ice cream maker and taste the sweet results. Take home a recipe to try making your own ice cream.” Drop in, by donation, at 17710 56A Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956.

EDUCATION

Surrey English Language Centre provides free English language classes for new immigrants to Canada with proof of permanent residence, age 17 or older. “We offer full-time and evening LINC classes year-round, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. We have been helping people adapt to life in Canada for over 20 years through English language training and information on Canada’s laws, government, health care, culture, communities, workplace and more.” To register, call 604-582-7479, email selc@shaw.ca, visit 9801 King George Blvd. (suites #111 and #350), Surrey.

TALKS

CARP presents “Dying to Have a Conversation: Let’s Talk About End of Life Issues: Part 2,” on Wednesday, June 17 at White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for event, 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $10 CARP members, $15 non-CARP members (refundable with membership). RSVP to Denice, 604-538-5778.

WORKSHOPS

“Writing Your Story – The Easy Way” workshop Thursday, June 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Crossroads United Church (library), 7655 120th St., North Delta. Free. “This free introductory workshop will provide inspiration and get you started writing down some of the pivotal stories of your life. A gift for future generations.” Info, contact Diana Mohrsen, dmohrsen@gmail.com, 778-389-5100.

SPORTS/REC

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

Strawberry Tea event June 10 (1:30 to 4 p.m.) at Colebrook United Church, 5441 125A St., Surrey. Tickets: Adults/$7.00; Children 3-6 years old/$3.00; Under 3/free. Call 604-591-7919 or 604-596-2412 to reserve your tickets.

“The Long, Long Table” dinner event hosted by Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association: Second annual “friend-raiser” event set for Tuesday, June 23 at Surrey City Hall Plaza. Five-course meal for 250 guests, with theme of “Canada, coast to coast.” Networking from 5 to 6 p.m., dinner served at 6:15 p.m. Tickets $35 via BIA office, #330-10362 King George Blvd., Surrey, office hours 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., or email info@downtownsurreybia.com. Info: 604-580-2321.

Zaklan Heritage Farms Longtable Dinner: Inuaugral 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

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

Surrey Board of Trade’s annual golf tournament and networking event on Thursday, June 4 at Morgan Creek Golf Course (3500 Morgan Creek Way, Surrey). Texas Scramble format. “Every year, the SBOT Fun in the Sun Golf Tournament supports a local not-for-profit or charity.” Sponsorship opportunities are available. Email Brianne Colbert at brianne@businessinsurrey.com or call 604-634-0347.

“Hiring in 2015: Tools and tips to protect the Employer”: Hamilton Duncan Armstrong + Stewart presents half-day seminar, which includes accommodation in the workplace, termination and other topics. ”We invite all business owners, managers and HR professionals to join us at this complimentary presentation. A continental breakfast will be provided.” Event on Tuesday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Northview Golf & Country Club, 6857 168 St., Surrey. RSVP by Thursday, May 21 to Lynda Wendland (lmw@hdas.com or 604-580-4757).

Surrey Board of Trade’s Chairman’s Dinner and Annual General Meeting: Keynote speaker will be Ian D. Anderson, president, Kinder Morgan Canada, at event Wednesday June 17 at Eaglequest Golf Course in Surrey. Admission is $45 plux tax or $360 for table for eight, plus tax. Info: 604-581-7130, Businessinsurrey.com.

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.

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

“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.

OPEN HOUSE

Sunshine Hills Parent Participation Preschool 50th-anniversary open house on Friday, June 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 6750 Carncross Cres., North Delta. “Our ‘Little Preschool in the Woods’ is celebrating 50 years. Please join us… for hot dogs, face painting, a fun alumni project and much more. We look forward to seeing all past, present and future families.” Info: Sunshine-hills.com.

NETWORKING

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.

MARKETS

Surrey Night Market: Open-air market features food, entertainment and more at Cloverdale Fairgrounds (in lot west of Agriplex) from May 29 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.

VOLUNTEERS

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.

SALES/CRAFTS

“Last Chance Weekend” sale at The Loafing Shed Glass Studio on June 13-14 at 9060 184th St., Surrey. Glass-blowing Demonstrations ongoing, sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Info: 604-612-2753, Loafingshedglass.ca.

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 Civic Treasures: Call for nominations in annual award given to “Surrey’s highest achievers in the cultural sector.” Deadline is June 9 via Surrey Arts Centre, email arts@surrey.ca. For info, call 604-501-5186.

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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