EVENTS GUIDE for May 14 and beyond (Surrey, North Delta)
â€œThe Ways of Waterâ€ concert features the Vancouver Chamber Choir on stage with four school choirs from North Surrey Secondary, Pacific Academy and Panorama Ridge Secondary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 20 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Tickets are $20 each, but free for students. Win tickets by emailing email@example.com by May 14. Info: Bellperformingartscentre.com, 604-507-6355.
Vancouver Symphony Orchestraâ€™s â€œInfinite Skyâ€ concert: Music director-designate of Canadaâ€™s National Arts Centre Orchestra, Alexander Shelley, makes his VSO debut conducting Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska performing Ravelâ€™s â€œG Major Piano Concerto,â€ on Sunday, May 24 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Info: 604-876-3434.
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.
â€œGone Country: Here for the Cureâ€: Annual cancer-battling benefit concert set for July 25 at Cloverdaleâ€™s Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, featuring Blackjack Billy, Tebey, Karen Lee Batten, The Tumblinâ€™ 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.
Delta Arts Council open mic night at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta) on last Friday of each month. 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: Deltaartscouncil.ca.
Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair: Annual event runs from Friday, May 15 to Monday, May 18 at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, featuring five rodeo performances, rides, live music, midway games and more. â€œMore family-oriented displays, all-new features and specialty performances from two all-new acts; the four-day show is packed full of fun for people of all ages.â€ Admission $12-20; Kids 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult. More info: Cloverdalerodeo.com, 604-576-9461.
Surrey International Childrenâ€™s Festival: Annual event May 21-23 at Surrey Arts Centre and Bear Creek Park featuring free and ticketed shows including Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre, â€œPeter and the Wolf,â€ Music with Marnie, The Street Circus and more. Hands-on arts activities, roving performers, free site entrance. Info and tickets: 604-501-5566, 604-501-5598, Surrey.ca/childrensfestival.
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.
Panchoâ€™s Nightclub: Live top 40 and classic rock. Tuesday karaoke, Thursday jam night. â€œSurreyâ€™s longest-running live music venue,â€ 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. â€œFreeStyleâ€ 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.
Coastal City Ballet presents â€œCinderellaâ€ at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 30 at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88th Ave., Surrey. World premiere of Irene Schneider production, music by Sergei Prokofiev. More info: Coastalcityballet.com, 604-501-5566.
â€œTruth and Reconciliationâ€: Surrey Little Theatre stages Etan Frankel drama about a doctor who helps the sick and the poor in a volatile Central American country, to May 16 at Surrey Little Theatre. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone 604 576-8451.
Swing dance lessons: Drop-in sessions at Jump Joint Swing, #110-12332 Pattullo Pl., Surrey. For event dates, email email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
â€œA Taste of B.C.â€™s Finestâ€: Semiahmoo House Societyâ€™s most anticipated and largest fundraiser of the year offers food and beverages, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 23, featuring more than 43 exhibitors, wine tutorial sessions, door prizes, silent auction, raffle prizes, photo booth and more. Info: Atasteofbcsfinest.ca, 604-536-1242.
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.
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 by calling 604-592-6956.
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 email@example.com or call Pritpal at 604-763-7251. No entry fee for parade.
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.
Surrey Art Gallery: â€œTales from the Southbank II: Moments, Reflections, Intervalsâ€ to June 14, plus Stephen Fosterâ€™s â€œRemediating Curtis: Imagining Indigeneityâ€ and John Wynneâ€™s â€œAnspayaxwâ€ sound installation. Also: â€œRe:Source: A Living Archive 1975âˆ’2015 (to Dec. 13), â€œOrijit Sen: from Punjab, with Loveâ€ 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. Featured during the month of May is Lisete Cerqueira, gem cutter and carver: â€œAs a gem cutter, I buy the rough rock, slab it, sand and polish it until I have the final product â€” the cabochon. I then set these cabochons into rings or wire-wrap them in unusual, minimalist designs.â€
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.
Surrey Museum: â€œA Queen and Her Countryâ€ exhibit features audiovisual presentations, artifacts and photographs depicting Queen Elizabeth IIâ€™s relationship with Canada, to May 16, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.
Celebrate Queen Victoriaâ€™s birthday at Historic Stewart Farmâ€™s â€œRoyal Victorian Partyâ€ on Sunday, May 17 from noon to 3 p.m. (drop in, by donation). â€œItâ€™s a royal affair, so come in your Sunday best. The Vancouver Morris Men and their female dance troupe counterparts, the Tiddley Cove Morris dancers will perform colourful and lively jigs. Revel in the reels of the Brigadoon Scottish Highland dance group. Queen Victoria will be in attendance to take royal portraits with children and families.â€ Farm is located at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey. Info: call 604-592-6956 or visit Surrey.ca/heritage.
Surrey Heritage Society, which operates the BC Vintage Truck Museum, is holding its Italian Buffet fundraising Dinner on May 21, 6 p.m., at The Loft Bar and Grill, 5640 188 St., Cloverdale. Dinner includes a drink, silent auction, 50/50 draw and door prizes. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at the Vintage Truck Museum, 6022 176th St. (entrance off 60th Ave.). Info: Call Anna Dean, 604-576-0181.
Surrey English Language Centre provides free English language classes for new immigrants to Canada with proof of permanent residence, age 17 or older. â€œWe 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 Canadaâ€™s laws, government, health care, culture, communities, workplace and more.â€ To register, call 604-582-7479, email email@example.com, visit 9801 King George Blvd. (suites #111 and #350), Surrey.
â€œEmpowering Children in the Face of Stressâ€ seminar/workshop with Michelle Kambolis, author and family therapist, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 20 at Clayton Heights Secondary School Theatre, 7003 188th St., Surrey. Event fee $20 single; $35 couple. â€œLearn how to spot child anxiety and prevent it naturally, find out why our children have become so stressed, discover the top five mistakes we make when a child is anxious.â€ Info: Ldafs.org, 604-591-5156.
Free basketball camps on weekends in May hosted by Fraser Valley Basketball Association, at 6933 124th St., Surrey. â€œFraser Valley Basketball Association (FVBA) is a federal non-profit community organization which is committed to the enjoyment and development of basketball among children.â€ For more info, call 778-833-3822, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit Fvbball.com.
Newton Seniors Centre Tennis Club seeks experienced, senior (55+) tennis players. â€œWe are not a teaching club, so you must know how to play, serve and score.â€ For information, call Al or Sue at 604-594-8783, or Jan, 604-502-7844.
Football & Cheerleading Skills Camp on Sunday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bear Creek Park, Surrey. â€œWant to register your child for Community Football or Cheerleading? Come out to our Registration Day and Skills camp at Bear Creek Park.â€ Football registration from April 1 to Aug. 30. More info: Surreyfootball.com.
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 email@example.com.
Ukrainian â€œsoul foodâ€ sale: Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch will be available on Friday, May 29 at a fundraiser from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave., Surrey. â€œEat-in, take away, or ready for your freezer.â€ For information, call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.
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. â€œAll welcome to attend and learn about bees.â€
Seniors Singles Travel Club: â€œWe offer group tours for solo travellers. Meet new friends, enjoy the security of group travel and avoid the costly single supplement.â€ 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.
North Delta Newcomers and Friends: â€œWe are a ladies social club and 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, Par 3 golf, card games, stitch and chat, book club and monthly dinners).â€ Club info: call Kathy at 604-583-3691 or Pam at 604-597-7974.
Fraser Valley Estate Planning Council (Fvepc.com) invites professionals from financial and estate planning fields to its Tuesday, May 19 dinner meeting. Chris George, certified financial planner and partner with PlayCheques Financial Solutions, will speak on the topic of, â€œAn Introduction to Behavioural Finance: Understanding Your Mindâ€™s Hard-Wired Habits.â€ Event runs from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. at Eaglequest Golf Centre (Coyote Creek), 7778 152nd St., Surrey. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost: $60. Guests and new members welcome.
Surrey Mayor Linda Hepnerâ€™s first Annual State of the City Address, noon Wednesday, May 20 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104th Ave., Surrey). Presentation will feature a discussion on Surreyâ€™s economic outlook and plans for the coming year. For tickets and info, call 604-581-7130 or visit Businessinsurrey.com/sidebar-events.
Surrey Board of Trade Business Reception hosted by the Coast Surrey Guildford Hotel (soon to be the Four Points by Sheraton Surrey) on Tuesday, May 26. â€œJoin us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new Four Points by Sheraton Surrey Hotel! Learn more about the hotel while making new business contacts and enjoying fine food and refreshments.â€ Event from 5 to 7 p.m. at 10410 158th St., Surrey. Info: Businessinsurrey.com.
Surrey Board of Tradeâ€™s annual golf tournament and networking event on Thursday, June 4 at Morgan Creek Golf Course (3500 Morgan Creek Way, Surrey). Texas Scramble format. â€œEvery year, the SBOT Fun in the Sun Golf Tournament supports a local not-for-profit or charity.â€ Sponsorship opportunities are available.Email Brianne Colbert at email@example.com or call 604-634-0347.
â€œHiring in 2015: Tools and tips to protect the Employerâ€: Hamilton Duncan Armstrong + Stewart presents half-day seminar, which includes accommodation in the workplace, termination and other topics. â€We invite all business owners, managers and HR professionals to join us at this complimentary presentation. A continental breakfast will be provided.â€ Event on Tuesday, June 9, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-580-4757).
â€œPoetry Night in Punjabiâ€ event Tuesday, May 19, from 6:30 to 8 pm, at George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St., North Delta. The library, in collaboration with Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, Uttari Amrika and Punjabi Lekhak Manch (Vancouver), offers poetry night in Punjabi and Hindi. â€œCome here two published poets/authors read and discuss their work and answer questions from the audience.â€ Info: Fvrl.ca.
â€œMaker Meetupsâ€ held on Friday nights at City Centre Library (6:30 to 8:45 p.m.), encouraging people to â€œlearn arts and science concepts by making actual objectsâ€ 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.
Valley Womenâ€™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. â€œCome share your business successes, goals with us and let us help one another.â€ Info: Valleywomensnetwork.com, 604-940-9355.
Surrey Antiques off the Roadshow: Event on Saturday, May 30 (noon to 3 p.m.) at Surrey Art Gallery. â€œRummage through the attic, check out the storage area in the garage, and gather up the old gold jewelry youâ€™re planning to sell.â€ Bring items to this annual event for verbal appraisal by experts who are knowledgeable about jewelry, antiques, collectibles, antiquarian books, and Asian, European, and First Nations art. Fee is $10 for the first item and $5 for each additional item. Drop-in event; registration is not required. Observers are welcome. Parking is free. Event sponsored by Surrey Art Gallery Association. Info: 604-501-5566.
Watershed Artworksâ€™ annual Whole Lotta Art Artisan Market on Saturday, May 23. â€œCome between 10-4 for this excellent opportunity to meet local artists and see their art. This free event is family friendly with food, entertainment and fun to be had by all.â€ At Watershed Artworks Gallery, 11425 84th Ave., North Delta. Info: 604-596-1029.
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.
Heritage Banner Design Contest in Delta: Delta residents and artists are invited to enter their original street banner design to this yearâ€™s contest from March 30 to June 1. Photography, digital art, collage, painting and drawing, and printmaking entries will be accepted, and a winner will be selected from each of three categories (North Delta, South Delta, and Child/Youth), one overall grand prize winner of all categories. Each winner will receive a $350 honorarium and a street banner with their design, and grand prize winning design will be displayed on Delta street banners from January to May 2016; contest deadline June 1. Info: Delta.ca.
Surrey Poet Laureate: City of Surrey seeks applications for inaugural position of Surrey Poet Laureate, who will â€œact 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.â€ 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, â€œCelebrating Canadian diversityâ€ on Sunday, July 12. For info, email email@example.com or call 604-593-2448 or search for event on Facebook.
Panorama Childrenâ€™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. â€œThis is a place to share your voice with friends and shine as one!â€ Call 604 595-6718 to register. Info: Doloresscott.com.
Maple Leaf Singers: â€œMeet new people, have fun, and reveal the song in your heart. Join the Maple Leaf Singers, a unique show chorus that includes singers from all parts of Metro Vancouver and performs at a variety of events. Baritone and bass voices particularly needed, but all are welcome. Learn more at Mapleleafsingers.com. Ask Anne Baird about joining at via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.