EVENTS GUIDE for May 7 and beyond (Surrey, North Delta)

EVENTS GUIDE for May 7 and beyond (Surrey, North Delta)

CONCERTS

Bobby Jo Valentine: Songwriter in concert on Saturday, May 9 (7:30pm) at Crossroads United Church. “Acoustic concert of hopeful folk /pop,” at 7655 120th St., North Delta. Info: 778-593-1043, tickets $15.

“Spring Celebration” concert performed by Surrey Youth Orchestra, Intermediate Orchestra and Junior Strings, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 10 at Chandos Pattison Auditorium (10238 168th St., Surrey). Surrey Symphony Society celebrates Mother’s Day with concert of 120 young local musicians, directed by Joel Stobbe, Ben Goheen and Andrea Taylor. For details, visit Surreysymphony.com. Tickets $18 Adult / $12 Youth and Senior, available at the door or reserve tickets by email gm.surreysymphony@gmail.com.

“The Ways of Water” 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 info@vancouverchamberchoir.com by May 14. Info: Bellperformingartscentre.com, 604-507-6355.

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. Early-bird tickets for the event, priced at $29.99, are available until May 1, as are “team 10-pack” tickets, at $250; after that date, the per-ticket price jumps to $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.

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.

Canvas Coffee House: “Pop up” gallery/open mic gives youth age 13-21 the opportunity to showcase their talents, 1 p.m. Sunday, May 10 at Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 72nd Ave., Surrey. To get involved, email youthartscouncil@gmail.com.

FESTIVALS/FAIRS

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. “More 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.” Admission $12-20; Kids 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult. More info: Cloverdalerodeo.com, 604-576-9461.

Surrey International Children’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, “Peter and the Wolf,” 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.

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

Surrey Festival of Dance: “No Borders” group competition on May 9 at Surrey Arts Centre, Bear Creek Park. Info: Surreyfestival.com, 604-585-3320.

Flamenco del Mar’s spring performance on Saturday, May 9 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 10 at 3 p.m., at Ocean Park Community Hall, 1577 128th St., South Surrey. Tickets $15 & Seniors/Children $12. Tickets available at Christopher’s Gifts, 12894 16th Ave., South Surrey. Info: 604–542–2096 or email jilltunbridge@hotmail.com.

Coastal City Ballet presents “Cinderella” 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.

THEATRE/STAGE

“Truth and Reconciliation”: 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, reservations@surreylittletheatre.com, or by phone 604 576-8451.

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

“A Taste of B.C.’s Finest”: Semiahmoo House Society’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.

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: Northdeltlions.org, email pritpal538@hotmail.com or call Pritpal at 604-763-7251. No entry fee for family day 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

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.

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: “As a gem cutter, I buy the rough rock, slab it, sand and polish it until I have the final product — the cabochon. I then set these cabochons into rings or wire-wrap them in unusual, minimalist designs.”

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: “A Queen and Her Country” exhibit features audiovisual presentations, artifacts and photographs depicting Queen Elizabeth II’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 archives@surrey.ca. 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.

HERITAGE/HISTORY

Sheep to Shawl Competition: Annual event 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9 at Surrey Museum. “On your marks, get set – weave! Cheer on local teams as flying fingers spin and ply sheep’s wool into yarn, then weave a beautiful shawl, all in four hours. Watch real sheep being sheared, try weaving and spinning yourself, and make woolly crafts with your kids.” All ages, by donation. At 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale. Info: 604-592-6956, Surrey.ca/heritage.

“Surrey’s First 50 Years” event: “Travel back to Surrey’s roots. We’ve raided the Archives’ vault for rare photos, maps, and papers from 1879 to 1929. Explore major events, residents, and transportation routes of our City’s formative years.” Event on Saturday, May 9 (11 a.m. to noon) at Surrey Archives, 17671 56th Ave., Cloverdale. Pre-register at 604-502-6459, fee $10 (for 16+yrs). Info: Surrey.ca/heritage.

Surrey Historical Society meeting Saturday, May 9 at 10 am in the downstairs meeting room of the Surrey Archives Building, 17671 56th Ave., Cloverdale. A presentation by Ryan Gallagher will follow, on topic of “Surrey’s First 50 Years.“ For information, call 604-576-9734.

Ride Surrey’s Heritage Rail on the Interurban line in Cloverdale, weekends from May 9 to Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 176A Street, just south of Highway 10. Rides organized by Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society, info at FVHRS.com.

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

“Empowering Children in the Face of Stress” 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. “Learn 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.” Info: Ldafs.org, 604-591-5156.

SPORTS/REC

Free basketball camps on weekends in May hosted by Fraser Valley Basketball Association, at 6933 124th St., Surrey. “Fraser Valley Basketball Association (FVBA) is a federal non-profit community organization which is committed to the enjoyment and development of basketball among children.” For more info, call 778-833-3822, email basketballfv@gmail.com, visit Fvbball.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.

Football & Cheerleading Skills Camp on Sunday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bear Creek Park, Surrey. “Want to register your child for Community Football or Cheerleading? Come out to our Registration Day and Skills camp at Bear Creek Park.” 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 kimateah@hotmail.com.

CLUBS/GROUPS

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.

North Delta Newcomers and Friends: “We 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).” Club info: call Kathy at 604-583-3691 or Pam at 604-597-7974.

BUSINESS

7th Surrey International Trade Awards Reception on Thursday, May 7 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104th Ave., Surrey), 5:30 p.m. start. Free. Presenting sponsor is Trans Mountain Expansion Project. Guests include Consuls General, international businesses, export/import industry professionals and members of the local business community. Info: 604-581-7130.

“How to Hire the Right Team Member” workshop hosted by Surrey Board of Trade, 7:45 a.m. Thursday, May 14 at SBOT office. “Bringing on new team members is one of the most vital and misunderstood skills in business. This workshop will cover the key steps required to finding, filtering, and hiring the perfect team member, giving you the ability to grow your business.” Workshop is facilitated by Danny Kerr. Fee $25 for members, $35 for non-members. Info: Businessinsurrey.com, 604-581-7130.

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.

LIBRARY EVENTS

Surrey Libraries Launches “Write Here, Read Now” at City Centre Library on Saturday, May 9: Day-long event for writers and readers, 10 am to 4:30 pm. The event features writing workshops, an Author Meetup & Social, and an expanded session of Authors Among Us, an interactive panel discussion with local authors. “The goal is to provide a venue for local authors and avid readers to connect with each other and to discover resources available in our city.” For more information, visit Surreylibraries.ca. To register, call 604-598-7426.

“Poetry Night in Punjabi” 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. “Come here two published poets/authors read and discuss their work and answer questions from the audience.” Info: 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.

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

Watershed Artworks’ annual Whole Lotta Art Artisan Market on Saturday, May 23. “Come 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.” At Watershed Artworks Gallery, 11425 84th Ave., North Delta. Info: 604-596-1029.

CALLS/AUDITIONS

Heritage Banner Design Contest in Delta: Delta residents and artists are invited to enter their original street banner design to this year’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 “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.

Just Posted

Surrey woman’s ‘tell-all’ book aims to help those struggling with domestic violence

Second book details abusive marriage, how people failed her

Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner bids farewell in tearful State of City Address

Outgoing mayor announces Director of Housing, looks back at Surrey’s evolution, and pokes fun at her ‘media missteps’

ZYTARUK: Hepner, to her credit, rose to the occasion

She could have used her last address to make political digs, pitches and slights. She did not.

Supportive housing opponent says 110-year-old document should prevent development

Proposed site for Cloverdale project is on land gifted to city by Joseph Shannon in 1908

VIDEO: Story surrounding new playground at Surrey hospital a real ‘tear-jerker’

Dad began planning after his son had surgery in Surrey and he saw too many sad faces

Fresh-faced Flames fend off Canucks 4-1

Vancouver drops second straight NHL exhibition contest

VIDEO: B.C. deer struggles with life-preserver caught in antlers

Campbell River resident captures entangled deer on camera

Scheer pushes Trudeau to re-start Energy East pipeline talks

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer questioned the Prime Minister over Trans Mountain project

Mistaken identity: Missing dog claimed in Moose Jaw belongs to another family

Brennen Duncan was reunited with a white Kuvasz that was found in Saskatchewan

Abandoned kitten safe and sound thanks to B.C. homeless man

‘Jay’ found little black-and-white kitten in a carrier next to a dumpster by a Chilliwack pet store

Police chief defends controversial marijuana seizure

Advocates said cannabis was part of an opioid-substitution program in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Trans Mountain completes Burrard Inlet spill exercise

Training required, some work continues on pipeline expansion

Supporters of B.C. man accused of murdering Belgian tourist pack courtoom

Family and friends of Sean McKenzie, 27, filled the gallery for brief court appearance in Chilliwack

Most Read