EVENTS GUIDE for Nov. 13 to 19 (Surrey, White Rock and North Delta)

EVENTS GUIDE for Nov. 13 to 19 (Surrey, White Rock and North Delta)

CONCERTS

“Southern Indian Musical Experience” concert by T.M. Krishna, one of the busiest carnatic vocalists in India today, on Friday, Nov. 14 at Surrey Arts Centre. Tickets and info: Tickets.surrey.ca, 604-501-5566.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s “Surrey Nights” series concert 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, featuring guest performer British violinist Tasmin Little. Info: 604-876-3434, Vancouversymphony.ca.

54-40: Veteran local rock band in “History Unplugged” performances at White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios, three shows Nov. 21-23. Sold out. 604-542-3055.

North Bluff band in concert 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 at Elks Hall in White Rock, 1469 George St., info 604-538-4106, Whiterockelks.ca.

IBC Fundraiser staged by White Rock Blues Society on Saturday, Nov. 29 at Rhumba Room bar at Pacific Inn Resort, South Surrey, featuring Dalannah Gail Bowen & Owen and Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band (both will represent the society and the entire province next January at blues event in Memphis). Tickets $20, show 8 p.m. Tickets: 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca.

Gospel & Blues Christmas concert featuring John Lee Sanders and special guests, on Sunday, Nov. 30 at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock. Fourth annual event staged by Peninsula Productions. Tickets and info: Tickets.surrey.ca, 604-501-5566.

Alfie Zappacosta: Veteran singer returns to Blue Frog Studios in White Rock on Friday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 6. Shows at 8 p.m. nightly. Info and tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca.

White Rock Community Orchestra in concert 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at White Rock Elks Hall (lower hall), 1469 George St., White Rock. Performing Bach, Tchaikovsky and Christmas favourites, 604-538-4106, Whiterockelks.ca. Tickets range from $5 to $10.

New Hope Therapeutic Society and friends present “Christmas for Kenya” fundraising concert on Thursday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m., at Delta Church, 7696 112th St. “We will be featuring talented musicians who have volunteered their time to assist us with this worthwhile event.” Admission is by donation. New Hope Therapeutic Society supports St. Elizabeth Children’s Centre in Kisumu, Kenya, where 104 children are cared for and educated.

New Years Eve Dance Party with Powder Blues Band: White Rock Blues Society hosts event Wednesday, Dec. 31 at Pacific Inn Resort. Tickets are $80 via Tickets.surrey.ca.

Classical Coffee Concerts: Pianist Sarah Hagen hosts 75-minute classical concerts on select Thursday mornings at Surrey Arts Centre’s studio theatre, to April 2, 2015. Coffee and pastries at 9:30 a.m., concert start time 10:30 a.m. For list of performers and ticket info: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/theatre. Featured on Nov. 20: pianist Sarah Hagen and violist Tawnya Popoff.

Encore Peninsula Concert series, in partnership with City of White Rock, presents six concerts as part of 2014-15 series at White Rock’s First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., on Sundays (select dates only) starting at 3 p.m. Info: 604) 501-5566 and press 1 and Tickets.Surrey.ca; tickets can also be purchased at White Rock Community Centre, Kent Street Activity Centre and Centennial Park Leisure Centre. Concerts include Jan. 25 (Eugene Skovorodnikov, piano; Peter Krysa, violin; Diliana Momtchilova, cello, Canada), Feb. 22 (Elizabeth Bergmann & Marcel Bergmann, Canada), March 29 (Sihana Badivuku, violin, Kosovo, and E. Skovorodnikov, piano) and April 26 (Hugues Leclere, piano, France).

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, from 2 to 5 p.m. at 2643 128th St., South Surrey. Admission: $8/10. Info: 604-591-7275, Whiterocktradjazz.com. Nov. 16: Leigh Smith and the Maple Leaf Jazz Band; Nov. 23: Casey Tolhurst and Red Beans and Rice.

SHOWS

Murray “Celebrity Magician” shows Friday, Nov. 28 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. “Show is a combination of fun-filled audience participation and comedy magic that will blow your mind.” Info and tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca.

OPEN MIC

Delta Arts Council open mic night held on last Friday of every month at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta). “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: www.deltaartscouncil.ca.

COMEDY

Capital One Just for Laughs tour returns to Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, Nov. 16, featuring comedians Demetri Martin, Jon Dore, Levi MacDougall and Todd Glass. Show tickets via Ticketmaster.ca and 1-855-985-5000. Tour details are posted at Comedytour.hahaha.com.

CULTURAL EVENTS

Norse Winter Festival event as part of Surrey Museum’s Discovery Saturday series, on Nov. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. (all ages, by donation) at museum’s site in Cloverdale. Join Reik Felag Norse Culture Recreation Society as they prepare for winter by re-enacting a traditional feature for visitors to observe. Info: 604-592-6956.

CLUBS/LIVE MUSIC

Olympia Pizza: Live music, comedy and more on stage 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.

Sawbucks Pub: Live music on select weekend nights, 1626 152nd St., South Surrey. “Almost Famous Karaoke” Thursdays, Trivia Night Tuesdays. 604-536-6420, Sawbuckspub.com.

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, 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, Sandpiperpub.com.

Washington Avenue Grill: Live music Wed.-Sun. at restaurant at East Beach (15782 Marine Dr., White Rock). 604-541-4244, washingtonavenuegrill.com.

THEATRE/STAGE

“Mary’s Wedding”: Peninsula Productions brings Stephen Massicotte’s “Great War” love story to White Rock Elementary’s Black Box Theatre (1273 Fir St.), from Nov. 11 to 15. Directed by Wendy Bollard. Tickets $20 via White Rock Visitor Information Centres (604-536-4951, 604-541-2224). Info: Peninsulaproductions.org.

“Leave it to Cleavage”: Rock Paper Scissors Productions brings show to Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 13750 88th Ave., Surrey. “Ridiculous perky ‘50s housewives aim to instill the virtues of the good ol’ days through hilarious improvised scenes, using audience suggestions and volunteers.” Warning: Adult material and situations; may not be appropriate for all audiences. Tickets and info: Tickets.surrey.ca, 604-501-5566.

“Santa Claus: The Panto”: Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society brings seasonal production to Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage from Nov. 26 to Dec. 7, 13750 88th Ave., Surrey, at Bear Creek Park. “Santa has decided that he needs to change with the times, but how will the world react to a low-fat, smartphone-using, yoga-practicing Santa Claus? And what happens when a clever coal salesman tries to convince Santa that every kid in the world is more naughty than nice?” Tickets and info: Tickets.surrey.ca, 604-501-5566.

“Babes in the Wood”: Christmas panto written by Jack Horner staged by White Rock Players’ Club from Dec. 3 to 27 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. Show dates Wednesday to Saturday 7:30 p.m., plus weekend matinees. tickets range from $12 to $20, 604-536-7535, Whiterockplayers.ca.

Ellie King’s “Sleeping Beauty”: Pantomime production staged by Royal Canadian Theatre Co. at Surrey Arts Centre from Dec. 20 to 28. For tickets and info, call 604-501-5566 or visit Arts.surrey.ca.

FOOD/BEVERAGES

Ukrainian “soul food” (perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch) will be available on Friday, Nov. 28 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.

Boar’s Head Medieval Dinner with The Lyric Singers, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 at Bethany Newton United Church, 14852 60th Ave., Surrey. Tickets $40, 604-599-6803.

OPEN HOUSE

Bikram Yoga White Rock hosts open house weekend Nov. 15-16 in celebration of seventh anniversary of the family-owned business, at 1326 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Prizes, discounts on yoga and clothing. Lululemon will be setting up a store in the studio for the weekend with complete line of yoga and outerwear clothing. Classes are by donation with all proceeds to Children’s Hospital. Potluck celebration at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16. Info: Bikramyogawhiterock.com.

CHRISTMAS

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival: Annual event staged by City of Surrey at new city hall plaza on Saturday, Nov. 22, featuring headliner Alyssa Reid, Fred Penner and others, plus a wide variety of family-friendly attractions. Info: Surrey.ca/treelighting.

Season of Trees Holiday Fundraiser hosted by Sources, with decorated trees on display from Nov. 12 to Dec. 10 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, Surrey. Reception and auction night event 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 (tickets $30 or two for $50). Info: sourcesbc.ca.

Santa arrives at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre (South Surrey/White Rock) on Friday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m., with the help of Magician Ray Medway. “Pick up your magic glasses for Santa’s arrival at Customer Service now. Plus, make sure to make a Christmas Star Magic Wand at the craft workshop starting at 4 p.m. Nov 21 to help make Santa appear.” Everyone who visits Santa gets a free Christmas apple from Save-On Foods.

Christmas on the Peninsula Festival on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Ave., White Rock. An annual community event presented by Christmas on the Peninsula Society celebrating the spirit of Christmas in the style of European tradition, with Christmas market, concession, entertainment, candlelight sing-along, caroling in Victorian costume, crafts and more. Info: Christmasonthepeninsula.com, 604-729-9615.

Prospera’s Big Rigs for Kids event (lighted truck parade) on Sunday, Dec. 7 at Holland Park, Surrey, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Parade will consist of trucks all dressed up in bright and colorful Christmas lights. Starting from Cloverdale Town Centre at 5 p.m., the convoy will then move toward Downtown Surrey, concluding at Holland Park. Surrey Food Bank and Surrey Chistmas Bureau will be on site starting at 5:30 p.m. The Surrey Lions will be selling hot dogs and hot chocolate. Carollers will also be singing Christmas Carols starting at 6:15 p.m. Pictures and vote for your favorite truck, by donation. Info: Downtownsurreybia.com, 604-580-2321.

Santa Window Walk: Annual event hosted by Downtown Surrey BIA on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., north of 104th Avenue and King George Blvd., Surrey. “The Santa Window Walk is a fun holiday event that connects local businesses with charities/non-profits for a fun lunch hour of music, art, and holiday spirit. Each charity/non-profit will be paired with a business. Artists from local high schools will then paint the window of the business with a holiday theme that represents that charity/non-profit.” Map and other details: Downtownsurreybia.com, 604-580-2321.

Cloverdale Christmas Hamper Program event on Friday, Dec. 5 at Save-on-Foods at Hillcrest Village Mall, from 1 to 7 p.m. Donations of food and goods welcomed at collection site. For more details, call 604-574-4001, ext. 107, or email cloverdalechristmashampers@gmail.com.

KIDS/FAMILY

Max & Ruby: “Nutcracker Suite” show Thursday, Nov. 13 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Tickets $29 via Bellperformingartscentre.com, 604-507-6355.

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.

SENIORS

Mixed Singles over Sixty: “An active group offering many activities.” For more info, contact Pat at 604-531-3065 or Colin at 604-538-7799.  

Curling lessons for Seniors 55+, daytime curling leagues Tuesday and Thursday at Delta Thistle Curling Club. Info: 604-594-2323.

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.

FILM EVENTS

Surrey International Film Festival event on Nov. 14, featuring award-winning filmmaker Joshua Caldwell (“Layover” screening and panel discussion at Surrey City Hall council chambers). Info: surreyfilmfest.ca.

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. Featured film on Nov. 28: “The World According to Monsanto.”

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.

VISUAL ART

InFlux: A social night of art action, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 at Surrey Art Gallery, featuring live music, poetry, visual art, puppetry and video projection. Event intended for young adults ages 19 and up; no tickets needed—donation at the door of $5 minimum per person. Beverages will be available for purchase. Performers include Emi Honda and Jordan McKenzie (of Elfin Saddle), singer and rapper Kimmortal, dancers Kim Padilla and Joshua Ongcol, DJ Wundrkut.

Surrey Art Gallery: “Flora and Fauna: 400 years of Artists Inspired by Nature” exhibit, organized by the National Gallery of Canada, is on view to Dec. 14; Crescent Beach Photography Club: “Global Views,” exhibit from Nov. 22 to Feb. 8. “Open Sound 2014: Sonorous Kingdom” on view to Dec. 14. 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. 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, 7:30 p.m. Info: 604-501-5566, Arts.surrey.ca. Featred on Dec. 4: Veronica Davies, graphic designer based in South Surrey.

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 November: Walter Jorimann’s “Walters’ Woods” – “beautifully turned and carved pieces from woods native to the pacific northwest.”

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. Info: 604-598-5898, Surreyurbanscreen.ca.

Mind and Matter Art Gallery: At 13743 16th Avenue, South Surrey, 604-536-6460, Mindandmatterart.com. Featured during month of October: Works by Kevin Jordan and Ashley Jackson in “a joint exhibition inspired by a life in Spirit and Colour.”

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.

Cheryl’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 cherylstradingpost@gmail.com.

MUSEUMS

Surrey Museum: “Every River Tells A Story” exhibit on display to Dec. 20 – “People from past and present reflect on how Surrey’s rivers have shaped our identity.” 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.

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: Facility located at 17671 56th Ave., Cloverdale. Info: 604-502-6459.

EDUCATION

“The Frontiers of Modern Physics”: Saturday-morning science lecture series presented by TRIUMF, UBC and SFU. Free lectures are at a level appropriate for high school students and members of the general public and are presented by professors and researchers. Lectures start at 10 a.m.; parking available, at SFU Surrey campus (#250-13450 102nd Ave., Surrey) and also TRIUMF at UBC. Info: Triumf.ca/saturday-lectures. Event in Surrey on Nov. 29. Check website for topics and guest speakers.

SPORTS  

Bubble Soccer event Friday, Nov. 21 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Enver Creek Secondary, Surrey.  Fee $18 per person in a group, $20 per individual. “25toLife is a joint project between SFU students and the Canadian Cancer Society which aims to raise $27,500 for cancer research.” Info: Twentyfivetolife.ca, 604-353-8604.

Derby Night in Canada: The Mainland Misfits present a Movember-themed night of roller derby, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Alice McKay Building, Cloverdale Fairgrounds, 6050 176th St., Surrey. “Come watch the women and men of the MMRDA play 4 fast and hard hitting periods of this intense and exciting sport.” Event is 19+ (beer garden and bake sale). Info: Email growlieyowie@hotmail.com, call 778-878-2778.

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

Seniors Singles Travel Club meets Monday, Nov. 17 for dinner (6 p.m.) at ABC Restaurant, 19219 56th Ave., Surrey. “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, RSVP to Val 604-669-6607, ext. 304.

White Rock and District Garden Club meets at Cranley Hall, 2141 Cranley Dr., South Surrey. Club info: Call Angela, 604-536-3076.

Newcomers Club of White Rock and South Surrey is a club for women who are new to the area. The club meets the first Tuesday of the month (September to May) at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 2350-148 St., Surrey. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting from 7-9. First visit is free. Membership is $35 per year. Visit Wrssnewcomers.com for more information.

Toastmasters by the Sea group meets Sundays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave. Info: Bev, 604-536-2175.

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

Seasonal Sizzle event hosted by Surrey Board of Trade: Christmas business reception on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 5-8 p.m. at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152 Street, Surrey). “The event promises to be a great evening of networking, delicious food and an interactive trade show. This year’s theme is A Rock ‘N Roll Christmas, featuring live entertainment and festive activities. Please bring cash or non-perishable food donation for the Surrey Food Bank.” Info: Call 604-581-7130.

NETWORKING

Valley Women’s Networking Lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 11:30 a.m. start, at Eaglequest Golf Club, 7778 152nd St., Surrey. “Join us for networking, friendship and tell us what you are passionate about.” Guest speaker is Nafissa Shireen, profitability expert. “Learn how to make more money and keep more money in your business.” Info: Valleywomensnetwork.com.

“Calling all Angels” Networking Expo hosted by Valley Women’s Network (Surrey/Delta), 9:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Eaglequest Golf Club, 7778 152nd St., Surrey. Event fee $27. “Enjoy a wonderful seasonal lunch, make new friends and share what you are passionate about. Also check out our vendor tables and get an early start on your Christmas shopping. We also have gifts for each attendee.” Info: Valleywomensnetwork.com.

SALES/CRAFTS

Cloverdale United Church craft fair, Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 17575 58A Ave., Cloverdale. Crafters wanted, call Marguerite Cryer at 604-574-5603.

Creative Finds Winter Craft Market on Saturday, Nov. 15 and Sunday, Nov. 16 at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152nd St., Surrey. Event admission $1 for teens and adults (kids are free). Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Email for info: creativefinds@gmail.com.

Breakaway Hospital Auxilary Group’s Fall Fair is being held on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the main clubhouse at 1840 160th St., Surrey. Handmade crafts, tasty baking and much more.

Christmas Decor (& More) Sale at Crossroads United Church, on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale features gently used Christmas decor, a tea room and baking table, 7655 120th St., North Delta.

Second Annual Holiday Craft Fair at Camp Alexandra at Crescent Beach, on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2916 McBride Ave., Surrey. Free admission, coffee and bake sale, 35+ vendors.

Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) hosts its annual Show & Sale event on weekend of Nov. 22 and 23 at Bear Creek Park venue. Saturday hours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. In addition to the varied selection of original work by artists and artisans from around the Lower Mainland and Gulf Islands featured in the Gift Shop, the adjacent Studio Theatre will host more than 20 artists showcasing new work. Info: 604-501-5187.

Semiahmoo Potter’s Christmas Sale 2014 takes place at South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre on Saturday, Nov. 22 (from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday, Nov. 23 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), at 14601 20th Ave., South Surrey.

Zimbabwe Gecko Society’s Art and Craft Sale, Saturday, Nov. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ocean Park Hall, 1577 128th St., South Surrey. “Featuring unique paintings, art pieces, trays, craft items, fabrics, baskets, pottery, and beaded ornaments, all handmade by Zimbabwean artists.” Sales support orphans and widows in Zimbabwe. Coffee and refreshments will be available. Info: 604-531-3654, Zimbabwegecko.com.

“Deck the Halls:” Watershed Artworks’ Annual Christmas Artisan Market: Event Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at North Delta rec centre, 11415 84 Ave., North Delta. To reserve a table, contact June Bergen-Holt; june.bergen.holt@gmail.com. Admission: Food donation for Deltassist Christmas Hamper Program.

Backdoor Christmas Bazaar and Craft Sale: The Ladies Auxiliary to Branch #6, Cloverdale Legion, hosts annual event Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Silent auction, baked goods, cake raffle, $5 lunch, door prize. Raffle tickets are available, with all proceeds to Surrey Memorial Children’s Hospital. Legion at 17567 57th Ave., Cloverdale.

Maple Green school fair Nov. 29 at 84th Ave./149th St., Surrey, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event hosted by school PAC and Latinos in Action. Vendors wanted, email info@latinsummerfest.com to book spaces at $25.

St. Helens Anglican Bazaar takes place on Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 10787 128th Ave, Surrey. “Raffle, baking, lunch, crafts, toys and much more.” Info: Call Aileen, 604-951-9581.

Trinity Lutheran Church (11040 River Rd., North Delta), is having its big Christmas sale at noon on Saturday, Dec. 6. “Lots of wonderful baking (including Norwegian treats), gift baskets and a soup-and-sandwich lunch.” Info: 604-584-0111.

DANCES

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.  

BOOKS/LIT

Mike McCardell: Author/broadcaster at book signing event 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Black Bond Books in South Surrey, 15562 24th Ave., with copies of new “Cardboard Ocean: A Memoir” book.

Laura Michelle Thomas, B.C. author and creator of the International Junior Authors Contests and Conferences, will be at Chapters store at Strawberry Hill on Saturday, Nov. 22 to meet with aspiring writers and promote her latest novel “The Naked Storyteller.” At #100-12101 72nd Ave., Surrey, from noon to 5 p.m. Info: 604-501-2877, Laurathomascommunications.com.

Authors Among Us: Keep Calm and Carry On: Overcoming Life Challenges: Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. Guildford Library, 15105 105th Ave., Surrey. “Meet authors who have written about and/or experienced life’s curveballs, big or small. Explore the different ways we can cope and triumph over them in an increasingly complex world.” Authors include Gina McMurchy-Barber, Trudy Davies, Megan Williams, Evelyn H. Lazare, Debbie Holmes. Call 604-598-7366 to reserve seat.

“Local Author” events on select dates at Black Bond Books, 15562 24th Ave., South Surrey (604-536-4444,  Blackbondbooks.com).

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.

Irish Poetry Night: Spoken word events hosted by Semiahmoo Arts on third Wednesday of every month at Jimmy Flynn’s Celtic Snug (new venue), 15065 Marine Dr., White Rock. For schedule and event info, see Semiahmooarts.com or call venue, 604-538-8081.

FUNDRAISERS

Sources Women’s Place Resource Centre in White Rock/South Surrey hosts ‘Flappers style’ fundraising dance party, Nov. 15 at Royal Canadian Legion Crescent Branch 240, 2643 128 St., South Surrey, featuring 1920s-era music by Alexander Browne and his Aristocrats. Tickets ($20) are available at the door, call 604-833-6156 (after 6 p.m.) or email wpdance@sourcesbc.ca.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox returns week is from Nov. 17 to 22 at Surrey Alliance Church. “Bring your shoebox packed with school supplies, hygiene items and toys.” At 13474 96th Ave, Surrey. For times and info, call 604-584-7617, email surreyshoeboxes@gmail.com.

London Drugs “Meet and Greet” with the 2015 Hall of Flame Firefighters, from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1 at London Drugs at Guildford Town Centre, Surrey. “Customers are encouraged to stop by with a camera and get their 2015 Hall of Flame Calendar signed.”

LIBRARY EVENTS

Annual “Family History Show & Tell: Show Us Your Roots” event on Saturday, Nov. 22 at Cloverdale libary, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free admission, donations welcomed. “This year the theme is ‘home movies’. Bring your digitized home movies or digitized slides/photos and share with all.” Visitors without stories are welcome. “You might discover a great Christmas gift idea, or simply be inspired! Light refreshments provided.” At 5642 – 176A St., Surrey, call 604-598-7327 or email familyhistory@surrey.ca.

“Telling Our Stories” event with music by Beth Southwell at George Mackie library in North Delta, on Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. “Telling Our Stories brings together people from different cultures and backgrounds, each providing the audience with a brief intimate glimpse into worlds and experiences that they might never otherwise discover.” Info: 604-594-8155 or email georgemackielibrary@fvrl.bc.ca.

Wellness Series presented by Surrey Libraries and Fraser Health in the Read-Ability Lounge of City Centre Library (10350 University Dr., Surrey) on Tuesdays this fall, from 6 to 7 p.m. Admission is free. For topics and dates, visit Surreylibraries.ca.

CALLS/AUDITIONS

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.

NATURE/OUTDOORS

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.

 

HEALTH

Mental health and suicide prevention community meeting hosted by MP Jinny Sims and MLA Sue Hammell, in the meeting room of Strawberry Hill Library (7399 122nd St., Surrey) on Nov. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. “The public are invited to listen to the perspectives and ask questions of provincial and federal representatives on the issues as well as the guest speakers who will speak to their knowledge.”

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.

Mammography screening event hosted by Canadian Cancer Society on Nov. 14 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Nov. 15 (8:20 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at Indo-Canadian Seniors Centre, 7050 120th St., Surrey. Book appointment by calling Harpreet Dhatt, 778-823-3244.

“Osteoporosis: Not Just a Woman’s Disease”:  Free seminar presented by Osteoporosis Canada, Nov. 25 at Kennedy Seniors’ Centre, 11760 88th Ave., North Delta. Get the latest diagnosis and treatment information and learn how to live well with your osteoporosis. Event runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-register at 604-594-2717. This seminar is relevant for both men and women.

YOUTH

SASSY Awards: Gala event Friday, Nov. 21 at Surrey Arts Centre. Organizers of fourth annual event (Service Above Self Surrey Youth) to present 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 “trip of a lifetime” courtesy of White Rock Travel and G Adventures. Info: www.sassyawards.ca, www.facebook.com/SASSYAwards, www.surrey.ca/youth.

MARKETS

White Rock winter market runs every Sunday to Dec. 14 at Elks Hall on George Street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: Whiterockfarmersmarket.ca, 604-897-3276.

North Delta winter market happens Sundays at Sunbury Hall, on Dunlop Road. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Surrey winter market held every second Wednesday at city hall, between noon and 4 p.m., ending in May. Info: surreymarket.org.

WORSHIP

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.

MOVIE THEATRES

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.

 

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