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. Calendar includes Tom Arntzen/3 Generations (Nov. 22), Mighty Fraser Big Band Christmas Special (Dec. 6).
Classical Coffee Concerts series at Surrey Arts Centre’s studio theatre with host pianist Sarah Hagen. Morning events held monthly on select Thursdays starting at 9:30 a.m. “Socialize over coffee, tea, and goodies in the lobby, followed by a concert.” Concerts in series continue Nov. 26 (with François Houle, clarinet), Dec. 10 (Hagen solo on piano), Jan. 14 (with Martin Chalifour, violin), Feb. 25 (with Nicolò Eugelmi, viola) and March 10 (with Søren Bebe, jazz piano). Series presented by Surrey Civic Theatres. Info: 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca.
“50, Fun and Fabulous!” concert by Westcoast Harmony Chorus celebrating 50 years of entertainment, on Nov. 21, 7 p.m., Bell Performing Arts Centre, 6250 144th St., Surrey. “Special guests are international gold medal quartets, silver medal quartet and a regional favourite quartet.” Tickets $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and alumni, $15 children under 12. Includes the after-show celebration. Buy tickets at Westcoastsings.com (click on the STORE icon).
Encore Peninsula Concerts: International classical musicians in White Rock in annual series, featuring Sunday-afternoon concerts on Nov. 22, Jan. 31, Feb. 28, April 17 and May 15, 3 p.m. performances at White Rock First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock. Show and ticket info: 604-541-2199, Whiterockcity.ca.
Fluterrific: An Afternoon of Flute Music concert featuring Michelle Carlisle-led ensemble performing classical, Baroque, Broadway, Celtic and other music, 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 at Firehall Centre for the Arts, 11489 84th Ave., North Delta. Tickets are $10 via 604-596-4485 and at door; kids 10 years and under are free.
Christmas For Kenya Concert on Friday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m. start at Delta Church, 7696 112th St., Delta. Admission by donation. Concert benefiting the St Elizabeth Children’s Centre in Kisumu, Kenya. “We will be featuring talented local musicians. All funds received will be used to support the orphanage.” Info: 778-239-9477, newhopesociety.org.
“Sounds of the Season” annual winter concert hosted by Surrey Symphony Society and its member orchestras (Surrey Youth Orchestra, Intermediate Orchestra And Junior Strings Showcase), 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 at Chandos Pattison Auditorium 10238, 168th St., Surrey. “A wonderful evening of music featuring Beethoven’s ‘7th Symphony.’” Tickets $18/adults and $12/seniors, students & alumni, reserve via email, Gm.surreysymphony@Gmail.com. Info: Surreysymphony.com.
The Lyric Singers: “Lyric at Christmas” concert Saturday, Dec. 12 at Northwood United Church, 8855 156th St., Surrey, 7:30 p.m., featuring Nancy Rahn, director, and Betty Suderman, pianist. “A programme of great variety that includes traditional and new Christmas music, instrumental accompaniment and a sing-a-long.Featured instrumentalists will include Jeremy Ferland & Alana Lopez, violins; Ben Goheen, cello, and a trumpeter, TBA. Tickets are $20, reserve by calling 604-340-4353 or email email@example.com. Info: Lyricsingers.bpt.me.
Gina Williams: “Christmas and Beyond” concert on Dec. 19 at Northwood United Church, 8855 156th St., Surrey, 7 p.m. Tickets are $25, partial benefit in support of the Syrian refugees through ADRA Canada. Artist info: Ginawilliams.com.
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.
Universal Word “Rap, Rhyme and Speak Your Mind Festival” on Friday, Nov. 20 at Surrey Arts Centre, from 3 to 8 p.m. “A.C.M.E Arts Society is welcoming young poets, rappers, spoken word & hip-hop artists, politicians, community, businesses, to celebrate the poetic voices of young people, and promote literacy and the arts” at 4th annual RRSM festival. Young creative individuals (9-19 years old) and 20+ can submit their poems, raps, rhymes, spoken word or all of the above to music. Open theme, registration fee $10, entry fee $10 plus a donation of a food item. Info: 604-600-0756 or firstname.lastname@example.org, www.universalword.ca.
Surrey’s 6th annual Tree Lighting Festival on Saturday, Nov. 21, from noon to 7pm, at City Hall Plaza. Entrance to the festival is free. Join Mayor Hepner as she lights up the 55-foot tree at 6:45pm. Event features “Frozen” characters, “Holiday Tribute Trio” featuring The Beatles, Elvis and Michael Bublé tribute acts, Letters to Santa Station, ferris wheel, igloo, life-sized snow globe, road hockey, ice-carving, Christmas artisans, food trucks, plus photos with Santa inside Central City Mall. The Surrey Food Bank will be collecting non-perishable food items, and Surrey Fire Fighters will be collecting new toys for Surrey’s Christmas Bureau. Visit www.surrey.ca/treelighting for more information.
Surrey’s Santa Parade of Lights on Sunday, Dec. 6 in downtown Cloverdale, from 4 to 7 p.m. featuring lighted trucks and other vehicles, food vendors, activities for kids, live music. Parade starts at 5 p.m. Event info: Call 604-574-9802 or visit CloverdaleBIA.com.
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.
Just for Laughs: Comedy tour comes to Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, Nov. 19. The show will feature Gerry Dee, star of the CBC sitcom “Mr. D,” along with “Louie” star Robert Kelly, Cristela Alonzo and Graham Chittenden. Tickets are $45.50 (taxes included, plus facility and service charges) via Ticketmaster.ca, Hahaha.com/comedytour, 1-855-985-5000.
Shiamak dance company’s “Winter Funk” student show Saturday, Dec. 12 at Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey. Event gives students “an opportunity to learn and train in their favorite dance styles to their favorite songs and gain a wholesome perspective, working on costumes and properties.” Info and tickets: Bellperformingartscentre.com or call 604-507-6355. Company info: Shiamak.ca/vancouver.
“Calendar Girls”: Surrey Little Theatre presents Tim Firth’s comedy-drama about a nude-calendar fundraiser in small-town England, to Nov. 22 at 7027 184th St., Surrey. For tickets and more show info, call 604-576-8451, visit Brownpapertickets.com/event/1691269 or SurreyLittleTheatre.com.
“Jack & the Beanstalk” panto staged by Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society from Nov. 25 to Dec. 6 at Surrey Arts Centre. “Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Surrey Christmas Bureau to place under the beanstalk and help us create some Christmas magic.” Tickets via 604-501-5566 or Tickets.Surrey.ca.
Scottish Country dance classes are held on Wednesday evenings each week (from September to end of April) at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152nd St., Surrey, starting at 7 p.m. First class is free for newcomers. For info, call Maureen at 604-536-1367 or visit Wrscdc.org.
“Latin Friday Nights” on second Friday of each month at Amor Fitness, 8 p.m. to midnight at 8056 King George Blvd., Surrey. All ages, admission $10. “Spicy dance party featuring all night dancing with REAL Latin music. Dress to impress.” Info: 604-725-4654, 604-808-2311, Hotsalsadancezone.com.
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.
“Jingle Hoops”: New event in support of Surrey Christmas Bureau on Saturday, Nov. 28 at Kwantlen Park Secondary, 10441 132nd St., Surrey, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “All-inclusive, all-ages fun day of basketball where anything basketball-related goes.” Activities, a barbecue, concession, toy drive, etc. To get a group together, call Surrey Christmas Bureau at 604-581-9623.
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.
“Realtors Care” Blanket Drive runs from Nov. 16 to 23. “This is the largest and longest running blanket drive in the region. Since 1994, this event has helped more than 250,000 people in need.” Drop off donations at real estate offices from Hope to Squamish (list at http://www.rebgv.org/blanket-drive-drop-locations). Donations can include new and gently used blankets and sleeping bags, coats, warm clothing, hats, gloves, scarves, new socks and underwear. “All donations collected within a community go to charities in that community.”
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.
Surrey Art Gallery’s Sound Thinking symposium brings together practitioners and professionals in the field of sound art. “Poets, novelists, and artists give voice to the new super suburb” at Literary Cabaret (Nov. 28, 7 p.m. at Olympia Pizza & Restaurant, 10257 King George Blvd.) and also during Keynote and Panel Discussions (Nov 29, noon to 5 p.m. at Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Ave.). Info: 604-501-5566, www.surrey.ca/artgallery.
Surrey Art Gallery: “Views from the Southbank III: Information, Objects, Mappings,” to Dec. 13; “The Grove: A Spatial Narrative,” to Dec. 13; “Re:Source: A Living Archive 1975−2015“ to Dec. 13. Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/artgallery.
AgentC Gallery: Art collective’s new “pop-up” space in Newton, at 137th Street and 72A Avenue. Info: AgentCprojects.com.
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. Dec. 3: Graphic artist and printmaker Tracy Hetherington on “Inked Up: Printmaking by Hand.”
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. Featured during month of November: “Fibrescapes” by The Fibre Art Network (FAN), a co-operative of textile artists based in Western Canada (Fibreartnetwork.com).
Surrey Urban Screen: Digital art shown on screen on side of building at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, at 13458 107A Ave. To Jan. 10, “Salmon People” (by Julie Andreyev and Simon Overstall) “considers the shared ecologies of nonhuman and human animals through a depiction of the survivors of the salmon cycle of life, combined with video of the Surrey landscape taken from the surrounding waters of the Fraser River.” Exhibit can be viewed from 30 minutes after sunset until midnight. Info: 604-598-5898, Surreyurbanscreen.ca.
Surrey Museum is hosting “Museum After Dark” on Thursday, Nov. 19, “a unique event inviting guests into the vault, and to enjoy local wine, tapas and good company. Featuring a Dark Things theme, the evening will begin with an introduction from the Collections Curator, followed by an exclusive guided tour of the vault and small display of rare and unusual dark artifacts, such as demon masks, noir fashions and art made of human hair.” Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance at 604-592-6956 or via the Surrey.ca web registration system.
Surrey Museum: Located at 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale. Info: 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.
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.
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.” To register, call 604-582-7479, email email@example.com, visit 9801 King George Blvd. (suites #111 and #350), Surrey.
Free “English for the Workplace” classes at PICS in new Project Based Language Training Program (PBLT). “Students will learn and develop soft skills, job search, resume writing, interview skills, networking and much more.” Call 604-596-7722, ext. 138. Free childminding on site.
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.
North Delta Newcomers and Friends is a ladies social club. “Our fall activities are in full swing. If you are new to the area or would just like to meet some new people, please call and arrange to attend some of them (morning walks, coffee times, stitch and chat, card games, and par 3 golf, potlucks and our monthly dinners.” Info: 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.
Surrey Board of Trade “Dialogues on Critical Education Investments for Surrey Businesses” session Friday, Nov. 20 starting at 7:30 a.m. “The Surrey Board of Trade is asking why should business be concerned about investments in Surrey’s education.” Panel of experts led by SFU Provost, Dr. Jonathan Driver. Free, registration required with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delta Chamber of Commerce 2014 Hats Off to Excellence Awards Gala: Event on Friday, Nov. 20 at new Tsawwassen Springs Clubhouse, honouring people in several award categories (deadline Sept. 15). Gala awards event tickets are $150 or $1,500 for a table of 10. Info: DeltaChamber.ca.
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.
Pet photos with Santa at Urban Safari Rescue Society: Bring your furry, scaly, feathery friends down to get professional photos taken with the real Santa, on Sunday, Nov. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 29 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each pet will receive a digital copy of the the best photo taken and 1 5×7 print. By donation, minimum of $15. “All money raised goes toward the care of our 350 rescues and abandoned exotic animals.” Info: 604-531-1100, email@example.com, at 1395 176th St., Surrey.
November is Financial Literacy Month; invest in your learning at these free workshops at Surrey Libraries presented in partnership with the Credit Counselling Society, a non-profit agency that helps people find solutions to their debt problems and learn to manage their money better. Workshops are 6:30-8pm. Visit or call to register. Let’s Talk Credit at Guildford Library on Tues. Nov 24; Money Basics for Newcomers at City Centre Library on Tues. Nov 17; Food and Finance: Learn how to create healthy and frugal meal plans at Fleetwood Library on Thurs. Nov 19. Info: www.surreylibraries.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.
Bazaar Days and Raffle on Thursday, Nov. 19, and Friday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily at Newton Seniors Centre 13775 70th Ave., Surrey. “Get your Christmas Shopping done early. Handcrafted items for baby, children, adult, household. Raffle tickets on sale starting Nov. 2, draw date Nov. 20. BC Gaming Event License #78645.
Deck the Halls Christmas Artisan Market on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at North Delta Recreation Centre, 11415 84th Ave. Admission is a food donation to Deltassist for its hamper program. Info: email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Facebook.com/Watershed-Artworks-Society.
Breakaway Hospital Auxiliary Group Annual Fall Fair is on Saturday, Nov. 21 from10am to 2 pm in the clubhouse at 1840 160th. St., Surrey. Handcrafts, baked goodies, white elephant table and much more.
Christmas Sale on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Crossroads United Church, 7655-120th St., North Delta, 778-593-1043. “A sale of gently used holiday-themed items (trees, ornaments, decoration, & more!) Tea Room, Lunch Specials, Bake Sale, and Cookie & Soup gift jars.” Info: Crossroad-united-church.ca.
White Rock Museum & Archives Annual Christmas Craft Fair from Nov. 20 to Dec. 22, open daily – weekdays from 1030am to 430pm and weekends from 11am to 430pm. More than 25 vendors. “Find wonderful Christmas gifts for every member of the family,” at 14970 Marine Dr., White Rock. Info: 604-541-2222, Whiterock.museum.bc.ca.
Gift Fair at Sunshine Hills Elementary in North Delta on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the school gym, 11285 Bond Blvd. Vendors wanted, call Kim at 604-916-6424 or email email@example.com. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for local food bank.
Colebrook United Church’s 14th Annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handmade crafts, Christmas items and food-safe baked goods available for sale.
The Cloverdale Market: “Your Weekly Treasure Hunt” in two buildings with 200 tables and 100+ outdoor spots, open every Sunday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, off 176th St. (Hwy 15) and 62nd Ave., Surrey. Info: call 604-837-1676 or visit Cloverdalemarket.ca.
North Delta Farmers Market: Events on Sundays at Sungod Recreation Centre, 7815 112th St., North Delta. Food trucks, live music, vendors, more.Info: Northdeltafarmersmarket.com. Winter hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Surrey Hospice Society, which offers programs and services in hospice, palliative and bereavement care (all offered free of charge), needs volunteers and also donations to support its programs. Volunteers needed for resource centre (reception and general office work), palliative client care at Laurel Place and SMH and thrift store (retail, cashier, stocking, inventory duties). To help, call 604-584-7006, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit #1-15243 91st Ave., Surrey.
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.
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, email@example.com.
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.