EVENTS GUIDE for Nov. 27 to Dec. 3

EVENTS GUIDE for Nov. 27 to Dec. 3

CONCERTS

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.

Pride of Erin: “Enjoy the toe-tapping melodies & songs from England, Scotland & Ireland,” 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 at White Rock Elks hall, 1469 George St., White Rock. Info: 604-538-4106, Whiterockelks.ca.

Infinitus: “Classical music like you’ve never heard it before,” 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 at Centre Stage at City Hall, 13450 104th Ave., Surrey. Acclaimed beatboxing string trio Infinitus performs. Tickets are $28, including all fees. Box office: 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca.

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.

“A Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas”: Seasonal concert features tributes to Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis, featuring performers Zachary Stevenson and Lance Lipinsky, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Info and video: LegendsofRocknroll.com.

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.

A Latin Guitar Christmas: “Guitarras Navidenas” concert featuring De La Terra on Sunday, Dec. 14 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, 7 p.m. start at 1328 Johnston Rd. Guitarist Doug Towle and band with a new show and album celebrating the music of the Christmas season, Latin style. Info: Bluefrogstudios.ca, 604 542-3055.

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.

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.

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.

WRESTLING

“November Nightmare”: All Star Wrestling returns to the Alice McKay Building at Cloverdale Fairgrounds with matches on Friday, Nov. 28, 8 p.m. “Casket Match,” “Tables, Ladders and Chairs,” more. Tickets $15/$20, Allstar-wrestling.com, 604-710-0872.

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

“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.

The Youth Arts Council of Surrey presents Write On!, a youth one-act play writing competition. As part of the prize, the winner is given the opportunity to have their play produced at Newton Cultural Centre. The winning play this year is “Sat-Sri Akal India,” by Sawkshi Sharma. Billy Hsueh will open the evening with an entertaining magic show, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Tickets $5 for students/$10 for adults, at 13530 72nd Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-594-2700.

“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.

CHRISTMAS

“Light up the Clock Tower” event at The Shops at Morgan Crossing: Annual event on Thursday, Nov. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at shopping plaza, South Surrey. live music, holiday crafts, storytelling, firefighters on site, holiday train and horse-drawn carriage rides. Info: Theshopsatmorgancrossing.com.

Christmas Pet Photos with Santa Claus event supports Surrey BCSPCA programs, Nov. 29 and 30 at Art Knapp Plantland, 4391 King George Blvd., Surrey, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. $20 donation per sitting. Info: 604-574-1711.

Santa’s coming to Urban Safari Rescue Society: Bring your furry, scaly, fuzzy, large or small animal friend to facility on Dec. 6 or 7, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Pet pictures with Santa by donation. The photos will be professionally done. All money raised will go toward the care and feeding of 350 rescued exotic animals at Urban Safari Rescue Society, 1395 176th St., South Surrey. Info: 604-531-1100, Urbansafari.ca.

Season of Trees Holiday Fundraiser hosted by Sources, with decorated trees on display 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.

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.

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.

Vancouver Bach Choir Sing-A-Long concert featuring Handel’s “Messiah”: Saturday, Dec. 13, featuring soloists Melanie Krueger, Barbara Towell, Martin Sadd and Willy Miles Grenzberg accompanied by organist Ellen Ay Laung. “All who wish to raise their voices in the Christmas spirit are welcome whether serious singers, shower singers or even those who have never experienced the joy of singing with a choir.” Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door, 8 p.m. start at White Rock Baptist Church, 1657 140th St. Tickets available at Tapestry Music, Tourism White Rock and Good Day Sunshine Cafe.

Pioneer Christmas Celebration at Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey: Annual event focuses on how early Surrey settlers celebrated Christmas, on Saturday, Dec. 13 from noon to 4 p.m. (drop in, by donation). Tour the 1890s farmhouse decorated pioneer-style with fresh greenery and vintage Christmas decorations, listen to classic Christmas tunes and carols played on the parlour’s heritage piano, sample wood stove-baked gingerbread cookies and hot apple cider, more. At 13723 Crescent Rd, South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956 or visit Surrey.ca/heritage.

Evening Carol Sing event on Saturday, Dec. 13 at Historic Stewart Farm, starting at 6:30 p.m. “Join a local theatre group in Stewart Hall to sing along to your favourite carols. Tour the farmhouse with a costumed guide and sample traditional figgy pudding and hot chocolate or apple cider.  Fee: $5 per child or 55+ years, or $7.50 per adult 16+ years. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. At 13723 Crescent Rd, South Surrey. Info: Surrey.ca/heritage.

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

Clothing drive for the Living Home Society set for Saturday, Dec. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. at Cloverdale Fairgrounds’ Cover All Building, Hot chocolate and hot dogs by donation. All funds raised to support The Living Room Society project, a community centre and shelter for homeless and low-income people. Info: Livingroomsociety.ca, 604-754-9015.

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

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’s “Global Views” exhibit, 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. Featured 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  

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.

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

“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.

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.

SALES/CRAFTS

North Delta Potters Guild Christmas Pottery Sale: Friday, Nov. 28 (5 to 9 p.m.) and Saturday Nov. 29 and Sunday, Nov. 30 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), at Artspace Studio, 11425 84th Ave., North Delta. Info: Northdeltapotters.com.

Sunshine Hills Elementary Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 11285 Bond Blvd., North Delta. Admission by donation of non-perishable food item for food bank.

Christmas Craft Fair and Bake Sale at Bear Creek Elementary on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 13780 80th Ave., Surrey. Free admission.

White Rock Museum & Archives’ 21st annual Christmas Craft Fair: Open daily from Nov. 21 to Dec. 22, more than 25 vendors. “Find something for everyone on your Christmas list including the family pet,” at 14970 Marine Dr., White Rock. Info: 604-541-2223, Whiterock.museum.bc.ca.

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.

Christmas Craft Fair at Colebrook United Church, Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5441 125A St., Surrey. Baking, crafts, Country Café and more.

Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale: Saturday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m.. to 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 15115 Roper Ave. (Foster Street entrance), White Rock. Home baking, crafts, re-gift items, books, raffle and silent auctions. Lunch available. Info: 604-531-0884.

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

Surrey Muse third-anniversary extended open mic: Arts and literary event 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, featuring Ghia Aweida, Pamela Bentley, Sonja Grgar, Alan Hill, Ibrahim Honjo, Sana Janjua, Franci Louanne, Jonina Lynn Kirton, Manolis, Helga Parekh, Randeep Purewall, Fauzia Rafique. Hosted by Mariam Zohra D. Free admission. Venue: Room 418, City Centre branch, Surrey Public Library, 10350 University Dr., Surrey.

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

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.”

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.

LIBRARY EVENTS

Altered Book Holiday Workshop: When is a book no longer a book? Find out how to alter a book into a unique piece of art on Saturday, Dec. 6, 1 to 3 p.m. at George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St., North Delta. “Bring a colourful thrift-store find, a book from home or choose a retired book from our library’s book sale shelf and have fun using your creative genius to transform a tatty, unsalable book into a treasured showpiece. Everyone is welcome. There will be some extra discarded books available.” Info: Call 604-594-8155.

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.

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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