EVENTS GUIDE for Oct. 13 and beyond (Surrey)

Festivals, shows, concerts, business events and more on our weekly calendar

Katie-Ellen Humphries

CONCERTS

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, Northwood-united.org. Oct. 23: Deanna Knight; Nov. 13: Dave Guiney Swing Band; Nov. 20: The Arntzens 3 Generations; Dec. 4: Mighty Fraser Big Band, with Steve Maddock and Jennifer Scott; Dec. 11: Mass choir special event.

“A Tribute to Elvis” concert featuring Pete Paquette and Chris Connor as part of B.C. tour, on Sunday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. start, at Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey. Tickets and show info: 604-507-6355, Paquetteproductions.com.

Jim Byrnes: The celebrated, St. Louis-born blues/roots artist in concert with guest Pat Chessell Band, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage. For tickets and info, call 604-501-5566 or visit Tickets.Surrey.ca.

“Lennon: Through a Glass Onion” concert features the music and lyrics of John Lennon, in Rock.It Boy presentation, Friday, Nov. 4 at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd, White Rock. Tickets are $42.50 (plus fees), 604-536-7535, Whiterockplayers.ca.

“Four by Four” concert celebrates the songs made famous by The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Bee Gees, plus Motown, as part of regional tour presented by Rocklands Entertainment. Show on Friday, Nov. 11 at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre, 7 p.m. Tickets and info: 604-507-6355, Bellperformingartscenre.com.

COMEDY

Central City Comedy Night # 6 at Peacock Bar & Grill in Whalley on Tuesday, Oct. 18, featuring headliner Katie-Ellen Humphries. Tickets are $5 for the 8 p.m. show, at 10257 King George Blvd. 604-584-1388.

“Laughs From the Past” show features tributes to comedy icons Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball, on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall. For tickets and info, call 604-501-5566 or visit Tickets.Surrey.ca.

Danny Bhoy: Scottish comedian returns to Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Friday, Oct. 28 with “Commonwealth Comedian” show, 7:30 p.m. Tickets and info: Hahaha.com/dannybhoy.

“Comedy Unscripted: Improv With a Twist” show features Vancouver TheatreSports League players, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 at Surrey City Hall’s Centre Stage. Tickets $25/$20 via 604-501-5566 and Tickets.Surrey.ca.

FUNDRAISERS

Texas Hold’em poker tournament hosted by Sutton-Premier Realty (15483 104th Ave., Surrey) as annual fundraiser for Surrey Christmas Bureau, on Friday, Oct. 14. The buy-in is $50. To register, call 604-581-8400.

Whalley Community Improvement Association hosts fundraising dinner on Friday, Oct. 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., in support of Whalley’s Corner Festival 2017. Italian buffet dinner, plus meat draw and live band, at Whalley Legion. For tickets ($25) or more info, call 604-588-3828, 604-581-1244 or 604-961-2170.

Zumbathon for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation on Friday, Oct. 21 at Shannon Hall, Cloverdale, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fee is $20, with 50/50 draw, door prizes. “Come have some zumba fun and don’t forget to wear pink! Visit Kimberlyhunt.zumba.com for link to donate directly to save yourself time at the door.”

Devotion 2 Motion 4th Annual Fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy Canada, on Friday, Oct. 21 at Aria Banquet and Convention Centre, Surrey. Tickets are $50 each and include dinner. Door prizes, raffles, silent auction and much more. Email devotion2motion@outlook.com or visit Devotion2motion.ca.

“Santaween” fundraiser hosted by Surrey Christmas Bureau on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Delta Lion Pub, North Delta. Cost is $25. “Join us for a holly, jolly, spooky evening at our annual Santaween Pub Night,” with a silent auction, pasta dinner, drinks, costume contest and more. Kids 12 & under $10. Info: Christmasbureau.com, 604-690-8715.

“Double Down Against Cancer” event Friday, Nov. 18 from 6 p.m. to midnight at Elements Casino in Cloverdale, as fundraiser for Canadian Cancer Society. Tickets are $60 pp. “Join us for a night of black jack, horse racing, live music, dancing and an amazing dinner while you fight back against childhood cancers. All proceeds will benefit the Canadian Cancer Society and will be used to fund pediatric cancer research.” More info: Bc.cancer.ca, 604-533-1816.

CULTURE

SFU Diwali Gala: Ninth annual event celebrates “the festival of lights” on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Surrey’s Aria Banquet Hall, 6 p.m. start. “Over 300 Lower Mainland business, government and community leaders, as well as SFU alumni, faculty, students and staff attend this annual event, featuring South Asian performances and cuisine. This event raises funds to support SFU students to gain experience working and volunteering in cities and villages throughout India.” At 12350 Pattullo Pl. Surrey. Info: 778-782-4268, events@sfu.ca.

“Celebrating 125 Years of Ukrainian Immigration to Canada” dinner and concert on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Ukrainian Orthodox Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave., Surrey, starting at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments, 7 p.m. for traditional Ukrainian dinner and 8 p.m. concert featuring the Svitanok Chorus, Ukrainian Prairie Band, St. Mary Singers, dancers and more. Tickets are $30 per person in advance only. For tickets, call Bill Miske at 778-292-0239 or email uocstmarysurrey@gmail.com.

Latin concert and fundraising dinner on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Fleetwood Community Centre from 6 to 11 p.m., featuring music by Rhythm n’ Cello, J Welsh and Rio Samaya. Part proceeds to the Christmas Bureau. For info and tickets, visit Latinsummerfest.com or call 604-593-2448.

COMMUNITY

Neighbourhood Safety Meeting hosted by Surrey RCMP, for areas of Newton, Cloverdale and South Surrey, on Thursday, Oct. 13 at École Woodward Hill Elementary (6082 142nd St.), starting at 6:30 p.m., to “provide residents with information on localized crime trends, current policing initiatives, and how to engage with police in crime prevention and report crime and suspicious activity. The meetings will be hosted by senior Surrey RCMP officers and attended by Youth Unit and Community Response Unit (CRU) officers as well as city officials. Pre-registration is not required.”

Surrey RCMP hosts community forum on youth, online safety and fentanyl on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 pm at Enver Creek Secondary School (14505 84th St., Surrey). Pre-registration for this forum is not required. Doors to the venue will be open at 6 p.m. More info: Surrey.rcmp.ca.

Annual Dove Release Memorial hosted by Surrey Hospice Society from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 at Bear Creek Park Pavilion, off 88th Ave., Surrey. Dove-release fee is $50, attendance free. “A beautiful way to honor your loved one.” Info: Tricia@surreyhospice.com, www.surreyhospice.com.

SHOWS

“Reflections of Vaudeville” annual show staged by Surrey-based The Vaudevillians on Saturday, Nov. 12 and Sunday, Nov. 13 (at 2 p.m. daily) at Surrey Arts Centre, at Bear Creek Park, featuring song, dance and comedy skits from days gone by as a fundraiser for performing-arts students. Tickets are $22 by calling 604-501-5566 or visiting Tickets.surrey.ca.

FESTIVALS

Garden Light Festival at Bear Creek Park on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m., in collaboration with 365 Productions and Surrey Arts Centre. “The trails and the trees will be illuminated as you wander through an ever changing display of colours. Grab a snack (mini donuts, grilled cheese sandwiches and hot beverages), make a lantern and prepare to be wowed. Don’t forget to pack a flashlight and dress for the weather– rain or shine.” Info: Surrey.ca.

Naad Festival 2016: Annual event presented by Surrey-based Naad Foundation, featuring music, dance and film at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage on Friday, Oct. 28, starting at 6 p.m. Featured are tabla ensemble with Akaljot Singh and Satpreet Singh and Baljit Singh, Kathak dance by Mangala Bhatt with classical fusion music by the Naad Fusion Band, plus the premiere of the short spoken word film “Our Victory,” written by Ajmer Rode and directed by Gurleen Kaur Suri. Info and tickets: call 778-883-2627 or visit Naadfoundation.ca.

Diwali Fest: “Diwali Downtown” event at Surrey City Hall on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 3 to 7 p.m., featuring “the best of contemporary and classical Indian culture for the entire family. This year’s event will include over 15 unique music and dance performances, an Indian style bazaar (marketplace) featuring South Asian crafts and food.” Free admission. Info: Diwalifest.ca.

HALLOWEEN

“Spooktacular Newton” event hosted by Newton BIA on Saturday, Oct. 22 from noon to 4 p.m. at 7327 137th St., Surrey. Free pumpkins for first 1,000 people. “Arrive in costume, trick-or-treat along 137th Street and drop into the petting zoo. Or play it safe and take part in fun crafts and games. Get spooked at the spook theatre and leave with a memory at the photo booth. And be on the lookout for surprise dance performances. After all the fun activities, grab a bite from one of the food trucks or local restaurants.” Info: Newtonbia.com, 604-593-2294.

Potter’s “House of Horrors” will run from Oct. 1 to 31 at the garden shop’s Newton location, 12530 72nd Ave., Surrey. New “L’il Haunters” kids-only attraction, adult houses, plus Coffin Ride, a Haunted Photo Booth, Xtreme Paintball Massacre and more. For times, tickets and more info, visit Pottershouseofhorrors.com.

BUSINESS

Leadership Surrey Dialogue “Disaster Recovery Planning for Business” breakfast event hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on Friday, Oct. 21 at Guildford Golf & Country Club, featuring Hon. Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness. Info: Businessinsurrey.com.

“Lunch with NDP Leader John Horgan” event hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on Friday, Oct. 28 at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152 Street, Surrey). Hear his views on transportation, transit, housing affordability, education and other issues. For tickets and more info, call 604-581-7130.

2016 Surrey Business Excellence Awards: Gala event hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on Thursday, Nov. 3 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. Six of Surrey’s best businesses and business people will be recognized in different award categories at the Academy Awards-style event. Tickets and info: 604-581-7130, Businessinsurrey.com.

CLUBS/BARS

Peacock Bar & Grill: Live music, open-mic nights (Tues./Thurs.) and more at all-ages venue in Whalley, 10257 King George Blvd. Info: 604-584-1388, Peacockbar-grill.com.

Donegal’s Irish House: Live music Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 12054 96th Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-584-2112, Donegalspub.com/events.html.

Escape bar at Elements Casino: Live music and more on select nights at 300-seat licensed venue, 17755 60th Ave., Cloverdale. Info: Elementscasino.com.

The Taphouse Guildford: Upscale music/sports bar, 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. Tuesday: Acoustic Night, 8 p.m. Wednesday: “Almost Famous Karaoke”; Friday/Saturday: live cover bands. Info: 604-583-8828, Thetaphouse.ca.

Pancho’s Top 40 Rock Club: Live top 40 and classic rock. Tuesday karaoke, Thursday jam night. At 10768 King George Blvd., Surrey, 604-583-3536. Band and special-event info: Panchosnightclub.com.

Dublin Crossing: Live music four nights a week at 18789 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. 604-575-5470, Dublincrossing.com.

Central City Brewing Co.: Live music on select nights at restaurant/bar, 13450 102nd Ave., at Central City, Surrey. Info: 604-582-6620, Centralcitybrewing.com.

DANCE SHOWS

“Ballet Rocks with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons” show on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage. “A mixed program with new works to rocking music by the Eagles (‘Hotel California’), Disturbed (‘The Sound of Silence’) and more. Then Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ with live music takes you on an original West Coast tale where First Nation art and mythology drive a wild and beautiful ballet.” Info and tickets: Tickets.surrey.ca, 604-501-5566.

THEATRE/STAGE

“Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”: Five actors play 40 comical characters in Arts Club on Tour production of Ken Ludwig script, based on the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, at Surrey Arts Centre from Oct. 12 to 22. Box office: 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca.

“The Dixie Swim Club”: Surrey Little Theatre stages play about five women, all former college swimmers, who reunite on an August long weekend. Directed by Mike Busswood. Staged from Oct. 20 to Nov. 19. Info: Surreylittletheatre.com, tickets via Brownpapertickets.com.

Lorne Elliott: “Chasing the Big Silly” show performed by the comedy veteran on Thursday, Oct. 27 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre, 8 p.m. For tickets and info, call 604-501-5566 or visit Tickets.Surrey.ca.

“The Great Canadian Tire Money Caper” show features Corin Raymond, a musician/storyteller, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage. For tickets and info, call 604-501-5566 or visit Tickets.Surrey.ca.

“Call Mr. Robeson: A Life, With Songs” written and performed by Tayo Aluko in tribute to actor, singe rand civil-rights campaigner Paul Robeson, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 at Surrey City Hall’s Centre Stage. For tickets and info, call 604-501-5566 or visit Tickets.Surrey.ca.

“The Comic Strippers” adult-only show offers a male-stripper parody and improv comedy for audiences of all genders, on Jan. 28 at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre. “Semi undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy.” Tickets and info: Bellperformingartscentre.com, 604-507-6355, Thecomicstrippers.com.

ATTRACTIONS

Boze Corn Maze is open from Aug. 27 to Oct. 16 at the corner of 64th Avenue and 156th Street in Surrey, on 25 acres of land. For attraction details, including prices and hours of operation, visit Bosecornmaze.com or call 778-578-5450.

BOOKS/LIT

Surrey Muse Writers is a bi-monthly free drop-in for writers who may want/need feedback on their works in progress. “We hope to create a safe place for writers to present work to see the impact of one’s writings, and to find helpful suggestions and feedback to improve it. We’ll have two facilitators and a resource person at each meeting.” Info and schedule to Nov. 19: Surreymuse.wordpress.com/projects.

FOOD/DRINKS

Ukrainian “soul food” – perogies, cabbage rolls and borscht – available for sale on the last Friday of each month as fundraiser at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave., Surrey, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Eat-in, take away, or ready for your freezer.” Info: call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.

DANCES

Surrey International Folk Dancing meets Thursdays from 7 to 10 pm at Walnut Road Elementary, 16152 82nd Ave., Surrey. “No partner or costume required. Beginners welcome. $4 drop-in fee.” Info: dale.c.adamson@gmail.com, 604-496-4236, Surreyfolkdance.org.

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 $4. For info, call 604-576-1066.

Scottish Country Dance classes at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152nd St., Surrey. Hosted by White Rock Scottish Country Dance Club. “First class free, drop-in fee $5.” Events are held on Wednesday evenings each week, starting at 7 p.m. For info, call Maureen at 604-536-1367 or visit Wrscdc.org.

TALKS/FORUMS

Creative City Summit 2016 held in Surrey from Oct. 17 to 19 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, as part of Creative City Network of Canada. Event to feature guest speakers, panels, presentations and more with theme of “The Future Lives Here: Bridging Cultures and Building Communities.” For info, visit Creativecity.ca.

Heart-Mind 2016 “Cultivating Resilience” conference comes to Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Oct. 21-22, “featuring some of the leading minds and latest research in child development, education and mental health.” For event info, visit Dalailamacenter.org.

SENIORS

Jamming at Fleetwood: Golden-agers are invited to join group of senior musicians that meets every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., at 15996 84 Ave. “We are also currently looking for entertainers or audience who would be willing to help with the set up of equipment. There is no cost, we play for the sheer pleasure of entertaining a dedicated audience who come in to listen or dance, every week. Lunch is available for purchase, and you can try your luck at winning a 50/50 draw.” Info: contact Mildred, email truderung37@gmail.com or call 604-789-5037.

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.

SALES/CRAFTS

Sunshine Ridge Craft Market on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sunshine Ridge Baptist Church, 6230 120th St., Surrey. Craft market in support of Chain of Love homes for abandoned and abused children in Brazil. Come and browse a varied selection of handmade goods in our gym, and enjoy a specialty coffee and some live music.” Info: Srbc.ca, 604-543-7718.

CALLS

Clayton Heights Optometry is looking to feature Local artists at office, 103A-19151 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. “Are you an artist looking for a place to display your art? We feature an artist every few months on our waiting area wall with complete info on the artist. If you would like your painting, drawing, or photographic art displayed, email us at claytonhtsoptometry@gmail.com for consideration.”

AUDITIONS

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.

VISUAL ART

Surrey Art Gallery: Until Dec. 4, the gallery delves into people’s changing relationship with objects through a cluster of exhibitions on the ‘still life’ genre of art, featuring works by Fiona Ackerman, Kelly Lycan, April Hickox, Jay Bundy Johnson and others. Gallery at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/artgallery.

PopUp Newton Gallery + Creative Hub: Gallery space in Newton features local artists and collectives, at 137th Street and 72A Avenue. Info: Facebook.com/PopUpNewton. From Sept. 24: AgentC Projects/Sonny Assu: “Process”.

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.

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.

MUSEUMS

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 archives@surrey.ca. 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.

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.

NATURE/OUTDOORS

Fraser Heights Pond Planting event on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Fraserglen Drive and 104th Avenue, Surrey. “Help the local wildlife at the Fraser Heights pond by planting native vegetation. Join the South Coast Conservation Program, in partnership with the City of Surrey, to add native plants around the pond. Learn about the local species at risk that call the area home. Supplies (such as tools and gloves) and snacks provided.” Info: Sccp.ca/events/fraserglen-pond-planting-event-surrey-bc or call 604-202-2381.

WORKSHOPS

Free Emergency Preparedness workshop hosted by St. John Ambulance with the Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. start, at 8911 152nd St., Surrey. “Learn to prepare your family and pets by developing a plan, assembling a grab and go kit and understanding your community support systems. Email Mike.Masellis@bc.sja.ca to RSVP.” More info: 604-953-1603

SPORTS/REC

Surrey Eagles Junior A hockey team plays home games at South Surrey Arena, 2199 148 St, Surrey. “Come see future NHL stars today. Fast-paced, family fun.” Info: Surreyeagles.ca, 604-531-4625 (GOAL).

Surrey Knights Junior B hockey team plays home games at North Surrey Recreation Centre. For schedule of games and ticket information, visit Surreyknights.ca or call 604-534-1285.

Free swims sponsored by Westminster Savings, on Saturdays throughout the year. “Join us for our free family swims held once per month at each of our indoor pools. Free swims are part of Westminster Savings’ Project Better Balance.” Events are held at the North Surrey rec centre pool on the last Saturday of each month from 2 to 5 p.m., at South Surrey’s indoor pool on the first Saturday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m., and at the Surrey Sport & Leisure pool on the third Sunday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m.

MARKETS

Zaklan Heritage Farm markets are held Saturdays in summer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 13278 84th Ave., Newton. “Come for the fresh produce, grab a locally roasted coffee and visit with the chickens and animals.” Info: Zaklanheritagefarm.com.

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: 604-837-1676, Cloverdalemarket.ca.

TOURS

Curator-guided Art Bus Tour hosted by Surrey Art Gallery on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on tour of North Shore including stops at West Vancouver Museum, Griffin Art Projects and Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art. Ages 16+. Cost is $39. “Bring a bag lunch or pick something up on site.” Led by Surrey Art Gallery curator Jordan Strom and curatorial assistant Rhys Edwards. Info: Surrey.ca/artgallery, 604-501-5566.

LIBRARY EVENTS

Fleetwood Cook Book Club meets bimonthly at Fleetwood Library on Mondays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Schedule includes event on Dec. 5 (Cookie Swap). “If you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes, grab your apron and sign up for the Fleetwood Cook Book Club. We pick the theme/books, and you select a recipe to make from that book, then we all get together to share a meal.” Call to register: 604-598-7346.

CLUBS/GROUPS

Surrey Singles Over 60: “Are you interested in meeting new people and having fun dancing, bowling, cards, dinners, picnics etc.? We are accepting new members based in the North Surrey/North Delta area, so call 604-594-2860 and ask for Lyla or Doug or Roy at 604-593-1918.”

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 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.”

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.

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.

VOLUNTEERS

“Volunteering and Beyond: An Evening of Opportunities” event on Wednesday, Oct. 19 hosted by Youth Transforming Society (YTS), youth group based in Surrey that aims to raise awareness for humanitarian issues and encourage community volunteerism (Youthtransformingsociety.org). Event, “to provide the opportunity for students to learn about the work of over 60 local organizations,” will run from 5-7pm at Queen Elizabeth Secondary School, 9457 136th St., Surrey.

The Surrey Board of Trade seeks volunteers for three of its advocacy teams (Agriculture Team, Environment Team and Tourism, Arts & Culture Team). Contact anne@businessinsurrey.com or call 604-581-7130.

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 admin@surreyhospice.com 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.

HEALTH

“Sleep Problems and Epilepsy” session on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at City Centre Library, room 120, 10350 University Dr., Surrey, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free to attend. “Guest speaker, Dr. James Lee, a specialist in sleep medicine, explains the nature of the troubled relationship between sleep and epilepsy and offers helpful suggestions.” Info: Visit Esebc.ca or call 604-853-7399.

Al-Anon: “When you don’t know where to turn because someone drinks too much, Al-Anon family groups can help.” Call 888-425-2666, M-F, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., or visit Al-anon.alateen.org.

Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program, on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Elim Village – The Oasis, 9008 158th St., Surrey. “A self-management program designed for people who have completed treatment and are living with or have been affected by cancer. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. The workshop is facilitated by two trained lay leaders, many who are cancer survivors themselves. Caregivers are also welcome to attend.” Info: Selfmanagementbc.ca.

Nar Anon: “If you have a family member or friend struggling with addiction problems, then Nar Anon may be the place for you. We meet on Tuesdays at Bethany-Newton United Church on the corner of 60th and 148th St. in Surrey. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m.” Info: Nar-anon.org.

Surrey Multiple Sclerosis support meetings held on the last Wednesday of every month, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church, 9165 160th St., Surrey. Info: Contact Cheryl (tcheryl@telus.net, 604-581-3758) or Barb (778-373-0284).

Mental Health Family and Friends Info Night: “Support and information for friends and family of people struggling with mental illness. New members are always welcome,” on first and third Thursday of every month at Shirley Dean Pavilion, 9634 King George Blvd., Surrey (East entrance). For more information, call Katie: 604-585-5666, ext. 772534.

Tao Healing Group (formerly Soul Power) Surrey: “Learn simple but powerful self-healing techniques for any aspect of life, with Certified Healers and Teachers. Receive free healing and blessings.” Tuesday evenings at 7pm, Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr., “Everyone is welcome, and no previous experience is necessary.” By donation, info: 778-379-9920.

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.

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.” To register, call 604-582-7479, email selc@shaw.ca, 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.

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Brianna Beamish and Kiera Van Ryk in Japan for FIVB World Championships

Surrey school trustees want to see reliance on portables reduced by 50% in five years

Board votes unanimously to request a meeting with Minister of Education

UPDATE: Police seeking witnesses to fatal Surrey hit-and-run

A pedestrian was killed Thursday night in a crash on Highway 10 near 152nd Street

Surrey woman with autism has scooter stolen from SkyTrain station

Kayla Polege purchased scooter after ‘shutdowns’ on transit

VIDEO: Neighbours fear impact of B.C. tent city residents

Greater Victoria residents opposed to campers voice concerns at provincial campground

An unexpected sight: Bear spotted eating another bear in central B.C.

Cheslatta Carrier Nation Chief finds bear eating another bear’s carcass

Free vet clinic caters to pets of homeless, low income people

The first such clinic in Langley will take place later this month.

RCMP confirm death of missing BC teen Jessica Patrick

No details on cause were given. Case is under criminal investigation and police are asking for tips.

Extradition hearing set for Lower Mainland developer accused of fraud

Mark Chandler will go before the B.C. Court of Appeals early next year.

CUTENESS OVERLOAD: 2 sea otters hold hands at the Vancouver Aquarium

Holding hands is a common – and adorable – way for otters to stay safe in the water

B.C. teen with autism a talented guitarist

Farley Mifsud is gaining fans with every performance

UPDATE: Police ID man in suspicious Richmond death

A body was found in the area of Garden City and Odlin Roads in Richmond just after 8:30am Thursday

Yukon man facing new attempted murder charge in B.C. exploding mail case

Leon Nepper, 73, is now facing one charge each of aggravated assault and attempted murder

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