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 Jaclyn Guillou (Oct. 25), Jennifer Scott (Nov. 8), 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 are Oct. 22 (with Philip Hansen, cello), 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. For series and ticket information, call 604-501-5566 or visit Tickets.surrey.ca.
The Nautical Miles: Alt-roots band led by songwriter Corbin Murdoch performs Thursday, Nov. 5 at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall. Presented by Surrey Civic Theatres, 8 p.m. show. Tickets $28/$23/$25 via 604-501-5566.
Led Zepagain: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin in concert Tuesday, Nov. 10 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, 6250 144 Street, Surrey. Tickets are $39.50 (plus Facility Fee and Service Charge) via 604-507-6355 and Bellperformingartscentre.com. Doors 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m.
Encore Peninsula Concerts: International classical musicians in White Rock in annual series, featuring Sunday-afternoon concerts on Oct. 18, 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.
The African Children’s Choir performs Thursday, Nov. 12 at Good Shepherd Church, (7 p.m., at 2250 150th St., Surrey) and on Sunday, Nov. 15 at Legacy-A Church of the Nazarene (7 p.m., 9012 160th St., Surrey). For details, phone 604-589-4670 or visit Africanchildrenschoir.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.
“Fright Night 3” event presented by All Star Wrestling on Friday, Oct. 23 at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, featuring “Extreme Rules” match between Tommy Dreamer and Azeem The Dream, plus Moondog Manson Hardcore Invitational and other matches. General admission $15 tickets available at Allstarwrestlingcanada.ca.
“Halloween Hell”: ECCW wrestling event Friday, Oct. 30 at Cloverdale Agriplex, featuring Steel Cage match (“fans brings weapons”) and other matches. Tickets from $18 via http://shop.eccw.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 featuring 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 and 1-855-985-5000.
“Death of a Salesman”: White Rock Players’ Club presents Arthur Miller classic at Coast Capital Playhouse (1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock) from Oct. 7 to 24 (Wednesday to Saturday 8 p.m., matinee Sundays of Oct. 11 & 18 at 2:30pm). Tickets are $22 adults, $19 for students, seniors and CCS members via 604-536-7535, Whiterockplayers.ca.
“Red Rock Diner”: Arts Club on Tour musical production about DJ Red Robinson staged at Surrey Arts Centre’s from Oct. 14 to 24. For tickets and show info, call 604-501-5566 or visit Tickets.Surrey.ca.
Beverley Elliott “…Didn’t See that Coming”: In stories and songs, local performer “takes you on a comedic romp from small-town Ontario’s Presbyterian morals through Vancouver’s gay bars and red carpets,” show 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall. Tickets range from $23 to $28. Box office: 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca.
“Calendar Girls”: Surrey Little Theatre presents Tim Firth’s comedy-drama about a nude-calendar fundraiser in small-town England, from Oct. 22 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.
“Right Here Write Now” musical staged by Immaculate Conception church on Nov. 7 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, show times 2:30 and 7 p.m. Tickets $25, info at RightHereWriteNow.com or call 604-591-2271.
Spooktacular Newton event Saturday, Oct. 24 from noon to 5 p.m. at Save-On-Foods underground parkade, 7320 King George Blvd., Surrey, featuring urban pumpkin patch, free pumpkins (by donation, while quantities last), free barbecue, trick-or-treating on 137th Street, entertainment, haunted train, drive-in movie, photo booth and more. Come in costumes. Event co-presented by Newton BIA, Newtonbia.com.
Potters House of Horrors: Two full-sized haunted houses at annual attraction at 12530 72nd Ave. in Newton, from Oct. 2 to 31, 5 to 10 p.m. nightly. For admission rates, hours and other info, visit Pottershouseofhorrors.com.
Haunted Forest Scream Train and Halloween Pumpkin Express at railway attraction at Bear Creek Park, Surrey. Pumpkin Express runs from Friday, Oct. 9 to 31 (10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and Scream Train runs from Oct. 16 to 31 (6:30pm to 10pm). For tickets and more info, call 604-501-1232 or visit Bctrains.com.
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.
Norman Foote “The Howl” – a Musical Masquerade: Peninsula Productions brings engaging concert for youth and families to Wheelhouse Theatre at Earl Marriott High School, South Surrey, on Monday, Oct. 26. An animated wall of costumed singers is featured in 7pm show, at 15751 16th Ave., Surrey. Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets, Semiahmoo Arts, Tourism White Rock.
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.
Surrey RCMP hosts a third series of Neighbourhood Safety Presentations between Oct. 13 to 29 at local elementary schools across the city. Events continue Oct. 15 at Bonaccord Elementary (6:30pm), Oct. 28 at South Meridian Elementary (6:30pm), Oct. 29 at Martha Currie Elementary (6:30pm). Pre-registration is not required. Info: Surrey.rcmp.ca.
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: “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; “South Surrey & White Rock Art Society: Summer Salon,” to Oct. 6. 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. Nov. 5: Author Peter Busby on “The Life and Art of Jack Akroyd”; 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 from Oct. 3 to 30 is Elizabeth Carefoot’s “Spirit Hunters” exhibit, featuring paintings, amulets and robes inspired by shamanic traditions of Siberian and North American people of the High Plains.
Surrey Urban Screen: Digital art shown on screen on side of building at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, at 13458 107A Ave. From Oct. 23 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.
Coffee Gallery at the Tate: Local gallery with 20 local artists, at #59-7238 189th St. Surrey (facing on 72nd Ave., at 189th). Visit CoffeeGalleryattheTate.com.
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.
Discovery Saturday: Latin Fiesta: Surrey Museum shares sights, sounds and tastes of Latin America at event, on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 1 to 4pm (all ages, by donation). “You’ll say “Olé!” to Latin dance performances, delicious traditional foods, children’s take-home crafts, and interactive displays hosted by local Latin community groups. Meet the Peruvian Cultural Society of BC to discover Peruvian art and culture,” and more. Museum is located at 17710-56A Ave., Surrey. Info: call 604-592-6956, Surrey.ca/heritage.
Surrey Archives’ Saturday Fall lectures: “Striking archival images, lively discussion, and stories told by both presenters and audience make our city’s past come alive” at events, next on Nov. 14. Each session runs from 11am to noon, fee of $10. For info about each session and to register, call 604-502-6459. The Surrey Archives is located at 17671 56th Ave. Info: Surrey.ca/heritage.
“Living with Stoke”: Program designed to help stroke survivors and their caregivers in interactive six-to-eight-week sessions, Mondays at City Centre Library in Surrey from Oct. 19 to Nov. 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. Sessions are free and presented by Heart & Stroke Foundation. To register, call 1-888-473-4636.
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.
Canadian Arenacross Championships event Nov. 6 and 7 at Cloverdale Agriplex. Future West Moto brings series to Surrey as part of its eight-round 2015 Canadian Arenacross Championships. Adult tickets $20, youth (ages 12 to 18) are $15, children (age 8 to 11) are $10, and seven and under are free. Family Pack tickets also available via Futurewestmoto.ca.
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. “We invite you to join us, 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, card games, stitch and chat, book clubs and monthly dinners. Our Par 3 golf has returned for the season, also).” 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.
17th Annual Surrey Business Excellence Awards hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on Nov. 5. Ticket and info: Businessinsurrey.com, 604-581-7130.
Delta Chamber of Commerce 2014 Hats Off to Excellence Awards Gala: Event on 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.
Queen Elizabeth Secondary’s 75th anniversary celebration will take place on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. All past and present students and staff are welcome to attend. “The theme for this alcohol-free event will celebrate the decades.” Tickets starting at $6 are available online at Picatic.com/event14301815218356471. For more details, call 604-588-1258.
“Poetry Night in Punjabi” events on Oct. 20 and Nov. 17 (6:30 to 8 pm) at George Mackie Library in North Delta, in collaboration with Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, Uttari Amrika and Punjabi Lekhak Manch. Poetry night in Punjabi and Hindi. “Come hear two published poets/authors read and discuss their work and answer questions from the audience.” At 8440 112th St., Delta.
Halloween Makeup workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at George Mackie Library, North Delta. “Learn how to create your own wounds, blood, burns and more using common household items. Teens are invited to join a local special effects artist for an evening of zombie and stage makeup. We will learn techniques for awesome Halloween makeup, fake wounds, and cool creative results. Appropriate for ages 12 and older.” Info: 604.594.8155.
“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.
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 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sungod Recreation Centre, 7815 112th St., North Delta. Food trucks, live music, vendors, more.Info: Northdeltafarmersmarket.com.
“Volunteering and Beyond: An Evening of Opportunities”: Surrey-based Youth Transforming Society host volunteer-recruiting event Oct. 21 at Princess Margaret Secondary, 12870 72nd Ave., Surrey, from 5 to 7 p.m. More than 50 organizations will set up information booths to interact with and inform local youth about potential volunteer and leadership opportunities. Info: Youthtransformingsociety.com.
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.
Cloverdale United Church Fall Fair on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 17575 58A Ave., Cloverdale. Crafters wanted – $25 per table; leave an email message at the church, email@example.com. “Come check out lovely crafts, bake table, books and our famous soup! Great fun!”
Colebrook United Church’s 14th Annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Sell your handmade crafts, Christmas items or food-safe baked goods at our well-attended event.” 6 ft. table $35, ½ table $20. Contact Shirley at 604-313-2265 after 6pm or weekends or firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch will be available.
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.