EVENTS GUIDE for Oct. 2 to 8 (Surrey, White Rock, North Delta)

EVENTS GUIDE for Oct. 2 to 8 (Surrey, White Rock, North Delta)

THEATRE/STAGE

“Noises Off!”: White Rock Players’ Club produces this Michael Frayn comedy from Oct. 8 to 25 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock, in the company’s season-opening show. Tickets and info: Whiterockplayers.ca.

“Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII”: Monster Theatre’s one-woman comedy features six queens, one king and one actor, Oct. 9 and 10 at Centre Stage (Surrey city hall), 13450 104th Ave., Surrey. Info and tickets: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/theatre.

“Avenue Q”: Arts Club Theatre Company on Tour brings this “Broadway musical for adults” to Surrey Arts Centre’s mainstage from Oct. 15 to 25. Info and tickets: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/theatre.

HALLOWEEN

Bear Creek Park Train turns into “Pumpkin Express” (10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily) and “Haunted Forest Scream Train” (6:30 to 10 p.m. daily) for the Halloween season, from Oct. 10 to 31. Fee is $9.50 plus tax. Info: Bctrains.com, 604-999-0834.

CONCERTS

Supernatural: A Santana Experience: Tribute band featuring guitarist Doug Towle in concert Friday, Oct. 3 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.

Jane’s Blonde: Pop-rock party band performs hit songs Friday and Saturday (Oct. 3/4) at Kennedy’s pub, 11906 88 Ave, North Delta. No cover. Info: 604-590-2366, Janesblonde.ca.

Larry Fuller Trio: Pianist with bassist Russ Botten and drummer Joe Poole in concert, Saturday, Oct. 4 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s “Surrey Nights” concert series debuts for the season Monday, Oct. 6 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, featuring “Music from the Old Country: Great British Classics,” 8 p.m. start. Cellist Ariel Barnes is in the spotlight. Tickets: $40 (senior, student, and subscriber discounts available) via Vancouversymphony.ca, 604-876-3434.

Maria Muldaur: Veteran musician brings “Way Past Midnight” Tour to White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html, 604-542-3055.

Don Alder: Multi award-winning acoustic guitarist performs Thursday, Oct. 9 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html, 604-542-3055.

Mud Bay Blues Band performs fundraiser/party for White Rock city council candidate David Chesney on Friday, Oct. 10 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets and info: Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html, 604-542-3055.

The Timewalkers: Local band performs Saturday, Oct. 11 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets and info: Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html, 604-542-3055.

White Rock Chamber Music concert will take place at Crescent Gardens Retirement Residence, 1222 King George Blvd., South Surrey, on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Featured in the program will be: Reynhardt Crause, pianist/baritone; Ida Yang, harpist; Angelina Van Dyke, soprano; Grace Lin, pianist and Ruth Francis-Lyster, violinist.  Everyone welcome. Admission $5.

Arsen Shomakhov with opening guest Ellie Johnson: Blues guitarists in concert Saturday, Oct. 11 at Pacific Inn Resort, South Surrey, in event presented by White Rock Blues Society. Info: Whiterockblues.com, 604-501-5566.

Colin Arthur Wiebe: Musician best known as singer with Randy Bachman’s band for many years performs Thursday, Oct. 16 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets and info: Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html, 604-542-3055.

JW Jones: High-energy blues singer/guitarist performs Saturday, Oct. 18 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.

African Children’s Choir performs in Surrey on Sunday, Oct. 19 at Legacy-A Church of the Nazarene (10:30 a.m. at 9012 160th St., 604-589-4670), also Thursday, Oct. 23 at Bible Fellowship (7 p.m., 15100 66A Ave., 604-597-9331). Info: Africanchildrenschoir.com.

Bonnie Kilroe’s “Country Queens”: Tribute concert features famous music by country icons on Sunday, Oct. 26 at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd, White Rock. Tickets are $42.50 via 604-536-7535 or online at Whiterockplayers.ca.

Bentall, Byrnes & Mann: Concert features the combined musical talents of Barney Bentell, Jim Byrnes and John Mann, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Surrey Arts Centre, Bear Creek Park. Info and tickets: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/theatre.

Divas: Vegas meets Vaudeville: One-woman show starring Bonnie Kilroe on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Show to feature music/performances by Marilyn Monroe, Dolly Parton, Cher, Edith Bunker, Mae West, Lady Gaga and more. Tickets are $42.50 via 604-536-7535, Wwhiterockplayers.ca. Show info: Celebrity-imposters.com.

Classical Coffee Concerts: Pianist Sarah Hagen hosts 75-minute classical concerts on Thursday mornings at Surrey Arts Centre’s studio theatre, from Oct. 23, 2014 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.

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, 3-6 p.m. at 2643 128th St., South Surrey. Admission: $8/10. Info: 604-591-7275, Whiterocktradjazz.com.

SHOWS

“Vaudeville 101” show/concert performed by The Vaudevillians seniors entertainment troupe in 11th annual bursary fundraiser, on Nov. 8 and 9 at Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage, 2 p.m. shows each day. Proceeds to the Society for the Preservation of Vaudeville Performing Arts Bursary at Douglas College, New Westminster. Info: 604-501-5566, Vaudevillians.com.  

OPEN MIC

Delta Arts Council open mic night held on last Friday of every month at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta). “Open Mic gives local talent the opportunity to share and showcase.” Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $4/person at the door. Info: www.deltaartscouncil.ca.

COMEDY

“Stand Up! The Original Tandoori Kings of Comedy” show featuring Sunee Dhaliwal and Hollywood Harv, Nov. 8 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, 8 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance (including service charges), $25 at door; available at Bellperformingartscentre.com and Kamal’s Video Palace (#103-8268 120th St., Surrey). General admission, restricted to 18+. Info: Southasianarts.ca, 778-706-6224.

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

SHOWS

“A Night on Broadway… After Hours”: Eighth annual fundraiser for Surrey Food Bank is a musical revue in two acts, two shows Saturday, Oct. 4 at Surrey Arts Centre’s mainstage, featuring selections from “Anything Goes,” “South Pacific,” “Wicked,” “Spamalot” and many other shows. Tickets and info: 604-501-5566. All proceeds to Surrey Food Bank.

 

CULTURAL EVENTS

DiwaliFest celebrates its 11th anniversary from Oct. 17 to 26 at sites in Surrey and Vancouver. Opening “Indieglam” gala event 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at Crown Palace Banquet Hall in Surrey; Diwali Downtown Surrey event Oct. 18 at Surrey city hall (free, featuring live music, food and more), also Diwali workshops at various venues in Surrey and Vancouver. Info: Diwalifest.ca, Facebook.com/DiwaliFest.

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.

DANCE

“BBoyizm: Music Creates Opportunity”: Crazy Smooth and his dancers push at the edges of the street dance art form in this spirited hour of urban dance, Oct. 28 at Surrey Arts Centre’s mainstage, Bear Creek Park. Tickets $20. Info and tickets: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/theatre.

KIDS/FAMILY

Toopy and Binoo in “Fun and Games,” a new musical production from Koba Entertainment, at Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey on Saturday, Oct. 11 as part of a 52-date tour of Canada. Show integrates music, theatre, dance, puppetry and innovative multimedia technology; show times at 1 and 4 p.m. Tickets via Ticketmaster.ca and by phone, 1-855-985-5000, 604-507-6355.

The Wiggles perform at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Oct. 18 as part of “Ready, Steady, Wiggle” tour of North America and to celebrate the release of new CD “Apples and Bananas.” Shows at 1 and 4:30 p.m. Info: TheWiggles.com, Bellperformingartscentre.com, 604-507-6355.

Jacky’s Village: The Black Box Theatre at White Rock Elementary will come alive with music on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m, featuring Jacky Essombe. Jacky’s Village features music, dance and percussion by a trio of artists from the African countries of Cameroon, Benin and Guinea. Tickets $10, at Good Day Sunshine Cafe or Peninsulaproductions.org.

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

Make Believe Birthday Parties: “Celebrate your birthday at Surrey Museum. Invite your friends and choose from themes like Pirates, Dinosaurs, Cowboy/Cowgirl, Ancient Egypt and more.” Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. $12.50 per child (birthday child is free). Must pre-book by calling 604-592-6956.

SENIORS

Kent Street Activity Centre in White Rock has a Friday luncheon. Entertainment on Oct. 10 will be Michelle Carlisle, flute, piccolo, keyboard, sing-along, and Oct. 17 will be Hummingbird Womens Trio. Everyone over 50 welcome. $7 fee. For free transportation, call Ervin at 604-531-9400, ext. 205.

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.

Seniors Expo at Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre, 11760 88th Ave., North Delta, on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “A free active living Seniors Expo showcasing information on health, resource, services and lifestyle options. Demonstrations, guest speakers, exhibits, entertainment and more.” Info: Delta.ca/your-government/news-events/event-calendar, 604-952-3177.

“Age-ing?…or…Sage-ing?”: An interactive workshop that explores the importance of the aging years. Saturday, Oct. 18, Semiahmoo Library Meeting Room, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm, cost $39 (lunch and workshop materials provided). Charles James is facilitator (of Sage-ing International, South Surrey resident). To register: 778-984-5249 or charles.james@telus.net.

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.

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

Delta Studio Stomp: Tour of artists’ studios in North Delta on the weekend of Oct. 4-5, daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “North Delta’s second open studio tour, celebrating art and artists in the community. Eight studios, over 20 artists. Watch them at work, enter to win prizes.” A free event, with portion of all artists sales going to Delta Hospital Foundation. Info: Deltastudiostomp.com, 604-572-5128.

“Art on Display: 40 Years of Art on the Peninsula”: Semiahmoo Arts commemorates its 40th anniversary this year. “To celebrate this milestone, 19 local artists who have made key contributions to the community arts council will be featured in this exhibition, offering a broad sampling of the talent in our community,” to Oct. 17 at White Rock Community Centre. Free admission. Info: Semiahmooarts.com or call 604-536-8333.

Artist Sylvia Grace Borda “rethinks the roots of nature and art” in illustrated presentation and exhibition mini-tour in response to ‘Flora and Fauna’ exhibition at Surrey Art Gallery, event 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. Info: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/artgallery.

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; “Cascadia: A Juried Exhibit of West Coast Flora and Fauna,” on view to Nov. 16; “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 (new, permanent meeting site). 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, www.arts.surrey.ca. Oct. 2: West Vancouver-based photographer Jim Breukelman delves into environmental pockets as part of his work in gallery’s current “Flora and Fauna” exhibit.

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 October: Jay James, “Diorama: Life in a Box.”

Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, Artscouncilofsurrey.ca. On view for month of October: “Mythical Sketches” by Jim Adams.

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.” Reception Saturday, Oct. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m.

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. Exhibit on view to Oct. 13: “I Do!: The Wedding Stories of White Rock.”

Historic Stewart Farm: “Dig This!” exhibit on view to Nov. 1, exploring early practices that are influencing and informing the gardens of today and tomorrow. Garden inspired art and archival artifacts tell the stories behind the growing business of backyard gardening. 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

Urban Safari Rescue’s popular program for teens, Junior Zoo Keeping, will begin again Oct. 4 for eight weeks, to Nov. 15 (1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays). For two hours every Saturday, teens learn about how to care for animals of all kinds, how to work with animals and animal anatomy. Students also take a look at possible careers working with animals, issues around zoos and conservation issues. Max. 12 students per class, fee $230 plus tax. Info: 604-531-1100, info@urbansafari.ca, Urbansafari.ca.

The Surrey Skill Share Fair is a “one-day festival about teaching and learning all kinds of useful, handy, and practical skills,” on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Surrey Nature Centre, 14225 Green Timbers Way. Free admission. Event organizers are accepting workshop and demonstration proposals through the website, Skill-share.ca.

TALKS

CARP presents ‘HerStory’ event Sunday, Oct. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Morgan Creek Golf Course, South Surrey, celebrating Women’s History Month. Speakers are Helen Burnham, co-founder of Avalon Addiction Recovery Centres for Women, Maggie de Vries, author whose sister was one of Robert Pickton’s victims, and Velvet Steele, politicial activist and transgendered woman. Includes fashion show and luncheon. Door prizes. Tickets are $50 with partial proceeds to Avalon. Call Denice, 604-538-5778. Admission by ticket only (no tickets at door). Both men and women welcome.

CLUBS/GROUPS

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

11th Annual Business and the Arts Reception hosted by the Surrey Arts Centre on Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Meet Surrey City Council, enjoy a fast-paced evening of networking, refreshments and prizes, honour Surrey’s new Civic Treasures. Also see a preview of “6 Guitars,” winner of the Vancouver Fringe Festival Critics’ Choice Award. Info: Businessinsurrey.com/sidebar-events or call 604-581-7130.

Surrey Police Officer of the Year and Business Awards on Thursday, Oct. 9 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104th Ave., Surrey), featuring keynote speaker Jay DeMerit (Vancouver WhiteCaps soccer club). Co-presenting sponsors of this event are the BC Lottery Corporation and Commissionaires BC, with media sponsors News1130 and the Now Newspaper. Emcee is Mark Madryga (Global BC); event supports the Surrey RCMP Youth Academy.Info: Businessinsurrey.com.

2014 Surrey Business Excellence Awards: Surrey Board of Trade-hosted gala Thursday, Nov. 6 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (tickets are $110 each or $1050 for a table of 10, via 604-581-7130 or info@businessinsurrey.com). Info: Businessinsurrey.com.

ANIMALS/PETS

“Blessing the Animals” event 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 at Crossroads United Church, 7655 120th Street, North Delta. Special annual service, traditionally held on the Feast of St. Francis, will be “a celebration of creation and, in particular, of the relationships humans enjoy with their animal friends.” All welcome. Dogs must be on leash, smaller animals in cages/crates. Info: 778-593-1043, Crossroads-united-church.ca.

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

B.C. author R.J. Hepner will be conducting a book signing for his counter intelligence thriller novel, “The Brave One Strikes Back,” on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Chapters/Indigo book store, Strawberry Hill shopping centre, Surrey.

“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.

LIBRARY EVENTS

“Give the Moms a Break: Daddy Storytimes” events Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at City Centre Library, Surrey, to Oct. 23. “A great way for male caregivers to establish a bond with a little one through rhymes, songs, simple stories, fingerplays and puppets. It is for men only and babies (newborn to 24 months). Dads, stepdads, foster dads, boyfriends, granddads, uncles and all male caregivers are welcome.” To register, call 604-598-7369.

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.

White Rock Library: 15342 Buena Vista Ave., White Rock. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca, 604-541-2201. White Rock Chess Club meets at library Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.

George Mackie Library: 8440 112th St., North Delta. Info: 604-594-8155, www.fvrl.bc.ca.

CALLS/AUDITIONS

Maple Leaf Singers: “Meet new people, have fun, and reveal the song in your heart. Join the Maple Leaf Singers, a unique show chorus that includes singers from all parts of Metro Vancouver and performs at a variety of events. Baritone and bass voices particularly needed, but all are welcome. Learn more at Mapleleafsingers.com. Ask Anne Baird about joining at via email, information@mapleleafsingers.com.

NATURE/OUTDOORS

Surrey Beekeepers Association meetings held on the third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 p.m. start at Honeybee Centre, 7480 176th St., Surrey. Contact Don or Fran Carter, 604-591-3262. All welcome to attend and learn about bees.

WALKS/RUNS

National Bank Financial Great Pumpkin Run/Walk is a fundraiser hosted by Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation, event Sunday, Oct. 26. Info: Pahfoundation.ca/runwalk.  

HEALTH

Yoga classes Mondays at Colebrook United Church, Surrey, to Oct. 30, 9:30-10:30am, and/or Thursdays, to Nov. 3, 3:30-4:30pm. 8 sessions/$45. Drop-in/$6.50. Call 604-596-2412 to preregister. Church located at 5441 125A St., Surrey.

CLASSES

“Social Skills Through Drama”: Youth get social skills therapy on the sly while learning about acting in class sessions at Surrey Arts Centre this fall. Set 2 begins Oct. 29. For teens age 13 to 18. “This inclusive acting class, taught by theatre professionals, will be both fun and challenging as participants develop self-expression through voice, movement, improvisation, acting games and script work.” All abilities are welcome, sessions on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., fee $150. Info: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/register.

YOUTH

SASSY Awards: Gala event Friday, Nov. 21 at Surrey Arts Centre. Organizers of fourth annual event (Service Above Self Surrey Youth) to present awards in seven categories (community service, environmental leadership, international service, overcoming adversity, performing and visual arts, sportsmanship and youth leadership). Cash prizes, plus all award nominees have chance to win “trip of a lifetime” courtesy of White Rock Travel and G Adventures. Info: www.sassyawards.ca, www.facebook.com/SASSYAwards, www.surrey.ca/youth.

ANTIQUES

“The Barn” Fall Antique Show on Oct. 4 and 5 at Cloverdale Rodeo Fairgrounds, 17763 62 Ave., Surrey, hours Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adult admission $6 at door, free for kids 13 and under. Antiques identification clinic (fee $12 per item). For vendor applications or show information, call Dennis 604 316 1933 or email tammy@antiquesbydesign.com, Antiquesbydesignshows.com. 604-576-9461.

SALES/CRAFTS

Charity Flea Market at Star of the Sea Hall, 15262 Pacific Ave., White Rock, on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 90 vendor tables of antiques, collectables, crafts, art, retro.

MARKETS

White Rock Farmers’ Market runs until Oct. 12 at Miramar Plaza, 15154 Russell Ave., on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: Whiterockfarmersmarket.ca, 604-897-3276.

Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market held Wednesday afternoons to Oct. 8 on the plaza outside the new city hall in Surrey, from noon to 5 p.m. Info: Surreymarket.org.

WORSHIP

Christ The King Church held its last worship service on 104th Ave in March before church demolition. The ground-breaking ceremony for the new church at 104th Ave was held in May. During construction of new church over the next two years, 10 a.m. worship services, Sunday school and the office are located at 10568 King George Blvd., in Dell Shopping Centre, South Entrance. Call 604-581-9427 or www.ctklcsurrey.com for information.

GOLF

Business Women’s group at Nico Wynd golf course in South Surrey has openings and is “encouraging women with a declarable income to come out and join the club.” Club plays 18 holes on Saturdays between March 1 and Oct. 31. “Members can be as competitive as they like, or simply come out for social golf.” For details, contact Lillian Moe at 604-536-6204 or Veronica Lynch, 604-943-6034.

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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“We have little old ladies sewing up a storm,” said Joan Davis

Experts weigh in on best handling of groceries during COVID-19 pandemic

Study suggests the virus can live for up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to three days on plastic

COVID-19 world update: Enforceable quarantine in NYC?; France orders 1 billion masks

Spain warns EU’s future at stake; New York governor calls Trump’s idea ‘federal declaration of war

Blue ribbons popping up along streets in Abbotsford in praise of B.C. healthcare workers

Healthcare worker’s family starts local trend of morale support

Earth Hour 2020 kicks off online Saturday night

Action moves online due to COVID-19

B.C. COVID-19 cases rise 92 to 884, one more death, 81 in care

Outbreak action underway in 12 long-term care homes

B.C. veterinarians want to smooth the fur of COVID-19-worried pet owners

Vets expect to continue giving your fur buddies the help they need while social distancing

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