EVENTS GUIDE for Oct. 29 and beyond (Surrey, Delta)

A complete guide to events happening in Surrey and Delta.

Surrey-raised singer Lisa Brokop brings her sold-out “Patsy Cline Project” show to Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage on Nov. 7. See listing under Concerts.

HALLOWEEN

Classic Scary Movies event Friday, Oct. 30, 6pm to 8pm, at Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey. “You’ll be delightfully frightened as you enter our haunted house to watch early classic horror films featuring the very first zombie movie: ‘White Zombie’ (1932). Popcorn and hot chocolate included. Teens welcome. Registration #4418202, cost $5.50, 604-501-5100.

Halloween in the Forest event Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Surrey Nature Centre. “Come in costume for some Halloween fun. Learn fun facts about owls, bats, spiders and raccoons. Enjoy Halloween treats and meet our Forest Fairy. Costume prize draw too. This indoor/outdoor event is perfect for families with small children.” Free admission. Info: 604-501-5100.

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.

CONCERTS

David Vest & the Grand Koolios: Friday, Oct. 30 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, 604-542-3055, Bluefrogstudios.ca. “Maple Blues Award winner David Vest is an authentic, Southern-bred boogie-woogie piano player and blues shouter.”

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 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 continue Nov. 26 (with François Houle, clarinet), Dec. 10 (Hagen solo on piano), Jan. 14 (with Martin Chalifour, violin), Feb. 25 (with Nicolò Eugelmi, viola) and March 10 (with Søren Bebe, jazz piano). Series presented by Surrey Civic Theatres. 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.

Lisa Brokop: The Patsy Cline Project, featuring Surrey-raised country artist in concert, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage. Tickets and info: 604-501-5566, Tickets.Surrey.ca.

Encore Peninsula Concerts: International classical musicians in White Rock in annual series, featuring Sunday-afternoon concerts on Nov. 22, Jan. 31, Feb. 28, April 17 and May 15, 3 p.m. performances at White Rock First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock. Show and ticket info: 604-541-2199, Whiterockcity.ca.

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.

Fluterrific: An  Afternoon of Flute Music concert featuring Michelle Carlisle-led ensemble performing classical, Baroque, Broadway, Celtic and other music, 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 at Firehall Centre for the Arts, 11489 84th Ave., North Delta. Tickets are $10 via 604-596-4485 and at door; kids 10 years and under are free.

SHOWS

“Vintage Vaudeville” show staged by Surrey-based The Vaudevillians seniors entertainment troupe, 2 p.m. show times on Nov. 14 and 15 at Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage. This is the troupe’s 12th annual Bursary Show in support of arts education at Douglas College. Tickets $22, 604-501-5566, info at TheVaudevillians.com.

CULTURE

“Diwali Downtown, Surrey”event on Nov. 14 at Surrey City Hall. “Returning by popular demand and at the request of the City of Surrey, Diwali Fest is pleased to once again bring its landmark event to the Surrey audience. This is a free and family-friendly event.” Info: www.diwalifest.ca.

OPEN MIC

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.

FESTIVALS

Garden Light Festival at Bear Creek Park on Thursday, Nov. 5: Partners in Parks partners with 365 Productions to bring the garden to life with digital technology with the natural landscape of the garden, with music, food vendors, crafts, Wildlife at Night Walk. Pack a flashlight, dress for weather. Event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at 13750 88 Avenue (across from the water park). Info:604-501-5050, email partnersinparks@surrey.ca.

WRESTLING

“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.

CLUBS

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.

COMEDY

The Brew Ha-Ha: An evening of coffee, comedy and art presented by Downtown Surrey BIA on Friday, Nov. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the new Rising Sun Social Innovation Centre and Art Gallery (13969 100th Ave., Surrey) as an unofficial opening. The art will showcase local artists and photographers and centre on the themes of laughter, comedy, community and coffee. Local high school artists have also been invited to display their work. Comedy to be hosted by Colin Sharp with Gavin Clarkson, Shane Clark and Ryan Lachance. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, and are available at the Downtown Surrey BIA office (#330-10362 King George Blvd., Surrey). All proceeds to Surrey Food Bank.

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.

THEATRE/STAGE

“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.

DANCES

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 retroswingkid@gmail.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.

FUNDRAISERS

A Night Of Hope and Remembrance on Saturday, Nov. 14 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, 6250 144 St., Surrey. “No Boundaries No Limits 2nd Annual fundraising event benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation and the SEMO Foundation.” Tickets and info: Bellperformingartscentre.com or call Henry Dimawala, 778-834-5494, visit Noboundariesnolimits.com.

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

Annual Dove Release Memorial event hosted by Surrrey Hospice Society, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 at Bear Creek Park Pavilion, 88th Avenue near King George Blvd. “A beautiful way to honour your loved one.” Doves can be purchased for $50, info at 604-584-7006 or email admin@surreyhospice.com.

Surrey RCMP hosts a third series of Neighbourhood Safety Presentations between Oct. 13 to 29 at local elementary schools across the city. Event on Oct. 29 at Martha Currie Elementary (6:30pm). Pre-registration is not required. Info: Surrey.rcmp.ca.

SENIORS

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.

VISUAL ART

InFlux: Night of local talent mixes live music, art, and performance at semi-regular event at Surrey Art Gallery, on Friday, Nov. 6 from 8 to 11 p.m. “With local artworks stacked floor to ceiling, the Surrey Art Gallery invites visitors to experience their exhibitions in new and interactive ways.” Free admission, at 13750-88 Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/artgallery.

Surrey Art Gallery: “Views from the Southbank III: Information, Objects, Mappings,” to Dec. 13;  “The Grove: A Spatial Narrative,” to Dec. 13; “Re:Source: A Living Archive 1975−2015“ to Dec. 13; “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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

EMPLOYMENT

Workplace Integration for Mature Immigrants (WIMI 45+) employment program: If you’re an immigrant (45 years or older) and you want to get back into the job market, then Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society’s new employment program may help. The first session starts on Nov. 2 at PICS Surrey head office located, #205-12725, 80th Ave., Surrey. Contact K. C. Chau at 604.596.7722 ext. 117 or via email at kcchau@pics.bc.ca.

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.

SPORTS/REC

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.

CLUBS/GROUPS

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. Our next dinner is on Wed. Nov. 4 and includes our annual Silent Auction of Goods and Services.” Info: call Kathy at 604-583-3691 or Pam at 604-597-7974.

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

Seniors Singles Travel Club: “We offer group tours for solo travellers. Meet new friends, enjoy the security of group travel and avoid the costly single supplement.” Info: Singlestravelclub.ca, call Val 604-669-6607, ext. 304.

CFUW (Canadian Federation of University Women) North Delta/Surrey is a club open to all women graduates, students and associates who support the mission and ideals of CFUW, which provides annual scholarships and bursaries to deserving female graduates who are going on to university. The club meets monthly from September to June. Contact Heather at 604-591-7678 or Eleanor at 604-589-3631.

BUSINESS

Surrey Business Excellence Awards hosted by Surrey Board of Trade to recognize six of Surrey’s best businesses in different award categories at gala event, 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104th Ave. Surrey). Tickets and info: 604-581-7130.

“0pen for Business: Putting SFU’s Innovation Strategy to Work in Surrey”: SFU President Andrew Petter will describe the new strategy and discuss the ways it can help Surrey businesses to grow and create jobs, at event on Friday, Nov. 6, noon, at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104 Avenue, Surrey). Info and tickets: 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.

MEETINGS

Young Peoples’ Opera Society hosts its Annual General Meeting on Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. in the conference room at the Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 72nd Ave. in Surrey. “This is a very important meeting that will determine the future of YPOS and we ask that you all be there at this decisive event.… We need to choose a new board, engage a new artistic team and we may need to make a few adjustments to our mandate.” If you would like to be on the board or nominate someone else to be on the board, email dahl42@hotmail.com.

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.

LIBRARY EVENTS

“Authors Among Us: Remembering the Past in Poetry and Prose”: Surrey Libraries hosts event at Guildford Library on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 6:30-8:30 pm. “Meet authors who explore personal memories and historical events through their writing. The panel of authors include Heidi Greco, Olive Caldwell Lee, Rose Seiler Scott, and Kevin Spenst.” For more information and to save your spot, call 604-598-7366. Details at Surreylibraries.ca.

“Poetry Night in Punjabi” event on 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.

“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.

SALES/CRAFTS

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, cloverdalehazelmereuc@telus.net. “Come check out lovely crafts, bake table, books and our famous soup! Great fun!”

Bazaar Days and Raffle on Thursday, Nov. 19, and Friday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily at Newton Seniors Centre 13775 70th Ave., Surrey. “Get your Christmas Shopping done early. Handcrafted items for bbaby, children, adult, household. Raffle tickets on sale starting Nov. 2, draw date Nov. 20. BC Gaming Event License #78645

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 sjmjensen@telus.net. Lunch will be available.

MARKETS

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.

VOLUNTEERS

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.

CALLS/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.

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.

 

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