EVENTS GUIDE for Oct. 30 to Nov. 5 (Surrey, White Rock, North Delta)

EVENTS GUIDE for Oct. 30 to Nov. 5 (Surrey, White Rock, North Delta)

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, to Oct. 31. Fee is $9.50 plus tax. Info: Bctrains.com, 604-999-0834.

Potters House of Horrors: Two haunted houses at 12,000-square-foot attraction in Newton, to Oct. 31 at 12530 72nd Ave., Surrey. Open nightly from 5 to 10 p.m., with “Family Hour” (tamer version for younger guests) from 5 to 6:30 p.m.; Family hour extended from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 18-19 and Oct. 25-26. For admission rates and more info, call 604-572-7706 or visit Pottershouseofhorrors.com.

OPEN HOUSE

Bikram Yoga White Rock hosts open house weekend Nov. 15-16 in celebration of seventh anniversary of the family-owned business, at 1326 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Prizes, discounts on yoga and clothing. Lululemon will be setting up a store in the studio for the weekend with complete line of yoga and outerwear clothing. Classes are by donation with all proceeds to Children’s Hospital. Potluck celebration at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16. Info: Bikramyogawhiterock.com.

SHOWS

2014 Remembrance & Variety Show on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Marks Anglican Parish, 12953 20th Ave., South Surrey. Performances at 2 and 7 p.m. Adults $20, seniors & students $15. “Annual musical salute to veterans.” More info: Firstcapchorus.org.

"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.

Murray “Celebrity Magician” shows Friday, Nov. 28 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. “Show is a combination of fun-filled audience participation and comedy magic that will blow your mind.” Info and tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca.

CONCERTS

Derek Warfield & The Wolfetones: In concert Thursday, Oct. 30 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets and info: Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.

Bentall, Byrnes & Mann: Concert features the combined musical talents of Barney Bentall, 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.

Barney Bentall: Musician in concert at White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios on Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1. Tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.

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.

Roy Forbes: Folk-rock musician performs Friday, Nov. 7 at Surrey Arts Centre’s studio theatre, 13750 88th Ave., Surrey. Tickets and info: Tickets.surrey.ca, 604-501-5566.

AC/DC tribute band T.N.T. performs Friday, Nov. 7 at Rumba Room bar, 1160 King George Blvd., South Surrey (Pacific Inn Resort). Ticket and show info: Call 604 542 6515.

White Rock Chamber Music Concert Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Crescent Gardens Retirement Community, 1222 King George Blvd. The program will feature Julie Lin, violinist; Rosie Lin, pianist; Miriah Reitmeier, soprano and the Haydn Sisters Trio (Dorle Eason, cello, Michelle Chattaway, violin, Kimberley Joiner, piano.)  Everyone welcome.  Admission $5. Proceeds to Peninsula Arts Foundation for music scholarships for youth of Semiahmoo Peninsula.

Francesco Nicolosi: Pianist performs Sunday, Nov. 9 at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock. Tickets and info: Tickets.surrey.ca, 604-501-5566.

“Southern Indian Musical Experience” concert by T.M. Krishna, one of the busiest carnatic vocalists in India today, on Friday, Nov. 14 at Surrey Arts Centre. Tickets and info: Tickets.surrey.ca, 604-501-5566.

54-40: Veteran local rock band in “History Unplugged” performances at White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios, three shows Nov. 21-23. Sold out. 604-542-3055.

IBC Fundraiser staged by White Rock Blues Society on Saturday, Nov. 29 at Rhumba Room bar at Pacific Inn Resort, South Surrey, featuring Dalannah Gail Bowen & Owen and Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band (both will represent the society and the entire province next January at blues event in Memphis). Tickets $20, show 8 p.m. Tickets: 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca.

Gospel & Blues Christmas concert featuring John Lee Sanders and special guests, on Sunday, Nov. 30 at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock. Fourth annual event staged by Peninsula Productions. Tickets and info: Tickets.surrey.ca, 604-501-5566.

Alfie Zappacosta: Veteran singer returns to Blue Frog Studios in White Rock on Friday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 6. Shows at 8 p.m. nightly. Info and tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca.

New Years Eve Dance Party with Powder Blues Band: White Rock Blues Society hosts event Wednesday, Dec. 31 at Pacific Inn Resort. Tickets are $80 via Tickets.surrey.ca.

Classical Coffee Concerts: Pianist Sarah Hagen hosts 75-minute classical concerts on select Thursday mornings at Surrey Arts Centre’s studio theatre, to April 2, 2015. Coffee and pastries at 9:30 a.m., concert start time 10:30 a.m. For list of performers and ticket info: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/theatre.

Encore Peninsula Concert series, in partnership with City of White Rock, presents six concerts as part of 2014-15 series at White Rock’s First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., on Sundays (select dates only) starting at 3 p.m. Info: 604) 501-5566 and press 1 and Tickets.Surrey.ca; tickets can also be purchased at White Rock Community Centre, Kent Street Activity Centre and Centennial Park Leisure Centre. Concerts include Nov. 9 (Francesco Nicolosi, piano, Italy), Jan. 25 (Eugene Skovorodnikov, piano; Peter Krysa, violin; Diliana Momtchilova, cello, Canada), Feb. 22 (Elizabeth Bergmann & Marcel Bergmann, Canada), March 29 (Sihana Badivuku, violin, Kosovo, and E. Skovorodnikov, piano) and April 26 (Hugues Leclere, piano, France).

Jazz Vespers at Northwood United Church: Hour-long concert events on select Sunday afternoons at church, 8855 156th St., Surrey, starting at 4 p.m.

White Rock Trad Jazz Society: Presents three-hour concert/dance events Sunday afternoons (select dates) at Crescent Beach Legion, from 2 to 5 p.m. at 2643 128th St., South Surrey. Admission: $8/10. Info: 604-591-7275, Whiterocktradjazz.com. Nov. 2: Holy Arntzen and the 3 Generations Jazz Band; Nov. 9: Michael Courey and the Butter and Egg Band; Nov. 16: Leigh Smith and the Maple Leaf Jazz Band; Nov. 23: Casey Tolhurst and Red Beans and Rice.

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.

CLUBS/LIVE MUSIC

Olympia Pizza: Live music, comedy and more on stage at venue in Whalley, 10257 King George Blvd. 604-584-1388, Facebook.com/olympia.resto. Tues. and Thurs. open-mic night, live band jam night; Wed. “FreeStyle” hip-hop/rap with Rasta Mike. Comedy night on last Friday of month with Dennis Lintonjua.

Sawbucks Pub: Live music on select weekend nights, 1626 152nd St., South Surrey. “Almost Famous Karaoke” Thursdays, Trivia Night Tuesdays. 604-536-6420, Sawbuckspub.com.

White Rock Elks Lodge #431: Live music and special events on select nights, karaoke on Fridays, at 1469 George St., White Rock, 604-538-4016, Whiterockelks.ca.

Five Corners Bistro, 15182 Buena Vista Ave, White Rock,  Wednesday evenings featuring Al Wieb, virtuoso jazz guitarist and guests. Call 604-538-5455 for reservations.

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

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

Sandpiper Pub: Live music on select nights at 15595 Marine Dr., White Rock, 604-531-7625, Sandpiperpub.com.

Washington Avenue Grill: Live music Wed.-Sun. at restaurant at East Beach (15782 Marine Dr., White Rock). 604-541-4244, washingtonavenuegrill.com.

THEATRE/STAGE

“There’s an Alligator Under My Bed”: Surrey Youth Theatre Company (SYTCO) presents musical based on stories by Mercer Mayer, performances at 1:30 (at Centennial Park art space) and 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 (at South Surrey Recreation Centre). Tickets $10 at the door. Appropriate for ages three and up.

“Mary’s Wedding”: Peninsula Productions brings Stephen Massicotte’s “Great War” love story to White Rock Elementary’s Black Box Theatre (1273 Fir St.), from Nov. 11 to 15. Directed by Wendy Bollard. Tickets $20 via White Rock Visitor Information Centres (604-536-4951, 604-541-2224). Info: Peninsulaproductions.org.

“Leave it to Cleavage”: Rock Paper Scissors Productions brings show to Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 13750 88th Ave., Surrey. “Ridiculous perky ‘50s housewives aim to instill the virtues of the good ol’ days through hilarious improvised scenes, using audience suggestions and volunteers.” Warning: Adult material and situations; may not be appropriate for all audiences. Tickets and info: Tickets.surrey.ca, 604-501-5566.

“Santa Claus: The Panto”: Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society brings seasonal production to Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage from Nov. 26 to Dec. 7, 13750 88th Ave., Surrey, at Bear Creek Park. “Santa has decided that he needs to change with the times, but how will the world react to a low-fat, smartphone-using, yoga-practicing Santa Claus? And what happens when a clever coal salesman tries to convince Santa that every kid in the world is more naughty than nice?” Tickets and info: Tickets.surrey.ca, 604-501-5566.

FOOD/BEVERAGES

Ukrainian “soul food” (perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch) will be available on Friday, Oct. 31 at a fundraiser from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave., Surrey. “Eat-in, take away, or ready for your freezer.” For information, call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.

CHRISTMAS

Season of Trees Holiday Fundraiser hosted by Sources, with decorated trees on display from Nov. 12 to Dec. 10 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, Surrey. Reception and auction night event 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 (tickets $30 or two for $50). Info: sourcesbc.ca.

KIDS/FAMILY

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

Mixed Singles over Sixty: “An active group offering many activities.” For more info, contact Pat at 604-531-3065 or Colin at 604-538-7799.  

Curling lessons for Seniors 55+, daytime curling leagues Tuesday and Thursday at Delta Thistle Curling Club. Info: 604-594-2323.

Music Jammers: Seniors (50+) invited to join in lively two-hours of music, dancing and fun, Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Kennedy House Seniors Centre, 11760 88th Ave., North Delta. Drop-in fee 35 cents. “Call ahead to make sure we’re not cancelled that week.” 604-594-2717.

FILM EVENTS

Surrey International Film Festival will take place on Nov. 1 and Nov. 14, featuring award-winning filmmaker Joshua Caldwell (“Layover” screening and panel discussion Nov. 14 at Surrey City Hall council chambers and “Dig” screening Nov. 1 at Surrey Arts Centre’s studio theatre). Info: surreyfilmfest.ca.

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

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. Info: www.artsociety.ca.

Thursday Artist Talk: Events hosted by Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) on first Thursday of every month at Bear Creek Park facility, 7:30 p.m. Info: 604-501-5566, Arts.surrey.ca. Nov. 6: Artist Elizabeth Carefoot.

Watershed Artworks gallery shop: Works by local artists featured at North Delta facility operated by non-profit Watershed Artworks Society, at 11425 84th Ave. Info: 604-596-1029, Watershedartworks.ca. Featured during month of November: Walter Jorimann’s “Walters’ Woods” – “beautifully turned and carved pieces from woods native to the pacific northwest.”

Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, Artscouncilofsurrey.ca.

Surrey Urban Screen: Digital art shown on screen on side of building at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, at 13458 107A Ave. Exhibit can be viewed from 30 minutes after sunset until midnight. Info: 604-598-5898, Surreyurbanscreen.ca.

Mind and Matter Art Gallery: At 13743 16th Avenue, South Surrey, 604-536-6460, Mindandmatterart.com. Featured during month of October: Works by Kevin Jordan and Ashley Jackson in “a joint exhibition inspired by a life in Spirit and Colour.”

Coffee Gallery at the Tate: Local gallery with 20 local artists, at #59-7238 189th St. Surrey (facing on 72nd Ave., at 189th). Visit www.CoffeeGalleryattheTate.com.

Cheryl’s Trading Post: Wide range of original Northwest Coast Art, Inuit and Peruvian art featured at gallery, #103-1711 152nd St. (Semiahmoo Shopping Centre), Surrey. Info: email cherylstradingpost@gmail.com.

MUSEUMS

Surrey Museum: “Every River Tells A Story” exhibit on display to Dec. 20 – “People from past and present reflect on how Surrey’s rivers have shaped our identity.” Museum is located at 17710 56A Ave. Info: www.surrey.ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.

White Rock Museum + Archives: At 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222, whiterock.museum.bc.ca.

Historic Stewart Farm: “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

“The Frontiers of Modern Physics”: Saturday-morning science lecture series presented by TRIUMF, UBC and SFU. Free lectures are at a level appropriate for high school students and members of the general public and are presented by professors and researchers. Lectures start at 10 a.m.; parking available, at SFU Surrey campus (#250-13450 102nd Ave., Surrey) and also TRIUMF at UBC. Info: triumf.ca/saturday-lectures. Events in Surrey on Nov. 29. Check website for topics and guest speakers.

“Brick Walls 2”: Surrey Libraries and the BC Genealogical Society (BCGS) present event at Cloverdale Library on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. The panel of family history experts (Diane Rogers, Brenda L. Smith and Peter Whitlock) will share strategies on overcoming tough genealogy research obstacles.  Special guest Eunice Robinson will give a talk on Planning a Trip to Salt Lake City. A light meal is included with the $20 ticket price.  Door prizes. For tickets and info, call 604- 598-7328) or visit http://www.surreylibraries.ca/programs-services/5729.aspx.

“Doing Good, Feeling Good”: SFU Surrey hosts President’s Faculty Lecture series event featuring Dr. Lara Aknin, 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at room 3310 (Now Newspaper Theatre). “Although many perspectives of human nature argue that people are selfish, a growing body of research suggests that humans not only help others, they experience a boost in happiness from doing so. Findings suggest that doing good can lead to feeling good.” Info: http://at.sfu.ca/fNtvij.

CLUBS/GROUPS

White Rock and District Garden Club meets at Cranley Hall, 2141 Cranley Dr., South Surrey. Club info: Call Angela, 604-536-3076.

Newcomers Club of White Rock and South Surrey is a club for women who are new to the area. The club meets the first Tuesday of the month (September to May) at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 2350-148 St., Surrey. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting from 7-9. First visit is free. Membership is $35 per year. Visit Wrssnewcomers.com for more information.

Toastmasters by the Sea group meets Sundays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave. Info: Bev, 604-536-2175.

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

North Delta Newcomers and Friends: “We are a ladies social club and if you are new to the area or would just like to meet some new friends, please call and arrange to attend one of our activities (morning walks, coffee gatherings, Par 3 golf, card games, stitch and chat, book club and monthly dinners).” Next dinner is on Wednesday, Nov. 5; will include annual silent auction. Club info: call Kathy at 604-583-3691 or Pam at 604-597-7974.

BUSINESS

Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association and Surrey Board of Trade luncheon (“Home Building Industry Livable and Affordable,” presented by Fortis BC and featuring keynote speaker Kevin Falcon, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, Surrey. Falcon, executive VP of Anthem Properties and former MLA, to provide insight on “how developers can engage more effectively with municipal governments, changes needed at the different levels of government to support a thriving home building industry and how cities and developers currently engage to produce market-based housing.” To register, call 604-581-7130 or email info@businessinsurrey.ca.

Surrey Business Excellence Awards: 16th annual gala event hosted by Surrey Board of Trade will recognize six of Surrey’s best businesses in different award categories, with Pamela Martin as emcee, 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. Tickets $110 each or $1,050 for table of 10. Info: 604-581-7130.

Sales Skills for Entrepreneurs and Sales People workshop presented by Tony Malyk, a business coach, Thursday, Nov. 13 at Surrey Board of Trade office (#101-14439 104th Ave., Surrey). Admission $25/$35, 604-581-7130.

NETWORKING

South Asian Women’s Networking Group Hosts “Speed Networking: Being your Best Self and Connecting Authentically” event on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr., Surrey, 6:30 p.m. start. Tickets $20 early-bird, $25 regular. Info: Byobfnetwork.ca.

SALES/CRAFTS

White Rock Museum & Archives’ 23rd annual book sale runs from Oct. 18 to Nov. 2. All books $2, proceeds benefit the museum. “Stock up on reading material for the holidays!” Museum located at 14970 Marine Dr., White Rock. Donations of gently used books gratefully accepted. Info: Whiterock.museum.bc.ca, 604-541-2221.

The Kwatcha Group of the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary’s fall linen and collectible sale, on Nov. 7 and 8 at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock. Featuring vintage linens, tablecloths, napkins, doilies, Christmas linens, collectible china, more. Free admission and parking. Contact Diane, 604-531-1850.

Cloverdale United Church craft fair, Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 17575 58A Ave., Cloverdale. Crafters wanted, call Marguerite Cryer at 604-574-5603.

Creative Finds Winter Craft Market on Saturday, Nov. 15 and Sunday, Nov. 16 at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152nd St., Surrey. Event admission $1 for teens and adults (kids are free). Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Email for info: creativefinds@gmail.com.

Breakaway Hospital Auxilary Group’s Fall Fair is being held on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the main clubhouse at 1840 160th St., Surrey. Handmade crafts, tasty baking and much more.

Christmas Decor (& More) Sale at Crossroads United Church, on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale features gently used Christmas decor, a tea room and baking table, 7655 120th St., North Delta.

“Deck the Halls:” Watershed Artworks’ Annual Christmas Artisan Market: Event Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at North Delta rec centre, 11415 84 Ave., North Delta. To reserve a table, contact June Bergen-Holt; june.bergen.holt@gmail.com. Admission: Food donation for Deltassist Christmas Hamper Program.

Backdoor Christmas Bazaar and Craft Sale: The Ladies Auxiliary to Branch #6, Cloverdale Legion, hosts annual event Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Silent auction, baked goods, cake raffle, $5 lunch, door prize. Raffle tickets are available, with all proceeds to Surrey Memorial Children’s Hospital. Legion at 17567 57th Ave., Cloverdale.

Maple Green school fair Nov. 29 at 84th Ave./149th St., Surrey, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event hosted by school PAC and Latinos in Action. Vendors wanted, email info@latinsummerfest.com to book spaces at $25.

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

Authors Among Us: Keep Calm and Carry On: Overcoming Life Challenges: Wednesday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m. Guildford Library, 15105 105th Ave., Surrey. “Meet authors who have written about and/or experienced life’s curveballs, big or small. Explore the different ways we can cope and triumph over them in an increasingly complex world.” Authors include Gina McMurchy-Barber, Trudy Davies, Megan Williams, Evelyn H. Lazare, Debbie Holmes. Call 604-598-7366 to reserve seat.

“Local Author” events on select dates at Black Bond Books, 15562 24th Ave., South Surrey (604-536-4444,  Blackbondbooks.com).

Zero-360: Open-mic style literary event offers stage to local writers for maximum of 360 seconds (six minutes) each, on second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. at Pelican Rouge coffee house in Central Plaza, 16th Ave at 152nd St., White Rock. Event hosted by Semiahmoo Arts, semiahmooarts.com, 604-536-8333.

Irish Poetry Night: Spoken word events hosted by Semiahmoo Arts on third Wednesday of every month at Jimmy Flynn’s Celtic Snug (new venue), 15065 Marine Dr., White Rock. For schedule and event info, see Semiahmooarts.com or call venue, 604-538-8081.

FUNDRAISERS

“Moonlight Masquerade” cocktail event organized by Beneath One Sky (Beneathonesky.org), a youth/young-adult run organization, on Friday, Nov. 7 at the new Surrey City Hall. Event will feature music by DJ OJ and IPO, a dance floor, silent auction, 50/50 draw, door prizes and much more. All-ages event. Tickets ($17) include entrance to the event, door prize ticket, free drink ticket and “a neat gift from our friends.” Proceeds to Beneath One Sky, SOS Children’s Village BC and ANCOP Canada. Info: Themoonlightmasquerade.com.

Pub night fundraiser hosted by Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society on Monday, Nov. 10 at Dublin Crossing Irish Pub, 18789 Fraser Hwy., Surrey, tickets $20. Email fvgssinformation@gmail.com to reserve.

Sources Women’s Place Resource Centre in White Rock/South Surrey hosts ‘Flappers style’ fundraising dance party, Nov. 15 at Royal Canadian Legion Crescent Branch 240, 2643 128 St., South Surrey, featuring 1920s-era music by Alexander Browne and his Aristocrats. Tickets ($20) are available at the door, call 604-833-6156 (after 6 p.m.) or email wpdance@sourcesbc.ca.

LIBRARY EVENTS

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.

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.

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). Next meeting Nov. 5. Call 604-943-1878 to register.

Mammography screening event hosted by Canadian Cancer Society on Nov. 14 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Nov. 15 (8:20 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at Indo-Canadian Seniors Centre, 7050 120th St., Surrey. Book appointment by calling Harpreet Dhatt, 778-823-3244.

“Osteoporosis: Not Just a Woman’s Disease”:  Free seminar presented by Osteoporosis Canada, Nov. 25 at Kennedy Seniors’ Centre, 11760 88th Ave., North Delta. Get the latest diagnosis and treatment information and learn how to live well with your osteoporosis. Event runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-register at 604-594-2717. This seminar is relevant for both men and women.

EMPLOYMENT

Career fair at Newton Art Gallery: “Significant job growth in B.C.’s non-profit sector” is a driving force behind this career fair, hosted by the WorkBC Employment Services Centres on Thursday, Oct. 30. The event will “pair job seekers in Surrey, in both the non-profit and social service sectors, with leaders from local employer organizations.” Participants are encouraged to RSVP via the Surreyworkbc.ca.

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.

WORKSHOPS

“Parenting the Dolphin Way” workshop with Dr. Shimi Kang, on Monday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m., at KPU Conference Centre, 12666 72nd Ave., Surrey. “Join us for this inspirational evening with Dr Kang, a Harvard-trained child and adult psychiatrist.” Register at Kpu.ca/cps (course reference number is 80258).

MARKETS

White Rock winter market runs every Sunday to Dec. 14 at Elks Hall on George Street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: Whiterockfarmersmarket.ca, 604-897-3276.

North Delta winter market happens Sundays at Sunbury Hall, on Dunlop Road. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Surrey winter market held every second Wednesday at city hall, between noon and 4 p.m., ending in May. Info: surreymarket.org.

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.

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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