EVENTS GUIDE for Sept. 18 to 24 (Surrey, White Rock, North Delta)
Annual South Surrey Rotary Chilli Cook Off event on Sunday, Sept. 21 at White Rock Farmersâ€™ Market, 15154 Russell Ave., Miramar Plaza, White Rock. Event runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Seven restaurants taking part in the event; all proceeds made will go to South Surrey Rotary Club to help with its fundraising.
Olde Harvest Fair at Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey on Saturday, Sept. 20 from noon to 3 p.m. â€œCelebrate the harvest season at the Farm! Enjoy live entertainment, shop from local food and artisan vendors and participate in harvest-themed games and competitions.â€ All ages, by donation, at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956, www.surrey.ca/heritage.
Oktoberfest event hosted by Alexandra Neighbourhood House on Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Crescent Beach. Bavarian-inspired food, live music, door prizes. Contributions will support community lunches and childrenâ€™s programs. Pre-sale only at 2916 McBride Ave., tickets $25. Info: Alexhouse.net.
Ukrainian â€œsoul foodâ€ (perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch) will be available on Friday, Sept. 26 at a fundraiser from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave., Surrey. â€œEat-in, take away, or ready for your freezer.â€ For information, call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.
En-kata Maasai Choir in concert 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 at White Rock Life Church, 2265 152nd St., Surrey, as part of the choirâ€™s â€œWhy Such Fearâ€ tour. Event is a â€œcelebration of hope and faith, inviting the audience to learn more about the fascinating culture of the Maasai and to become a part of an African success story.â€
Kal David: Blues guitarist from Los Angeles in show featuring Miss Lauri Bono, Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.
â€œShow of Championsâ€ concert staged by Barbershop Harmony Society (Evergreen District), 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Chandos Pattison theatre, 10238 108th St., Surrey. Tickets $25/$12.50, 604-526-2212.
Atlantic Crossing: Band pays tribute to British pop music of The Beatles, Rod Stewart, Elton John and more, Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Info: Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.
Gary Comeau and the Voodoo Allstars: New Orleans-style roots and blues music will be heard on Saturday, Sept. 27 at First United Church in White Rock, as part of Peninsula Productionsâ€™ concert series. More event details are at Peninsulaproductions.org.
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.
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.
Maria Muldaur: Veteran musician brings â€œWay Past Midnightâ€ Tour to White Rockâ€™s Blue Frog Studios on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.
Don Alder: Multi award-winning acoustic guitarist performs Thursday, Oct. 9 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.
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.
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.
Classical Coffee Concerts: Pianist Sarah Hagen hosts 75-minute classical concerts on Thursday mornings at Surrey Arts Centreâ€™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.
Delta Arts Council open mic night held on last Friday of every month (next on Sept. 26) at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta). â€œOpen Mic gives local talent the opportunity to share and showcase.â€ Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $4/person at the door. Info: www.deltaartscouncil.ca.
â€œA Night on Broadwayâ€¦ After Hoursâ€: Eighth annual fundraiser for Surrey Food Bank is a musical revue in two acts, two shows Saturday, Oct. 4 at Surrey Arts Centreâ€™s mainstage, featuring selections from â€œAnything Goes,â€ â€œSouth Pacific,â€ â€œWicked,â€ â€œSpamalotâ€ and many other shows. Tickets and info: 604-501-5566. All proceeds to Surrey Food Bank.
DiwaliFest celebrates its 11th anniversary from Oct. 17 to 26 at sites in Surrey and Vancouver. Opening â€œIndieglamâ€ 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.
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. â€œFreeStyleâ€ 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. â€œAlmost Famous Karaokeâ€ 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, www.sandpiperpub.com.
Washington Avenue Grill: Live music Wed.-Sun. at restaurant at East Beach (15782 Marine Dr., White Rock). 604-541-4244, washingtonavenuegrill.com.
Surrey Youth Fest: Event on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188 176th St., Surrey, featuring breakdance battle, skateboard and BMX demos, bands and DJs, food trucks, sumo wrestling, obstacle course, more. Free shuttle. 604-591-4793.
â€œBBoyizm: Music Creates Opportunityâ€: 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 Centreâ€™s mainstage, Bear Creek Park. Tickets $20. Info and tickets: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/theatre.
â€œNoises Off!â€: White Rock Playersâ€™ Club produces this Michael Frayn comedy from Oct. 8 to 25 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock, in the companyâ€™s season-opening show. Tickets and info: Whiterockplayers.ca.
â€œTil Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIIIâ€: Monster Theatreâ€™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.
â€œAvenue Qâ€: Arts Club Theatre Company on Tour brings this â€œBroadway musical for adultsâ€ to Surrey Arts Centreâ€™s mainstage from Oct. 15 to 25. Info and tickets: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/theatre.
Toopy and Binoo in â€œFun and Games,â€ 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 Surreyâ€™s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Oct. 18 as part of â€œReady, Steady, Wiggleâ€ tour of North America and to celebrate the release of new CD â€œApples and Bananas.â€ Shows at 1 and 4:30 p.m. Info: TheWiggles.com, Bellperformingartscentre.com, 604-507-6355.
Max & Ruby: â€œNutcracker Suiteâ€ show Thursday, Nov. 13 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Tickets $29 via Bellperformingartscentre.com, 604-507-6355.
Make Believe Birthday Parties: â€œCelebrate your birthday at Surrey Museum. Invite your friends and choose from themes like Pirates, Dinosaurs, Cowboy/Cowgirl, Ancient Egypt and more.â€ Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. $12.50 per child (birthday child is free). Must pre-book by calling 604-592-6956.
Curling lessons for Seniors 55+, daytime curling leagues Tuesday and Thursday at Delta Thistle Curling Club. Info: 604-594-2323.
Seniors Open House on Sunday, Sept. 28, 1 p.m. start, at Chartwell Imperial Place Retirement Residence, 13853 102nd Ave., Surrey. â€œSeniors and their families will enjoy this event at Chartwell Imperial Place Retirement Residence in Surrey. â€˜Make Us a Part of Your Story â€“ A Walk Down Memory Lane.â€™ Enjoy our traditional dessert carts, compliments of our Chef Warren.â€ Info: 778-735-0541, ext. 13178, Chartwell.com.
Seniors Expo at Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre, 11760 88th Ave., North Delta, on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. â€œA free active living Seniors Expo showcasing information on health, resource, services and lifestyle options. Demonstrations, guest speakers, exhibits, entertainment and more.â€ Info: Delta.ca/your-government/news-events/event-calendar, 604-952-3177.
â€œAge-ing?â€¦orâ€¦Sage-ing?â€: An interactive workshop that explores the importance of the aging years. Saturday, October 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 email@example.com.
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. â€œCall ahead to make sure weâ€™re not cancelled that week.â€ 604-594-2717.
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. Sept. 26 film: â€œI Am,â€ an engaging documentary that poses two practical and provocative questions: whatâ€™s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? The filmmaker behind the inquiry is Tom Shadyac, the creative force behind such blockbusters as â€˜Ace Ventura.â€™â€
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. Sept. 24 film: â€œThe Sapphires,â€ (Australia, 2012). â€œItâ€™s 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the U.S. troops in Vietnam.â€
Art in the City: Inaugural event in Surrey set for Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Newton Cultural Centre and various locations in city. â€œArtists and artisans from all around Surrey will open their studio doors and provide a unique opportunity to showcase their original work to both visitors and residents. Through demonstration, exhibition, and engagement, visitors to the studios will receive a meaningful and enlightening experience on the arts in Surrey.â€ For more info, visit Tourismsurrey.com/Studiotour, call 604-531-6646.
Peninsula Art Tour: Fifth annual event features 21 local artists in art tour on the weekend of Sept. 27-28 in South Surrey/White Rock area. The tour will include 12 locations between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on both days. â€œThis is a great opportunity to meet these talented artists, some of whom are new to the tour this year. The artists will be on location at their showrooms or studios to talk with visitors and answer questions about their work.â€ Various media, including oil, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media, jewelry, ceramics, mosaic, glass work, photography and turned wood. To learn more about each artist and for a map showing all the locations please visit Peninsulaarttour.com.
â€œArt on Display: 40 Years of Art on the Peninsulaâ€: Semiahmoo Arts commemorates its 40th anniversary this year. â€œTo 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,â€ to Oct. 17 at White Rock Community Centre. Free admission. Info: Semiahmooarts.com or call 604-536-8333.
â€œOutside the Box: a Celebration of Art in Fibreâ€: Exhibition runs from Sept. 2-30 at White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave., celebrating and promoting â€œthe rich versatility and history of art in fibre and textiles ranging from fine art to everyday functional items.â€ Info: Outsidetheboxwhiterock.ca, 604-541-2201.
Surrey Art Gallery: â€œFlora and Fauna: 400 years of Artists Inspired by Natureâ€ exhibit, organized by the National Gallery of Canada, is on view from Sept. 20 to Dec. 14; â€œCascadia: A Juried Exhibit of West Coast Flora and Fauna,â€ on view to Nov. 16; â€œOpen Sound 2014: Sonorous Kingdomâ€ 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.
Delta Studio Stomp: Tour of artistsâ€™ studios in North Delta on the weekend of Oct. 4-5, daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. â€œNorth Deltaâ€™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.â€ A free event, with portion of all artists sales going to Delta Hospital Foundation. Info: Deltastudiostomp.com, 604-572-5128.
Thursday Artist Talk: Events hosted by Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) on first Thursday of every month at Bear Creek Park facility. Info: 604-501-5566, www.arts.surrey.ca.
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 September: Connie Gloverâ€™s â€œFlora & Fauna,â€ â€œan exhibit of seed pod forms, petal vases, lizards & frogs, in clay.â€
Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, Artscouncilofsurrey.ca. Exhibit on view to Sept. 29: â€œAll Thingsâ€ art works by Margaret Burns and Melissa Peacock.
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.
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.
Cherylâ€™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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surrey Museum: â€œEvery River Tells A Storyâ€ exhibit on display from Sept. 23 to Dec. 20 â€“ â€œPeople from past and present reflect on how Surreyâ€™s rivers have shaped our identity.â€ 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: â€œI Do!: The Wedding Stories of White Rock.â€
Historic Stewart Farm: â€œDig This!â€ exhibit on view from Sept. 20 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. Event at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13: Roy Houghtonâ€™s Surrey: â€œSurrey of the 1950s and â€˜60s comes alive as we look at the striking black and white photographs of North Surrey photographer Roy Houghton. Must pre-register at 604-502-6459, fee $10.â€
Urban Safari Rescueâ€™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, email@example.com, Urbansafari.ca.
CARP Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Semiahmoo House, 15306 24th Ave., South Surrey. Guest speaker Isobel McKenzie, newly appointed B.C. Seniorsâ€™ Advocate. Middle Eastern belly dancing, Kalala wines, food and door prizes. Free admission. RSVP to Denice, 604-538-5778.
CARP presents â€˜HerStoryâ€™ event Sunday, Oct. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Morgan Creek Golf Course, South Surrey, celebrating Womenâ€™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 Picktonâ€™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.
Sun Hang Do Surrey Open House on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 10034 King George Blvd., Surrey. Free training until Sept. 20 (call 604-930-5141). Trial lessons at open house, plus food. â€œEffective self defense and great fitness.â€ Info: 604-512-9782.
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: â€œWe 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.) Our next dinner is on Wed. Oct. 1.â€ Club info: call Kathy at 604-583-3691 or Pam at 604-597-7974.
Surrey Board of Trade Economic Update Lunch on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Eaglequest golf course, Surrey, feature keynote speaker David Tulk, Chief Macro Strategist, TD Securities, a top-ranked forecaster for the Canadian economy by Bloomberg News. Info: Businessinsurrey.com/sidebar-events or contact Jo-Ann at Surrey Board of Trade to register, 604-581-7130.
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 Surreyâ€™s new Civic Treasures. Also see a preview of â€œ6 Guitars,â€ winner of the Vancouver Fringe Festival Criticsâ€™ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org). Info: Businessinsurrey.com.
Free folk dancing open house Thursday, Sept. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Walnut Road Elementary, 16152 82nd Ave., Surrey. â€œTry dances from around the world. Surrey International Folk Dancers meets Thursday evenings (Sept. to June) at this school. Beginners welcome. No partner or costume required. Info: Surreyfolkdance.org or contact Dale at email@example.com or 604-496-4236.
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.
Surrey Muse: Arts and literary event on Friday, Sept. 26 (5:30 to 8:30 p.m.) featuring author Sadhu Binning, poet Lydia Kwa, performer Lavana La Brey and book-signing by Ghia Aweida. Open microphone to follow, with Mariam Zohra Durrani to start. Hosted by Sonja Grgar. Free Admission. Venue: City Centre branch, Surrey Public Library, 10350 University Dr., Surrey.
â€œLocal Authorâ€ 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 Flynnâ€™s Celtic Snug (new venue), 15065 Marine Dr., White Rock. For schedule and event info, see Semiahmooarts.com or call venue, 604-538-8081.
Authors Among Us series event 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 at Guildford Library, for a panel discussion on the theme â€œGame Changer: Life changing people, places and moments. Meet writers who write about people, places, or events that have shifted the human experience. Learn about their transformative experiences as writers. Discover the global and personal power of the pen.â€ To save your spot, call 604-598-7366. Authors at event include Douglas P Welbanks, Jeff Beamish, Sadhu Binning and Judy Truelove. Info: Surreylibraries.ca/5690.aspx.
â€œGive the Moms a Break: Daddy Storytimesâ€ events Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at City Centre Library, Surrey, from Sept. 18 to Oct. 23. â€œA 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.â€ To register, call 604-598-7369.
â€œStart Searching Your Family History: A Beginnersâ€™ Workshop in Five Lessonsâ€: Mondays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting Sept. 22. Fee is $100 for the series, with writer/researcher Brenda Smith. Info: 604-598-7327, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. beginning Sept. 30. Admission is free. For topics and dates, visit Surreylibraries.ca.
All Star Wrestling presents â€œMidget Time 3â€ event Friday, Sept. 26 at Alice McKay Building, Clovedale Fairgrounds (6050 176th St., Surrey), featuring wrestlers Gangrel and also Short Sleeve Sampson, among others, in several matches. Tickets start at $13, 604-710-0872.
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.
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.
Yoga classes Mondays at Colebrook United Church, Surrey, from Sept. 8 to Oct. 30, 9:30-10:30am, and/or Thursdays, Sept. 8 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.
â€œThe Barnâ€ 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 email@example.com, Antiquesbydesignshows.com. 604-576-9461.
Bethany-Newton United Church Fall Fair on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 14853 60th Ave., Surrey. â€œHuge garage sale, silent auction, bake sale, produce stand, tea room, concession and childrenâ€™s activities.â€ Info: Bnuc.ca.
Burns Bog Conservation Society hosts a garage sale on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at office, #4-7953 120th St. â€œBring in something old. Bring back something new. Recycle your trash into treasure and help save Burns Bog at the same time. All profits will go towards the Societyâ€™s efforts to protect the Burns Bog, maintain the Delta Nature Reserve Boardwalk and educate the public about the ecological importance of the â€˜lungs of the Lower Mainland.â€™â€ If you have any items that you would like to donate, call 604-572-0373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
White Rock Farmersâ€™ 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.
Firehall Farmersâ€™ Market held every second Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Firehall Centre for the Arts, 11489 84th Ave. Info: Facebook.com/FirehallFarmersMarket.
Surrey Urban Farmersâ€™ 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.
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.
Building Bridges: Heritage BC 2014 Conference: Two-day event on Sept. 26-27 at Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188 176th St., Surrey. â€œJoin heritage planners, professionals, business, government, educators, and heritage organizations for two informative and energizing days of discussion, collaboration and networking.â€ Info: Heritagebc.ca, 778-995-7243.
Business Womenâ€™s group at Nico Wynd golf course in South Surrey has openings and is â€œencouraging women with a declarable income to come out and join the club.â€ Club plays 18 holes on Saturdays between March 1 and Oct. 31. â€œMembers can be as competitive as they like, or simply come out for social golf.â€ For details, contact Lillian Moe at 604-536-6204 or Veronica Lynch, 604-943-6034.
â€œSocial Skills Through Dramaâ€: 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. â€œThis 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.â€ All abilities are welcome, sessions on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., fee $150. Info: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/register.
SASSY Awards call for nominations: Organizers of fourth annual event (Service Above Self Surrey Youth) seek nominations for 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 â€œtrip of a lifetimeâ€ courtesy of White Rock Travel and G Adventures. Nominations accepted until Sept. 26; gala event Friday, Nov. 21 at Surrey Arts Centre. Info: www.sassyawards.ca, www.facebook.com/SASSYAwards, www.surrey.ca/youth.
â€œThe Price of Procrastinationâ€ workshop hosted by Ranka Burzan from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 at White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Ave., White Rock. To register, call 604-541-2199, visit Whiterockcity.ca/register.
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.