EVENTS GUIDE for Sept. 24 and beyond (Surrey, Delta)

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Gangrel The Vampire Warrior (pictured) wrestles Hurricane Adam Ryder in Cloverdale this Friday night (Sept. 25) in another All Star Wrestling event. See listing under Wrestling.

CONCERTS

Maria Muldaur: “Midnight at the Oasis” and other songs in multimedia concert Thursday, Sept. 24 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, 7 p.m. show. Info and tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca or call 604-542-3055.

Cousin Harley: Rocking hillbilly guitarist (aka Paul Pigat) performs with band Saturday, Sept. 26 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Info and tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca or call 604-542-3055.

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 Diane Lines Quartet (Sept. 27), Kristian Braathen PK3+1 featuring vocalist Laura Crema (Oct. 11), Jaclyn Guillou (Oct. 25), Jennifer Scott (Nov. 8), Tom Arntzen/3 Generations (Nov. 22), Mighty Fraser Big Band Christmas Special (Dec. 6).

Supernatural band plays the music of Santana at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock on Saturday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. concert. Info and tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca or call 604-542-3055.

Juice Newton: Singer best known for “Queen of Hearts” performs two shows Thursday, Oct. 8 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Tickets available at Bluefrogstudios.ca or call 604 542-3055.

Encore Peninsula Concerts: International classical musicians in White Rock in annual series, featuring Sunday-afternoon concerts on Oct. 18, Nov. 22, Jan. 31, Feb. 28, April 17 and May 15, 3 p.m. performances at White Rock First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock. Show and ticket info: 604-541-2199, Whiterockcity.ca.

CULTURE

Nigeria Independence Gala event Oct. 3 at Fleetwood Community Centre, 15996 84th Ave., Surrey, featuring “Unity Beyond Cultures.” Event presented by Nigeria-Canada Association of B.C.

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.

WRESTLING

All Star Wrestling event Friday, Sept. 25 at Alice Mckay Building, Cloverdale Fairgrounds, 6050 A 176 St., Surrey. Doors at 6:45 p.m. Matches includes ASW Heavyweight Title featuring Gangrel The Vampire Warrior vs Hurricane Adam Ryder, more. Tickets $20 front row and $15 general admission via Central City Comix and Comics Scene, at door, at Allstarwrestlingcanada.ca. Meet the wrestlers after the show at Boston Pizza Cloverdale.

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

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

“Kultar’s Mime”: “The hidden story of the 1984 Delhi pogram as seen by a Jewish art collective” in dramatized long poem, at Surrey Arts Centre on Saturday, Oct. 3 (shows at 5 and 8 p.m.) in show presented by the Sikh Research Institute as part of regional tour. Tickets and info: 604-501-5566, SikhRI.org/KM1984.

“Mrs. Singh & Me”: South Asian Arts Society presents debut of Munish Sharma’s dark comedy in Surrey from Friday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 4 at Newton Cultural Centre (13530 72 Ave.). Directed by Jessie Award-nominee Kathleen Duborg, the play “confronts cultural traditions and tackles generational differences, along with a generous helping of chai and cookies.” Tickets at Mrssingh.eventbrite.ca and at Kamal’s Video Palace, 8268 120th St., Surrey. Ticket prices are $20 (plus fees). Info: Southasianarts.ca.

“Death of a Salesman”: White Rock Players’ Club presents Arthur Miller classic at Coast Capital Playhouse (1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock) from Oct. 7 to 24 (Wednesday to Saturday 8 p.m., matinee Sundays of Oct. 11 & 18 at 2:30pm). Tickets are $22 adults, $19 for students, seniors and CCS members via 604-536-7535, Whiterockplayers.ca.

“Dracula”: Balderston & Deane’s dramatized version of famous gothic tale staged Oct. 8-10 at Surrey Arts Centre by Royal Canadian Theatre Company. Director Ellie King “gives the classic thriller and 1927 Broadway smash hit an update, set in a steampunk universe with the Count’s arch-nemesis Van Helsing, who in this incarnation is a beautiful woman.” Tickets at Tickets.surrey.ca, 604-501-5566 (ext 1). Ticket prices are $28 for adults, $18 for seniors, or $85 for a family pack of four tickets. Show info: Rctheatreco.com.

“Red Rock Diner”: Arts Club on Tour musical production about DJ Red Robinson staged at Surrey Arts Centre’s from Oct. 14 to 24. For tickets and show info, call 604-501-5566 or visit Tickets.Surrey.ca.

Beverley Elliott “…Didn’t See that Coming”: In stories and songs, local performer “takes you on a comedic romp from small-town Ontario’s Presbyterian morals through Vancouver’s gay bars and red carpets,” show 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall. Tickets range from $23 to $28. Box office: 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca.

“Calendar Girls”: Surrey Little Theatre presents Tim Firth’s comedy-drama about a nude-calendar fundraiser in small-town England, from Oct. 22 to Nov. 22 at 7027 184th St., Surrey. For tickets and more show info, call 604-576-8451, visit Brownpapertickets.com/event/1691269 or SurreyLittleTheatre.com.

“Right Here Write Now” musical staged by Immaculate Conception church on Nov. 7 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, show times 2:30 and 7 p.m. Tickets $25, info at RightHereWriteNow.com or call 604-591-2271.

WALKS/RUNS

CNIB Night Steps: Event on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Holland Park from 4 to 9:30 p.m., 13428 Old Yale Rd., Surrey. “Register today for Night Steps a fun, family friendly fundraising night walk, in support of CNIB services, such as teaching independent travel using a white cane and empowering Canadians who are blind or partially sighted with the skills to travel with confidence.” For information, contact Shalon Morrison at 604-431-2121 or email Shalon.Morrison@cnib.ca. On the web: Cnibnightsteps.ca.

CIBC Run for the Cure on Sunday, Oct. 4 at Bear Creek Park, Surrey, in annual fundraiser for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. To register and/or volunteer, visit Cibcrunforthecure.com.

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

“The Art of Living: An Evening in Support of White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society” event on Thursday, Oct. 1 at Victory Funeral Centre, 14831 28 Ave., Surrey. “Help us raise $20,000 in support of the programs & services provided by  the Hospice Society to our Community,” with auctions, wine, jazz music, artist drawings, etc. Tickets are $65 or $100 for two. Cocktail attire. For info, call 604-536-6522.

KIDS/FAMILY

“Bubble Guppies Live!”: Nickelodeon and Koba Entertainment brings aquatic characters from award-winning TV series to Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Sept. 26 for multiple shows as part of national tour, featuring singing and dancing, comedy and audience participation. Tickets and show info: BubbleGuppiesOnTour.com.

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

Culture Days: Create, participate, and celebrate during Culture Days weekend with free activities at Surrey Arts Centre and Surrey Art Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 1 to 5 p.m. For details, call 604-501-5566 or visit Culturedays.ca.

SENIORS

Free Transportation and Mobility Symposium for seniors on Friday, Sept. 25 at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107A Ave., Surrey, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Calling all seniors and caretakers! This symposium will provide an opportunity for seniors and their caregivers to engage in learning about different transportation options available to them in the community through various workshops.” For topics, pre-registration and more details, call 604-501-5100 or visit Surrey.ca/community/16602.aspx.

Seniors in the Park: Summer events held Friday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Francis Park, 15951 83rd Ave., Surrey (the south side of Fleetwood Recreation Centre). Free admission. Events held until Sept. 25. Info: Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/10172.aspx.

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

Delta Studio Stomp: Third annual open-studio event on the weekend of Oct. 3 and 4, daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “You are invited into artists studios throughout North Delta, meet them, watch them create, win prizes.” Visit www.deltastudiostomp.com for all the details. A portion of all artists’ sales over the weekend will be donated to the Delta Hospital Foundation.

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 showcases “Gross Density Parcel,” a 10-artist documentation of things left to decay on a vacant lot in the White Rock area, to Oct. 1, 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. Oct. 1: “Join Surrey artist Claire Moore for an evening of tales and tails that draw on her four-year investigation into the ramifications of body augmentation”; 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. Artist Chito Maravilla will be presenting his solo exhibition, “Maravilla BC,” to Sept. 30.

Surrey Urban Screen: Digital art shown on screen on side of building at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, at 13458 107A Ave. From Oct. 2 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 on Oct. 10 and 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 17671–56 Ave. Info: Surrey.ca/heritage.

“Pioneer Kitchen: Apples Aplenty” event 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at Historic Stewart Farm, South Surrey. “Get back to basics in the kitchen. Celebrate apple season with a visit to our heritage orchard and a hands-on workshop making sweet apple pie.” Must pre-register at 604-592-6956, fee $21.

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

PICS 8th Annual Mega Job Fair and BC Small Business Expo will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24 at Aria Banquet Hall in Surrey. This is a free event for attendees. Info: Megajobfair.pics.bc.ca or call 604-596-7722 and speak with Sunil Rawat at ext. 128.

EDUCATION

Red Cross Babysitting programs in Surrey: Events Monday, Sept. 28 (Pro D Day) for students in Grade 6+ at several schools, $60 registration online at Firstaidhero.com. School sites are Coyote Creek, Don Christian, Dr. F.D. Sinclair, Goldstone Park, Hyland, North Ridge and T.E. Scott.

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. We have been helping people adapt to life in Canada for over 20 years through English language training and information on Canada’s laws, government, health care, culture, communities, workplace and more.” To register, call 604-582-7479, email selc@shaw.ca, visit 9801 King George Blvd. (suites #111 and #350), Surrey.

FED ELECTION

Surrey Board of Trade, in partnership with the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, hosts all-candidates Business Dialogue, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 at Eaglequest Golf Course, 7778 152nd St., Surrey. Registration required at info@businessinsurrey.com.

Federal Election All Candidates Business Dialogue: Surrey Board of Trade, in partnership with Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, hosts event on Thursday, Sept. 24, 6 to 8 p.m., at Eaglequest Golf Course, 7778 152 St., Surrey. Cost: free, registration required at info@businessinsurrey.com. “Hear candidates from the Conservative Party, Green Party, Liberal Party and NDP answer questions from the business community.”

Delta Residents Association and Burns Bog Conservation Society host all-candidates meeting, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept 26 at North Delta Evangelical Free Church, 11300 84th Ave. Info: Groupspaces.com/DeltaResidentsAssociation.

All-candidates meeting hosted by Surrey Homelessness & Housing Task Force, on Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at SFU Surrey campus, #250-13450 102nd Ave., Surrey. Focus will be on homelessness in Surrey, poverty and housing. “The Surrey Homelessness & Housing Task Force is made up of 30 social service agencies, non-profits and governments working to minimize the effects of poverty, homelessness and lack of housing in Surrey.”

Newton All-Candidates Debate on Friday, Oct. 2 at Frank Hurt Secondary School, 13940 77th Ave., starting at 7 p.m., with host Newton BIA. The debate will have a primarily Newton focus.

Delta Chamber of Commerce hosts a public all-candidates meeting in North Delta on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at North Delta Secondary School, 11447 82nd Avenue. “The (meeting) will address business and community issues relevant to the federal government.” Write-in questions can be emailed to admin@deltachamber.ca, or fax to 604 946-5285.

Cloverdale-Langley City Riding: All-candidates meeting to focus on senior issues, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at Langley Senior Resources Centre, 20605-51-B Ave., Langley. Info: 604-818-3290.

TALKS/FORUMS

PechaKucha Night Surrey Vol. 4: “Healthy Surrey” event on Sept. 24 at Centre Stage at City Hall, 13450 104th Ave. “Fast-paced presentations begin at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm, with music by Marlin Ramazzini & Fito Garcia. Tickets are $15, including all fees. For advance tickets call 604-501-5566 or visit Tickets.surrey.ca. Tickets also available at door. “PechaKucha is a presentation format where 20 images are shown for 20 seconds each. The images advance automatically as the presenter speaks, making each presentation fast and fun.”

Surrey’s Transportation Future Dialogue event on Wednesday, Sept. 30, “focusing on Surrey’s Transportation Future and the next steps for Surrey to improve its transit system.” Panelists include Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner, Mike Harcourt (former B.C. Premier), Gordon Price (director SFU-CITY), Bill Wehnert (VP Fraser Surrey Docks, Chair, SBOT Transportation Advocacy Team). Event starts at noon at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152 St., Surrey), info Businessinsurrey.com or call 604-581-7130.

WORKSHOPS

Surrey Skill Share Fair takes place on Saturday, Oct. 3 (10 am to 4 pm) at the Surrey Nature Centre, 14225 Green Timbers Way. The Fair is open to the public and admission is free, featuring presenters on a variety of subjects. The event is supported through the Oak Avenue Hub’s Neighbourhood Small Grant Program and in partnership with the Village Surrey Transition Initiative and Surrey Nature Centre. Info: Skill-share.ca or email info@skill-share.ca.

SPORTS/REC

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.

FOOD/DRINKS

Ukrainian “soul food” (perogies, cabbage rolls and borscht) available on Friday, Sept 25 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.” Info: call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.

CLUBS/GROUPS

North Delta Newcomers and Friends is a ladies social club. “We invite you to join us, if you are new to the area or would just like to meet some new friends. Please call and arrange to attend one of our activities (morning walks, coffee gatherings, card games, stitch and chat, book clubs and monthly dinners. Our Par 3 golf has returned for the season, also).” Call Kathy at 604-583-3691, or Pam at 604-597-7974.

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

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

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

BUSINESS

Business and the Arts reception hosted by Surrey Board of Trade, to honour Surrey Civic Treasures, on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at Surrey Arts Centre. Info: 604-581-7130.

19th Annual Surrey Police Officer of the Year and Business Awards on Thursday, Oct. 8 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, Surrey. Keynote speaker is Heidi Cave, author of “Fancy Feet: Turning My Tragedy Into Hope.” Event supports the Surrey RCMP Youth Academy. Ticket and info: Businessinsurrey.com, 604-581-7130.

17th Annual Surrey Business Excellence Awards hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on Nov. 5. Ticket and info: Businessinsurrey.com, 604-581-7130.

Delta Chamber of Commerce 2014 Hats Off to Excellence Awards Gala: Event on Nov. 20 at new Tsawwassen Springs Clubhouse, honouring people in several award categories (deadline Sept. 15). Gala awards event tickets are $150 or $1,500 for a table of 10. Info: DeltaChamber.ca.

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.

REUNIONS

Queen Elizabeth Secondary’s 75th anniversary celebration will take place Oct. 15 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. All past and present students and staff are welcome to attend. “The theme for this alcohol-free event will celebrate the decades.” Tickets starting at $6 are available online at Picatic.com/event14301815218356471. For more details, call 604-588-1258.

LIBRARY EVENTS

Surrey Libraries’ Maker Showcase: Inaugural free community event on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Centre Library. All ages welcome. Event designed to bring together “the Surrey community of makers, doers and creatives to network, showcase projects and talents, and to foster and grow the maker community in the City of Surrey.” The showcase will feature individuals, hobby clubs, makerspaces and community groups. Learn about 3D printing, interactive arts, Meccano, digital video and more. Drop by and be surprised by interactive exhibits and speakers. Info: Surreylibraries.ca.

“Poetry Night in Punjabi” events on Oct. 20 and Nov. 17 (6:30 to 8 pm) at George Mackie Library in North Delta, in collaboration with Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, Uttari Amrika and Punjabi Lekhak Manch. Poetry night in Punjabi and Hindi. “Come hear two published poets/authors read and discuss their work and answer questions from the audience.” At 8440 112th St., Delta.

“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.

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.

Zaklan Heritage Farm Market: Event on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 13278 84th Ave., Newton, to Oct. 10. “Come enjoy the farm in the city each Saturday from June to October. We have a flock of laying hens that provide farm fresh eggs for our market as well as a friendly llama that likes to eat kale. Visit our market stand and pick up some of the freshest and tasty veggies Surrey has to offer.” Info: Zaklanheritagefarm.com.

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.

Surrey Urban Farmers Market: Annual event happens Wednesday afternoons in spring/summer, (1 to 6 p.m.) at Surrey Central Civic Plaza, 13450 104th St. Food trucks, vendors and artisans will fill the plaza offering fresh local food and unique gifts. Musical performances and activities for kids. Info: Surreymarket.org.

VOLUNTEERS

“Volunteering and Beyond: An Evening of Opportunities”: Surrey-based Youth Transforming Society host volunteer-recruiting event Oct. 21 at Princess Margaret Secondary, 12870 72nd Ave., Surrey, from 5 to 7 p.m. More than 50 organizations will set up information booths to interact with and inform local youth about potential volunteer and leadership opportunities. Info: Youthtransformingsociety.com.

Surrey Hospice Society, which offers programs and services in hospice, palliative and bereavement care (all offered free of charge), needs volunteers and also donations to support its programs. Volunteers needed for resource centre (reception and general office work), palliative client care at Laurel Place and SMH and thrift store (retail, cashier, stocking, inventory duties). To help, call 604-584-7006, email 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.

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!”

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.

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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Family released a statement Wednesday saying they’re still intent on finding the two-seater plane

Abbotsford raccoon dies from injuries suffered in a trap

Wildlife protection group offering $1,000 reward for information about incident

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Electron microscope images show soot and tar particles generated by worst B.C. fire season

B.C. woman donates $250,000 to ovarian cancer research for friends

Two of Patty Pitts’s friends passed away from the disease within a year

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