B.C. Reggae Festival: Inaugural event Saturday, Sept. 12 at Stetson Bowl at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, featuring Luciano, Warrior King, Beres Brown, Omolara and other artists, starting at 1 p.m. Hosted by Platinum Womba; food, refreshments, 19+ beer garden. All-ages event, info at Facebook.com/pages/British-Columbia-Reggae-Festival.
Madchild: Swollen Members group member performs music from new solo album “Silver Tongue Devil” on Sunday, Sept. 13 at the Olympia in Whalley, with Demrick (from Los Angeles) and Adlib (Philadelphia). Info: 10257 King George Blvd. 604-584-1388, Facebook.com/olympia.resto.
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.
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.
Fleetwood Festival: 17th annual event on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Francis Park (next to the Fleetwood Community Centre) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring a wide variety of performers and children’s activities including trackless train, bouncy castles, face painting, balloons, crafts, sports, games, an outdoor café, BBQ and concession. Info: Contacty Rowena Warkentin, 604-501-5026, or visit Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/13766.aspx.
North Delta Luminary Festival: Annual event on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Sunstone Park, on Delsom Crescent. “Experience the magic as the park comes alive with lights.” Festival features musicians and street performers, food vendors, interactive activities and a lantern parade. Two free hoop workshops. Info: Facebook.com/events/655713631231036.
Youth Fest: Annual event in Surrey held on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 1 to 11 p.m. at Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188 176th St., featuring a youth dance, bands, breakdance battle, hip-hop dance showcase, skateboarding, sumo wrestling, extreme sports, free “hop-on” shuttle bus to and from the event. Info: Surrey.ca/youth/393.aspx.
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.
“Anyone for Tea?”: Peninsula Arts Foundation presents the play “Anybody for Tea” performed by Surrey Youth Theater Company, Saturday, Sept. 12 starting at 1:30 p.m. at White Rock First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock (lower hall). Tickets are $10 for seniors, children and students, $15 for adults; admission includes beverages, sweets and door prize ticket. Info: Peninsulaartsfoundation.org, 604-538-7870.
“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.
“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
“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.
Scottish Country dance classes are held on Wednesday evenings each week (from Sept. 9 to the 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 email@example.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.
Bicycle Trek for Life & Breath fundraiser Sept. 12-13 starting and ending at Hazelmere Campground, South Surrey. “Incredible 2-day, 200km ride through B.C.’s picturesque Fraser Valley, from Surrey to Cultus Lake and back. Enjoy an unforgettable weekend getaway that includes all food, accommodation, entertainment, gear transportation and medical & mechanical support – all by committing to fundraise only $500 in support of the BC Lung Association’s fight against lung disease.” Info: Bicycletrek.ca, 604-731-5864, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration fee is $40 after July 1.
“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.
Crescent Beach Concours d’Elegance: Fifth annual event features 90+ rare collector vehicles on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Blackie Spit, South Surrey, including Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo and Porsche. “One of this year’s biggest draws is expected to be a 1959 Watson Indy Roadster known as the Simoniz Special #16 owned by Larry Pfitzenmaier from Scottsdale, Arizona.” A Porsche test drive is an opportunity for attendees to drive some of Porsche’s latest models (on a first come, first serve basis). Proceeds from the event will benefit the Alexandra Neighbourhood House in Crescent Beach. Event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More info: Crescentbeachconcours.com.
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.
Surrey Art Gallery: “South Surrey & White Rock Art Society: Summer Salon,” to Oct. 6; “Re:Source: A Living Archive 1975−2015“ to Dec. 13. 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. Sept. 10 event features drummer Billy Knutson for an evening of discussing and practising “RhythmWellness,” a form of recreational music making that “removes the challenging learning curve by using accessible percussion instruments, creating a fulfilling experience for everyone.”
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,” from Sept. 2-30, with a “Meet the artist” opening reception Sept. 5 at 1 pm.
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 from October to May. 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.
Surrey Museum: “LEGO: A Fraser Valley Odyssey” exhibit on view until Sept. 19. 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 email@example.com. 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.
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 Sept. 12, 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.
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.
Diabetes Expo on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Event hosted by Canadian Diabetes Association. “Free for participants, the CDA Expo includes exciting activities such as informative presentations, an Ask the Experts session, interactive tradeshow exhibits and demonstrations. This educational event invites people living with, affected, or at risk for diabetes to participate.” Guest speakers and more. Info: Diabetes.ca/in-your-community/2015-cda-expo.
“How to Grow a Child’s Brain” session Sept. 9 at Surrey Arts Centre: “Join Gary Anaka in this motivational and engaging session on brain-based learning.” Admission is free for parents, caregivers and teachers, info at Braincoach.ca. Registration #4415589, call 604-501-5100.
Sowing Seeds Preschool 10th anniversary celebration on Sept. 19 at 7086 124th St., in Newton/Strawberry Hill area of Surrey. Event from 2-4pm with a cake cutting, games and a fun castle for past and present students with their families. Also, on Sunday, Sept. 20, a celebration service at 11 am with a potluck, DVD presentation and a cake walk. Info: 604-594-4098, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Sowingseeds.ca.
Reach Preschool (10921 82 Ave., North Delta) fall registration on now, by phone 604-596-0106 or 604-946-6622 ext 308. Email email@example.com. Info: Reachdevelopment.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, visit 9801 King George Blvd. (suites #111 and #350), Surrey.
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 email@example.com. “Hear candidates from the Conservative Party, Green Party, Liberal Party and NDP answer questions from the business community.”
Fleetwood Ball Hockey Tournament: Second annual tournament for youth (ages 12 to 16) on Saturday, Sept. 12 Fleetwood Community Centre. “There will be music, BBQ, and ball hockey all day.” For info, contact Laura Grandison (604-501-5875, firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/15637.aspx.
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.
Well Seasoned BBQ Off the Bypass: 10th annual event returns Sunday, Sept. 13 from 10am to 4pm in the Well Seasoned parking lot at #117-20353 64th Ave., Langley. Free to the public, with live music, unique displays, vendors and BBQ samples. Event attracts the best of the best competitive BBQ teams from throughout the Pacific North West. BBQ Off the Bypass is also host to the 6th Annual Great BC Bake Off, an amateur pie competition. Event info: Bbqoffthebypass.com.
TD Tree Days event Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 am to noon at Royal Heights Park, 9797 115A St., Surrey. “Join us as we do our part to help plant 50,000 trees nationwide during TD Tree Days. Locally, volunteers will plant 600 trees at Royal Heights Park. Volunteers should bring a refillable water bottle, and wear weather-appropriate attire and closed-toed shoes.” To register, visit Tdtreedays.com.
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.
Surrey Innovation Awards Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 17 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104th Ave., Surrey). Info and nomination forms can be found at Businessinsurrey.com/surrey-innovation-awards, or call 604-634-0342.
2015 Surrey Business Excellence Awards: Surrey Board of Trade accepts nominations in seven categories for the awards this fall. Deadline is Sept. 16. “The objective of the awards is to help local businesses improve their performance while providing an introduction to business assessment and business excellence models.” For the full nomination form and criteria, visit businessinsurrey.com or call 604-634-0347.
Delta Chamber of Commerce 2014 Hats Off to Excellence Awards Gala: Call for nominations for annual event, on Nov. 20 at new Tsawwassen Springs Clubhouse. The Chamber invites individuals, businesses, groups and organizations throughout all parts of Delta to nominate those who deserve to be recognized in several award categories, deadline Sept. 15. Gala awards event tickets are $150 or $1,500 for a table of 10. Award criteria, nomination forms and complete event registration information can be found at DeltaChamber.ca.
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.
Band-Aid youth music camp: Full-day of workshops and evening “jam night” concert for teens and young adults, Saturday, Sept. 12 at Surrey Arts Centre with mentors Good for Grapes, Speed Control, Bob D’Eith and Brad Graham. Aim of event is to give young musicians experience, practical tools and marketable skills, and also connect them with industry professionals who can assist and inspire them. To register, call 604-501-5100 and use registration #4415816. Details: Surrey.ca/youth/260.aspx.
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.
“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.
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.
MS Golf Challenge on Monday, Sept. 14 at Northview Golf & Country Club, Surrey. This 19th annual event is “a unique and prestigious event which raises funds to support MS research and vital services for people living with MS here in B.C. Plus, golfers are treated to a V.I.P. experience, while golfing to support a great cause. Info: Msgolfchallenge.ca.
Surrey Night Market: Open-air market features food, entertainment and more at Cloverdale Fairgrounds (in lot west of Agriplex) to Sept. 20, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 11 p.m. Admission $2 (with exemptions), free parking. Info: SurreyNightMarket.com.
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.
Volunteer tutor information session hosted by READ Surrey White Rock Society, event 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15 at City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr., Surrey. Free, registration required. Volunteer tutors are needed to help adults improve their reading, writing and math. Commitment is 15 hours of training (Sept. 29 to Oct. 13), 2-3 hours tutoring per week for six months.To reserve a seat at the information session, email email@example.com. Info: Readsurreywhiterock.com/current-opportunities.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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, email@example.com. “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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch will be available.
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, email@example.com.
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.