EVENTS GUIDE for Sept. 4 to 10 (Surrey, White Rock, North Delta)

EVENTS GUIDE for Sept. 4 to 10 (Surrey, White Rock, North Delta)

FESTIVALS/FAIRS

Luminary Festival in Delta: Annual event comes alive with lanterns and lights 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at Sunstone Park, 10400 Delsom Cr., North Delta. Event features musicians and performers, food vendors, interactive activities, lantern parade, feature concert. Lantern-making workshops held in August., info via Delta.ca. No parking on site; free shuttle service will run from North Delta Recreation Centre.

White Rock Moon Festival: Annual event returns to city’s promenade and pier from Sept. 5 to 7 with traditional Chinese lanterns, in an event partnership between the City of White Rock and White Rock Chinese Arts Centre. New features include fireworks display, Asian cuisine for sale and traditional lily-style lanterns. The festival kicks off on Friday, Sept. 5 with an opening ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Event info: Wrchinesearts.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.

CONCERTS

Valdy: Veteran folk performer in concert Thursday, Sept. 4 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Tickets $25 via Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.

Willy & the Poor Boys perform music of CCR on Friday, Sept. 5 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Band members Larry Thompson, Rob Walker, Lisa Lambert and Todd Taylor are seasoned veterans of the music scene. Tickets $35 via Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.

Terry Hanck Band: Sax on the Beach: Saxophonist from California performs Friday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, shows 8 p.m. nightly. Info: Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.

“Johnny Cash & Friends” concert featuring tribute artist Gary Kehoe, Saturday, Sept. 13 at White Rock Elks upstairs lounge, 1469 George St., White Rock. Info: 604-538-4016, Whiterockelks.ca.

White Rock Chamber Music concert Saturday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m. start at Crescent Gardens Retirement Community, 1222 King George Blvd.  Featured performers will be pianist Vivian Wu, tenor Russell Morgan, guitar & voice duet Ping & Sandy Erickson and the Page Players performing harp, guitar, piano, recorder, voice (Leanne Page, Conner Page and Liam Page). Admission is $5. Everyone is welcome.

Atlantic Crossing: Band pays tribute to British pop music of The Beatles, Rod Stewart, Elton John and more, Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 27 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock.  Info: Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.

The Cooler Kings: Dance party with local band Saturday, Sept. 13 at Rhumba Room bar at Pacific Inn Resort, South Surrey, presented by White Rock Blues Society. Tickets $20, 604-542-6515, 604-501-5566.

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.

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 Productions’ 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 “Way Past Midnight” Tour to White Rock’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 Centre’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.

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.

SHOWS

Toopy and Binoo in “Fun and Games,” a new musical production from Koba Entertainment, at Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey on Oct. 11 as part of a 52-date tour of Canada. Show integrates music, theatre, dance, puppetry and innovative multimedia technology. Tickets via Ticketmaster.ca and by phone, 1-855-985-5000.

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, 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.

DANCE

“BBoyizm: Music Creates Opportunity”: 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 Centre’s mainstage, Bear Creek Park. Tickets $20. Info and tickets: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/theatre.

THEATRE/STAGE

“Noises Off!”: White Rock Players’ Club produces this Michael Frayn comedy from Oct. 8 to 25 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock, in the company’s season-opening show. Tickets and info: Whiterockplayers.ca.

“Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII”: Monster Theatre’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.

“Avenue Q”: Arts Club Theatre Company on Tour brings this “Broadway musical for adults” to Surrey Arts Centre’s mainstage from oct. 15 to 25. Info and tickets: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/theatre.

FOOD/BEVERAGES

Downtown Surrey BIA’s Long Long Table will take place at the new City Hall Plaza on Sept. 9 – “a community event that aims to gather people from all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life to come together to enjoy a delicious five-course meal.” The menu will consist of an Italian tomato gazpacho, Indian vegetarian samosas and pakora with mango chutney, Greek salad, maple soy salmon with wild rice and bok choy, topping it all off with blueberry shortcake with fresh whipped cream. Tickets $35, Surreyllt.eventbrite.ca.

Olde Harvest Fair at Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey on Saturday, Sept. 20 from noon to 3 p.m. “Celebrate the harvest season at the Farm! Enjoy live entertainment, shop from local food and artisan vendors and participate in harvest-themed games and competitions.” 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 children’s programs. Pre-sale only at 2916 McBride Ave., tickets $25. Info: Alexhouse.net.

KIDS/FAMILY

Toopy and Binoo: “Fun and Games” show Oct. 11 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, with show times at 1 and 4 p.m. Info: Bellperformingartscentre.com, 604-507-6355.

The Wiggles perform at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Oct. 18 as part of “Ready, Steady, Wiggle” tour of North America and to celebrate the release of new CD “Apples and Bananas.” Shows at 1 and 4:30 p.m. Info: TheWiggles.com, Bellperformingartscentre.com, 604-507-6355.

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

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

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: “I Am,” an engaging documentary that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’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 ‘Ace Ventura.’”

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

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. “Artists 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.” 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. “This 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.” 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.

“Art on Display: 40 Years of Art on the Peninsula”: Semiahmoo Arts commemorates its 40th anniversary this year. “To 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,” from Sept. 4 to Oct. 17 at White Rock Community Centre. Free admission. Info: Semiahmooarts.com or call 604-536-8333.

“Man-Up Against Suicide:” Special one-day exhibit looks at suicide through art to mark Suicide Prevention Day, on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 72nd Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-596-8866.

“Outside the Box: a Celebration of Art in Fibre”: Exhibition runs from Sept. 2-30 at White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave., celebrating and promoting “the rich versatility and history of art in fibre and textiles ranging from fine art to everyday functional items.” Info: Outsidetheboxwhiterock.ca, 604-541-2201.

Surrey Art Gallery: “Flora and Fauna: 400 years of Artists Inspired by Nature” exhibit, organized by the National Gallery of Canada, is on view from Sept. 20 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 (new, permanent meeting site). 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. Info: 604-501-5566, www.arts.surrey.ca. Sept. 4: North Delta-based artist Lyn Verra-Lay will be showing and demonstrating some of her projects that are influenced by her passion for up-cycling and thrifting.

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 Glover’s “Flora & Fauna,” “an exhibit of seed pod forms, petal vases, lizards & frogs, in clay.”

Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, Artscouncilofsurrey.ca. Exhibit on view to Sept. 29: “All Things” 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.

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 from Sept. 23 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. Exhibit on view to Oct. 13: “I Do!: The Wedding Stories of White Rock.”

Historic Stewart Farm: “Dig This!” 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 Houghton’s Surrey: “Surrey of the 1950s and ‘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.”

SPORTS

Harness Racing BC open house on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at horse barns of Fraser Downs, across from Agriplex building. “Harness Racing BC is once again opening its doors to the public, a chance to come behind the scenes and witness what it takes to race a horse at Fraser Downs. Meet the horses, talk to the drivers, learn some of the technics involved. Barn tours, craft tables, cart rides, shoeing demos to name some of the activities. Light lunch provided. Info: Harnessracingbc.com, 604-574-5558.

CLUBS/GROUPS

Toastmaster’s by the Sea is hosting a free open house event on Sunday, Sept. 7 at White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave., from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. There will be guest speakers, door prizes and refreshments. Contact 604-536-2175. Everyone is welcome.

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; next meeting is on Sept. 17. Contact Heather at 604-591-7678 or Eleanor at 604-589-3631.

ANIMALS/PETS

Cat Fanciers of B.C. semi-annual cat show “A Star Studded Affair” will take place at Pacific Inn resort in South Surrey on the weekend of Sept. 5 to 7, 1160 King George Blvd. For event times and admission prices, visit Cfofbc.org or email entryclerk@cfofbc.org.

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 or 604-538-3363.

BOOKS/LIT

“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

Prostate Cancer Pancake Breakfast: Annual event co-hosted by Choice Markets and Mountainview Wellness Centre on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Alder Crossing mall, 32nd Avenue and King George Blvd., South Surrey, from 8 a.m. to noon. All funds donated to local prostate cancer support groups PCCN Surrey and PCCN White Rock.

F.U.B.A.R. Golf Classic is on Sunday, Sept. 7 at Guildford Golf & Country Club, starting at noon, for men and women, supporting Make-A-Wish Foundation. Trophies, prizes, contests. Fee is $99 before Sept. 7, or $110 on event day, via Friendsunitedbeyondallrace.com under “Golf Classic.” Golf carts must be paid separately and are on a first come, first served basis.

MS Golf Challenge event on Monday, Sept. 8 at Northview golf course in Surrey, 6857 168th St. “The ultimate golf experience is back! The MS Golf Challenge 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.” Info: Msgolfchallenge.ca.

LIBRARY EVENTS

Baby Play Date events at Delta public libraries, including 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 at George Mackie Library, 8440 112 St., North Delta. “A hands-on event; we teach you how to play with your child and encourage early literacy at the same time. Find out how to turn ordinary objects into toys.”

“An Introduction to Family History”: Workshop Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10:30 to noon at Cloverdale Library, 5642 176A St., Surrey. Free. “Find out what’s available and where, how to document what you find and, most importantly, pick up some tips and tricks unique to genealogy research.” Info: 604-598-7327.

“Give the Moms a Break: Daddy Storytimes” events Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at City Centre Library, Surrey, from Sept. 18 to Oct. 23. “A 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 – 24 months). Dads, stepdads, foster dads, boyfriends, granddads, uncles and all male caregivers are welcome.” To register, call 604-598-7369.

“Start Searching Your Family History: A Beginners’ Workshop in Five Lessons”: 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 familyhistory@surrey.ca.

Teen Library Council: Surrey Libraries welcomes applicants for this council, members of which participate in library events, provide feedback on library services and programs for teens, and reach out to the larger teen community. Members earn service hours for their hard work in TLC, which accepts up to 20 teens at each branch of Surrey Libraries. Applications close Sept. 15 (Fleetwood applications must be in by Aug. 27). Early applications will be approved first. For details, visit Surreylibraries.ca.

WRESTLING

All Star Wrestling presents “Midget Time 3” 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.

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.

WALKS/RUNS

BC Lung Association’s Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath: Two-day, 200K ride from White Rock to Cultus Lake on Sept. 6-7. “Experience the ride of your life and spend a weekend helping British Columbians breathe easier.” Info: Bicycletrek.ca, 604-731-5864. Participants must fundraise a min. $500. Registration fee is $40.

Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research: Annual event at multiple locations on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 14, including South Surrey Athletic Park. Event info online at Terryfox.org.

National Bank Financial Great Pumpkin Run/Walk is a fundraiser hosted by Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation, event Sunday, Oct. 26. Early-bird registration deadline of Sept. 12. Info: Pahfoundation.ca/runwalk.  

HEALTH

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.

EMPLOYMENT

Surrey WorkBC Hiring Fair on Thursday, Sept. 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Peoples Church (14455 104th Ave., Surrey). A retail/warehouse hiring fair. Registration is mandatory via Surreyworkbc.ca. Confirmed employers include Loblaw, Starbucks, H&M, Talentcor, Goldilocks, London Drugs and more. Info: 604-580-9769.

SALES/CRAFTS

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. “Bring 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 Society’s efforts to protect the Burns Bog, maintain the Delta Nature Reserve Boardwalk and educate the public about the ecological importance of the ‘lungs of the Lower Mainland.’” If you have any items that you would like to donate, call 604-572-0373 or email outreach@burnsbog.org.

MARKETS

Market Days in Downtown Cloverdale on 176th Street, on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – fresh produce, jams, flowers, music, sidewalk sales. Info: email cloverdalemarketdays@gmail.com.

White Rock Farmers’ 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 Farmers’ 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 Farmers’ 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.

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.

CONFERENCE

Building Bridges: Heritage BC 2014 Conference: Two-day event on Sept. 26-27 at Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188 176th St., Surrey. “Join heritage planners, professionals, business, government, educators, and heritage organizations for two informative and energizing days of discussion, collaboration and networking.” Info: Heritagebc.ca, 778-995-7243.

GOLF

Business Women’s group at Nico Wynd golf course in South Surrey has openings and is “encouraging women with a declarable income to come out and join the club.” Club plays 18 holes on Saturdays between March 1 and Oct. 31. “Members can be as competitive as they like, or simply come out for social golf.” For details, contact Lillian Moe at 604-536-6204 or Veronica Lynch, 604-943-6034.

BUSINESS

8th Annual Surrey Environment and Business Achievement Awards luncheon Thursday, Sept. 11 at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152 St., Surrey). Info: Businessinsurrey.com/sidebar-events or call 604-581-7130.

5-Star Catering at Sunrise Banquet & Conference Centre celebrates 20th anniversary with networking event at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16. “Enjoy fine food and refreshments, and learn what they have to offer in catering at your location, or theirs.” At 5640 188th St., Surrey. Admission is free. Event co-hosted by Surrey Board of Trade and Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce. Info: Businessinsurrey.com/sidebar-events or call 604-581-7130.

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.

2014 Surrey Business Excellence Awards: Surrey Board of Trade accepts nominations for awards, deadline Sept. 17 in seven categories. Contact Brianne Colbert at brianne@businessinsurrey.com or 604-634-0347. Winners announced at awards 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 info@businessinsurrey.com). Info: Businessinsurrey.com.

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 Surrey’s new Civic Treasures. Also see a preview of “6 Guitars,” winner of the Vancouver Fringe Festival Critics’ Choice Award. Info: Businessinsurrey.com/sidebar-events or call 604-581-7130.

GARDENING

White Rock & District Garden Club Annual Fall Show & Competition on Saturday Sept. 13 during store hours at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre. Special features: Dahlias and Floral Art Arrangements. Club information: Contact Angela, 604-536-3076.

CLASSES

“Social Skills Through Drama”: Youth get social skills therapy on the sly while learning about acting in class sessions at Surrey Arts Centre this fall. Set 1 begins Sept. 17; Set 2 begins Oct. 29. For teens age 13 to 18. “This 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.” All abilities are welcome, sessions on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., fee $150. Info: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/register.

“Love to Sing”: Daytime singing class for adults with instructor Rhayne at Surrey Arts Centre this fall. Free session on Sept. 10, Level 1 begins Sept. 17 and Level 2 begins Sept. 18. “Join recording artist Rhayne for Love to Sing, her relaxed, fun, and inspiring group singing class for adults. You’ll explore many music genres including pop, musical theatre, blues, ballads, and rhythm and blues. Info: Surrey.ca/register, 604-501-5100.

YOUTH

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 “trip of a lifetime” 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.

WORKSHOPS

“The Price of Procrastination” 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.

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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