EVENTS GUIDE for Surrey (January 12 and beyond)

Concerts, plays, business events and more in our weekly calendar

Wrestler Gangrel returns to Cloverdale for a “Fangin’ and Headbangin’” event on Jan. 13. See listing under Wrestling.

Wrestler Gangrel returns to Cloverdale for a “Fangin’ and Headbangin’” event on Jan. 13. See listing under Wrestling.

CONCERTS

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, Northwood-united.org.

“Symphonic Dances”: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra concert on Sunday, Jan. 15 at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre, featuring conductor Otto Tausk and Simone Lamsma, violin. Music to include Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances” and Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman: Overture.” Info: Vancouversymphony.ca, 604-876-3434.

“Blues for the Bank”: Annual benefit concert for Surrey Food Bank’s Tiny Bundles program features the band Agent C and Top Secret, on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey. “Music, dancing, adult beverages and more.” Tickets are $30 via Thornley Creative and the food bank, 604-581-2827.

An Acoustic Evening with Jimmy Rankin on Friday, Jan. 27 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Mainstage. “One of Canada’s most beloved singer-songwriters, Jimmy entertains us, moves us deeply, and takes us to the best party. He will be joined onstage by guitar player and accompanist Jamie Robinson. Opening the show with their unique blend of roots, blues, and rock are Babe Gurr, Steve Hilliam and Adam Popwitz, a new Vancouver-based trio known as Mainstreet Muze.” Info: 604-501-5566, Tickets.Surrey.ca.

Wish You Were Here: The music of Pink Floyd & more for 2 pianos, featuring Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann, on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Centre Stage venue at Surrey City Hall. Event presented by Surrey Civic Theatres, 604-501-5566, Tickets.Surrey.ca.

“Bringing Down the Wall”: Tribute to Pink Floyd’s iconic “The Wall” album features the band Our Project in a benefit concert for Sarah McLachlan School of Music, on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Mainstage. Tickets $35 at Tickets.surrey.ca, 604-501-5566.

COMMUNITY

Groundhog Day in Newton event on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at 13730 72nd Ave., Surrey. “Join Lou Jack the Groundhog in the Newton Grove for a pajama party to celebrate an early Groundhogs Day! Complete with crafts, games and hot chocolate, the third annual (event) is sure to have something for everyone. Start the day off with a free pancake breakfast. Get a chance to learn a more about the Newton community and see if winter is ending early. Stick around for live entertainment with Ginalina Music and Surrey Dance Company.” Info: Newtonbia.com.

SHOWS

Cloverdale Antique and Collectible Show on Saturday, Jan. 14 at Cloverdale Agriplex, at fairgrounds. “Over 100 tables filled with treasures waiting to be found! General admission is 9 am -3pm, $5. Earlybird is 8am-9am $10.” Info: 778-347-6794, Cacsgroup.com.

BUSINESS

Surrey Board of Trade’s annual New Year’s Reception on Wednesday, Jan. 18 in office at #101-14439 104th Ave., Surrey, from 5 to 8 p.m. “We hold this event every January to celebrate the successes of the past year in business, and to wish all our members a Happy New Year!” Info: Call 604-581-7130.

“Google Partners Connect” event hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on Thursday, Jan. 26 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. “Join us for a complimentary breakfast and information session to learn more about effectively marketing your business online. Google, the web’s top search engine, is teaming up with Savvy Search Marketing, a local Premier Google Partner, to help you succeed. Gain insight about the latest trends in digital marketing that can help grow your business.” Call 604-531-3397 for info, or visit Savvysearchmarketing.com/google-partners-connect.

“Building BC’s Knowledge Economy: Surrey Leads the Way” luncheon event hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. “Drawing upon the example provided by recent developments in Surrey, Simon Fraser University president Andrew Petter will discuss what further steps governments, universities and communities can take to realize the province’s full potential in areas such as health, environmental and creative technologies.” Info, tickets: Businessinsurrey.com, 604.581.7130.

“2017 Economic Forecast Lunch: First 100 Days of Trump and Canadian Businesses” event hosted by Surrey Board of Trade, on Thursday, Feb. 9 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, Surrey. “Hear from a panel of expert speakers on what’s expected for our local, provincial, federal and international economies – and what that means to your business or not-for-profit association.” To register, visit Businessinsurrey.com or call 604-581-7130.

8th Annual Surrey Women in Business Awards: Surrey Board of Trade is now accepting nominations for event, presented by Vancity. “Nominate a Surrey businesswoman in one of the five award categories: Entrepreneur, Corporate/Leadership, Professional, Not-for-Profit Leader, or Social Trailblazer.” Nomination deadline is Feb. 8; event date is Thursday, March 9. Info: Email heather@businessinsurrey.com or luke@businessinsurrey.com, call 604-581-7130.

Trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi organized by Surrey Board of Trade starting on April 3. Rate of $2,995 for a seven-day trip, for members of SBOT. “Come travel with the SBOT and explore Dubai and Abu Dhabi with like-minded business professionals and owners. The SBOT has worked diligently to set up industry tours in these cities. We are happy to customize your trip to include key business meetings, making this eligible for tax deductions.” Info: Businessinsurrey.com.

WRESTLING

“Fangin’ and Headbangin’” event presented by All Star Wrestling on Friday, Jan. 13 at Alice McKay Building at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds, 6050 176th St., Surrey.  Bell at 7:30 p.m. Main event is ASW “Dream Match” featuring Gangrel vs. El Phantasmo, and more. Tickets are $20 Front Row and $15 General Admission plus GST. Info: Allstarwrestling.ca, 604-710-0872.

CLUBS/BARS

Peacock Bar & Grill: Live music, open-mic nights (Tues./Thurs.) and more at all-ages venue in Whalley, 10257 King George Blvd. Info: 604-584-1388, Peacockbar-grill.com.

Donegal’s Irish House: Live music Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 12054 96th Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-584-2112, Donegalspub.com/events.html.

Escape bar at Elements Casino: Live music and more on select nights at 300-seat licensed venue, 17755 60th Ave., Cloverdale. Info: Elementscasino.com.

The Taphouse Guildford: Upscale music/sports bar, 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. Tuesday: Acoustic Night, 8 p.m. Wednesday: “Almost Famous Karaoke”; Friday/Saturday: live cover bands. Info: 604-583-8828, Thetaphouse.ca.

Pancho’s Top 40 Rock Club: Live top 40 and classic rock. Tuesday karaoke, Thursday jam night. At 10768 King George Blvd., Surrey, 604-583-3536. Band and special-event info: Panchosnightclub.com.

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

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

COMEDY

“The Comic Strippers” adult-only show offers a male-stripper parody and improv comedy for audiences of all genders, on Jan. 28 at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre. “Semi undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy.” Tickets and info: Bellperformingartscentre.com, 604-507-6355, Thecomicstrippers.com.

THEATRE/STAGE

“The (Post) Mistress”: Tomson Highway script about an effervescent, charismatic postal worker in the fictional town of Lovely, from Jan. 11 to 21 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage. An Arts Club Theatre Company production presented by Surrey Civic Theatres. Info and tickets: 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca.

“Twelve Angry Men”: Play staged by Surrey Little Theatre co. from Jan. 26 to Feb. 25, based on TV show by Reginald Rose, directed by Lance Peverley. Info: 604-576-8451, Surreylittletheatre.com.

“Concord Floral”: Dora Award-winning play, starring B.C. youth and set in an abandoned greenhouse during a plague, is about fear, courage and reckoning in the time of youth, staged at Surrey Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre on Feb. 3-4. Presented by Surrey Civic Theatres, in partnership with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Shadbolt Centre For the Arts, and Touchstone Theatre. Audience advisory: Strong language and mature themes. Info: 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca.

“Hamelin: A New Fable”: Kid-friendly production from Axis Theatre Company offers Leslie Mildiner’s heart-tugging musical retelling of ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ featuring five performers, live music, mask work and puppetry, at Surrey Arts Centre’s Mainstage on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2 p.m. start time. For ages five and up, presented by Surrey Civic Theatres in partnership with Surrey International Children’s Festival. Running time approximately 50 minutes, no intermission, plus a 10 minute post-show talkback. Tickets $10/$15, 604-501-5566, Tickets.Surrey.ca.

“Noel Coward in Two Keys”: Naked Stage, a Reader’s Theatre presents the Noel Coward script at Newton Cultural Centre from Feb. 24 to 26, 13530 72nd Ave., Surrey, starring George Stone, Lorraine Landry, Clive Ramroop and Deanna Vowles, directed by Ed Milaney. Tickets are $15 via Brownpapertickets.com and at the door. Info: Nakedstage.net.

FOOD/DRINKS

Ukrainian “soul food” – perogies, cabbage rolls and borscht – available for sale on the last Friday of each month as fundraiser at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave., Surrey, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Eat-in, take away, or ready for your freezer.” Info: call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.

DANCES

Surrey International Folk Dancing meets Thursdays from 7 to 10 pm at Walnut Road Elementary, 16152 82nd Ave., Surrey. “No partner or costume required. Beginners welcome. $4 drop-in fee.” Info: dale.c.adamson@gmail.com, 604-496-4236, Surreyfolkdance.org.

Surrey Fiddlers Old Time Dance takes place at Clayton Hall (18513 70th Ave., Surrey) on first Thursday of every month, except July and August, from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $4. For info, call 604-576-1066.

Scottish Country Dance classes at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152nd St., Surrey. Hosted by White Rock Scottish Country Dance Club. “First class free, drop-in fee $5.” Events are held on Wednesday evenings each week, starting at 7 p.m. For info, call Maureen at 604-536-1367 or visit Wrscdc.org.

TALKS/FORUMS

“Living With Backyard Wildlife”: Talk by Adrian Nelson, the wildlife conflict manager with the Fur Bearers Association, at White Rock and Surrey Naturalists event,  on Thursday, Jan. 12 at Elgin Hall, 14250 Crescent Rd., Surrey, 7:30 p.m. start. “Adrian works with homeowners and municipalities to implement non-lethal management techniques for dealing with wildlife. Free, all welcome.”

“Service: Key to your spiritual journey” workshop/lecture on Saturday, Jan. 14 at Knight & Day restaurant at 9677 King George Blvd., Surrey, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Discover the path to enlightening your soul heart mind and body.” Free admission. Info: call 604-733-0853 or visit SoulMindBodyHealingCenter.com.

“The Beginning of a Conversation,” a public forum designed to strengthen conversations that will affect end-of-life choices, on Saturday, Jan. 21, 11 am to 5 pm, at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. “Specifically we are reaching out to our diverse community and discussing how culture plays an important role in meaningful end-of-life transitions.” Free presentations, workshops and exhibitors. Open to the public, all-day. Info: Contact Tricia Keith, tricia@surreyhospice.com or 604-584-7006 ext. 104.

Maestro Bramwell Tovey, music director of the VSO, speaks at KPU’s next Third Age of Learning Kwantlen (TALK) event, from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31. The TALK series “provides those 50 years of age and over with creative and stimulating educational activities.” Tovey will lead the audience through a typical day at the VSO while revealing some of the secrets behind the music performed. Event at KPU’s Surrey Campus, Conference Centre, Cedar 1205 A/B. Info: Kpu.ca/talk. Registration deadline is Jan. 26. The event is $20 for the public, $15 for TALK members and KPU staff, and free for KPU students.

YOUTH

“Cirque Surrey” youth circus workshop at Surrey Arts Centre from Jan. 10 to March 7 on seven Tuesday evenings, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. “Sponsored by Envision Financial, Cirque Surrey is an exciting opportunity for youth to learn circus skills including character development, costume design, and roving performance. Other circus skills introduced will be juggling, stilt-walking, diabolo, devil sticks, plate spinning, and more.”All experience levels welcome, ages 12-19. To register call 604-501-5100 or online at www.surrey.ca/register. Course #4511949.

FILM EVENTS

KDocs documentary screening of “Flin Flon Flim Flam,” in which a Canadian mining company stands accused of murder, corruption and environmental atrocities, at KPU’s Surrey campus on Thursday Jan. 26 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. After the screening, filmmaker John Dougherty will lead a panel discussion/Q&A with KPU faculty, students and community members. Free admission; attendees must pre-register at flinflon@kpu.ca. Event at 12666 72nd Ave., Surrey, in Fir 128. Doors open with free refreshments at 4:30 p.m. Info: Visit Kdocsff.com.

SENIORS

Chinese New Year Dinner at Cloverdale Recreation Centre on Friday, Jan. 20. “Join us in celebrating the Year of the Rooster with a Chinese dinner and musical entertainment. Bring your appetite and a friend to enjoy this festive, seniors event. We also encourage all participants to wear red clothes to bring on the luck.” Fee is $19 for members, $21 for non-member. Info: Call 604-501-5100, course code 4503104.

Jamming at Fleetwood: Golden-agers are invited to join group of senior musicians that meets every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., at 15996 84 Ave. “We play for the sheer pleasure of entertaining a dedicated audience who come in to listen or dance, every week. Lunch is available for purchase, and you can try your luck at winning a 50/50 draw.” Info: contact Mildred, email truderung37@gmail.com or call 604-789-5037.

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.

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: 604-837-1676, Cloverdalemarket.ca.

LIBRARY EVENTS

French storytimes, or “Contes en Français!” at City Centre Library on Thursdays from Jan. 12 to March 2, 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. “Families can enjoy stories,  rhymes and songs in French. All ages and language levels welcome.” Register at the library (10350 University Dr., Surrey) or call 604-598-7427.

Surrey Kids Read event celebrates Family Literacy Day, on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Guildford Town Centre from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring entertainer Tony Prophet, The Purple Pirate, storytelling magic by Silly Suzie, Walter and Jazz mascots, and more. Info: Surreylibraries.com.

Fleetwood Cook Book Club meets bimonthly at Fleetwood Library on Mondays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. “If you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes, grab your apron and sign up for the Fleetwood Cook Book Club. We pick the theme/books, and you select a recipe to make from that book, then we all get together to share a meal.” Call to register: 604-598-7346.

CALLS

Clayton Heights Optometry is looking to feature Local artists at office, 103A-19151 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. “Are you an artist looking for a place to display your art? We feature an artist every few months on our waiting area wall with complete info on the artist. If you would like your painting, drawing, or photographic art displayed, email us at claytonhtsoptometry@gmail.com for consideration.”

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.

VISUAL ART

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.

Surrey Art Gallery: Gallery at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/artgallery.

PopUp Newton Gallery + Creative Hub: Gallery space in Newton features local artists and collectives, at 137th Street and 72A Avenue. Info: Facebook.com/PopUpNewton.

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

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

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.

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.

WORKSHOPS

“The Flame” writing workshop at Surrey Arts Centre led by award-winning actor/writer Deborah Williams (“Moms the Word”) from Jan. 13 to 15. “The Flame is a fiery grassroots storytelling series where people share their personal ‘true stories’ in front of a live audience. This workshop will harness the power of your personal history, and help you craft it into a Flame-style story.” Classes from Jan. 13-15, with free public presentation on Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. Fee is $199, call 604.501.5100 or visit Surrey.ca/register, course code 4514480.

SPORTS/REC

Surrey Eagles Junior A hockey team plays home games at South Surrey Arena, 2199 148 St, Surrey. “Come see future NHL stars today. Fast-paced, family fun.” Info: Surreyeagles.ca, 604-531-4625 (GOAL).

Surrey Knights Junior B hockey team plays home games at North Surrey Recreation Centre. For schedule of games and ticket information, visit Surreyknights.ca or call 604-534-1285.

Free swims sponsored by Westminster Savings, on Saturdays throughout the year. “Join us for our free family swims held once per month at each of our indoor pools. Free swims are part of Westminster Savings’ Project Better Balance.” Events are held at the North Surrey rec centre pool on the last Saturday of each month from 2 to 5 p.m., at South Surrey’s indoor pool on the first Saturday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m., and at the Surrey Sport & Leisure pool on the third Sunday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m.

GARDENS

Cloverdale Garden Club meets on the second Thursday of the month, from September to June, at Clayton Community Hall, 18513 70th Ave., Surrey. Annual membership is $20, drop-in fee is $3. For information, contact Nancy, 604-530-4197.

CLUBS/GROUPS

Surrey Singles Over 60: “Are you interested in meeting new people and having fun dancing, bowling, cards, dinners, picnics etc.? We are accepting new members based in the North Surrey/North Delta area, so call 604-594-2860 and ask for Lyla or Doug or Roy at 604-593-1918.”

North Delta Newcomers and Friends is a ladies social club. “Our fall activities are in full swing. If you are new to the area or would just like to meet some new people, please call and arrange to attend some of them (morning walks, coffee times, stitch and chat, card games, and par 3 golf, potlucks and our monthly dinners.” Info: call Kathy at 604-583-3691 or Pam at 604-597-7974.

Surrey Beekeepers Association meetings held on 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.”

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.

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.

VOLUNTEERS

Alzheimer Society of B.C. seeks volunteers to help Surrey families live well with dementia. The society is looking for a volunteer to facilitate its local caregiver support group. “This involves leading a monthly meeting, maintaining group attendance records and using Society materials to provide information to the group.” A time commitment of three to six hours per month is required. Training is provided. Contact the Resource Centre at 604-449-5000 or info.southfraser@alzheimerbc.org. Info: Alzheimerbc.org.

SurreyCares Community Foundation seeks three volunteers to join the organizing committee for the gala awards event “Serving with Distinction,” on Feb. 28. “Use your skills in organization, planning, or décor to help us to celebrate the charitable work done here in Surrey. Other volunteer opportunities are available.” Email Karen at karenyoung@surreycares.org, or call 604-591-2699.

The Surrey Board of Trade seeks volunteers for three of its advocacy teams (Agriculture Team, Environment Team and Tourism, Arts & Culture Team). Contact anne@businessinsurrey.com or call 604-581-7130.

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.

HEALTH

Al-Anon: “When you don’t know where to turn because someone drinks too much, Al-Anon family groups can help.” Call 888-425-2666, M-F, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., or visit Al-anon.alateen.org.

Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program, on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Elim Village – The Oasis, 9008 158th St., Surrey. “A self-management program designed for people who have completed treatment and are living with or have been affected by cancer. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. The workshop is facilitated by two trained lay leaders, many who are cancer survivors themselves. Caregivers are also welcome to attend.” Info: Selfmanagementbc.ca.

Nar Anon: “If you have a family member or friend struggling with addiction problems, then Nar Anon may be the place for you. We meet on Tuesdays at Bethany-Newton United Church on the corner of 60th and 148th St. in Surrey. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m.” Info: Nar-anon.org.

Surrey Multiple Sclerosis support meetings held on the last Wednesday of every month, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church, 9165 160th St., Surrey. Info: Contact Cheryl (tcheryl@telus.net, 604-581-3758) or Barb (778-373-0284).

Mental Health Family and Friends Info Night: “Support and information for friends and family of people struggling with mental illness. New members are always welcome,” on first and third Thursday of every month at Shirley Dean Pavilion, 9634 King George Blvd., Surrey (East entrance). For more information, call Katie: 604-585-5666, ext. 772534.

Tao Healing Group (formerly Soul Power) Surrey: “Learn simple but powerful self-healing techniques for any aspect of life, with Certified Healers and Teachers. Receive free healing and blessings.” Tuesday evenings at 7pm, Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr., “Everyone is welcome, and no previous experience is necessary.” By donation, info: 778-379-9920.

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.

EDUCATION

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.” To register, call 604-582-7479, email selc@shaw.ca, visit 9801 King George Blvd. (suites #111 and #350), Surrey.

Free “English for the Workplace” classes at PICS in new Project Based Language Training Program (PBLT). “Students will learn and develop soft skills, job search, resume writing, interview skills, networking and much more.” Call 604-596-7722, ext. 138. Free childminding on site.

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