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. May 28: Karin Plato & Natasha D’Agostino.
“Elvira Madigan: Jonathan Biss plays Mozart” concert as part of the VSO’s Surrey Nights series, on Sunday, May 21 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Tickets and info: vancouversymphony.ca.
“Scenic Adventures: An Operatic Vacation”: Surrey-based Young Peoples’ Opera Society presents show June 2-3 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15/20 via 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca.
Beatlemania on Tour tribute concert at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, July 6, featuring hits by The Beatles as part of a touring show. Tickets $22.75/$50.75 via Ticketmaster.ca.
FVDED in the Park: Third annual hip-hop/electronic pop music festival at Surrey’s Holland Park on July 7-8, featuring The Chainsmokers, Wiz Khalifa, PartyNextDoor and Dillon Francis on three stages. Visit Fvdedinthepark.com for details.
“Gone Country”: Annual benefit concert for cancer-related charities will feature Tim Hicks, Jojo Mason, Karen Lee Batten, Me and Mae and others, on July 22 at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale. Tickets and info: Twinscancerfundraising.com.
“Huge annual garage sale” hosted by Zimbabwe Gecko Society on Saturday, May 20 from 8 am. to 2 pm. at the White Rock Baptist Church (rear entrance, 1657 140th St., South Surrey). “All funds raised go directly to supporting our grass-roots programs in Zimbabwe which make a real difference in the lives of people who need it the most.” Food and drinks available. Info: Zimbabwegecko.com.
Burns Bog Garage Sale on Saturday, May 27, 9:30 am to 3 pm at Burns Bog Conservation Society, 7953 120th St., Delta. “Support the environment while still getting some great deals, or donate some of your own hidden gems.” Call 604-572-0373 to donate, or email email@example.com. No electronics or furniture. Info: Burnsbog.org/garage-sale.
Friends of the Grove Fundraiser and Cocktail Party on Sunday, May 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Old Surrey Restaurant, 13483 72nd Ave., Surrey. Wine tasting, canapés, coffee and tea. Display will include Friends of the Grove, local artists and history of Newton by the City of Surrey Archives. Dress is business casual. Tickets are $25 and all proceeds go to Friends of The Grove. “Newton BIA is a proud supporter of this local community group.” Info: Eventbrite.ca and search for event title.
Community Sweat Lodge event on Friday, June 9, 6:30 pm to 10 pm at Cwenengitel Aboriginal Society, 13632 110A Ave., Surrey. “The Sweat Lodge is a First Peoples’ ceremony used to connect with and honour the Earth. Participants will be exposed to heat, steam and smoke and should be physically fit. Registration is free, but space is limited.” Info: Villagesurrey.ca/event/community-sweat-lodge-3, 778-988-3549.
Surrey RCMP host spring Neighbourhood Safety Meetings to share information about localized crime trends and current actions underway to address these crimes. Final meeting is in Guildford (May 25 from 6:30-8:30pm, Fleetwood Park Secondary, 7940 156th St.). Pre-registration is not required. Info: Surrey.rcmp.ca.
Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair: Annual May Day long weekend event at Cloverdale Fairgrounds from May 19 to 22, featuring rodeo action, live music, rides, food and other attractions. Info: Cloverdalerodeo.com, 604-576-9461.
Immaculate Conception Community Fair 2017, on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 8842 119th St., North Delta. “Free admission. Free entertainment, cheap food and $20 wristbands gets you unlimited play and games,” plus the magic of Bruce Hunt (magicguy.ca); demonstrations from Academy of Martial Arts (wcama.ca) and Delta Police Canine Squad – Integrated Police Dog Service. Info: 604-366-5101.
Grow & Gather Farm Expo at Cloverdale Agriplex on weekend of June 10-11. A new expo and educational event aimed to help small farm owners maximize their productivity and keep within British Columbia’s farm-use regulations.” Weekend pass is $35. Info: Growandgatherfarmexpo.com.
Surrey’s Canada Day event on July 1 at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale, featuring headlining bands Hedley, Magic!, Chilliwack, Good for Grapes and others, plus rides, food, “Canada 150” attractions, fireworks and more. Info: Surrey.ca/canadaday.
Royal Victorian Party at South Surrey’s Historic Stewart Farm on Sunday, May 21 from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. “Party like it’s 1895” at annual event. “Be part of Queen Victoria’s royal visit celebrating her birthday. Our impersonator queen will cut birthday cake and grace visitors with selfies and royal portraits. Waist coats and feathered hats are encouraged but not mandatory.” At 13723 Crescent Road. Info: 604-592-6956, Surrey.ca/stewartfarm.
Surrey International Children’s Festival: Theme of “Be Moved!” for the 2017 event, to feature shows from Canada, Australia and Korea from May 25 to 27 at Bear Creek Park and Surrey Arts Centre. Shows include Windmill Theatre Co.’s “Grug and the Rainbow,” all-ages circus act “Les Parfaits Inconnus,” theatre production “Mistatim,” a “Paper Playground” interactive dance show, the Korean/Canadian theatre/puppetry production “Sangja,” music by Le Groupe Swing and a theatrical “Snow White/Blanche Neige” show. Info: Surrey.ca/childrensfestival, or call 604-501-5566.
Surrey Greek Food Festival: Annual event runs from June 9 to 18 at Greek Orthodox church at 13181 96th Ave., Surrey. Info: Greekorthodoxsurrey.com, 604-496-5099, Facebook.com/SurreyGreek.
City of Bhangra Festival at venues in Surrey and Vancouver from June 11 to 17. “The largest Bhangra festival in North America features concerts, after-parties with top DJs, workshops and free events. Over 350 performers from international stars to local artists, presented by the Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society.” Info: vibc.org, Facebook.com/vancouverbhangra.
Mayor Linda Hepner’s third annual State of the City Address on Thursday, May 18 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. To register, call 604.581.7130.
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.
“Giselle” by Coastal City Ballet performed on Friday, June 9 at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88th Ave. “A haunting story of innocence and betrayal, and a timeless tale about the redemptive power of love, Irene Schneider’s Giselle features some of ballet’s most dramatic scenes and otherworldly images.” Tickets from $35 to $42, group discounts available. Info: Coastalcityballet.com, 604-501-5566.
“Homechild”: Surrey Little Theatre presents drama, written by Joan McLeod and directed by June and Jacq Ainsworth, to May 20 at Clayton-area theatre. “As age loosens his grip on long-held secrets, Alistair MacEachern yearns for Katie, the younger sister left in Scotland when he was shipped out as a “home child” in 1922.” Info: Surreylittletheatre.com, 604-576-8451.
“Love, Loss and What I Wore”: Naked Stage Productions Society presents a “readers theatre” version of the award-winning comedy by Nora Ephron, featuring all-female cast for show dates June 9 to 11 at Newton Cultural Centre. “The theme is the role that ones apparel or accessories have influenced events in the lives of the wearers.” For tickets ($15) and info, visit Brownpapertickets.com/event/2913808 or Nakedstage.net.
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.
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.”
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.
T.W. Twirlers Square Dance Club hosts events every Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Royal Heights Baptist Church, 11706 96th Ave., North Delta. All-ages event, first night is free admission. “It is ‘Friendship Set To Music.’ Come out and have fun learning to dance and meet new friends, for a social, fun night out.” Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 604-358-2841.
Surrey International Folk Dancing meets Thursdays from 7 to 10 pm at Walnut Road Elementary, 16152 82nd Ave., Surrey, from September to June. “First time free, no partner required. Wear comfortable shoes.” $4 drop-in fee. Info: Call Dale, 604-496-4236, Surreyfolkdance.org.
Surrey Fiddlers Old Time Dance takes place at Clayton Hall (18513 70th Ave., Surrey) on first Tuesday 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.
“Rising Tides and Skin Boats” community art project event on Wednesday, May 17, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Room 120 at Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr., Surrey. Free admission. “Join us for a knowledge exchange and social engagement art project to process what we know about our changing oceans and climate, and visually weave a collective response for a hopeful future.” Info: Villagesurrey.ca/event/rising-tides-skin-boats.
“Newton Talks” event hosted by Newton BIA on Tuesday, May 23, starting at 9 a.m. at Fays Family Restaurant, #600-7380 King George Blvd., Surrey. A monthly networking forum for businesses and community to establish a voice for Newton that improves business opportunities, revitalize the area, and creates a sustainable future for the community. Each month the discussion will focus on a different area of concern.” Open to the community. breakfast will be provided. Registration required. Info: Newtonbia.com, 604-593-2294.
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 email@example.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.
Surrey Urban Farmers Market returns to North Surrey rec centre plaza this spring, on Wednesday afternoons starting June 7, from 2 to 6 p.m. “A vibrant, multi-cultural farmers market, promoting and celebrating small-scale farmers, food producers and artisans for the benefit of our diverse community.” Live music, plus community workshops and events. Info: Surreymarket.org, 778-228-3276.
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.
ESL Book Clubs at Surrey Libraries: “Practice your English and make friends at ESL Book Club. Come practice reading, speaking, and listening in English. Book clubs are free, fun, and friendly. Readers are welcome at any level from beginners to advanced. Library books will be provided (levels 1-4). City Centre Library: Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm on May 24, June 21; Fleetwood Library: Saturdays, 1:30-3pm on May 17; Guildford Library: Thursdays, 2-3:30 p.m. on May 4, June 1; Newton Library: Thursdays, 10:30-12 on May 25, June 22; Semiahmoo Library: Thursdays, 1-2:30 on May 18, June 15.
Scotiabank MS Walk on Sunday, May 28 at Hawthorne Park in Surrey, starting at 9 a.m. “Help raise funds to #endMS. For the first time, we walk at beautiful Hawthorne Park in support of all Canadians affected by this disease. Upon reaching the finish line, walkers can enjoy snacks and refreshments, music, family-friendly activities, and the great company of other dedicated participants.” Info: Mssociety.ca, 604-602-3202 or 1-800-268-7582, ext.7224.
Color Me Rad: 5K fun run features powders of pink, yellow, green, blue and violet colours, on Saturday, June 3 at Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Info: colormerad.com/surrey/#113.
Jog for the Bog: Annual event hosted by Burns Bog Conservation Society on Sunday, July 23 at Delta Nature Reserve, 10388 Nordel Court. All-ages event features pancake breakfast, music, more. Info: 604-572-0373, Jogforthebog.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.
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 email@example.com, 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.
Fraser Health Crisis Line needs volunteers: “We operate 24/7 and recruit year-round with 5-6 training sessions per year. We are 90 per cent volunteer-based relying on over 27,000 volunteer hours annually to answer nearly 45,000 calls per year. Develop skills for social work, counseling, mental health, policing, E-Comm 911, grad school and so much more.” Info: Optionsbc.ca/volunteer-at-options, 604-584-5811, ext. 1309.
Canadian Cancer Society: “Campaign volunteers and Community Office Support volunteers are needed at our Surrey office at 10362 King George Blvd. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or apply directly at Cancervolunteer.ca.
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 email@example.com. Info: Alzheimerbc.org.
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. 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.
The Arts Council of Surrey is featuring Options Community Services/Surrey Clubhouse “Therapeutic Journey,” an art exhibit and sale, as well as Community Living Society/Studio 73 “Vision of Fused Glass,” bringing original designs to life, during month of May at Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 72nd Ave., Surrey. Admission is free.
Surrey Art Gallery: Gallery at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/artgallery. “Jim Adams: The Irretrievable Moment,” to June 11; “High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese,” to Aug. 22; “Passionate Colours,” to July 14.
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. June 1: White Rock-based artist Georgina Johnstone will outline the basic steps to painting a landscape.
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.
Hollywood 3 Cinemas: 7125 138th St. (Newton Centre, near 72nd Ave., Surrey). 604-592-4441. Hollywoodcinema.ca.
Landmark Cinemas 12 Guildford: 15051 101st Ave. 604-581-1716, Landmarkcinemas.com
Strawberry Hill Cineplex: 12161 72nd Ave., Surrey. 604-501-9400.
Surrey Environmental Extravaganza: 20th Annual series of events until June 11 at venues across Surrey. “Explore and learn about nature in Surrey with this series of over 100 free programs and events. Join a guided walk, plant a tree, release baby salmon, help clean up a park, attend nature storytimes and so much more.” Info: Surrey.ca/extravaganza, 604-502-6065.
Action BMX Racing Club in Newton hosts Canada Cup racing action, plus BC Premier Series and Pro-Am races, on May 27-28, featuring $16k guaranteed purse, BMX show n’ shine, beer garden, concession, draws, vendors, daily prizes and more. Info: Actionbmx.com, or call Trevor (604-841-8990) or Brent (604-802-7433).
Jim Gallagher Memorial Amateur Boxing Show at Cloverdale Legion Auditorium on Sunday, May 28, from 2 to 5 p.m. Card will feature eight to 10 bouts, showcasing a variety of weight divisions. Admission is $10, or $20 for ringside seats (children 12 and under are free). At 17567 57th Ave., Cloverdale. Info: 604-534-8156.
Canucks Junior Golf Week presented by Odlum Brown Ltd. runs July 5-9 in Surrey, for youth aged 5 to 18. Four Surrey golf facilities will collectively host seven camps: July 5 at Birdies & Buckets Family Golf Centre, 1 p.m. start; July 7 at Morgan Creek Golf Course, 9:30 a.m. start; July 7 at Birdies & Buckets Family Golf Centre, 1 p.m. start; July 7 at Northview Golf Academy, 4:30 p.m.; July 8 at Eaglequest Coyote Creek, 10 a.m.; July 8 at Northview Golf Academy, 5:30 p.m.; July 9 at Eaglequest Coyote Creek, 10 a.m. “These camps are instructed by PGA of British Columbia Professionals and last approximately two hours each.” Fee is $20 plus GST, info at Canucks.com/golfweek.
Canada Cup international softball championship: World’s elite female softball players in annual tournament at Surrey’s Softball City and Cloverdale Athletic Park from July 7 to 17, featuring 1,200 athletes on teams in six divisions. Info: CanadaCup.com.
North Surrey Football & Cheer registration is online at Surreyfootball.com/registration. Cost varies by age. For info, visit the website, email Info@surreyfootball.com or call 694-596-7674.
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.
South Surrey Garden Club: Next meeting is on Wednesday, May 24 and the speaker is Dr. Luis Torres from UBC on “Engaging collectors in plant conservation.” The club meets at 7 p.m. every fourth Wednesday (except August and December) at St Mark’s Anglican Church, 12953 20th Ave. “We have a very active and full program with great speakers, field trips and workshops.” Info: Contact Kathy Starke at 604 535 8264 or visit Southsurreygardenclub.ca.
Surrey Board of Trade Networking Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 1 at Morgan Creek Golf Course, Surrey, with space for 160 golfers. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Heather Booth at email@example.com or call 604-634-0341.
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.
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 SMH- Psychiatry Board room, 4th floor. For more information, call Hardeep 604-574-1976 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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 (email@example.com, 604-581-3758) or Barb (778-373-0284).
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.