SURREY EVENTS GUIDE for March 16 and beyond

Plays, concerts, business events and more in our weekly guide

Linda McRae teaches a “Scared Script-less” theatre program at Surrey Little Theatre starting on March 28. See listing under Theatre.

Linda McRae teaches a “Scared Script-less” theatre program at Surrey Little Theatre starting on March 28. See listing under Theatre.

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.

Classical Coffee Concert with Bergmann Piano Duo and guest pianist Sarah Hagen, on Thursday, March 23 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre. Social hour starts at 10 a.m., with music to follow. Tickets are $25–$30, including all fees, via 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca.

City and Colour: Canadian folk-rock musician (aka Dallas Green) performs solo concert at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Friday, April 7, Show time 8 p.m., tickets $50.50/$66, Livenation.com.

“Tribute to George Zukerman”: Concert celebrates the lifelong work of the retired artistic director of White Rock Concerts, at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 27 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, featuring Elmer Iseler Singers, Borealis String Quartet, James Campbell (clarinet), Bergmann Piano Duo. “Hear Mozart, Brahms and Gershwin in a ‘one of a kind’ spectacular evening to honour Mr. Zukerman’s outstanding contribution to classical music in Canada.” Tickets are $30, 604-507-6355, Bellperformingartscentre.com.

“An Evening with Frank Mills”: Concert features music by “Mr. Music Box Dancer,” on Friday, May 5 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Info: bellperformingartscentre.com, 604-507-6355.

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.

FUNDRAISERS

“Shamrocks and Holly”: Annual fundraiser for Surrey Christmas Bureau set for Sunday, March 19 at Kennedy’s Sports Bar in North Delta, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 11906 88 Ave. “Live Celtic music by Copper Sky Trio, energetic dancers from the Steel School of Irish Dance. Burger or Chicken strips and fries included in $20 ticket price. Silent auction, 50/50. All profits go to Surrey Christmas Bureau to help local families.” Email coordinator@christmasbureau.com, call 604-581-9623 or visit Christmasbureau.com.

North Surrey Secondary Dry Grad Fundraiser on Saturday, April 1 in school parking lot, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 15945 96th Ave, Surrey. “Hallmark Ford Vehicle Test Drive Event (test drive a vehicle, free of charge), Shred a Thon (1-800-Shredding will provide on-site shredding of personal/business documents, by donation), bottle drive and concession featuring White Spot Triple-O truck. Info: Lisa, nsdrygrad2017@shaw.ca.

COMMUNITY

“Newton Talks” event hosted by local BIA on Tuesday, March 28, 9 a.m. at Fays Family Restaurant, 7380 King George Blvd. “Newton Talks is 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.” March 28 event facilitated by Lori Dennis from OPTIONS Community Services Society. She will be giving a brief presentation about the social services available in Newton, followed up by a open forum for you to bring up your concerns. Registration is required. 604-593-2294, Newtonbia.com.

Surrey Clean Sweep Week from April 22 to 29. “Help clean-up Surrey for Canada’s 150th birthday! Lead one of 150 clean-ups during Clean Sweep Week. Supplies available and win prizes.”  Register at surrey.ca/cleansweep, call 604-501-5050.

FAIRS

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.

FESTIVALS

Celtic Fest returns to Surrey Museum on Saturday, March 18 from 1 to 4 p.m., featuring bagpipe lesson info, calligraphy instruction and live music by Allan Barnett, Small Potatoes with Sasha and Gerry, Steel School of Irish Dance, Heather Jolley Highland Dancers and bagpipes with Kyle Banta. Also, the Surrey Archives will do a presentation about Surrey’s early Irish connections at 1pm and Brendan Flynn will offer an introduction to the Ireland Canada Monument at 2:40pm. Info: 604-592-6956 or visit Surrey.ca/heritage.

Surrey Festival of Dance: The 51st edition of the festival runs from March 29 to April 29, with the No Borders Group Dance Challenge and Honour Awards held on May 13. Info: Surreyfestival.com.

Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival: Surrey event in local series on Saturday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, featuring 25 food trucks, artisan market, live music by The Pop Junkies, face painting, mini golf and more. Free admission for all ages; purchase food directly from vendors on site. Info: FVFoodTruckFestival.com.

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.

BOOKS/LIT

Surrey Muse: Literary arts event on Friday, March 24 at City Centre Library in room 405, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., featuring author Ruth Kozak, poet Joìniìna Kirton, performer Sherry Duggal and more. Info: (604) 598-7420, surrey.muse@gmail.com, Surreymuse.wordpress.com.

BUSINESS

Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards: Surrey Board of Trade welcomes nominations for the 7th annual event, to be held on April 20. Nomination deadline is Friday, March 24. Nomination form and full details available  at Businessinsurrey.com or call 604.634.0341.

Surrey Hot Topic series on “Cyber Crime and Your Business”: Surrey Board of Trade breakfast event on Friday, March 31 at Guildford Golf Club, 7929 152 St., Surrey, 7:30 a.m. start. Info: Businessinesurrey.com.

Surrey Board of Trade invites nominations for 2017 board director election in preparation for AGM in June. “This is your opportunity to initiate new ideas to affect, inform and influence the Surrey business community.” Nomination deadline is March 31. Info: Call Anita, 604-634-0342.

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.

Surrey Industry Tour hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on Friday, May 5 from 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. “This innovative event showcases Surrey’s industries and Surrey’s future developments. With commentary on Surrey developments, you will tour three or four business stops.  Tour will conclude with a guest speaker at a lunch.” Fee is $45 + tax (members); $60 + tax (general admission). Info: Businessinsurrey.com, 604.581.7130.

FASHION

“I Can’t Believe She Wore That Dress” fashion show and talk by fashion historian Ivan Sayers, on Saturday, March 25 at Northwood United Church, Surrey, from 2 to 5:30 p.m., hosted by local “Grandmothers to Grandmothers” groups, with marketplace of handcrafted items. Tickets $30, all proceeds to Stephen Lewis Foundation campaign. Info and tickets: See Greatervangogos.org/events for details.

WRESTLING

“Midget Time Tour” event on Saturday, March 25 at Cloverdale Fairgrounds’ Alice MacKay building, featuring All Star Wrestling’s Midget Wrestling Warriors World Title Match (Short Sleeve Sampson vs. Little Fabio), plus Girls Gone Wrestling and more. Info: 604-710-0872, Allstarwrestling.ca.

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

“Comedy Unscripted: Improv with a Twist”: Vancouver TheatreSports League brings improv show to Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall on Friday, March 31, 8 p.m. “Players create hilarious scenes based on suggestions offered by the audience,” at 13450 104 Ave. Audience advisory: May contain mature themes. Tickets: Regular $25; SSS $20, 604-501-5566, Tickets.Surrey.ca.

DANCE SHOWS

“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.

THEATRE/STAGE

“Opening Night”: Royal Canadian Theatre Company presents the Norm Foster comedy about a couple’s misadventures during a play’s opening night, at Surrey Arts Centre on March 17 and 18 (three show times). Info and tickets: 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca, Rctheatreco.com.

Surrey Little Theatre is offering an eight-week improvisation and theatre games program, Scared Script-less, for youth ages 12 to 17, from Tuesday March 28 to May 16 at the theatre, 7027 184th St., Surrey, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Instructor is Linda McRae. “Students will build confidence and develop skills for listening, teamwork, public speaking and more. As well, the basics of stage acting such as articulation, facial expression and storytelling will be taught.” For more information or to register, email info@surreylittletheatre.com

“Homechild”: Surrey Little Theatre presents drama, written by Joan McLeod and directed by June and Jacq Ainsworth, from April 20 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.

“Lion King Junior” musical staged by Betty Huff Elementary School theatre company from April 24 to 27. Admission is $6, bettyhufftheatre.ca, bettyhufftheatre@gmail.com, 604-585-3104. “Follow Simba and Nala as they grow up and assume control of the Pridelands. All your favourite Disney characters will be singing and dancing for your enjoyment.”

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, 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.

WORKSHOPS

Theatre Makers Creation Workshop, for those aged 15 to 19, at Surrey Arts Centre and other venues from April 9 to June 4, featuring eight weekend sessions and one performance. Workshop will guide participants through the process of an original theatrical creation using ‘adaptation’ as a theme. Info: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/register (course #4523648).

AWARDS

Shakti Awards Gala: 15th annual event celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD), on Saturday, March 25 at Bollywood Banquet Halls & Convention Centre, 8166 128 St, Surrey. Fee is $50 per person. “Shakti Awards recognize and honour women who have displayed Shakti-strength and energy, in their community, locally and/or globally. Shakti is the mother Goddess, the source of all and the agent of all change.” Info: Contact Sandhya Prasad, shaktisociety2000@gmail.com, 778-788-6936, Shaktisociety.com.

SENIORS

Active Aging Resource Fair on Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Guildford Recreation Centre, 15105 105 Ave. “Join us for the City of Surrey’s first Active Aging Resource Fair for seniors and adults. This event will bring together local community business, organizations and resources that support healthy active aging in Surrey. Interactive resource booths will host opportunities where generations can connect, be active and engaged in the community.” Info: 604-591-4274, Surrey.ca/community/21790.aspx.

White Rock-Surrey chapter of CARP presents “Stress and the Dementia Connection” talk with Karen Tyrell on Thursday, March 30, 7-9 p.m. (registration at 6:30 pm) at White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Ave. Cost: By donation. RSVP to Denice, 604-538-5778, by March 28.

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.

OPEN HOUSE

“Ideas Fairs” in Surrey will help shape the future of Surrey’s parks, recreation and culture as part of its strategic plan. “Ideas and feedback gathered from the community will help establish key priorities for the new plan. Opportunities for community input include a survey on www.surrey.ca/prcplan. Other opportunities such as interactive public idea fairs and workshops will be held throughout the spring.” Upcoming Ideas Fairs at South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre, Sat March 18, 12-3pm, Surrey Arts Centre, Weds March 22, 5-8pm, Cloverdale Recreation Centre, Thurs March 23, 5-8pm and Guildford Recreation & Aquatic Centre, Sat March 25, 12-3pm.

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.

ANTIQUES

Antiques & Collectibles Fair hosted by North Surrey Lions Club on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152nd St., Surrey. Cost is $25 to rent a table, contact Val Barker, v_barker@hotmail.com, 604-583-2944.

LIBRARY EVENTS

“Opera Tales” at Surrey Libraries: “Dash through opera and musical theatre, combining traditional and modern fairy-tales with music from Candide, Romeo et Juliette, Carmen and more. This is a special, free, 45-minute performance by the Vancouver Opera’s Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists program. There is a hands-on workshop for children (ages 4+) following the performance.” On Saturday, March 25, 1 p.m., at City Centre Library. Register at 604-598-7426; also Sun. March 26, 11 am. Semiahmoo Library. Register at 604-592-6908.

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 March 22, Apr 19, May 24, June 21; Fleetwood Library: Saturdays, 1:30-3pm on April 8, May 17; Guildford Library: Thursdays, 2-3:30 p.m. on April 6, May 4, June 1; Newton Library: Thursdays, 10:30-12 on March 23, April 27, May 25, June 22; Semiahmoo Library: Thursdays, 1-2:30 on March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15.

WALKS/RUNS

Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s: “Surrey residents can join a team to participate in the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s and show their support for people who face dementia. The event is Canada’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and takes place here and in 21 other communities across B.C. on Sunday, May 7.” Surrey event is at Eaglequest Golf at Coyote Creek. Info: Walkforalzheimers.ca; call 778-242-0751 (Sue) or 778-888-8126 (Justin).

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.

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.

CALLS

Historic Stewart Farm seeks ‘Canadiana’ artifacts for “Canada Is” exhibit. The South Surrey historic site plans to gather personal artifacts to help shape an exhibit celebrating Canada. Sought are both collections and single artifacts for the exhibit, to debut on April 22 and remain on display until early September. To lend an artifact for display, contact Spence at stewartfarm@surrey.ca or 604-591-4798 by April 1. Artifacts suitable for the exhibit can be dropped off or picked up. Historic Stewart Farm is located at 13723 Crescent Rd.

VISUAL ART

Don Hutchinson: Local artist will lead a tour of his “From Form to Fantasy” exhibit of ceramics at Surrey Art Gallery on Sunday, March 19 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Info: Surrey.ca/artgallery, 604-501-5566.

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. April 6: Surrey-based artist Bev Ellis will share her artistic journey around this theme and how it is embodied in her current work.

Surrey Art Gallery: Gallery at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/artgallery. “Scott Billings: A Risky Jump,” to March 19; “Out of Sight: Eadweard Muybridge and Harold Edgerton” and “Zoopraxis: Eadweard Muybridge’s Animal Kingdom,” to March 5; “Don Hutchinson: From Form to Fantasy,” to March 19; “Canada 150 Art by Surrey Students,” to April 16.

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.

Landmark Cinemas 12 Guildford: 15051 101st Ave. 604-581-1716, Landmarkcinemas.com

Strawberry Hill Cineplex: 12161 72nd Ave., Surrey. 604-501-9400.

SPORTS/REC

Provincial Nifty Fifty Senior Ladies Curling Bonspiel, from Monday, March 20 to Wednesday, March 22 at Cloverdale Curling Club, 6150 176 St. “We have 144 participants this year with many having curled in this bonspiel for 20 years or more. Our oldest participant in 2012 was 92 years young! The host curling club changes each year, rotating from the Metro Vancouver area to Vancouver Island and the Interior.” Info: catherineannfortier@gmail.com, 778-489-9592, Cloverdalecurlingclub.ca.

April All-Stars 3 on 3 basketball tournament hosted by Panorama YMCA Interact Group from Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30 at North Surrey Secondary. Kids, Teens, 19+, fee $100 per team. “All proceeds will go towards financially aiding low income youth to play on sports teams. Registration for the tournament will close on April 20.” Info: Make.sailacademy.ca/interact/home, panoramaymcainteract@gmail.com.

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.

GARDENS

Seedy Saturday event at Historic Stewart Farm on Saturday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “A celebration of heirloom and endangered plant varieties.” Seeds will be for sale and people are invited to bring their own seeds to exchange. Local vendors will be on site selling seeds and plants and offering tips, including many new vendors setting up at the farm for the first time this year.” At 13723 Crescent Road in South Surrey, 604-592-6956, Surrey.ca/heritage.

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.”

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

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 heather@businessinsurrey.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.

VOLUNTEERS

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 kristina.gao@bc.cancer.ca 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 info.southfraser@alzheimerbc.org. 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 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

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 frasersouth@bcss.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 (tcheryl@telus.net, 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.

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