THREE THINGS TO DO: Boogie-woogie pianist plays Delta church hall

Also: Toque Tuesday at Surrey City Hall Plaza, Groundhog Day event in Newton

Pianist Dominik Heins

1. White Rock-based pianist Dominik Heins boogie-woogies his way to North Delta on Saturday (Jan. 30) for an evening concert at Crossroads United Church. Heins, a product of the Hamburg scene, plays the 88s with energy to burn as he navigates swing-style tunes of the 1930s and onward. He’s even jammed with the likes of Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis. Check him out starting at 7 p.m. Saturday at the church, located at 7655 120th St., Delta. Tickets are $15 at the door and via email sent to, or call 778-593-1043 for more details.

2. Spectators are encouraged to watch the action as ball hockey teams do battle during another Toque Tuesday tournament, set for Feb. 2 at Surrey City Hall Plaza. The annual event, which collects cash and winter clothing for homeless people in Surrey, is orchestrated by Tim Baillie, a retired firefighter and self-described “Supreme Commander” of Toque Tuesday activities in Surrey. The fun happens in a brand new rink from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you go, buy a $10 toque and consider bringing socks, jackets, sweaters, footwear, scarves and similar items to donate. Details are posted at

3. In Newton, Groundhog Day is celebrated a few days early — on Saturday (Jan. 30) during a two-hour event that runs from noon to 2 p.m. at the rec centre (13730 72nd Ave.). Lou Jack the Groundhog will be the centre of attention as he looks for his shadow, with crafts, treats, games and story times planned by those with the area’s BIA. Attractions include a free pancake breakfast, a mini movie theatre, history lessons about Newton, and a toonie swim at the pool. More info is at



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