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THREE THINGS TO DO in Surrey (for Jan. 5): Supernatural rock, Newton walk, 'Grassroots' talk

A weekly guide to some go-to events happening in Surrey and surrounding area
The band Supernatural plays Blue Frog Studios in White Rock on Friday and Saturday (Jan. 6-7)

1. Former Surrey-based guitarist Doug Towle – now living in Shawnigan Lake, on Vancouver Island, and playing stages as TL Douglas – returns to White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios this weekend with Supernatural, a band that plays the music of Santana with impressive precision. For four shows on Friday and Saturday (Jan. 7-8), the gifted guitar player is joined by fellow musicians Pete Davyduck (bass), Lyndon Dewitt (percussion), Patrick Gavigan (vocals), Heidi McCurdy (vocals), Mike Michalkow (drums) and Bett Ziegler (keys). Details are posted at, or call 604-542-3055.

2. ** Update from Newton BIA on Thursday: This walk is cancelled. "Due to the ice and cold. We'll see everyone in February." ***  The business-improvement association in Newton hosts another community walk on Friday morning (Jan. 6) starting at 9 a.m. at the McDonald’s restaurant on 72nd Avenue. “We will be walking the streets, picking up trash, reporting problem sites while building community!” the BIA says in a web post. To get involved in the two-hour stroll, part of the Surrey Adopt-a-Street program, email or call 604-593-2294.

3. Activism is at the heart of a “Grassroots” event happening Friday (Jan. 6) at Surrey City Hall’s Centre Stage theatre starting at 6 p.m. Presented by Azaadi, the evening of spoken word, discussion and art aims to explore the past, present and future of Sikh activism, featuring “a powerful and thought-provoking dialogue” led by Sikh activists and artists from Toronto, California and B.C. Admission is $5 via 604-501-5566 or



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Tom Zillich

About the Author: Tom Zillich

I cover entertainment, sports and news stories for the Surrey Now-Leader, where I've worked for more than half of my 30-plus years in the newspaper business.
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