THREE THINGS TO DO: Rugged Maniac, ‘Fun in Surrey’ and Fibre Arts fest

A weekly summary of notable things happening in the Surrey area

Some hot obstacles are part of this weekend's Rugged Maniac event in Cloverdale.

1. Close to 4,000 racers and 1,000 spectators are expected for this year’s Rugged Maniac event, set for Saturday (Aug. 13) at Cloverdale Fairgrounds. More than two dozen obstacles – tunnels, trampolines, fire pits, a 50-foot waterslide and more – are part of the race, which includes a festival full of music, food and beer. Part proceeds from the event will be going to the Canucks For Kids Foundation. Check it out online at

2. Amrit Bains, a local musician best known for his upbeat songs about life in Surrey (including the TV news-worthy “Super Sweet City”), returns to the stage on Saturday evening (Aug. 13) with “Fun in Surrey,” the title of his concert at Surrey Arts Centre. Show time is 7 p.m. for the family-friendly performance, tickets for which are $10 via 604-501-5566 and

3. Demonstrations, displays, live music and crafts are featured at Surrey Museum’s Fibre Arts and Crafts Festival, on Saturday (Aug. 13) from 1 to 4 p.m. The free event will also involve a finger weaving exploration with Mechtild Morin, a visit by fashion historian Ivan Sayers and dog hair-spinning lessons from Philippa Joy. It all happens at 17710 56A Ave. For details visit


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