EVENTS GUIDE for Jan. 29 and beyond (Surrey, White Rock, North Delta)

EVENTS GUIDE for Jan. 29 and beyond (Surrey, White Rock, North Delta)

CONCERTS

Norman Foote: Juno award-winner performs with young singers from Surrey as his backup choir in family concert co-presented with Surrey International Children’s Festival, on Jan. 31 at Surrey Arts Centre. All seats $12, 7 p.m. concert, info 604-501-5566.

Dueling Pianos with The Piano Men: Las Vegas-style performance Saturday, Jan. 31 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock, with shows at 7 and 9 p.m. Show info: Bluefrogstudios.ca.

Cory Weeds Quintet plays the music of Art Blakey: Jazz concert Friday, Feb. 6 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock, 8 p.m. start. Show info: Bluefrogstudios.ca.

St. Mark Concert Series: “Steve Maddocks in a concert of hot jazz for a cool season,” Sunday, Feb. 8, 2 p.m. at St. Mark Ocean Park, 12953 20th Ave., South Surrey. Tickets $15 plus service charge. Refreshments included. Funds go into St. Mark Ministries based on need at the time. Tickets: Brownpapertickets.com/event/1147796, 604-535-8841.

Valentine’s Day Dance Party with Jane’s Blonde at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. “Bring your lover (or find a new one) and dance the night away with Jane’s Blonde, a local party-rock sextet that will put the groove in your heart on Saturday, Feb. 14.” Info and tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca, 604-542-3055.

Arsen Shomakhov: Blues guitarist in Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance concert at Pacific Inn Resort’s Rhumba Room on Saturday, Feb. 14, with guest Ellie Johnson. 1160 King George Blvd., South Surrey. Tickets 604-542-6515, Whiterockblues.com.

John Mann: Spirit of the West singer/guitarist in concert Friday, Feb. 20 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock, 8 p.m. Show info: Bluefrogstudios.ca.

Steelin’ in the Years: The Music of Steely Dan: Tribute performance Saturday, Feb. 21 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Shows at 7 and 9:15 p.m. Info and tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca, 604-542-3055.

Jim Byrnes with the Sojourners: Local blues performer with musical guests, Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Info and tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca, 604-542-3055.

Led Zepagain: California-based tribute to Led Zeppelin performs Friday, March 6 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock, 7 p.m. show. Info and tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca, 604-542-3055.

Classical Coffee Concerts: Pianist Sarah Hagen hosts 75-minute classical concerts on select Thursday mornings at Surrey Arts Centre’s studio theatre. Coffee and pastries at 9:30 a.m., concert start time 10:30 a.m. Info: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/theatre. Concert schedule: Feb. 26 (Sarah Hagen and Bergmann Piano Duo); April 2: (Sarah Hagen and Nicholas Wright).

Encore Peninsula Concert series, in partnership with City of White Rock, presents six concerts as part of 2014-15 series at White Rock’s First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., on Sundays (select dates only) starting at 3 p.m. Info: 604) 501-5566 and press 1 and Tickets.Surrey.ca; tickets can also be purchased at White Rock Community Centre, Kent Street Activity Centre and Centennial Park Leisure Centre. Concerts include Feb. 22 (Elizabeth Bergmann & Marcel Bergmann, Canada), March 29 (Sihana Badivuku, violin, Kosovo, and E. Skovorodnikov, piano) and April 26 (Hugues Leclere, piano, France).

Jazz Vespers at Northwood United Church: Hour-long concert events on second and fourth Sundays at church, 8855 156th St., Surrey, starting at 4 p.m.

White Rock Trad Jazz Society: Presents three-hour concert/dance events Sunday afternoons (select dates) at Crescent Beach Legion, from 2 to 5 p.m. at 2643 128th St., South Surrey. Admission: $8/10. Info: 604-591-7275, Whiterocktradjazz.com.

WRESTLING

All-Star Wrestling’s “Superbrawl” event at Cloverdale Fairgrounds on Saturday, Jan. 31, featuring Gorgeous Michelle Starr (in final match) vs. Azeem the Dream. Tickets start at $15, details at Allstar-wrestling.com or call 604-710-0872. A post-show “meet the wrestlers” event will take place at Rusty’s Pub, 17770 56th Ave., Surrey.

OPEN MIC

Delta Arts Council open mic night at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta), on last Friday of each month – next on Jan. 30. “Open Mic gives local talent the opportunity to share and showcase.” Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $4/person at the door. Info: www.deltaartscouncil.ca.

SHOWS

Beijing Shadow Play Art Troupe: Regional tour in celebration of Chinese New Year stops at Surrey city hall’s Centre Stage on Feb. 20-21, in dramatic storytelling performance involving silhouettes made of leather shapes (shadow puppets) projected onto a white screen. Tickets for performances are $15 plus s/c via 604 501-5566 and Tickets.surrey.ca; tickets for workshops in the library are $10 plus s/c. Show times on Feb. 20 are 4 and 7 p.m., with 5 p.m. workshop. Shows on Feb. 21 at 1 and 3 p.m., 2 p.m. workshop.

CULTURAL EVENTS

2015 Chinese New Year Gala Celebration, 5 p.m. Feb. 22 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. “White Rock & South Surrey Chinese Society will hold a celebration gala for 2015 Chinese New Year,” including dinner. “This year the musicians and dancers come from many different cultural backgrounds. Our Society will take this opportunity to encourage the Chinese Canadian and immigrant families to make positive contributions to the multicultural society of Canada.” For tickets and questions, contact Davie, 604-537-7339. Bell info: 604-507-6355.

CLUBS/LIVE MUSIC

The Taphouse Guildford: Live music three nights a week at upscale bar, 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. 604-583-8828, Thetaphouse.ca.

Dublin Crossing: Live music six nights a week at 18789 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. 604-575-5470, Dublincrossing.com.

Sawbucks Pub: Live music on select weekend nights, 1626 152nd St., South Surrey. “Almost Famous Karaoke” Thursdays, Trivia Night Tuesdays. 604-536-6420, Sawbuckspub.com.

Olympia Pizza: Live music, comedy and more at venue in Whalley, 10257 King George Blvd. 604-584-1388, Facebook.com/olympia.resto. Tues. and Thurs. open-mic night, live band jam night; Wed. “FreeStyle” hip-hop/rap with Rasta Mike. Comedy night on last Friday of month with Dennis Lintonjua.

White Rock Elks Lodge #431: Live music and special events on select nights, karaoke on Fridays, at 1469 George St., White Rock, 604-538-4016, Whiterockelks.ca.

Five Corners Bistro, 15182 Buena Vista Ave, White Rock,  Wednesday evenings featuring Al Wieb, virtuoso jazz guitarist and guests. Call 604-538-5455 for reservations.

Central City Brewing Co.: Live music on select nights at restaurant/bar, 13450 102nd Ave., at Central City, Surrey. 604-582-6620, centralcitybrewing.com.

Sandpiper Pub: Live music on select nights at 15595 Marine Dr., White Rock, 604-531-7625, Sandpiperpub.com.

Washington Avenue Grill: Live music Wed.-Sun. at restaurant at East Beach (15782 Marine Dr., White Rock). 604-541-4244, washingtonavenuegrill.com.

DANCE SHOWS

Steel School of Irish Dance presents its Winter Recital 2015, 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at Bell Performing Arts centre, 6250 144th St., Surrey. “Don’t miss this great night of live Irish dancing featuring all levels.” Tickets $14.50 to $17.50, 604-507-6355.

THEATRE/STAGE

“I’ll Be Back Before Midnight”: Mystery thriller runs from Jan. 29 to Feb. 21 (Thurs. to Sat., 8 p.m., plus Sunday matinees Feb. 8 and 15 at 2 p.m.) at Surrey Little Theatre. Tickets 604-576-8451, reservations@surreylittletheatre.com, Surreylittletheatre.com.

“Side By Side By Sondheim”: Musical showcase illustrates the wide range of Stephen Sondheim’s abilities and those of his equally amazing collaborators, staged by White Rock Players’ Club from Feb. 4 to 28 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. Tickets are $18 adults, $16 students, seniors, and CCS members, 604-536-7535, Whiterockplayers.com.

“Like Father, Like Son? Sorry”: Comedy-theatre show Feb. 6 at Surrey Arts Centre. “Revealing the fears, worries and surprises of being a new father, Chris Gibbs manages to explore the Superman myth, pop heroes in general, the perils of being overweight, the complexities of marriage, and other everyday issues.” Tickets and info: 604-501-5566, Tickets.Surrey.ca.

“Mike the Knight in the Great Scavenger Hunt”: Koba Entertainment brings theatrical production, based on CG-animated TV series, to Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Feb. 14. The show will take “audiences on an interactive and eye-opening adventure for the whole family complete with an enchanting world of medieval castles, plucky trolls and flying dragons.” Tickets and info: 1-855-985-5000, MikeTheKnightOnTour.com.

Cheesecake Burlesque Revue on Feb. 14 at Surrey Arts Centre. “With a mission to celebrate classic burlesque with a modern twist, this bevy of beauties will shimmy their way into your hearts and show you how to bump ‘n grind for Valentines.” Tickets and info: 604-501-5566, Tickets.Surrey.ca.

“Steel Magnolias:” Peninsula Productions brings Robert Harling story to Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock, from March 4 to 14, directed by Wendy Bollard. Show times 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat., plus 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 7. Tickets adults $25, or $20 for students/seniors, at 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Info: 604-536-7535, Peninsulaproductions.org.

FOOD/BEVERAGES

Ukrainian “soul food” (perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch) will be available on Friday, Jan. 30 at a 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.” For information, call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.

HEALTH

Canadian Mental Health Association (Delta) offers an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Support Group for individuals with OCD and/or friends and family, on first Wednesday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m., 11715 72nd Ave., North Delta (house). Call 604-943-1878 to register.

“Lose the Booze” this February and support life-saving cancer research: BC Cancer Foundation’s 28-day alcohol-free challenge “will have you trading in your wine for water and raising funds to support cancer research benefitting patients across the province.” Register at Losethebooze.ca.

KIDS/FAMILY

Surrey Libraries celebrates Family Literacy Day with its annual celebration, Surrey Kids Read, on Thursday, Jan. 31 at Guildford Town Centre’s Centre Court from noon to 3 p.m. “The popular free, family event will feature performances by children’s musician Tony Prophet, storytelling by Silly Susie, and a ventriloquist show by Wendy Stuart,” plus face painting, activities, and information for children and families.

Literacy Night at St. Bernadette Elementary on Thursday, Feb. 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 13130 65B Ave., Surrey. “Special guest author Eric Wilson will give a presentation to Gr. 3-7 students and families. A member of the local library will be reading to pre-school to grade 2 students. There will be games, book exchanges, the Scholastic Book Fair, debate club presentation, and more. Everyone is welcome.” Info: 604-596-1101, Stbernadetteschool.ca.

Make Believe Birthday Parties: “Celebrate your birthday at Surrey Museum. Invite your friends and choose from themes like Pirates, Dinosaurs, Cowboy/Cowgirl, Ancient Egypt and more.” Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. $12.50 per child (birthday child is free). Must pre-book by calling 604-592-6956.

COMMUNITY

Groundhog Day in Newton: Event on Sunday, Feb. 1 hosted by Newton Business Improvement Association from noon to 2 p.m. at The Grove in Newton, 13730 72nd Ave. “Bring your whole family” to “free, family-friendly event. “Giant tree stump with Lou Jack (Early Pioneer) the Groundhog, crafts table for kids & goodie bags presented by Deserres and the Youth Arts Council, groundhog photo board for pictures donated by Fast Signs, Groundhog Day coupons/token for promotions at our local businesses, live music by Neil Harnett (Neilharnett.com), closing ceremony with Lou Jack the Groundhog popping out to determine the length of winter, free screening of “Groundhog Day” the movie at Hollywood 3 Cinemas at 2 p.m. Info: Tinyurl.com/groundhognewton, 604-593-2294.

SENIORS

Curling lessons for Seniors 55+, daytime curling leagues Tuesday and Thursday at Delta Thistle Curling Club. Info: 604-594-2323.

Music Jammers: Seniors (50+) invited to join in lively two-hours of music, dancing and fun, Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Kennedy House Seniors Centre, 11760 88th Ave., North Delta. Drop-in fee 35 cents. “Call ahead to make sure we’re not cancelled that week.” 604-594-2717.

FILM EVENTS

White Rock Social Justice Film Society shows documentary movies with themes of social justice at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock, by donation. Info: whiterocksocialjusticefilmfestival.ca.

Get Reel: Film series hosted by Semiahmoo Arts at White Rock Community Centre, with screenings held on select nights, 7 p.m. start. Guest speakers lead a discussion following each film. Tickets $10/11; Info: 604-536-8333, www.whiterockartscouncil.com.

VISUAL ART

Experience Sights and Sounds South of the Fraser: Talk and Tour with Taryn Hubbard and Anne Murray at Surrey Art Gallery on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. “How well do you know the city and community you live in? Experience the sights and sounds of Surrey and the South of Fraser region through a talk by Open Sound 2015 artist Taryn Hubbard and a tour of Views from the Southbank I with ecologist and historian Anne Murray. The two will join Surrey Art Gallery curator Jordan Strom for an informal conversation following the tour. Admission to this event is free. At 13750 88th Ave., Surrey, 604-501-5566.

“Survivors”: Seven courageous artists display their works in a multi-media show of visual and written art, to Jan. 30 at Newton Cultural Centre gallery, 13530 72nd Ave., Surrey.

Surrey Art Gallery: Gallery kicks off 40th anniversary with exhibits about Surrey and its region, including “Views from the Southbank I: Histories, Memories, Myths” (to March 15), “Re:Source: A Living Archive 1975−2015 (to Dec. 13) and “Taryn Hubbard: Surrey City Centre née Whalley” (to March 15). Also, Crescent Beach Photography Club’s “Global Views” exhibit on view to Feb. 8. Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/artgallery.

South Surrey/White Rock Art Society, founded in 1959, meets on second Monday of month (except July and August), 7 p.m. start, at South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre, 14601 20th Ave., Surrey. Info: www.artsociety.ca.

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. Feb. 5: Get a behind-the-scenes look at illustrating a classic fairytale from local artist Deborah Morriss.

Watershed Artworks gallery shop: Works by local artists featured at North Delta facility operated by non-profit Watershed Artworks Society, at 11425 84th Ave. Info: 604-596-1029, Watershedartworks.ca.

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.

Mind and Matter Art Gallery: At 13743 16th Avenue, South Surrey, 604-536-6460, Mindandmatterart.com.

Coffee Gallery at the Tate: Local gallery with 20 local artists, at #59-7238 189th St. Surrey (facing on 72nd Ave., at 189th). Visit www.CoffeeGalleryattheTate.com.

Cheryl’s Trading Post: Wide range of original Northwest Coast Art, Inuit and Peruvian art featured at gallery, #103-1711 152nd St. (Semiahmoo Shopping Centre), Surrey. Info: email cherylstradingpost@gmail.com.

MUSEUMS

Surrey Museum: Museum is located at 17710 56A Ave. Info: www.surrey.ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.

White Rock Museum + Archives: “Critical Care: A history of Hospitals in a Border Town” exhibit on view from Jan. 17 to May 31. At 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222, whiterock.museum.bc.ca.

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: Facility is closed for maintenance until March 21, 2015. Enquiries at 604-502-6459 or archives@surrey.ca. 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.

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. We have been helping people adapt to life in Canada for over 20 years through English language training and information on Canada’s laws, government, health care, culture, communities, workplace and more.” To register, call 604-582-7479, email selc@shaw.ca, visit 9801 King George Blvd. (suites #111 and #350), Surrey.

MEETINGS

The Surrey-White Rock HUB meeting promoting safe cycling will meet Feb. 3 and March 3 at 7 p.m. in Newton Senior Center, 13775 70th Ave., Surrey.

TALKS

On the occasion of 67th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Radical Desi will be hosting a dialogue on the “growing threat of pro-Hindu nation terrorism in India” on Saturday Jan. 31, 2015 at Whalleywood Friendship Center, 13565 King George Blvd., Surrey, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Former BC Premier Ujjal Dosanjh will be keynote speaker. “Dosanjh has been critical of religious fanaticism and had recently condemned the sectarian activities of Hindu fundamentalists under the Modi government in India.” Everyone is welcome to attend. Info: 778-862-2454.

SPORTS  

Old Timers Hockey Tournament April 6-9 at Planet Ice/Great Pacific Forum (North Delta). Players who are or will be 70 years of age during 2015 are eligible, cost $60. Teams will be selected by a draft of all registered players. “Early registration is requested as we may need to add additional teams this year, need to confirm ice.” Email ralph@norquip.com or westwise@dccnet.com, call 604 830-0295.

Delta Triathlon: 16th annual event, race day is on Saturday, April 5. Visit Eventsonline.ca for race registration and Delta.ca/triathlon for more information, including volunteer opportunities.

Monday Night coed drop-in soccer (18+) at KPU Surrey, 6 to 8 p.m. Event fee is $5 by debit/credit. Beginners welcome.Info: Email kimateah@hotmail.com.

CLUBS/GROUPS

Mixed Singles over Sixty in White Rock/South Surrey: Social active group offering theatre, dinners out, golf, dancing, walking and much more. For more info, contact Colin at 604-538-7799. On the web: seniorsoversixtyclub.weebly.com.

Surrey Beekeepers Association meetings held on the 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.

Seniors Singles Travel Club: “We offer group tours for solo travellers. Meet new friends, enjoy the security of group travel and avoid the costly single supplement.” Info: Singlestravelclub.ca, call Val 604-669-6607, ext. 304.

Newcomers Club of White Rock and South Surrey is a club for women who are new to the area. The club meets the first Tuesday of the month (September to May) at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 2350-148 St., Surrey. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting from 7-9. First visit is free. Membership is $35 per year. Visit Wrssnewcomers.com for more information.

Toastmasters by the Sea group meets Sundays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave. Info: Bev, 604-536-2175.

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.

North Delta Newcomers and Friends: “We are a ladies social club and if you are new to the area or would just like to meet some new friends, please call and arrange to attend one of our activities (morning walks, coffee gatherings, Par 3 golf, card games, stitch and chat, book club and monthly dinners).” Club info: call Kathy at 604-583-3691 or Pam at 604-597-7974.

BUSINESS

PechaKucha Night Surrey Vol. 2: “Young Entrepreneurs” event on Feb. 4: “Be entertained and informed by short, fast-paced presentations (20 slides for 20 seconds each) by young Surrey entrepreneurs. The evening kicks off with a musical performance by an up-and-coming Surrey band.” Event co-presented by Surrey Civic Theatres and Surrey Board of Trade. Tickets $15, 6:30 p.m. start time at Centre Stage at City Hall, Surrey. 604-501-5566.

Surrey Board of Trade 2015 Economic Forecast Lunch at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104th Ave., Surrey) on Thursday, Feb. 5, 11:30 a.m. start. Keynote speaker is Douglas Porter, chief economist and managing director, BMO Capital Markets. Topic: What’s expected for our local, provincial, federal and international economies – and what that means to your business or not-for-profit association. Tickets and info: Businessinsurrey.com, 604-581-7130.

Surrey Women in Business Awards: “Do you know a successful woman in Surrey that makes our business community a more vibrant place? Nominate her for a Surrey Women in Business Award in one of the four award categories: Entrepreneur, Corporate/Leadership, Professional, or Not-for-Profit Leader.” Nomination deadline is Feb. 6; event date Thursday, March 5. For info, contact Brianne Colbert at Surrey Board of Trade, brianne@businessinsurrey.com or 604-634-0347.

NATURE/OUTDOORS

World Wetlands Day event hosted by Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society, Semiahmoo Fish & Game Club, Little Campbell Valley Watershed Society and A Rocha Field Centre, on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 31 from 8:45 a.m. to noon, at Semiahmoo Fish & Game Clubhouse, 1284 184th St., Surrey. Guided walks of hatchery, wetlands. All ages welcome, rain or shine. Bring walking shoes. To register, email Marg, blueheron@birdsonthebay.ca.

NETWORKING

Valley Women’s Network Luncheons held on last Wednesday of month (including Feb. 25) 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.

SALES/CRAFTS

Charity fundraiser at Star of the Sea Centre, White Rock: More than 90 vendor tables with crafts, antiques collectables, memorabilia, retro, art, household items and more. Event held on first Saturday of every month. 50/50 draw, door prizes, free parking, rain or shine. Info: Call Brian Hoven, 604-536-1947.

DANCES

“Gogo with The GOGOS and The Timewalkers” dance Saturday, Feb. 28 at Crescent Beach Legion, South Surrey, with dancing, silent auction, craft sale and snacks in support of local Grandmothers to Grandmothers group (Stephen Lewis Foundation). 1960s attire optional. Tickets $30 per person, 604-542-4775, 604-538-2922.

Surrey Fiddlers Old Time Dance takes place at Clayton Hall (18513 70th Ave., Surrey) on the first Thursday of every month, except July and August, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $3. For info, call 604-576-1066.  

Learn to Square Dance event Thursdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Chuck Bailey Rec. Centre, 13458 107A Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-591-2841, email darlmel@shaw.ca.

BOOKS/LIT

“Local Author” events on select dates at Black Bond Books, 15562 24th Ave., South Surrey (604-536-4444,  Blackbondbooks.com).

Zero-360: Open-mic style literary event offers stage to local writers for maximum of 360 seconds (six minutes) each, on second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. at Pelican Rouge coffee house in Central Plaza, 16th Ave at 152nd St., White Rock. Event hosted by Semiahmoo Arts, semiahmooarts.com, 604-536-8333.

Irish Poetry Night: Spoken word events hosted by Semiahmoo Arts on third Wednesday of every month at Jimmy Flynn’s Celtic Snug (new venue), 15065 Marine Dr., White Rock. For schedule and event info, see Semiahmooarts.com or call venue, 604-538-8081.

FUNDRAISERS

“Frozen” Sing-A-Long Fundraiser for Variety on Sunday, Feb. 8 at Hollywood 3 Cinemas in Newton, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7125 138th St., Surrey. “Families are invited to a special showing of Frozen Sing-A-Long at the Hollywood 3 Cinemas in Surrey. Entrance by donation (minimum $6) which includes popcorn and a drink. The event is a fundraiser for Variety – The Children’s Charity.” Contact Salima Manji for more information, 778-878-7253.

MARKETS

White Rock winter market runs every Sunday to Dec. 14 at Elks Hall on George Street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: Whiterockfarmersmarket.ca, 604-897-3276.

North Delta winter market happens Sundays at Sunbury Hall, on Dunlop Road. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Surrey winter market held every second Wednesday at city hall, between noon and 4 p.m., ending in May. Info: surreymarket.org.

LIBRARY EVENTS

“Supporting the Reluctant Reader” workshop for parents and educators on Saturday, Feb. 7 at Guildford Public Library, 15105 105th Ave., Surrey, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fee $10. “Learn multi-sensory strategies for at home and in the classroom for children who are struggling with reading or writing.” Call 604-591-5156 to register. Info; Ldafs.org.

CALLS/AUDITIONS

Surrey Little Theatre to hold auditions for “Truth And Reconciliation,” written by Etan Frankel and directed by Alaina Holland, on Feb. 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. and Feb. 2 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Surrey Little Theatre, 7027 184th St., Surrey. Required are two women and four men. Credible Spanish accents are needed for some roles. For more info, visit Surreylittletheatre.com or call 604 576 8451.

Panorama Children’s Choir, under the direction of Dolores Scott begins their new semester with a focus on World Rhythms. No auditions. Ages K-7 New members welcome Tuesday afternoons at 14853 60th Ave., Surrey. “This is a place to share your voice with friends and shine as one!” Call 604 595-6718 to register. Info: Doloresscott.com.

Maple Leaf Singers: “Meet new people, have fun, and reveal the song in your heart. Join the Maple Leaf Singers, a unique show chorus that includes singers from all parts of Metro Vancouver and performs at a variety of events. Baritone and bass voices particularly needed, but all are welcome. Learn more at Mapleleafsingers.com. Ask Anne Baird about joining at via email, information@mapleleafsingers.com.

MOVIE THEATRES

Hollywood 3 Cinemas: 7125 138th St. (Newton Centre, near 72nd Ave., Surrey). 604-592-4441. Hollywoodcinema.ca.

Caprice White Rock: 2381 King George Blvd., South Surrey. 604-531-7456. Hollywoodcinema.ca.

Rialto White Rock: 1732 152nd St., White Rock. Info: 778-878-7786, Hollywoodcinema.ca.

Empire Studio 12 Guildford: 15051 101st Ave. 604-581-1716.

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

 

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