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.
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.
Pan Flute and Pipe Organ Benefit Concert for Albania, on Wednesday, April 12, 7:30 pm start, at Maranatha Canadian Reformed Church, 12300 92nd Ave., Surrey. Free admission. Concert features musicians André Knevel and Liselotte Rokyta (Liselotterokyta.com, Andreknevel.com), with emcee Rev. Brian Lise. Refreshments served following the concert. Info: 604-594-1445, email@example.com.
Classical Coffee Concert: “L’histoire du Tango”: Surrey Civic Theatres presents the Bergmann Piano Duo (series hosts) and flute virtuoso Paolo Bortolussi at the Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre on Sunday, April 23 (social hour 2:30pm | concert 3:30pm). Tickets are $25/$30, 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca.
“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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“An Evening for Youth” dinner event hosted by Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair Youth Initiative Foundation, on Saturday, April 29 at Krause Farms Estate Winery and Restaurant, Langley, featuring farm-to-table menu. Tickets are $100, dress is “country chic.” Info and tickets: 604-576-9461, CloverdaleRodeo.com.
Royal Canadian Family Circus brings “Spectac! 2017” show to Cloverdale’s Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre for seven shows from May 5 to 7, under a big-top tent with room for 2,600 spectators. High-wire acts, acrobats, motorcycle daredevils, Zerbini Liberty horses and more. Tickets start at $25 via Royalcanadiancircus.ca.
Vaisakhi Day Parade in Surrey returns on Saturday, April 22, starting at 9 a.m. at Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar, 12885 85th Ave., Newton. “Everyone is welcome at the annual Vaisakhi Day Parade, featuring cultural floats, community performers and live music. To pay tribute to the harvest celebration roots of the parade, attendees are given free food and drink from hundreds of local residents and businesses.” Info: Surreyvaisakhiparade.com.
Surrey RCMP host spring Neighbourhood Safety Meetings to share information about localized crime trends and current actions underway to address these crimes. Meetings are in Newton (April 5 from 6:30-8:30pm, Frank Hurt Secondary, 13940 77 Avenue), City Centre (April 13 from 6:30-8:30pm, Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107A Ave.), Cloverdale (April 20 from 6:30-8:30pm, Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary, 6151 180th St.), South Surrey (May 3 from 6:30-8:30pm, Elgin Park Secondary, 13484 24th Ave.) and Guildford (May 25 from 6:30-8:30pm, Fleetwood Park Secondary, 7940 156th St.). Pre-registration is not required. Info: Surrey.rcmp.ca.
Lunch with BC RCMP’s new leader, D/Commr. Brenda Butterworth-Carr, hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on Tuesday, April 25 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, Surrey. “We will learn more about who she is, her background, her journey to this position, her plans for the BC RCMP under her leadership and guidance, and what she feels the business community’s role is in crime prevention and public safety.” To register, visit Businessinsurrey.com or call 604.581.7130.
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.
“Mother’s Day without Mother” event hosted by Surrey Hospice Society on Sunday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to noon at Guildford Village (craft room), 14568 104A Ave., Surrey. Free, all-ages. A community memorial event. “We believe that no one should be alone in their grief and that touching into the healing power nature is essential to move through such an intense time of change. Our event will involve making a craft, a Seed Jar, sharing treats others that Mom would have loved and sharing stories of what Mom loved about life.” Info: 604-584-7006, Surreyhospice.com.
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.
“Nature Club” at Urban Safari Rescue Society in South Surrey begins Sunday, April 2, from 1 to 3pm. “This one-of-a-kind course for kids aged 6 to 12 years will take them on a journey through the animal world. Each two-hour class is full of lessons about animals, games, crafts and, where appropriate, hands-on interaction with some of our animals. Your child will learn about habitats, animal families, how to properly care for certain animals and much more.” To register or for information call 604 531-1100, email email@example.com or visit Urbansafari.ca.
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.
15th Annual Early Years Festival at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre (13458 107A Ave) on April 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Join us for a fun and interactive day! This free event is perfect for young children up to the age of 6 or for parents expecting a new addition to their family. The Early Years Festival connects with community members and focuses on providing children with a healthy and active lifestyle.” Info: 604-598-5898, Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/16585.aspx.
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.
Party for the Planet: Surrey celebrates Earth Day at annual festival, on Saturday, April 22 at Surrey City Hall Plaza from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring live music by Vancouver-based musician Shawn Hook and many Earth Day-related attractions, 13450 104th Ave., Surrey. Admission is free. Info: Surrey.ca/partyfortheplanet.
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.
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 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.
Surrey’s International Business trade show on Thursday, May 11 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, from 5:30 to 8 p.m, 15269 104 Ave., Surrey. Exhibitor space and sponsorship opportunities. “This is a great opportunity to promote your business face-to-face with over 300 members of the Surrey business community and those involved with international trade.” Info: Contact Heather Booth via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 604.634.0341 or Luke Arathoon via email email@example.com or by phone 604.634.0391.
Mayor Linda Hepner’s third annual State of the City Address on Thursday, May 18 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. To register, call 604.581.7130.
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 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.
“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.
“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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.”
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.
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.
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).
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 email@example.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.
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 & 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 604-583-2944.
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 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 April 27, May 25, June 22; Semiahmoo Library: Thursdays, 1-2:30 on April 20, May 18, June 15.
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.
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 email@example.com. 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.
Surrey Archives will showcase its vast ‘Surrey Leader’ photograph collection in a free presentation on Saturday April 8 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “Archives staff will discuss photos that appeared in the paper during the 1960s, highlighting major Surrey developments, such as the opening of the Port Mann Bridge in 1964 and Guildford Mall in 1966. The presentation will also profile local events that mattered most to Surrey residents.” Pre-registration is required, call 604-502-6459. Surrey Archives is located at 17671 56th Ave.
Surrey Museum presents Adult Lectures this spring, including fashion historian Ivan Sayers (Thursday, April 20) with his spin on Canada 150, lacemaker Lenka Suchanek (Saturday, April 22) to highlight metal lace and then teach an introduction to aspiring needle lace makers. The Hooser Textile Centre at the museum is expanding its adult programming this spring to keep current with the trending maker movement in Surrey, with events including Sew Retro (a guide to DIY 60s skirt and top), crocheted Baby Beanie (a series of four lessons on crochet) and Batik Cloth (Indonesian tradition involving wax resist and dyes). Info: 604-592-6956 or visit www.surrey.ca/heritage.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Artswest Spring Art Show and Sale on Sunday, April 23 at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152 St. Surrey. Free admission. Surrey Artswest Society is a not-for-profit art group living and working in the Surrey/Delta/Langley area. “Experience the razzle-dazzle of colour; hear the pounding of the surf and feel the soft petals of summer flowers. From the itty-bitty to the humongous, Artswest’s Art Show has it all. Raffle for an original art of your choice, light refreshments and free parking.” Info: Artswest.ca, firstname.lastname@example.org, 604-583-4538.
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.
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.
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, email@example.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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Fraser Health Crisis Line needs volunteers: “We operate 24/7 and recruit year-round with 5-6 training sessions per year. We are 90 per cent volunteer-based relying on over 27,000 volunteer hours annually to answer nearly 45,000 calls per year. Develop skills for social work, counseling, mental health, policing, E-Comm 911, grad school and so much more.” Info: Optionsbc.ca/volunteer-at-options, 604-584-5811, ext. 1309.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 (email@example.com, 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.