SURREY EVENTS GUIDE (March 2 and beyond)

Comedy shows, theatre, music and more in our weekly calendar

Surrey-based Bergmann Piano Duo plays a pair of Surrey venues this month. See listings under Concerts.

Surrey-based Bergmann Piano Duo plays a pair of Surrey venues this month. See listings under Concerts.

COMEDY

“I Am Woman! Hear Me Laff!”: Annual comedy event celebrates International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 9 at Surrey Arts Centre, featuring Sarah Hagen, Katrina Benett, Larke Miller and Kate Davis. Presented by Surrey Civic Theatres, tickets $25-$40, 604-501-5566, Tickets.Surrey.ca.

THEATRE/STAGE

“Bittergirl: The Musical”: Arts Club on Tour production at Surrey Arts Centre to March 4. “This cathartic and catchy musical charts the romantic breakups of three women and the lively antics that ensue,” featuring Motown-era hits. Audience advisory: Strong language and mature themes. Tickets and info: 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca.

“Belfast Girls”: Peninsula Productions presents Canadian premiere of Jaki McCarrick’s play, about five young women who escape starvation in 1850 Ireland by winning passage on a ship bound for Australia as part of Earl Grey’s “orphan scheme.” At Coast Capital Playhouse in White Rock from March 1 to 11. Visit Peninsulaproductions.org.

“Seussical Jr.”: Classic Steps Stage Productions, based in Surrey/Delta, presents play at Newton Cultural Centre on March 3-4, 13530 72nd Ave., Surrey. Show times at 7:30 p.m. March 3 and at 2 and 5 p.m. on March 4. Tickets are $10 minimum donation, via 604-576-9545, or email carol@classicsteps.com.

“Tomboy Survival Guide”: At Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall (13450 104th Ave.), on Friday, March 10. “Part anthem, part campfire story, ‘Tomboy Survival Guide’ is a collaboration of writer and truth-teller Ivan Coyote and an all-tomboy band – Alison Gorman (trumpet), Pebbles Willekes (bass guitar), and Sally Zori (drums).” Tickets are $25-40, including all fees. Info: 604-501-5566 or visit tickets.surrey.ca.

“Opening Night”: Royal Canadian Theatre Company presents the Norm Foster comedy about a couple’s misadventures during a play’s opening night, at Surrey Arts Centre on March 17 and 18 (three show times). Info and tickets: 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca, Rctheatreco.com.

CONCERTS

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.

Broadway Love Stories: music from Porgy and Bess & West Side Story: Concert by The Bergmann Piano Duo on Sunday, March 12 at Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage, starting at 2:30 p.m. and featuring husband-wife piano duo Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann. Tickets are $25–$30, including all fees, via 604-501-5566 and Tickets.surrey.ca.

Classical Coffee Concert with Bergmann Piano Duo and guest pianist Sarah Hagen, on Thursday, March 23 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre. Social hour starts at 10 a.m., with music to follow. Tickets are $25–$30, including all fees, via 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca.

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.

“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.

“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.

FUNDRAISERS

Surrey Hospital & Outpatient Centre Foundation hosts annual Celebration of Care Fundraising Gala on Saturday, March 4 at Boundary Bay Airport, Delta. “A premiere black-tie evening joining Surrey’s business leaders in an effort to raise much needed funds to support thoracic surgery in Canada’s leading hospital.” Emcee is Free Lee, “Man About Town,” with a culinary experience by Hawksworth Restaurant and cocktails by BC’s top mixologists. Call 604-588-3371 or register online at CelebrationofCare.com.

COMMUNITY

Surrey’s 23rd Annual International Women’s Day Celebration on Saturday, March 4, from noon to 4 p.m. at Queen Elizabeth Secondary School, 9457 King George Blvd. “Women are invited to celebrate International Women’s Day with an afternoon of fun, entertainment, snacks, refreshments and door prizes. Children are welcome. Pre-registration is required for transportation purposes only.” Facebook.com/Surrey-International-Womens-Day-1535041763440896.

EXPO

The Construction Expo: Event on March 11-12 at Cloverdale Agriplex. “New products, new ideas, new services & new businesses – these are the 4 words that better describe The Construction Expo 2017. Innovation, trends, quality materials, contemporary architecture, green technologies and solutions will be in the spotlight, during the 2 days of the fair.” Info: Theconstructionexpo.com, or call 604-726-0500.

ICE SHOW

“Under the Big Top” ice show celebrates the 50th anniversary of North Surrey Skating Club on Saturday, March 4 at North Surrey Arena, with shows at 1 and 6 p.m. Info: Northsurreyskatingclub.ca.

BUSINESS

8th Annual Surrey Women in Business Awards: Margaret Trudeau is guest speaker at event, Thursday, March 9 at Sheraton hotel in Guildford. Info: Email heather@businessinsurrey.com or luke@businessinsurrey.com, call 604-581-7130. Surrey Board of Trade is now accepting nominations for event, presented by Vancity. Nomination deadline is Feb. 8.

Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards: Surrey Board of Trade welcomes nominations for the 7th annual event, to be held on April 20. Nomination deadline is Friday, March 24. Nomination form and full details available  at Businessinsurrey.com or call 604.634.0341.

Surrey Board of Trade invites nominations for 2017 board director election in preparation for AGM in June. “This is your opportunity to initiate new ideas to affect, inform and influence the Surrey business community.” Nomination deadline is March 31. Info: Call Anita, 604-634-0342.

Trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi organized by Surrey Board of Trade starting on April 3. Rate of $2,995 for a seven-day trip, for members of SBOT. “Come travel with the SBOT and explore Dubai and Abu Dhabi with like-minded business professionals and owners. The SBOT has worked diligently to set up industry tours in these cities. We are happy to customize your trip to include key business meetings, making this eligible for tax deductions.” Info: Businessinsurrey.com.

CLUBS/BARS

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.

FOOD/DRINKS

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.

DANCES

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.

AWARDS

Shakti Awards Gala: 15th annual event celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD), on Saturday, March 25 at Bollywood Banquet Halls & Convention Centre, 8166 128 St, Surrey. Fee is $50 per person. “Shakti Awards recognize and honour women who have displayed Shakti-strength and energy, in their community, locally and/or globally. Shakti is the mother Goddess, the source of all and the agent of all change.” Info: Contact Sandhya Prasad, shaktisociety2000@gmail.com, 778-788-6936, Shaktisociety.com.

YOUTH

“Surrey Steps Up 2017” event on Friday, March 3 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Surrey City Hall, 13450 104th Ave. “Surrey Steps Up is an annual showcase that celebrates the positive impact youth have on our schools and communities through good deeds, community projects, creating art and more. This event is filled with fun things to see and do, including dance jams, collaborative art-making, one-act play, interactive games, door prizes.” Info: Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/22099.aspx, Facebook.com/events/1614847288822460.

SENIORS

“March Into Retirement” event on Tuesday, March 7, from noon to 3 pm, at Fleetwood library, 15996 84th Avenue, Surrey. Seniors and families are welcome to hear “step by step seminar to help you transition into a happy retirement.”Host is Comfort Keepers, Comfortkeepers.ca, 604-541-8653.

Active Aging Resource Fair on March 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Guildford Recreation Centre, 15105 105 Ave. “Join us for the City of Surrey’s first Active Aging Resource Fair for seniors and adults. This event will bring together local community business, organizations and resources that support healthy active aging in Surrey. Interactive resource booths will host opportunities where generations can connect, be active and engaged in the community.” Info: 604-591-4274, Surrey.ca/community/21790.aspx.

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 truderung37@gmail.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.

MARKETS

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.

SALES/CRAFTS

Cloverdale Kids Swap Meet on Saturday, March 4, 9am – 12:30 pm, at Shannon Hall, 6050 176th St. “Gently used / new kids items, everything from toys, clothing, books, baby equipment and so much more. Small business / Home based business are welcome too. Rent a table, 604-533-1970.”

LIBRARY EVENTS

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 Mar 22, Apr 19, May 24, June 21; Fleetwood Library: Saturdays, 1:30-3pm on Mar 4, April 8, May 17; Guildford Library: Thursdays, 2-3:30 p.m. on Mar 2, April 6, May 4, June 1; Newton Library: Thursdays, 10:30-12 on Mar 23, April 27, May 25, June 22; Semiahmoo Library: Thursdays, 1-2:30 on Mar 16, April 20, May 18, June 15.

Fleetwood Cook Book Club meets bimonthly at Fleetwood Library on Mondays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. “If you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes, grab your apron and sign up for the Fleetwood Cook Book Club. We pick the theme/books, and you select a recipe to make from that book, then we all get together to share a meal.” Call to register: 604-598-7346.

WALKS/RUNS

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).

HERITAGE

“50 Important Years in Surrey”: Surrey Archives offers free presentation on Saturday, March 11 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., highlighting the years of 1930-1979 in Surrey. “During these 50 years, the infrastructure was set in place to make Surrey the city we know today.” Event will feature photos and stories, at 17671 56th Ave., Cloverdale. All ages welcome. Pre-registration is required, call 604-502-6459. Admission for all Surrey Archives programs in 2017 is sponsored by the Friends of the Surrey Museum and Archives Society.

EDUCATION

KPU Surrey open house on Saturday, March 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Explore the campus on a guided tour, connect with students, faculty and alumni, attend information sessions and special presentations, take part in fun, hands-on activities, and more. Three lucky winners will even be walking away with a $500 KPU tuition waiver.” Entertainment by bhangra dancers, Argel Monte de Ramos, KPU alumni Calvin “Kalvonix” Tiu, indie-folk artist Jordan Klassen. Registration is recommended, visit Kpu.ca/openhouse or call 604-599-3030.

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 selc@shaw.ca, 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.

VISUAL ART

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. March 2: “Copying Machine” with Scott Billings.

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.

MUSEUMS

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 archives@surrey.ca. 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.

MOVIE THEATRES

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.

SPORTS/REC

Provincial Nifty Fifty Senior Ladies Curling Bonspiel, from Monday, March 20 to Wednesday, March 22 at Cloverdale Curling Club, 6150 176 St. “We have 144 participants this year with many having curled in this bonspiel for 20 years or more. Our oldest participant in 2012 was 92 years young! The host curling club changes each year, rotating from the Metro Vancouver area to Vancouver Island and the Interior.” Info: catherineannfortier@gmail.com, 778-489-9592, Cloverdalecurlingclub.ca.

Free swims sponsored by Westminster Savings, on Saturdays throughout the year. “Join us for our free family swims held once per month at each of our indoor pools. Free swims are part of Westminster Savings’ Project Better Balance.” Events are held at the North Surrey rec centre pool on the last Saturday of each month from 2 to 5 p.m., at South Surrey’s indoor pool on the first Saturday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m., and at the Surrey Sport & Leisure pool on the third Sunday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m.

GARDENS

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.

KIDS/FAMILY

Family Sunday event at Surrey Art Gallery on March 12 from noon to 4 p.m. “Drop in and get creative with clay, paper, paint, and more (with) art-making activities throughout the afternoon and an interactive magic show at 2 p.m. The event is free and everyone is welcome; children must be with an adult.” Gallery is located at 13750 88th Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/artgallery.

CLUBS/GROUPS

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.”

North Delta Newcomers and Friends is a ladies social club. “Our fall activities are in full swing. If you are new to the area or would just like to meet some new people, please call and arrange to attend some of them (morning walks, coffee times, stitch and chat, card games, and par 3 golf, potlucks and our monthly dinners.” Info: call Kathy at 604-583-3691 or Pam at 604-597-7974.

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.

NETWORKING

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.

VOLUNTEERS

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 kristina.gao@bc.cancer.ca 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 info.southfraser@alzheimerbc.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 admin@surreyhospice.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.

HEALTH

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 frasersouth@bcss.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 (tcheryl@telus.net, 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.

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