The next special exhibit at Surrey Museum is timed with the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's doomed voyage.
"Unsinkable: Remembering the Titanic, 1912-2012" will open April 10 and run for two months at the Cloverdale facility.
On its maiden voyage, the passenger liner sank April 15, 1912 in the North Atlantic.
The exhibit, done in partnership with Vancouver Maritime Museum, will reveal "life on board this 'unsinkable' ship and the tragic tales of those who found themselves affected by this iconic event," according to exhibit organizers with Surrey Museum.
"Remarkable accounts of survival will be told of those aboard the ill-fated 'ship of dreams.'"
Several exhibit-related events are happening at the museum, including a "History Speaks" session with Titanic historian Robert Gallacher (7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12), a "Titanic Tea and Fashion" event with fashion historian Ivan Sayers (2 p.m. Saturday, April 14), and a "Graveyard of the Pacific" talk with shipwreck expert Anthony Dalton, plus "Thinking Cap Club" (for kids age six to 10) and "Tot Tour" sessions. For exhibit details, call 604-592-6956 or visit surrey.ca/heritage.
+60 SINGLES CELEBRATE
The MSOS (Mixed Singles Over Sixty) group of White Rock/Surrey celebrates its 13th anniversary with a social Thursday, March 15 at Sunnyside hall, 1845 154th St.
The club's 75 members gather for dinners, golf, theatre outings, dancing and other adventures, and meet at Sunnyside on the third Thursday of every month. To get involved, contact Reta at 604-538-5998 or Percey, 604-541-7591.
'SHAMROCKS & HOLLY' BENEFIT
Four hours of non-stop Irish music will help benefit Surrey Christmas Bureau this coming Sunday, March 18, at Kennedy's pub in North Delta.
The "Shamrocks & Holly" fundraiser mixes themes involving St. Patrick's Day and Christmas, with food, live music and prizes part of the fun, from 11: 30 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m.
"To keep up with the growing Christmas assistance levels needed in Surrey, we must now fundraise all year long," said KC Gilroy, co-ordinator of Surrey Christmas Bureau.
Event organizer Thoralea Pilton said the $15 ticket (which includes a burger or chicken strips for lunch) is a tremendous bargain.
"We have four hours of great live Celtic entertainment arranged," Pilton said, including Michelle Carlisle (traditional whistle and flute), piper Garth Newlands, the band Cooper Sky and Streel School of Irish Dance performers. For info and event tickets, call 604-581-9623.