White Rock Trad Jazz Society: Presents three-hour concert/dance events Sunday afternoons (select dates) at Crescent Beach Legion, 3-6 p.m. at 2643 128th St., South Surrey. Admission: $8/10. Info: 604-591-7275, www.whiterocktradjazz. com. May 6: Red Beans and Rice; May 13: New Orleans Ale Stars; May 20: Jen Hodge All Stars; May 27: The Creole Jazz Band; June 3: End-of-Season party with Jim Armstrong Quartet.
Jazz Vespers: Performances by local jazz musicians 4 p.m. Sundays (except summer) at Northwood United Church, 8855 156th St., Surrey. Admission by donation.
Info: 604-581-8454. May 13: Dawn Pemberton Trio; May 27: Tom Arntzen Trio; June 10: Deanna Knight & Hot Club of Mars; June 24: Karin Plato.
Surrey Symphony Society: "A Spring Celebration": An evening of classical music performed by award-winning ensembles (Surrey Youth Orchestra, plus Junior and Intermediate Strings), 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 5 at Chandos Pattison Auditorium, 10238 168th St., Surrey. Music performed by 110 students, tickets $15/10 at door or call 604-833-7915, www. surreyyouthorchestra.org.
Michael Jerome Browne: Concert presented by White Rock Blues Society, Saturday, May 5 at Pacific Inn Hotel, South Surrey. Info: 604-542-6515.
Ian Moore: Austin, Texas-based guitarist performs Friday, May 11 at Blue Frog studio/concert hall in White Rock. For event details: bluefrogstudios.ca, 604-542-3055. Carlos del Junco: Award-winning Canadian blues harmonica player returns in concert 8 p.m. Friday, May 18 at Blue Frog studio/concert hall in White Rock. Tickets and show info: bluefrogstudios.ca, 604-542-3055.
Central City Brewing Co.: Live music on stage Saturday nights at restaurant/bar, 13450 102nd Ave., at Central City, Surrey. 6045826620, centralcitybrewing.com.
Mirage: Dance club at 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. 604-583-8828.
Amber Jack's Tap House: Live music on Friday and Saturday nights, karaoke Wednesdays. Bar at Compass Point hotel, 9850 King George Blvd. Info: 604-588-9511.
Memphis Blues: Live blues music Thursday nights featuring David "Boxcar" Gates and others, from 6 to 10 p.m. at #50-2443 161A St., South Surrey, at Grandview Corners mall. Info: 604-531-8005, www. memphisbluesbbq.com.
U-Lounge: Bar/restaurant at #10-16051 24th Ave., South Surrey, with live music on select nights. Info: 604-542-8580.
Ocean Beach: Dance music at hotel bar, 14995 Marine Dr., White Rock. 604-531-0672.
Washington Avenue Grill: Live music Wed.-Sun. at upscale restaurant at East Beach (15782 Marine Dr., White Rock). 6045414244, washingtonavenuegrill.com.
White Rock Elks Lodge #431: Live music and special events on select nights at 1469 George St., White Rock, 604-538-4016, www. whiterockelks.ca.
Beecher Street Cafe: Live music on select nights at intimate Crescent Beach restaurant, 12302 Beecher St. 604-538-1964, www. beecherstreetcafe.com.
Sandpiper Pub: Live music on select nights at 15595 Marine Dr., White Rock, 604-531-7625, www. sandpiperpub.net.
Slainte, by the Pier: Irish restaurant/bar hosts live music Thurs.-Sun. nights, at 15057 Marine Dr. (West Beach), White Rock, also traditional Irish folk session Sundays at 2 p.m. 7782940066.
Dublin Crossing: Hosts live music six nights a week (dark Mondays), at 18789 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. 604-575-5470.
Chorfest: Annual festival event hosted by BC Choral Federation welcomes singers for workshops, rehearsals, concert, banquet and more, from May 4-6 at Pacific Academy and Sheraton hotel in Guildford. Info: 604-733-9687 or www.chorfest2012.org.
Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair: Large annual event returns to Cloverdale Fairgrounds from May 1821, with invitational rodeo featuring competitors from around the world (five rodeo performances May 19-21), plus 124th country fair with midway rides, Kidz Zone, mechanical bull riding, live music, more. Tickets and info: www.cloverdalerodeo.com, 604-576-9461.
Rotary Club of White Rock's 2012 LobsterFest: Event 5: 30 p.m. Saturday May 26 at Eaglequest Coyote Creek, 7778 152nd St., Surrey. Tickets are $75 via Mark Hambrook @ 604-671-7498, mhambrook@ shaw.ca or Liza Muyco @ email@example.com. Live and silent auctions, wall of wine, draws, dancing (music by Circle of Friends). Proceeds to the Centre for Active Living in White Rock.
Artswest's multimedia spring show and sale: Sunday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Elgin Hall, 14250 Crescent Rd., Surrey. Artists in attendance all day. For more information: Email artbywendy@ shaw.ca or visit artbywendy.com.
Thursday Artist Talk: Events hosted by Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) on first Thursday of every month at Bear Creek Park facility. Info: 604-501-5566, www. arts.surrey.ca. May 10: photographer Janusz Leszczynski.
Surrey Art Gallery: "Cao Fei" exhibit by one of China's top young artists, on view to June 10; "Vision Machine: Marianne Nicolson and Etienne Zack," to June 10; Open Sound 2012 continues with "Audio Migration" by Alex GrÃ¼nenfelder, to Aug. 19. Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park. Info: 604-501-5566, www.arts.surrey.ca.
Firehall Centre for the Arts: "Abstract Art on Fire" exhibit of works by Irma Bijdemast on view to May 31, 11489 84th Ave., North Delta.
Watershed Artworks gallery shop: Works by local artists featured at North Delta facility operated by non-profit Watershed Artworks Society, at 11425 84th Ave. Featured during month of May: Textile artist Vera Buxton's "Textile Inspirations" - "A vibrant collection of yarns and fabric that have been knitted, ruffled and sculpted into beautiful scarves, collars and necklaces. Artist reception Thurs. May 10, 4-8pm. Info: 6045961029, watershedartworks.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, www.surreyurbanscreen.ca.
"Mending Fences": B.C. premiere of Norm Foster comedy-drama (about a father-son reunion in Saskatchewan) staged by Surrey Little Theatre to May 19, directed by Marko Hohlbein, at 7027 184th St., Surrey. Show times Thurs/Fri/Sat at 8 p.m., plus 2 p.m. on Apr. 29 and May 6. 604-576-8451, www. surreylittletheatre.com.
"The Mikado": Production staged by Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society features Mark "Mr. O Canada" Donnelly in the starring role, May 9-19 at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Tickets and show info: 604-536-7535, whiterockplayers.ca. "Lend Me a Tenor": Ken Ludwig script ("It's not over even when the fat lady sings") produced by White Rock Players' Club, June 13-30 (select dates) at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Info: 604-536-7535, www.whiterockplayers.ca.
Surrey Museum: "Unsinkable: Remembering the Titanic, 19122012" exhibit to June 12. Museum at 17710 56A Ave. Info: www.surrey. ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.
Historic Stewart Farm: Located at site of 1894 farmhouse and heritage gardens, at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956, www.surrey.ca/heritage.
Surrey Historical Society meeting: May 12 at 10 a.m. in downstairs meeting room of Surrey Archives building, 17671 56th Ave., Cloverdale. "This week, after our regular meeting, there will be a presentation in the Archives building with Ryan Gallagher, featuring Surrey in the 1920s. Join with us to discover your Surrey." For information, call 604-576-9734.
"Understanding Stroke: A Workshop for Family & Friends": Fraser Health hosts event with Shelley Stuart (RN) and Colleen Clare (LPN) talking about how the brain works, injury and recovery, 6 p.m. Monday, May 7 at Laurel Place, 9688 137A St., Surrey. Call to register: 604-930-6804, ext. 768247.
"Building a Connection: A workshop for survivors, families and friends of people with a stroke": Fraser Health hosts event 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 with presenters Islay Kerr and Pam McClelland, at Laurel Place, 9688 137A St., Surrey. Call to register: 604-930-6804, ext. 768233.
Mother's Day Tea with Flamenco del Mar Spanish Dance: Sunday, May 13 from 3-5 p.m. at Ocean Park Community Hall, 1577 128th St., South Surrey. Tickets $12, or $5 for kids five and under (includes dessert & coffee/tea). Info: call 604-542- 2096 or email flamencotickets@ hotmail.com. Tickets also available at Christopher's Gift Gallery, #10112894 16th Ave., Surrey, 6045351199, www.flamencodelmar.com.
A ceilidh hosted by White Rock Scottish Country Dance Club, an evening of song and dance Thursday, May 3 at 7: 30 p.m. at Elks Hall, 1469 George St., White Rock. Entertainment by guests from Scotland and local talents. General dancing and cash bar. Tickets are $10: Gerda, 604-531-4595, or Margaret, 604-536-9481.
Lucky D's Singles Club: Next event Saturday, May 5 at Peace Arch Curling Centre, 1475 Anderson St., White Rock. Admission $16; Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight with Front Page Band. Info: 604-535-8801.
Surrey Fiddlers Old Time Dance takes place at Clayton Hall (18513 70th Ave., Surrey ) on first Thursday of every month (except July and August), 7: 30 p.m. start time.
White Rock & District Garden Club Plant & Bake Sale: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at Semiahmoo House, 15306 24th Ave., South Surrey, featuring plants, baking, books, flower market, silent auction, vintage and coffee. Free parking.
Surrey Covenant Reformed Church holds annual Spring Sale on May 5 from 9am until 2pm. "There will be homemade pies, cake loaves, bread and buns, jams, crafts and gently used items for sale. You can also come for delicious home made soup and buns. All of the proceeds will go towards updating our church nursery." Info: 778-808-3961.
St. Andrew's Newton Presbyterian Church (7147 124th St., Surrey) is holding a Yard Sale from 9am-1pm on Saturday, May 5. An extra feature is a Bake Table. The Church email address is sanewton@ telus.net.
South Surrey Garden Club Annual Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12 at St. Mark's Anglican Church, 12953 20 Ave., Surrey. "Wide variety of plants & great prices, used tools and Mother's Day gifts. Experts to help you."
Trunk Sale at The Salvation Army, White Rock, 15417 Roper Ave. (at Best St.), on Saturday, May 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For details or to sell, call 604-531-7314 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Mother's Day Tea and sale event, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cloverdale United Church, 17575 58A Ave., Cloverdale. Plants, bake table, lunch and door prizes. Everyone welcome.
Delta Diggers Garden Club Annual Plant Sale: Event is on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre, 11760 88th Ave., North Delta (back parking lot). For information, call 604-535-2642.
"Spring into Summer" Trade Show at White Rock Museum & Archives has a call for interested exhibitors for a unique 10-day trade show, May 18-27. Contact Lauren Boni at the museum for info and bookings, 604 541 2222 or email@example.com.
An Evening with Ben NuttallSmith: Local author reads from two recently published novels ("Blood, Feathers and Holy Men" and "Secrets Kept/Secrets Told") at event hosted by Semiahmoo Arts, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31 at Pelican Rouge Coffee House, 15142 North Bluff Rd., White Rock. 604-536-8333, www. semiahmooarts.com.
Surrey Food Bank's 10th Annual Breakfast With The Bank: "Join us for a free continental breakfast and one hour of inspiration and information about Surrey Food Bank. We expect over 700 guests from all sectors of our community and hope to raise over $100,000 in one hour." This annual event happens at 7 a.m. Friday, May 18 at Bollywood Banquet Hall (#201 8166 128 St., Surrey). Info: Call Katrina at 604-581-5443 ext. 105, or email events@ surreyfoodbank.org.
Laura Szendrei 5 & 10K Walk, Run and Roll: Second annual event on Sunday, May 6 at Burnsview Secondary, North Delta, to benefit Laura Szendrei Memorial Scholarship Foundation Society. Each year, the society will present two sport scholarships to students from Delta secondary schools. Info online: lswalkrunroll.com.
Surrey Lupus Group holds annual Walk for Lupus event on Sunday, May 6 in Surrey's Bear Creek Park (off 88th Avenue) on the track from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration begins at 9: 30 am. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. There will also be a silent auction, kids activities and prizes. All proceeds benefit Lupus Canada and the BC Lupus Society. For more details go to www.walkforlupus.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Leisa, 604-785-8239.
Walk of Remembrance and Dove Release: Surrey Hospice Society event 9 a.m. Saturday, May 12 at Bear Creek Park, Surrey (rain or shine). "Enjoy the park while celebrating the memory of your loved ones. At the same time, you will be raising much needed funds to help Surrey Hospice Society." For a donation of $100, people can release a dove. Pledge forms available via 604-543-7006, admin@ surreyhospice.com. All donations welcome.
Surrey's Great Salmon Run: Saturday, May 12 at Tynehead Regional Park, with free family fun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8K/5K runs. Info: www.surrey. ca/greatsalmonrun.
Surrey International World Music Marathon: Inaugural event Sept. 28-30, with Cultural Music Miles, Finish Line Concert, weekend expo featuring food, music and activities, more. Info: www. surreymarathon.com.
"Keeping Stress and Anxiety at Bay in Children" workshop with Michelle Kambolis, presented by Learning Disabilities Association, on Monday, May 14 (7 to 9 pm) at Panorama Ridge Secondary, 13220 64th Ave., Surrey. "Learn how to identify anxiety in children, the implications for development and strategies parents and educators can use to help." Pre-register at 6045915156 or email@example.com; More info at www.ldafs.org.
"Living a Healthy Life with a Chronic Condition": Workshop events May 17 to June 21 at Guildford
Recreation Centre, 15105 105th Avenue, Surrey, on Thursdays from 9: 30 a.m. to noon. Register: Call 604-
940-1273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NightShift Street Ministries fifth annual Charity Golf Classic is Tuesday, May 29 at Redwoods Golf Course. Admission $230 for golf, lunch and dinner (pre-paid upon registration); dinner-only fee is $60. Info: britney@nightshiftministries. org. Phone 604-953-1114.
Delta Chamber of Commerce breakfast event "How Sustainability Can Help Your Business" held May 7 at Sammy J. Peppers Grill & Bar, 8701 120th St., North Delta, starting at 7: 30 a.m. Fee: $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers. To register, visit www. deltachamber.ca.
Valley Women's Network (VWN) is dedicated to bringing together women to share and support each other's goals and interests, exchange ideas and encouragement. The Langley Evening chapter's next meeting is on Tuesday May 8 at 6: 30 pm at Sunrise Banquet Centre, 188th St & #10 Hwy in Cloverdale. Meeting cost is Members $23, Non-members $26, Drop Ins $30 (Meal is included with meeting fee). For reservations call 604-530-7304 or email EveningReservations@ ValleyWomensNetwork.com.
Social Networking 101 for Family History: "Be a successful 'social g enealogist' right from home, on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and so much more." On Saturday, May 12, 10: 30 am to noon at Cloverdale Library, instructor Brenda Smith will show you the advantages and the basics of social networking on-line for genealogy and family history. Charge: $10. Pre-register by calling 604-598-7328, or emailing email@example.com.
White Rock Library: Library is located at 15342 Buena Vista Ave., White Rock. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca, 604-541-2201. White Rock Chess Club meets at library Tuesdays at 6: 30 p.m. and Saturdays at 2: 30 p.m.; May 7: Author reading with Frances Welwood.
George Mackie Library: Learn about 52 Best Day Trips from Vancouver with Jack Christie on Wednesday, May 9 from 7-8: 30 pm.; Back to Basics adult literacy sessions (to May 10, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12: 30 to 2: 30 p.m.). "Conversation Circles" events for people to practise English on Tuesday evenings until May 22, 7 p.m. Library is located at 8440 112th St., North Delta. Info: 604-594-8155, www.fvrl.bc.ca.
White Rock Farmers' Market: 13th season of fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, garden products, specialty food items and more, Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (May 27 to Oct. 7) next to Whaling Wall, between Johnston Road and 15154 Russell Ave., Miramar Village Plaza, White Rock. Info: whiterockfarmersmarket.ca.
The Floral Circle group of the White Rock Garden Club presents floral arrangements "Seasons" at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre on Saturday, April 28 during store hours. Info: 538-8858 or 535-8490.
White Rock & Surrey Naturalists present "On The Line," a movie that takes viewers along the proposed route of the Northern Gateway Pipeline project, by filmmakers Frank Wolf and Todd McGowan. Screening is 7: 30 p.m. Friday, May 11 at Sunnyside hall, 1845 154th St., South Surrey. Public is welcome, admission is free.
Evergreen Care Home (1550 Oxford Street, White Rock) is celebrating 50 years of care. All past and present staff and volunteers are invited to join for a Celebration BBQ on Saturday, May 26 from 11am-2 pm on the campus grounds. There will be food, entertainment, music, facepainting and more. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 14.
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