Jordan Carrier & the Soviets: Local rock band performs Friday, June 22 at Blue Frog studio/concert hall in White Rock, 7: 30 p.m. show. Info and tickets: www. bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.
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. June 24: Karin Plato. "Classics on the Rock" concert series: In Canto vocal ensemble: Concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24 at White Rock Elks, 1469 George St. Tickets $12.50/$10, www. whiterockelks.ca, 604-538-4016. The Piano Man: A Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel featuring Ryan Langevin, 7: 30 p.m. Thursday, July 5 at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Tickets and info: www. whiterockplayers.ca.
Blue Frog's Second Annual Blues BBQ Bash: Live music and southern style food at two-night event July 13-14 at studio/concert hall in White Rock, featuring music by John Lee Sanders Band/David "Boxcar" Gates (July 13) and Michael Van Eyes Band/David "Boxcar" Gates (July 14). Info and tickets: www.bluefrogstudios. ca/newshows.
"Diamond in the Rock" open mic night for young performers (19 and under) on the last Wednesday of every month (7 p.m.) at Roadhouse Grille, 1781 King George Blvd. Email Phil at email@example.com to reserve.
"Lend Me a Tenor": Ken Ludwig script ("It's not over even when the fat lady sings") produced by White Rock Players' Club, to June 30 (select dates) at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Tix $15/17. 604-536-7535, www. whiterockplayers.ca.
Surrey International Film Festival: Two-day event June 29-30 at Surrey Arts Centre, featuring screenings and awards gala emceed by Anita Huberman of Surrey Board of Trade. Admission is free. Info: www.surreyfilmfest.ca.
Movies Under the Stars: Familyfriendly festival of films returns to Holland Park for four nights in August, with animated movies shown on a big screen Aug. 4 ("Toy Story 3"), Aug. 11 ("The Muppets"), Aug. 18 ("Despicable Me") and Aug. 25 ("The Lorax"). Info: www. downtownsurreybia.com.
Summer Festival Of The Arts: Exhibition co-hosted by Corporation of Delta and Lyon's Pride Studio and Gallery, at Firehall Centre for the Arts in North Delta, to June 30, at 11489 84 Ave. 604-502-9878, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watershed Artworks gallery shop: Works by local artists featured at North Delta facility operated by nonprofit Watershed Artworks Society, at 11425 84th Ave. Info: 604-596-1029, watershedartworks.ca. Featured in month of June is Kathleen Gallagher's "West Coast Expressions."
Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700. Exhibit for month of June is "Life in 3-Dimensions," featuring paintings by Maureen Jamieson, sculptures by Lee Jong Jin and photographs by Dennis Memmott.
Golden Cactus Studio: Every Wednesday evening, visual artists are invited to drop by Golden Cactus Studio, 15177 Russell Ave., White Rock, for networking and inspiration Drop in between 5 and 8 p.m. to talk with other artists and art collectors at the working studio/gallery. Info: 604-536-3049.
White Rock Museum + Archives: Located at 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222. The exhibit "Semiahmoo Bay and Beyond: The Hidden Secrets of White Rock Waters," to Sept. 3. Surrey Museum: "LEGO: Myths & Muses" exhibit features creations made by LEGO Club of Vancouver, on view June 30 to Sept. 15. Museum at 17710 56A Ave. Info: www.surrey. ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.
CARP White Rock/Surrey Chapter presents You Bet Your Life! event: "What you need to know about frauds, scams and gambling addictions." Thursday, June 28 from 2-4 p.m. at Crescent Gardens, 1222 King George Blvd., S. Surrey. RSVP to Denice at 604-538-5778.
Caribbean reggae dance: Saturday, June 30 at Royal Canadian Legion, on 106A Ave., Surrey.
Benefits to Surrey Food Bank. Caribbean soul food on sale. Info: call Orvis, 604-209-5081.
Woody's Dance Club: Dance events for "mature crowd" held on select nights at Shannon Hall, Cloverdale Fairgrounds, with live music. Info: Helen Wood, 604-790-6071, email email@example.com. Live entertainment schedule: June 23: The Diggers; July 14: Beach Patrol; July 21: False Creek.
"Local Author Sundays" events at Black Bond Books, 15562 24th Ave., South Surrey (604-536-4444, www. blackbondbooks.com). June 24, 2 p.m.: Michael Zyrmiak, former pilot and officer, author of "Leaving A Contrail," "Nukes on the 49th" and "Prairie Roots."
Canadian Cancer Society's Relay For Life events are held in June at several sites, including White Rock/ South Surrey Relay For Life (Friday, June 22 at Centennial Park, White Rock). Info: www.relaybc.ca (click on links for specific events).
"A Life in the Limelight" event with "Queen of Bollywood" Sharmila Tagore: Actress will spend an intimate evening with fans, Friday, July 6 at 7p.m. at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey. Tickets are $50($100 for premium seating), ticketstonight.ca.
48th annual Surrey Board of Trade Annual General Meeting and President's Networking Dinner: Thursday, June 21 at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152nd St., Surrey). Meet your new board president Jim Mihaly (publisher of 'Leader' newspaper). Admission: $35 + tax for members; $210 +tax for a table of 6 (members). Info: www. businessinsurrey.com, 604-581-7130. Surrey Board of Trade Environment and Business Award: Nomination deadline is June 29 for 6th annual award luncheon, to be held Sept. 13.
Nomination forms at www. businessinsurrey.com/environmentaward.
Valley Women's Network (Surrey/Delta Chapter): "Join us for our fun Mexican theme networking luncheon on Wednesday, June 27 at Coyote Creek Golf Club, on 152nd Street, Surrey. Be inspired by our guest speakers, and bring your business cards to network with other fabulous women." Doors open at 11: 30 a.m. Cost: $26 if pre-booked, or $30 at door. Email Mavis Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
Cloverdale Legion hosts an open house on June 22-23 as part of Legion Week activities. "There will be information booths and displays both days, along with free coffee, tea and desserts served by the Ladies Auxiliary, from 1 to 4 p.m. Free pancake breakfast on Saturday, June 23 from 8-10: 30 a.m. Everyone welcome." Info: www.cloverdale. bc.ca/legion, call 604-576-9567 or 604-574-5300.
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. at Whale Wall, between Johnston Road and 15154 Russell Ave., Miramar Village Plaza, White Rock (to Oct. 7). Info: whiterockfarmersmarket.ca.
Surrey Urban Farmers' Market: Event held every Wednesday from 1 to 6 p.m. at outdoor courtyard of North Surrey Recreation Centre, 10200-block of 135th St., Surrey (to Oct. 3). List of vendors, volunteer info and more online at www. surreymarket.org.
Surrey's Canada Day: Western Canada's biggest Canada Day celebration on Sunday, July 1 at Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale, with more than 100,000 people expected to attend. Two stages for music, including headliner Sam Roberts Band and many more, plus Shooting Stars Midway, food and interactive activities for all ages. Event at 64th Ave & 176th St. from 10 a.m. to 10: 30 p.m. Free admission. Info: www.surrey.ca/canadaday. North Delta's Canada Day: Event on July 1 features live music by March Hare band, Vazzy the stiltwalker, a barbecue and kidfriendly activities, from 6 to 10: 30 p.m. at Chalmers Park, 1140 76A Ave. Info: 604-952-3000.
Canada Day event at White Rock Elks hall: Sunday, July 1 from 4-9 p.m., featuring food (salmon burger, potato salad, corn and dessert), trivia, music and dancing with Greg Hampson. Tickets $10/$12.50, everyone welcome. Located at 1469 George St., White Rock. Info: www. whiterockelks.ca, 604-538-4016.
"Kids stuff" swap meet 9 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. Saturday, June 30 at Cloverdale fairgrounds (6050 176th St.). Vendors are needed for gently used/new kids items - everything for baby till 10 years old. Small business are welcome, too. Info: 604-588-9919.
South Surrey Garden Club: Meeting on Wednesday, June 27 with speaker Conway Lum (on topic "European Chafer Beetle Coming to Your Neighbourhood Soon"), at St. Mark's Anglican Church, 12953 20th Ave. "We have a very active and full program with great speakers, field trips and workshops." Info: Gillian Davis, email@example.com.