Infinitus: String trio in concert presented by Peninsula Productions 8 p.m. Friday, May 3 at First United Church, White Rock. Tickets $25/$30, tickets.surrey.ca.
Surrey Symphony Society presents "Spring Music" on Friday, May 3, 7 p.m., at Bethany-Newton United Church, 14853 60th Ave., Surrey. Concert to feature the Society's Chamber Music Students, Faculty and special guests Junior Strings. Tickets are $10. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets.
Celtic Fun Night: Sing and dance along to the rousing music of Blackthorn with guests, The Vancouver Police Pipe Band, in event hosted by Tartan Pride Highland Dance Team, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at Cloverdale Catholic Parish Hall.
Tickets $10/$15, , 576-1619 or 604513-8407, www.tartanpride.ca.
Cloverdale United Church Choir presents annual spring concert "Singspiration!" on Saturday, May 4, with two performances - matinee at 2 p.m. and evening at 7: 30 p.m.
Tickets: adult $15; seniors and students $10, family of four $35 (2 adults, 2 kids). Tickets available from choir members or from the church office, 17575 58A Ave., Cloverdale, 604-574-5813.
"Concerto Stars" concert features young pianists with Lions Gate Sinfonia and guest performer Ian Parker, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 12 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Event hosted by South Fraser branch of BC Registered Music Teachers Association. Tickets $30/$24, 604507-6355.
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: 604-5917275, www.whiterocktradjazz.com.
May 5: New Orleans Ale Stars. Jazz Vespers: Performances by local jazz musicians on the second and fourth Sunday of every month, 4 p.m., at Northwood United Church, 8855 156th St., Surrey. Admission by donation. Info: 604-581-8454. May 12: Hot Mammas & Arntzens.
Surrey Festival of Dance: The 2013 edition of the large annual event runs until May 11 at Surrey Arts Centre, featuring a wide range of styles and competitions. Honour Awards and No Borders Group Dance Challenge on May 11. Info: www.surreyfestival.com.
Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair: Annual event May 17-20 at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, featuring rodeo action, midway rides, Cowboy Cookoff barbecue competition, World Freestyle Round-up Skateboarding championships, live music and more. Info: www.cloverdalerodeo.com.
"Home Fires": Comedy-drama by Jack Heifner ("A heartwarming story of a Texas woman trying to raise her three teenage children during hard times in Second World War") staged by Surrey Little Theatre to May 18, at 7027 184th St., Surrey. 604-576-8451, surreylittletheatre.com. "Ten Little Indians": Agatha Christie whodunit staged by White Rock Player's Club from June 12-29. Tickets and info: 604-536-7535.
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 2: Karen Kroeker.
"A Breath of Fresh Art II" art show and sale Saturday and Sunday (May 4-5) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ocean Park hall, featuring works by 12 established artists from Metro Vancouver, at 1577 128th St., Surrey. Info: www.abreathoffreshart.net.
Surrey Art Gallery: "Spectacular Sangeet: Picturing music, projecting dance and capturing song through contemporary art" exhibit on view to June 16. Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave. near King George Blvd. Info: 604-501-5566, www.arts.surrey.ca.
Watershed Artworks gallery shop: Works by local artists featured at North Delta facility operated by non-profit Watershed Artworks Society, at 11425 84th Ave. Info: 604-596-1029, watershedartworks.ca. Exhibit for month of May is "Whimsy," by textile artist Vera Buxton; artist reception Thursday, May 9, 4 to 8 p.m.
Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, www.artscouncilofsurrey.ca. Exhibit for month of May is Nasser Ghaderi's "Explosion of Colour."
Asian Heritage Day event Saturday, May 4 at Surrey Museum from 1 to 4 p.m. featuring crafts, dance, music, film, guest speakers and displays, at 17710 56A Ave., Surrey. 604-592-6956.
White Rock Museum + Archives: "Building a Community: Celebrating 100 Years of the White Rock Station" exhibit on view from May 4 to Sept. 2. At 14970 Marine Dr.
Surrey Museum: "In the Style of." historical fashion exhibit on view from April 30 to June 8. At 17710 56A Ave. Info: www.surrey. ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.
Mother's Day Spring Concert with Flamenco del Mar Spanish Dance Studio, featuring dance and music performances, 4 p.m. Sunday, May 12 at Ocean Park hall, 1577 128th St., South Surrey. Tickets $12, or $5 for kids under five. Info: 604542-2096 or flamencodelmar.com.
A Taste of B.C.'s Finest: Ninth annual fundaiser hosted by Semiahmoo House offers food and beverages from 42 B.C. wineries, restaurants, micro-breweries and distilleries, on Saturday, May 4 at Semiahmoo House Society, 153065 24th Ave., South Surrey. Special guest Jurgen Gothe hosts wine-tasting tutorials. Proceeds to benefit society's recreation and leisure program. Tickets $70 via 604-5361242, atasteofbcsfinest.ca.
Elgin Park Secondary Dry Grad Fundraiser - Car wash and bottle drive on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in front of Elgin Park School (13484 24th Ave., Surrey). Fee is by donation. "All proceeds toward a safe, dry grad for our graduating class of 2013. Parents and students on hand to receive bottles and wash your cars." Lee Evans, 604-541-8334.
White Rock/South Surrey Hospice Society Fundraiser: City Soul Choir will be featured at White Rock Baptist Church on Saturday, June 1 at 7 p.m. "This fantastic evening will present joyful music that uplifts and inspires and will be enjoyed by all ages. All proceeds to benefit White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society." Tickets $20, call 604-531-7484 or purchase online, www.whiterockhospice.org.
Hike 4 Hospice: Annual event hosted by White Rock/South Surrey Hospice Society on Sunday, May 5 at Blackie Spit Park from 9 a.m. to noon, with MC Mark Madryga. Info: 604-531-7484, whiterockhospice.org.
"Tour of Industry" hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on Friday, May 3, showcasing "some of the unique businesses that already exist in Surrey and what has made them successful," with commentary by Colliers International. Three tours available, all start at 7: 30 a.m. and end at 2 p.m., via Charter Bus Lines. Register online at www. businessinsurrey.com.
Port Kells-Cloverdale Surrey Board of Trade Crime Breakfast on Friday, May 10, featuring Staff Sgt. Martin Blaise, District 4 Commander, Surrey RCMP, in partnership with Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce. Call 604-581-7130.
Surrey's Top 25 Under 25 awards reception on Thursday, May 23 at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152 St., Surrey), from 5: 30 to 8 p.m. "This event will celebrate the incredible initiatives of Surrey's youth under the age of 25." Keynote speaker will be Judy Brooks, founder of the popular Blo Dry Bar. Info: 604-581-7130 or go online to www. businessinsurrey.com.
Fraser Valley Estate Planning Council (www.fvepc.com) invites professionals from financial and estate planning fields to its May 21 dinner meeting. Michelle Isaak, associate from Davis LLP, will inform guests on the topic of "Dealing with Insolvent Estates." Event from 5: 45 to 8: 30 p.m. at Eaglequest Golf Centre (Coyote Creek), 7778 152nd St., Surrey. RSVP to email@example.com. Fee $60; new members welcome. Tour of 3 Civic Plaza: Surrey Board of Trade presents tour of planned 52-storey building by Century Group, 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 at presentation centre, 10277 King George Blvd., Surrey. "Network with business contacts while touring the fully furnished one and two bedroom display suites, learn about the 'coworking' opportunities that will be available." Appetizers, refreshments available. Register at www.businessinsurrey.com/sidebarevents or 604-581-7130.
Corporation of Delta's free gardening workshops: Events cover a variety of topics from March to September in North Delta, at Sungod rec centre and nearby McKitrick Garden. Workshops provide tips on green gardening techniques, waste reduction and water conservation. Info: 604-946-3260, www.corp.delta.bc.ca/ EN/main/municipal/ upcoming-events. html.
GardenFest: Celebrate spring and get ready for gardening season at event Saturday, May 11 at Surrey Nature Centre, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Visit booths featuring local community groups and garden enthusiasts.
Learn about trees and plants for your backyard. Enjoy refreshments, stroll through the park." Rain or shine, free. Info: 604-502-6065, firstname.lastname@example.org, register online at http: //www.surrey. ca/culture-recreation/1698.aspx.
Children's Swap Meet on Saturday, May 4 at North Delta Recreation Centre, 11415 84th Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. Vendor tables available ($20 for regular table, $50 for commercial table). Info: 604-952-3000.
Artswest's Multimedia Spring Show & Sale on May 5 at Elgin Hall, from 10 to 4 p.m., 14250 Crescent Rd., Surrey. Artists in attendance, light refreshments will be served. www. artbywendy.com.
Earl Marriott Secondary Dry-Grad Plant and Trunk Sale, Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at school, 15751 16 Ave., South Surrey. Spaces limited, $15, to reserve, contact email@example.com. Car wash, concession. More info: Janice Bergman, 604-538-4485. Saturday May the 11th, 2013:
14th Annual Country Market at Hall's Prairie Elementary: Bring the whole family to a day of old-fashioned fun at one of the original country schools in the South Surrey and White Rock area, on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, with country entertainment, kids corral, country food & kids concession, yard sale & garden centre, local vendors & artisans, 18035 8th Ave., Surrey.
South Surrey Arts Space: Open house on Thursday, May 2 looks at new arts space planned for South Surrey Recreation Centre. "Local Arts groups have been meeting to discuss the operation and programming of this exciting new space." Open house 7 p.m. May 2 at Elgin hall, 14250 Crescent Rd., South Surrey.
"Tracing your English Ancestors from Canada" event Saturday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. at Cloverdale Library. Charge: $10. "How do you trace ancestors in England from thousands of miles away in Canada? Presenter Susan Snalam will demonstrate websites (some free/some pay) along with other local resources (including Findmypast) available to genealogists who live in the Lower Mainland." Register at 5642 176A St., call 604-598-7328, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
No Blame, No Shame: A history of Local First Nations Culture": Join Const. Troy Derrick, a member of the RCMP and First Nations Community Police Service, on Saturday, May 4, 2-4: 30 p.m. at Semiahmoo Library to learn more about the local First Nations culture and the Idle No More movement. "Derrick is passionate about First Nations history and working to make a positive change in our community." To register, call 604592-6908.
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