"The 39 Steps": Monty Python-flavoured Hitchcock spoof staged as part of Arts Club on Tour series, to March 9 at Surrey Arts Centre's main stage. Tickets $25 to $43, 604-5015566, tickets.surrey.ca.
"Agnes of God": Drama written by John Pielmeier staged by Peninsula Productions to March 9 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock.
Play is based on "real-life drama and explores the clash between reason and faith." Tickets $18/$23, whiterockplayers.ca.
"This is Cancer": Humour is brought to a very tough subject in show created by Bruce Horak and Rebecca Northan, staged March 15-16 at Surrey Arts Centre's studio theatre. Tickets $30/$33, 604-5015566, tickets.surrey.ca.
"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 from April 18 to May 18, at 7027 184th St., Surrey. Info and tickets: 604-576-8451, surreylittletheatre.com.
"Fools": Neil Simon play ("A schoolteacher finds love in a village of hopeless idiots") staged by White Rock Players' Club from April 10-27, at 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Directed by Ryan Mooney. Tickets and info: 604-536-7535, www. whiterockplayers.ca.
Pat Chessell Band: Celtic-fueled sounds in pre-St. Patrick's Day concert Saturday, March 9 at at Blue Frog studio/concert hall, White Rock. Tickets $25, www.bluefrogstudios. ca/newshows.html.
Carlos del Junco & the Blue Mongrels: Acclaimed blues harmonica player and band in concert Friday, March 15 at Blue Frog studio/concert hall, White Rock. Tickets $35, www.bluefrogstudios. ca/newshows.html.
"Country Gold" concert of tribute artists 8 p.m. Friday, March 15 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, featuring Marty Edwards as Kenny Rogers, Wendy T as Dolly Parton/ Reba, Marion Deaton as Willie Nelson. Tickets/info: 604-507-6355, www.bellperformingartscentre.com.
Bill Johnson: Blues guitarist in concert Saturday, March 23 at Pacific Inn Resort's Rhumba Room bar, South Surrey, in event presented by White Rock Blues Society. Tickets $20 via tickets.surrey.ca., info at www.whiterockblues.com.
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.
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. March 10: Shannon Thue Trio; March 24: Don Stewart.
Classical Coffee Concerts at Surrey Arts Centre's studio theatre: New series for 2012-13 season features 75-minute classical concerts by host pianist Sarah Hagen and special guests on select Thursdays, starting with coffee and pastries at 9: 30 a.m. and concert at 10: 30 a.m. March 14: Cellist Ariel Barnes.
"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., Surrey.
Jeremy Hotz's "The Magical Misery Tour" at Surrey's Bell Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, March 21. Tickets $42.50, 1-855985-5000, www.ticketmaster.ca.
White Rock Social Justice Film Society shows documentary movies with themes of social justice at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock. On select nights; admission by donation. Info: whiterocksocialjusticefilmfestival.ca.
The Floral Circle Group of White Rock & District Garden Club will present a Floral Art display entitled "Floral World" at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre on Saturday March 16 during store hours. Club information: Angela, 604-536-3076. Surrey Art Gallery: Contemporary Canadian ceramic art featured in three exhibits, to March 24. Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave. near King George Blvd. Info: 604-5015566, www.arts.surrey.ca.
South Surrey/White Rock Art Society, founded in 1959, meets on second Monday of month (except July and August), 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John's church hall, 1480 George St., White Rock. Info: www.artsociety.ca.
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. March 7: Elizabeth Carefoot.
Watershed Artworks gallery shop: At 11425 84th Ave., North Delta, 604-596-1029, watershedartworks. ca. Featured artist for month of March is Pat Morgan and his "The Language of Art, an emotional and visual expression of life."
Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, www.artscouncilofsurrey.ca. Exhibit for month of March is "Labour of Love," featuring works by Gunilla Lindgren and Catherine Sheppard.
White Rock Museum + Archives: "Chinese Legacies: Building the Canadian Pacific Railway" exhibit, to March 26. At 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222.
Surrey Museum: "The Vikings: Master Mariners, Traders, Colonists and Artisans" exhibit on display to April 13. 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.
Ukrainian Women's Association (Surrey branch) hosts workshops where participants can learn the art of writing pysanky, the Ukrainian Easter egg, on March 7 and 14, from 6: 45-9: 00 p.m. at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave., Surrey. Each session is $15, can be attended individually. Info: 604-596-2048.
Celtic Fest: Surrey Museum hosts special event Saturday, March 16 from 1 to 4 p.m., all ages, by donation. Family-friend event celebrates St. Patrick's Day with live music, dancing and community groups, at 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale. 604-592-6956.
"Spring Funk": Shiamak Davar International (Vancouver) presents dance showcase 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, as culmination of 10-week recreational dance workshops offered by Shiamak instructors in Metro Vancouver area. Tickets $17, 604-507-6355, www. bellperformingartscentre.com.
Spelling Bee hosted by Surrey-Newton Rotary Club: "Final Five Finale" of province-wide contest will compete at event 5: 30 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at Grand Taj banquet hall, Surrey. Info: www. rotaryspellingbee.com.
Delta Triathlon: 14th annual event on Saturday, April 20. Volunteers needed. Info: deltatriathlon.ca.
Autosomal DNA - Genealogy Testing: Event Saturday, March 9, 10: 30 a.m. to noon at Cloverdale Library. Fee: $10. "Come and find out how it works and learn about what it might do for you. This session will include a refresher on all DNA testing options for genealogy." Register at 5642 176A St. or call 604-598-7328, email familyhistory@ surrey.ca.
Surrey author Raminder Sidhu comes to George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St., North Delta, on Wednesday, March 13, 7-8: 30 p.m., to read from her courageous and timely novel, "Tears of Mehndi."
eCollection workshops at George Mackie Library in North Delta on eAudio (2 p.m. March 7), eMagazines (7 p.m. March 21) and eBooks for children (2 p.m. April 4), 8440 112th St., North Delta. Free admission. Info: 604-594-8155, www.fvrl.bc.ca.
Wellness Series at Surrey Libraries: Spring Wellness series through March and April. "Drop in for free information sessions to empower you in your health." For dates/locations, visit www. surreylibraries.ca/5592. Topics include "Break the pain chain: freedom to feel better," "Could you love allergy season?" "The eye of the storm: Find calm in the midst of noise" and more.
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. Admission is $3. For info, call 604576-1066 or 604-538-3363.
Old-time dancing at Kennedy Hall: At 8870 120th St., Surrey, on the first Saturday of every month. "Fun for the whole family," from 8 to 11 p.m., with live music. Info: Jerry, 604-590-9506.
"Old Time Dance" at Sunnyside Hall: Events held at 1 p.m. every Monday (from Labour Day to end of June) at Sunnyside Hall, corner of 18th Ave. & 154 St., South Surrey. Live music. All seniors welcome. Info: 604-542-8449 or 604-575-8236.
Community forum on coal exports: "Find out what plans for a new coal port on the Fraser River in Surrey, and more coal trains running through our communities, mean for the climate and local health and well being." Event at Surrey City Centre Library Room 418, on Monday March 11 from 7-8: 30 p.m. Free event. More info: email@example.com.
Sources "Vegas" gala: Event April 6 at Hazelmere Golf & Country Club, South Surrey, with "Vegas glitz" dress code, food, fun and dancing in support of Sources Community Resource Centres (www. sourcesbc.ca). Event and sponsorship information: Natasha Raey, 778552-4538, firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Ethnicity" Vaisakhi gala held Friday, April 26 at Royal King Palace and Convention Centre, 8518 128th St., Surrey. Gala ceremony, awards, more, starting at 6: 30 p.m. Info: 778863-5479, www.vaisakhi.ca.
White Rock Rotary Annual Big Book Sale at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre, South Surrey, runs from Sunday, March 3 to Sunday March 10. "Thousands of books to tempt readers of all ages at prices hard to beat." Info: www.whiterockrotary.org.
Irish Poetry Nights: Semiahmoo Arts and Irish Club of White Rock stage events on third Wednesday of month at Slainte by the Pier bar/ restaurant on Marine Drive, White Rock, 7: 30 p.m. Contact: Ray Fynes, 604-542-3667.
Business Fraud Awareness Dialogue: Hear from industry panel experts on what is happening now and how you can prevent unnecessary financial loss for your business and staff at Surrey Board of Trade event, 7: 30 a.m. Thursday, March 7 at Guildford Golf Course, 7929 152nd St., Surrey. Free admission, www.businessinsurrey. com, 604-581-7130.
Surrey Women in Business Awards luncheon Wednesday, March 13 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, Surrey. To register, call 604-581-7130 or visit www. businessinsurrey.com.
SFU president Andrew Petter to discuss the "Opportunity Agenda" and what it means for Surrey and its future at Surrey Board of Trade luncheon Wednesday, March 20 at Eaglequest Golf Course, Surrey. Info: www.businessinsurrey.com, 604-581-7130.
Surrey Mayor Watts' annual State of the City luncheon hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on Wednesday, April 3 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, Surrey. To register, call 604-581-7130 or visit www.businessinsurrey.com.
"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. www.businessinsurrey.com.
Cloverdale Spring Fair: Marketplace sees vendors selling a wide variety of products and food, plus entertainment for the kids (Joseph the Magician), and face painting, on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Shannon Hall, Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Interested vendors can apply online, www. cloverspringfair.com.