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: 6045917275, www.whiterocktradjazz.com.
April 29: Uptown Lowdown Lite. Jazz Vespers: Performances by Miles Black and Karen Graves 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29 at Northwood United Church, 8855 156th St., Surrey. Admission by donation.
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.
Fraser Heights Open Mic Session (unplugged) at Java Joe's on Thurs. April 26, 6 p.m. Phone: 604-584-0112. Ages 13 and up; sign up at the door (sorry, no space for dance groups). Please bring a nonperishable food bank donation.
Open Mic Night at the Newton Cultural Centre: Thursday, April 26, 7 p.m. start at 13530 72nd Ave., Surrey. $5 entry fee for singers, musicians, writers, comedians, magicians, poets, etc. Info: 6045942700.
Delta Arts Council's Open Mic at the Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta) on Friday, April 27. MC Patti McGregor encourages singers, musicians, poets, actors and dancers to share their talent. The gathering is like a 'Back Stage Club' for performers to share their work. General public is welcome. Admission $4 (for performers & audience). Doors open 7 p.m. Info: 604-581-6270.
"The Lion in Winter": James Goldman script ("Which of the king's sons will inherit the kingdom?") is produced by White Rock Players' Club, to April 28 (select dates) at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Info: 604-536-7535, whiterockplayers.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.
Clova Cinema: 5732 176th St., Cloverdale. 604-574-1114.
Empire Studio 12 Guildford: 15051 101st Ave. 604-581-1716.
Strawberry Hill Cineple 12161 72nd Ave., Surrey. 604-501-9400.
Hollywood 3 Cinemas: 7125 138th St. (Newton Centre, near 72nd Ave., Surrey). 604-592-4441.
Caprice 4: 2381 King George Blvd., South Surrey. 604-531-7456.
Rialto Twin Criterion: 1732 152nd St., S. Surrey. 604-541-9527.
White Rock Social Justice Film Society shows documentary movies with themes of social justice at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock. Admission by donation. Info: whiterocksocialjusticefilmfestival. ca. April 27: "Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up."
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 3: Janusz Leszczynski, photographer.
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; "Art by Surrey Secondary School Students" exhibit on view to April 29; also "Open Sound 2012" sounds works by Kristen Roos, to April 15. 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. Featured artist for month of April is potter Bev Mason's "Teacher & Student" exhibit, showcasing Mason's new works in clay and those created by students of the kids and adult winter session pottery classes. Info: 604-596-1029, watershedartworks.ca.
Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, www.artscouncilofsurrey.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.
Coffee Gallery at the Tate: Local gallery with 20 local artists, at #59 7238 189th St. Surrey (facing on 72nd Ave, at 189th). Visit www.
CoffeeGalleryattheTate.com. Gallery 68: Neighbourhood art gallery and studio at 19141 68th Ave., in Clayton area of Surrey. Info: 604-576-1640.
Mind & Matter Art Gallery: Features a variety of works at 13743 16th Ave., South Surrey, 6045366460, mindandmatterart.com.
Jenkins Showler Gallery: Wide range of original Canadian art featured at gallery, at 101-15735 Croydon Dr., at The Shops at Morgan Crossing (new location), phone 604-535-7445, or go online, jenkinsshowlergallery.com. Gallery represents more than 40 artists.
Cheryl's Trading Post: Wide range of original North West Coast Art, Inuit and Peruvian art featured at gallery, #103-1711 152nd St. (Semiahmoo Shopping Centre), Surrey. Info: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
White Rock Museum + Archives:
Current exhibit "Emergency and Everyday Assistance: A History of Fire Rescue in White Rock," on view to the end of April at 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222.
Surrey Museum: "Unsinkable: Remembering the Titanic, 19122012" exhibit on view to June 12. Museum at 17710 56A Ave. Info: www.surrey.ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.
Surrey Archives: Facility located at 17671 56th Ave., Cloverdale. Info: 604-502-6459.
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 Festival of Dance: Annual festival welcomes 10,000 dancers to Surrey Arts Centre. "No Borders" group dance challenge is Saturday, May 5. Info: 604-501-5566 or visit surreyfestival.com.
The Dream Team Dance Festival: The region's best emerging dancers in jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical, hip-hop, modern and musical theatre at Surrey Arts Centre on April 27-29. Guest-star adjudicators from Hollywood's Edge Performing Arts Centre will be awarding cash prizes, crystal trophies and Hollywood scholarships. Crystal Challenge Finals are on Saturday with your chance to win a trip anywhere WestJet flies (proceeds to Kids Help Phone). Event presented by Showtime Promotions. Admission $5 per day or multi-day tickets avail. (at door only). Info: 604-501-5566.
"IZM": Bboyizm Dance Company presents hour-long show of street dance moves choreographed by Crazy Smooth, 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 at Surrey Arts Centre's main stage, Bear Creek Park. Info: 604-501-5566, tickets.surrey.ca.
Surrey Community Sock Hop to benefit the Metro Kids Society Charity will be held on Sunday, April 29th from 6 to 10pm at Metro Kids Auditorium, 12332 Pattullo Place, Surrey. Singles and couples welcome; Bring the family. Free childcare provided during the Beginner Dance Lesson from 6: 30 to 7: 30pm. Dance to the rockabilly band Cheek to Cheek. Pay at the door: $5 student, $8 adult or $15 a family. For more info, call Peter at 778 867 1457 or email Miss Biss at email@example.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 (limited). Info and tickets: Gerda, 604-531-4595, or Margaret, 604-536-9481.
Woody's Dance Club: Dance events for "mature crowd" held on select nights at Shannon Hall, Cloverdale Fairgrounds, with live music. Info: Helen Wood, 6047906071, email woodysdanceclub@ gmail.com.
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 604-576-1066 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" 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: 604-538-5657 or 604-575-8236.
Jump Joint Swing: Events (DJ swing dance) held Sundays from 7 to 11 p.m. at Jump Joint, #110-12332 Pattullo Pl., Surrey. Admission fee $5, net proceeds donated to Metro Kids Society. For info, call Marie (604-536-0195) or visit www. jumpjointswing.com.
Zero-360: Open-mic style literary event offers stage to local writers for maximum of 360 seconds (six minutes) each, on second Thursday of every month, 7: 30 p.m. at Pelican Rouge coffee house in Central Plaza, 16th Ave at 152nd St., White Rock. Event hosted by Semiahmoo Arts, semiahmooarts.com, 6045368333.
Readings by the Salish Sea: Literary event staged by Semiahmoo Arts allows local published authors to read and answer questions about their work. At Pelican Rouge Coffee House, 15142 North Bluff Rd., White Rock, 604-541-8778.
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. 6045368333, www.semiahmooarts.com.
The Sustainability Shift: Free interactive workshop hosted by Surrey Board of Trade, Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association, SFU Surrey and Vancity, 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at SFU Surrey. Registration is mandatory for admission to this workshop. RSVP to Sheena at 604-580-2321 or info@ downtownsurreybia.com.
Leadership Surrey Series Program: "Focus on Business and Signage in Surrey: " Morning session collects feedback on Surrey's Beautification Strategy for Business Growth, 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 1 at Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (15463 104th Ave., Surrey). Free admission. For info, contact Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade, at 604-634-0342 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Surrey Board of Trade's annual Networking Golf Tournament is Thursday, June 14 at Morgan Creek Golf Course. Format is "Texas Scramble," admission $265 + HST for golf and dinner (pre-paid upon registration); dinner-only fee is $70. Event supports NightShift Street Ministries Society. Info: 604-581-7130.
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.
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 email@example.com by May 14.
Surrey Stories - Celebrating the Spoken Word: "Stories come alive at Surrey City Centre Library in this monthly, drop-in event featuring writers and open mic opportunities, on last Thursday of month from 6: 30 to 8: 30 p.m. (new theme each time), at 10350 University Dr., room 120). Co-presented by Surrey Libraries and Sylvia Taylor, author/editor, with regional writers and storytellers. For more info, contact Sylvia at words@ sylviataylor.ca.
White Rock Library: Library is located at 15342 Buena Vista Ave., White Rock. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca, 604-541-2201.
George Mackie Library: Coming events include Back to Basics adult literacy sessions (to May 10, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12: 30 to 2: 30 p.m.). Library is located at 8440 112th St., North Delta. Info: 604-594-8155, www.fvrl.bc.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.
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.
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.
Family & Friends Day at the White Rock Museum & Archives, Sunday April 29, "Join us between 11am and 4: 30pm for guided tours of our current exhibit, 'Emergency and Everyday Assistance: A History of Fire Rescue in White Rock.' Face Painting and crafts from 1-4 p.m." Gallery admission by donation.
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.
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: 7788083961.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Crafty Affaire, a new handmade market in White Rock/South Surrey, is calling for submissions for its Spring Market to be held on Saturday, June 2 at Elgin Hall. "Crafty Affaire is a juried market to ensure that there is a best mix of handmade vendors." Info: www. craftyaffaire.com.
Party for the Planet: Second annual free two-day event April 27-28 at Central City plaza, Surrey, in celebration of Earth Day, featuring the bands Down With Webster, Raghav, The Boom Booms, Good for Grapes, plus many enrivonmentrelated activities and attractions. Full details online at surrey. ca/partyfortheplanet.
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.
Surrey Children's Festival: City of Surrey's 8th annual event fills Bear Creek Park and Surrey Arts Centre with family-friendly activities and shows for three days, May 24-26.
Free and ticketed performances at 13750 88th Ave., Surrey. Vendor opportunities and volunteer positions available. For festival info, call 604-501-5598 or visit www. surreychildrensfestival.ca.
HSBC City of Bhangra Festival: Annual event produced by Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society includes four events in Surrey from May 31 to June 3, including "rePercussion" (May 31, 7: 30 p.m., Surrey Arts Centre), "Mehfil Night" (June 1, 8 p.m., Bombay Se restaurant), "Celebrate the Harvest" (June 2, 3 to 8 p.m., Central City Plaza) and "Bhangra House" (June 3, 1 to 5 p.m. Newton Recreation Centre).
Info: www.CityOfBhangra.com, www.vibc.org.
iGala hosted by Sources Community Resource Centres "a spectacular evening of technology, food, fun and dancing, featuring live and silent auctions and a futuristic dress code," 6 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Hazelmere Golf & Country Club, South Surrey. Tickets $125, 604-531-6266 (ext. 231) or online, www.pacsgala.org.
Ukrainian Soul Food: Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch will be available on Friday, April 27 at a fundraiser from 4: 30 to 7: 30 pm at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave, Surrey. Eat-in, take away, or ready for your freezer. For information, call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or Liza Muyco @ 778-709-0877whiterockrotary@ gmail.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.
Father's Day Pancake Breakfast: Peace Arch Monarch Lions hosts 26th annual breakfast (pancakes, eggs, sausages, coffee and juice) on Sunday, June 17 at Royal Canadian Legion, 2643 128th St., South Surrey, from 8 a.m. to noon. Fee is $7 for adults, $4 for children. "The White Rock Lioness Club will hold their annual bake sale in conjunction with the pancake breakfast." Info: 604-535-5537.
"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.