Susan Jacks: Celebrated Canadian singer-songwriter performs two shows Oct. 5-6 at Blue Frog studio/ concert hall in White Rock. Tickets $49.50 plus fees, bluefrogstudios. ca/newshows.html.
Jaclyn Guillou: Jazz singer, composer and bandleader performs Oct. 12 at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock. Info: 604-501-5566, tickets.surrey.ca.
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's Surrey Nights series: "Pictures at an Exhibition" concert 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, featuring violinist Nicholas Wright and conductor Bramwell Tovey. Tickets $39, 604-876-3434.
Classical Coffee Concerts at Surrey Arts Centre's studio theatre: New series for 2012-13 season features 75-minute concerts by classical musicians on select Thursdays, starting with coffee and pastries at 9: 30 a.m. and concert at 10: 30 a.m. Featured artists: Krzysztof Kaczka, flute (Sept. 27), Ariel Barnes, cello (Oct. 18); Sarah Hagen, piano (Nov. 22); Martin Chalifour, violen (Feb. 7); Ken Lavigne, singer (March 7).
Delta Arts Council's Open Mic: Actors, singers, musicians, poets and dancers are welcome to join in event Friday, Sept. 28 at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta). Patti McGregor is the emcee. Doors 7 p.m. Info 604-581-6270.
"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.
"Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata": Acclaimed comedy-musical by Veda Hille and Bill Richardson, featuring personal ads set to music, is at Surrey Arts Centre from Oct. 9-20. Tickets $2541, 604-501-5566, surrey.ca/arts.
"Who Walks in the Dark": White Rock Players' Club produces Bram Stoker tale for the Coast Capital Playhouse stage, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock, from Oct. 10-27 (Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m., plus matinee 2: 30 p.m. on Oct. 21). Info: 604-536-7535.
Simon King: Royal Canadian Theatre Company stages comedy fundraiser for its mentorship program, event on Sunday, Sept. 30 at Sawbucks Pub, 1626 152nd St., South Surrey. Tickets $20 (includes burger and drink). Info: 778-8342993, www.rctheatreco.com.
John Pinette: Just For Laughs tour brings award-winning Boston-born comedian to Surrey's Bell Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, Sept. 30. Show info and tickets: www.hahaha. com/ concerts, 1-855-985-5000.
Lorne Elliott: "The Upside of the Downturn": Comedy/music show at Surrey Arts Centre Tuesday, Oct. 30 features humourist, storyteller and musician. Tickets $30/33, 604-5015566, surrey.ca/arts.
Just For Laughs comedy tour: A "Relationship Edition" of tour stops in Surrey on Friday, Nov. 23 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, featuring John Heffron, Debra DiGiovanni, Godfrey and Jim Breuer. Show info and tickets ($42 each): ticketmaster. ca or call 1-855-985-5000.
White Rock Museum + Archives: "Baskets: Fibrous, Functional and Fabulous" exhibit on view to Oct. 8. Located at 14970 Marine Dr. 604541-2222.
Surrey Museum: "Baskets for Barter" exhibit on view from Sept. 29 to Dec. 24. Museum at 17710 56A Ave. Info: www.surrey.ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.
Surrey Archives: Facility located at 17671 56th Ave.. Info: 604-502-6459.
Historic Stewart Farm: "From Field to Table: The Pioneer Kitchen Garden Revival" exhibit at Stewart Hall, to Nov. 3. Facility is located at site of 1894 farmhouse and heritage gardens, at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956, www.surrey.ca/heritage.
CARP - A New Vision of Aging for Canada hosts annual general meeting (White Rock/Surrey Chapter) on Thursday, Sept. 20, 6: 30 p.m. start, White Rock Community Centre, Gallery Room, 15154 Russell Ave. Speakers: MLA Stephanie Cadieux and Cathy Burrell. Free refreshments and entertainment. RSVP to Denice 604-538-5778.
Oktoberfest Dinner and Dance hosted by Semiahmoo Fish & Game Club on Oct. 6, featuring the band Rheinlander and authentic Bavarian dinner, 6 p.m. doors. Music is from 7: 30 to 11: 30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. Call 604-535-8366 or email email@example.com. On the web: www.sfgc.ca.
Woody's Dance Club: Dance events for "mature crowd" held on select nights at Shannon Hall, Cloverdale Fairgrounds, with live music. Info: Helen Wood, 604-7906071, 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 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. Info: Jerry, 604-590-9506.
Allstar Wrestling's "Got Vamp" event Friday, Sept. 21 at Cloverdale Fairgrounds (Alice McKay building), 7: 30 p.m. start. Feature match is ASW Trans-Canada title fight between Gangrel (champ) and Cole Bishop. Tickets range from $12 to $20. Info: 604-710-0872 or visit www.aswcanada.com.
Panorama Children's Choir is accepting new members (from Kindergarten to Grade 6) for its 2012/2013 season. This community ensemble teaches children about singing, movement, performing and musical fun. No audition; all rehearsals and performances are at Bethany Newton United Church in Surrey, Monday nights from 6-7 p.m. For more information, contact Joyce Curran at 604-531-2725 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colebrook United Church Christmas Fair: Artisans invited to participate in group's Dec. 1 event. Please email email@example.com.
Transition Town Movement: "Are you concerned about climate change and peak oil? The Transition Town Movement inspires individuals and organizations to take actions that build resilient and truly sustainable communities." Learn more at public information session Thursday, Sept. 20, 6: 30 to 8: 15 p.m. at SFU (Surrey Campus) in Galleria 3, #3330. Visit www.villagevancouver.ca for more information on the Transition Town model.
Clea Roberts, author of "Here Is Where We Disembark": Experience the Yukon of award-winning poet Roberts, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at Pelican Rouge Coffee Co., at White Rock's Central Plaza, (SW corner of 152nd Street & 16th Avenue). Free admission.
Symposium on Suburban Writing and Suburban Writers: Kwantlen Polytechnic University's creative writing department, in collaboration with writers from across B.C., host event Sept. 27 from 9: 30 a.m. to 7: 30 p.m. at Kwantlen's Surrey campus, 12666 72nd Ave. Registration is on-site, and day passes are $15, individual events are $5, and all Kwantlen students can attend for free. For a full list of events and registration information, see kwantlen.ca/humanities/ creative_writing, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Surrey RCMP hosts "Meet your local police" event Thursday, Sept. 20 from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. at Chuck Bailey rec centre, 13458 107A Ave., North Surrey. "Come have coffee with your local police, learn how to report crime and suspicious activity, ask questions. Punjabi translation available." Call 604-502-6287 to reserve a spot.
Clothes2U: Event gives away clothes, toys, diapers (adult/baby), linens, household and personal items free to those in need, Saturday, Sept. 22 at Green Timbers Church from 10 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m., at 14219 88th Ave., Surrey. To volunteer, donate or for more info, go to www. clothes2U.ca.
Golf Marathon 2012 hosted by GI (Gastrointestinal) Society on Monday, Sept. 24 at Northview Golf and Country Club, Surrey. Golfers must raise minimum of $500 to participate in full day of golf, plus dinner, with goal of society to raise $100,000. Info: Call Gail Attara at 604-875-4875 or email golf@ badgut.org.
Osteoporosis Virtual Education Forum: "What you need to know about osteoporosis medications and treatment," on Wednesday Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to noon at Cloverdale Rec Centre, 6188 176 St. Free, no preregistration. All men and women welcome. Info: 604-538-2500.
Dr. Alan Davis, new president of Kwantlen Polytechnic University, to speak Thursday, Sept. 20 at Surrey Board of Trade luncheon at Eaglequest Golf Course. Info: 604581-7130, businessinsurrey.com.
Delta Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Delta Town & Country Inn, Lader. "The premier gateway airport between Asia and North America: That's the vision Vancouver Airport Authority has for YVR. Please join us as we hear from YVR's Senior VP, Marketing & Business Development, and recently appointed Chair of the BCIT Board of Governors Tony Gugliotta, on the airport's efforts to achieve this vision." Info: 604-9464232, www.deltachamber.ca.
Surrey Regional Economic Summit: Fifth annual event Oct. 4 features guest speaker Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group. This year's Summit will highlight changes in the world's economies, and the importance of innovation and leadership in attracting business and investment. Info: surrey.ca/sres.
Women's Networking Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Coyote Creek Golf Course, 7778 152nd St., Surrey. "Find new business opportunities or expand your business potential! Get inspired! Enjoy a delicious chef-prepared lunch." Pre-registered guests: $28, or $30 at the door (cash or cheque - no credit cards, please). To register, email sdvwnreservations@gmail. com.
Crossroads United Church in North Delta hosts open house event Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 7655 120th St., in order to introduce various programs to current users and the wider community.
In attendance will be members of the Prayer Shawl, Healing Oasis, Children's Ministry, Vacation Bible Camp, Open Mic Night, Music, Library, Spiritual Practices and Spiritual Gifts teams from Crossroads. More info: 778-593-1043, www. crossroads-united-church.ca.
Early Edition Toastmasters club open house Monday, Oct. 1 from 7 to 8: 30 a.m. at Centennial Park Arena, 14600 North Bluff Rd., White Rock. Group meets there every Monday at the time. "Come and see what Toastmasters is all about, improve your public speaking and leadership skills in a very supportive environment." More info: www. earlyeditiontoastmasters.com.
South Surrey and White Rock Art Society presents an exhibition and sale of over 100 original works on Oct. 6-7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, at Elgin Hall, 14250 Crescent Rd., Surrey. Lots of free parking. Admission is by donation. Information is available at www. artsociety.ca.
Surrey Art Gallery: "Mirror Mirror: A juried exhibition of self-portraits" on view to Dec. 16; "Scenes of Selves, Occasions for Ruses: Dissolving the limits of the self and others through new forms of portraiture," on view to Dec. 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. Feature exhibit for month of September: Bonnie Gies' "Once an Artist, Always an Artist," an exploration of the adaptation of art to support physical challenges.
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 from 5 and 8 p.m. to talk with other artists and art collectors at the working studio/gallery. For info, call Chris MacClure or Marilyn Hurst at 604-536-3049 or email email@example.com. 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, 604-5366460, 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 (n ew location), phone 604-535-7445, or go online, jenkinsshowlergallery.com. Gallery represents more than 40 artists.
Cheryl's Trading Post: Wide range of original Northwest Coast Art, Inuit and Peruvian art featured at gallery, #103-1711 152nd St. (Semiahmoo Shopping Centre), Surrey. Info: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen Book Club: Chat about books and more in the Teen Lounge at City Centre Library (10350 University Dr.)." Meetings are on last Thursday of month, 3: 30-4: 30 p.m. Register at the Library (604-598-7436) and get your book from the Info Desk on the first floor. Info: www.surreylibraries. ca/teens.
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.
Crafty Affaire is calling for submissions for its Harvest Market held on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Burnsview Secondary School in North Delta and Holiday Market to be held Dec. 1-2 at Elgin Hall in South Surrey. "Crafty Affaire is a juried market to ensure that there is a best mix of handmade vendors."
For more information, visit www. craftyaffaire.com.
Cloverdale United Church women are hosting their annual Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 17575 58A Ave., Cloverdale. Tables are $25,call Marguerite Cryer at 604-574-5603.
"Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite": Koba Entertainment production, featuring rabbit siblings from hit TV cartoon, comes to Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey on Friday, Nov. 9, as part of cross-Canada tour. Tickets ($26.50) and info: wwww.MaxandRubyonTour. com.
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.