Surrey Greek Food Festival features dance performances, food and more from June 9 to 18 at the Greek Orthodox church at 13181 96th Ave., Surrey. See event info under Festivals, or visit Facebook.com/SurreyGreek. (file photo: Gord Goble)

Surrey Greek Food Festival features dance performances, food and more from June 9 to 18 at the Greek Orthodox church at 13181 96th Ave., Surrey. See event info under Festivals, or visit Facebook.com/SurreyGreek. (file photo: Gord Goble)

SURREY EVENTS CALENDAR for June 7 and beyond

Plays, concerts, festivals and more in our weekly listings

CONCERTS

Jazz Vespers at Northwood United Church: Hour-long concert events on second and fourth Sundays at church, 8855 156th St., Surrey, 4 p.m. start, Northwood-united.org. June 11: Trio featuring Glenda Rae, vocals, Brett Wade, guitar, and Bill Sample, piano.

Sounds of Summer Music Series: Free performances at a variety of park venues in Surrey from June 28 to Aug. 30, featuring a variety of performers. The series is a fantastic way to discover a new garden, rediscover a favourite space, or relax and unwind within a beautiful outdoor setting. Most performances are from 6:30 to 8 p.m., plus three daytime events this year. Info: 604-501-5050, Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/13488.aspx.

Beatlemania on Tour tribute concert at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, July 6, featuring hits by The Beatles as part of a touring show. Tickets $22.75/$50.75 via Ticketmaster.ca.

FVDED in the Park: Third annual hip-hop/electronic pop music festival at Surrey’s Holland Park on July 7-8, featuring The Chainsmokers, Wiz Khalifa, PartyNextDoor and Dillon Francis on three stages. Visit Fvdedinthepark.com for details.

Eva Ayllon in “Intimamente Criolla” concert on Sunday, July 9 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, 6250 144 St., Surrey. “The Tina Turner of Peru” sings landó‘ (a traditional Afro-Peruvian musical form) and dances. Tickets and info: EvaAyllonVancouver.com.

Michael Jackson History Show: Showtime Australia presents a music tribute and full-scale stage production honouring the “King of Pop,” on July 21 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Get the full Michael Jackson concert experience with impersonator Dantanio with a live band, choreographed dancers, authentic costumes and state-of-the-art production. Info: mjhistoryshow.com, 604-507-6355.

“Gone Country”: Annual benefit concert for cancer-related charities will feature Tim Hicks, Jojo Mason, Karen Lee Batten, Me and Mae and others, on July 22 at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale. Tickets and info: Twinscancerfundraising.com.

FESTIVALS

Surrey Greek Food Festival: Annual event runs from June 9 to 18 at Greek Orthodox church at 13181 96th Ave., Surrey. Info: Greekorthodoxsurrey.com, 604-496-5099, Facebook.com/SurreyGreek.

SPIDS 9th Annual Philippine Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, June 10 at Bridgeview Park Community Centre, 11475 126A St., Surrey, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring Santacruzan, a traditional parade of queens and princesses under colorful floral arches. Parade will be at mid-day. Also live music, local artists, raffle, exhibits, food concession. Free admission.

City of Bhangra Festival at venues in Surrey and Vancouver from June 11 to 17. “The largest Bhangra festival in North America features concerts, after-parties with top DJs, workshops and free events. Over 350 performers from international stars to local artists, presented by the Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society.” Info: vibc.org, Facebook.com/vancouverbhangra.

Surrey Pride Festival: Annual community event will fill Holland Park with rainbow-coloured festivities on Sunday, June 25, featuring live music, local artists and more, at 13428 Old Yale Rd. Info: Surreypride.ca.

SALES

Kids for Kids Garage Sale on Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 15353 92nd Ave., Surrey. Global Partners in Christian Education (GPCE) and Surrey Christian School (SCS) hosts event at school campus. “There will be some great finds for every bargain hunter. All funds raised will be used to support our partner schools in Kabala, Sierra Leone and Choluteca, Honduras. Quality, gently used items and clothing donations will be accepted at the secondary campus on Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9 from 9 am to 6 pm.” Info: surreychristian.com/kids-kids-garage-sale-june-10.

Audio & Record Garage Sale at Innovative Audio store on Sunday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at #204-13255 78th Ave., in Newton. Vendors welcome, food available from Frank’s A-Lot Smokies. Info: 604-594-9575, Iavcanada.com.

OPEN HOUSE

Surrey Doors Open: The city’s sixth annual “open house” event takes place on Saturday June 17, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore 21 venues in our city and experience Surrey’s rich culture, history, art and architecture. This free event offers fun activities for all ages, behind-the-scenes guided tours, entertainment, hop-on-hop-off transportation and more. Info: Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/11056.aspx.

WRESTLING

“Wrestling with Honor”: Allstar Wrestling event on Friday, June 9 at Alice McKay building at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, 6050 176 A St., featuring former ROH World Champion Kyle O’Reilly vs. Loose Cannon Kenny Lush, and other matches. Bell time 7:30 p.m. Tickets and info: allstarwrestling.ca, 604-710-0872.

FATHER’S DAY

Father’s Day Geocache Hunt events in Surrey on June 17, at Hawthorne Park (10 a.m., 10513 144 St., reg # 4518703) and also Bakerview Park (2 p.m., 1845 154 St., reg# 4518708). Get outdoors and celebrate Father’s Day on a treasure hunt like no other. Navigate to specific GPS coordinates and find hidden caches. GPS units provided, pre-registration required, 604-501-5050.

Father’s Day Open House at Historic Stewart Farm: Bring out the little boy in your dad with this day all about trains on the scenic grounds of the Historic Stewart Farm, on June 18. Chat with members of the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club and watch working large scale trains as they chug around the farm grounds. Treat dad to lunch from a food truck and learn a little about Surrey’s railway past. At 13723 Crescent Rd. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., call 604-592-6956.

CULTURE

Community Sweat Lodge event on Friday, June 9, 6:30 pm to 10 pm at Cwenengitel Aboriginal Society, 13632 110A Ave., Surrey. “The Sweat Lodge is a First Peoples’ ceremony used to connect with and honour the Earth. Participants will be exposed to heat, steam and smoke and should be physically fit. Registration is free, but space is limited.” Info: Villagesurrey.ca/event/community-sweat-lodge-3, 778-988-3549.

Folk Fusion 2017: Royal Academy of Bhangra’s music/dance event on July 22 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Show starts at 6 p.m., tickets $20 via bellperformingartscentre.com.

COMMUNITY

Dance Without Limits (Surrey) on Thursdays at Chuck Bailey Rec Centre, 13458 107A Ave., Surrey. “The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC is offering a free, inclusive art program for children and youth 5-15 years old with any type of disability. Family members, siblings and friends are welcome. The program is run on a drop-in basis.” Info: bccerebralpalsy.com/programs/dance-without-limits.

FAIRS

Immaculate Conception Community Fair 2017, on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 8842 119th St., North Delta. “Free admission. Free entertainment, cheap food and $20 wristbands gets you unlimited play and games,” plus the magic of Bruce Hunt (magicguy.ca); demonstrations from Academy of Martial Arts (wcama.ca) and Delta Police Canine Squad – Integrated Police Dog Service. Info: 604-366-5101.

EXPO

Grow & Gather Farm Expo at Cloverdale Agriplex on weekend of June 10-11. A new expo and educational event aimed to help small farm owners maximize their productivity and keep within British Columbia’s farm-use regulations.” Weekend pass is $35. Info: Growandgatherfarmexpo.com.

“Nothing But Games”: West Coast Science Fiction Association hosts two-day event at Sheraton hotel in Guildford on June 17-18, featuring board games, RPGs (role-playing games), arcade games, card games, a sci-fi bridge simulator and more. Tickets $10 to $40, info at Wcsfa.org/nothing-but-games-open-alpha.

CANADA DAY

Surrey’s Canada Day event on July 1 at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale, featuring headlining bands Hedley, Magic!, Chilliwack, Good for Grapes and others, plus rides, food, “Canada 150” attractions, fireworks and more. Info: Surrey.ca/canadaday.

Dominion Days at Historic Stewart Farm: Canada is turning 150 and we’re celebrating like it’s 1900 with a new two-day festival, on July 1 and 2 at South Surrey facility, 13723 Crescent Rd., featuring live music, dance performances, carnival games, crafts and more.

HERITAGE

“What We Bring”: A new Community Treasures exhibit at Surrey Museum celebrates Surrey’s stories of immigration with a display of what people brought with them from their original homelands. Exhibit on on display until the museum closes for expansion on July 30, at 17710 56A Ave. Info: 604-592-6956. surrey.ca/museum.

“Surrey 1967” event at Surrey Archives on Saturday, June 10, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 17671 56th Ave., Surrey. “Canada’s 100th birthday was celebrated from coast to coast in 1967. Join us as we reverse 50 years to discover Surrey’s local centennial connections through newspaper articles, photos and more. Please pre-register at 604-502-6459.” Free admission.

Discovery Saturday: Ukrainian Culture event at Surrey Museum on June 17. Celebrate all things Ukrainian at this colourful event, filled with dance, crafts, music and snacks. Watch Kvitka Ukrainian School of Dance in their elaborately embroidered and ribboned costumes. Info: 604-592-6956.

“Museum After Dark: Surrey Speakeasy” event at Surrey Museum on Thursday, June 22, 6:30 to 9 p.m. “Whether bootlegger, flapper or shady character, you’ll need a password to enter this speakeasy. Whiskey tasting, 1920s artifacts and smoky live blues await behind the museum’s closed doors. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.” Fee is $18, for 19+ only.

“Charlie Chaplin Night” event at Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey on Thursday, June 29, 6:30 p.m. start. “Spend the evening sharing popcorn and laughs at the antics of Charlie Chaplin as we screen his 1925 silent film hit ‘The Gold Rush.’” Pre-register at 604-592-6956.

BOOKS/LIT

White Rock and Surrey Writers’ Club: Meeting on June 21, 7 p.m., to feature Short Story Workshop with author Patricia Donahue and music by Willie Mackenzie. New members and guests welcome, at White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave. Info: wrandswc@gmail.com.

PARTIES

AAJ Magazine’s Canada 150 Kickoff Party on Saturday, June 10 at Ultimate Banquet Hall in Surrey. “Join us for an evening full of delicious hors d’oeuvres, dancing, booths, and entertainment. Mingle, network with fellow business people, find out what AAJ is up to and how you can get involved, and then dance the night away.” Hosted by CKNW and AM730 helicopter traffic reporter Jennifer Lee Gunson and featuring DJs from the X-Fusion Roadshow. Tickets are $25, 19+ only. Info: aajmag.ca.

VISUAL ART

Panel discussion with “High Muck a Muck” exhibit artists at Surrey Art Gallery on Saturday, June 10 from 2 to 4 p.m., featuring artists Jin Zhang, Nicola Harwood, Bessie Wapp, Fred Wah, Thomas Loh, Phillip Djwa. Free event. “Using poems, paintings, videos, and bingo cards, local artist collective High Muck a Muck tell stories of 19th century to present-day Chinese immigration to the west coast of Canada.” Info: 604-501-5566, surrey.ca/culture-recreation/22688.aspx.

Mad Hatter’s Strawberry Tea and Tour: On June 21 at Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) welcomes the summer with a chance to wear a fun hat, and enjoy fresh art and luscious local strawberries. Gallery curator Jordan Strom will introduce guests to two exhibits, including Meera Margaret Singh’s “Lalbagh,” which records the movement of people on India’s three billion-year-old rock formation. At 13750 88th Ave., 604-501-5566.

“Arts 2017” exhibit opening reception at Surrey Art Gallery on June 23, 7 to 9 p.m. “Celebrate summer with artworks that reflect on Canada for our Arts 2017 juried exhibition presented in conjunction with the Arts Council of Surrey. See how artists in our community are responding to Canada’s 150th birthday in all sorts of mediums.” At 13750 88th Ave., 604-501-5566, surrey.ca/culture-recreation/22689.aspx.

Surrey Art Gallery: Gallery at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/artgallery. “Jim Adams: The Irretrievable Moment,” to June 11; “High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese,” to Aug. 22; “Passionate Colours,” to July 14.

Thursday Artist Talk: Events hosted by Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) on first Thursday of every month at Bear Creek Park facility, 7:30 p.m. Info: 604-501-5566, Arts.surrey.ca.

PopUp Newton Gallery + Creative Hub: Gallery space in Newton features local artists and collectives, at 137th Street and 72A Avenue. Info: Facebook.com/PopUpNewton.

Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, 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, Surreyurbanscreen.ca.

WORKSHOPS

Women in Firefighting Workshops continue on June 17, July 15 (8:30am to 4:30pm, Surrey Fire Service, 14923 64 Ave.). “Surrey Fire Service is hosting one-day workshops to provide participants with an overview of the opportunities and culture of a fire service career.” Info: surrey.ca/events.

Positive Parenting Workshops: Free events hosted by City of Surrey in May and June, various times and locations. “Topics include problem solving with your child, teen or family; self-regulation strategies for you and your child; how to implement and manage structure and routine.” surrey.ca/events.

BUSINESS

“CyberSecurity: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Company Safe” workshop presented by Surrey Board of Trade on Thursday, June 8, 7:45 a.m. start, at Surrey Board of Trade Conference Room (#101-14439 104th Ave., Surrey). Workshop is facilitated by Bob Milliken of Cascadia Systems Group. Admission is $25, 604-581-7130.

Surrey Board of Trade’s 53rd Annual General Meeting and Chair’s Dinner on Wednesday, June 21 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104th Ave.,) from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Event will feature a keynote presentation by Gopal Sahota, Chair of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, speaking on the State of the Real Estate Industry in the Fraser Valley. Info: 604.581.7130 or businessinsurrey.com.

CLUBS/BARS

Peacock Bar & Grill: Live music, open-mic nights (Tues./Thurs.) and more at all-ages venue in Whalley, 10257 King George Blvd. Info: 604-584-1388, Peacockbar-grill.com.

Donegal’s Irish House: Live music Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 12054 96th Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-584-2112, Donegalspub.com/events.html.

Escape bar at Elements Casino: Live music and more on select nights at 300-seat licensed venue, 17755 60th Ave., Cloverdale. Info: Elementscasino.com.

The Taphouse Guildford: Upscale music/sports bar, 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. Tuesday: Acoustic Night, 8 p.m. Wednesday: “Almost Famous Karaoke”; Friday/Saturday: live cover bands. Info: 604-583-8828, Thetaphouse.ca.

Pancho’s Top 40 Rock Club: Live top 40 and classic rock. Tuesday karaoke, Thursday jam night. At 10768 King George Blvd., Surrey, 604-583-3536. Band and special-event info: Panchosnightclub.com.

Dublin Crossing: Live music four nights a week at 18789 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. 604-575-5470, Dublincrossing.com.

Central City Brewing Co.: Live music on select nights at restaurant/bar, 13450 102nd Ave., at Central City, Surrey. Info: 604-582-6620, Centralcitybrewing.com.

DANCE SHOWS

“Giselle” by Coastal City Ballet performed on Friday, June 9 at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88th Ave. “A haunting story of innocence and betrayal, and a timeless tale about the redemptive power of love, Irene Schneider’s Giselle features some of ballet’s most dramatic scenes and otherworldly images.” Tickets from $35 to $42, group discounts available. Info: Coastalcityballet.com, 604-501-5566.

“XBa XIII: Live? ELATYRIAF”: Local XBa dance company presents show at Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage on Friday, June 16, 7 p.m. “In the unique and always edgy XBa ways, this year-end dance performance brings to life a most unusual fairytale, with creatures never seen before. Join us before the show in the stunning lobby, and look over your shoulder – even before the show starts, the story will begin.” Tickets are $35/$25, 604-501-5566, surrey.ca/culture-recreation/12692.aspx.

“Peter Pan” presented by Artistic Edge Dance Academy at Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage on Thursday, June 22, 6 p.m. “Dancers ages 3 to 17 are sure to deliver an evening of incredible dance including ballet, musical theatre, and acrobatics. Get whisked away to a place where dreams are born and kids never grow up.” Tickets $20/$15 via 604-501-5566, surrey.ca/culture-recreation/19939.aspx.

THEATRE/STAGE

“Love, Loss and What I Wore”: Naked Stage Productions Society presents a “readers theatre” version of the award-winning comedy by Nora Ephron, featuring all-female cast for show dates June 9 to 11 at Newton Cultural Centre. “The theme is the role that ones apparel or accessories have influenced events in the lives of the wearers.” For tickets ($15) and info, visit Brownpapertickets.com/event/2913808 or Nakedstage.net.

“Cinderella Rebooted”: Students with Lights Up Musical Theatre Schools present this modern take on “Cinderella,” on June 10 (1:30 p.m. curtain) at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall. “For 10 weeks, kids ages 3 to 16 have taken lessons in singing, dancing, and acting. Fun and learning take the spotlight at Lights Up, and every child is given a chance to shine in our end-of-term presentations.” Tickets are $12, 604-501-5566, surrey.ca/culture-recreation/19962.aspx.

“The Time Machine” and “Little Women”: Imagine That! Productions Community Theatre Players stage classic tales by H.G. Wells and Louisa May Alcott in the format of a 1940s style Radio Theatre Play, on June 16-17 at Clova Theatre, Cloverdale. “Actors will be in beautiful 19th century period costumes with live music and sound effects to compliment the storytelling.” Reserved seats via brownpapertickets.com/event/2931354.

FOOD/DRINKS

The Long Long Table & Community Affair: Annual dinner hosted by Downtown BIA serves 200 guests on 280-foot table at Civic Plaza, at Surrey City Hall, on Tuesday, June 27. Admission is $40 per plate, with “Canada 150”-themed menu. Tickets will be available online until June 26 at llt2017.eventbrite.ca.

Ukrainian “soul food” – perogies, cabbage rolls and borscht – available for sale on the last Friday of each month as fundraiser at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave., Surrey, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Eat-in, take away, or ready for your freezer.” Info: 604-531-1923, 604-581-0313.

Pyrogy and cabbage roll sale held on last Saturday of every month at Ukrainian Catholic Church, 13753 108th Ave., Surrey, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., as fundraiser for church activities. Info: 604-583-8591.

CLUBS/GROUPS

Surrey Beekeepers Association meetings held on third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 p.m. start at Honeybee Centre, 7480 176th St., Surrey. Contact Don or Fran Carter, 604-591-3262. “All welcome to attend and learn about bees.”

CFUW (Canadian Federation of University Women) North Delta/Surrey is a club open to all women graduates, students and associates who support the mission and ideals of CFUW, which provides annual scholarships and bursaries to deserving female graduates who are going on to university. The club meets monthly from September to June. Contact Heather at 604-591-7678 or Eleanor at 604-589-3631.

DANCES

T.W. Twirlers Square Dance Club hosts events every Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Royal Heights Baptist Church, 11706 96th Ave., North Delta. All-ages event, first night is free admission. “It is ‘Friendship Set To Music.’ Come out and have fun learning to dance and meet new friends, for a social, fun night out.” Info: darlmel@shaw.ca, 604-358-2841.

Surrey International Folk Dancing meets Thursdays from 7 to 10 pm at Walnut Road Elementary, 16152 82nd Ave., Surrey, from September to June. “First time free, no partner required. Wear comfortable shoes.” $4 drop-in fee. Info: Call Dale, 604-496-4236, Surreyfolkdance.org.

Surrey Fiddlers Old Time Dance takes place at Clayton Hall (18513 70th Ave., Surrey) on first Tuesday of every month, except July and August, from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $4. For info, call 604-576-1066.

Scottish Country Dance classes at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152nd St., Surrey. Hosted by White Rock Scottish Country Dance Club. “First class free, drop-in fee $5.” Events are held on Wednesday evenings each week, starting at 7 p.m. For info, call Maureen at 604-536-1367 or visit Wrscdc.org.

AWARDS

Surrey Mayor’s Art Awards: Inaugural event hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on Friday, June 9 from from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Sheraton hotel in Guildford. Info: businessinsurrey.com/events/surrey-mayors-art-awards.

KIDS/FAMILY

Park Play Palooza: Celebrate the start of summer during this annual kick-off event for Surrey’s free Park Play drop-in summer program for kids, on June 24 at Holly Park, 10706 148th St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 604-501-5094.

SENIORS

White Rock Surrey CARP presents “New Insights into Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease” talk with Dr. Larry Dian, on Wednesday, June 14, 7 pm, at White Rock Community Centre. RSVP to Denice, 604-538-5778.

Seniors’ Week Activities (free) from June 5 to 9, various times and locations. “Join us for free activities, including pancake feasts, a garden social, a fitness dance and badminton, across the city.” Info: surrey.ca/events.

Vedic Seniors Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey is organizing a 13-day cruise to Australia & New Zealand and Tour of Sydney city for four days, from Nov. 15-17 and again on Nov. 30 after finishing the cruise.Contact Surendra Handa, cruise/tour organizer, 604-507-9945 for more details.

Jamming at Fleetwood: Golden-agers are invited to join group of senior musicians that meets every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., at 15996 84 Ave. “We play for the sheer pleasure of entertaining a dedicated audience who come in to listen or dance, every week. Lunch is available for purchase, and you can try your luck at winning a 50/50 draw.” Info: contact Mildred, email truderung37@gmail.com or call 604-789-5037.

Newton Seniors Centre Tennis Club seeks experienced, senior (55+) tennis players. “We are not a teaching club, so you must know how to play, serve and score.” For information, call Al or Sue at 604-594-8783, or Jan, 604-502-7844.

MARKETS

Surrey Urban Farmers Market returns to North Surrey rec centre plaza this spring, on Wednesday afternoons starting June 7, from 2 to 6 p.m. “A vibrant, multicultural farmers market, promoting and celebrating small-scale farmers, food producers and artisans for the benefit of our diverse community.” Live music, plus community workshops and events. Info: Surreymarket.org, 778-228-3276.

The Cloverdale Market: “Your Weekly Treasure Hunt” in two buildings with 200 tables and 100+ outdoor spots, open every Sunday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, off 176th St. (Hwy 15) and 62nd Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-837-1676, Cloverdalemarket.ca.

LIBRARY EVENTS

ESL Book Clubs at Surrey Libraries: “Practice your English and make friends at ESL Book Club. Come practice reading, speaking, and listening in English. Book clubs are free, fun, and friendly. Readers are welcome at any level from beginners to advanced. Library books will be provided (levels 1-4). City Centre Library: Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm on June 21; Guildford Library: Thursdays, 2-3:30 p.m. on June 1; Newton Library: Thursdays, 10:30-12 on June 22; Semiahmoo Library: Thursdays, 1-2:30 on June 15.

WALKS/RUNS

Jog for the Bog: Annual event hosted by Burns Bog Conservation Society on Sunday, July 23 at Delta Nature Reserve, 10388 Nordel Court. All-ages event features pancake breakfast, music, more. Info: 604-572-0373, Jogforthebog.org.

MUSEUMS

Surrey Museum: Located at 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale. Info: Surrey.ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.

Historic Stewart Farm: Facility located at site of 1894 farmhouse and heritage gardens, at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956, www.surrey.ca/heritage.

Surrey Archives: Info: 604-502-6459 or archives@surrey.ca. 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.

EDUCATION

Surrey English Language Centre provides free English language classes for new immigrants to Canada with proof of permanent residence, age 17 or older. “We offer full-time and evening LINC classes year-round, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.” To register, call 604-582-7479, email selc@shaw.ca, visit 9801 King George Blvd. (suites #111 and #350), Surrey.

Free “English for the Workplace” classes at PICS in new Project Based Language Training Program (PBLT). “Students will learn and develop soft skills, job search, resume writing, interview skills, networking and much more.” Call 604-596-7722, ext. 138. Free childminding on site.

CALLS

Surrey RCMP’s Police Academy: Local detectives sought for the department’s 2017 Citizen and Youth Police Academy, from Sept. 13 to Nov. 8, 2017. “Youth applications are being accepted from May 1-31 and citizen applications will be available June 1-30. The Citizen and Youth Police Academy is a nine-week course designed to give Surrey residents an inside look into policing in Surrey.” Info: visit surrey.rcmp.ca or email Surrey.CPA-EPA.Surrey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

VOLUNTEERS

Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland needs volunteer mentors throughout the Lower Mainland, especially in Surrey. “As we grow to support more girls in Surrey, so too must we grow our pool of volunteers.” Info: 604-873-4525, bigsisters.bc.ca.

Fraser Health Crisis Line needs volunteers: “We operate 24/7 and recruit year-round with 5-6 training sessions per year. We are 90 per cent volunteer-based relying on over 27,000 volunteer hours annually to answer nearly 45,000 calls per year. Develop skills for social work, counseling, mental health, policing, E-Comm 911, grad school and so much more.” Info: Optionsbc.ca/volunteer-at-options, 604-584-5811, ext. 1309.

Canadian Cancer Society: “Campaign volunteers and Community Office Support volunteers are needed at our Surrey office at 10362 King George Blvd. For more information, contact kristina.gao@bc.cancer.ca or apply directly at Cancervolunteer.ca.

Alzheimer Society of B.C. seeks volunteers to help Surrey families live well with dementia. The society is looking for a volunteer to facilitate its local caregiver support group. “This involves leading a monthly meeting, maintaining group attendance records and using Society materials to provide information to the group.” A time commitment of three to six hours per month is required. Training is provided. Contact the Resource Centre at 604-449-5000 or info.southfraser@alzheimerbc.org. Info: Alzheimerbc.org.

Surrey Hospice Society, which offers programs and services in hospice, palliative and bereavement care (all offered free of charge), needs volunteers and also donations to support its programs. To help, call 604-584-7006, email admin@surreyhospice.com or visit #1-15243 91st Ave., Surrey.

Surrey Art Gallery Association seeks volunteers for its gift shop at its Bear Creek Park facility. “If you enjoy meeting new people and local artists, being around unique and finely crafted artworks by artists from around the Lower Mainland, this is the place for you.” Contact Joan Owen, 604-531-8118.

MOVIE THEATRES

Hollywood 3 Cinemas: 7125 138th St. (Newton Centre, near 72nd Ave., Surrey). 604-592-4441. Hollywoodcinema.ca.

Landmark Cinemas 12 Guildford: 15051 101st Ave. 604-581-1716, Landmarkcinemas.com

Strawberry Hill Cineplex: 12161 72nd Ave., Surrey. 604-501-9400.

NATURE/OUTDOORS

Surrey Environmental Extravaganza: 20th Annual series of events until June 11 at venues across Surrey. “Explore and learn about nature in Surrey with this series of over 100 free programs and events. Join a guided walk, plant a tree, release baby salmon, help clean up a park, attend nature storytimes and so much more.” Info: Surrey.ca/extravaganza, 604-502-6065.

SPORTS/REC

Free junior golf clinic: Dams Ford Lincoln Junior Golf Clinic at Hazelmere Golf Club on Sunday, June 11, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Space for 55 kids, clubs provided. Free for all participants; includes a tee gift, hot dog and a beverage, for boys and girls ages 5-12. To register, contact Erin Heutink (604-532-9921, email erin_heutink@dams.net).

Summer sailing camp for kids offered by BC Sailing Association in partnership with Surrey Sailing Club, for kids aged 5 to 15. The Mobile Optimist Sailing School (MOSS) offers educational and fun programs that introduce children to the sports of sailing and kayaking. This year, MOSS will be making its stop at Crescent Beach from July 3-7 and July 10-14. The five-day course teaches the basics of sailing and kayaking by means of games and activities both on and off the water. Visit moss.bcsailing.bc.ca, or contact the Surrey Sailing Club at lessons@surreysailingclub.bc.ca.

Canucks Junior Golf Week presented by Odlum Brown Ltd. runs July 5-9 in Surrey, for youth aged 5 to 18. Four Surrey golf facilities will collectively host seven camps: July 5 at Birdies & Buckets Family Golf Centre, 1 p.m. start; July 7 at Morgan Creek Golf Course, 9:30 a.m. start; July 7 at Birdies & Buckets Family Golf Centre, 1 p.m. start; July 7 at Northview Golf Academy, 4:30 p.m.; July 8 at Eaglequest Coyote Creek, 10 a.m.; July 8 at Northview Golf Academy, 5:30 p.m.; July 9 at Eaglequest Coyote Creek, 10 a.m. “These camps are instructed by PGA of British Columbia Professionals and last approximately two hours each.” Fee is $20 plus GST, info at Canucks.com/golfweek.

Canada Cup international softball championship: World’s elite female softball players in annual tournament at Surrey’s Softball City and Cloverdale Athletic Park from July 7 to 17, featuring 1,200 athletes on teams in six divisions. Info: CanadaCup.com.

North Surrey Football & Cheer registration is online at Surreyfootball.com/registration. Cost varies by age. For info, visit the website, email Info@surreyfootball.com or call 694-596-7674.

GARDENS

Glades Garden Open House on June 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 561 172nd St., South Surrey. “Take a walk in this stunning woodland garden featuring over 2,500 mature rhododendrons and a collection of heritage trees. Admission by donation.” Info: partnersinparks@surrey.ca.

Cloverdale Garden Club meets on the second Thursday of the month, from September to June, at Clayton Community Hall, 18513 70th Ave., Surrey. Annual membership is $20, drop-in fee is $3. For information, contact Nancy, 604-530-4197.

South Surrey Garden Club: The club meets at 7 p.m. every fourth Wednesday (except August and December) 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: Contact Kathy Starke at 604 535 8264 or visit Southsurreygardenclub.ca.

NETWORKING

Valley Women’s Network Luncheons held on last Wednesday of every month at Eaglequest Golf Club, 7778 152nd St., Surrey. Event fee $27, or $30 at door for non-members. “Come share your business successes, goals with us and let us help one another.” Info: Valleywomensnetwork.com, 604-940-9355.

HEALTH

Mental Health Family and Friends Info Night: “Support and information for friends and family of people struggling with mental illness. New members are always welcome,” on first and third Thursday of every month at SMH- Psychiatry Board room, 4th floor. For more information, call Hardeep 604-574-1976 or frasersouth@bcss.org

Al-Anon: “When you don’t know where to turn because someone drinks too much, Al-Anon family groups can help.” Call 888-425-2666, M-F, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., or visit Al-anon.alateen.org.

Nar Anon: “If you have a family member or friend struggling with addiction problems, then Nar Anon may be the place for you. We meet on Tuesdays at Bethany-Newton United Church on the corner of 60th and 148th St. in Surrey. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m.” Info: Nar-anon.org.

Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program, on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Elim Village – The Oasis, 9008 158th St., Surrey. “A self-management program designed for people who have completed treatment and are living with or have been affected by cancer. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. The workshop is facilitated by two trained lay leaders, many who are cancer survivors themselves. Caregivers are also welcome to attend.” Info: Selfmanagementbc.ca.

Surrey Multiple Sclerosis support meetings held on the last Wednesday of every month, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church, 9165 160th St., Surrey. Info: Contact Cheryl (tcheryl@telus.net, 604-581-3758) or Barb (778-373-0284).

Tao Healing Group (formerly Soul Power) Surrey: “Learn simple but powerful self-healing techniques for any aspect of life, with Certified Healers and Teachers. Receive free healing and blessings.” Tuesday evenings at 7pm, Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr., “Everyone is welcome, and no previous experience is necessary.” By donation, info: 778-379-9920.

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