Surrey Events Calendar
October 2nd – 8th
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Hugely successful in the West End of London, comedy rules the day in this version of Sherlock Holmes’ greatest mystery, as three amazingly talented and hilarious actors—plus one wandering fireplace—bring all the characters to life in a hysterically funny, frantically fast-paced, and very clever spoof that nonetheless stays true to the story’s original thrilling plot.
Running time: approximately 2 hours, including intermission
Location: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue
Dates & Times:
October 5–7, 2017: 7:30pm
October 7, 2017: 3:30 pm
Contact: Box Office – 604-501-5566
Thursday Artist Talk: Benoit Pronovost,
“Highlights of the Journey”
Benoit Pronovost has been making art for forty years, beginning with portraits and then switching to landscapes.
He started in oil before moving to acrylics, with much of his work done by commission. Benoit had a studio in Hull, Quebec and a silk screen printing shop in Ottawa. Twenty years ago he moved to British Columbia to escape the snow!
Now retired and ninety-two years old, Benoit prefers sculpting. Join him as he shares key moments along his artistic journey.
There will be time for questions and conversation during and following the talk. Refreshments are provided. This event is presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association in partnership with Surrey Art Gallery, and with support from the Arts Council of Surrey.
Location: Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Ave
Date & Time: October 5, 2017; 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Contact: 604-501-5566; firstname.lastname@example.org
Cloverdale Recreation Centre | October 3 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Join us for an afternoon watching great movies and classical films. Call the recreation centre for more details.
Address: 6188 – 176th Street, Surrey, BC V3S 4E7
Artists in Canada are actively making work in response to concerns about land, water, and energy.
Learn more about their powerful artwork in an engaging exhibition tour of Ground Signals led by co-curators Roxanne Charles and Jordan Strom.
Strom and Charles will share behind-the-scenes information on the thirteen artists and artwork and draw out connections between the works. Both regular tour participants and first-time Gallery visitors are encouraged to ask questions and share their responses to the art. No need for an art degree—this casual and informal tour is welcome to all.
Location: Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Ave
Date & Time:
October 4, 2017
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Contact: 604-501-5566; email@example.com
Art’s Scarecrow Festival kicks off with a full day festival September 23rd including a DIY Build-a- CROW station, music, crafts and activities, and DIY demos to create a festive fall. In the spirit of our fabulous local outdoor markets, local vendors will be on hand providing artisan crafts and foods for all to enjoy.
Location: Art’s Nursery, 8940 192 St
Date & Time: October 1 to October 31, 2017; 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
YMCA Youth Mindfulness Group
Everyone experiences worries and anxiety. The key is to learn how to make sure these don’t get in the way of doing things you care about!
The YMCA Youth Mindfulness Group is a FREE 7-week mindfulness-based psychoeducation and support group for youth ages 18-30 who experience anxiety.
Program participants have the opportunity to learn evidence-based coping strategies and practice mindfulness to manage stress and anxiety. Participants take part in engaging activities in a safe and welcoming environment led by experienced facilitators with Graduate Degrees in Counselling Psychology. All program participants receive a complimentary fitness membership to the YMCA for the duration of the program, as well as a resource book to keep!
Location: Tong LouieFamily YMCA, 14988 57 Ave
Date & Time: October 5 to November 16, 2017; 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
250 Years of Heer
Last year marked the 250th anniversary since the creation of Waris Shah’s epic “Heer”; A timeless story of tragic love, and a metaphor for humanity’s quest for union with the Divine. We would like to invite you to recognize this influential moment in time with an evening of conversation, poetry, and music.
The eclectic program will begin with an academic discussion between Dr. Anne Murphy and Madan Gopal SIngh, exploring the cultural and spiritual significance of Heer on Punjabi expression. This will be followed by a reception, which will include a customized menu by Tasty Indian Bistro, live art from local talent Don’t Doze, and spoken word poetry. The evening will close with a concert performance by renowned musical artists Madan Gopal Singh and Chaar Yaar.
Location: Centre Stage – Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave
Date & Time: October 7, 2017; 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact: Paarull JS Bakshi; firstname.lastname@example.org
Give Peace a Chance 2017 Festival
The event will take the form of a multicultural variety show with stage performances (music, songs, and dances) and exhibits of other varied cultural traditions such as food, dress, art & craft. There will also be nationally and internationally recognized keynote speakers during the course of the event. It will be further spiced with fun activities for both the young and old. These activities will include face-painting, acrostic peace-day poetry competition, and making origami peace doves. At the same time, there will also be information tables from supporting organizations.
Location: Fleetwood Community Centre, 15996 84 Ave
Date & Time: October 7, 2017; 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Dr. R.B. Herath, President & CEO, Global Peace Alliance
Volunteer Information Session
City Centre Library | October 12
Come to the Volunteer Information Session to have your questions answered in person and find out: how to apply to be a volunteer, where you can volunteer, which volunteer opportunities are right for you, what benefits you’ll get as a volunteer with the City of Surrey. Register in advance to secure your spot by calling 604-501-5100 and reference course code #4542417.
Fleetwood Library | October 12 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Do you want to practice speaking English? If you have taken an English class before or have basic to intermediate English skills, this program will help you improve Register in advance to secure your spot by calling 604-501-5100 and reference course code #4547553.
Releaf Community Tree Plantings
Join us in your local parks as we grow Surrey’s urban forest! Plant trees and shrubs to help create wildlife habitat, improve air quality and make Surrey a more beautiful place for all of us.
Bring your friends and family – everyone is welcome to volunteer! No experience needed; tools, training and light refreshments provided. Dress for the weather and wear close-toed shoes. Groups of 5+ please RSVP by e-mailing email@example.com
Drop-in, rain or shine. Parent participation required for children ages 13 and under.
Dates and Locations:
- Saturday, October 7; 11 am – 1:30 pm – Bonnie Schrenk Park
- Saturday, October 14; 11 am – 1:30 pm – Bose Forest Park
- Saturday, October 21; 11 am – 1:30 pm – Clayton Park
- Saturday, October 28; 11 am – 1:30 pm – Hazelnut Meadows Community Park
Contact: 604-502-6065; firstname.lastname@example.org
Pumpkin Carving Festival
Join us Saturday, Oct 7th 2017 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm for our 3rd Annual Pumpkin Carving Festival, where talented carvers will compete to be this year’s champion, chosen by you!
There will also be fantastic face painting by Emiko, a bunny petting area, petting zoo, play boat and firetruck area and of course, wagon ride out to the mini corn maze and pumpkin patch.
Admission is $5 for ages 2 and up. Cash only.
Contact: 604-542-1205; email@example.com
Location: 18507 – 20th Ave, Surrey, British Columbia, V3S 9V2
Kids and Family:
Potter’s House of Horrors is proud to present LI’L HAUNTERS, a kids-only haunt aimed at children 12 & under!! Li’l Haunters is a cute, not-too-scary pair of mini-haunted houses that we’re really excited about. Not overly dark, no loud noises, no animatronics or actors, Li’l Haunters is a great way to introduce children to the fun and excitement of haunted houses.
Dates: October 6th to 31st
Location: 12530 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC
Cost: Various (please visit website)
Stewart Birthday Party
Celebrate eldest Stewart son William’s birthday with popcorn and hot apple cider while playing old-fashioned parlor games.
- Make an old fashioned ball and cup toy to take home
- Play vintage games such as Shut the Box or Marble Shooters
- Dress up or make paper dolls
- Take part in “Does it Belong,” a game in which staff place some toys in William’s room and visitors have to guess whether or not William would have received those as gifts during the Victorian era
Location: Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Rd
Date & Time: October 7, 2017; Noon – 3:00 PM
The Body Remembers
Science has finally gotten around to proving something that many of us have understood for a long time; stress can be toxic for kids, and effects can last a lifetime.
This event will host:
- Presentation of the film, Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope to learn what this means for our children and families
- Guest speaker Dr. Linda Uyeda (GP and mom) making the connection between how emotional things we deal with directly impact our bodies
A panel of experts, parents and youth will answer your questions and provide insight.
Location: Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Ave
Date & Time: October 4, 2017; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact: Laurie Edmundson; 778-968-4538; firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: The Body Remembers website