Surrey events calendar:
October 30th – November 6th
55+ Halloween Activities
Join us for a fun afternoon with live entertainment, light lunch, desserts and Halloween activities! Dress up in your best costume for a chance to win a prize.
- Guildford Recreation Centre
Tuesday October 31 at 12:00pm to 1:45pm
Cost: $10/Members, $15/Non-Members – Register with code # 4547477
- Fleetwood Community Centre
Tuesday, October 31 at 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Cost: $10/Members, $15/Non-Members – Register with code # 4561377
Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train
Each child who paid an admission will receive a treat to enjoy on the pumpkin express train as it travels through the decorated forest.
As they depart from their adventure they will be given a child-size pumpkin to remember their day. (Adults and children under 2 years old do not receive pumpkins)
Location: 13750 – 88th Avenue at King George Blvd. Surrey, BC
When: October 31; 6.30 pm – 10:00 pm
Cost: $11.00 per person – Adult or Child (2 years old – 12 years old) including tax.
The Pumpkin Patch
Enjoy a hayride down to our pumpkin fields and pick out your own pumpkin, or choose from an assortment of already-picked pumpkins.
Hay wagon rides go from 10:00-6:00 on weekends, holidays and professional days, and 3:00-6:00 on weekdays throughout October.
We also have mini-pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks and hay bales available for sale at the farm stand. Don’t forget your winter veggies from our general store! Finish off your day with a visit to our cows and chickens.
TIPS FOR YOUR PUMPKIN PATCH VISIT:
- If you want to get your pumpkin from the field, plan at least an hour for your visit.
- We have parking available on our farm, with overflow parking on the road. But make sure to check our lot first!
- Make sure you visit our cows and chickens – children love to see our animals up close.
- The best time for families with young children to visit is on weekdays from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. We find that visiting the Pumpkin Patch while things are quieter will help your toddler have a more enjoyable experience!
When: October 31; 10 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Rondriso Farms, 8390 172 Street, Surrey, BC
Plus, families can enjoy Halloween craft activities, face-painting, balloon artists, entertainment, story-time, and more (near Winners).Visit Centralcity for more information
Art’s Nursery’s Annual Scarecrow Festival is a fundraising community event for the whole family in support of 3 local charities, running from September 23-October 31.
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. Special thanks to over 50 local businesses for sponsoring the creative and crazy scarecrows to be found throughout the nursery!
Location: Art’s Nursery, 8940 192 St
Date & Time: September 23 to October 31, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Family Services Fundraiser
Surrey, B.C. – MFFS Founder Gary Thandi and his team would like to cordially invite you to the 2nd Annual Moving Forward Family Services Fundraiser. This year, it’s a family-friendly Halloween theme costume party and dressing up is recommended but totally optional. Awards will be given out for Best Costume, Scariest, Most Creative, Best DIY Costume, etc. There will also be a Silent Auction, a great lineup of Entertainment, Keynote Speaker, Raffle, Door prizes, Dinner & Cash Bar. Kids are welcome! Lots of fun for the entire family.
Moving Forward Family Services started in 2016 and caters to community members all across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. It’s a non-profit and registered charitable organization that provides counseling services to everyone regardless of their income level. There are many options available for individual, couples and family counseling either at a set hourly rate or free/pay what you can so that nobody is denied the help they deserve. Support from the community through the Nov 2nd Fundraiser will allow MFFS to expand their services, bring on more counselors and ultimately help more people. More specifically, funds will be used to expand services to children through Cyndi’s Centre for Child Education, Counselling and Support, named after Gary’s late spouse, Cyndi Thandi, a teacher in Surrey who was passionate in working with vulnerable children and their families.
Location: Aria Banquet Hall (12350 Pattullo Pl, Surrey)
Date and Time: November 2, 2017 — 6:00 pm
Cost: Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children. Table of 10 is $350.
Add your piece to our growing sculpture. Join us this fall as we create a portrait of our community. Built of individual cardboard discs, each link tells the story of someone’s personal passion. Seen as a whole, this tower tells the story of a dynamic and vibrant community.
Location: Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave
Date & Time: October 27 to November 15, 2017; 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Healthy Families: Pathway to Resilience conference
This conference has been created by the Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships (NEVR). The network’s purpose is to eradicate violence in relationships within our community by increasing awareness and education of prevention and intervention of relationship violence. Further, NEVR works in collaboration with various agencies to share evidence-based resources to achieve their purpose. This conference will bring members from different agencies within our community to learn and discuss different strategies for creating healthy relationships and continue to raise awareness on violence in relationships.
Location: University Conference Centre, 12666 72 Ave
Date & Time: November 2 to November 3, 2017; 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Drop-in to experience the vibrant culture of the Philippines! The free, family-friendly event will feature:
- Filipino food sampling
- Live performances
- Storytime and ukulele music
- Selfie Station courtesy of the Youth Leadership Team
The location is close to transit but pay parking is also available at City Hall.
Location: City Centre Library, 10350 University Drive
Date & Time: November 4, 2017; 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Vaudevillians Having Fun
Having fun while doing good work is what B.C’s #1 Seniors Entertainment Troupe is all about. They have been working hard to prepare for their 14th annual fundraising event in support of students at Douglas College.
The show is a mixture of wonderful old songs, toe-tapping dances, and lots of comedy to leave you smiling.
The average age of these performers is 77 years young but you would never know it on stage. They are humbled to have been compared to The Follies, a wonderful show that ran for many years in Palm Springs.
Come out and have some fun while helping the Vaudevillians help students with their education.
Location: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue
Date & Time: November 4 to November 5, 2017; 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Website: The Vaudevillians
Big Easy Funk Ensemble
Win $$$$ we will be having a 50/50 draw during the evening.
The Big Easy Funk Ensemble celebrates the amazing variety of music that has grown out of New Orleans. With influences from 60’s funk legends The Meters and Dr. John to more recent groups like Galactic and Trombone Shorty. BEFE (pronounced ‘beafy’) mixes many genres of funk, jazz and blues to create awesome grooves. The 9 member band includes a 3-piece horn section comprised of Andrew Benton (Sax), Kevin Tang (Trombone) and Ryan Naso (Trumpet). The rhythm section includes Reece Worth (Guitar), Eric Stephenson (Bass), Tyler Gibson (Keyboards/Organ), Ryan Davis (Drums), Jeffrey Kornblum (Percussion) and last but not least the mesmerizing Christopher Berry on Vocals.
When: Saturday, November 4th, 2017
Location: Ocean Park Hall (1577 – 128 St., Surrey, BC)
Doors at 7:00 pm, Show starts at 8:30 pm
Tickets: $20 CDN (19+ only, All drinks $5)
Retail locations for tickets:
- White Rock Beach Beer Company – 15181 Russell Ave, White Rock; Phone: 604-319-4378 Wednesday | 4 pm-8 pm Thursday | 4 pm-8 pm Friday | 4 pm-9 pm Saturday | 12 pm-8 pm; Sunday | 10 am-5 pm
- Seashore Music & Games – 1482 Johnston Rd., White Rock; Phone: 604.538.8332
- Semiahmoo Arts – South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre – 14601 – 20th Avenue, Surrey 9 am-5 pm Mon-Sat
Artist Talk: “That’s Colored Pencil?”
Discover the amazing effects of colored pencil!
Meet artist Alison Philpott who’ll introduce you to the increasingly popular medium of colored pencil, an alternative to paint and brushes. In her talk, “That’s Coloured Pencil?” she will walk you through the process from inspiration to framing your piece and show you samples of her work, along with other artists’ styles.
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 the Surrey Art Gallery, and with support from the Arts Council of Surrey.
Location: Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Avenue
Date & Time: November 2, 2017; 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Kids and Family:
School’s Out Activities
School’s Out Activities – Friday, November 3, 2017
Camps include age-appropriate programming for children ages 6 to 12 years. Activities include sports, arts, crafts, music, dance, and games. Please check with the recreation facility in your community for specific details. Camp Connections are available for extended camp hours.
All Fun Zone camps run from 9 am to 3 pm and cost $30.50.
Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre
Registration Code: 4553287
Don Christian Recreation Centre
Registration Code: 4542571
Fraser Heights Recreation Centre
Registration Code: 4551067
Guildford Recreation Centre
Registration Code: 4553102
Newton Recreation Centre
Registration Code: 4551020
South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre
Registration Code: 4549093
Kids Who Cook
The pantry is open! Kids will learn to create a variety of healthy and fun foods and make their own recipe book. This School’s Out activity is for kids ages 6 to 12, runs from 9am to 3pm and costs $45.25.
Bridgeview Community Centre
Registration Code: 4550641
Have an art-filled day off school! Create amazing artworks and artifacts with instructors who are experienced art educators and practicing artists. This camp is for kids ages 6 to 11 years and costs $47.75.
Surrey Arts Centre
9 am to 3 pm
Registration Code: 4552307
Join us for a day of fun and discovery in nature! Get outside, play games, make eco-art and explore the natural setting in Green Timbers Park.
Surrey Nature Centre
9 am to 3 pm
Registration Code: 4544726
Public Meetings and Open Houses:
Regular Council Public Hearing Meeting
The public is invited to attend the Public Hearing meeting and speak to the following applications.
Location: City Hall Council Chambers
Date & Time: November 6, 2017; 7:00 PM