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. June 3: End-of-Season party with Jim Armstrong Quartet.
Jazz Vespers: Performances by local jazz musicians 4 p.m. Sundays (except summer) at Northwood United Church, 8855 156th St., Surrey. Admission by donation. Info: 604-581-8454. June 10: Deanna Knight & Hot Club of Mars; June 24: Karin Plato.
Semiahmoo Strings Youth Orchestra: "Classics and Classic Jazz" concert on Friday, June 8 at Peace Portal Alliance Church, 15128 27B Ave., South Surrey, featuring guest musicians Miles Black (piano), Jodi Proznick (bass) and Craig Scott (drums). Tickets, info: 604-538-1460.
David Gogo: Nanaimo-raised blues guitarist in concert Saturday, June 9 at Blue Frog studio/concert hall in White Rock, with guest singersongwriter Bobbi Schram. Doors 7 p.m., show 7: 30 p.m. Info and tickets: bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.
Kennedy Singers: Group's summer concert ("Music, Music, Music") at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10 at Kennedy Seniors Centre, 11760 88th Ave., North Delta. Tickets $5, 604-594-2717. John Lee Sanders: New Orleansstyle funk/blues performer in concert Saturday, June 16 at Rhumba Room bar, at Pacific Inn hotel, South Surrey. Tickets $20/25, 6045426515, www.whiterockblues.com.
The Piano Man: A Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel featuring Ryan Langevin, 7: 30 p.m. Thursday, July 5 at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Tickets and info: www. whiterockplayers.ca.
Fraser Heights Open Mic Session (unplugged) on Thursday, June 7 at Java Joe's, 160th St./108th Ave., start at 6 p.m. Phone: 604-584-0112, for age 13 and up. Sign up at door. (Sorry, no space for dance groups). Please bring non-perishable food bank donation.
"Granny's Back in Town": Delta Arts Council presents a one-hour music/comedy show by Patti McGregor at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta), 7: 30 p.m. Thursday, June 14. McGregor is taking this show on the road to Alberta in July. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission $8, or 3 for $20. Free coffee & tea. 604-581-6270.
"Lend Me a Tenor": Ken Ludwig script ("It's not over even when the fat lady sings") produced by White Rock Players' Club, June 13-30 (select dates) at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Tix $15/17. 6045367535, www.whiterockplayers.ca.
Summer Festival Of The Arts: Exhibition co-hosted by Corporation of Delta and Lyon's Pride Studio and Gallery, at Firehall Centre for the Arts in North Delta from June 9-30, at 11489 84 Ave. Reception with artists on June 16. 604-502-9878, email@example.com.
Paints 'n Bloom art show June 1-2 (noon to 4 p.m.) in support of the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia, at West Coast Garden Centre, 1420 172nd St., South Surrey, featuring artists Audrey Bakewell and Wendy Mould.
Free demos Friday, June 1, 11 a.m. (drawing birds and animals in graphite with Wendy Mould) and 1: 30 p.m. (painting on yupo paper with watercolour with Audrey Bakewell). Info: artbywendy.com.
Golden Cactus Studio opening: Events on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. daily, at 15177 Russell Ave., White Rock (across from the whale mural wall). A working artist studio, with Chris MacClure, Marilyn Hurst and Trish Pollock.
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. June 7: Sheila Symington, artist.
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. Featured in month of June is Kathleen Gallagher's "West Coast Expressions" Artist reception Friday, June 1 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Surrey Antiques off the Roadshow: Eighth annual event 12: 30 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at Surrey Art Gallery, with appraisals by experts Linda Devine, Jim Finlay and Jeff Harris. Fees are $10 for first item, $5 for each additional item. Drop-in event, no registration required. Observers welcome, parking is free.
Surrey Museum: "Unsinkable: Remembering the Titanic, 19122012" exhibit to June 12. Museum at 17710 56A Ave. Info: www.surrey. ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.
"Old Towne Market": Cameron Academy of Classic Dance production features ballet and modern dance for shows Saturday, June 2 at Surrey Arts Centre's main stage, at 1 and 6: 30 p.m. Tickets $15.10/17.25, 604-501-5566.
Fabulous Feet 2012: Surrey Dance Centre Inc. presents performances by dancers and singers from age three to adult, shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9 at Surrey Arts Centre (main stage). 604-501-5566.
Designer Kitchen Tour presented by Pacific Rim Cabinets: Event on Saturday, June 9 (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) benefits Peace Arch Hospital auxiliary, featuring nine kitchens in the White Rock/South Surrey area.
Tickets ($25 at hospital gift shop) include a chance to win prizes. Info: Jane at 604-535-2408 or Alicia, 604-536-5634.
Surrey Historical Society meeting 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9 in the downstairs meeting room of Surrey Archives building, 17671 56th Ave., Cloverdale. Guest speaker is Fred Pepin, president of Langley Heritage Society. Info: 604-576-9734.
Astral Connections Internet Cafe and Gifts hosts workshops/ seminars at 7915 120th St., North Delta. Info: 604-543-8511. Dream Workshop: Learn to understand your dreams: June 11-13, 7-10 p.m., $300.
W.O.L.F.S. ( Women of Leisure, Fun & Support) will be having its fundraising dance for the Caribbean Children's Parade at Fleetwood Community Centre on Saturday, June 9, at 8 p.m. Call for info: 778-395 1524 (Jennifer).
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. June 23: The Diggers.
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.
Ellie King's "Robinson Crusoe & The Pirates": Auditions for panto production (to be staged in December 2012) held Saturday, June 2 (10 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m.) at Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 72nd Ave., Surrey.
Strictly by appointment only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, see www. rctheatreco.com for info.
Gallery in the Garden at Wellbrook Winery: Delta Arts Council call for visual artists and artisans for event on July 15.
Deadline for submissions is June 15. Contact Lara West for info via email, galleryinthegardenDAC@gmail.com. Info: www.deltaartscouncil.ca/page/ gallery_in_the_garden.
Call for entry for 11th annual holiday art and fine craft sale "A Real Piece of Work," set for Nov. 17-18, and "A Real Gem" jewelry show on Nov. 24-25, both at Ocean Park hall, South Surrey. Jury for handcrafted work is ongoing; email email@example.com for more information.
"Local Author Sundays" events at Black Bond Books , 15562 24th Ave., South Surrey (604-536-4444, www. blackbondbooks.com). June 10: Glen Baker ("Birds, Boats, Borders"), 2 p.m. 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. 604-536-8333, www. semiahmooarts.com.
2012 Fraser Valley Kidney Walk: Third annual event set for Sunday, Aug. 12 at Bear Creek Park, Surrey, to promote organ donor awareness and raise funds for estimated 240,000 British Columbians who have kidney disease, or who are risk for the disease. Info: www. fraservalleykidneywalk.ca.
Surrey International World Music Marathon: Inaugural event Sept. 28-30, with Cultural Music Miles, Finish Line Concert, weekend expo, more. Info: www. surreymarathon.com.
D-Day Celebration: Event on Wednesday, June 6 at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 008 (2290 152nd St.) to recognize all comrades involved on this very special day in Second World War. "We will start off at 5 p.m. with a short parade through our parking lot, leading to the Branch Cenotaph, followed by a brief ceremony and then into the Legion for some refreshments." Info: 604-531-4308 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canadian Cancer Society's Relay For Life events are held in June at several sites, including Surrey Relay For Life (Saturday, June 9 at Millennium Amphitheatre, Cloverdale), Delta Relay For Life (Saturday, June 16 at North Delta Secondary) and White Rock/South Surrey Relay For Life (Friday, June 22 at Centennial Park, White Rock). Info: www.relaybc.ca (click on links for specific events).
White Rock RCMP and White Rock Fire Department hosts Annual Open House Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain or shine) at White Rock RCMP/Fire Department, 15200-block Pacific Ave., White Rock. Family-friendly activities include Mini Musical Ride (Pony Rides for Kids), Kids Bike Safety Rodeo (bring your bicycle & helmet), Mounties in Red Serge, Safety Bear, Soft Ball Throw, emergency vehicles, games, more.
Guildford Social Café and Literary Society: "Discuss your favourite title and find out what others recommend" at event Tuesday, June 5, 7-8 p.m. at Guildford Library (15105 105th Ave., Surrey). "Bring your book and join us for tea and a casual chat." Free, drop in. Info: www.surreylibraries.ca.
Newcomers to Canada sessions: Surrey Libraries and Douglas College present free, monthly Information sessions for newcomers to Canada who are looking for a job and have an intermediate level of English or higher. Drop in (no registration required) 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 at Newton Library and 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28 at City Centre Library. Info: www.surreylibraries.ca.
Crafty Affaire, a new handmade market, held on Saturday, June 2 at Elgin Hall. www.craftyaffaire.com. East Kensington Heritage School hosts annual Spring Fair on Saturday, June 2 from 10am-3pm at 2795 184th St., Surrey. "We will be having a plant sale, BBQ, petting zoo, Korki the Clown, Fire Hall #14, Spiral Dancers, EK Talent, Silent Auction, crafters, children's games, prizes, cake walk & much much more!"
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). www.CityOfBhangra.com.