Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest 25th-anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. at forest entrance off 24th Ave., near 142nd Street. Ceremony at 2: 15 p.m. with cake-cutting, face painting, forest walks, guided tours, music by Dixie Strollers.
"Concerto Stars" concert features young pianists with Lions Gate Sinfonia and guest performer Ian Parker, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 12 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Event hosted by South Fraser branch of BC Registered Music Teachers Association. Tickets $30/$24, 604507-6355.
Surrey Festival of Dance: Month-long event closes Saturday, May 11 with young performers on stage in day-long No Borders Group Dance Challenge at Surrey Arts Centre.
Infinitus: String trio in concert presented by Peninsula Productions 8 p.m. Friday, May 3 at First United Church, White Rock. Tickets $25/$30, tickets.surrey.ca.
Surrey Museum's newest exhibit is one smartly turned out affair.
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White Rock Social Justice Film Society shows documentary movies with themes of social justice at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock. On select nights; admission by donation. Info: whiterocksocialjusticefilmfestival. ca. April 26: "War Made Easy," in which author Norman Soloman teams with activist/actor Sean Penn to encourage critical thinking about media spin during wartime by introducing viewers to the techniques of war propaganda and seeing just how those techniques have been implemented from Vietnam to Iraq. A member of "Veterans for Peace" in Washington will be present at the film to facilitate after-film discussion.
Chamber Music concert April 13 at 7: 30 p.m. at Crescent Gardens Retirement Community, 1222 King George Blvd., South Surrey. "Come and enjoy an evening of music and support our local talent. Admission is a suggested $5.00 donation, proceeds going to the Peninsula Arts Foundation for music scholarships for youth of the Semiahmoo Peninsula."
Supernatural - A Santana Experience: Concert on Friday, April 5 at Blue Frog Studios, 1328 Johnston Rd., White Rock, featuring guitarist Doug Towle and band. Tickets $35, www.dougtowle.com. Vancouver Symphony
Tillers Folly: Local Celtic/ Americana band performs Friday, March 29 at Blue Frog studio/concert hall, White Rock. Tickets $35, bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.
Bill Johnson: Blues guitarist in concert Saturday, March 23 at Pacific Inn Resort's Rhumba Room bar, South Surrey, in event presented by White Rock Blues Society. Tickets $20 via tickets.surrey.ca., info at www.whiterockblues.com.
A youth video contest focusing on Surrey's heritage has been launched.
Carlos del Junco & the Blue Mongrels: Acclaimed blues harmonica player and band in concert Friday, March 15 at Blue Frog studio/concert hall, White Rock. Tickets $35, www.bluefrogstudios. ca/newshows.html.
"The 39 Steps": Monty Python-flavoured Hitchcock spoof staged as part of Arts Club on Tour series, to March 9 at Surrey Arts Centre's main stage. Tickets $25 to $43, 604-5015566, tickets.surrey.ca.
At Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey, "Preschool Storytime at the Farm" on Wednesday, March 13, from 10: 30 to 11: 30 a.m., features a Beatrix Potter tale, songs and crafts. Session fee is $5; call 604-592-6956 to pre-register, or visit www.surrey.ca/heritage.
James Shepherd & the Bare Bones, with guest Stephen
Members of Reik Felag Norse Culture Recreation Society made for an adventurous launch of a new Viking-themed exhibit Saturday at Surrey Museum
Valentine's Blues Extravaganza: Powder Blues Band and James "Buddy" Rogers perform Saturday, Feb. 16 at Rhumba Room bar, 1160 King George Blvd., South Surrey.
Sources "Vegas" gala: Event April 6 at Hazelmere Golf & Country Club, South Surrey, with "Vegas glitz" dress code, food, fun and dancing in support of Sources Community Resource Centres (www. sourcesbc.ca). Event and sponsorship information: Natasha Raey, 778552-4538, firstname.lastname@example.org.