Coast Capital Playhouse in White Rock is hosting this year's Theatre BC Greater Vancouver Zone Festival, from Monday, April 30 to Friday, May 4.
Plays from several companies will be staged during the week, with adjudication by Scott Swan. The gala awards night is Saturday, May 5.
Plays to be staged, at 8 p.m. nightly, include The Lion in Winter (White Rock Players' Club, April 30), Fractured (Seacoast Studios, May 1), The Kitchen Witches (Vagabond Players, May 2) and Home Again (Raving Theatre, May 4). Also on the calendar is a May 3 voice workshop with Peter Jorgenson.
For tickets and more info, call 6045401434.
LOBSTERFEST SET FOR MAY 26
Tickets are $75 for the yearly LobsterFest hosted by the Rotary Club of White Rock on Saturday, May 26 at Eaglequest Coyote Creek Golf & Country Club.
The fundraiser also involves the support of White Rock Firefighters and Scotiabank.
Money raised at the event will benefit The Centre for Active Living, an expansion of Peace Arch Hospital's cardiac rehab program. The 12,000-square-foot facility, located at Centennial Park in White Rock, opened in June 2011 and includes two fitness rooms, exercise studios and an education room.
This year's LobsterFest event will feature live and silent auctions, draws and dancing to music by Circle of Friends. A "Wall of Wine" will again be auctioned off to the highest bidder. For tickets and info about LobsterFest, contact Mark Hambrook at 604-671-7498 or email@example.com, or Liza Muyco at 778709-0877 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
'CAPTAIN' KIRK IN SURREY
Former Canucks goaltender Kirk McLean will be signing autographs Saturday, April 28 at the Pastime store at Central City Shopping Centre, for two hours starting at 3: 30 p.m.
Only certain items purchased at the store will be autographed by McLean, in a special fundraiser for Mindcheck, the Fraser Health program designed to assist teens and adults with mental health issues.
Ken Richardson, owner of Pastime Sports, welcomes athletes to his store in order to raise money for causes that are close to his heart. Proceeds from Saturday's event with McLean will go to Mindcheck in the name of Sean Kilby, a friend of Richardson's who recently died.
DOGS DANCE SATURDAY
A "canine musical freestyle competition" will happen Saturday, April 28 at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, at Alice McKay Building.
The "Prancing Paws" event is staged by the local Paws 2 Dance Club, with dancing dogs strutting their stuff from noon to 4 p.m. Entrants are coming from around Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Washington State. Admission for the general public is by donation.
"Any profits from the competition will go towards the play, Shadows of Eternity, that Paws 2 Dance will be performing on Nov.
3-4 (at) Bell Performing Arts Centre (in Surrey)," said Gail Walsh, a member of the non-profit Paws society. "After an almostsold-out performance in 2010 at Paws 2 Dance's last play, (which) raised $6,000 for charity, the club decided to do another play to raise money for charity once again." For event info, visit www.paws2dance.com.
DANCE FOR CHARITY
A community sock-hop dance will benefit Metro Kids Society on Sunday, April 29, an evening held at an auditorium in the Bridgeview area of North Surrey.
A live rockabilly band, dance lessons, contests are part of the family-friendly event, at 12332 Pattullo Pl. Admission is $8, or $15 for a family. For info, call 604-536-0195 or email jumpjointswing@hotmail. com.
PRIDE MEET-MINGLE EVENT
Surrey Pride Society has booked Galbraith Manor in New Westminster for its "Cocktails and Canapes" meet-and-mingle event, on Saturday, April 28 from 7 to 11 p.m.
Raffle prizes include $350 in professional catering. Event tickets are $15 each or $25 per couple.
"Please wear shoes that won't damage the floors of this heritage building," organizers wrote on a poster advertising the event, a 19-plus affair. For tickets, email jen@ surreypride.ca.