What’s up at the Surrey Museum and Historic Stewart Farm in March

From an exhibit on Her Majesty to a workshop on sustainable gardening, March has plenty on offer, including Spring Break activities.

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EXHIBITIONS

A Queen and Her Country

The Queen has had a long and illustrious reign as Canada’s monarch. Audiovisual presentations, artifacts and photographs depict Queen Elizabeth II’s relationship with Canada. Test your knowledge of royal protocol, and share memories about the Queen’s visits to Canada. From the Canadian Museum of History. On display February 21 to May 16.

 

PROGRAMS

Make Believe Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday with the Surrey Museum! Invite your friends then choose one of our fun themes: Trains, Pirates, Ancient Egypt, Greek Mythology, or Medieval Europe. Must pre-book at 604-592-6956. Saturdays, 2-4 p.m., $13.75 per child.

 

Spring Break Drop-In: Outer Space

Families lift off for deep space exploration at the Museum. Dress up like an astronaut (don’t forget to bring your camera), make a cool spaceship and mission badge, and build a solar system to take home. Tuesday, March 10 to Friday, March 13, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 17 to Friday, March 20, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All ages, by donation.

 

Celtic Fest

Get your Irish on and celebrate the wearin’ o’ the green. Tap your toes to captivating Celtic music and dance, create your own paper tartan and Loch Ness monster puppet, and visit local community groups with Celtic connections. Saturday, March 14,  1-4 p.m. All ages, by donation.

 

Kids Can Weave

Gain new skills as you learn the creative art of weaving. Make unique, hand-woven bookmarks and belts on small easy-to-use inkle looms. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Saturday, March 14, from 2-4 p.m., 3 sessions $43 (8-12yrs).

 

Craft It With Wool

Small hands master new skills as kids try weaving and felting, find out where cloth comes from, and make a woolly sheep to take home. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Wednesday, March 18, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 session, $10.75 (3-5yrs).

 

Discovery Saturday: Space Explorers

Surrey, we’re ready for lift off! Have your picture taken in our astronaut cut-out, make astronomical take home crafts and discover the deep reaches of our galaxy. Saturday, March 21, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. All ages, by donation.

 

At Historic Stewart Farm

13723 Crescent Road, Surrey

Info 604-592-6956

www.surrey.ca/heritage

 

PROGRAMS

Scottish Afternoon Tea

Enjoy delectable farm-baked scones and Scottish shortbread served with a pot of tea and a little Stewart family history. Then explore the charming 1894 farmhouse and grounds with a costumed guide. Must pre-book at 604-592-6956. Fridays in March, from 1–2:30 p.m., 1 session $10.75 (16yrs+).

 

International Women’s Day

Find out who invented the coffeemaker, Barbie, and chocolate chip cookies as you celebrate the women of history–pioneers, inventors and more. Saturday, March 7, from noon to 4 p.m. All ages, by donation.

 

Pruning Essentials

Learn principles and techniques for correctly pruning your trees, shrubs, and perennials to keep them healthy and blooming. Morning class at the farm, afternoon trip to Darts Hill Garden. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

Saturday March 7,  9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., 1 session $40 (16yrs+).

 

Spring Break Camp: Classic Tale Time Travelers

Kids explore vintage children’s tales as they solve an elemental Victorian mystery like Sherlock Holmes, talk to the animals with Dr. Dolittle, and take tea like Alice in Wonderland. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Tuesday, March 10 to Thursday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3 sessions $75 (6-12yrs). And March 17-March 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3 sessions $75 (6-12yrs).

 

Farm Tykes: Bonjour from Madeline

Travel alongside feisty Madeline and learn about her beloved school, mischievous classmates and travel adventures. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Saturday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to noon, 1 session $5 (3-5yrs).

 

Sustainable Gardening Workshop

Learn how to garden in harmony with nature. Find out about creating healthy soil, composting, and labour-saving techniques to reduce watering and weeding. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Saturday, March 28, from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 session $15 (16yrs+).