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Celtic fest, Easter fun, and spring break activities galore this March at the Surrey Museum, Archives and Historic Stewart Farm

SURREY MUSEUM INFO

Explore our new interactive Kids Gallery, try your hand at fibre arts in the Textile Centre, register your children for programs that blend play with history and science. 17710-56A Avenue, Surrey, B.C.  Info 604-592-6956.  Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, 9:30am-5:30pm; Saturdays, 10am-5pm; Sundays, 12noon-5pm. Admission sponsored by Friends Society.  www.surrey.ca/heritage Twitter: @ASurreyMuseum

 

EXHIBITIONS

Kids Gallery at the Surrey Museum

Kids get their hands on fun new interactives about water in this new gallery exploring sustainability from a kid’s point of view. Climb into the tree fort, play water-cycle pinball, explore the pipe wall, and more! On display to September 18.

Community Treasures: Ukrainians in Canada: 125 years

This touring exhibit from the University of Alberta’s Kule Folklore Centre explores the rich history of Ukrainian culture in Canada. 2016 marks the 125th anniversary of the first wave of Ukrainian immigrants to Canada, many of them settling in Surrey. On display to July 9.

SPRING BREAK

Spring Break Drop-In: Surrey 911

Drop everything to celebrate the firefighters, police and paramedics who come to our rescue. Make your own ambulance or police cruiser and  flex your firefighter muscles as you put out a mock fire. Tuesday March 15 to Friday March 18, and Tuesday, March 22 to Thursday, March 24: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. All ages, by donation.

Discovery Saturday: Local Heroes

Bring your future first responders to meet a real firefighter, dress up like a police officer, and investigate the inside of an ambulance. Saturday, March 19 from 1-4 p.m. All ages, by donation.

FREE EVENTS

Celtic Fest

You don’t need to be a Finnegan or a MacDonald to take part in this lively event. Be entertained by captivating Celtic music and dancing and get creative with Celtic crafts. Saturday, March 12, from 1-4 p.m. All ages, free.

Easter Fair

Meet Easter cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, and of course, bunnies, as you visit with local animal rescue organizations. Hop around the galleries on an Easter egg scavenger hunt and spring into crafts and games. Saturday, March 26 from 1-4 p.m., all ages, free.

PROGRAMS

Let’s Travel Ireland

Make a sheep craft like those from the Irish countryside, potato-stamp a four-leaf clover, look for a pot of gold in the museum galleries, and do an Irish jig. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Friday, March 11 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. 1 session, $11 (ages 3-5 years).

Handwoven Bracelets, Belts and Bands

Kids learn new skills from old techniques as they weave bright threads on simple, portable inkle looms. Create, colourful and unique woven bands to decorate bags and backpacks. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Tuesday, March 15-Thursday, March 17, from 1-3 p.m. 3 sessions $50 (8-12yrs)

Lecture: Nursing in Surrey

Dressed in her heritage nursing uniform and armed with artifacts and photographs, Glennis Zilm transports you back to pioneer Surrey, when health care was not what it is today. Saturday, March 19, from 2-3 p.m. By donation.

Cocoa Creations

Chocolate has always been the confection of kings, from the ancient Mayans to the monarchs of Europe. Kids have a sweet time making chocolate treats just in time for Easter. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Saturday, March 19, from 10:30 a.m. to noon OR 1:30-3 p.m. 1 Session $11 (6-9yrs)

 

AT HISTORIC STEWART FARM

13723 Crescent Road, Surrey

Info 604-592-6956

www.surrey.ca/heritage

 

HISTORIC STEWART FARM INFO

Imagine pioneer life at the turn of the 19th century with a visit to this charming restored 1894 farmhouse, pole barn and heritage gardens. Try old-fashioned crafts, take part in a program or special event, and enjoy the scenic grounds. 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey. 604-592-6956. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm, Saturday, 12noon-4pm. Entrance by donation. www.surrey.ca/heritage Twitter: @StewartFarm1

 

SPRING BREAK

Spring Break Camp: Classic Tale Time Travellers

Kids explore beloved vintage children’s tales as they go down the rabbit hole and take tea like Alice in Wonderland solve an elemental Victorian mystery like Sherlock Holmes, and more. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Tuesday, March 15–Friday, March 18, 4 sessions $112.50. Tuesday, March 22 –Thursday, March 24. 3 sessions $84. From 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (ages 6-12yrs)

Spring Break Classic Movie

Battle man-eating plants and crazy dentists in “The Little Shop of Horrors,” (1960) with Jack Nicholson. BYO blanket to share with a friend. Popcorn and beverages provided. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Friday, March 18 , from 6-8 p.m. 1 session: $5.50 (12-18yrs)

 

FREE EVENTS

Heritage Family Days: Very Victorian Easter

Hop over to the Stewart Farm to decorate an Easter egg cookie, create a pair of bunny ears, and try to spy an Easter treat hiding around the house!

Saturday, March 26, from noon to 4 p.m. All ages, by donation.

 

PRE-REGISTERED PROGRAMS

Scottish Afternoon Tea

Enjoy delectable farm-baked scones and Scottish shortbread served with your favourite tea and a little Stewart family history. Then explore the charming 1890s farmhouse and grounds with a costumed guide. Must prebook at 604-592-6956. Fridays in March. From 1-2:30 p.m. $11.25/person (

AT SURREY ARCHIVES

17671 – 56 Avenue

Surrey, BC

Info 604-502-6459

www.surrey.ca/heritage

 

The Fifties in Surrey

Lose yourself in this decade’s cool beat through timely photos and maps that tell the story of how Surrey and its residents lived during one of recent history’s most meaningful eras. Must pre-register at 604-502-6459. Saturday, March 12, from 11 a.m to noon. 1 session, $11. All ages.

 

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