What’s up at the Surrey Museum, Surrey Archives and Stewart Farm in October

A list of events, programming and exhibits from Surrey Heritage Services for the month of October

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Surrey Museum

Explore our 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, BC. 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  Facebook:  HeritageSurreyBC



Kids Gallery at the Surrey Museum

Fresh hands-on activities explore farming past and present from a kid’s perspective, as pint-sized foodies find out where their food comes from (hint—it’s not the supermarket). Opens October 1, 1-4pm with puppets, food & fun!



Kids Can Sew: Spooky Sewing

Create creepy creatures, ghastly getups, or a classic treat bag as you learn hand and machine sewing skills. Supply fee $10. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Wednesday, October 5, from 4-6 p.m.,  3 sessions $39.75 (8-12yrs)


Pro-D Camp: Spies and Superheroes

Design your own Halloween superhero costume and hear the stories of a mysterious Surrey spy from WW1. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

Friday, October 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,  1 session $30.50 (7-10yrs)


Historical Cemetery Tour

Explore 130-year old Surrey Centre Cemetery and Christ Church Anglican Churchyard with author Warren Sommer as he reveals the fascinating stories that lie beneath the headstones. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Saturday, October 22, from 2-2:30 p.m, OR from 7-8 p.m., 1 session $20 (12yrs+)


Pumpkin Power

Design your own take-home Jack O’ Lantern, go on a spooky scavenger hunt in the exhibit galleries, and compete for best costume. Saturday, October 29

from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., all ages, free



Discovery Saturday: Latin Fiesta

Discover the sounds, tastes and rich culture of Latin America through lively performances, crafts and traditional snacks. Saturday, October 15, from 1-4 p.m., all ages, by donation



Traditional Rug Hooking

Our instructor shares her passion and all the techniques you need to create a small sampler to take home. Supply fee $85. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., 1 session $38.75 (16yrs+)


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, October 5, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.,  1 session $11.75 (3-5yrs)


Tots Celebrate: Thanksgiving

Kids will be thankful for fall games, cookies to decorate, and their own turkey to take home as they explore a Canadian Thanksgiving. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Friday, October 7, 10:30 a.m.–12noon, 1 session $11.70 (3-5yrs)


Masks: Alternate Identities

Make a disguise with plaster bandages, paint and bling as you learn about masks from the past and from other lands. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Saturday, October 22, from 2-4 p.m., 1 session $15.60 (8-10yrs)


Kids Can Sew: Doll Clothes

Want to give your American Girl doll a cool new wardrobe? Start with this class that gives kids the skills to make their own clothes for an 18-inch doll. Supply fee $10. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Wednesday, October 26, from 3:30-6 p.m., 3 sessions $49.50 (8-12yrs)


Free Memoir Info Session

Get an overview of the memoir writing process in this free session, because your life has been a unique adventure. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.

Thursday, October 27, 6:30–8:30 p.m. (16yrs+)



Imagine pioneer life at the turn of the 19th century with a visit to the charming restored 1894 farmhouse and gardens, old-fashioned crafts, and settler-style special events. 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey. 604-592-6956. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm, Saturday-Sunday, 12noon-4pm. Entrance by donation. www.surrey.ca/heritage  Twitter: @StewartFarm1  Facebook: HeritageSurreyBC



Scottish Afternoon Tea

Enjoy delectable farm-baked scones and Scottish shortbread served with a pot of your favourite tea. Then explore the charming 1890s farmhouse and grounds with a costumed guide. Must prebook at 604-592-6956. Fridays in October, from 1-2:30 p.m., $12/person (16yrs+)



Scary Movie Night

Before Walking Dead and iZombie, there was 1932’s White Zombie. Join us in the creepy farmhouse for a screening of the first ever zombie movie, including popcorn, hot chocolate and chills. Please pre-register at 604-592-6956. Thursday, October 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 1 session $5 (13yrs+)


Heritage Family Day: Haunted Farm

A shadowy barn, creaky floorboards, rustling trees – visit our haunted farm if you dare! This safe and fun family drop-in shares old-time All Hallow’s Eve traditions, crafts and spooky treats. Please pre-register at 604-592-6956.

Saturday, October 29, noon to 3 p.m., all ages, free


SURREY ARCHIVES  17671 – 56 Avenue Info 604-502-6459www.surrey.ca/heritage

Surrey in the Forties

Join us as we delve into the rip-roaring 1940s Surrey-style. Retro photos, local recollections and ‘40s news rags bring this decade of war, victory and development to life. Please pre-register at 604-502-6459. Saturday, October 8, from 11 a.m. to noon, 1 Session $11 (16yrs+)

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