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THREE THINGS TO DO: 'Great Big Show Live!' at Bell in Surrey

1. For family-friendly good times, Koba Entertainment’s “Great Big Show Live!” hits the stage at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre this Saturday afternoon (March 19), featuring characters from hit TV shows “The Backyardigans,” “Max & Ruby,” “Franklin” and “Mike the Knight” (pictured above). If you’ve never heard of any these lovable players, this show probably isn’t for you – unless you want to surprise a niece or nephew with tickets, maybe. Show time is 1 p.m. For tickets and show info, visit GreatBigShowonTour.com.

2. Spring is here, which usually means you’re either getting rid of stuff — spring cleaning, you know — or you’re in buying mode. The weekly Cloverdale Flea Market is a place for good deals on everything from fresh produce and plants to jewelry and electronics. According to a post on the event website (Cloverdalemarket.ca), Cloverdale has been home to the flea market for 37 years, and more than five million customers have passed though its gates. The market is open every Sunday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the fairgrounds, off 176th St. and 62nd Ave., Surrey. If you need more details than that, check the market’s Facebook page (which has 10,000 “likes” and counting) or call 604-837-1676.

3. Ever heard of geocaching? Basically, it’s a big hide-and-seek game that involves Global Positioning System (GPS) co-ordinates and a large area, typically outdoors. This Saturday (March 19),Hawthorne Park plays a host to a Geocache Easter Egg Hunt, presented by the City of Surrey’s Partners in Parks team. Event participants will navigate to specific GPS co-ordinates and then attempt to find the cache hidden at that location. Don’t worry, instructions and a GPS unit will be provided. Four sessions will be held on the hour, starting at 10 a.m. To register, or for more details, call 604-501-5050 or visit Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/18615.aspx.

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