Langley's best guide for what's happening around town.
- Cascades Casino, 20393 Fraser Hwy., 604-530-2211
- The Vanilla Room, 6001 196A St.,604-530-2026.
- Gabby's Cabaret, 20297 Fraser Hwy., 604-533-3111, www.gabbyscabaret.com
Tuesdays, Free karaoke.
- Bob's Steakhouse, 27083 Fraser Hwy., 604-857-7725, www.bobsbarandgrill.com.
Acoustic open mic every Thursday at 7 p.m.
- Fox and Fiddle, 19530 Langley Bypass.
- The Troubadour Club, 20299 Industrial Ave., 604-530-8888
- Water Shed Cafe, 20349 88 Ave., 604-882-0651
- Square Wheelers Square Dance Club invites people to participate. Dancing is Tuesday and Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Port Kells Community Hall, 18918 88th Ave. Free to all new dancers. Register: 604-513-9901 or 604-594-6415, or www.squaredance.bc.ca.
- Scottish Country Dancing: The first lesson is free. Check out the lively dancing. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. The group meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Fort Langley Community Hall. Info: Rebecca, 604-530-0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Guys'n'Gals Square Dance Club: Try modern western square dance for free for the first three dances. The club meets September through June at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 273rd St., on Sundays 1-4 p.m. Info: Wendy, 778-878-4244.
- Aboriginal Community Gathering and Dinner: The Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society hosts a gathering Jan. 18 at the St. Andrew's Hall, 20955 Old Yale Rd. 5:30-8 p.m. All welcome. Info: email@example.com.
- SOS Children's Village Carnival on Ice: Help support the cause on Jan. 26, 3-4:30 p.m. at the George Preston Recreation Centre. Bring bottles and can for the bottle drive and children's enjoy skating for $2.60 admission and carnival games for $1 each.
- Horsing Around Langley: See life-size horse sculptures in a Langley Arts Council exhibit until Feb. 3. Enter the contest to win a $1,000 prize package. Meet the artists Jan. 26 and Feb. 2, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Horsing Around Kids' Party is 1-4 p.m. on Jan. 19 when they can enjoy games, treats, entertainment and gifts.
- Valley Bluegrass Music Society: Membership is open to anyone who enjoys bluegrass. The group meets Mondays 7-10:30 p.m. in the Langley United Church for weekly jams. Attendance is free for the first time, then $4 for members and $6 for guests. For more information, call 604-534-0957, visit www.valleybluegrass.webs.com or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Han Shan Poetry Project: Poems by local writers are on display at the McLellan Forest East. This is one of a series of art projects to raise awareness about the site which local residents are working to save from sale. Donations welcome to Watchers of Langley Forests (WOLF). The public is welcome to tour the forest, 84th Avenue at 257A Street. Info: mclellanpark.blogspot.ca.
- Langley Writers' Guild: The group meets on the first, second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Langley City library. All genres. The group will consider one evening meeting per month if there is interest. Info: Doris, 604-534-3384.
- Travel company lecture: Trafalgar Tours has a free presentation on international destinations. At 7 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the Langley Events Centre. Info: www.trafalgartraveltalk.ca.
- Green Wednesday - Kwantlen Polytechnic University Horticulture students and the Green Ideas Network present the monthly environmental gathering at 7 p.m. in the campus auditorium. The Feb. 13 event features the documentary Queen of the Sun. RSVP: 604-599-3247 or Betty.Cunnin@kwantlen.ca.
- Inspired and IrReGuLAr: The new Fort Gallery show is by Pat Barker and Kathleen McGiveron. The show runs until Jan. 30.
- Langley Camera Club meets 7 p.m. at Fort Langley Community Hall, 9167 Glover Rd., on 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wed. of each month. All levels of photographers and newcomers welcome. Info: 604-532-9212.
Programs are free and pre-registration is required unless noted otherwise.
- Aldergrove Library
26770 29th Ave. 604-856-6415
Family storytime: Children ages 2-6 and their caregivers can enjoy a half- hour program of stories, songs, puppets and rhymes. 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 30 to Feb. 27.
- Brookswood Library
20045 40th Ave. 604-534-7055
Family storytime: Children ages 2-6 and their caregivers can enjoy a half- hour program of stories, songs, puppets and rhymes. 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 23 to Feb. 27.
- City of Langley Library
20399 Douglas Cres. 604-514-2855
Teen Writers' Group: Homeschoolers 13-18 using the One Year Adventure Novel curriculum can gather with others. Bring a synopsis or piece of writing to share, at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 28.
Aromatherapy: Learn how to make basic blends at home and their uses for common health problems. Feb. 2, 2-3 p.m.
- Looking for work?: Avia Employment Services will explain the free services available at Employment Centres and about WorkBC. Feb. 4, 2-3 p.m.
Book Club: Members meet on the third Tuesday of the month to discuss a selected title. Call the library to find out the current title. 2 p.m.
Art Critiques the last Monday of each month. Are you developing your talent as an artist? Bring a piece of art to be discussed and interpreted by fellow participants, as well as by an experienced art facilitator. Pre-registration required. Call ahead to confirm. 7 p.m. Jan. 28.
- Fort Langley Library
9167 Glover Rd. 604-888-0722
Conversation Circles: Practice conversing in English in a fun and friendly environment on Tuesdays, to Feb. 12, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Refreshments. Free. Sign up in advance.
- Muriel Arnason Library
#130 20338 65th Ave. 604-532-3590
- Murrayville Library
22071 48th Ave. 604-533-0339
Pajama storytime: Children two and older and their caregivers can enjoy stories. Kids can dress in pajamas and bring a small stuffed toy. 6:30 p.m., Jan. 28.
Family storytime: Children ages 2-6 and their caregivers can enjoy a half- hour program of stories, songs, puppets and rhymes. 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, to Feb. 13.
- Walnut Grove Library
8889 Walnut Grove Dr. 604-882-0410
Babytime: Bring babies up to 23 months of age for fingerplays, songs and rhymes. 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 9-30.
Heart of a hoofbeat: Author Margaret Evans has a multi-media show on the impact of horses and their behaviour. Free. Sign up in advance. Jan. 31. 7 p.m.
Memory and aging: Learn about brain function, how to improve memory and when it's time to seek professional help. Free but sign up in advance. Feb. 4. 2-3 p.m.
Aromatherapy: Learn how to make basic blends at home and their uses for common health problems. Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Sign up in advance.
- African violet club: This is a call out to anyone interested in a new club for the Fraser Valley. Learn about the plants, their care, the varieties and more. Info: Shelley, 604-793-9818.
- God of Carnage: Auditions for the next Langley Players production are 7-10 p.m. on Jan 20 and 21 with callbacks if necessary on Jan. 23. The cast consists of two men and two women in their 40s. The rehearsals start this month with shows April 18 to May 18. Info: www.langleyplayers.com, or director Helen Embury, email@example.com or text 778-242-2530.
- Art in Found Spaces Exhibition is organized by the Langley Arts Council. Submissions accepted of artwork of all disciplines that can be placed throughout Langley in unusual and public venues. Info: 604-534-0781, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Handel Society of Music Choir
The choir has been together for 45 years and includes members from throughout the Fraser Valley. Practices: Northwood United Church, 88th Avenue and 156th Street. Info: Bob at 604-277-4319, or www.handelsociety.ca.
- Silver Belles & Beaux Chorus
New members welcomed as singers or instrumentalists. Visit Friday a.m. rehearsals. Lots of performances in care and retirement homes. Fun guaranteed. Info: call Marvyn Shore at 604-534-1090 or email email@example.com.
- Langley Community Chorus: Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Langley Community Music School. New members (especially tenors and bass) welcome. Fees are $70 membership and $50 (refundable) music deposit. Info: www.langleychorus.org.
- Langley Concert Band: New members with a minium of one year playing experience are always welcome. Rehearsals: Monday, 7-9 p.m. in the R.E. Mountain Secondary band room. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Drop by to check it out before joining.
- Opus One Women's Ensemble: No experience is necessary, only a love of singing. The group performs all kinds of music and accepts new members throughout the year. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. in the R.E. Mountain Secondary choir room. Info: email@example.com.
- Langley Amateur Radio Association (LARA): The group meets on the first Thursday of each month (unless otherwise advised) at 7 p.m. in the Brookswood Firehall, 20355 32nd Ave. Coffee and sweets. Info: Al, firstname.lastname@example.org or Don, email@example.com.
- Aldergrove Telephone Museum,
3190 271 St., 604-857-0555, www.telephonemuseum.ca
- B.C. Farm Machinery & Agricultural Museum,
9131 King St., 604-888-2273, www.bcfma.com
- Canadian Museum of Flight,
5333 216th St. hangar 3, 604-888-3992, www.canadianflight.org
- Langley Centennial Museum,
9135 King St., 604-888-3922
Vaudeville in Canada: Learn about entertainment before radio and television in a new display Voices of the Town. The exhibit culminates with a theatrical show Feb. 23.
- Fort Langley National Historic Site
23433 Mavis Ave., 604-513-4777
Vive les Voyageurs Winter Festival: The annual festival of French-Canadian culture features food, finger weaving, songs, and other activities. On Jan. 26 and 27.
- Surrey Historical Society Museum
17710 56A Ave., 604-592-6956
What's What? listings are free. To be considered for publication in the Langley Advance, items must be submitted at least 10 days prior to the publication date. What's What? appears weekly, in the Langley Advance's Thursday edition and in the online edition at www.langleyadvance.com. The format for What's What is changing. Arts and culture groups with items that run regularly are asked to resubmit their group's information to keep it current.
@ Copyright 2013