Raise a glass for a longtime Langley organization

Lots is happening around Langley in the coming days.

The public is invited to Cheers for Charity, the 12th annual wine tasting fundraiser for Langley Child Development Centre on Friday.

Sample a variety of wines, beers and liqueurs while enjoying appetizers, bidding on silent auction items and taking in the live auction.

Tickets are $75 each and available through EventBrite, or by contacting the CDC at cboecker@langleycdc.com or 604-534-1155 ext 108.

Events get underway at the Redwoods Golf Course, 22011 88th Ave., at 7 p.m.

Yum

The Rotary Club of Aldergrove is bringing the East Coast to the Wet Coast with its Maritime Lobster Fest on Saturday in the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Hall.

Tickets are $75 and include a lobster dinner and evening of activities. Atlantic Duo is performing. There’s a silent auction, raffle, door prizes and more.

Check out the club’s Facebook page for more.

Space and place

Passages: Narratives of Identity + Space is the art show by the graduating class at Trinity Western University.

It features works by students who come not only from this area but elswhere in Canada, as well as Hong Kong, China, and even Inner Mongolia.

In this increasingly mobile world, the exhibit explores space and place, memory, dreams, reflections, refugees, politics and more.

The exhibit is up until Saturday and the public can view it at the White Rock Museum & Archives, 14970 Marine Drive.

Smooooth

Marcel Bergmann’s piano playing will be complimented by the clarinet work of a Juno Award winner in a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

In the Rose Gellert Hall of the Langley Community Music School, Bergmann will be joined by James Campbell, an Order of Canada recipient in the final concert of the LCMS season.

Expect an eclectic evening with works such as a clarinet sonata by Saint-Saens, Latin and jazz tinged tunes, and works by Canadian composers as well as a bit of Dave Brubeck for good measure.

“The repertoire features many different styles and moods — from the lyrical and introverted to swing and driven Latin rhythms,” says LCMS artistic director, Elizabeth Bergmann. “Campbell’s personal connection with some of the composers and their works promise to make this an enjoyable and inspired concert. And Marcel’s talent for blending the best of jazz and classical will make for an evening that is sure to be terrific fun.”

Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors, $16 for students, and $10 for LCMS students. Call the box office at 604-534-2848 or visit langleymusic.com.

Mind games

Eric Samuels brings the wow factor to Illusions of the Mind, his mentalist performance Thursday evening (tonight) at the Cascades Casino. Showtime is at 8 p.m. for the show that’s been called “mind-blowing” as well as “funny as (well, you get the gist).”

Tickets are $25 and available at guest services or by calling 604-530-2211.