Langley's best guide for what's happening around town.
- Cascades Casino, 20393 Fraser Hwy., 604-530-2211
- Gabby's Cabaret, 20297 Fraser Hwy., 604-533-3111, www.gabbyscabaret.com
- Bob's Steakhouse, 27083 Fraser Hwy., 604-857-7725, www.bobsbarandgrill.com.
- Fox and Fiddle, 19530 Langley Bypass.
- 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.
- Bard in the Valley: Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors will be performed Aug. 15, 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Aug. 18, in Douglas Park. It's also at the Langley International Festival at 6 p.m. on Aug. 24 and at 1 p.m. on Aug. 25.
- Improv: Open to any level of experience. On Tuesday evenings, 7-9 p.m. in August. $15 drop in or $50 for a month. Instructor Barb Warwick. Langley Arts Council, 20550 Fraser Hwy. Info: 604-534-0781 or langleyarts.org.
- Sunday picnics: Every Sunday in July, enjoy traditional family-style picnics 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at outdoor at the George Preston Recreation Centre, 20699 42nd Ave. Games such as potato sack races, water balloon tossing, spoon and egg relay and three legged race will be offered. $45 per family (up to two children). Sign up in advance. Info: 604-530-1323 ext 22.
- Boppin' in the Park: The summer dances by You've Gotta Have Friends are back, in Douglas Park 6-8 p.m. Free. Everyone welcome. Wheat in the Barley performs Aug. 23. Info: 604-533-6546.
- 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 email@example.com.
- Garden tour, tea, craft sale and bake sale: The Langley Gogos host a fundraiser at Michaud House, 5202 204th St., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 17. Tea and scones by donation. All proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign to help families in Africa.
- 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.
- Langley Eats Local: The Langley Environmental Partners Society hosts the fifth annual food festival 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 11 at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum, Old Yale Road and Fraser Highway. Free admission.
- Fort Langley Farmers Market: Every Saturday until Oct. 5 at the Bedford House Restaurant, 9727 Glover Rd., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy produce, baking, arts, crafts, tastings, music and more. Info: www.fortlangleyvillagefarmersmarket.org.
- 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
- Brookswood Library
20045 40th Ave. 604-534-7055
- City of Langley Library
20399 Douglas Cres. 604-514-2855
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.
- Fort Langley Library
9167 Glover Rd. 604-888-0722
- Muriel Arnason Library
#130 20338 65th Ave. 604-532-3590
- Murrayville Library
22071 48th Ave. 604-533-0339
Art club: Join artists to paint or sketch on the first and third Saturday of each month, 2-4 p.m. Bring works in progress to work on.
- Walnut Grove Library
8889 Walnut Grove Dr. 604-882-0410
- Blackberry Bake off: The Langley Environmental Partners Society invites the community to the annual event at the Demonstration Garden in the Derek Doubleday Arboretum 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 21 when there will be entertainment, eco-activities, displays and the ability to judge different blackberry dishes. Free admission.
- Annual show and competition: The Valley Fuschia and Geranium Club is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 24 at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, 20955 Old Yale Rd. Free admission.
- Expressions of Belonging art show: The public can submit art pieces in the theme of Welcoming Places and Faces for the annual art show by You've Gotta Have Friends during Arts Alive on Aug. 17. Drop off pieces at the YGHF office, 20510 Fraser Hwy. Wednesdays or Fridays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 604-533-6546.
- 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.
- Central Valley Community Pipe Band: Pipers and drummers with a minimum one year experience are invited to join the group that meets Thursday evenings at the Aldergrove Legion. Info: Pipe Major Steve Gallagher, 604-756-3799, email@example.com, or www.cvcpb.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.
- Men's a cappella group: New members welcome to the group that meets Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. at 20525 72nd Ave. Info: Gord, 604-530-4795.
- 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
From Bedpans to Bandages: The new exhibit that runs until Sept. 8 is about the history of medicine in Langley.
- Fort Langley National Historic Site
23433 Mavis Ave., 604-513-4777- Surrey Museum
17710 56A Ave., 604-592-6956
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