. Community Justice Initiatives: The Langley-based restorative justice organization's annual fundraiser is a gala dinner on Nov. 2 at the Newlands Golf and Country Club, 21025 48th Ave. Guest speakers: Dona Cadman (mother of murdered teen Jesse) and Supriya Deas (mother of the teen who killed Jesse). Doors open 6 p.m. Tickets: $65 each or $495 for a table of eight. Info: rosewilson@ cjibc.org or 604-534-5515.
. Windsong Concerts: Soft Focus (Marian Buechert and Steve Britton) perform on Nov. 2 at 20543 96th Ave.
The concert features a mix of oldies, traditional and modern folk, and musical theatre classics. Admission by donation. Open stage at 8 p.m., concert at 9 p.m. and jamming to follow.
To sign up for open stage, contact Simon Trevelyan at email@example.com.
Programs are free, and preregistration is required unless noted otherwise.
. Aldergrove Library 26770 29th Ave. 604-856-6415 Adult chess: Play on the second Wednesday of each month, 6: 30-8: 30 p.m. For those who know how to play. Free. If possible, bring board and timer. Sign up in advance.
Adult Afternoon Book Club - 2-3pm once per month. Book Chats - 3: 30-4: 30pm. For Grades 6-8.
Book Club - First Thursdays of the month. 3: 30-4: 30pm. For Grades 3-6.
Mini Book Club - Last Monday of the month. 3: 304: 30pm. For kindergarten to Grade 3.
Family Storytimes - Children ages 2-6 and their caregivers are invited to join library staff for a half-hour program of stories, songs, puppets and rhymes. 10: 30 a.m., Wednesdays to Dec. 5.
Bunny hopping from book to book: For kids from kindergarten to Grade 3. Monthly. Talk about books and draw favourite characters. Register in advance. 3: 30 p.m.
Babytime: Join staff for fin-gerplays, songs, stories and rhymes for babies birth to 23 months. 10: 30 a.m.
Pajama Storytimes - for children aged 2-6 and their caregivers - offer a half-hour of stories, rhymes and songs. Children can come in pajamas and bring a small favourite stuffed toy. 6: 30 p.m.
Mumble Jumble, Saturdays at 11 a.m.
. Muriel Arnason Library #130 20338 65th Ave.
604-532-3590 Diwali: The library's ninth annual celebration of the festival of light is 1-3 p.m. on Nov. 3. Enjoy crafts, face painting, mehndi, music, and goodies. Learn bhangra dance steps at this free celebration.
Just for Babies Babies up to 12 months and their caregivers can enjoy a program of bounces, songs, rhymes and simple stories. 9: 30 a.m. Tuesdays.
. The 2012 Holiday Festival on Ice, presented by the Langley Events Centre, has added another big name to the lineup for Dec. 1.
Kimmie Meissner, 2006 world champion, 2007 US champion and 2006 US Olympic team member has been added to an already star studded line up coming to the LEC.
The confirmed cast is as follows:
Kurt Browning: Four-time world champion
Elvis Stojko: Two-time Olympic silver medalist; three-time world champion
Joannie Rochette: 2010 Olympic medalist; world silver medalist
Jeffrey Buttle: Olympic medalist; world champion Kimmie Meissner: 2006 world champion, 2007 US champion
Sinead and John Kerr: Seven-time British dance champions; European medalists Shawn Sawyer: Canadian silver medalist Tickets are on sale at www.ticketmaster.ca.
IN THE GARDEN
. African violet club: Learn about the plants, their care, the varieties and more. Info: Shelley, 604-793-9818.
. 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.
. Menopausetives are looking for men and women 40 and older who can sing, dance, play an instrument, or just be involved in making people laugh. The non-profit entertainment group, associated with the Red Hat Society, practises twice a month and performs at seniors homes, hospitals and charities. Call Penny, 604-882-1280 or email: email@example.com.
. Handel Society of Music Choir The choir has been together for 45 years. Practices: Northwood United Church, 88th Avenue and 156th Street. Info: Bob at 604277-4319, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
. Westcoast Harmony Chorus The group is accepting women who love to sing. Wednesday night rehearsals. Info: www.westcoastsings.com or email@example.com.
. Langley Amateur Radio Association (LARA): The group meets on the first Thursday of each month 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.
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