Langley What’s On: April 12, 2018 edition

Submit Langley events: LangleyAdvance.com/add-event or news@langleyadvance.com (subject: What’s On).

Ongoing

  • Blood Relations Langley Players show runs Thursday to Saturday, April 19 to May 19 at the Langley Playhouse, 4307 200th St. 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday. $15 ($10 on preview nights, April 19 and 20). Info: langleyplayers.com or 604-534-7649.
  • Winter market The Langley Community Farmers Market is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley campus, 20901 Langley bypass. Dates: April 14.
  • Shot in the Dark Langley Film Nights show movies from around the world. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. at Cineplex Langley (Colossus Theatre). $10 per ticket or $60 for a seven-film pass. At the door in or in advance at Wendel’s Bookstore and Cafe. April 18: Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, based on the relationship between Peter Turner and actress Gloria Grahame.
  • Income tax clinic The Langley Seniors Resource Centre clinic is by appointment (30 minutes). Bookings available. Seniors must meet eligibility requirements to receive help filling out their taxes. Info and booking: in person at the centre, 20605 51B Avenue or 604-530-3020.
  • Seniors LGBTQ2 group The social group meets noon to 2 p.m. at the Timms Community Centre. Members decide group focus/activities. All sexual orientations welcome. Dates: April 23, May 28. Info: seniorsoflangley@gmail.com.
  • Coalesce The new TWU School of the Arts, Media + Culture has a senior student exhibit at the campus gallery (in the Atwater Library) until April 29. Opening reception is 7 p.m. on March 29. Info: twu.ca.
  • Bond to Literacy Free 12-week family literacy program to help people read to their children (ages three, four and five). Thursdays April 5 to June 21, at 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Aldergrove Family Place, 27330 28th Ave. Childminding and books provided. Registration and info: 604-817-0265.

April 12

  • Power of the Purse Soroptimsts of the Langleys invite the public to the fundraiser at Newlands Golf Course starting at 6 p.m. on April 12. Pick up purses and jewelry. Special purses auctioned. Proceeds support Ishtar Transition Housing Society violence prevention program for schools. Live Your Dream awards presented. Tickets: $30. At Eventbrite or Carol, 604-535-3820.

April 13

  • Jordan Klassen The Bez Arts Hub, 20230 64th Ave., hosts an all ages concert at 8 p.m. on April 13. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Info: www.bezartshub.com.

April 13-15

  • 90th annual Bradner Flower Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 13, 14 and 15 at the Bradner Community Hall and Bradner Elementary, 5305 Bradner Rd. Hundreds of daffodil varieties and other plants as well as tea room, home baking, plant sale, crafts, music, wineries, craft beer tastings, seminars, and speakers. Bradner handbell concert at 1 p.m. Brian Minter 2 p.m. on April 13. $2 admission. Cut flower sales funds go to Abbotsford Memorial Hospital. Info. bradnerhall.ca or Facebook.

April 14

  • Party for the Playground Fort Langley Elementary PAC hosts a 19+ fundraiser April 14 st 7 p.m. in the Fort Langley Community Hall to replace playground equipment. Tickets: $50, includes a drink and cocktail foods. Live music, dancing, silent and live auctions, draws and more. Dress code: blue jeans and black tie. Info and tickets: eventbrite.ca (event 42407371590).
  • Brad Turner Trio On April 14, Langley Community Music School hosts the trio at the Rose Gellert Hall, 4888 207th St. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. concert are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors, $16 for students and $10 for LCMS students. Info and tickets: 604-534-2848 or langleymusic.com.

April 15

  • Planning for the future Free workshop on medical and financial decision making is in the Langley School District office, 4875 222nd St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Topics: living legacy, advance care planning, finances, and Q&A. Hosted by the Langley Hospice Society, Langley School District Foundation, Langley Lodge and the Stepping Stones Community Services Society. RSVP: info@langleyhospice.com or 604-530-1115.

April 16

  • AGM tea Langley Pos-Abilities Society is holding a high tea for its annual general meeting at 6 p.m. on April 16 in the Cheriton Park clubhouse, 19797 64th Ave. Savories, sweets and tea. Donations accepted to defray cost. Speaker: Guy Thorburn on the new dementia care village in Brookswood. AGM business at 7:30 p.m. All welcome. Info: pos-abilities.org.

April 18

  • Seniors action table Langley Seniors Community Action Table meeting is 10 a.m. to noon on April 18 at the Langley Seniors Resource Centre, 20605 51B Ave. The group includes senior volunteers and senior organizations. It works to improve the lives of seniors in this community. Topic: vision loss and how to cope. Free.
  • Green Wednesday The final event will be April 18 at 7 p.m. in the Kwantlen Polytechnic University auditorium. Admission by donation. Snacks. Prizes. RSVP for planning purposes: betty.cunnin@kpu.ca.

April 21

  • Plates & Glasses Langley Hospice Society’s second annual gourmet dining fundraiser is April 21 in the Fort Langley Community Hall. Five-course dinner with wine pairings, music and more. Shuttle service home. Tickets: $175. Info: 604-530-1115 or www.langleyhospice.com.

April 25

  • Blackberry busters Join the Glen Valley Watersheds Society for invasive plant pulling 10 a.m. to noon on April 25 at the West Creek Wetlands. Register at stewardship@leps.bc.ca. Equipment and refreshments provided.

Libraries

Programs are free and pre-registration is required unless noted otherwise.

• Tax clinics Help to fill out returns is offered to those with low incomes. Available mid-March to the end of April. Learn if you qualify by contacting the branch – Aldergrove or Muriel Arnason. Offered through ISS of BC, 604-510-5136.

Aldergrove Library

26770 29th Ave. 604-856-6415

Brookswood Library

20045 40th Ave. 604-534-7055

City of Langley Library

20399 Douglas Cres. 604-514-2850

• Friends of the Library The volunteer organization meets monthly to help the library through advocacy, fundraising and more. 1 to 2 p.m. Call for more details.

• Teen Advisory Group The library volunteers in Grades 8 to 12 meet monthly and helps at library events. Meeting is at 6:30 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. Hosted by Amy Dyck. April 30, May 28, June 25.

Fort Langley Library

9167 Glover Rd. 604-888-0722

Muriel Arnason Library

#130 20338 65th Ave. 604-532-3590

• Income tax clinics Offered in partnership with the Immigrant Services Society of B.C., clinics are offered between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays until April 28. Must book appointment in advance. Contact library staff to determine eligibility.

Murrayville Library 22071 48th Ave. 604-533-0339

Walnut Grove Library 8889 Walnut Grove Dr. 604-882-0410.

Blood clinics

Blood donor clinics Book at a mobile clinic listed below or the permanent site in Surrey (15285 101st Ave.). Info: blood.ca or 1-888-236-6283 (1-888-2-DONATE)

• Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary 5100 206th St., 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., TBA

• Cloverdale Catholic Parish 17475 59th Ave., 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., TBA

• Trinity Western University Reimer Student Centre, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., TBA

• Walnut Grove Lutheran Church 20530 88th Ave., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., TBA

• Church in the Valley 23589 Old Yale Rd., 1 to 8 p.m., April 17, May 1

• Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Hall 26770 29th Ave., 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., TBA

Get thrifty

  • Boutique Finds Volunteers run the boutique thrift shop in support of Langley Meals on Wheels at 20410 Douglas Cres. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
  • Penny Pincher thrift store The store, 20550 Fraser Hwy., accepts donation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday. The shop is operated by the Langley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and raises funds for hospital equipment.
  • Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation The thrift shoppe and offices are now in Aldergrove, 2978 272nd St., and raise money for the organization’s work. Info: 778-278-3697. Vintage Sale and Watkins collectibles is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 21.
  • Tuk Shop The public can pick up gently used items at the Langley Seniors’ Resource Centre, 20605 51B Ave., Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Proceeds support the non-profit seniors’ centre. Open to the public. Donations of clothing, jewelry, accessories, shoes, knick knacks, dishware and other small items accepted. Info: 604-530-3020, ext. 312.
  • Second Story Treasures The store at 20349 88th Ave. raises funds for the Langley Hospice Society. Donations needed.

Honouring history

Aldergrove Telephone Museum,

3190 271 St., 604-857-0555, www.telephonemuseum.ca

B.C. Farm Museum,

9131 King St., 604-888-2273, www.bcfma.com

• Opens for the season April 1.

Canadian Museum of Flight,

5333 216th St. hangar 3, 604-888-3992, www.canadianflight.org

Langley Centennial Museum,

9135 King St., 604-888-3922

Fort Langley National Historic Site 23433 Mavis Ave., 604-513-4777 (Ask about free admission for youth)

• Walking tours Travel the perimeter of the main Mavis Family Farm and learn about local history, street names and more. Noon, April 14 and 15, May 5 and 6, 26 and 27, and June 16 and 17.

• Walking tours The Fort Langley church tours include a fur trade wedding and a tour of three churches. Noon, April 21 and 22, May 12 and 13, and June 2, 3, 23 and 24.

• Walking tours Hudson’s Bay Company Farm tour by costumed guide is noon, April 28 and 29, May 19 and 20, and June 9, 10 and 30.

Surrey Museum 17710 56A Ave., 604-592-6956 surrey.ca/heritage

Out and about

  • Aldergrove Euchre Club Weekly tournaments are held Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Aldergrove Legion, 26607 Fraser Hwy. $5 entry. Info: mmparlee@telus.net or hammell@telus.net.
  • Tutor The Learning Disabilities Association, Fraser South has free training and support for people interested in being remedial tutors. Information sessions in August and September. RSVP: 604-591-5156 or email info@ldafs.org.
  • Brookswood Senior Centre The centre, 19899 36th Ave., offers lots of activities: Sculpt and Tone and, Zumba Gold 9 a.m. to 10:30 Monday and Thursday. Drop in fee $6. Info: Maria, 604-612-2102. Synergy line dancing is Sundays, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Beginners line dancing Thursdays 1:45 to 2:45 p.m., Beginner Plus 2:45 to 4 p.m. and Intermediate 4 to 5:45 p.m. Duplicate bridge: Wednesday and Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Social cribbage (five card): Tuesdays noon to 2 p.m. Info: 604-530-4232.
  • Social crib (five card) runs Tuesdays, noon to 2 p.m. for seniors. Drop-in pool/snooker is Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Info: ginajanus@yahoo.com. For adults and seniors. $5 drop in fee.
  • Brookswood Senior Centre The centre, 19899 36th Ave. New outreach program in partnership with the Langley Seniors Resource Centre is on the second Wednesday of the month, 1 to 3 p.m. Find out about: government programs for seniors, the Better at Home program, rent subsidies, renters’ rights, CPP, OAS, GIS, counselling, food programs, Lifeline program, community resources, caregiver support, green-sleeve documents, and more. No appointment necessary. Info: 604-530-3020 ext. 318 or dawnb@lsrs.ca.
  • Monthly tours The Envision Financial Community Meal and Tour Day is a chance to learn about the Gateway of Hope shelter and its many programs. Book a tour and enjoy a meal. RSVP: 604-514-7375.
  • Tax volunteers The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) offers free volunteer training starting this month. CRA is looking for community groups to host tax prep clinics and volunteers to prepare returns. Info: 1-888-805-6662, or cra.gc.ca/volunteer.
  • Housing counsellor Trained volunteer counsellors are available for seniors Wednesdays 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Langley Seniors Resource Centre, 20605 51B Ave. Book an appointment at 604-530-3020, ext 305. Drop ins also welcome.
  • Musicians wanted The Fraser Valley Symphony has openings for strings, percussion, French horn, bass trombone, and harp. Must be able to attend Monday evening rehearsals September through early June in Abbotsford. Info: Dorle Eason, 604-534-7573, or fraservalleysymphony.org.
  • You’ve Gotta Have Friends The local initiative to foster a sense of community and belonging has been going for nine years and is located at 20510 Fraser Hwy. Contact: 604-533-6546. Info: youvegottahavefriends.ca.
  • • Book Club: meets on the first Thursday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Book ’n Bean, Aldergrove. Free. 19+.
  • Langley Lovelys The local chapter of the Crown Jewels of Canada is open to women. The non-profit society is for socializing and fun. Info: Vye, 604-530-3288 or http://www.crownjewelsofcanada.ca.
  • Equipment team Langley Pos-Abilities Society is looking for three to four volunteers to help with equipment. You must be a member of the society ($10 per year) and have a vehicle with a trailer hitch. Mileage compensation. Must be in good health and capable of moving or lifting assistive devices. For information or to get involved, call Zosia at 604-961-0117.
  • Children’s audition Langley Children’s Choir is looking for talented young singers in Grades 4-7 for the 2017/18 season. Contact Patti Thorpe at pthorpe@sd35.bc.ca for further information and audition times.
  • TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a non-profit weight loss support group. For a nighttime chapter near you, phone Jacquie, 604-556-0535. For a daytime chapter, phone Linda, 604-462-9326.
  • Walnut Grove Business Association Info: Laurie@wgba.ca or 604-850-5095.
  • Health Equipment Loan Program HELP, a Canadian Red Cross program, provides short-term loans of medical equipment. 106 – 20530 Langley Bypass. Info: 604-532-2282.
  • Tai chi For people with health problems, chronic illnesses, mobility challenges, or the consequences of an injury. Movements are adapted for people with reduced mobility and the program is open to all. Thursdays, Douglas Recreation Centre, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Info: 604-507-0700.
  • Surrey Square Wheelers Wednesday: beginner/mainstream level 7 p.m. $5. New dancers receive three free evenings. Info: mwilson.ssw@gmail.com, 604-534-0863 or 604-916-0653, surrey.squaredance.bc.ca.
  • Meals on Wheels The non-profit society provides meals for those unable to cook for themselves whether due to age or infirmity. Available temporarily, such as post-surgery. Volunteer drivers are also wanted. Meal delivery takes place Monday to Friday 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A route usually takes about 90 minutes. 20414 Douglas Cres. 604-533-1679.

Food and Friends Langley Meals on Wheels has a program for seniors (55+) to share a nutritious lunch along with socializing and guest speakers. Lunch costs $5 to $7. RSVP in advance to the number listed. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aldergrove

• Fox & Hounds Pub, 264 32nd Ave.: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. RSVP: 604-533-1679. $7.

• Otter Co-Op: 3600 248 St.: 2nd Monday of the month. RSVP: 604-857-7725.

Brookswood

• Brookswood Seniors Centre, 19899 36th Ave.: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. RSVP: 604-590-3888.

Fort Langley

• Parish of St. George Church, 9160 Church St.: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. RSVP: 604-888-7782.

Langley City

• Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Cres.: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. RSVP: 604-514-2940.

• Flourishing Chinese Restaurant, 20472 Fraser Hwy.: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. RSVP: 604-514-2940. $6.

North Langley

• Walnut Grove Community Centre, 8889 Walnut Grove Dr. 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. RSVP: 604-882-0408. $6.

Willoughby

• Langley Seniors Village, 20365 65th Ave. 1st and 3rd Wednesday. RSVP: 604-533-1679.

Volunteers needed. A commitment of twice a month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m (days of week and locations vary). Contact Langley Meals on Wheels, 604-533-1679 or ashley@lmow.ca.

Al-Anon Family Groups

  • If someone else’s drinking is affecting you, AFG can help. Local meetings are Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Douglas Recreation Centre. Info: 604-688-1716, langleyafg@shaw.ca or www.bcyukon-al-anon.org.
  • Alano Club of Langley A social club for people in recovery, open 365 days a year, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Drop in for a cup of coffee or a game of pool at 20473 Douglas Cres. Info: 604-532-9280.
  • Alateen The group supports young people recovering from the effects of living with problem drinking in a family member or friend. Ages 10 and up. The group meets at the Township Civic Facility, 20338 65th Ave. Info: 604-688-1716.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Call Alcoholics Anonymous at the Langley intergroup office, 604-533-2600. Answering machine after hours. Tues. eves. at George Preston Recreation Centre, 20699 42nd Ave., 8:30 p.m. Info: 604-434-3933 or 604-533-2600.
  • Healthy Living Bag City residents can pick up a bag of fruits and vegetables for $5 on the first Tuesday of the month. Pick up is six days later. Order through the Douglas Recreation Centre, 604-514-2865, City recreation services, 604-514-2940, or the Langley Seniors’ Resource Centre, 604-530-3020. Pick up at the Douglas Centre or the seniors centre.
  • Home educators The Langley Home Educators Association holds monthly meetings in the Walnut Grove Lutheran Church, 20530 88th Ave. Non-members welcome. Info: Lisa, lheagroup@gmail.com.

Mondays

  • Chess Club All ages are invited to play Mondays 7 to 10 p.m. at the Brookswood Seniors Centre, 19899 36th Ave. Info: 604-530-4232.
  • Langley Garden Club Regular meetings are the second Monday each month at the United Churches of Langley (formerly Sharon United), 216th Street and 48th Avenue at 7 p.m. with parlor show, speaker and refreshments. Drop-ins are welcome. Info: langleygardenclub.com.
  • Port Kells Art Club offers classes Mondays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All levels of experience welcome. In oils and acrylics. Annual membership: $30. The club exhibits three to four times per year in the community. At 20701 Fraser Hwy. Info: Linda, 604-287-6799.
  • Fraser Valley Symphony Positions available (violin, viola and string bass) but other interested musicians are invited to enquire. Grade 8 RCM or equivalent required. Rehearsals are Monday 7:15 p.m. at Aldergrove Community Secondary. Info: lindsaymellor@hotmail.com.
  • Langley Concert Band The band always accepts new members (teens and adults) with at least one year of musical experience and meets Mondays 7-9 p.m. in the R.E. Mountain Secondary band room, 7755 202A St. Info: thelangleyconcertband@gmail.com or 604-613-8132. The band needs mid-range instruments (such as trombones and tenor saxophones.)
  • Hominum The Hominum Fraser Valley chapter is a support and discussion group to help gay, bi- or questioning men. It meets the last Monday of each month. Info: Don, 604-329-9760, or Art, 604-462-9813.
  • Senior Opus Singers No experience is necessary, only a love of singing. The group does familiar tunes from days gone by and meets Tuesday afternoons at the Renaissance Retirement Resort, 6676 203 St., at 2 to 3:30 p.m. Info: senioropussingers@gmail.com.
  • Osteoporosis Canada The Langley branch meets on the second Monday of the month 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Langley Seniors’ Resource Centre, 20605 51B Ave. Everyone welcome. Info: kbrett@vancouverinternet.com. No meetings June, July and August. April 9: Talk on dementia and help with osteoporosis concerns.

Tuesdays

  • Langley Newcomers and Friends The non-profit, community-minded group for women of all ages meets at the Southwinds Estates Clubhouse, 21164 88th Ave., on the first Tuesday of the month. Info: Karen, 604-992-8741 or langleynewcomers@hotmail.com. New members welcome.
  • Vintage Riders Equestrian Club The club for horse enthusiasts meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month in St. Andrew’s Church, 9025 Glover Rd. First meeting free. Membership: $56/year. Info: vintage-equestrian.ca.
  • Toastmasters Langley 2743 meets Tuesdays, 6:50 to 9 p.m. at the Timms Community Centre multipurpose room 2. Free drop in for three meetings to learn about the public speaking group. for 19 and older. Info: langleytoastmasters2743@gmail.com.
  • Fort Langley Community Association Meets on the third Tuesday of the month in the community hall, 9167 Glover Rd., at 7:30 p.m. Info: info@fortlangleycommunity.com.
  • Small Animal Rescue Society Mature, reliable volunteers needed to help at the rabbit shelter in Aldergrove Saturdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or alternate Tuesdays 5 to 7 p.m. Own transportation required. Info: Muriel, 604-530-3297.
  • People in Pain Network A peer-led support group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the Church of the Valley, 23589 Old Yale Rd. Find out about resources and support in the community to help chronic pain sufferers. Info: fraservalley@pipain.com or www.pipain.com.
  • Langley Elks Lodge 259 invites the public to check out the service club with an emphasis on helping children. Meetings are on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 8 p.m. RSVP: 604-200-8569 or langleyelks@gmail.com. Info: www.fb.com/LangleyElks or www.elks-canada.org.
  • 2277 Seaforth Highlanders The Royal Canadian Army Cadets is for ages 12 to 18 to learn leadership, citizenship, fitness and communications. Activities include sports, band, field training exercises, first aid, camps, exchange programs, music, travel, and more at no cost to the parents. The group meets Tuesdays, 6:20 to 9 p.m. at Blacklock Elementary, 5100 206th St. Info: www.2277rcacc.com/.
  • Valley Women’s Network The evening chapter meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Sunrise Banquet Centre, 188th Street and Highway 10 at 6:30 p.m. The group involves business networking, business practices, health, safety and more. Reservations and info: Eleanor, 604-530-7304 or vwmeveningchapter@gmail.com.
  • The daytime chapter meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Sunrise Golf and Banquet Centre, 11:30a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The daytime group raises funds for Critter Care and other community groups Info: VWNlangreservations@gmail.com.
  • Tuesday open mic and performer showcase Head to Frostings Cupcakery, 20411 Fraser Hwy. 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays. Organizers invite singers, dancers, poets, storytellers, artists, anyone with a talent to share and anyone who wants to watch the show. Two songs or 10 minutes per performer. Sponsored by the Langley Arts Council and Frostings. Info: Sandy, 604-532-0616.
  • 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 lonotera@shaw.ca.
  • Langley Amateur Radio Association (LARA) The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Douglas Recreation Centre 20550 Douglas Cres. Info: Don VA7AB@LNGARA.COM or Al VA7MP@LNGARA.COM, or online at lngara.com.

Wednesdays

  • Porter’s Jazz Jam Wednesday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. enjoy Dave Quinn with special guests at Porters Bistro, 21611 48th Ave. Info: portersbistro.com.
  • Langley Community Chorus Join the 80-voice choir that rehearses Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. The chorus is seeking male tenors. Info: membership@langleychorus.org.
  • Hospice training A 10-week program focused on the supporting grieving children and teens through art, recreation and play-based activities runs Wednesday evenings, March 1 to May 3. Info: Wendy Sashikata, 604-530-1115 or childandyouth@langleyhospice.com.
  • Supportive Steps The Langley Hospice Society walking group meets every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the hospice centre, 20660 48th Ave. No registration needed. Two groups, depending on walking speed. Info: 604-530-1115 or info@langleyhospice.com.
  • South Fraser Pipes and Drums The group meets Wednesdays 7 to 9 p.m. at Coghlan Hall. Potential members welcome. Info: Nancy, 604-782-9975.
  • Music@Midweek Free concerts are at noon in the Langley auditorium of Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
  • Toastmasters The Murrayville Club meets twice a month at the new Seventh-day Adventist Church, 23589 Old Yale Rd. (no affiliation), at 7 p.m. Learn public speaking and communication skills. Info: www.murrayvilletoastmasters.org or murrayvilletoastmasters@gmail.com.
  • Langley Quilters’ Guild Members meet on the fourth Wednesday, except in December, at the George Preston Recreation Centre. The day meeting is 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The evening meeting is 7:15 to 9 p.m. Info: Nancy, 604-534-1013, or www.langleyquiltersguild.com.
  • CN Pensioners Association Meets in the Kinsmen Community Centre, 26770 29th Ave., on the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. Info: Jonn Hanlen, 604-824-0531.
  • 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.
  • Opus One Women’s Choir New members are accepted throughout the year and no experience is required. The women’s choir meets Wednesdays 7:15-9:15 p.m. in the R.E. Mountain Secondary choir room. Info: opusonewomenschoir@gmail.com.

Thursdays

  • GRASP Peer-to-peer bereavement support group for individuals who have lost a loved one to substance use meets first Thursday of each month, 6 p.m. in the Cloverdale Recreation Centre room 206, 6188 176th St. Info: Heather, 604-616-4800 or grasphelp.org. Starts March 1.
  • Square dancing Adult beginner classes are at the Brookswood Seniors’ Centre, 19899 36th Ave., 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. Info.: 604-838-8821, jamonce@shaw.ca or www.surrey.squaredance.bc.ca.
  • Langley Field Naturalists The non-profit ecological group meets on the third Thursday of the month at the Langley Community Music School, 4899 207th St., at 7:15 p.m. Info: langleyfieldnaturalists.org.
  • Willoughby Women’s Institute The community group meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Willoughby Community Hall, 20809 83rd Ave., at 10:30 a.m. Info: 604-888-8195.
  • 746 Lightning Hawk Air Cadets: Youth between ages 12-18 are welcome to join the squadron. Training is Thursdays from 6:30-9:15 p.m. at the cadets Hangar 5 at the Langley Regional Airport, September to June. Info: www.746lightninghawk.com.
  • Langley Lions Club Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at West Langley Hall, 9402 208th St. Info: 604-888-1434 or westlangleyhall@gmail.com. Learn about the service club that helps locally and internationally.
  • Langley Writers’ Guild The group meets on the first, second and fourth Thursdays of the month at St. Joseph’s Hall, 20676 Fraser Hwy. All genres. Meets September to June. The group will consider one evening meeting per month if there is interest. Info: Deanna, 604-530-0951.
  • Central Valley Community Pipe Band The band is accepting new pipers and drummers of all levels. Meets Wednesday evenings at Coghlan Community Hall. An 8-week beginners’ program will be offered in the new year. Contact Nancy Gleeson (nancygleeson@gmail.com or 604-782-9975).
  • 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.
  • Coffee morning The Langley Hospice Society has a women’s coffee group for those grieving the loss of a spouse or partner. Info: 604-530-1115 or www.langleyhospice.com.

Fridays

  • Valley Bluegrass Music Society Membership is open to anyone who enjoys bluegrass. The group jams Fridays 7-11 p.m. in the Langley United Church, 5673 200th St. Attendance is free for the first time, then $4 for members and $6 for guests. Info: www.valleybluegrass.net.

Saturdays

  • Live jazz Saturdays, 6-9 p.m., enjoy jazz at the lelem´ Arts & Cultural Café in Fort Langley. Open to all ages. Dave Quinn, clarinet and sax, hosts special guests each week. Info: www.lelum.ca or www.razzmajazz.ca.
  • Prostate cancer support The regional support group meets on the last Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14644 72nd Ave. Open to men diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer, spouses and guests. Info: pccnsurrey.ca or 604 594-5257.
  • Sundays
  • 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.
  • Open mic Roger Potter hosts a session each Sunday 6 to 10 p.m. at the Artful Dodger Pub. All ages until 9 p.m. Acoustic based.

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