Langley What’s On: April 28, 2016

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April 30

Patio Party and classic cars Mr. Mike’s Langley, 20020 Willowbrook Dr. hosts a fundraiser for Kids Can Help, a local youth group that does charity work. Open to all ages. Noon to 5 p.m. on April 30. By donation of minimum $10, non-perishable foods, new children’s toys or clothing. Car exhibitors call 604-534-1100 to register their vehicles for show.

75th anniversary The Langley Garden Club celebrates at the annual show and sale 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on April 30 at the Sharon United Church, 216th Street and 48th Avenue. Juried flower show, gardening experts, refreshments, door prizes, plant sale and bake sale. Cake at 11:15 a.m.

May 1

Langley Walk The 54th annual walk starts at 1:30 p.m. on May 1 at the Timms Community Centre, 20399 Douglas Cres., with five- and 10-kilometre routes. Walk, run, bike or push strollers. Free. Registration and entertainment starts at noon. Free snacks, activities and entertainment after the walk. Bring refillable water bottles. Prizes and commemmorative crest for registered participants. Info: 604-533-6086, 604-514-2940, tol.ca/events or city.langley.bc.ca.

Kids Help Phone Walk The public is invited to a fundraising five-kilometre walk for the 24/7 counselling and information service for youth. At Aldergrove Regional Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 1. Registration and info: www.walksokidscantalk.ca.

D.W. Poppy Car Show The 29th annual car show is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 1 at 23752 52nd Ave. $10 for advance registration, $15 on May 1. Vendors and more than 700 vehicles. Info: www.brownpapertickets.com or the school, 604-530-2151.

May 4

SAFER A free public talk on BC Housing’s program Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters for tenants 60 and older is 1:30 to 3 p.m. on May 4 at the Langley Senior Resources Society, 20605 51B Ave. Register at 604-530-3020.  Drop-ins welcome.

May 5

First Thursday Singer Ashley Waite-Womack performs at the First Thursday community art event at the Fort Gallery. The May 5 performance runs 7 to 9 p.m. and is free. Info: fortgallery.ca.

Old Time Dance The Surrey Fiddlers invite the public to a dance 7:30 to 10 p.m. on May 5 at the Clayton Hall, 18513 70th Ave. $4. Info: 604-576-1066.

Non-profit workshop The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce workshop at 12:30 p.m. on May 5 includes speakers from BC Gaming on community grants and licensing, and how to write a grant proposal. At the Fort Langley Golf Course, 9782 McKinnon Cres. $35 for members and $45 for non-members (not including GST). Registration and info: 604-371-3770 or www.langleychamber.

May 7

Breakfast with the Bird Enjoy a muffin and bird slideshow 8 to 11 a.m. on May 7 at Campbell Valley Regional Park. Followed by a walk with a naturalist. For ages eight and up. Free but must register in advance. Info: www.metrovancouveronline.org  or 604-432-6359, barcode 6489.

May 8

Mother’s Day The 42nd pancake breakfast is 8 a.m. to noon on May 8 at Bradner Hall. Full breakfast. $6 for adults and free for children six and under. Info: 604-856-4375.

May 7 and 8

Plant sale The annual C.A.R.E.S. plant sale is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 7 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 8 at PetSmart, 20015 Langley Bypass. Offered are annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, some cut flowers, ornamental grasses, heirloom tomatoes, herbs and small shrubs. Proceeds help the local no-kill cat shelter.

May 12

Celebration dinner The Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation eighth annual gala starts at 5 p.m. on May 12 at Newlands Golf Course. Entertainment includes Darlene Cozart, Olie Olson and Rob Heel, and Nigel Tucker. Silent auction, draws and more. Tickets: $75, available at 20631 Fraser Hwy.

May 7

Mothers Day Tea Cloverdale United Church, 17575 58A Ave., has a tea and plant sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 7. Lunch at 11 a.m. Everyone welcome.

Libraries

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

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

Ongoing

Shrek the Musical Langley Fundamental Middle and Secondary School, 21250 42 Ave., is staging the show at 7 p.m. on April 29 and 30 and May 6 and 7 with Saturday matinees at 1 p.m. Suitable for all ages. Tickets: $12 ($10 for seniors and those 12 and younger) in advance, $15 and $12 at the door. Info: www.shreklangley.com.

The Last Lifeboat Surrey Little Theatre, 7027 184th St., presents the play about The Titantic Thursdays through Saturdays until May 14 at 8 p.m. with matinees at 2 p.m. on April 24 and May 1 and 8. Info: surreylittletheatre.com.

Inside Stories Suzanne Northcott’s exhibit at the Fort Gallery runs until May 15. The opening reception is 7 to 9 p.m. on April 29. Info: www.fortgallery.ca.

Upcycle Design Challenge Original pieces made from recycled objects are on display at Willowbrook Shopping Centre until May 1. Public voting on the People’s Choice Award and be entered into a draw for a $100 gift card.

Ghosts The Langley Players show runs April 21 to May 21 at 4307 200th St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. Saturday matinees. Tickets: $15. Info: langleyplayers.com or 604-534-7469.

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.

Second Story Treasures The store at 20349 88th Ave. raises funds for the Langley Hospice Society.

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 The 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.

Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation The thrift shoppe and offices are at #109 – 20631 Fraser Hwy. and raise money for the organization’s work. Info: 778-278-3697.

Children’s audition The Langley Children’s Choir is looking for talented young singers in Grades 4-7 for the 2015/2016 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, needs volunteers for its equipment loan service. Looking for people who can spare three hours a week to work in the depot in Port Kells. Info: or 604-881-1113.

Penny Pincher thrift store The new location, 20550 Fraser Hwy., is accepting donations (no heavy items at this time) 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.

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.

Square Wheelers Square Dance Club. Info: 604-513-9901 or 604-594-6415, or www.squaredance.bc.ca.

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

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

Surrey Museum 17710 56A Ave., 604-592-6956

I Heart Mom Make a card or bookmark 1 to 4 p.m. on May 7. All ages. By donation.

Sheep to Shawl Watch sheep shearing, try weaving and spinning, and make wooly crafts 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 14. Local teams will also compete in a contes to make a shawl from scratch. All ages. By donation.

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. Call 604-533-1679 for details.

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. RSVP in advance to the number listed. 11:30am-1pm

Aldergrove

• Bob’s Bar n’ Grill, 27083 Fraser Hwy.: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month (Owner will honour the price other Mondays but the program has been changed to twice a month). RSVP: 604-533-1679.

• Otter Co-Op: 3600 248 St.: 2nd Monday of the month. RSVP: 604-607-6923.

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

• Choo Choo’s Restaurant, 20550 Fraser Hwy.: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. RSVP: 604-514-2940.

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

• Grand Tandoori Flame Restaurant, 20345 Fraser Hwy.: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. RSVP: 604-514-2940.

North Langley

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

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, 7:30-8:30pm 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, 11am-3pm and 7-10pm. 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., 8:30pm. Info: 604-434-3933 or 604-533-2600.

Harvest box People can buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Pickup dates are the second and last Thursday of the month. Book through nearest pick-up location. Three choices: Harvest Box $8, Harvest Local Box $15 and Harvest BOGO Box $15. Pick up: Douglas Recreation Centre, 604-514-2865; Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre, 604-856-2899; Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley Student Association, 604-599-2126; or Willoughby Community Association, 604-455-8821.

Seniors Harvest Bag Seniors can get twice monthly bags of fruits and vegetables for $5. Order through the Douglas Recreation Centre, 604-514-2865 or the Langley Seniors’ Resource Centre, 604-530-3020. Pick up at the Douglas Centre, the seniors centre or Timms Community Centre, 604-514-2940. Delivery for those 55+ and unable to pick up.

Mondays

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.

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. Open to all. Info: kbrett@vancouverinternet.com. The May 9 meeting features Barb Stack, Fraser Health;  Carrie Murphy, nurse practitioner; and RN Denise Frolcich on community support, prevention and health, and a Q&A.

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.

Port Kells Art Club Classes every Monday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with general meetings third Monday of each month at 1 p.m. New members all levels of experience are welcome. Annual membership $30. The club exhibits three to four times per year. Located at 20701 Fraser Hwy. Contact Linda Hamilton at 604-287-6799.

Tuesdays

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.

Fraser Valley Pain Management Group A peer-led support group meets on the first 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: faservalley@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.

Langley Newcomers and Friends The non-profit, community-minded group for women of all ages meets the first Tuesday of the month (May 3) at the W.C. Blair Recreation Centre at 7:15 p.m. Info: Diane, 604-626-9678 or langleynewcomers@hotmail.com. New members welcome.

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 and more. The group meets Tuesdays, 6:20 to 9 p.m. at Blacklock Elementary, 5100 206th St. Info: www.2277rcacc.com/.

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 in Walnut Grove. Info: senioropussingers@gmail.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. $23 for members, $26 non-members, $30 drop-in. 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. 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.

Wednesdays

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.

Music at Midweek Free concerts each Wednesday at noon at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University auditorium.

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.

Square dancing Adult classes are at the Brookswood Seniors’ Centre, 19899 36th Ave. at 7 p.m. Wednesdays are Plus-level. Tuesdays are beginner/mainstream. Info: 604-838-8821, jamonce@shaw.ca or www.surrey.squaredance.bc.ca.

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

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.

Field trips:

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.

Ceilidh The monthly musical kitchen party is at St. Andrew’s United Church Hall, 9025 Glover Rd. Enjoy live music and fun. $5 at the door. Includes a traditional Maritime lunch (tea biscuits and jam). Performers interested in taking part can contact Jack Williamson, 604-888-7925 or jackwilliamson@telus.net. Next one is April 21.

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.

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, ajmunnik@shaw.ca or Don, dondee@shaw.ca.

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.

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.

Hominum The Hominum Fraser Valley chapter is a support and discussion group to help gay, bi- or questioning men. It meets the last Friday of each month. Info: Don, 604-329-9760, or Art, 604-462-9813.

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.

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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