July and August
Love’s Labour’s Lost Bard in the Valley performances of the Shakespeare classic are July 23, 24, 25, 26, 30 and 31 as well as Aug. 1 and 2 at Douglas Park Spirit Square. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Free admission. Bring a lawnchair.
Summer walks Join the Langley Field Naturalists for walks. July 23: 8 p.m. at 184th Street and 53rd Avenue. Led by Kirk Miles. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Picnic in the Park Take a picnic down to the Langley Environmental Partners Society demonstration garden (210th Street on Fraser Highway) for another picnic 10 a.m. to noon on July 25. Some barbecue and snacks available by donation. Garden tours, live music and activities. Info: www.leps.bc.ca.
Riverside trails and greenways Metro Vancouver invites people to a scenic bike ride through the Derby Reach area 2 to 4:30 p.m. on July 25. Bring bike, helment, patch kit and drinking water. The route is 10 to 15 kilometres on gravel trails. Advance registration required at www.metrovancouveronline.org quote barcode 6163 or 604-432-6359.
Learn to Fish Equipment is provided for kids ages seven to 15 to fish the Fraser River 10 a.m. to noon on July 25. Go to Derby Reach Park Edgewater Bar. Adults must accompany the children and advance registration required (604-504-4716 or email@example.com). $5 suggested donation per child. Offered by Metro Vancouver and the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC.
Solar telescopes Meet at the Campbell Valley Regional Park Nature House July 25 for the Royal Astronomical Society event that runs 1 to 4 p.m. Learn about astronomical phenonema and the sun. Cancelled if cloudy. Info: metrovancouver.org.
HOME The animated movie will be shown at Murrayville House Movie Nights in the Park on July 29 at Denny Ross Park (4700 Old Yale Rd.) starting with family activities at 4 p.m. and the movie at dusk. Free admission. Prizes, draws and food. Bring a bottle for water and a lawn chair. Info: www.MurrayvilleHouse.com.
Brigade Days Celebrate the B.C. Day weekend with activities at the Fort Langley National Historic Site Aug. 1 to 3. Regular admission rates apply. Meet historical characters, live music, stories, demonstrations of traditional skills. At 1 p.m. on Aug. 3, watch the re-enactment of the arrival of the fur brigades on the waterfront.
Programs are free and pre-registration is required unless noted otherwise.
26770 29th Ave. 604-856-6415
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
Babytime: babies and caregivers join in bounces, songs, rhymes and stories that encourage speech and language. Register in advance. 9:30 a.m., Fridays, July 3 to 24.
Storytime Young children and their caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Sign up in advance. 10:30, July 9.
Walnut Grove Library 8889 Walnut Grove Dr. 604-882-0410
100 Years on Track The Fort Gallery exhibit marks 100 years of CN Rail in Fort Langley and runs until Aug. 2 at 9048 Glover Rd. Info: www.fortgallery.ca.
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.
Evening walks Join the Langley Field Naturalists for summer walks. Houston Trail and Derby Reach is 7 p.m. on July 8. Info and RSVP: 604-888-1787 or 604-888-7261.
Farm and Makers Market Dates are July 25, Aug. 9 and 22 and Sept. 6 for this market with local food and good. At the George Preston Recreation Centre from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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 Zosiz at 604-961-0117.
Learning Disabilities Association offers one to one summer tutoring in July and August at the Langley School District office. Reading, spelling, comprehension and/or writing or understanding math concepts offered in 90-minute sessions. Partial subsidies available. Info: 604-591-5156 or http://www.ldafs.org/current-programs/.
Aldergrove Summer Market offers seasonal produce, baking, jams, jewelry, crafts and more Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Sept. 26 at 27083 Fraser Hwy. Info: www.aldergrovefarmersmarket.com.
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.
19th annual Strawberry Sale The public can order cleaned, sliced buckets for $65 or $40 (30 pounds or 11 pounds) at Pak Mail on 96th Avenue and Langley Lodge or by phone at 604-857-5144 or 1-877-790-2074. Orders also accepted through www.abbotsfordsumasrotary.org. U-pick is also available.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Watch for the thrift shop opening soon. 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
Can’t Catch Me A new exhibit on the Langley Speedway is on until Aug. 9.
Fort Langley National Historic Site 23433 Mavis Ave., 604-513-4777
Surrey Museum 17710 56A Ave., 604-592-6956
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
• 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 Seniors Centre, 19899 36th Ave.: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. RSVP: 604-590-3888.
• Parish of St. George Church, 9160 Church St.: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. RSVP: 604-888-7782.
• 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.
• Walnut Grove Community Centre, 8889 Walnut Grove Dr. 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. RSVP: 604-882-0408.
• 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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Fraser Valley Symphony Positions available (violin, viola and percussion) but other interested musicians are invited to enquire. Rehearsals are Monday evening in Abbotsford. Info: email@example.com or 604-859-3877.
Langley Concert Band The band always accepts new members with at least one year of musical experience and meets Mondays 7-9 p.m. in the R.E. Mountain Secondary band room. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Port Kells Art Club Classes every Monday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with general meetings third Monday of each month. New members all levels of experience are welcome. Annual membership $25. The club exhibits three to four times per year in community. Based out of the Langley Arts Council building. Contact Rita Evans at 604-853-4006.
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 email@example.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 at the W.C. Blair Recreation Centre at 7:15 p.m. Info: Diane, 604-626-9678 or firstname.lastname@example.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 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: email@example.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 6:30pm. 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 EveningReservations@ValleyWomensNetwork.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Langley Lions Club Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at West Langley Hall, 9402 208th St. Info: 604-888-1434 or email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The next one is Sept. 24.
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, email@example.com or Don, 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.
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.
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.
Fort Langley Farmers Market Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. stop by the market in downtown Fort Langley for seasonal produce, flowers, baking, honey, jams, artisan items, entertainment, and more. Runs May 9 to Oct. 31.
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.
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.