Tip ’N Taste The Rotary Clubs of Langley host this fundraiser for those 19 and older starting at 6 p.m. on July 8 at the Cascades Casino. $35 per person. Beer samples and appetizers. Proceeds go to the Langley Association for Community Living. Info and tickets: tipntaste.com.
Butterfly release The annual Langley Hospice Society and Langley Lodge fundraiser is July 9 at Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery, 6179 248th St., from 1 to 3 p.m. Order butterflies to release in memory of loved ones via 604-530-1115 or langleyhospice/butterfly-release. This event includes entertainment, kids’ crafts and activities, face painting, tastings, and more.
Wonderful Water Creatures Register for the free session 1 to 3 p.m. on July 9 at Campbell Valley Regional Park. Free. For ages 10 to 13. Info: 604-432-6359 or metrovancouver.org.
Big Top in the Plaza Inner Ring Circus offers an afternoon of circus activities in McBurney Plaza noon to 3 p.m on July 9. Scuffles the Clown offers balloon creations. Enjoy popcorn, face painting and more. Info: discoverdowntownlangley.com.
Princess and Pirate Party The fifth annual party for families features tea and treats, activites, and entertainment from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 10 at the Cascades Casino. $25 per person over the age of three. Tickets and info: childrenswish.ca/princessteaparty/BCYK or 778-383-1411.
Education fundraiser Friends of Nicola and Sean Baker are hosting a burger night for the four children of the young mother who died suddenly. Tickets are $100 and the event is at the Trading Post Taphouse and Eatery in Fort Langley. Sittings at 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Proceeds go into a fund for the education of the young children. Tickets at JD Farms, the restaurant or LAPS.
Seniors-Connect Seminar Seniors are invited to a free seminar from 10 a.m. to noon on July 14 in the Langley Seniors Resource Centre, 20606 51B Ave., on occupational therapy. Also check out information booths on finances, home support, organzing, decluttering and downsizing, real estate, medical equipment, food services, retirement residences, hospice, and funerals. Organized by Comfort Keepers home care. RSVP: 604-541-8653.
Aldergrove Fair Days The 104th annual fair is at the Aldergrove Athletic Park and the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre July 15, 16 and 17. Ag exhibits, midway, fast draw championships, Saturday parade, Friday evening classic car show and more. Info: aldergrovefair.ca.
Bedford Channel Paddle Equipment provided for a free morning in the water. Try a kayak or be part of a group paddle in a 12-person voyageur canoe. Runs 10 a.m. to noon on July 16. Drop in. Info: metrovancouver.org.
Butterfly tea party Metro Vancouver hosts a free tea with stories, activities, crafts and more for all ages 1 to 4 p.m. on July 16 at Campbell Valley Regional Park. Free. Info: metrovancouver.org.
Ghostbusters photo The Ghostbusters of B.C. host a photo shoot for charity noon to 4 p.m. on July 17 at Toy Traders. All funds go to the Red Cross for Alberta fire victims.
Charity golf classic The Walnut Grove Business Association tourney is July 19 at the Redwoods Golf Course and includes contests, activities, a tailgate party, a mega putt contest, a $5,000 hole in one prize and barbecue dinner. Proceeds go to the Langley School District Foundation and the WGBA Breakfast Club. Info and registration: email@example.com or 604-866-7338.
Theatre camp CornerStage Musical Theatre Camp at the Northwest Langley Baptist Church, 20025 91A Ave., runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 4 to 8, July 18-29, Aug 8-19 and Aug 22-26. For ages 10 to 17. Led by experienced theatre students and volunteers. Learn acting, singing, dancing and the Bible. Info: www.nwlb.ca/cornerstage.
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
Walnut Grove Library 8889 Walnut Grove Dr. 604-882-0410
Bard in the Valley presents Taming of the Shrew. Performances:
7 p.m. at Township 7 Winery July 8, 9, 15 and 16, and at 2 p.m. July 10. $20 per person. Tickets: 604-532-1766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
7 p.m. on July 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30; and 2 p.m. on July 24 and 31 in Douglas Park. Free.
Gallery exhibit The Fort Gallery exhibit sen-su-al runs June 29 to July 17 with an opening reception at 7 p.m. on July 7. Info: fortgallery.ca.
Gateway of Hope The public can tour the facility and learn about its programs. Tours: July 14 at 2 p.m. and Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. RSVP with reception: 604-514-7375.
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 email@example.com 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: or 604-532-2282.
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
Parka Preschoolers can meet the site mascot 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. for photos on July 7.
Surrey Museum 17710 56A Ave., 604-592-6956 surrey.ca/heritage
Kick’n It Old School On Fridays in July and August, check out old fashioned games, toys and food from a century ago. All ages. By donation 10:30 a.m to noon.
Very Vintage Makeup Vintage makeup tutorial shows how women have used cosmetics from ancient Egypt to modern Hollywood. Photo booth. $25, includes supplies. Must pre-register. For 12-16 year olds. July 9, 2 to 4 p.m.
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. 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.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com 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.
Healthy Living Bag City residents can pick up a bag of fruits and vegetables for $5 on the first Tuesday of the month. Order through the Douglas Recreation Centre, 604-514-2865 or the Langley Seniors’ Resource Centre, 604-530-3020. Pick up at the Douglas Centre or the seniors centre to those unable to pick up.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. No meetings June, July and August.
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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.
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.
Langley Community Farmers Market The market of local produce, products and baking runs noon to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday until Oct. 12 at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 20901 Langley Bypass.
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 email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 (email@example.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.
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.
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.