Langley arts in brief: Friends, roamings, countrymen

For eight years there’s been a small community group based in McBurney Plaza that has provided a friendly place to stop in at and meet other members of the community.

You’ve Gotta Have Friends is now celebrating its eighth anniversary with a gathering Sept. 19 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The non-profit is dedicated to fostering inclusiveness of people of any ability. The group has gone out in the community and handed out flowers as an act of kindness, and most recently, created the Kindness Connect campaign.

Stop by 20510 Fraser Hwy. (McBurney Lane) this Friday.

Fun run

South Langley will see an odd assortment of people in costume this Sunday for the Campbell Valley Wine Run. The scenic 15 kilometre run goes from High Point Equestrian Estates through Campbell Valley trails to various local wineries.

The event raises awareness about local wineries as well as raising money for Critter Care Wildlife Society and the Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities.

There’s post-run entertainment and catering by Well-Seasoned. Taking part are Vista D’oro, Backyard Vineyeards, Township 7 and Domain De Chaberton.

There’s also wine prizes for the best constumed individual, best costumed team, and best surviving costume.

Sign up at www.campbellvalleywinerun.org.

The run, not a race (no timing is done), starts at 9 a.m.

Agatha

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is being staged by Langley’s own Ellie King through the Royal Canadian Theatre Company.

King has announced auditions Sept. 25 and 26. The paid roles include males and females in their 20s, 30s and 50s/60s. They must have professional level English accents. There is also a role for a 50-plus year old male with an Italian accent.

People can research the audition requirements at www.rctheatreco.com. Callbacks are Sept. 26 at the Newton Cultural Centre.

The play will be staged at the ACT Theatre in Maple Ridge March 17-21, 2015. Rehearsals being in January.

Since it’s from Agatha Christie, there’s a murder involved.

The play is set in 1950s Britain and takes place in the Great Hall of Monkswell Manor, a country guesthouse run by a young couple. The play opens with a murder and ends with a plot twist characteristic of Christie’s whodunits.

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