Langley What’s On: June 18, 2015

June 20

Community Day The 21st annual Community Day is when Langley City will also mark its 60th anniversary. The celebration in Douglas Park on June 20 runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Enjoy music, entertainment, interactive display booths, a barbecue fundraiser for the Douglas Park Community School Society, and more.

Art in the Park Art activities for all ages will take place 1 to 4 p.m. on June 20 in Campbell Valley Regional Park. Join staff from the Langley Centennial Museum for nature-themed activities. Free. Drop-in. Meet at the Nature House, South Valley Park entrance.

June 21

Golf Challenge The third annual challenge supports Langley Lodge and offers several prizes. Tickets: $20 for adults and $5 for children under 16. A family pack is $50. The event goes rain or shine June 21 from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. at the Langley Golf Centre, 21550 44th Ave. Tickets: at Langley Lodge, the golf centre, 604-880-6752 or foundation@langleylodge.org.

Father’s Day Home Church Langley invites everyone to a special service featuring a men’s choir (special guests and congregation members) on June 21 at 4 p.m. on the grounds of Nicomekl Elementary, 20050 53rd Ave. Info: 604-514-4663.

June 21 and 22

Auditions Surrey Little Theatre, 7027 184th St., has auditions for Calendar Girls at 7 p.m. on  June 21 and 22. Four male roles and nine female roles, ranging from 20s to 70s. Info: www.surreylittletheatre.com or Simon, schallenger@shaw.ca.

June 22

Municipal Retirees Group The group next meets June 22 at the Douglas Recreation Centre 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for the quarterly meeting and membeship update followed by a presentation. Dr. Leo Wong will speak on health care and how to discuss physician-assisted dying. Public welcome. Coffee and cookies. Info: mpraemail@gmail.com.

Foraging Tour The Forager Foundation hosts tours of Campbell Valley Regional Park on June 4 and 22, July 8 and 22, Aug. 9, and Sept. 4 and 23 to teach about wild plants (note: no items are picked in the public park). The event includes a gourmet catered meal using foraged foods. Tickets: $50. Info and booking: foragerfoundation.org.

June 25

CNIB A fundraiser for the Children’s Camp starts at 5:30 p.m. on June 25 at Cascades Casino. Tickets: $40 plus fees. Includes a buffet dinner, guest speaker and live entertainment by West of Memphis. Info at EventBrite.

June 27

Theatre in the Plaza From noon to 3 p.m. on June 27 take part in theatre activities, including a costume station, face painting and then participate in family-friendly fun performing lesson. Professional Live Arts for Youth will then lead participants in interactive performances. Also build a puppet on site and perform in an improv puppet show. Free. McBurney Plaza.

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

Babytime: babies and caregivers join in bounces, songs, rhymes and stories that encourage speech and language. 9:30 a.m., June 19 and 26.

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

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 pthorpe@sd35.bc.ca for further information and audition times.

Class of 1995 reunion The Walnut Grove class is having a reunion at the Fort Pub on July 4 at 6 p.m. Sign up to attend by contacting rebekah_zorbakis@hotmail.com.

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.

LSS grad reunion 1995 Events are being planned for July 11. Anyone who graduated in 1995 is asked to contact the organizers at grad1995reunion@gmail.com.

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

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 20433 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

Fraser Valley Symphony Positions available (violin, viola and percussion) but other interested musicians are invited to enquire. Rehearsals are Monday evening in Abbotsford. Info: info@fraservalleysymphony.org 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: langleyconcertband@gmail.com.

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.

Tuesdays

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 langleynewcomers@hotmail.com.

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 6:30pm. 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. The June 17 meeting is for the 20th anniversary. 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

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 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. The next one is June 11 then 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, ajmunnik@shaw.ca or Don, dondee@shaw.ca.

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, steveg@cvcpb.org, 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.

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

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.

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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