What’s What: Jan 30, 2014



• New Generations: The School of the Arts, Media + Culture theatre festival of original student works running Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, with three new shows every night at Trinity Western University. The public is welcome. Tickets are from $8-$15. Info: www.twu.ca/theatre or 604-513-2121 ext. 3872.

• In the Heights: Brookswood Secondary School stages the Tony Award winning play Feb. 5-8 and 12-15. Curtain rises at 7 p.m. All seats $12. Advance tickets at http://brookswoodmusicaltheatre.brownpapertickets.com. Some tickets may be for sale at the door.

• Bus Stop – The Langley Players production of William Inge’s comedy runs to Feb. 22 at 4307 200th St. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Book tickets at reservations@langleyplayers.com or 604-534-7469.


• Grad and Wedding Fayre and Fashion Showcase – The Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation hosts this second event to help grads and brides find affordable formal wear and accessories. No one is turned away. 7-9 p.m. on Feb. 1 at the Douglas Recreation Centre. For more information, call 778-278-3697.

• Lunar New Year: Willowbrook Shopping Centre has activities on Feb. 2 such as a Lion Dance (noon to 1:30 p.m.), tai chi demonstrations (103 p.m.) and Chinese astrology readings (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.). There are crafts for kids, a dragonboat display and fortune cookie Plinko 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


• Seniors’ Old Time Dance: Enjoy different bands at the OAP Hall in Aldergrove, 3015 273rd St., from 1-4 p.m. The Feb. 1 dance features the Hazelmere Heritage Fiddlers. On Feb. 15, dance to the Ukrainian Prairie Band. $6 at the door, includes refreshments.

• Surrey Fiddlers Old Time Dance – Dances are at the Clayton Hall, 18513 70th Ave., from 7:30-10 p.m. Admission is $3. The next dance is Feb. 6. Info: 604-576-1066 or 604538-3363.


• Concerts Cafe Classico – Doug Johnson, original keyboard player for Loverboy, has had a long career of creating music for film, TV, radio and musical theatre. He performs Feb. 2 at the Langley Community Music School. Chat at 3 p.m. with the concert at 4 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults, $13 seniors and $10 students. At 4899 207 St.


• Loonie Toonie Auction – This fundraiser for the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps 169 Columbia and Navy League Cadet Corps 125 Columbia is Feb. 1 starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Aldergrove Legion. Features a roast beef dip dinner, cash bar, and auction items donated by the community. Tickets: $20 (includes dinner and one drink). Reserve at loonietoonieauction@gmail.com.

• The Fictionals – The Langley Fine Arts School Dry Grad Committee hosts a fundraising show by the Fictionals on Feb. 8 at the Chief Sepass Theatre. Enjoy a night of improv comedy suitable for all ages. Tickets: $20 in advance (https://drygrad-comedy-night.eventbrite.ca) or $22 at the door. Show starts at 7 p.m.


• Writers Open House: Langley writers such as Doris Riedweg, president of the Langley Writers Guild, Bruce Kilby, Cora Goodyear, Eleanor Ryan, and Terry Morrissey will be at Frostings Cupcakery on Feb. 7, 1-7 p.m. Treats and a chance to win a Valentine dinner with every purchase of a book. Info: Jim McGregor, 778-866-4465 or Natasha Jones, 778-240-9592.


• Fort Langley National Historic Site

23433 Mavis Ave., 604-513-4777

Family Day: From Feb. 8-10, enjoy old-fashioned fun including 19th century family chores. From 2-3 p.m., take photos of the kids in historical outfits. From 3-4 p.m., learn campfire songs around the fire.


• Rehearsal – Auditions for the Surrey Little Theatre’s production of The Drawer Boy are at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2 and at 7 p.m. on Feb. 3 at the theatre, 7027 184th St. Info: www.surreylittletheatre.com.


Programs are free and pre-registration is required unless noted otherwise.

• Aldergrove Library 

26770 29th Ave. 604-856-6415

Storytime – Children five years and younger and their caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Sign up in advance. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays to Feb. 19.

• Brookswood Library

20045 40th Ave. 604-534-7055

Storytime – 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays to Feb. 19.

• Fort Langley Library

9167 Glover Rd. 604-888-0722

• Muriel Arnason Library

#130 20338 65th Ave. 


Year of the Horse – 2014 is the Year of the Horse in the Chinese calendar. A celebration on Feb. 4, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Make a craft and lucky envelope, enjoy refreshments and storytelling. Free.

• Murrayville Library

22071 48th Ave. 604-533-0339

Storytime – 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays to Feb. 12.

• Walnut Grove Library

8889 Walnut Grove Dr. 


Babytime – For babies and caregivers. Enjoy bouncing, singing, and stories. Pre-register. 9:30 a.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays to Jan. 30.


What’s What? listings are free. To be considered for publication, items must be submitted at least 10 days prior to the publication date. What’s What? appears in the Thursday edition and at langleyadvance.com.

Just Posted

Day 3 brings fourth win for the Langley-based Team BC

Tyler Tardi and squad plays two games Tuesday at the junior curling nationals in Saskatchewan.

Cash-for-signs policy pondered by Langley Township

A deposit could be required to put up election signs in 2022.

RCMP ‘amending’ helicopter training after complaints in Surrey

Cloverdale residents say the Air One chopper was in the air for hours and flying at low altitudes

Langley charity looks to South Asian community for hospital support

The Giving Hearts Gala is the newest initiative of the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation.

LETTER: Langley resident challenged MP’s immigration ‘truths’

A writer says well-vetted immigrants who can contribute to Canadian society should be the priority.

2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

On Sunday night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create the eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America

VIDEO: 11-year-old violinist practices for Vancouver Symphony Orchestra debut

Cloverdale student Da-Wei Chan will perform Jan. 31, Feb. 28 with the VSO

Speaker brings report on allegations to B.C. legislature committee

Report describes Darryl Plecas’ suspicions about senior staff

B.C. man charged in 2014 snake venom death of toddler

Henry Thomas was taking care of the North Vancouver girl the day before she died

Parole granted for drunk driver that killed BC RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton will be able to attend alcohol abuse treatment, nearly three years after crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett

Doug Ford says the Liberals’ carbon tax will plunge Canada into recession

The Ontario premier said there are already warning signs of difficult economic times ahead

Kamala Harris opens U.S. presidential bid in challenge to Trump

The 54-year old portrayed herself as a fighter for justice, decency and equality in a video distributed by her campaign

B.C.’s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs

Union officials say Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby have not ruled out the possibility of a public inquiry

Woman offers luxury Alberta home for just $25 and a flair for the written word

Alla Wagner ran into health problems, which forced her to list the 5,000-square-foot estate at market value

Most Read