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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: June in Langley

This list features community- and support-group meetings.

Rotary 50/50 Mega Draw: Four Langley Rotary Clubs again have the 50/50 draw with a minimum $50,000 jackpot. Last year’s jackpot was $315,000. Ticket packages start at $20. Available until Sunday, Aug. 18. Info: www.rafflebox.ca/raffle/langleyrotary.

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Grad reunion: Langley Secondary School class of 1974 will gather June 8, 2024, for the 50th year reunion. Former students or those who know 1974 grads can find out more by contacting tom_sharron@shaw.ca.

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Community Harvest: Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) would like to hear from people with fruits and vegetables to donate to the gleaning program. People with too much produce get it harvested by volunteers. One third goes to the owner, one third to the volunteer and one third to people in need. Reduces food waste. Info: agriculture@leps.bc.ca.

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Hacking the Third Wave II: Fort Gallery exhibition of the high-tech work of San Chul Nam is at the Fort Langley Community Hall June 1 to 9. Exhibition activated by series of events throughout the 10-day run. Free admission. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. June 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9. By appointment June 3 to 6 (fortgalleryarc@gmail.com).

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Anastasia the Musical: Theatre in the Country production runs Wednesday to Saturday from June 5 to 22 at 5708 Glover Rd. Tickets: from $35 with dinner theatre option. Info: theatreinthecountry.com or 604-259-9737.

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No Mama, No Cry: Dark Glass Theatre production is at Bez Arts Hub Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $35, at darkglasstheatre.com.

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Food and Friends: Langley Meals on Wheels program for 55 and older is $7 per person. RSVP in advance: info@lmow.ca or 604-533-1679. June 6: Valley Promenaders Square Dance Club at Aldergrove Heritage Hall, 3015 273 St. June 20: J.D. Farms, 24762 52 Ave.

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Strawberry social: United Churches of Langley (Murrayville), 21562 Old Yale Rd., invites the public to the annual event between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. Event includes strawberry shortcake as well as a book and bake sale. $10 admission ($5 for children 10 and younger).

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Fill the Ambulance: Public invited to donate food and sundries for distribution to local people struggling financially. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kimz Angels will be at the Otter Coop on Saturday, June 8, and the Murrayville IGA on Saturday, June 15.

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Langley RCMP open house: Public invited to main detachment, 22180 48A Ave., for open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 to celebrate 50 years of women in the RCMP. Event includes police dog service, emergency response team, tac troop, explosives disposal unit, forensics unit, tour of jail cell, treats, and more. Free.

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Spring craft fair: Avalon Gardens, 22323 48 Ave., has a craft fair 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 8.

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Tack sale: Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities used tack sale is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, at 1088 208 St. English and Western tack available. Barbecue (hotdog and drink) is $5.

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Youth concert series: Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Fest offers free summer concerts Sundays at 1 p.m. at the CN Station in Fort Langley between May 26 and July 14. June 9: Gordy Li’s SMURF Quartet. June 16: Ben Wayne Kyle Trio. James 23: James Vickers. June 20: Jazz Orchestra of the 49th Parallel. July 7: Ruthie Ha Quartet. July 14: Trading Fours. Info: fortlangleyjazzfest.com.

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World’s largest anvil unveiling: B.C. Farm Museum is now home to the world’s largest sculpted acoustic anvil. Community can attend the official unveiling now that it has been painted. Event is 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. Artist and creator and manufacturer on site. Live demonstrations of blacksmithing and farriers, plus live entertainment, and self-guided tours of the museum available. Museum is always admission by donation.Info: www.bcfma.com.

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Relay for Life fundraiser: The Gallery Relay for Life team clothing and bottle drive is Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Accepting donations of gently used clothing, bedding items, shoes and purses along with recyclable cans and containers (no glass). Drop off is the back parking lot of Macfarlane Insurance, 20440 Douglas Cres. Access through the alley off Park Avenue or 204 Street.

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Rising Star: Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Fest youth award winners perform in front of the Fort Langley Community Hall. July 27: Jaiden Christie at 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. July 28: Steven Rutherford from noon to 12:30 p.m. Free. Info: fortlangleyjazzfest.com.

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Hope Meets Action: Echoes through the Black Continuum: New display about Black history in B.C. is at Fort Langley National Historic Site from May 3 to Dec. 12. Created in partnership with the B.C. Black History Awareness Society and the Royal BC Museum.

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BC Farm Museum: Open for the season from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at 9131 King St. in Fort Langley. Museum features a children’s scavenger hunt, murals, interactive storytelling tech, and more than 6,000 items on display. Admission by donation. Info: bcfma.com.

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Dragon boat youth program: Open to kids in Grades 8 to 12. No experience required. Fort Langley Canoe Club program runs Tuesdays and Fridays until June 22. Sessions are 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. at Bedford Channel. $100 (GST included) fee includes paddles, safety equipment, coaching plus regatta (June 22 at False Creek. Info: fort langleycanoeclub.ca.

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Bez open mic: Thursdays until June 20 features various musicians in an open mic format between 7:30 and 10 p.m. with host Russ Rosen. Admission by donation (suggested $15). Info: bezartshub.com.

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Chronic pain workshop: Free six-session self-management workshops are Sundays 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. from May 19 to June 23 at the Walnut Grove Community Centre. Register: selfmanagementbc.ca, 604-940-1273, or selfmgmt@uvic.ca.

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Music and Friends - A Celidh Celebration: All ages live music event is at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 273rd St., from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday. $10 for those 14 and older. Tickets at the door. Tea, coffee and treats available as well as 50/50 draw.

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Bertrand Creek Enhancement Society: Monthly Zoom meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Info: stewardship@leps.bc.ca. Public invited to join society members Saturday, June 8 at the Alder Grove Telephone Museum to remove invasive plants between 10 a.m. and noon to mark World Ocean’s Day.

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Valley Bluegrass Music Society: Public invited to Friday bluegrass performances in St. Andrew’s Church, 9025 Glover Rd. $7 for members and $10 for non-members (cash only). Weekly jams happen September through June. Info: valleybluegrassmusic@gmail.com or the society Facebook page.

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Aldergrove Swing Club: Open to all levels. No partner required. Friday dances are at the OAP Heritage Hall, 3015 273rd St. Free lesson at 7:30 p.m. with general dancing at 8:15. $10 admission. Info: mrthejackel@gmail.com or aldergrooveswing.com.

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Valley Promenaders: No experience necessary for modern square dance sessions. Club meets Thursdays from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. at the Aldergrove Heritage Hall, 3015 273rd St. Info and reservations: wkrueger@shaw.ca or 778-878-4244.

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Langley Camera Club: Group meets regularly at the Langley Lions Society West Langley Hall at 9400 208th St. Info: contact@langleycameraclub.ca. . Steersperson wanted: FORTified, a mixed 55-plus dragonboat team paddling in Fort Langley, is looking for a steersperson. Practices are at 10 a.m. on Sundays for the months of November and January through March. Spring and summer practices are at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, April through September. Info: Terry, 604-340-9108.

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Aldergrove drop-in coffee group: Langley Hospice Society adult bereavement support group meets at the Aldergrove Community Station House, 2900 272nd St. on the first and third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. To join, book an appointment with the bereavement outreach and peer support worker, 604-530-1115.

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Walnut Grove drop-in coffee club: Langley Hospice Society adult bereavement support group meets at the Second Story Treasures thrift shop, 8948 202nd St., every other Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. To join, book an appointment with the bereavement outreach and peer support worker, 604-530-1115.

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Walkers and manual wheelchairs: Langley Pos-Abilities Society needs donations to help make life more accessible to people. Charity has a waitlist of people in need. Info: 604-961-0117.

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Learning Farm Garden Club: LEPS garden club meets at the Learning Farm at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn new gardening skills. Info: agriculture@leps.bc.ca.

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Langley Meals on Wheels: volunteers needed two to three hours per week. Roles include meal delivery, cafe support workers, and kitchen help. Training and support provided. Info: lmow.ca, info@lmow.ca, or 604-533-1679.

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Langley Community Chorus: Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the United Churches of Langley (Murrayville). Group is looking for more tenors. Info: membership secretary, lccmembershipsec@gmail.com.

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Timms Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Club: Afternoon games played Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Timms Community Centre. Free with City rec pass ($25 annually). Drop-in format. Info: city.langley.bc.ca.

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Seniors Gardening Club: Langley Environmental Partners Society invites seniors to take part. Drop-in format Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Langley Learning Farm, Derek Doubleday Arboretum. Info: Amanda, agriculture@leps.bc.ca.

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Monday Morning Talk Show: Langley Seniors Resource Society Centre 10 a.m. speaker series is free and open to the public at 20605 51B Ave. Info: 604-530-3020.

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Old-time dance: Dance or just enjoy the music and company at the OAP Heritage Hall, 3015 273rd St. Coffee, tea and snacks included in $10 admission. $20 annual membership. New time: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Info: Angie, 778-836-0270, or Mary, 604-534-4802. June 8: No dance. June 15: Hazelmere Heritage Fiddlers. June 22: Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers. June 29: Ukrainian Prairie Band. Resumes Sept. 21.

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Municipal retirees: Municipal Pension Retirees Association Langley chapter quarterly, in-person meetings are at 1:30 p.m. in the Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Cres. Public is welcome. Light refreshments will be provided. Info: langleympra@gmail.com.

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Swing Dance Social: Monthly dances hosted by Swing Shift, a non-profit dance group, are offered at the Murrayville Hall on the first Friday of the month. First lesson free for beginners (7:30 to 8:30 p.m.). No partner necessary. Tickets: $10 in advance through eventbrite or $15 at the door. Info: Rock Step Swing Dance on Facebook, or rockstepswing@gmail.com.

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Aldergrove Legion: Branch 265 supports Rolling Barrage, a national effort to help veterans and first responders with PTSD. Legion does a 50/50 on the first Saturday of the month at 4:30 p.m. Branch also fundraises with meat draws Saturdays 2 to 5 p.m. and Tuesday 5 to 7 p.m.

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Men’s Shed: Langley has a chapter of the international group that allows men to get together and socialize, work on projects, or help the community by using their skills. Meetings are at 10:30 a.m. Mondays at the Ricky’s restaurant, 5978 Glover Rd. Info: info@MensShedLangley.ca or MensShedLangley.ca.

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Hope after Stroke: Support group for those who have returned home after a stroke meets Fridays 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Info: Marilyn, 604-882-4672 or hopeafterstroke.ca.

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Gamblers Anonymous: Non-profit can help adults with problem gambling. Call 1-855-222-5542. . Gamblers Anonymous family groups: Gam-Anon helps people impacted by someone else’s gambling. Welcome whether gambler seeks help or not. Info: vancouvergamanon@shaw.ca or 604-626-9418.

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Hub meeting: Langley Seniors in Action monthly meetings allows local seniors to gather virtually, collaborate and network. Open to seniors and those in the senior-serving organizations and businesses. Meetings are third Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon Info: langleyseniorsinaction.ca/hub/meetings. . Community Engagement: Langley Community Services Society program for senior immigrants who are permanent residents. Meet people from around the world, learn about topics such as Canadian culture, financial literacy, recipes, gardening and more. Free. In person at LCSS office, 5330 207th St. or online. Info and registration: Yoona Ahn, 604-534-7921 ext. 1204 or yahn@lcss.ca.

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Assistance needed: Critter Care Wildlife Society looking for volunteers for various duties (animal capture, transport, painters, builders, gardeners, landscapers, general maintenance and labour. Charity urgently needs dog and cat food, fresh produce, and towels during baby season. Info: Michelle Binnet, crittercare9@shaw.ca.

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Langley Newcomers and Friends: Women’s group meets on the first Tuesday of each month for outings and activities, including movie nights, brunch, lunch, socials, walks, and more. Info: langleynewcomers.webs.com.

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Meditation: Free session Thursdays 7 to 8 p.m. at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum Rotary Interpretive Centre, 21177 Fraser Hwy. Folding chairs available on site or bring one. Hosted by Melissa Kramer, Low Entropy Foundation. Open to all skill levels and those wanting to learn more. Info: www.lowentropy.org/events. . Heartfulness meditation class: Free. Learn guided relaxation and meditation techniques. Info: Judith, 604-533-1172 or divinetraveller@gmail.com.

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Queen Mum’s Jewels: Women’s group meets at various venues for socializing and activities, such as luncheons, brunch, movies, live theatre, games, bus tours, fashion shows, and more. Info: bgfleming@shaw.ca.

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Prostate Cancer Support Group: Group meets monthly in the Arbor Room at Valley View Memorial Garden, 14644 72nd Ave. Open to any interested in prostate cancer. Info: 604-594-5257.

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Myles of Smiles Open Mic: Thursday gatherings at Veggie Bob’s Kitchen Cafe in Fort Langley are 6 to 9 p.m. Info: creative-compass.com. . CARES: Local no-kill cat shelter needs people to foster kittens. Info: mjhaney@shaw.ca.

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Aldergrove Art Club: Everyone welcome Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Heritage OAP hall, 3015 273rd St. to practise, socialize and help each other. Info: Faith, 604-530-2900, or Joan, 604-856-9792.

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TOPS open house: Take Off Pounds Sensibly invites public to learn about the support group at 10:30 a.m. Group meets Tuesdays at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 20955 Old Yale Rd. Info: Marnie, 604-539-8602.

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Open mic: Artful Dodger Pub, 2364 200th St., has open mic night Sundays starting at 5 p.m. All ages until 9 p.m. . Fort Langley Farmers Market: Open for the season as of Saturday, April 6, the market runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday at 9025 Glover Rd. until Dec. 7.

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LIBRARIES

Tween and teen rainbow cupcakes: Learn icing techniques at Pride Month event 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, at the Muriel Arnason branch, 20338 65 Ave. For ages 10 to 16. Register in advance. Info: fvrl.bc.ca.

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Tween and teen Dungeons and Dragons: Ages nine to 18 can play Saturday June 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Murrayville branch, 22071 48 Ave. No experience necessary. Supplies provided. Sign up in advance. Info: fvrl.bc.ca.

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Storytime in the park: Murrayville library offers storytime in the Murray’s Corner Parkette, 21655 Murrays Cres., for children and caregivers from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on June 12 and 26. Event moved to library branch, 22071 48 Ave., if there’s inclement weather. No registration required. Info: fvrl.bc.ca.

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Container gardening for kids: LEPS and library offer program for ages four to 10 on Wednesday, June 12 at the Muriel Arnason Library, 20338 65 Ave., from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. All supplies provided. Register in advance to learn about the life cycle of seeds. Info: fvrl.bc.ca.

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Book Club: Adults invited to club at Muriel Arnason library. Sign up in advance. Info: fvrl.bc.ca.

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Monday afternoon book club: From 2 to 3 p.m., the club for adults meets at the Aldergrove library. New members welcome. Book provides. Info: fvrl.bc.ca.

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Hooked on Reading: Murrayville library’s book club for adults will meet 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday. Books provided and new members welcome. Info: fvrl.bc.ca. . Collectors Club: Described as “adult show and tell” the club is for collectors of things old and new. Meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Murrayville Library. Free. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca. Next: June 6.

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Babytime: Fraser Valley Regional Library 30-minute sessions for babies and caregivers are on Tuesdays at the Dean Drysdale branch (10:30 a.m.) and Murrayville branch (10 a.m.). Thursdays at the Aldergrove branch at 10:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. at Murrayville. Friday sessions are at 9:30 at Muriel Arnason branch, and 10:30 a.m. at Brookswood. Limited space. Register in advance through the website. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca.

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Sensory playtime: Baby (birth to two) sensory playtime with textures, sounds, and colours is Thursdays 2 to 3 p.m. at the Murrayville branch. No registration required. Info: fvrl.bc.ca.

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Storytime: Prepares children to learn to read. Children and caregivers enjoy interactive songs, stories, rhymes, and more. Tuesday 10 a.m. at the Muriel Arnason branch. Wednesday sessions are at Aldergrove (10:30 a.m.), Murrayville (10:30 a.m.) and Brookswood (11 a.m.). Thursday 10 a.m. at the Dean Drysdale branch. Info: fvrl.bc.ca.

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Pyjama Storytime: Children and caregivers can visit the Aldergrove Library Thursdays at 6 p.m. for a 30-minute session of stories, songs, rhymes and more. Kids can wear PJs and bring a stuffie. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca.

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Builders’ Club: Monday sessions are 3:30 p.m. at the Muriel Arnason branch. Tuesday sessions are at the Aldergrove branch at 3:30 p.m. Drop-in fun for all ages. Library provides the LEGO, Keva planks and Magformers. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca.

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Knit and crochet: Fraser Valley Regional Library groups open to all skill levels. Tuesday session is 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Murrayville branch. Fort Langley branch has a 1 to 3 p.m. session Wednesdays. Thursdays: Fort Langley is 10 a.m. to noon and Aldergrove is 1 to 3 p.m. Info: fvrl.bc.ca.

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Tech help for seniors: Aldergrove library, 26770 29 Ave., has one-on-one help for seniors Fridays 1 to 3 p.m. Bring the device (cellphone, tables, ereaders, laptops) and receive up to 60 minutes free help. Register in advance at 604-856-6415, in person, or at www.fvrl.bc.ca.

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Teen Night: Stop by the Aldergrove Library from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays for board games, puzzle cubes, LEGO, Keva planks, colouring and more. Info: fvrl.bc.ca.

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LEGO and KEVA Club: Aldergrove Library provides the playing pieces for anyone who wants to stop by Tuesdays 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Info: fvrl.bc.ca.

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Morning Coffee Club: Adults can head to the Murrayville Library Wednesdays from 9 to 11:45 a.m. to relax by the fireplace, and enjoy coffee and conversation. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca.

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Groups are welcome to submit information about upcoming community events in Langley. Publication is at the discretion of the newspaper, and host groups are responsible for keeping their information up to date.



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