Send details about Langley community events and groups to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Black Press Media files)

Send details about Langley community events and groups to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Black Press Media files)

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Langley events for mid-January

Here’s some of what’s going on around the Langleys, including community- and support-group meetings

Contact event organizers with any questions, including costs, age limits, and precautions for in-person events.

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Bunny meet and treat: Rabbitats rabbit shelter invites people to meet the bunnies in its care at a special event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Bosley Pet Food, 20202 66th Ave.

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RentSmart: Willows Family Centre of the Salvation Army offers training course to learn about renting and tenants’ rights. Sessions are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on an. 17, 18 and 19 at the Willows centre, Unit 103 5753 203rd St. Info and registration: susan.tanaka@salvationarmy.ca.

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Clothing and household item giveaway: Clothes2U hosting next event Saturday, Jan. 21 at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, 3025 264th St. Aldergrove, from 10 a.m. to noon. Anyone in need can pick up clothes for baby to adult, toys, diapers/incontinence items, books, linens, personal and smaller household things free. The entry fee is $3 with kids 10 and younger admitted free. Info: clothes2u.ca or 604-857-4617.

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Free jazz workshop: Langley Community Music School artist in residence Brad Turner will go over basic theory, rhythmic structures and more in beginner level workshop at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21. Suitable for students of all ages and levels. Bring instruments. Free but must register in advance at 604-534-2848.

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Story In Nature: Explore Science Club invites families to come on a journey of imagination, storytelling and science following an adventurous atom. This free event starts at 1 p.m. on Jan. 21 in Langley City Park, 20577 48th Ave.) Pre-registration required (https://form.jotform.com/203217651366251).

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Langley Eats Local: Eat local challenge runs Jan. 22 to 28. Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) has activities and contests. Sign up at Langley Eats Local Facebook page. Info: agriculture@leps.bc.ca.

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Passing the Torch: Langley Seniors in Action, Langley Seniors Resource Society, New Horizons for Seniors, and Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations host a leadership workshop 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the seniors centre, 20605 51B Ave. Topics: leadership, effective organizations, volunteer development, and resiliency for the future. Registration: https://coscobc.org/passing-the-torch-event-registration/.

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Almost Maine: Bard in the Valley production is at the Fort Langley Community Hall at 7 p.m. on Jan. 26, 27 and 28, and Feb. 2, 3 and 4 with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees on Jan. 29 and Feb. 5. Tickets: $35. Info and tickets: bardinthevalley.com.

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Singles Social Walking Club: Singls 55 and older meet for walks, brunches and get-togethers in Langley and surrounding area. Info: Marianne, 604-790-5206 or marianne.emmerton@gmail.com.

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Gamblers Anonymous: Non-profit can help adults with problem gambling. Call 1-855-222-5542.

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Gambers 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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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.

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Babytime: Fraser Valley Regional Library 30-minute sessions for babies and caregivers during summer are Mondays at 2 at the City branch; and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Aldergrove branch. Friday sessions: 9:30 a.m. at the Dean Drysdale branch and the Muriel Arnason branch, and 10 a.m. at Brookswood. Limited space. Register in advance through the website. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca.

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Storytime: Fraser Valley Regional Library 30-minute sessions for children and caregivers over summer. Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at the Fort Langley and Muriel Arnason branches. Wednesdays: Aldergrove is 10:30 a.m. and Brookswood is 11 a.m. Thursdays: 10 a.m. at Dean Drysdale branch, and 10:30 a.m. at Murrayville and City branches. Limited space. Register in advance through the website. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca.

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Pajama 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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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. Thursdays: Fort Langley is 10 a.m. to noon and Aldergrove is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays: Brookswood branch is 2 to 4 p.m. Info: fvrl.ca.

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Tech help for seniors: Aldergrove library, 26770 29th Ave., has one-on-one help for seniors. 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.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.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.ca.

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Let’s Get Factual: Fraser Valley Regional Library virtual non-fiction book club meets online at 6 p.m. Next meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 25. Register in advance through fvrl.bc.ca.

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Evening book club: Open to adults. Join anytime. Next meeting is 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Aldergrove Library. Info: fvrl.bc.ca.

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Adult Book Club: Discuss selected titles at a gathering at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31 in the Aldergrove Library. Info: 604-856-6415.

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

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Hub meeting: Langley Seniors in Action monthly meeting 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 at 10 a.m. Info: langleyseniorsinaction.ca/hub/meetings.

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Hominum Fraser Valley: Informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. Meets on the last Monday of every month. Information: Art, 604-477-9553 or aapearson@shaw.ca.

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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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Volunteers needed: Critter Care Wildlife Society looking for volunteers for various duties (animal capture, transport, painters, builders, gardeners, landscapers, general maintenance and labour. 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.

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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.

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

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