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: Lots to do around Langley

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 COVID precautions for in-person events.

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Jim Byrnes with Simon Kendall: Doors open at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 for the evening of music at the Bez Arts Hub, 20230 64th Ave. Tickets: $40 live or $20.39 livestream. Info: bezartshub.com.

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Winter Craft Fair: Langley Meadows Community School 10th annual fair is Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school, 2244 Willoughby Way. Admission by donation. Complimentary hot chocolate, 40-plus vendors, cash concession, and ticket raffle. Proceeds to programs for neighbourhood families.

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Condo Home Owners Association annual conference: In-person and virtual attendance options for conference at the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 5. Topics include Accessability Act, B.C. Human Rights Code, and more. Info: choa.bc.ca.

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Small Actions, Big Impacts: Langley Sustainable Agriculture Foundation seminar is 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the George Preston Recreation Centre. Hear from local speakers on specialized local projects that received foundation grants. $5 admission. Refreshments. Registration and info: eventbrite.ca (444211206677).

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Craft sale and flea market: New vendors join in for the event Nov. 5 and 6 at Fernridge Hall, 200th Street and 24th Avenue. Event runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days.

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The Miracle Worker: Trinity Western University Theatre presents the story of Helen Keller in performances to Nov. 5 at the campus. Tickets and info: twu.ca/theatre.

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Beyond Fibre: Langley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild show and sale is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6 in West Langley Hall, 9400 208th St. Juried show and sale with woven, spun, knitted, and felted items as well as demonstrations, jewelry, supplies, and more. Admission by donation. Info: guild Facebook page.

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Kruise for Kids: Greater Vancouver Car Club holiday event is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley campus. Drive-thru toy drop with costumes and decorated vehicles. T-shirts and event decals available while supplies last. Trophies for best decorated vehicle and best car club turnout. Toy and cash donations go to Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau.

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Zumbathon: Fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital is 6 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 at the Timms Community Centre, 20399 Douglas Cres. Minimum $15 donation to take part. All fitness levels welcome. Registration and info: bcchf.ca (search for zumbathon)

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Roaring Twenties Fashion Show: Fashion expert Ivan Sayers emcees the fundraiser Nov. 6 at the Canadian Museum of Flight. Event is from 1 to 3 p.m. and raises money for the children’s surgical program of the Soroti Regional Referral Hospital in Uganda. Tickets: $30. Info: eventbrite.ca (378909738227) .

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Kitty adoptathon: CARES cat shelter has more than 30 kittens and 100 adult cats available for adoption at a special event Saturday, Nov. 12 and Sunday, Nov. 13 13 at the adoption centre in the Langley PetSmart. Meet the cats between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. those days. Kitten adoption: $350 (includes shots, tattoo, neutering, and full vet check). Info: carescatshelter.com.

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Monday morning talk show: Langley Senior Resource Society centre Monday gatherings are at 10 a.m. and feature different topics. The event is free and open to the public at 20605 51B Ave. Register at 604-530-3020. Nov. 7: behind the scenes at YVR with retired airport manager Keith MacDonald; Nov. 14: Not your Granddaddy’s library with Noor Bains of the Fraser Valley Regional Library; Nov. 21: cop talk with Langley RCMP Const. Curt Hall; Nov. 28: history of the Langley fire department with retired chief Jim McGregor.

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Free hearing clinic: Runs 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the Langley Senior Resource Society centre, 20605 51B Ave. Hearing aid cleaning, hearing aid testing, new hearing aid batteries installed, questions about hearing, and ear inspections offered. Info: 604-530-3020.

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Volunteers needed: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley needs volunteers to help at the Glamorama Charity Shopping Night on Saturday, Nov. 19 between 6:30 and 10 p.m. Info: langley.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.

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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.

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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: fvrl.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: fvrl.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: fvrl.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: fvrl.ca.

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Community Market: Artful Dodger Pub, 2364 200th St., hosting market noon to 4 p.m. Sundays during summer. Free admission. Portion of proceeds donated to local charities. For info: email artfuldodger@shaw.ca or go online to artfuldodgerpub.com.

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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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Singles Social Walking Club: Singles 55+ do walks in Surrey, Langley, etc. Saturdays, Sundays and stat holidays. Walk at 10 a.m. with brunch 11 a.m. Info: sherrysands4@gmail.com or Sherry, 604-531-4427.

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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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