Langley Advance Times Community Calendar: April 11, 2019 edition

The community calendar is published in print on Wednesdays, and the arts calendar on Fridays.

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Ongoing

• Income tax clinics: People can obtain help completing their tax returns at clinics that run to April 13. Appointments available between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Muriel Arnason Library. People must meet eligibility requirements. Free. In partnership with the ISSofBC. Questions: 604-532-3590.

• Salmon Saturdays – Langley Environmental Partners (LEPS) hosts community events and volunteer opportunities on the last Saturday of each month.

– April 27 will be the “Get To Know Your River” event with the Little Campbell River Watershed Society. It starts at 10 a.m. at the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Clubhouse. Contact Marg at blueheron@birdsonthebay.ca.

– May 25 is the GVWS spring bird count at Poplar Bay (Lefevre Rd. at River Rd.). Newbies and experienced birders welcome. Contact GVWS at stewardship@leps.bc.ca.

• Self-management workshops: Chronic pain workshop is Tuesdays to May 14 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Douglas Recreation Centre. Diabetes workshop is Sundays, April 28 to June 9 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the Walnut Grove Community Centre. Free. Hosted byUVIC. Registration required: www.selfmanagementbc.ca, 604-940-1273 or selfmgmt@uvic.ca.

• Summer Jobs Langley Environmental Partners is looking for two post-secondary and two high school students for a full-time environmental youth crew this summer. Positions include working outdoors with the environment. Deadline for post-secondary applications is April 19, high school students need apply by June 14. Info: http://www.leps.bc.ca/action/employment/

• Imprint juried art exhibition at the Fort Gallery, 9048 Glover Road, runs to April 28.

April 11

• Surrey Langley Skytrain open house – presented through Mayors’ Council at Langley City Hall, 20399 Douglas Cres., 3-8 p.m.

• Networking Open House from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Boston Pizza, #900 26310 Fraser Hwy., Aldergrove. Residents can mingle with the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. Complimentary appetizers will be served. Registration required at: langleychamber.com/events.

• Fort Langley Community Association is hosting an information session, 7-9 p.m. at Fort Langley community Hall, on the results of the third annual survey conducted with residents and business owners in 2018. A presentation on issues that emerged from the survey will be followed by a question-and-answer session. The community information session is free and registration is not required.

April 12-14

• 91st Bradner Flower Show – April 12 to 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at Bradner Hall. Admission is $2. View 100s of varieties of daffodils, plus enjoy other flowers, shrubs, crafts, art, music, and special speakers. Bradner Hall is located at 5305 Bradner Rd. in Abbotsford.

April 13

• Rainbarrel Distribution Event – those who purchased rainbarrels through LEPS online can pick them up between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Township of Langley Operations Centre. There may be a few extras for those who missed the March sale. If so, they’ll go first come, first served. During the event, LEPS will offer Water Wise Gardening information, examples of drought tolerant garden plants, water conservation information exhibits, and fun water-related activities for kids.

• Into Spring: Family Walk offers a casual family walk to Brydon Lagoon and back at 10 a.m. Stroller friendly route at City Park in Langley city. Get your body moving outside while breathing fresh air, bonding with family and making new friends, Register at https://form.jotform.com/90686172931261.

• R.E. Mountain Class of 1989 holding 30th anniversary reunion, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. #CelebrateREMountain pic.twitter.com/tWnSPDTUMn.

• Tyler’s Cotton Tail Dance 5 p.m. at the Aldergrove OAP Hall. Potluck supper at 6 p.m., dancing at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $8: contact Darlene at 604-358-2841. To schedule food for potluck, contact Pauline at 604-722-2874.

• Visit the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve with the Langley Field Naturalists. There are 325 acres of wetlands located on the undiked floodplain of the Vedder River. Managed by the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve Society the site is known for its large breeding colony of Great Blue Herons, as well as a wide variety of wildlife and vegetation. At this time of year, the Herons should be nest-building, with lots of activity within the colony. The reserve also has beautiful walking trails. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the reserve, 5200 Sumas Prairie Road (Hwy 1 exit 109). Bring lunch. Phone: 604-534-3447 for information or to attend.

• Alumni Day Celebrations include games, BBQ, and camaraderie festivities at the Langley Rugby Club, 21280 Crush Cres., starting at 10 a.m.

• Fort Langley Canoe Club has been awarded the first round of the Canadian Outrigger Racing Association’s 2019 Cup series. The racing will be held on the Fraser River, starting and finishing by the Haldi Bridge (Glover Road in Fort Langley, throughout Saturday.

April 13-15

• Rock & Gem Club’s 60th year at BCLS Show – Fraser Valley club showcases alongside B.C. Lapidary Society starting at 10 a.m. on April 13, 14, and 15 at 32470 Haida Dr. on the Central Fraser Valley Fairgrounds in Abbotsford. Tickets: $6 at door.

April 15

• Eighth Annual General Meeting of the Langley Pos-Abilities Society will be held at Ricky’s All Day Grill, 22314 Fraser Hwy. Dinner is 6 p.m. (at your own expense). RSVP by April 8 to zosia@pos-abilities.org or 604-961-0117. Guest speakers Ashli Meynert, “Listening to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community,” at 6:45 p.m. and Cam Taylor, “How I Found Opportunity in Adversity,” at 7 p.m. will be followed by the meeting at 7:30 p.m. Membership fee of $10 will need to be paid in order to vote.

April 17

• Valley Women’s Assoc Langley has a new venue: lunch and networking, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Langley Golf & Banquet Centre. 21550 44 Ave. $25 for members, $28 for non-members, $30 late/drop in. Info: vwalangley.com.

April 18

• Earth Day storytime at Aldergrove Community Gardens, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Starting location: Aldergrove Library at 26770 29 St. Kids can celebrate Earth Day by spending some time in the community garden reading gardening stories, singing songs, and enjoying the great outdoors. Attendees will also have the opportunity to cultivate the library’s garden plot by planting a few seeds and flowers. Bring your boots!

April 19

• Pre-register for Clean Up Langley Day – Event takes place April 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All necessary supplies, such as garbage bags, gloves, safety vests, and garbage pickers, will be supplied by the Township to those who register by April 19. Register at tol.ca/cleanup. For more information, email adopt@tol.ca or call 604-532-7300.

• Kids’ Club Easter Party at Otter Co-op, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., is free and open to kids 12 and younger. Includes games, facepainting, air brush tattoos, and balloon artistry. Fifty-dollar Co-op gift cards will be given to three lucky kids who correctly complete the Easter scavenger hunt.

• Langley Environmental Hero Awards 2019 is accepting nominations until April 19. Anyone who has dedicated time and energy to the environment in Langley is elligible. The winner of each category will be awarded a prize of $500 to be donated to the local environmental organization of their choice. The winners will also be recognized in June at the Fort Langley National Historic Site with a plaque and a heritage apple tree planted in their honour. The three categories are: Youth, Individual, and Organization/Business.

April 20

• Easter Blast will take place at Christian Life Assembly, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact clachurch.com/kids or call 604-530-7344.

• Adult Easter Egg Hunt – 6-9 p.m. at Taves Family Farms – 333 Glawdin Rd. in Abbotsford. Egg hunt with local food, beverages, and live music. Cost $55. Book a meal when purchasing tickets at www.tavesfamilyfarms.com/adult-easter-egg-hunt/.

• Visit Willband Creek Park with the Langley Field Naturalists. The park is a marshy wetland in Abbotsford. The trails are easy going, level routes suitable for all ages and fitness levels, circling a marshy lake. Along the paths are sightseeing benches and wooden bridges and a new viewing platform. We will walk the 2.33-km circle gravel trail to check out the ducks and birds in the wetland area. Meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot on Bateman Road off Hwy 11. Phone 604-888-1787 for info or to let us know to expect you.

April 26

• Fort Langley poet and author Susan McCaslin will read from her most recent book at 7 p.m. at the Imprint exhibition at the Fort Gallery, 9048 Glover Rd. Info: 604-888-7411. Visit www.fortgallery.ca.

April 27

• 8th Annual Clean Up Langley Day is a community-wide pick-up event, with people getting out between 9 and 2 p.m. to clean up litter discarded in public places. Participants can choose to work in an area of choice. The Township will provide all necessary supplies to those who register by April 19. Visit www.tol.ca/cleanup for registration and info.

In Aldergrove, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., meet in the parking lot at 27309 Fraser Hwy. Hosted by the Aldergrove Business Association.

• Métis Kitchen Party – Waceya Métis Society is hosting a cultural gathering at Douglas Rec Centre, 20550 Douglas Cres., runs 5-9 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., live music, children activities, door prizes and more. All ages welcome.

• Visit the Forslund Watson property, 2705-232 St., with the Langley Field Naturalists. The property is co-managed by the LFN and the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. It is part open fields where the club have recently installed a Barn Owl box and part woodland and includes two ponds where several different dragonfly species can be found in the summer. Meet at 9 a.m. Wear waterproof footwear, as some of the trails may still be flooded. Call 604-530-3257 for information or to attend.

• Langley Garden Club Spring Show & Sale – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 21562 Old Yale Rd. Come and see the juried plant show, buy yummy baked goods and preserves, and stock up on plants and garden-related items from vendors in the parking lot.

• Annual Spring Market is being hosted at West Langley Hall, 9400 208th St., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., by the Walnut Grove/Willoughby Business Association. It is an opportunity to showcase your business and get out in the community. Email admin@wgba.ca for information or to book a table.

• Fort Langley Vegan Market – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fort Langley community Hall. In support of Fort Langley Elementary Breakfast Program. Also collecting non-perishable food donations for the Langley Food Bank. More than two dozen vendors.

• Mushroom Cultivation Workshop at Fraser Commons Farm (parking in the field at 1322 56 Ave.). DIY methods for beginners and beyond to grow mushrooms at home. $60 fee (free for indigenous peoples) includes taking home an inoculated log at the end of the 11a.m.-3p.m. workshop. Info: tangledrootsnature.com.

• Black and White Gala – 20th Anniversary gala for Critter Care Wildlife, at Coast Hotel Cascades Casino, 20393 Fraser Hwy., 5-11 p.m. Dinner buffet, live and silent auctions, surprise speaker, musical entertainment. Ticket sales close April 19. About Critter Care: www.crittercarewildlife.org/

• Barn Dance at Aldor Acres is a Bar-B-Que fundraiser with all proceeds going towards Walnut Grove Secondary’s Dry Grad 2019. Bonfire, snack bar, DJ, door prizes, and silent auction start when the barn doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets at $40 include BBQ chicken dinner, beverage, and door prize entry.

April 28

• Furry Tails Foot Race to raise funds for Langley Animal Protection Society (LAPS). Run/walk 5 km and run 10 km start at 9 a.m at Derby Reach Regional Park. Raising funds for stray, lost, abandoned, and unwanted animals in Langley. Register at https://raceroster.com/events/2019/21885/2019-furry-tails-foot-race.

• Community Arbor Day – free family-friendly annual event celebrating trees and the urban forest. Free. Registration is not required. Township council will plant trees to commemorate members of the community who have left a lasting legacy. Interactive displays and activities, arts and crafts, community planting and rope-climbing at Dale Ball Passive Park, 20708 36th Ave., 1-3 p.m. Opportunity to take home a bag of compost for your garden.

May 4

• Clothes2U is giving clothes, toys, linens, diapers, personal and small household items free to those in need, male/female, baby to adult, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Admission is $1 at the door, kids 11 and under admitted free. This will take place at Nicomekl Elementary School, 53rd Ave. at 200th St. Info: call 604-857-4617 or visit www.clothes2u.ca.

• Spring Fayre – at St. George’s Church, 9160 Church St., Fort Langley, 11:00 a.m.-3:00p.m. Baked goods, garden centre, raffle, barbecue, and children zone. Info: email office@stgeorgeanglican.ca or call 604-888-7782.

May 4-5

• Canadian Festival of Chili and BBQ at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Info at https://www.facebook.com/CCBBQS/

May 11

• 7th Annual KPU Science Rendezvous – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 20901 Langley Bypass. Family friendly event with hands-on experiments, magic shows, interactive science labs, art and design activities, music and more. This year’s theme is Big Steam. Free for all ages with Eventbrite registration.

May 16

• Aldergrove’s 2nd Annual Seniors Resource Fair – 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free admission to learn more about healthy living, Pharmacare, safety and scams, and successful aging. To RSVP or to learn more, contact: maccommunityevents@gmail.com.

May 25

• Yard Sale – Brookswood Senior Citizen Hall, 19899 – 36th Ave., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

June 1

C.A.R.E.S Cat Shelter Pub Night at Fox & Fiddle, 19530 Langley Bypass. Silent auction, door prizes, 50/50. Live entertainment by Halifax Wharf Rats. Tickets $30: email fundraiser@carescatshelter.

June 2

• Ride for Doug heads out for the 13th annual event, leaving South Langley Church, 20098 22nd Ave., at 1 p.m. REgistration starts at 11:30 a.m. The Ride For Doug raises money and awareness for Muscular Dystrophy, and is a show of support for Doug in his battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Libraries

Programs are free 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., 604-514-2850

• Fort Langley Library, 9167 Glover Rd., 604-888-0722

• 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

Blood clinics

Book at a mobile clinic listed below or the permanent site in Surrey (15285 101st Ave.). Info: blood.ca or 1-888-236-6283 (1-888-2-DONATE)

• Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary 5100 206th St., 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., April 28

• Cloverdale Catholic Parish 17475 59th Ave., 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., April 7

• Trinity Western University Reimer Student Centre, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

• Walnut Grove Lutheran Church 20530 88th Ave., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 13

• Church in the Valley 23589 Old Yale Rd., 1 to 8 p.m., April 2, 16, 30, May 14

• Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Hall 26770 29th Ave., 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,

• Aldergrove Community Secondary 26850 29th Ave., 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.,

Get thrifty

• Boutique Finds – Volunteers run the boutique thrift shop in support of Langley Meals on Wheels at 20410 Douglas Cres. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

• Penny Pincher thrift store The store, 20550 Fraser Hwy., accepts donation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday. The shop is operated by the Langley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and raises funds for hospital equipment.

• Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation – The thrift shoppe and offices are now in Aldergrove, 2978 272nd St., and raise money for the organization’s work. Info: 778-278-3697.

• Tuk Shop – The public can pick up gently used items at the Langley Seniors’ Resource Centre, 20605 51B Ave., Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Proceeds support the non-profit seniors’ centre. Open to the public. Donations of clothing, jewelry, accessories, shoes, knick knacks, dishware and other small items accepted. Info: 604-530-3020, ext. 312.

• Second Story Treasures – The store at 20349 88th Ave. raises funds for the Langley Hospice Society. Donations needed.

Out and about

• Aldergrove Veterans and Seniors 55+ Drop In Centre – at 27247 Fraser Hwy. , 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Full, hot, home-cooked meal including tea or coffee and dessert, followed by games.

• Volunteers: Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival needs volunteers of all ages and skill levels for the event July 26 to 28. Minimum four-hour shift. T-shirt and volunteer appreciation event for those who help out. Info and registration: https://www.fortlangleyjazzfest.com/volunteer.

• Heartfulness Meditation free masterclass has weekly sessions. Info: Judith, 604-533-1172 or divinetraveller@gmail.com.

• Glen Valley Watershed Society – a group of passionate people looking to protect waterways to ensure a healthy environment. Info: stewardship@leps.bc.ca

• Langley Hospice Society – Hospice centre is at 20660 48th Ave. Society offers programs for all ages. Info: 604-530-1115 or info@langleyhospice.com.

• CARES – The no-kill cat shelter in Milner need volunteers for Sundays at its pet adoption centre in PetSmart. Noon to 2 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. shifts available. Help is also needed Thursday mornings for cleaning at the adoption centre Info: 604-532-5632 (leave a message) or info@carescatshelter.com.

• Brookswood Senior Centre – The centre, 19899 36th Ave., offers lots of activities:

– Chess club, Mondays, 7 to 10 p.m.

– Cribbage (five-card), Tuesdays, 12 to 2 p.m. tea and goodies included.

– Square and Round Dancing, Tuesday (plus) 7 to 9:30 p.m. and Wednesday (beginner/mainstream) 7 to 9:30 p.m. (September to May)

– Zumba Gold, Monday and Thursday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

– Pool/snooker, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

– Beginner line dancing, Thursday 1:45 to 2:45 p.m.

– Beginner Plus, Thursday, 2:45 to 4 p.m.

– Intermediate line dancing, Thursday 4 to 5:45 p.m.

– Bridge, Wednesday and Friday, 12 to 4 p.m.

– Synergy advanced line dancing, Sunday, 12:30 to 3:45 p.m., and Thursday, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. High improver intermediate class, Thursday 8 to 10 p.m.

– Mexican Train Dominoes and more. Play games on the second and fourth Thursday of each month 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• You’ve Gotta Have Friends: The local initiative to foster a sense of community and belonging is located at 20510 Fraser Hwy. Contact: 604-533-6546. Info: youvegottahavefriends.ca.

• 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.

• Health Equipment Loan Program HELP: Canadian Red Cross program, provides short-term loans of medical equipment. 106 – 20530 Langley Bypass. Info: 604-532-2282.

• 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.

• Meals on Wheels – The non-profit society provides meals for those unable to cook for themselves whether due to age or infirmity. Available temporarily, such as post-surgery. Volunteer drivers are also wanted. Meal delivery takes place Monday to Friday 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A route usually takes about 90 minutes. 20414 Douglas Cres. 604-533-1679.

• 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 to $7. RSVP in advance to the number listed. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aldergrove

– Fox & Hounds Pub, 26444 32nd Ave.: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. RSVP: 604-533-1679. $7.

– Otter Co-Op: 3600 248 St.: 2nd Monday of the month. RSVP: 604-857-7725.

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

– Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Cres.: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. RSVP: 604-514-2940.

– Flourishing Chinese Restaurant, 20472 Fraser Hwy.: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. RSVP: 604-514-2940. $6.

North Langley

– Walnut Grove Community Centre, 8889 Walnut Grove Dr. 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. RSVP: 604-882-0408. $6.

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, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 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, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Drop in for a cup of coffee or a game of pool at 20473 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., 8:30 p.m. Info: 604-434-3933 or 604-533-2600.

• Healthy Living Bag – City residents can pick up a bag of fruits and vegetables for $5 on the first Tuesday of the month. Pick up is six days later. Order through the Douglas Recreation Centre, 604-514-2865, City recreation services, 604-514-2940, or the Langley Seniors’ Resource Centre, 604-530-3020. Pick up at the Douglas Centre or the seniors centre.

• Home educators – The Langley Home Educators Association holds monthly meetings in the Walnut Grove Lutheran Church, 20530 88th Ave. Non-members welcome. Info: Lisa, lheagroup@gmail.com.

Mondays

• Aldergrove Toastmasters Leaders Club meets first and third Monday each month, 6:45-8 p.m., in upstairs room on the far right, 26245 – 28th Ave. Info: president Millie McConnell, 604-825-3334.

• Chess Club: All ages are invited to play Mondays 7 to 10 p.m. at the Brookswood Seniors Centre, 19899 36th Ave. Info: 604-530-4232.

• Hominum: The Hominum Fraser Valley chapter is a support and discussion group to help gay, bi- or questioning men. It meets the last Monday of each month (April 29). Info: Art, 604-462-9813 or email aapearson@shaw.ca.

• Osteoporosis Canada: The Langley branch meets on the second Monday of the month (third on holiday weekends) from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Langley Seniors’ Resource Centre, 20605 51B Ave. Everyone welcome. Info: 604-533-4187. Next meeting: May 13, June 10.

Tuesdays

• 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, music, travel, and more at no cost to the parents. The group meets Tuesdays, 6:20 to 9 p.m. at Blacklock Elementary, 5100 206th St. Info: www.2277rcacc.com/.

• Bladder cancer support group: Regional group meets on the third Tuesday of the month in the Bonsor Recreation Complex second floor board room, 6550 Bonsor Ave. in Burnaby at 7:30 p.m. Info: bladdercancercanada.org.

• ESL Classes – Free English as a second language classes every Tuesday, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, 2035 264th St. All are welcome, no charge. Info: 604-856-5393.

• FLCC Silver Dragons dragon boat team meet in Ft. Langley (parking lot behind the Fort Pub) every Tuesday. This group of senior women in their 70s paddle on the Bedford Channel. We are a recreational group padding for fun and exercise, and we welcome new members. Please contact Gay at 604-833-1798 or Lynda at 604-536-7433 for further information.

• Fort Langley Community Association: Meets on the third Tuesday of the month in the community hall, 9167 Glover Rd., at 7:30 p.m. Info: info@fortlangleycommunity.com.

• Langley Elks Lodge 259: Check out the service club with an emphasis on helping children. Meetings are on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 8 p.m. RSVP: 604-200-8569 or langleyelks@gmail.com. Info: www.fb.com/LangleyElks or www.elks-canada.org.

• Langley Newcomers and Friends – a non-profit, community-minded organization for women. Meet first Tuesday of every month, Sept. to June, at Southwinds Estate clubhouse, 21164 88th Ave. Info: Felicity 604-427-4009 or Langleynewcomers@gmail.com.

• Langley Senior Ladies Golf – weather permitting, tee time is 8:30 a.m. at Langley Golf Centre, 4343 – 216th St., to Sept. 24. Registration forms at the pro shop. Info: Marie at marie7dianna@gmail.com or Gurin at gurin.d54@gmail.com

• People in Pain Network: A peer-led support group meets on the third Tuesday of the month, April 16, at the Church of the Valley, 23589 Old Yale Rd. Find out about resources and support in the community to help chronic pain sufferers. Info: fraservalley@pipain.com, 1844-747-7246 or www.pipain.com.

• Toastmasters Langley 2743: Meets Tuesdays, 6:50 to 9 p.m. at the Timms Community Centre multipurpose room 2. Free drop in for three meetings to learn about the public speaking group. for 19 and older. Info: langleytoastmasters2743@gmail.com.

• Small Animal Rescue Society: Mature, reliable volunteers needed to help at the rabbit shelter in Aldergrove Saturdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or alternate Tuesdays 5 to 7 p.m. Own transportation required. Info: Muriel, 604-530-3297.

• 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 6:30 p.m. The group involves business networking, business practices, health, safety and more. Reservations and info: Eleanor, 604-530-7304 or vwmeveningchapter@gmail.com.

• Vintage Riders Equestrian Club: The club for horse enthusiasts meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month in St. Andrew’s Church, 9025 Glover Rd. First meeting free. Membership: $56/year. Info: vintage-equestrian.ca.

Wednesdays

• Aldergrove Art Club meets every Wednesday, 1-4 p.m., at the OAP Hall, 3015 – 273rd St.

• Classics Book Club – Join the lively discussion and get acquainted with the great books of world literature. Meets on the first Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m., at Murrayville Library. Coffee provided.

• 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.

• Fraser South Rhodo Society – meet 3rd Wed./month, Sept. to May., 7:30-9 p.m., at Langley Mennonite Church hall, 20997 – 40th Ave. No initial cost. Membership small fee. Monthly Speaker followed by shared desserts and coffee; plant sales and raffles. Info: call Ginny at 604-857-4136 or email vfearing@fearing.ca.

• Langley Quilters’ Guild meets 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: Kathleen, 604-597-6414, or www.langleyquiltersguild.com.

• Toastmasters Murrayville meets twice a month at the new Seventh-day Adventist Church, 23589 Old Yale Rd. (no affiliation), at 7 p.m. Learn public speaking and communication skills. Info: www.murrayvilletoastmasters.org or murrayvilletoastmasters@gmail.com.

Thursdays

• 746 Lightning Hawk Air Cadets: Youth between ages 12-18 are welcome to join the squadron. Training is Thursdays from 6:30-9:15 p.m. at the cadets Hangar 5 at the Langley Regional Airport, September to June. Info: www.746lightninghawk.com.

• Collectors Club – Meets first Thursday each month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Do you have a historical object that has special meaning to you, or are you a collector? Share your interest and latest finds. Contact Dennis at the library, or email dneumann@fvrl.bc.ca.

• GRASP: Peer-to-peer bereavement support group for individuals who have lost a loved one to substance use meets first Thursday of each month, 6 p.m. in the Cloverdale Recreation Centre room 206, 6188 176th St. Info: Heather, 604-616-4800 or grasphelp.org. Starts March 1.

• Langley Field Naturalists: The non-profit ecological group meets on the third Thursday of the month at the Langley Community Music School, 4899 207th St., at 7:15 p.m. Info: langleyfieldnaturalists.org.

• 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. Learn about the service club that helps locally and internationally.

• Langley Amateur Radio Association – Meets first Thursday of month, 7 p.m., at Brookswood firehall #5-20355 32nd Ave. Coffee and sweets provided. Info, email: Don dondee@shaw.ca.

• SMART Recover Family and Friends Group: Meets on the first and third Thursday of each month in the United Churches of Langley, 21562 Old Yale Rd. (formerly Sharon United) Meetings run 7 to 8:30 p.m. For those who are affected by the substance abuse, alcohol abuse, or other addictions of a loved one. 19 and older. Free. Info: langleySMARTgroup@gmail.com or www.smartrecovery.org. Dates: March 7, March 21.

Saturdays

• Prostate cancer support: The regional support group normally meets on the last Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14644 72nd Ave., but next meeting will be on May 4, with guest speaker Glenda Standeven. Open to men diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer, spouses and guests. Info: pccnsurrey.ca or 604-594-5257.

• Old Time Dances: at OAP Hall, 3015 273rd St., 1-4 p.m. Cost $6. Includes coffee/tea and snacks.

Sundays

• Guys ’N’ Gals Square Dance Club – Classes 1-4 p.m. at Aldergrove OAP #71 Hall, 3015 273rd St. First three classes free to new dancers or $7 at door. Tickets $35 at www.bluefrogstudios.ca.

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