• Income tax clinics: People can obtain help completing their tax returns at clinics that run March 16 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.
• Preston Manning: He will speak at the Mel Smith Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on March 14 in the Northwest Building of the Trinity Western University campus. Free admission. Reception to follow. Topic: Christian faith and political discourse.
March 15, 16, 17
• Rescue dog adoption: Emabrace a Discarded Animal Society will have 60 dogs for adoption at the PetSmart Langley from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 15 and 16, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 17.
• Downsizing workshop: tips for moving to a smaller space or decluttering at a free workshop from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on March 20 at the Langley Seniors Resource Centre, 20605 51B Ave. RSVP requested: 604-530-3020, but drop-ins welcome.
• Enchanted Forest: Metro Vancouver’s free event is 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 21 at Aldergrove Regional Park, 27240 8th Ave. Free. All ages. Bring food to roast over a campfire. See the new nature discovery area and go on a one-hour nature quest.
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
• Virtual reality playtime: For those 10 and older or 48 inches or taller. Must register in advance at 604-514-2850 or stop by the Langley City Library. Those 18 and younger must have a signed parental waiver. Try virtual reality between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on March 16.
• 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
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., March 19, 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.,
• 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
• 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.
• Meditation: Heartfulness Meditation free masterclass has weekly sessions. Info: Judith, 604-533-1172 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Langley Hospice Society Hospice centre is at 20660 48th Ave. Society offers programs for all ages. Info: 604-530-1115 or email@example.com. Youth bereavement programs:
• Kids Connect, drop-in program for ages four to nine years. Includes free play, arts and crafts, group games, snacks and story time. Registration is required. The program will run the second Wednesday of the month during the school year, beginning March 13.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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, and 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.
• 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 Seniors Centre, 19899 36th Ave.: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. RSVP: 604-590-3888.
• Parish of St. George Church, 9160 Church St.: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. RSVP: 604-888-7782.
• 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.
• Walnut Grove Community Centre, 8889 Walnut Grove Dr. 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. RSVP: 604-882-0408. $6.
• 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 email@example.com.
• 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com.
• 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 (March 25). Info: Don, 604-329-9760, or Art, 604-462-9813.
• 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. No meetings June, July and August.
• 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.
• Langley Newcomers and Friends: The non-profit, community-minded group for women of all ages meets September to June at the Southwinds Estates Clubhouse, 21164 88th Ave., on the first Tuesday of the month. Info: Felicity, 604-427-4009 or firstname.lastname@example.org. New members welcome.
• 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.
• 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: email@example.com.
• 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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.
• People in Pain Network: A peer-led support group meets on the third Tuesday of the month 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: email@example.com, 1844-747-7246 or www.pipain.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: www.fb.com/LangleyElks or www.elks-canada.org.
• 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/.
• 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 email@example.com.
The daytime chapter meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Sunrise Golf and Banquet Centre, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost: $25 for members, $28 for non-members, $30 late reservation/drop in fee. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Toastmasters The Murrayville Club 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 email@example.com.
• Langley Quilters’ Guild Members meet 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Langley Lions Club Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at West Langley Hall, 9402 208th St. Info: 604-888-1434 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn about the service club that helps locally and internationally.
• Prostate cancer support: The regional support group meets on the last Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14644 72nd Ave. Open to men diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer, spouses and guests. Info: pccnsurrey.ca or 604 594-5257.