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Langley Community Calendar: Sept. 11, 2019 edition

Watch for the community calendar in Wednesday’s print edition and the arts calendar published Fridays

Ongoing

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

• Lawnbowling The Langley Lawnbowling Club invites people of all ages to try the sport. Drop-ins welcome Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 6:30 p.m. at 20471 54th Ave. Info: 604-514-2695 or 604-534-7465.

• Family Explorer Days Families can learn about science in everyday life. Free with registration. Sessions last one to two hours. For ages two to 12. Parent participation. Register in advance with number of children attending and their ages to learn@explorescienceclub.com. Sept. 14: Meet at 10 a.m. at Crescent Beach to explore marine life. Best suited for ages five to 12 but all are welcome. Sept. 28: light pollution and planet viewing with the Royal Astronomical Society. 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19: Ninja Sport Club for ages five and older. Can wear Halloween costumes. 1:30 p.m Info: www.facebook.com/events/167430987508314/.

• Climate change group Climate Crisis Langley Action Partners is focused on gathering ideas and input on how to tackle the issue locally. Info: climatecrisislangley@gmail.com or check the Facebook page.

• Junior zookeeping: Urban Safari Rescue Society course ofr ages 13 to 17 runs seven Saturdays from Sept. 21 to Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to noon Learn about animals, their behaviours, safety, animal husbandry, and more. The society cares for more than 350 exotic animals surrended by the public or found. $210 plus GST. Info: 604 531-1100, info@urbansafari.ca, or www.urbansafari.ca.

Thursday, Sept. 12

• Tournament of Hope: Gateway of Hope’s 13th annual golf tournament is at Redwoods Golf Course, 22011 88th Ave., starting at 10am on Sept. 12. Registration deadline is Aug. 30. Info: dand@gatewayofhope.ca or 604-514-7375.

Friday, Sept. 13

• 13th anniversary: Join You’ve Gotta Have Friends for a celebration 5 to 7:30 p.m. in McBurney Plaza on Sept. 13. Activities, food truck, Six Gun Romeo, and more.

Saturday, Sept. 14

• 2nd annual Mayor’s Gala with the Township of Langley Firefighters Charitable Association being held at Standard Aero, Langley. Tickets sold out. Info: https://tlfcs.org/mayors-gala-tickets/.

• Invasive plant removal: Join the Lower Mainland Green Team from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 14 in Routley Park, to remove blackberry, morning glory and other invasive plants. Instructions, tools, gloves, and refreshments provided. Sign up in advance at https://www.meetup.com/The-Lower-Mainland-Green-Team/events/263788118/.

• New2U: Langley Lodge Auxiliary sale features clothing, jewelry and household items, and runs 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 5451 204th St on Sept. 14. Proceeds benefit lodge residents.

• Ivy pull: JFrom 10a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 14, volunteers will remove ivy from Brae Island Regional Park, 9451 Glover Rd. Sign up at outreach@drbipa.org to allow for planning (supplies and snacks).

• Brae Island: Public can join the Langley Field Naturalists for a walk on Brae Island on Sept. 14. Meet at 9 a.m. at the regional park, 9451 Glover Rd. Bring snacks and refreshments. Info and RSVP: 604-888-1571.

Sept. 14 and 15

• CARES Adopt-a-thon: Non-profit, no kill shelter has an adopt-a-thon 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 14 and 15 at its adoption centre in the Langley PetSmart. Shelter is overrun with kittens but cats of all ages available. Volunteers able to do same-day adoptions for most people. Info: www.carescatshelter.com.

Sunday, Sept. 15

• Terry Fox Runs: Langley City registration starts at 9 a.m. with the run at 10 a.m. Based at Douglas Park. 1k, 5k and 10k routes. Aldergrove run is 9 a.m. for registration and 10 a.m. for the run. Happens at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre. 2k, 5k and 10k routes. Walnut Grove run opens registration at 8:30 a.m. with the run at 10:30 a.m. Offering 5k and 10k routes and based at the Walnut Grove Community Centre. Info: terryfox.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

• Mandrake the Magician: Langley Heritage Society’s Sept. 17 speaker is Lon Mandrake, son of the famous magician. Starts at 7:30 p.m. in Milner Chapel, 6717 216th St. Public welcome.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

• Fall general meeting: Langley Seniors Community Action Table Sept. 18 meeting is open to all. It’s 10 a.m. to noon at the Langley Seniors Resource Centre, 20605 51B Ave. Bring any issues and topics for LSCAT to address. Register in advance by calling Sherri Martin at 604-780-3489 or Llyscat@gmail.com.

• Valley Women’s Association: Networking group luncheons resume Sept. 18 at the Langley Golf and Banquet Centre, 21550 44th Ave., at 11:30 a.m. $30 for members, $34 for guests and $37 for late registrations or drop-ins. Reserve at vwlangley.com.

Thursday, Sept. 19

• Scam prevention: Langley Seniors Community Action Table and Chartwell Langley Gardens workshop features RCMP and financial experts. Everyone is welcome at the session that goes 10 a.m. to 11 at Langley Gardens, 8888 202nd St., on Sept. 19. Free. Register in advance by calling Sherri Martin at 604-780-3489 or Llyscat@gmail.com.

Saturday, Sept. 21

• Brae Island vegetation and climate tour: Derby Reach Brae Island Parks Association hosts a walk with expert David Clements on the past and future of the island’s vegetation. Runs 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 21. RSVP: outreach@drbipa.org.

• Fishy Finale: Metro Vancouver event for all ages is free and runs noon to 3 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Glen Valley Regional Park, 9117 272 St. Learn about the life of pink salmon and try casting and fly tying. Must have a tidal licence (free online). Info: Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC.

• OWL and Boundary Bay Dike: Join the Langley Field Naturalists for a field trip to the bird rehabilitation facility and dike on Sept. 21. Meet at 10 a.m. at 3800 72nd Ave. $6 per person. After is a walk of the dikes to birdwatch. Bring lunch. Sign up in advance. Info and RSVP: 604-888-1571.

Saturday, Sept. 28

• Golden Ears Provincial Park: Langley Field Naturalists field trip on Sept. 28 will feature the Spirea Nature Trail and Lower Falls trails. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the parking lot entrance (just past the goat). Bring lunch. Sign up in advance. Info and RSVP: 604-219-2043.

Volunteers & Donations

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

• Langley Emergency Program manages volunteer teams – Emergency Support Services and Emergency Communications Support. Contact Ginger at 604-514-2820 or ep@langleycity.ca.

• 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.

• Pos-Abilities is in immediate need of used equipment. If you have any used wheelchairs, scooters,walkers, etc. please visit https://pos-abilities.org/assistive-devices/ or call 604-961-0117.

Libraries

Programs are free unless noted otherwise.

• Aldergrove Library, 26770 29th Ave., 604-856-6415

• Building Challenge: From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 16, use LEGO, KEVA Planks and Magformers. Winner’s creations will be displayed in the library and posted on social media.

• Special Science Storytime and Crazy Experiments: Session on Sept. 18 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. is for Science Literacy Week. Storytelling and then Bibi Kearney has crazy experiments that anyone can do at home. Registration required.

• Slime Attack: Play mad scientist 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 with a squishy and slimy hour of experiments. Registration required.

• Birdwatching in the Fraser Valley: Join the Langley Field Naturalists on a journey through the Fraser Valley and learn where to find local birds, how to identify them and about biodiversity in a session Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.

• Coding with Ozobots: On Sept. 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. learn drag-and-drop coding for the library’s tiny robots.

• Eggs Away: Catapult building: Build a catapult and test how far it can propel an egg at a session Sept. 20 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sign up in advance.

• Knit & Crochet Clinic: Tuesday Knitting and Crocheting group meets at 1 p.m. Learn how to master the basics. Next gathering is Sept. 24.

• Knit & Crochet Clinic: Thursday Knitting and Crocheting group meets at 1 p.m. Learn how to master the basics. Next gathering is Sept. 26.

• Foodie Scavenger Hunt: Identify the type of food and where in the world it comes from to win. All ages welcome. Scavenger Hunt will go throughout the day on Sept. 28.

• Brookswood Library, 20045 40th Ave., 604-534-7055

• City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Cres., 604-514-2850

– Babytime, Mondays, 2 to 2:30 p.m.

– Storytime, Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

– LEGO Club, Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

– Close Knit Langley, Tuesdays, 2:30 to 5 p.m.

– Scrabble Club, Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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

• Muriel Arnason Library, #130 20338 65th Ave., 604-532-3590

• Storytime: Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11 a.m.

• Babytime: Help baby develop speech and language skills through bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories, and social bonding activity. Fridays, 10:30 to 11 a.m.

• Magformer Challenge: From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 16, test engineering abilities using Magfomers (magnetic building shapes) to build 3D shapes from the simple to the complex. Complete the challenge and receive an entry to win a prize. Drop in. For all ages.

• Cubetto Storytime: From 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 17, enjoy interactive storytime adventure with Cubetto; a friendly wooden robot that teaches children the basics of computer programming through stories and activities. Drop in. For ages two to six.

• Tween STEAM Challenge: Runs 3:30 to 4:30 pm on Sept. 17. Experiment, create, build, solve and play in this fun, hands-on and interactive program. Drop in format. For ages 10 to 14.

• PJ Storytime: Written in the Stars offers space themed stories and play 7 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 18. Kids can wear jammies, use the telescope, and make a craft. Registration required. Open to all ages.

• Keva Challenge: Build structures and shapes with Keva Planks on Sept. 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Complete the challenge and receive an entry to win a prize. Drop in and open to all ages.

• Murrayville Library, 22071 48th Ave., 604-533-0339

• Cribbage Club: Casual cribbage play on some of our vintage, jumbo cribbage boards. Drop in format from 6:30 to 8 p.m Mondays.

• Walnut Grove Library, 8889 Walnut Grove Dr., 604-882-0410

• Conversation Circles: Thursdays 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. on Thursdays.

• Babytime: Wednesdays, 9:30 to 10 a.m.

• Storytime: Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to noon.

Honouring history

• Aldergrove Telephone Museum, 3190 271 St., 604-857-0555, www.telephonemuseum.ca

• B.C. Farm Museum, 9131 King St., 604-888-2273, www.bcfma.com

• Canadian Museum of Flight, 5333 216th St. hangar 3, 604-888-3992, www.canadianflight.org

• Langley Centennial Museum, 9135 King St., 604-888-3922

• Fort Langley National Historic Site 23433 Mavis Ave., 604-513-4777

• Heritage CN Station: See the 1915 station, the heritage gardens, and vintage rail cars from noon to 4 p.m. weekends. Info: www.langleyheritage.ca. Volunteers needed Saturday and Sunday.

• Langley Memorial Hospital Museum: in Michaud House, 5202 204th St.

• Surrey Museum 17710 56A Ave., 604-592-6956 surrey.ca/heritage

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.

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

• 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.

• Church in the Valley 23589 Old Yale Rd., 1 to 8 p.m.

• 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 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 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 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 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.

• 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.

• Gamblers Anonymous: Call the 24-hour help line at 1-855-222-5542, or online at www.gabc.ca. People can also get help for problem gambling by contacting friend@gabc.ca.

• 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 (Sept. 30). Info: Art, email aapearson@shaw.ca, or call 604-477-9553.

• 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.

• Heartfulness Group Meditation: free every Monday at Douglas Rec Centre, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Masterclasses also available. Info: Judith, 604-533-1172, or email divinetraveller@gmail.com.

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 Fort Langley (parking lot behind the Fort Pub) every Tuesday. The recreational group of senior women in their 70s paddle on the Bedford Channel for fun and exercise. New members welcomed: for info call Gay at 604-833-1798 or Lynda at 604-536-7433.

• 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 Amateur Radio Association meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Cres. See website www.lngara.com for info.

• 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 at 10:30 a.m. in 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.

• Connect Now Aldergrove – A business networking group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Aldergrove’s White Spot restaurant, 3070 264th St. Reservations required through their website: https://www.connectnowbusinessnetwork.com/events/#!event/2016/3/23/connect-now-aldergrove.

• 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.

• Conversation Circles – At Aldergrove Library. Weekly discussions for those who are learning English and want to practice speaking with other people. Held in partnership with Langley Community Services Society. Please pre-register. From 10 a.m. to noon.

• GRASP: Peer-to-peer bereavement support group for individuals who have lost a loved one to substance use. Group 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.

Fridays

• Partners Bridge – Every Friday (except the second Friday of each month) at 7 p.m. at Aldergrove’s OAP hall.The cost is $2.

Saturdays

• 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.

• 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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