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• BC Songwriters’ Showcase: LaRaine hosts a showcase and open mic evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the NY’s Indian Grill & Bar, 20204 Fraser Hwy. Open mic sign-up in person, first come, first on stage. Various local members of the BC Songwriters’ Showcase Association will take the stage. Dates: April 17, May 1, May 15, May 29, June 12, June 26. Info: bcsongwriters.ca.
• Imprint juried art exhibition at the Fort Gallery, 9048 Glover Road, runs to April 28.
• Dancing at Lughnasa, by Irish playwright Brian Friel, is being presented until May 11 by Langley Players Drama Club at the Langley Playhouse at 4307 – 200th St., Brookswood. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, with Sunday matinées at 2 p.m.
Langley International Film Festival features four award-winning films, six documentaries, and a montage of students’ short subjects. Screenings each day, with question-and-answer sessions with directors and producers. Opening night reception is with producers, directors, and actors. All screenings azre at Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort Langley. Tickets at $10, or $35 for the whole festival, at www.langleyschooldistrictfoundation.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2-4 p.m. – students from Langley Fine Arts, Brookswood, RE Mountain, and Langley Secondary present their works, followed by a Q and A.
4-4:30 p.m. – Presentation by filmmaker, producer, director, and teacher John Pozer.
4:30-5:30 p.m. – Reception
6:30-8 p.m. – Indian Horse. Director in attendance.
1-3 p.m. – When the Storm Fades.
3:30-5 p.m. – Blackkklansman
6:30-8 p.m. – Bohemian Rhapsody.
• Bradner Flower Show – Celebrating all things gardening. Bradner is the “Daffodil Capital of Canada” and this is the flower show’s 91st year! View 100’s of varieties of daffodils, plus plants, flowers, shrubs, crafts, art, music & special speakers. Homemade food and baking. Fun for the whole family. Special guest is Global TV’s Kasia Bodurka, Apr 12, 1:30 p.m. Proceeds from cut flower sales donated to Abbotsford Regional Hospital & Cancer Centre. Bradner Hall is at 5305 Bradner Road, Abbotsford. More info at: email@example.com, facebook.com/bradnerhall or call 604-856-8441. Show runs 10 am to 5 pm daily. Admission: $2.
• Grammy award-winning jazz duo in Rose Gellert Hall, Langley Community Music School, 7:30 pm. Two premier jazz pianists and composers, Renee Rosnes and Bill Charlap, will fly in from New York City to perform in Langley. Tickets: $50 for adults, $44 for seniors and $32 for students.
• Newsies, the Broadway musical, is being presented by Theatre in the Grove at Walnut Grove Secondary School. Evening performance begins 7 p.m., special matinee performance 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. Tickets online at theatreinthegrove.brownpapertickets.com.
• 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.
Spring Painting Exhibition and Sale at Fort Langley Community Hall, 9167 Glover Road. Original watercolours, acrylics, oils, and pastels. 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Free admission. Meet the artists. Sponsors include BC Arts Council, Arts Council of Surrey, Langley Arts Council, and Fort Langley Community Hall Association.
• Ceilidh: The monthly live music gathering is at 7 p.m. in St. Andrew’s Church Hall, 9025 Glover Rd. Tickets: $5 at the door and include tea biscuits and jam. For performing opportunities, contact Jack Williamson, 604-888-7925 or firstname.lastname@example.org. April 18
• Community Passover “Seder” – Two young Rabbi’s, Meir Deren and Bentzion Schtroks, are coming from New York to bring the Passover Holiday experience to Langley’s Jewish community. Gourmet dinner will be catered by the Maple Grill, with Israeli wine. The event is being held in the Best Western Plus Langley Hotel. RSVP at Bschtroks@gmail.com, or visit c4j.ca/LangleyPassover Seder.
• Porter’s Bistro presents Inglewood, 7-10 p.m. 21572 – 46A Ave.
• 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.
• 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.
April 29 & May 13
• A Quilt for Mum – Anyone interested in sewing (and a free lunch) can help puty togther lap quilts to donate to Fort Langley Seniors Community Home. Classes held Mondays, April 29 (Piecing the Quilt) and May 13 (Quilting the Layered Quilt), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All supplies provided; just bring uyourself and a sewing machine. Pre-registration required through A Great Notion Supply Ltd. – call 604-575-9028 or online at agreatnotion.com.
• Juno-nominated singer-songwriter Chelsea Amber comes to Bez Arts Hub, #102 20230 64th Ave., 7-9 p.m., in support of her new album, “Face the Waves.” Supports Compassion Canada. Tickets at www.frontofthelineproductions.com.
• Metro Vancouver grants up to $10,000 per project is available to arts and culture organizations for regional projects. The grants support research creation, production, dissemination, audience development, project staff and/or administrative capacity building. Completed applications must be submitted by 4 p.m., May 15. Download application at www.metrovancouver.org/cultural-grants.
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
– 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 email@example.com.
• Walnut Grove Library, 8889 Walnut Grove Dr. 604-882-0410.
• 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.
• Surrey Museum 17710 56A Ave., 604-592-6956 surrey.ca/heritage
Out and about
• 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.
• Brookswood Senior Centre, 19899 36th Ave., offers lots of activities:
– 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)
– 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.
– 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.
• Langley Children’s Choir: For talented young singers in Grades 4-7 for the 2017/18 season. Contact Patti Thorpe at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and audition times.
• Surrey Square Wheelers: Wednesday: beginner/mainstream level 7 p.m. $5. New dancers receive three free evenings. At the Brookswood Seniors Centre, 19899 36th Ave. Info: email@example.com, 604-534-0863 or 604-916-0653, surrey.squaredance.bc.ca.
• Langley Garden Club: Regular meetings are the second Monday each month at the United Churches of Langley (formerly Sharon United), 216th Street and 48th Avenue at 7 p.m. with parlor show, speaker and refreshments. Drop-ins are welcome. Info: langleygardenclub.com.
• Port Kells Art Club: Offers classes. All levels of experience welcome. In oils and acrylics. Annual membership: $30. The club holds two art shows annually. Meets September to June at 20701 Fraser Hwy. Info: Susan Black, 604-592-2357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Fraser Valley Symphony: Positions available (violin, viola and string bass) but other interested musicians are invited to enquire. Grade 8 RCM or equivalent required. Rehearsals are Monday 7:15 p.m. at Aldergrove Community Secondary. Info: email@example.com.
• Langley Concert Band accepts new members (teens and adults) with at least one year of musical experience and meets Mondays 7-9 p.m. in the R.E. Mountain Secondary band room, 7755 202A St. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-513-8927. All instruments welcome. Musicians must have a mininum one year playing their instrument and a love of music.
• Senior Opus Singers: No experience is necessary, only a love of singing. The group does familiar tunes from days gone by and meets Tuesday afternoons at the Renaissance Retirement Resort, 6676 203 St., at 2 to 3:30 p.m. Info: email@example.com.
• Scottish Country Dancing: The first lesson is free. Check out the lively dancing. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. The group meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Fort Langley Community Hall. Info: Rebecca, 604-530-0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Creative Compass Society hosts open mike events every second Wednesday at Maria’s Gelato, Fort Langley. Music starts at 7 p.m. Myles of Smiles is dedicated to musician Myles Seib who died of a brain tumour at 29. Performers wanted for upcoming events. Info: www.creative-compass.com.
• Langley Community Chorus: Join the 80-voice choir that rehearses Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. The chorus is seeking male tenors. Info: email@example.com.
• South Fraser Pipes and Drums: The group meets Wednesdays 7 to 9 p.m. at Coghlan Hall. Potential members welcome. Info: Nancy, 604-782-9975.
• Music@Midweek: Free concerts are at noon in the Langley auditorium of Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
• 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.
• Langley Camera Club: Meets 7 p.m. at Fort Langley Community Hall, 9167 Glover Rd., on 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wed. of each month. All levels of photographers and newcomers welcome. Info: 604-532-9212.
• Opus One Women’s Choir – Accepting new members. No audition or experience required, only the love of singing! If singing is for you, Opus One Women’s Choir is sure to make your heart sing! Rehearsals every Wednewsday at R.E. Mountain Secondary School choir room. 7:15-9:15 p.m. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Square dancing: Adult beginner classes are at the Brookswood Seniors’ Centre, 19899 36th Ave., 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. Info.: 604-838-8821, email@example.com or www.surrey.squaredance.bc.ca.
• Langley Writers’ Guild meets 10 a.m.-noon on the first, second, and fourth Thursdays of the month at St. Joseph’s Hall, 20676 Fraser Hwy. All genres. Meets September to June. The group will consider one evening meeting per month if there is interest. Info: Deanna, 604-530-0951.
• Central Valley Community Pipe Band: The band is accepting new pipers and drummers of all levels. Meets Wednesday evenings at Coghlan Community Hall. An 8-week beginners’ program will be offered in the new year. Contact Nancy Gleeson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-782-9975).
• Men’s a cappella group: New members welcome to the group that meets Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. at 20525 72nd Ave. Info: Gord, 604-530-4795.
Old time dances: O.A.P. hall, 3015 273rd St., has Saturday dances from 1 to 4 p.m. $6, includes snacks and tea/coffee.