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Langley Advance Times Arts Calendar: Jan. 31 edition

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Ongoing

Matilda The Musical: Brookswood Secondary’s musical theatre presents the Roald Dahl’s adaptation, Feb. 5 to 8, and Feb. 12 to 15, nightly at 7 p.m. Tickets $17 at https://bssmatilda.brownpapertickets.com/

Of the Fields, Langley: Langley Players Drama Club presentation is at 8 p.m on Wednesdays to Saturdays, Jan. 23 to Feb. 15 and at 2 p.m. Sundays at 4307 200th St. Ticket: $20. Info: langleyplayers.com or 604-534-7469.

• Ukulele lessons: Langley Ukulele Ensemble lesson for families is 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 24 and Feb. 21 (builds on Jan. 24 session) at Yorkson Creek Middle School. Adult lessons are 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 31 at Yorkson Creek Middle School, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 15 (builds on Jan. 31 session) at Langley Fundamental Elementary. Info: langleyukes.com or 604-340-8537 (UKES) ext. 0.

• Jazz Fest rising stars: Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival is accepting applications for the annual Rising Star competition, a chance to earn a scholarship and win a paid performance during the multi-day festival in the village this coming July. Submission deadline March 31 at www.fortlangleyjazzfest.com.

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Saturday, Feb. 1

• Sam Tonning: Comedy show is at 8 p.m. on Feb. 1 at the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove Branch 265, 26607 Fraser Hwy.

• Brandon Isaak: Yukon musician performs at Porter’s Bistro Coffee & Tea House at 8 p.m. on Feb. 1.

• Mike Van Eyes performs at the Fort Pub & Grill, as part of the new Saturday Night Blues concert series introduced in September. 8 to 11 p.m. No cover at 9273 Glover Rd.

• One Table Langley: Community dinner being held at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 20098 72nd Ave. at 6 p.m. Tickets $5 through EventBrite.ca or by RSVPing before Jan. 31 by calling Stacey Wakelin at 778-808-8954.

CANCELLED – Year of the Rat: Muriel Arnason Library was set to host its 12th annual Chinese New Year celebration. But due to concerns around the coronavirus, it has been cancelled.

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Tuesday, Feb. 4

• Surrey Fiddlers dance: Fiddlers are holding an afternoon dance at Don Christian Rec Centre, 6220 184th St. in Surrey, (next to the school) from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Admission $4.

Friday, Feb. 7

• Gol Nu Get Mote Exhibition: At Fort Gallery’s latest show opens with a talk by former CBC Radio broadcaster, author, and Fort Langley historian Mark Forsythe explaining connection between exhibit and his book The Trail of 1858. 7 p.m. at 9048 Glover Rd.

Saturday, Feb. 8

• Her Brothers and Una Mey, Glass Forest: Doors open at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the all-ages concert in Fernridge Hall, 2426 200th St. Tickets: $15, at eventbrite.ca.

• Author Tanya E. Williams: Book signing is noon to 3 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the Coles store in Willowbrook Shopping Centre.

• Grand Koolios performs at the Fort Pub & Grill, as part of the new Saturday Night Blues concert series introduced in September. 8 to 11 p.m. No cover at 9273 Glover Rd.

• Built for the Future: Structures in the Cemetery: This session illustrates how cemeteries, which have always functioned as sites for storing and honouring the dead, currently serve a vital role as community resources for history, recreation, and ecological good health. 1 to 3 p.m. at Langley Centennial Museum. Fee: $15. Registration required at 604-532-3536 or email museum@tol.ca.

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Feb. 14

• Neil Osborne: 54-40 frontman performs at the Bez Arts Hub at 8 p.m. on Feb. 14. Tickets: $38. Info: www.bezartshub.com/.

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Libraries

Programs are free unless noted otherwise.

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

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

– Knit and Crochet Nights: For knitters and crocheters of all abilities and ages. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

• 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.

– Friends of the Library: 1 to 2 p.m. on Feb. 18.

– Titles and Tea Book Club: 2 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 18.

– Chinese New Year: Enjoy lion dance and folk dance, a special sign language performance, calligraphy demonstration, and goodies. Free event in partnership with the Tzu Chi charity foundation and Tu Vien Chan Nguyen Temple. 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 2.

– Langley Weavers and Spinners Guild: New members and all skill levels welcome. Meets 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Feb. 6.

• 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

– Collector Club: Meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month (except in July and August). Chat with other collectors of items new and old. Learn about community resources and more. Free.

– Tween Tuesday: For Grades 5 to 8. Learn about the FVRL Playground and other creative projects. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

– Art Club: Bring current art projects and supplies, and join other artists in a fun, supportive environment. Meets Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.

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

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Honouring history

• Aldergrove Telephone Museum, 3190 271st 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

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Out and about

• 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.

• Surrey Square Wheelers: Wednesday: beginner/mainstream level 7 p.m. $5 and $6 for guests. At the Brookswood Seniors Centre, 19899 36th Ave. Info: mwilson.ssw@gmail.com, 604-534-0863 or 604-916-0653, surrey.squaredance.bc.ca.

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Mondays

• 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 susan.black@shaw.ca.

• Fraser Valley Symphony: Positions available (violin, viola, and string bass), but other interested musicians are invited to inquire. Grade 8 RCM or equivalent required. Rehearsals are Monday 7:15 p.m. at Abbotsford Traditional School. Info: lindsaymellor@hotmail.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: thelangleyconcertband@gmail.com or 604-513-8927. All instruments welcome. Musicians must have a minimum one year playing their instrument and a love of music.

• Senior Opus Singers: No experience is necessary. Group performs at retirement facilities and familiar tunes from days gone by. Rehearsals are Monday afternoons at the Renaissance Retirement Resort, 6676 203rd St., from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Info: senioropussingers@gmail.com.

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Tuesdays

• 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. $5. No experience needed and no partner required. Info: Louise 604 987 3792, mlmurphy@telus.net or lonotera@shaw.ca.

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Wednesdays

• Creative Compass Society: Open mike events every second Wednesday at Maria’s Gelato, Fort Langley. Music starts at 3 to 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: @creativecompasssociety.

• Langley Community Chorus: Join the 80-voice choir that rehearses Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. The chorus is seeking male tenors. Info: membership@langleychorus.org.

• 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: Kim, 778-840-0322, 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! New members accepted September and January. Rehearsals are every Wednesday at R.E. Mountain Secondary School band room. 7:15-9:15 p.m. Info: opusonewomenschoir@gmail.com.

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Thursdays

• 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, jamonce@shaw.ca 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 (nancygleeson@gmail.com 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.

• South Fraser Community Band – Intermediate band looking for new members (Surrey-White Rock-Langley-Aldergrove-Abbotsford). Meet in the music room of Elgin Park Secondary School, 13484 24th Ave., Surrey. Rehearsals are from 7:45 to 9:45 p.m. Info: President Bob Butula at 604-502-0456.

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Fridays

• Partners Bridge – Every Friday except the second Friday of each month, at 7 p.m. at Aldergrove’s OAP Hall. Cost is $2.

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Saturdays

Old-time dances: OAP hall, 3015 273rd St., has Saturday dances from 1 to 4 p.m. $6, includes snacks and tea/coffee.

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Sundays

• Guys ’N Gals Square Dance Club – Dance classes every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the OAP Hall, 3015 273rd St. The first three classes are free to new dancers, $7 at the door.

• Open mike: Artful Dodger Pub, 2364 200th St., has four-hour open mike with a pro host/sound tech starting at 6 p.m. All ages until 9 p.m.

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