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Applications open for everyone in B.C, only top nine will be selected for the in-person competition. Work of the participants might be showcased in the exhibition, which will open on the competition day, Feb. 22.

Langley Art Council hosts novel live portrait painting competition

Top nine artists from anywhere in B.C. will paint in front of public with a set time limit

Ellie King directed a theatrical adaptation of Nick Hall’s <em>Eat Your Heart Out</em>. The dinner theatre will be performed at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Longtime Langley resident takes her theatre show to Surrey

She couldn’t find a space in Langley to hold the performances

Inga Kruse’s latest children’s book is once again set in Squamish and centres around her main characters, including Lou and Rocky, and a travelling carnival show that comes to town. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Inga Kruse pens 2nd Squamish mystery for kids

Murrayville author releases another book in her series, written for middle-graders

  • Jan 16, 2022
Aldergrove’s Jordyn Croft has penned two books, one that portrays her emotional support dog, Harlow, a Bernese Mountain dog. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

New author tackles tough subjects

Young Aldergrove woman pens 2 books to help people understand obsessive compulsive disorder

  • Jan 15, 2022
Aldergrove’s Jordyn Croft has penned two books, one that portrays her emotional support dog, Harlow, a Bernese Mountain dog. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Community Music School will welcome Elizabeth Bergmann and her husband Marcel for a musical show named, Voyages. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Internationally recognized piano duo perform in Langley

A performance next Saturday features original composition and arrangments by Marcel Bergmann

Langley Community Music School will welcome Elizabeth Bergmann and her husband Marcel for a musical show named, Voyages. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Nicholas Read is a retired journalist and a former journalism professor who wrote a book about Langley’s wildlife rehabilitation centre. “Caring for Critter” is his 12th book about nature and wildlife. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Former journalist released a book about Langley’s wildlife sanctuary

Caring for Critter is B.C.’s only facility specializing in the care of mammals.

Nicholas Read is a retired journalist and a former journalism professor who wrote a book about Langley’s wildlife rehabilitation centre. “Caring for Critter” is his 12th book about nature and wildlife. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Chef Dez

CHEF DEZ ON COOKING – Making culinary resolutions for 2022

Offering some tips for changing up meal making and more this new year

  • Jan 5, 2022
Chef Dez
Jonny Harris, host of CBC's Still Standing, was in Hope in the summer of 2021 to shoot an episode of the show's seventh season. (Jonny Harris/Facebook)

Hope episode kicks off 7th season of CBC’s Still Standing

New season shot under strict COVID-19 pandemic protocols

Jonny Harris, host of CBC's Still Standing, was in Hope in the summer of 2021 to shoot an episode of the show's seventh season. (Jonny Harris/Facebook)
Send your cooking questions via email to Chef Dez at: dez@chefdez.com

ON COOKING: Chef Dez offers ideas to add flavour to polenta

Cornmeal can be a side dish instead of potatoes

  • Dec 27, 2021
Send your cooking questions via email to Chef Dez at: dez@chefdez.com
Karen Zukas is executive director of the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival.

Big band dance on hold

Fort Langley jazz fest organizers had to cancel a music and dancing event due to COVID restrictions

  • Dec 21, 2021
Karen Zukas is executive director of the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival.
A home on Billy Brown Road in Fort Langley has a welcoming holiday display. (Wout Bruwer/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

INTERACTIVE MAP: Tour the Christmas light displays of Langley

Annual Langley Advance Times listing of holiday light displays and events, updated Dec. 16

A home on Billy Brown Road in Fort Langley has a welcoming holiday display. (Wout Bruwer/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The original Santa castle at Guildford Town Centre, before fire destroyed the structure in 1993. (File photo)
The original Santa castle at Guildford Town Centre, before fire destroyed the structure in 1993. (File photo)
TWU art students are showcasing creative work at the new Jacobson Hall Emerging Artist Gallery on campus. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Student artists turn a lounge area into a pop-up art exhibition

Two years in the making, emerging artist gallery opens in a Trinity Western University dormitory

  • Dec 15, 2021
TWU art students are showcasing creative work at the new Jacobson Hall Emerging Artist Gallery on campus. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bez Arts Hub presents a matinee and evening showing of Christmas Tales Saturday. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Christmas Tales cued up in Langley

Bez Arts Hub is hosting two showing Saturday of their Christmas pageant

Bez Arts Hub presents a matinee and evening showing of Christmas Tales Saturday. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Country music artist Dallas Smith is scheduled to perform at the Abbotsford Centre on June 4. (Submitted photo)

Langley’s Dallas Smith coming to Abbotsford Centre in June

Award winning country music artist touring Canada this summer

Country music artist Dallas Smith is scheduled to perform at the Abbotsford Centre on June 4. (Submitted photo)
The Rose Gellert String Quartet will be performing seasonal favourites, and the concert will last approximately one hour. Because of limited capacity, tickets will not be available at the door. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley school’s string quartet share music for the season

The Rose Gellert Hall will come alive with holiday favourites on Friday

The Rose Gellert String Quartet will be performing seasonal favourites, and the concert will last approximately one hour. Because of limited capacity, tickets will not be available at the door. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A pair of local authors, including Bruce Kilby, are launching the third novel in their Fangor the Dragon series this weekend at a Langley coffeeshop. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

WIN!: Third novel in dragon trilogy takes flight

Authors and illustrator host Sunday book launch

  • Dec 10, 2021
A pair of local authors, including Bruce Kilby, are launching the third novel in their Fangor the Dragon series this weekend at a Langley coffeeshop. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Christmas Fun is a roundup of holiday events in Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Christmas Fun: holiday calendar updated Dec. 10, 2021

Also watch for non-holiday events in our community calendar and our interactive Christmas light map

Christmas Fun is a roundup of holiday events in Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)
Pre-COVID, Langley Ukulele Ensemble performed numerous Christmas shows. Last year, that was all but put on hold. This year, they’re back with limitations. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

’Tis the season for music

Langley Ukulele Society returns, in-person, with its annual Christmas concert Saturday

Pre-COVID, Langley Ukulele Ensemble performed numerous Christmas shows. Last year, that was all but put on hold. This year, they’re back with limitations. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Due to pandemic, there was no Christmas parade in Aldergrove in 2020, but the community event will return again this Saturday – with COVID safety protocols in place and spectators asked to keep a safe social distance. (Black Press Media files)

Light Up Parade returns to Aldergrove Saturday evening

Dozens of floats, thousands of spectators expected to be part of holiday festivities starting at 6

  • Dec 10, 2021
Due to pandemic, there was no Christmas parade in Aldergrove in 2020, but the community event will return again this Saturday – with COVID safety protocols in place and spectators asked to keep a safe social distance. (Black Press Media files)