• 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: June 26. Info: bcsongwriters.ca.
• Sounds of Summer Concert Series – Wednesdays through July and August, 7 to 8 p.m., at McBurney Plaza, 20518 Fraser Hwy.Each week will feature a different artist or band playing a variety of music genres.
to June 23
• Fort Langley Artist Group (FLAG) opening season with Making An Entrance art exhibition at Flagstop Gallery, 23245 Mavis Ave. All art in the exhibit is for sale. FLAG’s 14 local artists specialize in water colour, acrylic, oils, pencil drawings, pottery, clay sculpture, mixed media, and more. The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
• The Langley Arts Council welcomes two exhibitions in the Aldergrove Community Kinsmen Centre. Artist Bob Gunning, who has a particular interest in the totem poles of the Pacific Northwest, especially those at Ninstints in Hauida Gwaii, has an exhibition of his work recording the history of the area.Sharing the main hall and foyer is a collection of black and white linocut prints by students of Aldergrove Community Secondary School.
to Sept. 1
• Our Living Languages exhibit, featuring First People’s Voices in B.C., runs at Langley Centennial Museum, 9135 King St.
Thursday, June 20
• Beavers, Lodges & Dams, Oh my! Ted Lightfoot, Langley’s 2018 Environmental Hero award recipient will lead a guided walk through Derby Reach Regional Park. The group will meet at the Houston Trailhead on McKinnon Crescent at 5:55 p.m. The walk begins at 6 p.m.
• Confessions of a Grocery Store Clerk – The Langley Arts Council, will present its youth musical theatre group’s production in the Kinsmen Community Centre. Admission is by donation. The performance will run from 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 22
• National Indigenous Peoples’ Day events at Fort Langley National Historic Site run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discover the roles played by Indigenous peoples at Fort Langley both then and now through demonstrations, storytelling, and hands-on activities. Highlights include Metis jig workshops with Lisa Shepherd at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., a traditional plants workshop at 11 a.m. with Deanna Miller, bannock-baking at 12 p.m. and a guided tour with Fern Gabriel at 1 p.m. Cost: $7.80/adult, $6.55/senior, annual pass holders and youth free. Traditional Plant workshop costs an additional $4.90.
• The Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society is celebrating National Indigenous People’s Day in Douglas Park from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
• Free Author Meet and Greet at Indigo Langley. Margret Cadwaladyr, Secret Garden. 12-3 p.m.
• 6th annual Strawberry Festival, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Driediger Farms Market, 23823 72nd Ave. Food and artisan market selling everything from home decor to apparel. Child-friendly, with facepainting, live entertainment, and food trucks for all to enjoy. Free parking and admission.
• Party in the Plaza – the first McBurney Plaza Summer Series event. Live music by Side One Band, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Play giant backyard games, snack on gourmet ice pops. The McBurney Plaza Summer Series is free, fully funded by the Downtown Langley Business Association and Langley City.
• Porsche owners and their sportscars from across Canada and the U.S. will gather at Porsche Centre Langley to kickstart the annual Porsche Rally charity drive to Whistler to raise funds for volunteer firefighters. President of Porsche Canada Marc Ouayoun will join the rally, form 8 to 10 a.m., at Porsche Centre Langley, 6016 Collection Dr. Register at www.porscherally.com.
Sunday, June 23
• Stay Gold Custom Car Show will be held at H.D. Stafford Middle School, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Free day at the Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience – from 6 to 8p.m. at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre, 27032 Fraser Hwy. The first 1,000 Co-op members to arrive during the day will receive free admission with a valid membership card. No registration needed. Info: Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Dive-In movie night – Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre presents The Secret Life of Pets – to watch from the wave pool or from an inflatable. Starts 8:30 p.m. Registration required (barcode #568085). Cost is $6.
Monday, June 24
• Art Critiques at Langley City Library, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Visual artists at every stage of their careers are invited to bring their artwork and receive constructive feedback from a professional artist, as well as the group. Sponsored by the Langley Arts Council.
Wednesday, June 26
• Spineless Wonders of Water & Land, at Campbell Valley Regional Park, from 10 a.m. to noon. Pond dip and net sweep for hidden invertebrates to find out why they’re so important to the park. For ages 19 years and over. $3 per person per session. Registration required: online code 7632 at www.metrovancouveronline.org, or call 604-432-6359.
• Walk the trails of Irene Pearce Park with the Langley Field Naturalists. The area was turned into a park after pressure was exerted by the Council of Ratepayers and Langley Field Naturalists. It is part of the Municipal Nature Park with the Little Campbell River flowing through it, and has stands of mature Douglas Fir. Meet at 7 p.m. in the parking lot at 224th Street and 5th Avenue. Call 604-576-7731.
Friday, June 28
• Movie in the Park starts at dusk in Douglas Park, 20550 Douglas Cres. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic baskets for a free outdoor movie. The 2019 Movie in the Park series features four evenings (June 28, July 19, Aug. 30, and Sept. 13). Info: city.langley.bc.ca/events.
• Book Swap at Langley City Library, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your new or gently used adult or children’s books to swap with others. For each book you bring, you can pick one book to swap and take home.
Saturday, June 29
• Free Author Meet and Greet at Indigo Langley. Lori Mok, Kiss My Curvy Assets. 12-3 p.m.
Saturday, July 6
• Free Author Meet and Greet at Indigo Langley. Eve Lazarus, Murder by Milkshake. 12-3 p.m.
Saturday, July 13
• Free Author Meet and Greet at Indigo Langley. John Maclachlan Gray, The White Angel. 12-3 p.m.
Sunday, July 14
• Mad Hatter Raspberry Tea Party, from noon to 3 p.m., at Driediger Farms, 23823 72nd Ave., in support of Langley Hospice Society. Info: 604-888-1665. www.langleyhospice.com/raspberrytea.
• A Community BBQ is being hosted by Cloverdale-Langley City MP JohnAldag at Douglas Park, 20550 Douglas Cres., from noon to 3 p.m. A ceremony will be held for Community Leadership Awards in Arts & Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Environment, Heritage, Seniors/Youth Advocacy, and Unsung Heroes categories. Nominations at http://www.johnaldagmp.ca/2019leaders close June 30.
Saturday, July 27
• Free Author Meet and Greet at Indigo Langley. Lindsay Wong, The Woo-Woo. 1-4 p.m.
• Community Climate Change meeting – Langley Environmental Partners Society will host their second community meeting on climate change, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Suite 201-4839 221st St. Youth especially invited. RSVP to Sheryl Mountenay at email@example.com.
Saturday, Aug. 10
• Free Author Meet and Greet at Indigo Langley. Robyn Harding, The Arrangement. 12-3 p.m.
Programs are free unless noted otherwise.
• Aldergrove Library, 26770 29th Ave., 604-856-6415
– The Great Gordini and his assistant Otto the Skunky Munky bring a show filled with magic tricks, wacky fun, and opportunities to participate on July 10, from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
– Poet Tiffany Stone present poems and rhymes about flaming flamingos, baa-a-ad animals, and rainbow coloured clothes on July 19, from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
• Brookswood Library, 20045 40th Ave., 604-534-7055
– The Great Gordini and his assistant Otto the Skunky Munky bring a show filled with magic tricks, wacky fun, and opportunities to participate on July 6, from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
– Poet Tiffany Stone present poems and rhymes about flaming flamingos, baa-a-ad animals, and rainbow coloured clothes on July 18, from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
• 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.
– The Great Gordini and his assistant Otto the Skunky Munky bring a show filled with magic tricks, wacky fun, and opportunities to participate on July 13, from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
– Poet Tiffany Stone present poems and rhymes about flaming flamingos, baa-a-ad animals, and rainbow coloured clothes on July 20, from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
• Fort Langley Library, 9167 Glover Rd., 604-888-0722
– The Great Gordini and his assistant Otto the Skunky Munky bring a show filled with magic tricks, wacky fun, and opportunities to participate on July 10, from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
• Muriel Arnason Library, #130 20338 65th Ave., 604-532-3590
– The Great Gordini and his assistant Otto the Skunky Munky bring a show filled with magic tricks, wacky fun, and opportunities to participate on July 2, from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
– Poet Tiffany Stone present poems and rhymes about flaming flamingos, baa-a-ad animals, and rainbow coloured clothes on July 18, from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
• Murrayville Library, 22071 48th Ave., 604-533-0339
– The Great Gordini and his assistant Otto the Skunky Munky bring a show filled with magic tricks, wacky fun, and opportunities to participate on July 5, from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
– Poet Tiffany Stone present poems and rhymes about flaming flamingos, baa-a-ad animals, and rainbow coloured clothes on July 17, from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
• Walnut Grove Library, 8889 Walnut Grove Dr., 604-882-0410
– The Great Gordini and his assistant Otto the Skunky Munky bring a show filled with magic tricks, wacky fun, and opportunities to participate on July 13, from 11 to 11:45 p.m.
– Poet Tiffany Stone present poems and rhymes about flaming flamingos, baa-a-ad animals, and rainbow coloured clothes on July 20, from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
• 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
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: 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.
• 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com.
• 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 email@example.com.
• 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: 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 Wednesday at R.E. Mountain Secondary School choir room. 7:15-9:15 p.m. Info: email@example.com.
• 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.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.
• Partners Bridge – Every Friday except the second Friday of each month, at 7 p.m. at Aldergrove’s OAP hall. Cost is $2.
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.
• 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.