Winter Walk and Talk
Jan. 25: Birds of Langley is a winter walk and talk session for ages eight and older. Free but registration required. Goes 1:30-4pm. Walk is about one kilometre long. Hosted by the Langley Field Naturalists and Metro Vancouver. Registration and info: 604-432-6359 or www.metrovancouveronline.org (barcode 5654).
BC Govâ€™t Retired Employees Association
The Langley/Surrey Branch 1200 will meet at 12:30pm in the Union Hall, 8555 198 St. Members, guests and new members welcome.
CN Pensioners Association
Meets in the Kinsmen Community Centre, 26770 29th Ave., on the first Wednesday of each month at 1pm. Info: Jonn Hanlen, 604-824-0531.
Women 59 or older by June 1, 2013 are invited to join a new dragonboat team. Info: Cheryl, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fraser Valley Business Network
A business networking lunch is on the first Wednesday of the month. Cost: $5 (members), $10 (non-members). 11:15am-1:30pm. at NY Grill & Bistro 20204 Fraser Hwy. RSVP: www.fraservalleybusinessnetwork.com.
Fraser Valley Estate Planning Council
For professionals from the financial and estate planning fields. At the Eaglequest Golf Course, 7778 152nd St. $60. The next meeting is Jan. 21. Amy Mortimer will speak on the Wills, Estates and Succession Act. New members welcome. RSVP and info: email@example.com.
Greater Langley Cycling coalition
The group meets at 7pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Township Civic Facility (Nicomekl Room). All welcome. Info: langleycycles.ca.
Hearts in Motion Walking Club
The club meets at Willowbrook Shopping Centre every morning for indoor exercise and socializing, and is open to anyone. Membership is a nominal amount that goes to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon. Info: Dixie Platt at 604-530-4447.
The International Federation of Business and Professional Women is starting a Langley chapter. Info and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org or Deanna, 604-309-7808
Help with community ventures that support childrenâ€™s charities. Join the Langley club which meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at #6 – 4044 200B St. Info: Steve 604-510-4742.
Langley Field Naturalists
The monthly meeting is at 7:15pm, at the Langley Community Music School, 4899-207 St. Everyone welcome. Info: www.langleyfieldnaturalists.org.
Langley Herbivores Potluck
The public is invited to the monthly vegan potluck (no meat, no dairy, no eggs) on Jan. 25 at St. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church, 2827 273rd St., from 1-3pm. Info and RSVP: email@example.com.
1st & 3rd Wed./mo., at KinsÂmen Hall, 20178 72nd Ave. New members welcome. Info: 604-530-6550.
Langley Kiwanis Club 100
6pm on 2nd & 4th Tues./mo. at Andreas Restaurant, 20227 56th Ave. Info: Don Wiens, 604-533-2424.
Langley Lions Club
Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at West Langley Hall, 9402 208th St. Info: 604-888-1434 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Langley Newcomers and Friends
This non-profit community-minded group is open to women of all ages, and meets at the W.C. Blair Recreation Centre at 7:15pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Info: Dawn, 1-250-878-4617 or Kathleen, 604 530-8665 or email email@example.com.
Langley Quiltersâ€™ Guild
The Langley Quilterâ€™s Guild meets the fourth Wednesday, monthly (except December), at the George Preston Recreation Centre, 20699 42nd Ave. Meet at noon or 7:15 p.m. New members welcome. First visit free. Info: www.langleyquiltersguild.com.
A free volunteer-run program invites moms to gather Fridays, 10-11:30am at Building 272 in Aldergrove for coffee, snacks and conversation. Children enjoy supervised playtime. Info: Karen firstname.lastname@example.org.
Municipal Pension Retirees Assâ€™n
The monthly meetings are 1:30pm in the Douglas Recreation Centre. Open to the public. Info: email@example.com.
Rotary Club of Langley
The club meets for dinner and a speaker every Thursday at 6:15pm in the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre. Visitors and prospective members welcome to attend. Info: Gary, 604-635-4410 or www.langleyrotary.org.
Soroptimist International of the Langleys meets 5:30pm on 1st Tuesday each month at Andreas Restaurant. Guests welcome. Info: Vera, 604-534-4991, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.soroptimistsoflangley.ca.
Valley Womenâ€™s Network
The evening chapter meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Sunrise Banquet Centre, 188th Street and Highway 10 at 6:30pm. The group involves business networking, business practices, health, safety and more. $23 for members, $26 non-members, $30 drop-in. Reservations and info: Eleanor, 604-530-7304 or EveningReservations@ValleyWomensNetwork.com.
The daytime chapter meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Sunrise Golf and Banquet Centre, 11:30am-1:30pm. Info: VWNlangreservations@gmail.com.
Walnut Grove Business Association
Info: Laurie@wgba.ca or 604-850-5095.
Youâ€™ve Gotta Have Friends
The community group encourages inclusion for all people and is located at 20510 Fraser Hwy. (McBurney Lane). Info: 604-534-6546 or www.youvegottahavefriends.ca.
Drop in: Monday and Friday, 2-4pm.
Out and About Coffee with Friends: Mondays, 2pm at various locations. Call the office.
Supper Club: Call office for location.
Girl Talk: women gather to socialize at various locations. Call the office.
Langley Secondary School 1974
Grads from 1974 are asked to contact 40th reunion organizers who are planning events for the May long weekend. Updates on LSS Grads 1974 Facebook page. Send contact info to email@example.com.
Brookswood Seniors Centre
19899 36th Ave. 604-530-4232. New members welcome. Activities offered: Line dancing (beginners to intermediate): 604-534-0299; Square dancing (beginners to advanced): 604-838-8821; duplicate bridge: 604-856-7170; chess: 604-530-4693; Fibre arts, cribbage, pool, scrap-booking, crafts: 604-530-4232; dog training: 604-514-9221; Food and Friends: 604-530-9227.
Council of Senior Citizens Organizations
The advocacy group works to improve the lives of seniors. Seniors groups or associations wishing to affiliate or individuals wanting to be members can contact Ernie Bayer, 604-576-9734, fax 604-576-9733, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. RSVP in advance to the number listed. 11:30am-1pm
â€¢ Bobâ€™s Bar nâ€™ Grill, 27083 Fraser Hwy.: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday of the month. RSVP: 604-857-7725.
â€¢ Otter Co-Op: 3600 248 St.: 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. RSVP: 604-607-6923. Brookswood
â€¢ Brookswood Seniors Centre, 19899 36th Ave.: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. RSVP: 604-590-3888.
â€¢ Parish of St. George Church, 9160 Church St.: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. RSVP: 604-888-7782.
â€¢ Choo Chooâ€™s Restaurant, 20550 Fraser Hwy.: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. RSVP: 604-514-2940.
â€¢ Yanaki Sushi, 20477 Fraser Hwy.: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. RSVP: 604-514-2940
â€¢ Flourishing Chinese Restaurant, 20472 Fraser Hwy.: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. RSVP: 604-514-2940.
â€¢ Grand Tandoori Flame Restaurant, 20345 Fraser Hwy.: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. RSVP: 604-514-2940.
â€¢ Walnut Grove Community Centre, 8889 Walnut Grove Dr. 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month. RSVP: 604-882-0408.
â€¢ Renaissance Retirement Residence, 6676 203 St.: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. RSVP: 604-539-0571.
Volunteers needed for the various gatherings â€“ about two to three hours twice per month. Contact Langley Meals on Wheels, 604-533-1679 or email@example.com.
Seniors Community Action Table
At 10:30am in the Langley Seniorsâ€™ Resource and Recreation Centre, 20605 51B Ave. The next meeting is Jan. 15. Learn about seniors housing, transportation, services in the community and volunteer opportunties. Info: Lynda 604-533-1679 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OAP Hall Aldergrove
The Aldergrove Pensioners and Seniors offers various activites at the hall at 3015 273rd St. At 9:20am Thursdays, a qualified instructor offers exercise for seniors. $6 per person per session. Carpet bowling is $1 per person and is at 1:30pm on Thursdays.
Seniors housing counselling
The Langley Seniors Resource Centre has help with housing options in Langley. Drop in Wednesdays 1:30-3:30pm or make an appointment. Info: 604 530-3020, ext 319.
Langley Seniors Resource SociÂety
20605 51B Ave., 604-530-3020
Outreach programs: information and referral, Telephone Buddy, and seniors counsellors. We will come to your home or building and provide information on what is available in the community to help seniors to stay independent in their homes. Call for more information.
Better at Home: The program provides transportation and shopping assistance, friendly visitors and light housekeeping. Subsidies are available.
Seniors Housing Counsellors: provide information about housing options here. Drop in Wednesdays 1:30-3:30pm or make an appointment. Info: 604 530-3020, ext. 319
Coffee and Connecting Support Group, and Flying Solo for 55-plus solos, both groups meet Tuesdays at 10am.
Birthday Socials: $6, held once every two months
Sharing and Caring Socials: (will resume in 2014).
Seniors can get a bag of fruits and vegetables on the first Tuesday of the month for $5. The program is through Langley Meals on Wheels in cooperation with Langley City, Fraser Health, the Langley Seniors Resource Centre and the Seniors Community Action Table. Pick up is at Douglas Recreation Centre and the Langley Seniors Resource Centre. Delivery available for those unable to pick up. Book: Rec centre, 604-514-2865 or seniors centre, 604-530-3020.
Mental Health Family Support and Respite Program
This program offers support for families and caregivers of a family member with severe mental illness (Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective disorder, and Bipolar disorder). The group meets Mondays 7-8:30pm in Langley. Info: Hardeep, 604-574-1976.
Fraser Valley Transplant Network
The group for people who have had transplants and their families meets at the Township Civic Facility, 20338 65th Ave. Info: Charlie or Diane, 604-533-3352.
Al-Anon Family Groups
If someone elseâ€™s drinking is affecting you, AFG can help. Info: 604-688-1716, email@example.com or www.bcyukon-al-anon.org.
Alano Club of Langley
A social club for people in recovery, open 365 days a year, 11am-3pm and 7-10pm. Drop in for a cup of coffee or a game of pool at 20433 Douglas Cres. Info: 604-532-9280.
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.
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., 8:30pm. Info: 604-434-3933 or 604-533-2600.
Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Support, information and education about Alzheimerâ€™s and related dementias available 604-533-5277.
Arthritis Support Group, Langley
3rd Mon./mo., 1:30-3:30pm, LangÂley Seniors Centre. Info: 604-532-9671.
Epilepsy support group
The Centre for Epilepsy in British Columbia invited parents, families, friends and anyone affected by epilepsy to a meeting 7-8:30pm on the last Wednesday of the month at the Township Civic Facility, 20338 65th Ave. Get resources and information. No meetings over Christmas and summer. Info: 1-888-9SEIZURE or www.epilepsy.ca.
FASD adoptive and foster parents
Monthly support group meetings for those with children who have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Info: Jamie, 604-530-5917.
Fibromyalgia Well-Spring Foundation
The support group meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month in the Murrayville Library at 12:30pm. Info: www.fibromyalgiawellspringfoundation.org.
Friendly Amputees of the Fraser Valley
A support group for people with amputations and their family and friends meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 2420 Montrose Ave., Abbotsford. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, members.shaw.ca/friendlyamputees or call 778-278-4222 or 779-278-4333(TDD).
Gamblers Anonymous Group
Is gambling a problem for you or someone you know? Help is available. Call Gamblers Anonymous, 604-878-6535.
Health Equipment Loan Program
HELP, a Canadian Red Cross program, needs volunteers for its equipment loan service. Looking for people who can spare three hours a week to work in the depot in Port Kells. Info: Wendy, 604-513-3935 or 604-881-1113.
The Hominum Fraser Valley chapter is a support and discussion group to help gay, bi- or questioning men. It meets the last Friday of each month (Jan. 31). Info: Don, 604-329-9760, or Art, 604-462-9813.
Langley Community Services
5339 207th St. Offering addiction services, child and family programs, and immigrant and multicultural programs. Info: 604-534-7921 or www.lcss.ca.
Langley Hospice Society
The society offers palliative (end of life) care and support at its hospice residence and in the community, as well as individual and group grief support programs for children, teens, adults and families, education, outreach, advocacy, volunteer training, and day and summer camp programs. All services and programs are free. Info: 604-530-1115 or www.langleyhospice.com.
Stroke support groups
The Langley Community Support Groups Society, formerly known as Langley Stroke Recovery, has two support groups that meet at the Walnut Grove Community Centre. The Stroke Support Group is Wednesday, 10:30am-1:30pm. Young Strokes 4 Hope meets Fridays, 10:30am-1:30pm. Info: Marilyn, 604-882-4672.
Learning Disabilities Association
The Fraser South chapter offers one-on-one tutoring for youth ages six-14 with learning disabilities in literacy, math, social skills, and keyboarding. Affordable program fees; some subsidies available. Info: 604-591-5156 or www.ldafs.org.
Meals on Wheels
Langley Meals on Wheels has hot meals weekdays and frozen meals available weekends for seniors, the disabled and sick people unable to cook for themselves. Info: email@example.com or 604-533-1679.
For people with family or friends who are addicted. The group meets every Tuesday at 7:30pm at Bethany-Newton United Church, 60th Avenue and 148th Street. Info: nar-anoncbregion.org.
The Langley branch meets monthly at 1pm in the Langley Seniorsâ€™ Resource Centre, 20605 51B Ave. Everyone welcome. Info: 604-534-4924.
People in Pain Network
The non-profit organization helps people living with all types of chronic pain. Support groups meet at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 26245 28th Ave. on the third Tuesday of each month, 10:30am to noon. Info: Dick, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or www.pipain.com.
The group meets Mondays 7:30-9pm in the Langley Memorial Hospital cafeteria meeting room, level O. Info: Heather, 604-807-0991 or www.recoverycanada.org.
SENG Parent Support Group
The group is for families of gifted children who may also have learning disabilities or other challenges. Run by trained facilitators. Sign up in advance. The group starts meeting weekly at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188 176th St. at 6:30pm. Next meeting: Jan. 17. Info: 604-329-0850 or npeducational.weebly.com.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly
The non-profit weight-loss support group has 14 chapter meetings around Langley with morning and evening meetings. Info: Lynda, 604-856-8014.
One on one tutoring
Help for children six to 14 who struggle with reading, comprehension, spelling or writing is available from the Learning Disabilities Association. Partial subsidies available for low income families. Obtain a free reading assessment by calling the association at 604-591-5156. Info: call or go to www.ldafs.org.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley is looking for Aldergrove residents to be in-school mentors. Must be 19 or older. Info: www.bbbslangley.com/aldergrove or 604-535-5055.
Canadian Cancer Society
Volunteers required in the Willowbrook office. Training provided. Info: 604-533-1668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteer drivers to take patients to and from appointments at the Surrey, Vancouver and Abbotsford cancer centres. Mileage reimbursed. Flexible scheduling. Training provided. Info: Linda Kelly, 604-533-1668, ext. 226 or email@example.com.
A no-kill cat shelter in Langley has openings for volunteers to assist in feeding and care of sheltered cats. Info: Carol, 604-202-0713.
Fibromyalgia Well Spring
The group is looking for volunteers for its downtown Langley office and thrift shop. Info: 778-278-3697.
The Ishtar Transition Housing Society is looking for donation room volunteers. Training provided. Flexible daytime shifts. Info: Debbie, 604-534-1011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Langley Meals on Wheels
Volunteer drivers needed for local routes, particularly Aldergrove. The commitment is once a week, 11am-1pm. The office has moved to the Langley Seniorsâ€™ Resource Centre. Info: 604-533-1679 or www.langleymealsonwheels.com.
Langley Seniorsâ€™ Resource Centre
Volunteer drivers, shoppers and friendly visitors wanted for seniors. Registration: Janice, 604-530-3020 ext. 302.
Volunteer literacy and math tutors wanted by the Learning Disabilities Association. Tutoring locations in Langley and Surrey. Extensive training provided. Registration and info: 604-591-5156 or www.ldafs.org.
Pacific Assistance Dogs Society
Puppy raisers train dogs to assist people with disabilities other than blindness. Info: 604-527-0556.
Patti Dale Animal Shelter
The shelter is seeking volunteers to help homeless animals. Opportunities include walking dogs, TLC for cats, website work, photography, fundraising and fostering. Info: 604-857-5055, or www.lapsbc.petfinders.com.
Penny Pinchers Thrift Store needs volunteers for various shifts Monday through Saturday. The store raises funds for Langley Memorial Hospital. Training provided. Apply at the store, 20211 56th Ave. Online options: www.fraserhealth.ca or email VolunteerResourcesLMH@frserhealth.ca.
People with Pets
Visit residents in Langley Lodge seniors home. Pets must have up-to-date medical exams and vaccinations. Info: Helen Kirby, 604-532-4200, ext. 4138.
Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities offers equestrian therapy. No experience necessary to volunteer. Training includes preparing horses for lessons, leading horses, and side-walking during lessons. Volunteers also needed for fundraising, special events, facility and ground maintenance, barn help, and office work. Info: Bill or Judi, 604-530-8717. PRDA is at 1088 208 St.
Small Aninal Rescue Society
SARS needs volunteers urgently for its facility in Aldergrove. Volunteers can also help with rabbit socialization and grooming. Students can earn volunteer credit. Info: Muriel, 604-530-3297 or (cell) 604-306-5775.
Fraser Health Crisis Line
Volunteers needed to assist people in the community experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed. Training and on-going support are provided. Information package are at Options Community Services, 9815 140th St. Info: www.options.bc.ca.
TLC Pet Adoptions
Langley cat rescue group needs volunteers to foster adult cats and kittens with special needs. Info: 604-856-4866, or email email@example.com.
Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Assâ€™n
The non-profit organization provides therapy riding for people with special needs and needs volunteers. VTEA is at 3330 256th St. Info: 604-857-1267, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society is looking for individuals Aboriginal or non-Aboriginal 19 years of age and over who are interested in volunteering as mentors to Aboriginal youth on a weekly-basis in Langley and Abbotsford. Orientation and ongoing training provided. Info: Gary, 604-533-8826 or email gary.robinÂson@xyolhemeylh.bc.ca.
Youâ€™ve Gotta Have Friends
Organization seeks new volunteers of all ages and interests to help another find connections in the Langley community. A belief in the value of each person is essential. Out and About with Friends is a coffee gathering each Monday at 1:30pm at the Mocha Room. Info: Janice or Pat, 604-533-6546.
The Royal Canadian Sea Cadets (open to ages 12-18) meets Tuesdays and Navy League Cadets (open to nine to 12) meets Thursdays at the cadet training centre, 4315 272nd St. Both are 6:15pm. Info: 604-856-3700.
Regiment 1922 of the Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps welcomes kids 12-18 from Langley and Aldergrove to develop teamwork, leadership, fitness and self-confidence. Call 604-857-2698 or email email@example.com.
2277 Seaforth Highlanders
The Army Cadet corps in Langley is for kids 12-18 to teach about leadership, citizenship and personal development. Biathlon team. Regular training is 6:30-9:15pm Tuesdays at Langley Secondary School, 21405 56th Ave. Info: 778-867-2225 or Mary.Ward@cadets.gc.ca. Check out www.seaforthpsc.org.
Blood donor clinics
Call 1-888-2-DONATE to book.
Jan. 25: 10am-5pm Walnut Grove Lutheran Church, 20530 88th Ave.
Jan. 28: 1-8pm Murrayville Hall, 21667 48th Ave.
Womenâ€™s life and career seminar
Kwantlen Polytechnic University has a course for women of all ages who want to explore life and career options. An information session is at 10:30am on Jan. 30 in room 2075 at the Langley campus. Tuition free but adminstrative costs apply. Info and registration: Elly Morgan 604-599-3431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Willoughby Womenâ€™s Community Institute
The group meets on the first Thursday of the month in the Milner Church Hall, 6716 216th St. at 10:15 am. Info 604-532-9120. All ladies welcome.
Female shift workers study
A UBC study about sleep improvement and its role in reducing breast cancer is looking for female shift workers 40-65. Women exposed to light at night during shift work are at increased risk for breast cancer. Info: http://cancerprevent.spph.ubc.ca/research/shiftworkers/. Women interested in signing up can contact Carola MuÃ±oz, 604-822-1315, or email@example.com.
The Langley Lions Club offers bingo every Tuesday at Evergreen Lodge, 5464 203rd St. Doors open at 4pm with Bonanza pre call at 5:30pm, cards sold at 6 and games at 7pm. Concession opens at 5pm.
The Dorjechang Buddhist Centre hosts weekly classes at Douglas Recreation Centre, Mondays at 7pm. Suggested donation: $10. Info: www.dorjechang.ca or 604-853-3738.
Mingle over coffee and goodies at the Langley Legion, 20570 56th Ave., Tuesday through Friday, 8-11am. (You donâ€™t have to be a member to attend.)
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 21 Langley, 20570 56th Ave., has a bake sale on the first Friday of the month, starting at 6pm. Open to the public.