â€¢ New Generations: The School of the Arts, Media + Culture theatre festival of original student works running Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, with three new shows every night at Trinity Western University. The public is welcome. Tickets are from $8-$15. Info: www.twu.ca/theatre or 604-513-2121 ext. 3872.
â€¢ In the Heights: Brookswood Secondary School stages the Tony Award winning play Feb. 5-8 and 12-15. Curtain rises at 7 p.m. All seats $12. Advance tickets at http://brookswoodmusicaltheatre.brownpapertickets.com. Some tickets may be for sale at the door.
â€¢ Bus Stop â€“ The Langley Players production of William Ingeâ€™s comedy runs to Feb. 22 at 4307 200th St. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Book tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-534-7469.
â€¢ Grad and Wedding Fayre and Fashion Showcase â€“ The Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation hosts this second event to help grads and brides find affordable formal wear and accessories. No one is turned away. 7-9 p.m. on Feb. 1 at the Douglas Recreation Centre. For more information, call 778-278-3697.
â€¢ Lunar New Year: Willowbrook Shopping Centre has activities on Feb. 2 such as a Lion Dance (noon to 1:30 p.m.), tai chi demonstrations (103 p.m.) and Chinese astrology readings (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.). There are crafts for kids, a dragonboat display and fortune cookie Plinko 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
â€¢ Seniorsâ€™ Old Time Dance: Enjoy different bands at the OAP Hall in Aldergrove, 3015 273rd St., from 1-4 p.m. The Feb. 1 dance features the Hazelmere Heritage Fiddlers. On Feb. 15, dance to the Ukrainian Prairie Band. $6 at the door, includes refreshments.
â€¢ Surrey Fiddlers Old Time Dance â€“ Dances are at the Clayton Hall, 18513 70th Ave., from 7:30-10 p.m. Admission is $3. The next dance is Feb. 6. Info: 604-576-1066 or 604538-3363.
â€¢ Concerts Cafe Classico â€“ Doug Johnson, original keyboard player for Loverboy, has had a long career of creating music for film, TV, radio and musical theatre. He performs Feb. 2 at the Langley Community Music School. Chat at 3 p.m. with the concert at 4 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults, $13 seniors and $10 students. At 4899 207 St.
â€¢ Loonie Toonie Auction â€“ This fundraiser for the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps 169 Columbia and Navy League Cadet Corps 125 Columbia is Feb. 1 starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Aldergrove Legion. Features a roast beef dip dinner, cash bar, and auction items donated by the community. Tickets: $20 (includes dinner and one drink). Reserve at email@example.com.
â€¢ The Fictionals â€“ The Langley Fine Arts School Dry Grad Committee hosts a fundraising show by the Fictionals on Feb. 8 at the Chief Sepass Theatre. Enjoy a night of improv comedy suitable for all ages. Tickets: $20 in advance (https://drygrad-comedy-night.eventbrite.ca) or $22 at the door. Show starts at 7 p.m.
â€¢ Writers Open House: Langley writers such as Doris Riedweg, president of the Langley Writers Guild, Bruce Kilby, Cora Goodyear, Eleanor Ryan, and Terry Morrissey will be at Frostings Cupcakery on Feb. 7, 1-7 p.m. Treats and a chance to win a Valentine dinner with every purchase of a book. Info: Jim McGregor, 778-866-4465 or Natasha Jones, 778-240-9592.
â€¢ Fort Langley National Historic Site
23433 Mavis Ave., 604-513-4777
Family Day: From Feb. 8-10, enjoy old-fashioned fun including 19th century family chores. From 2-3 p.m., take photos of the kids in historical outfits. From 3-4 p.m., learn campfire songs around the fire.
â€¢ Rehearsal â€“ Auditions for the Surrey Little Theatreâ€™s production of The Drawer Boy are at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2 and at 7 p.m. on Feb. 3 at the theatre, 7027 184th St. Info: www.surreylittletheatre.com.
Programs are free and pre-registration is required unless noted otherwise.
â€¢ Aldergrove Library
26770 29th Ave. 604-856-6415
Storytime â€“ Children five years and younger and their caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Sign up in advance. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays to Feb. 19.
â€¢ Brookswood Library
20045 40th Ave. 604-534-7055
Storytime â€“ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays to Feb. 19.
â€¢ Fort Langley Library
9167 Glover Rd. 604-888-0722
â€¢ Muriel Arnason Library
#130 20338 65th Ave.
Year of the Horse â€“ 2014 is the Year of the Horse in the Chinese calendar. A celebration on Feb. 4, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Make a craft and lucky envelope, enjoy refreshments and storytelling. Free.
â€¢ Murrayville Library
22071 48th Ave. 604-533-0339
Storytime â€“ 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays to Feb. 12.
â€¢ Walnut Grove Library
8889 Walnut Grove Dr.
Babytime â€“ For babies and caregivers. Enjoy bouncing, singing, and stories. Pre-register. 9:30 a.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays to Jan. 30.
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