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Langley Seniors Community Action Table - meets Wednesday, Sept. 18. Guest speaker is Bev Bakka of Patients as Partners/Patients Voices Network. Patients Voices Network trains volunteers to provide input and feedback to health care system decision makers. Meeting 10:30 a.m. at Langley Seniors Resource Centre, 20605 – 51 B Ave., Langley City. Info: 604.533.1679 or email: email@example.com
Storytimes - introduce kids to the love of books and language. Children and their caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more at Aldergrove Library, Wednesdays, Sept. 18-Oct. 16, 10:30-11 a.m. Registration required.
Family Law in BC - Learn about recent changes to family law in B.C. by attending this free seminar, presented by lawyer Janette Kovacs. This program is co-sponsored by The People’s Law School and Muriel Arnason Library, Wednesday, Sept. 18 7-8 p.m. Registration required.
Homeschoolers Orientation - as the new school year begins, come and find out how the library can support homeschooling. Explore Fraser Valley Regional Library’s online resources and connect with other homeschoolers at Walnut Grove Library, Friday, Sept. 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Registration required.
Hundred-Mile Clothing - Spinning, Weaving and Knitting in Langley. Join members of the Langley Weavers and Spinners Guild who will demonstrate how yarn is made: from sheep or alpaca , through combing and carding, to making yarn by spinning the fibres. Feel free to bring your questions to Muriel Arnason Library, Saturday, Sept. 28 1-4 p.m. Drop-in, registration not required.
Fraser Valley Rock & Gem Club Show and Sales - Sept. 21-22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Old Age Pensioners Hall, 3015 - 273 St., Aldergrove. Rocks, crystals, minerals, silent auction, door prizes.
Mount Lehman Garden Club - meeting Thursday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., in the Mount Lehman Community hall, 6418 Mount Lehman Road. The speaker will be Margaret Nakahara talking about drying plants from the garden, and using them in the home. Info: Yvonne at 604-856-0313.
Dallas Smith - with guests, the MatinÉe, Friday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m. at the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission. Tickets $32.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca
Rocktoberfest - dinner and dance with party band Wall Street, presented by Aldergrove Rotary Club, Saturday, Oct. 19, 6 p.m. at St. Dunstan’s Church Hall, 3025 - 264 Street, Aldergrove. Tickets $60 each, includes German-style Oktoberfest dinner, live music, live auction. Adavance tickets at Birthplace of B.C. Gallery, Ft. Langley.
Seniors Fitness Exercises - with qualified instructor, every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 - 273 Street. Cost is $1 per week.
Seniors Carpet Bowling - every Thursday afternoon, 1:30 p.m. at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3025 - 273 Street. Cost is $1 per week.
Passages and Reflections - a retrospective exhibit of Fort Langley Artists Group, 1993-2013, runs Sept. 19-Nov. 3 at Langley Centennial Museum, 9135 King St., Ft. Langley. Opening reception, Sept. 19, 7-9 p.m. Info: 604-532-3536 or visit langleymuseum.org.tol.ca
Abbotsford Genealogy Society - meeting at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford Thursday, Sept. 19 with doors opening at 6 p.m. Speaker will be Andrea Lister and she will talk about “How to keep our Family History from being a Snore!” Everyone is welcome. Info, see website: www.abbygs.ca
Square Dance Classes - Sundays at 12:30 p.m. at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, Fraser Hwy. at 273 Street. Singles and couples welcome, free admission, first three dances no experience. Info: call Tyler, 604-590-9039.
Langley Elks Ukranian Fall Dinner & Dance - Saturday, Oct. 19 at George Preston Rec. Centre, 20699 - 42 Ave., Langley. Doors open 5:30 PM, Dinner 6:30 PM. Entertainment and dancing. Tickets 30 each; call Barb 604-889-1160 or Steve 604-510-4742.
Free Music Drop-In Guitar Class - Classes every Thursday starting Sept. 26. Kids 3:30 p.m. and teens 4:30 p.m. Snack and instruments provided. Ages K-12, just show up. St. Dunstans’ Anglican Church, 3025 - 264 Street, Aldergrove.
Mercyme - Sunday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. Tickets: $72.25-$12.25 (plus FMF and service charges), available at: abbotsfordcentre.ca, AESC Box Office, Abbotsford Recreation Centre, Matsqui Recreation Centre and Whatcom Wine & Spirits in Abbotsford, Blessings Christian Store, Celebration Book Store, House of James, by phone 1-866-977-AESC (2372).
Steven Curtis Chapman - Friday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. at Chandos Pattison Auditorium, Surrey. Tickets: $65-$25 (plus FMF and service charges), available at: abbotsfordcentre.ca, AESC Box Office, Abbotsford Recreation Centre, Matsqui Recreation Centre and Whatcom Wine & Spirits in Abbotsford, Blessings Christian Store, Celebration Book Store, House of James, by phone 1-866-977-AESC (2372).
Live Your Best Life Through Mental Wellness - Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7-8 p.m. at City of Langley Library. In this workshop registered psychologist Dr. Colleen Wilkie will debunk the myth that mental wellness is something you have or you don’t. She’ll outline the numerous aspects of mental wellness and provide tips on how you can increase yours. Please call 604-514-2855 or visit 20399 Douglas Cres. to let library know you are coming to this program.
2013 Your Town Throwdown - Country’s hottest ticket featuring Chad Brownlee, Deric Ruttan and Jason Blaine, Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission. Tickets $42.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca
Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security - hear a citizen services specialist from Service Canada to discover the many benefits available under the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security programs, including Survivor/Death Benefits, Canada Pension Disability Benefits, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance and Allowance for the Survivor. You will also learn about eligibility, when to apply, how to access, required documentation and whom to contact for help. Let the library know that you plan to attend. At Brookswood Library, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2-3:30 p.m., 604-534-7055; at Walnut Grove Library, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7-8:30 p.m., 604-882-0410; at Fort Langley Library, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2-3:30 p.m., 604-888-0722.
Karen Lee Batten - with special guests Me & Mae and The Jardines, Friday, Oct. 4 at The Mirage, 15330 - 102A Ave., Surrey. Advance tickets $15 (plus service charges), or $20 at the door. Charge by phone at 1-888-222-6608 or online at www.ticketweb.ca
Seniors Have Talent - Sapperton O.A. Pensioners & New West Lions Club are reaching out to seniors (55 years-plus) across the lower mainland who want to audition their performance gems at Sapperton Hall, 318 Keary St., New Westminster. Looking for singers, dancers, musicians, storytellers, poets, magicians, jugglers or any type of performing art that can woo and dazzle an audience. Singular, or in groups up to four, they have 4.5 minutes or less to shine up their pieces for the audition judges on Sunday, Sept. 15, 1-3 and 4-6 p.m., before heading to the live audience and event judges on Sat., Oct. 5, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Sapperton Hall. Info: 604-522-0280.
Art Club - Do you paint or sketch? Join this friendly group of artists who work in oils, acrylic, watercolour and graphite. Bring your work in progress. First and third Saturday of the month, 2-4 p.m. at Murrayville Library; 604-533-0339.
People in Pain Network - non-profit organization which assists people living with all types of chronic pain. A new, free Fraser Valley support group begins this September at Aldergrove’s Seventh-Day Adventist Church, on the third Tuesday each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The address is 26245 - 28 Ave., Aldergrove. Info: contact Dick via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 604-928-0486.
Fabulous Fall Foliage - Saturday, Sept. 14, 2-3 p.m. at City of Langley Library. Learn from a gardening expert from Cedar Rim Nursery about great foliage plants that can be beautiful, interesting, and easy to grow. To reserve your spot, call 604-514-2855 or visit 20399 Douglas Cres., Langley.
Notice of Public Meetings - Two Special Meetings, one for the Aldergrove Agricultural Association, the other for the Aldergrove Festival Days Society are scheduled respectively for Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Coghlan Hall to discuss the ‘proposed combination’ of these societies.
Karaoke Idol - to celebrate Whalley Branch’s 65th Anniversary, the Ladies Auxiliary and Branch will host this event Saturday, Sept. 14 at 8: p.m., with the final at 8 p.m., Sept. 21. Final prizes $500, $300, and $200. Info: 604-551-2592.
Fraser Valley Dahlia Society Show - Over 1,000 blooms displayed at George Preston Rec Centre, 20699 - 42 Ave., Langley, on Sat., Sept. 14 from noon to 5 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. See: www.fraservalleydahliasociety.com
Dryer Balls - at Fort Langley Library, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Adults and teens are invited to spend an hour creating an environmentally friendly alternative to dryer sheets! Dryer balls are made of 100% wool, are easy to create, and make a unique gift for someone special. Supplies for this free program are included, and the wool comes from a local sheep farm in the Glen Valley. Call 604-888-0722 or visit the Fort Langley Library to register for the program.
Bif Naked - with guests TARL, Friday, Sept. 27 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets $47.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) available at Centre Box Office. Charge by phone, 604-391-7469 or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca
Intoxicated By Nature - and TARL with guests The Digz, Friday, Oct. 11 at The Mirage, 15330 - 102A Avenue, Surrey. Tickets available at the door.
Yarn Bombing & Craft - at Fort Langley Library, Friday-Saturday, Sept. 27-28, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate Culture Days at the library. The Fort Langley Knitting Circle will be yarn bombing and the whole family is invited to make a craft. Come create a small paper book to take home. Call 604-888-0722 or visit the Fort Langley Library to register for this program.
Steelin’ In The Years - tribute to Steely Dan featuring some of Vancouver’s finest musicians, Oct. 25 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $30 (plus facility fee and service charges) from Casino Guest Services. Charge by phone 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.ca
Reba - with special guest Gord Bamford, Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. Tickets $89.50, $69.50, $49.50 (plus FMF and Service charges) available at: abbotsfordcentre.ca, AESC Box Office, Abbotsford Recreation Centre, Matsqui Recreation Centre and Whatcom Wine & Spirits in Abbotsford Ticket Outlets or by phone 1-866-977-AESC (2372).
Alice Cooper - Raise The Dead Tour, Thursday, Nov. 14, 8 p.m. at Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. Tickets $50 (plus FMF and service charges), available at: abbotsfordcentre.ca, AESC Box Office, Abbotsford Recreation Centre, Matsqui Recreation Centre and Whatcom Wine & Spirits in Abbotsford Ticket Outlets or by phone 1-866-977- AESC (2372).
Garden Club - Fort Langley Library is looking for volunteers to help with their community garden plot. If you enjoy the outdoors, planting seeds, and helping plants grow sign up. As a part of the Fort Langley Community gardens, the library will participate this year in creating a garden oasis of veggies, flowers, and much more, Tuesdays from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Registration appreciated.
Aldergrove ESL Classes - Free English as Second Language classes every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Dunstans Anglican Church, 3025 - 264 Street, Aldergrove. All are welcome.
Double Exposure - comedians Bob Robertson and Linda Cullen on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Avenue, Mission. Tickets are $25 (plus facility fee and service charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca
Aldergrove Toastmasters - meets every Monday, 7 p.m. at Aldergrove Community Secondary School in room 125. Boost your self confidence; become a better speaker and have fun. Info: Murray Burgum at 604-856-5483 or email email@example.com
Knitting Circle - at Aldergrove Library. Feeling at loose ends? Why not gather up your materials and join other adult knitters who are open to learning and sharing ideas. Bring your current needlecraft project with you. Aldergrove Library is located at 26770 - 29 Ave., Aldergrove, call for info: 604-856-6415.
Classics Book Club - Join the lively discussion at this new book club and get acquainted with the great books of world literature. Meets on the first Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. at Murrayville Library. Coffee provided.
Fort Langley Library Knitting Circle - Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m. Drop-in. Bring your knitting to the library and enjoy the companionship of working with others on your project. Beginners welcome. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca
Fraser Health Crisis Line - recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. Visit website www.options.bc.ca and follow the link for the Crisis Line.
Sesame Street Live - Elmo Makes Music, December 14-15 at Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. Tickets: $22, $38 (Gold Circle), $68 (Sunny Seats), available at: abbotsfordcentre.ca| AESC Box Office, Abbotsford Recreation Centre, Matsqui Recreation Centre and Whatcom Wine & Spirits in Abbotsford or by phone 1-866-977- AESC (2372).
TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a non profit weight loss support group, meets Monday nights in Aldergrove. Info: Susan at 604-856-1138.
Post Abortion Healing Services - If you are interested in post abortion healing support, please contact Tanya at Your Pregnancy Options, Aldergrove - firstname.lastname@example.org, 604-856-9151, www.yourpregnancyoptions.ca
Langley Amateur Radio Association — meets first Thursday of month at 7 p.m. at Brookswood Firehall #5, 20355 32nd Ave., Langley. Coffee and sweets provided. Info, email: Don email@example.com