Skip to content

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Lots of spring activities around Langley

This list features community- and support-group meetings.
web1_calendar_teaser
Send details about Langley community events and groups to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Black Press Media files) (File photo)

Grad reunion: Langley Secondary School class of 1974 will gather June 8, 2024, for the 50th year reunion. Former students or those who know 1974 grads can find out more by contacting tom_sharron@shaw.ca.

.

Upcycle Challenge: Langley City invites people to enter projects in Earth Day contest to reuse items instead of throwing them in the trash. Enter finished projects for judging in different age categories at April 20 community event in Douglas Park. Info: info@langleycity.ca.

.

Earth Day art display: A Step Above Gallery in the Timms Community Centre, 20399 Douglas Cres., has an Earth Day art show throughout April. Viewable during regular hours.

.

Spring dance fundraiser: Langley Elks invite the public to a dance on April 6 in the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove Branch, 26607 Fraser Hwy. Tickets are $20 and available from Vern, 604-217-6316, or Barb, 604-889-1160.

.

Kym Grouchie Trio: Indigenous musician leads band that performs at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 5, at the Bez Arts Hub. Tickets: $37. Info: bezartshub.com.

.

Grand opening: Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation’s new location opens at 10 a.m. on April 6, at Countryside Mall.

.

Langley Field Naturalists walk: Trinity Western University’s David Clements leads a walk at the university’s ecosystem study area on April 6. Meet at 9 a.m. at the university, 22500 University Dr. Parking is $5. Registration and info: 778-871-9123 or clements@twu.ca.

.

O Let Me Rise and Sing: Trinity Western University choral concert is at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the Sts. Joachim and Ann Church, 2873 273rd St. Tickets: $15 for adults and $10 for students, at eventbrite.ca (event 862478034017).

.

The Bentalls: Tickets are $25 for the concert at the Bez Arts Hub starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. Info: bezartshub.com.

.

Faculty performance: Langley Community Music School Concerts Cafe Classico show on Sunday, April 7, starts at 2:30 p.m. in the Rose Gellert Hall, 489 207th St., and features Monica Kobelt, violin; Judy Lou, cello; Ross Curran, saxophone; Tim Stacey, bass; Mike Michalkow, drums and pianists Jean-Marc Stacey, Scott Meek and Christina Tong. Tickets: $25 for adults, $23 for seniors, $10 for students. Available at the box office, 604-534-2848 or eventbrite.ca.

.

Protective Services Townhall: Fort Langley Community Association hosting public meeting starting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 8, in the Fort Langley Community Hall. Hear from representives of Community Policing, Township fire department, Block Watch, Gateway of Hope, and Wagner Hills. Public can ask questions. Event will be livestreamed on association’s Facebook page.

.

Langley Field Naturalists walk: Join the local club to walk the trails of the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta on Thursday, April 11. Meet at 9 a.m. at the sanctuary parking lot. Small admission fee. Info and registration: corkie1@shaw.ca or 778-871-9123.

.

Bottle drive: 1st Walnut Grove Scouts have a bottle drive between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at James Kennedy Elementary, 9060 212th St.

.

Fundraising garage sale: Public invited to stop by the Langley Lawn Bowling Club, 20471 54th Ave., between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13.

.

Argyle screening for visually impaired: Canadian Council for the Blind BC-Yukon Division is hosting a screening of the thriller movie at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, at Cineplex Langley. Up to 200 people can attend for the free screening with descriptive video. Must sign up by Monday, April 15, by emailing ccbbc-yukondivision@telus.net. Open to all.

.

Dragon boat youth program: Open to kids in Grades 8 to 12. No experience required. Fort Langley Canoe Club program runs Tuesdays and Fridays until June 22. Sessions are 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. at Bedford Channel. $100 (GST included) fee includes paddles, safety equipment, coaching plus three regattas (May 4, June 1 and June 22 at False Creek. Info: fort langleycanoeclub.ca.

.

Bez open mic: Thursdays until June 20 features various musicians in an open mic format between 7:30 and 10 p.m. with host Russ Rosen. Admission by donation (suggested $15). Info: bezartshub.com.

.

Music and Friends - A Celidh Celebration: All ages live music event is at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 273rd St., from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday. $10 for those 14 and older. Tickets at the door. Tea, coffee and treats available as well as 50/50 draw.

.

Bertrand Creek Enhancement Society: Monthly Zoom meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Info: stewardship@leps.bc.ca.

.

Valley Bluegrass Music Society: Public invited to Friday bluegrass performances in St. Andrew’s Church, 9025 Glover Rd. $7 for members and $10 for non-members (cash only). Weekly jams happen September through June. Info: valleybluegrassmusic@gmail.com.

.

Aldergrove Swing Club: Open to all levels. No partner required. Friday dances are at the OAP Heritage Hall, 3015 273rd St. Free lesson at 7:30 p.m. with general dancing at 8:15. $10 admission. Info: mrthejackel@gmail.com or aldergrooveswing.com.

.

Valley Promenaders: No experience necessary for modern square dance sessions. Club meets Thursdays from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. at the Aldergrove Heritage Hall, 3015 273rd St. Info and reservations: wkrueger@shaw.ca or 778-878-4244.

.

Langley Camera Club: Group meets regularly at the Langley Lions Society West Langley Hall at 9400 208th St. Info: contact@langleycameraclub.ca.

.

Steersperson wanted: FORTified, a mixed 55-plus dragonboat team paddling in Fort Langley, is looking for a steersperson. Practices are at 10 a.m. on Sundays for the months of November and January through March. Spring and summer practices are at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, April through September. Info: Terry, 604-340-9108.

.

Aldergrove drop-in coffee group: Langley Hospice Society adult bereavement support group meets at the Aldergrove Community Station House, 2900 272nd St. on the first and third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. To join, book an appointment with the bereavement outreach and peer support worker, 604-530-1115.

.

Walnut Grove drop-in coffee club: Langley Hospice Society adult bereavement support group meets at the Second Story Treasures thrift shop, 8948 202nd St., every other Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. To join, book an appointment with the bereavement outreach and peer support worker, 604-530-1115.

.

Walkers and manual wheelchairs: Langley Pos-Abilities Society needs donations to help make life more accessible to people. Charity has a waitlist of people in need. Info: 604-961-0117.

.

Learning Farm Garden Club: LEPS garden club meets at the Learning Farm at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn new gardening skills. Info: agriculture@leps.bc.ca.

.

Langley Meals on Wheels: volunteers needed two to three hours per week. Roles include meal delivery, cafe support workers, and kitchen help. Training and support provided. Info: lmow.ca, info@lmow.ca, or 604-533-1679.

.

Langley Community Chorus: Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the United Churches of Langley (Murrayville). Group is looking for more tenors. Info: membership secretary, lccmembershipsec@gmail.com.

.

Timms Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Club: Afternoon games played Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Timms Community Centre. Free with City rec pass ($25 annually). Drop-in format. Info: city.langley.bc.ca.

.

Seniors Gardening Club: Langley Environmental Partners Society invites seniors to take part. Drop-in format Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Langley Learning Farm, Derek Doubleday Arboretum. Info: Amanda, agriculture@leps.bc.ca.

.

Monday Morning Talk Show: Langley Seniors Resource Society Centre 10 a.m. speaker series is free and open to the public at 20605 51B Ave. Info: 604-530-3020.

.

Old-time dance: Dance or just enjoy the music and company at the OAP Heritage Hall, 3015 273rd St. Coffee, tea and snacks included in $10 admission. $20 annual membership. New time: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Info: Angie, 778-836-0270, or Mary, 604-534-4802. Next dance: April6: Hazelmere Heritage Fiddlers. April 13: Ukrainian Prairie Band. April 20: The Sunset Melodeons. April 27: Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers.

.

.

Swing Dance Social: Monthly dances hosted by Swing Shift, a non-profit dance group, are offered at the Murrayville Hall on the first Friday of the month. First lesson free for beginners (7:30 to 8:30 p.m.). No partner necessary. Tickets: $10 in advance through eventbrite or $15 at the door. Info: Rock Step Swing Dance on Facebook, or rockstepswing@gmail.com.

.

Aldergrove Legion: Branch 265 supports Rolling Barrage, a national effort to help veterans and first responders with PTSD. Legion does a 50/50 on the first Saturday of the month at 4:30 p.m. Branch also fundraises with meat draws Saturdays 2 to 5 p.m. and Tuesday 5 to 7 p.m.

.

Men’s Shed: Langley has a chapter of the international group that allows men to get together and socialize, work on projects, or help the community by using their skills. Meetings are at 10:30 a.m. Mondays at the Ricky’s restaurant, 5978 Glover Rd. Info: info@MensShedLangley.ca or MensShedLangley.ca.

.

Hope after Stroke: Support group for those who have returned home after a stroke meets Fridays 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Info: Marilyn, 604-882-4672 or hopeafterstroke.ca.

.

Gamblers Anonymous: Non-profit can help adults with problem gambling. Call 1-855-222-5542.

.

Gamblers Anonymous family groups: Gam-Anon helps people impacted by someone else’s gambling. Welcome whether gambler seeks help or not. Info: vancouvergamanon@shaw.ca or 604-626-9418.

.

Teen Haiku contest: April 17 is Haiku Poetry Day and the Muriel Arnason Library, 20338 65th Ave., has a contest for youths ages 12 to 18 that runs Thursdays, April 4 to 28. No registration required. Submit a Haiku and be eligible to win a $15 Indigo gift card. Info: fvrl.bc.ca.

.

Teen origami animals: for ages 10 to 15, the session is 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 at the Muriel Arnason library. Drop-in format. Snacks. Info: fvrl.bc.ca.

.

Dungeons and Dragons: Ages 19 and older invited to sign up for the role-playing game from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, April 6 and April 20. No experience necessary. Supplies provided. Info: fvrl.bc.ca.

.

Teen Writing Contest and Exhibition: The deadline to submit short stories, poetry, comics, creative non-fiction, fanfiction or other creative wordsmithing is Monday, April 8. The contest is for ages 11 to 18 and run by the Aldergrove library, 26770 29th Ave. No registration is required. Appropriate submissions will be published in a booklet that can be borrowed from the branch. Contest rules and instructions are at fvrl.bc.ca.

.

Cookie decorating: Teens and adults can decorate cookies from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at the Murrayville library, 22071 48th Ave. Free. Supplies provided. Sign up in advance at fvrl.bc.ca.

.

Plasticine Pokemon: STEAM event for ages eight to 12 is 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 at the Muriel Arnason library, 20338 65th Ave. Sign up in advance through fvrl.bc.ca.

.

Tween and teen Dungeons and Dragons: Those nine to 18 can sign up to play 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, April 13 and 27, at the Murrayville library. No experience necessary. Info: fvrl.bc.ca.

.

Book Club: Adults invited to club at Muriel Arnason library. Sign up in advance. Info: fvrl.bc.ca.

.

Monday afternoon book club: From 2 to 3 p.m., the club for adults meets at the Aldergrove library. New members welcome. Book provides. Info: fvrl.bc.ca.

.

Hooked on Reading: Murrayville library’s book club for adults will meet 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday. Books provided and new members welcome. Info: fvrl.bc.ca.

.

Collectors Club: Described as “adult show and tell” the club is for collectors of things old and new. Meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Murrayville Library. Free. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca.

.

Babytime: Fraser Valley Regional Library 30-minute sessions for babies and caregivers are on Tuesdays at the Dean Drysdale branch (10:30 a.m.) and Murrayville branch (10 a.m.). Thursdays at the Aldergrove branch at 10:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. at Murrayville. Friday sessions are at 9:30 at Muriel Arnason branch, and 10:30 a.m. at Brookswood. Limited space. Register in advance through the website. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca.

.

Storytime: Prepares children to learn to read. Children and caregivers enjoy interactive songs, stories, rhymes, and more. Tuesday 10 a.m. at the Muriel Arnason branch. Wednesday sessions are at Aldergrove (10:30 a.m.), Murrayville (10:30 a.m.) and Brookswood (11 a.m.). Thursday 10 a.m. at the Dean Drysdale branch. Info: fvrl.bc.ca.

.

Pyjama Storytime: Children and caregivers can visit the Aldergrove Library Thursdays at 6 p.m. for a 30-minute session of stories, songs, rhymes and more. Kids can wear PJs and bring a stuffie. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca. Next session is March 21.

.

Builders’ Club: Monday sessions are 3:30 p.m. at the Muriel Arnason branch. Tuesday sessions are at the Aldergrove branch at 3:30 p.m. Drop-in fun for all ages. Library provides the LEGO, Keva planks and Magformers. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca.

.

Knit and crochet: Fraser Valley Regional Library groups open to all skill levels. Tuesday session is 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Murrayville branch. Fort Langley branch has a 1 to 3 p.m. session Wednesdays. Thursdays: Fort Langley is 10 a.m. to noon and Aldergrove is 1 to 3 p.m. Info: fvrl.bc.ca.

.

Tech help for seniors: Aldergrove library, 26770 29th Ave., has one-on-one help for seniors Fridays 1 to 3 p.m. Bring the device (cellphone, tables, ereaders, laptops) and receive up to 60 minutes free help. Register in advance at 604-856-6415, in person, or at www.fvrl.bc.ca.

.

Teen Night: Stop by the Aldergrove Library from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays for board games, puzzle cubes, LEGO, Keva planks, colouring and more. Info: fvrl.bc.ca.

.

LEGO and KEVA Club: Aldergrove Library provides the playing pieces for anyone who wants to stop by Tuesdays 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Info: fvrl.bc.ca.

.

Morning Coffee Club: Adults can head to the Murrayville Library Wednesdays from 9 to 11:45 a.m. to relax by the fireplace, and enjoy coffee and conversation. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca.

.

Hub meeting: Langley Seniors in Action monthly meetings allows local seniors to gather virtually, collaborate and network. Open to seniors and those in the senior-serving organizations and businesses. Meetings are third Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon Info: langleyseniorsinaction.ca/hub/meetings.

.

Community Engagement: Langley Community Services Society program for senior immigrants who are permanent residents. Meet people from around the world, learn about topics such as Canadian culture, financial literacy, recipes, gardening and more. Free. In person at LCSS office, 5330 207th St. or online. Info and registration: Yoona Ahn, 604-534-7921 ext. 1204 or yahn@lcss.ca.

.

Volunteers needed: Critter Care Wildlife Society looking for volunteers for various duties (animal capture, transport, painters, builders, gardeners, landscapers, general maintenance and labour. Info: Michelle Binnet, crittercare9@shaw.ca.

.

Langley Newcomers and Friends: Women’s group meets on the first Tuesday of each month for outings and activities, including movie nights, brunch, lunch, socials, walks, and more. Info: langleynewcomers.webs.com.

.

Meditation: Free session Thursdays 7 to 8 p.m. at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum Rotary Interpretive Centre, 21177 Fraser Hwy. Folding chairs available on site or bring one. Hosted by Melissa Kramer, Low Entropy Foundation. Open to all skill levels and those wanting to learn more. Info: www.lowentropy.org/events.

.

Heartfulness meditation class: Free. Learn guided relaxation and meditation techniques. Info: Judith, 604-533-1172 or divinetraveller@gmail.com.

.

Queen Mum’s Jewels: Women’s group meets at various venues for socializing and activities, such as luncheons, brunch, movies, live theatre, games, bus tours, fashion shows, and more. Info: bgfleming@shaw.ca.

.

Prostate Cancer Support Group: Group meets monthly in the Arbor Room at Valley View Memorial Garden, 14644 72nd Ave. Open to any interested in prostate cancer. Info: 604-594-5257.

.

Myles of Smiles Open Mic: Thursday gatherings at Veggie Bob’s Kitchen Cafe in Fort Langley are 6 to 9 p.m. Info: creative-compass.com.

.

CARES: Local no-kill cat shelter needs people to foster kittens. Info: mjhaney@shaw.ca.

.

Aldergrove Art Club: Everyone welcome Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Heritage OAP hall, 3015 273rd St. to practise, socialize and help each other. Info: Faith, 604-530-2900, or Joan, 604-856-9792.

.

TOPS open house: Take Off Pounds Sensibly invites public to learn about the support group at 10:30 a.m. Group meets Tuesdays at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 20955 Old Yale Rd. Info: Marnie, 604-539-8602.

.

Open mic: Artful Dodger Pub, 2364 200th St., has open mic night Sundays starting at 5 p.m. All ages until 9 p.m.

.

Fort Langley Farmers Market: Open for the season as of Saturday, April 6, the market runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday at 9025 Glover Rd. until Dec. 7.

.

Groups are welcome to submit information about upcoming community events in Langley. Click here. Publication is at the discretion of the newspaper, and host groups are responsible for keeping their information up to date.

.

contacts



Heather Colpitts

About the Author: Heather Colpitts

Since starting in the news industry in 1992, my passion for sharing stories has taken me around Western Canada.
Read more