Johnny Vallis – tribute to Buddy Holly, 2:30 matinee, Sunday, June 24 at the Cascades Casino Summit Theatre in Langley. Tickets $32.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at www.ticketweb.ca and from Casino Guest Services.
The Other Big Band – Aldergrove Legion is pleased to present a night of swing music with the Fraser Valley favourites. Enjoy a night of dancing and listening to the 14-piece orchestra with female singer on Friday, June 29, at the Legion, 26607 Fraser Highway, Aldergrove. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 each. Reserved seating with tickets on sale from Legion bar staff. No minors, but all adults are welcome. Info: 604-856-5423.
Mission Folk Music Festival – 25th annual fest features music from around the world on daytime stages and evening mainstage, July 20-22 at Fraser River Heritage Park, Mission. For schedule, performer details and ticket info see: http://www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca/
All about e-Readers for Seniors – Thursday, June 28, 7 p.m. at Murrayville Library. Learn how to select and download free e-books from the library to your computer or e-reader. Reserve a seat for this free program: 604-533-0339.
Aldergrove Business Association – second quarter meeting, June 26, 7 p.m. at Aldergrove Secondary library. Mayor Jack Froese will be guest speaker along with Gary McKinnon of the Township Economic Development dep’t. Public welcome. Info: http://www.aldergroveba.ca/
Ukrainian Soul Food – Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch available Friday, June 29 at fundraiser from 4:30to 7:30 p.m. at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 – 108 Ave, Surrey. Eat-in, take away, or ready for your freezer. Info: 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.
Comics and Manga – Thursday, July 5, 1-2:30 p.m. at City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Cres. Learn to draw comics and manga. Start by creating your own characters and go through the process of writing, drawing and inking the first page of your comic. Learn some of the techniques the professionals use. For ages 9 and up. Registration required: 604-514-2855 or visit to let us know you are coming to this program.
Harrison Festival of the Arts – 34th annual at Harrison Hot Springs, July 7-15. Nine days of music, theatre, visual and literary arts, outdoor art and craft market, workshops. Info: http://www.harrisonfestival.com/festival.index.gk or call 604-796-3664.
Conversation Circles – Thursdays, May 17-July 26, 3-4 p.m., join group leaders Olga Toth and Virginia Miller at the City of Langley Library to practice your English in a fun and friendly environment. You will improve your conversation skills and make new friends at the same time. Free. Refreshments will be provided. Drop-in.
Meet the Senior Authors – Enjoy a cup of coffee and meet the authors of Reminiscences, Recipes and Remedies: Langley Seniors Reminisce about their food heritage, Wednesday, June 27 from 10:30 a.m. to noon Murrayville Library, 22071 – 48 Ave.
The Fantasticks – Gallery 7 Theatre & Performing Arts presents June 21-23, 7:30 p.m. at MEI Theatre, 4081 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. Tickets: $20 adults, $18 seniors & students, $17 groups (10+), $12 children 12 & under. matinees: $15 general, $12 children 12 & under. Phone orders: 604-852-3701 or 1-800-665-8828 (have VISA or Master Card ready). Info: www.gallery7theatre.com
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 (registration appreciated).
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. If you are interested in learning more about this challenging and rewarding opportunity, visit website www.options.bc.ca and follow the link for the Crisis Line. Next training starts July 7.
Aboriginal Day – at Fort Langley National Historic Site, Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Hear the beat of drums, smell the delicious scent of salmon baking over the fire, and watch as local Aboriginal artisans demonstrate their skills. Witness the opening of the new “Salmon People” exhibit at 11 a.m. Enjoy performances by Git Heyatsk Dancers hourly starting at noon. Members of Kwantlen First Nation will present a traditional salmon barbeque with storytelling will take place at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. And families will love the “Salmon Run” activity at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., as well as the Sto:lo Strength Games at 1:30 p.m. Regular admission fees apply ($7.80 for adults, $19.60 for families); free for annual pass holders. Info: 604-513-4777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a non profit weight loss support group, meets Monday nights in Aldergrove. Info: Susan at 604-856-1138.
RUSH: Race and Urban Scavenger Hunt – BC Lung Association hosts Saturday, June 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. all over Metro Vancouver. Teams of two sign up to scour Metro Vancouver on foot and by public transit to complete 10 Checkpoint Challenges within a 6-hour time limit. Checkpoint Challenges will test teams’ limits both mentally and physically with the prize of an amazing trip for two around the world. Space is limited: visit www.rushvancouver.ca or call the BC Lung Association at 604-731-5864. Each team must fundraise a minimum $200 by event day, June 23.
The Spencer Davis Group – Thursday, October 25 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $49.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) from Casino Guest Services or charge by phone 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.ca
Moms’ Morning Out — A morning at which you can discuss your concerns and challenges and share your ideas and solutions with other moms. Free nursery and free preschool program, coffee, refreshments, open discussion, and a variety of DIY projects, guests and demos. Tuesday mornings 9-11:30 a.m. at Aldergrove Alliance Church, 26291 28 Ave. Info: 604-856-3447.
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