Langley Community Chorus will present a Christmas concert titled “Merry Fa La La!” in Aldergrove, 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9 at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, 3025 – 264 St. Tickets prices are adult $15, students $10, and under-6 free, available at the door a half hour before concert. For further information on the Langley Community Chorus history or membership, visit their web site: www.langleychorus.org and for St. Dunstan’s Church see website: www.st-dunstans.ca or call 604-856-5393.
Parkside Centennial Elementary’s Santa Breakfast – Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 from 7 to 11 a.m. Santa photos between 8-10 a.m. The breakfast is open to the whole community. Featured guests: Township of Langley Firefighters. Proceeds go to the Parkside Care Fund.
Music Access Society Christmas Party Fundraiser – fundraiser to support subsidized music programs for children and youth, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m. at Bob’s Steakhouse, 27083 Fraser Hwy., Aldergrove. All-ages event, $20 adults; $10 kids. Info: Anne at email@example.com or 604-259-8452. Website: www.musicaccesssociety.com
3rd annual Community Cares Food Bank Fundraiser – Bring a donation for the food bank and enjoy live music, food and refreshments, face painting, crafts for kids, family photos and exciting raffle prizes, Sunday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Aldergrove Legion, 26607 Fraser Hwy. All-ages event. Info: Lisa Gunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-617-2227.
Messy Church Christmas – the Christmas story through games, music, crafts, kid-friendly worship and dinner, Saturday, Dec. 15, 4-6:30 p.m. at St. Dundstan’s church, 3025 – 264 St., Aldergrove. Info: Linda Varin at email@example.com or 604-856-6393. Website: www.st-dunstans.ca
Let the Whole World Sing – Christmas Musical offering for all. Refreshments after the performance. All welcome, Sunday, Dec. 16, 3-5 p.m. at St. Dunstan’s church, 3025 – 264 St., Aldergrove. All-ages event, by donation. Info: Linda Varin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-856-5393.
Breakfast with Santa & Christmas Activities – see Santa and have breakfast with him at Greater Vancouver Zoo, 5048 – 264 St., Aldergrove. Pancake breakfast with sausage, fruit and drink served Dec. 15, 16, 22 and 23, 9-11 a.m. at indoor concession. Cost is $5 per child (age 10 and under) and $8 per adult (in addition to admission fees to the zoo). Must be reserved in advance by emailing email@example.com or calling 604.856.6825 ext 33. Christmas activities for children from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Website: www.gvzoo.com
Langley’s Christmas in Williams Park – Dec. 3 to 15 at 238 Street and 68 Avenue. From 5:30 to 9 p.m., drive through the park to see lights and displays. (Mini buses can enter the park, but large tour buses cannot.) On Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, 6-9 p.m., walk in for entertainment, face painting, pony rides, food, hot drinks, horse and carriage rides, visits with Santa and Mr. Claus. Free shuttle from parking areas. Free but donations are gratefully accepted.
Housing Workshop – on SAFER (Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters), Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Langley Seniors Resource and Recreation Centre, 20605 – 51B Ave. Pre-register by calling 604-530-3020. Drop-ins welcome. Open to the public and free of charge.
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.
Mother Mother – “Sticks” tour with special guest Hannah Georgas, Wednesday, December 12 at Clarke Theatre, Mission. Tickets $27.50, available at all Ticketmaster locations or online at www.ticketmaster.ca or charge by phone 1-885-985-5000.
David James & Big River – tribute to Johnny Cash, Sunday, Dec. 30 at the Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd, White Rock. Tickets are $42.50 (Plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) at Coast Capital Playhouse Box Office. Charge by phone 604-536-7535 or online at www.whiterockplayers.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mom’s Morning Out – at Aldergrove Alliance Church on Tuesday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. We will be discussing your concerns and challenges, making crafts, and learning new do-it-yourself skills. Coffee, refreshments, and free childcare for your nursery- and preschool-aged children. Info: aldergrovealliance.org or call 604-856-3447.
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.
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.
TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a non profit weight loss support group, meets Monday nights in Aldergrove. Info: Susan at 604-856-1138.
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
Live Rust – tribute to Neil Young, Friday, Jan. 25 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $25 (plus facility fee and service charges) from Casino Guest Services. Charge by phone 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.ca
Luis Mario Ochoa Cuban Quintet – Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Clarke Theatre 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission. Tickets $27.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca