Celebrate Canada Day in Historic Mt. Lehman – Start the day with a pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at Mt. Lehman Community Hall, located at 6418 Mt. Lehman Rd. at Taylor Rd, north-west Abbotsford. Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. from the Mt.Lehman Credit Union 5889 Mt. Lehman Rd. Cake and festivities to follow at Mt. Lehman Community Hall.
BC Lung Association Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath – Saturday, Sept. 10 to Sunday, Sept. 11, for 350 riders of all ages, from White Rock to Cultus Lake. Participants must fundraise minimum $475. Registration fee $25. All proceeds support vital lung health and air quality research, education and advocacy. For info and to register, visit www.bicycletrek.ca or call BC Lung Association at 604-731-5864.
Chess Get Together – free for adult men and women on Wednesdays at Aldergrove Library. This is for adults who already know how to play chess. The time will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. The date it starts will depend on response. We only have a small space so attendance is limited. Bring your own board and if you have a timer bring that as well. Info: Marlene Hopkins, 604-857-4137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact: email@example.com
The Matchmaker – Gallery 7 presents play June 23-25, 7:30 p.m. with discounted matinees on June 11 & 18, 2 p.m. at the MEI Auditorium, 4081 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. Tickets 604-852-3701 or toll free at 1-800-665-8828.
Langley Seniors Centre – seeks volunteers to drive seniors to their appointments and to be seniors’ buddies. Training begins June 15 at 9:15 a.m. Call Janice at 604-530-3020 Ext 302 for information or to register.
The Fab Fourever – tribute to The Beatles, Thurs., June 23, at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $25 at www.ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services.
Parent-Child Mother Goose Program – at Building 272, 3089 – 272 St., Aldergrove, for 10 Tuesdays, April 26 to June 28, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To Register call 604-857-4662.
D.W. Poppy Secondary 20 Year Grad Reunion – Class of ‘91 on June 25 at Tall Timbers Golf Course. Info: Facebook page “Poppy Grad 91 20 year reunion.”
Rockin’ River Music Festival – 2 days of country music at Mission Raceway Park, 32670 Dyke Rd., Aug. 12-13. Friday: Sawyer Brown and Lonestar. Saturday: Travis Tritt, Julian Austin. More performers announced soon. Onsite camping available. Two-day tickets $139, $129 and $99. One-day tickets available. Info: www.rockinriver.com or 604-733-2235.
Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security – Join a representative from Service Canada for an informative seminar about various benefits under each programSaturday, August 20, 2-3 p.m., City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Crescent, 604-514-2855. You will learn about eligibility, when to apply, how to access, required documentation and how to contact the right people to assist. Please call or visit to let us know you are coming.
Funding Your Post Secondary Education – free information session presented by Service Canada Centre for Youth, Wednesday, July 13, 1:30-2:30 p.m., City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Crescent, 604-514-2855. Discover great resources and tools to help you plan for your education. Please call or visit to let us know you are coming.
Laughter Yoga – at Muriel Arnason Library, join yoga teacher Nicole Worden to celebrate laughing for no reason, and just for the health of it. A technique of breathing and easy movement exercises designed to teach the body to laugh without depending on jokes or humour. Wednesday, July 20, 7-8 p.m. Registration is required: visit the library or call 604-532-3590.
Call For Artists – entry deadline July 15. Tour dates: Sept. 24-25 & Oct. 1-2. Back for the third year, the Langley Art Studio Tour will again be showcasing art studios and artists in Langley City and Township. Artists will open their studios to visitors who will follow a guide-map to the various locations during tour hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Don’t have a studio? Apply anyway. Many Langley artists are willing to share their studio space. Applications from artists who live outside Langley will be considered as space permits. For information and registration forms visit www.langleyartstudiotour.ca or call Vivian at 604-856-4433 or Deborah at 604-534-5578.
Wise Buys Kids Swap Meet – Saturday, June 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St Andrews United Church, 9025 Glover Road, Fort Langley. Admission: $5 from 9-10 a.m., $2 after 10 a.m. Tables available $25. See www.kidswapmeet.ca
Ukrainian Soul Food – Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch available on Friday, June 24 at a fundraiser from 4:30 to 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.
Crash Course in Songwriting – Have you ever written a song? Would you like to? Here’s your chance. Max Tell, singer and songwriter, will help teens find the tune, the rhythm, the rhyme, and the words to their own song. You’ll write it. You’ll sing it. You’ll wow your friends. Please call or visit to let us know you are coming, Saturday, July 16, 2-3 p.m., City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Crescent, 604-514-2855
Big River Tribute To Johnny Cash – live at Chilliwack Cultural Centre, Friday, August 5. Advance tickets available for $27.50 at Centre Box Office, 604-391-SHOW (7469), or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca
Fraser Health Crisis Line – recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience needed; extensive training and on-going support is provided. Pick up an info package at Options Community Services, 9815 – 140 St., Surrey or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Singalongs – at the ASA Drop-In Centre in Abbotsford with the A-Tones playing “the old tunes”. Mondays, 1-3 p.m. Acoustic instruments are invited (piano available) at the Centre on Cyril St. between Essendene and Ferguson Way. Info: Ed Wilson at 604-853-8624.
Jam Session – open microphone night for youth ages 12-17 runs Fridays from 7-9 p.m. at Todd Brewer School of Music in White Rock. Info: 604-538-2295.
Langley Elks #259 – volunteers wanted to assist with our community ventures to support our children’s charities. Join us at meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 8 p.m. at Langley Elks Plaza, #6 4044 – 200B St. Langley. Info: Ray Wojtas 604-533-7517 or Dave Sallenback 604-856-3559.