Aldergrove Library Adult Chess – for men and women once a month, 7-8:30 p.m. starts Wed., July 27. Arrive 1/2 an hour early at 6:30 to set up and for warm up games. Bring your own board and if you have a timer bring that as well. You must already know how to play chess. It is free. 26770 – 29 Ave. Info: Marlene at 604-857-4137.
Partnership Bridge – at Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 – 273 Street, Fridays at 7 p.m. except 2nd Friday of month. Newcomers welcome. Admission $3. Info: 604-856-3029.
Patrick Ball Celtic Harp & Story – at The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, 32388 Veterans Way, Thursday, July 28, 8:30 p.m. Tickets $15, students $10. Info and tickets: 604-864-8087 ext. 111 or email email@example.com or on-line at thereach.ca
Ukrainian Soul Food – perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch available on Friday, July 29 at 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.
Brigade Days – July 30 to Aug. 1, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada. Join HBC workers, Aboriginal traders, and trappers as they swap stories, play music, and show off traditional skills. Large period encampment, Beaver Tales Theatre on Sunday, and “Arrival of Fur Brigades” canoe re-enactment at 1 p.m. Monday. Stay for free concert 6 p.m., Aug. 1 featuring “Swing Patrol” and “Langley Community Music School Fiddlers.” Bring a picnic (or order one from Full Barrel Café) and a chair or blanket. Free afternoon performances by Scottish Country Dancers, Street Dance and BBQ featuring “Mid Life Crisis” 7-11 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at Fort Langley Community Hall. Fort Langley NHS events: Regular admission, free for annual pass holders, and free admission to the site on Monday, Aug. 1. Info: 604-513-4777, www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortlangley
Justine Beaver – Parks Canada’s Theatre Troupe brings free family-friendly show combining music, humour and audience interaction to Langley Libraries. The lively characters, Justine Beaver and Fingers the Raccoon share their adventures. The half-hour show is most popular with children between ages 4 to 11. Murrayville Library, August 3, 10:30 a.m., 604-533-0339; Brookswood Library, August 3, 2 p.m., 604-534-7055; City of Langley Library, August 4, 10:30 a.m., 604-514-2850; Fort Langley Library, August 4, 2 p.m., 604-888-0722; please call to register.
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
Rockin’ River Music Festival – – Two days of country music at Mission Raceway Park, 32670 Dyke Rd., Mission, Aug. 12-13. Friday: Sawyer Brown, and Lonestar. Saturday: Travis Tritt, Julian Austin plus many more performers. Onsite camping available. Two-day tickets $139, $129 and $99. One-day tickets available. Tickets and info: www.rockinriver.com or 604-733-2235.
Home Staging for the Real World – Wednesday, Aug. 17, 7-8:30 p.m. at Muriel Arnason Library, a free home staging workshop. One-hour session, learn how to beautify your home to help sell it quickly for the highest possible price or just to make it look better. Bring your questions. Call 604-532-3590 or visit the library to reserve your seat.
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.
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.
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.
Feast of Fields – FarmFolkCityFolk’s annual fundraising gourmet harvest festival. With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, you can taste the very best of B.C.’s chefs, vintners, brewers, farmers, fishers, ranchers and food artisans – a 40-course meal paired with wine and beer. Sunday, Sept. 11, 1-5 p.m. at Krause Berry Farms, 6179-248 St., Langley (www.krauseberryfarms.com) Tickets $85 (children 7-12 $15; children 6 and under free) online at www.feastoffields.com
or in person at all Choices Markets and Krause Berry Farms. Event website: www.feastoffields.com and info: 604-730-0450 ext 304.
Matthew Good – Thursday, Nov. 24 at Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Advance tickets $42.50 at Centre Box Office (604-391-SHOW (7469)) or Online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca
Matthew Good – Friday, Nov. 25 at Clarke Theatre in Mission (604-820-3961). Advance tickets $42.50 at Ticketmaster, by phone 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca
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.