Events and activities in Aldergrove area

Ayana Lewis, 5, picked out a square and decorated it with chalk art at the Arts Alive Festival in Langley City on Saturday, August 20. - HARRY HUNT PHOTO
Ayana Lewis, 5, picked out a square and decorated it with chalk art at the Arts Alive Festival in Langley City on Saturday, August 20.
— image credit: HARRY HUNT PHOTO

Mt. Lehman 26th Annual Fall Fair - Sept. 17 at Mt. Lehman Elementary School and Community Hall located at Mt. Lehman and Taylor Roads in north-west Abbotsford. At 8 a.m. start your day with a pancake breakfast at the Community Hall. The festivities begin at 9:30, with something for everyone: games, silent auction, live auction, craft fair, produce display, Mt. Lehman Community History display, petting zoo, hay wagon rides, amusement rides, and lots of food choices plus chicken dinner from 4-7 p.m., and on stage entertainment. Mt. Lehman Historical Cemetery Tour from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admittance is free. The dance runs from 7 p.m. to midnight, tickets are $10 and kids aged five and under are free. For a full list of entertainers and activities see www.mtlehmanfallfair.ca or call call 604-856-7427.

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.

Ukrainian Soul Food – Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch available on Friday, Aug. 26 at fundraiser, 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.

Langley Meals on Wheels - seeking volunteers for Food & Friends programs in Aldergrove and Walnut Grove.  This is a great opportunity for retirees or moms who are looking to volunteer in their community. Info: 604-533-1679 or email info@langleymealsonwheels.com

Square Dancing - returns to Langley’s Murrayville Hall, 21667 - 48 Ave. on Sunday afternoons starting Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. and continuing till mid-April. Hosted and taught by callers Tyler Wagner (604-817-9350) and Wendy Krueger (778-878-4244). Beginners from 1 till 2:30 p.m., then from 2:30 till 4 p.m. for more experienced dancers. Everyone is welcome. First three times are free. Please phone to let us know you’re planning to come.

Fort Farm Fair - Sept. 3-5, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Fort Langley National Historic Site, 23433 Mavis Ave. Farm related fun is happening all weekend long. Ride ponies, learn how to make butter, watch sheep shearing, blacksmithing, and much more! The weekend features the farming history of this HBC trading post with fun you won’t want to miss! Regular admission fees apply; free for annual pass holders. Info: 604-513-4777, see website www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortlangley

Fall Prevention - an expert from Fraser Health will discuss how you can prevent falls and protect yourself from injury, Saturday, Sept. 24, 11-12 p.m. at City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Cres. Please call or visit to let library know you are coming: 604-514-2855.

New Orleans Garden District Jazz Trio - at Abbotsford on Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 George Ferguson Way. Tickets $18, available at church office Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at Farmers Market on Saturday morning, and at The Reach Gallery. Info: 604-853-2591.

Fandangozz - Canada’s tribute to ZZ Top, Friday, Sept. 9 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre in Langley (604-530-2211). Tickets $20 at www.ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services

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. 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 claudiak@scss.ca

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.

Fraser Valley Woodworkers Guild - meets first Wednesday of month starting Sept. 7. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Robert Bateman Secondary School, 35045 Exbury Ave., Abbotsford. All skill levels are welcome to bring projects, photos, tools and stories to share. For more information contact Barry Cole at barrycole@rocketmail.com or see website: www.fvwwg.ca

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