Aldergrove Star Calendar of Events
Johnny Winter - blues legend plays Thursday, Oct. 6, Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $45.50 at www.ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services. Charge-by-Phone at 604-530-2211.
Old Time Dance - Saturday, Sept. 17, 1 to 4 p.m. at OAP Hall, 3015 - 273 St. Aldergrove. Music by Harold Chick and Friends. $5 at door includes coffee, tea and dessert.
Aldergrove Art Club - every Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. at Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 - 273 St. Artist Tony O’Reagan will be teaching for three weeks. Everyone welcome. Info: 604-856-8349.
Knitting Circle - Aldergrove Library, 1st and 3rd Thursdays of month, 10 a.m. to 12 noon (Oct. 6 and 20, Nov. 3 and 17, and Dec. 1) Feeling at loose ends? Why not gather up your project and join other adult knitters who are open to learning and sharing ideas. You’ll be glad you did.
Adult Chess - Aldergrove Library, 2nd Wednesday of month, 7–8:30 p.m. (Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14) Chess! The best game in the world! Must already know how to play chess. Bring a board and timer if you have them. Warm-up games begin at 6:30.
Gems Galore - Fraser Valley Rock & Gem Club show Sept. 24-25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 - 273 St.
Nobody’s Perfect - Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services will be offering a free 6-week parenting group for parents of children up to 6 years. Childcare and transportation if needed. Starting Oct. 11 to Nov. 15 at Aldergrove Family Place, 27330 - 28 Ave. Tuesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. Register: contact Bernice Way 604-857-4662 or email email@example.com
Grave Tales - Oct. 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 at Ft. Langley National Historic Site. Spine-chilling tales of love, mysterious burials and old-school amputations - Fort Langley’s past is depicted at night by expert storytellers, and will leave you spellbound as you weave through the village from the misty cemetery to the deserted Hudson’s Bay Company fort. Advance tickets recommended. $12.70 per person; annual pass holders save 20%. Tickets, times and info: www.pc.gc.ca/fortlangley or 604-513-4777.
Justine Beaver’s Halloween Adventure - Family Fright at the Fort Oct. 29-30. Showtimes: 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Activities open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Watch Beaver Tales Theatre’s production “Justine Beaver’s Halloween Adventure” where Justine Beaver helps Fingers the Raccoon get over his fears of the wild. Your ticket of lightly frightful fun includes all day activities that will send tickles down the spine. Spooktacular pumpkin-carving, cookie decorating, boo-tiful face painting, trick-or-treat stations and more. Advance tickets recommended. $13.85 per person; annual pass members save 20%; age 2 and younger free. Tickets and info: www.pc.gc.ca/fortlangley or 604-513-4777.
Earth Formed and Water Rendered - Fraser Valley Watercolour Society and Fraser Valley Potters Guild art show at Langley Centennial Museum, Fort Langley until Tuesday, Dec. 20. Wide range of traditional watercolour paintings as well as pottery done by local artists. Gallery hours Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. and Sunday 1-4:45 p.m. at 9135 King Street, Fort Langley. Info: Carol Portree 604-850-9694 or Anne White 604-855-5363.
Langley Literacy Association - celebrating 10 years of promoting literacy, Wed., Oct. 5, 2-3 p.m. at City of Langley Library. Join in for birthday cake to kick off this year’s Wrap-a-Read project for the Langley Christmas Bureau. Find out how you can get involved with this great project which ensures that every child registered with the Langley Christmas Bureau gets a new book along with their toys. Please bring donations of any size for Wrap-a-Read. Info: Kim Davison 604-514-2855.
Watercolours that Sing - Fraser Valley Watercolour Society Art Show at Kariton Gallery, Abbotsford, Friday, Sept. 30 until Wednesday, Oct. 26. Wide range of traditional watercolour paintings by local artists, as well as, experimental paintings done in mixed media. Artists reception Sunday, Oct. 2, 1-4 p.m. Gallery hours 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday at 2387 Ware St. Info: Judy Whyte 604-852-9358, Carol Portree 604-850-9694 or Anne White 604-855-5363.
Casting Crowns - Grammy Award-winners bring ‘Come to the Well’ tour to Langley, special guests Sanctus Real, The Afters and new artist Lindsay McCaul, Sunday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m. at Langley Events Centre, 7888 - 200 St. Tickets $25 to $75, groups of 15+ receive $5 off, available at www.4dtixx.com or 855-564-8499. www.lmgconcerts.com
TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a non profit weight loss support, group meets Monday night in Aldergrove. Info: Susan at 604-856-1138.
Heritage Apple Day - Saturday, Oct. 1 in Derby Reach Regional Park. Free family event celebrates local apples and local history with activities to please everyone from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children’s activities, Royal Engineer re-enactments, tours of orchards and historic areas, apple tasting, apple and bee experts dispensing advice, fiddlers tapping out tunes, artists painting in the park and free coffee and timbits with Tim Hortons. The only item you can buy to bring home will be heritage apple trees. Info: http://members.shaw.ca/derbyreach.
Ukranian Octoberfest Dinner and Dance - Saturday, Oct. 15 at George Preston Centre, 20699 - 42 Ave., Langley $25 per person. Ukranian food, entertainment, dancing. All proceeds to children’s charities. Tickets call: Barb 604-889-1160 or Len 604-607-5515.
Ukrainian Soul Food – Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch available Friday, Sept. 30 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.
Abbotsford Quilters Guild - meets 2nd Tuesday monthly at Ross Road Community Church, 3160 Ross Rd. Meetings at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Info: www.abbotsfordquilters.org
Community Appreciation Day - hosted by Greater Vancouver Zoo in Aldergrove on Sat., Sept. 24. Supporters are invited to promote your products and services from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at no charge to participants. Info: 604-856-6825.
Square Dancing - Langley’s Murrayville Hall, 21667 - 48 Ave. on Sundays at 1 p.m. Hosted and taught by callers Tyler Wagner (604-817-9350) and Wendy Krueger (778-878-4244). Beginners from 1 till 2:30 p.m., 2:30 till 4 p.m. for more experienced dancers.
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.
Langley Meals on Wheels - seeking volunteers for Food & Friends programs in Aldergrove and Walnut Grove. Opportunity to volunteer in community. Info: 604-533-1679 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Choosing to Smile - Aldergrove Library, Wed., Nov. 23, 7-8:30 p.m. Spend an evening with Michelle Rickaby and Glenda Standeven as they share their personal life stories of three friends who happened to have cancer. Their book will be available for purchase. For info visit their website at www.choosingtosmile.com
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.
Led Zepagain - Led Zeppelin tribute band, Sat., Oct. 8 at Clarke Theatre in Mission (604-820-3961). Advance tickets $25 at all Ticketmaster Locations, by phone 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca
Colourful Impressions - Port Kells Art Club painting exhibition and sale, Sunday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ft. Langley Community Hall, 9167 Glover Rd. Free admission, refreshments available.
Louis Prima Jr. - performing the hits of Las Vegas legend and king of swing, Louis Prima, Monday, Oct. 17 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley (604-530-2211). Tickets $32.50 at Ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services.
Neverest & Alyssa Reid - Friday, Oct. 21 at the Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey (604-507-6355). Tickets $25 at the Bell Performing Arts Centre box office, in person, by phone 604-507-6355 or online at www.bellperformingartscentre.com
Jesse Cook Rumba Foundation Tour - Saturday, Oct. 29 at Clarke Theatre, Mission (604-820-3961). Advance tickets $37.50 at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca
Fall Down Dance - Sat., Oct. 29 at Jubilee Hall, 7999 Bradner Rd., West Abbotsford. Back by popular demand, the March Hare Show Band. Prizes for the best costumes. Doors 8 p.m. Tickets $25, include famous Late Nite Bite. Available at Wilway Lumber, 28728 Fraser Hwy, Aldergrove, or at brownpapertickets.com or toll free 1-800-838-3006. Info: 604-856-4375.
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 email@example.com
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.
Les Mckeown’s Legendary Bay City Rollers - Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley (604-530-2211). Tickets $42.50 at www.ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services.
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.