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Aldergrove Calendar of Events
Family Storytimes - Children ages 2-6 and their caregivers are invited to join library staff for a half-hour program of stories, songs, puppets and rhymes. At Aldergrove Library, Wednesdays, Jan. 25 to Feb. 22, 10:30 - 11 a.m.
Casting the Net - where to seek your ancestors on the internet, discussed Saturday, Jan. 28, 2-3 p.m. at City of Langley Library. Brenda L. Smith will show you how to make smart choices and achieve excellent results by setting your nets in the best pools. This presentation emphasizes free resources on the web and discusses effective search techniques. Please call or visit to let us know you are coming: 604-514-2855.
‘Something Sweet for your Honey’ - Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm & Meadery celebrate their fifth anniversary with three days of in-store customer appreciation specials, special draws and give aways. Campbell’s farm at 2595 Lefeuvre Road, West Abbotsford, Feb. 10 from 12 to 6 p.m., Feb. 11 from 10 to 5 p.m., and on Feb. 12 from 12 to 5 p.m. Plenty of parking and sweet treats for the whole family.
Pysanky Workshops - Ukrainian Women’s Association, Surrey branch, host workshops in the art of pysanky, the Ukrainian easter egg on Thursday evenings, March 1, 8 and 15, from 6:45 to 9 p.m. at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 - 108 Ave., Surrey. Each session $13. Pick the date of your choice, or attend all three. To register or for info: 604-596-2048.
Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley - meet 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St., Abbotsford. Guests and potential new members are welcome. Come with your culinary contribution and enjoy potluck dinner and entertainment, this time focused on Norway. Info: Len at 604-857-2740 or Eigil at 604-870-8601.
Historic Boot Camp & Historic Half Marathon - Feb. 18-19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada, 23433 Mavis Ave. Visitors of all ages will enjoy tug-of-war and Sto:lo Strength Games. On Sunday, cheer on thousands of runners in the Historic Half-Marathon as they cross the most prestigious finish line in B.C. Full Barrel Café open until 4 p.m. Info: www.tryevents.ca or call 604-513-4777.
Don Hunter Author Reading - Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Fort Langley Library. Hunter will be reading from his latest novel, Cooper and The Queen. Phone 604-888-0722 or visit the Fort Langley Library to register.
Grant Lawrence: Adventures In Solitude - popular CBC host Grant Lawrence gives a slideshow presentation and reading featuring his bestselling book, Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound, at Muriel Arnason Library, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7-8 p.m. To register for this free program, please call 604-532-3590, or visit 20338 – 65 Ave.
Infant & Child Loss Remembrance Mass - and Teddy Bear Tea, Sat., Feb. 18 at St. Nicholas Parish, 20675 - 87 Ave., Langley. Mass 1 p.m., “Teddy Bear Tea” reception to follow. Celebrate the lives of all children who have died at any age. Bereaved parents, relatives and friends of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome. Families can light a candle and enter the names of their children in the ‘Little Book of Life’. Visit www.littlelightofheaven.com for more info.
Wix Brown Elementary 50th Birthday Celebration - at 23851 – 24 Ave., Langley, on Thursday, March 1. School performances at 1–1:45 p.m. The school will be open to visitors from 1 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Info, or to RSVP, contact the school at 604-534-5633.
Adult Chess - at Aldergrove Library March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and it is free. If you have a board or timer bring it. Please know how to play; if it has been years that is ok. Info: contact Rand Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org). Aldergrove Library, 26770 - 29 Ave., phone 604-856-6415.
Mozart and Friends - Kwantlen Polytechnic Orchestra-In-Residence presents Ian Parker, Piano; Paolo Bortolussi, Flute; Maria Whelton, Harp; Andrew Clark, French Horn; Conductor Calvin Dyck, on Friday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. at Kwantlen Auditorium, Glover Rd. & Langley By-pass. Tickets: $25/23/15. Phone: Kwantlen, 604-599-3315 and Long & McQuade, 604-530-8704 and Marlene 604-857-4137
Babe Gurr & Locarno - Harrison Festival Society presents a double bill featuring roots/rock singer-songwriter Babe Gurr while Locarno brings a groove heavy mix of Mexican folk, Cuban Son and Latin soul on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Memorial Hall, Harrison Hot Springs. Tickets $22; purchase by phone at 604-796-3664 and online at www.harrisonfestival.com
Fraser Valley Watercolour Society Art Show - at Chilliwack Cultural Centre, until Monday, Feb. 13. Show will feature watercolour, as well as, watercolour mixed media paintings. Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., weekends and holidays closed at 9201 Corbould St. Info: Carol Portree 604-850-9694.
Jubilee Hall Mardi Gras - Feb. 11 at Jubilee Hall, 7999 Bradner Rd. Dance to live classic rock with Mid Life Krisis band. Doors open at 7 p.m., tickets $25, includes buffet dinner. Reasonable bar prices, huge hardwood dance floor. We allow overnight parking (sorry no plug-ins) Tickets at Wilway Lumber, 28728 Fraser Hwy., Aldergrove or www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
More info at 604-856-4375.
Parent Child Mother Goose Program - Saturdays, Feb. 18 to Mar. 10, 11-11:45 a.m. at City of Langley Library (604-514-2855). Bring your baby aged 6 months to 2.5 years, and join a four week session of Sign, Say and Play! These classes are an excellent way to practice signing. Once a week we will get together, sing songs, read, dance, and learn new signs. You will get encouragement, instruction and one on one support from a qualified instructor.
Jay And The Americans - Friday, Feb. 24 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley (604-530-2211). Tickets $50 at www.ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services.
Luisa Marshall – Simply The Best, a tribute to Tina Turner, on Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. Tickets $39.50 (plus facility fee, service charges) at Coast Capital Playhouse Box Office (604-536-7535) or Online at www.whiterockplayers.ca
Mom’s Morning Out - a morning at which you can discuss your concerns and challenges, and share your ideas & solutions with other moms. Join us, meet new friends, take a well-deserved break, learn new things, and just plain have fun. Mornings always include free nursery and free preschool program, coffee, refreshments, open discussion, and a variety of DIY projects, guests and demonstrations. This free program takes place each Tuesday morning from 9-11:30 a.m. (latecomers still welcomed) at Aldergrove Alliance Church, 26291 - 28 Ave. Info: 604-856-3447.
Singalong Songfests - join in or listen while the A-Tones celebrate “the old tunes” with singalong songfests in Abbotsford, Mondays, 1-3 p.m. All ages, genders and ethnicities are welcome. Song lyrics are provided. Sessions include pop songs from the past, gospel, folk music, blues, country, standards, old-timers and requests. Seasonal and holiday songs as the dates dictate. Instruments are invited (piano & organ available) at the ASA Drop-in Centre, on Cyril St. Info: Ed, 604-853-8624 or e-mail email@example.com
Langley Amateur Radio Association - meets first Thursday of month (unless otherwise advised) at 7 p.m. at Brookswood Firehall #5, 20355 32nd Ave., Langley. Coffee and sweets provided. Info, email: Don firstname.lastname@example.org
Knitting Circle - Aldergrove Library, 1st and 3rd Thursdays of month, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, 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.
Fraser Valley Woodworkers Guild - meets on the first Wednesday of the month to share ideas, expertise and experience. Check www.fvwwg.ca for time, location.
Aldergrove Art Club - every Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. at Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 - 273 St. Everyone welcome. Info: 604-856-8349.
TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a non profit weight loss support, group meets Monday night in Aldergrove. Info: Susan at 604-856-1138.
The Northern Pikes - perform Friday, Feb. 10 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley (604-530-2211). Tickets $32.50 at www.ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services.
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
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.
Country Legends Cash & Cline - starring Sara Jeanne Hosie as Patsy Cline and David James & Big River as Johnny Cash on Wednesday, March 14 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Advance tickets $38.50 at Centre Box Office (604-391-SHOW (7469)) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca
54-40 - celebrates 30 year anniversary, Thursday, April 5 at the Clarke Theatre in Mission, 33700 Prentis Avenue, Mission (604-820-3961). Tickets $42.50 (plus facility fee & service charges) available at all Ticketmaster Locations. Charge by phone 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca
Pavlo - the “Greek God of Guitar” performs Monday, April 30 at the Clarke Theatre 33700 Prentis Avenue, Mission (604-820-3961). Tickets $34.50 (plus facility fee & service charges) available at all Ticketmaster Locations, by phone 1-855-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca
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 email@example.com
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
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.