Aldergrove Star Calendar of Events

Langley Relay for Life chairman Howie Vickberg (left) and school trustee Cecelia Reekie helped rally the troops to the cause at the kickoff for the cancer fundraiser held at Otter Co-op on Sunday, March 10. The relay returns to Langley’s McLeod Park on Friday, June 21. - HARRY HUNT PHOTO
Langley Relay for Life chairman Howie Vickberg (left) and school trustee Cecelia Reekie helped rally the troops to the cause at the kickoff for the cancer fundraiser held at Otter Co-op on Sunday, March 10. The relay returns to Langley’s McLeod Park on Friday, June 21.
— image credit: HARRY HUNT PHOTO

Knitting Circle - at Aldergrove Library. Feeling at loose ends? Why not gather up your materials and join other adult knitters who are open to learning and sharing ideas. Bring your current needlecraft project with you. Aldergrove Library is located at 26770 - 29 Ave., Aldergrove, call for info: 604-856-6415.

Fraser Valley Dahlia Society - annual tuber sale, Saturday, Apr. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at George Preston Rec Centre, 20699 - 42 Ave. Info: www.fraservalleydahliasociety.com

Buddy Holly - tribute by Johnny Vallis, Friday, May 10 at Chilliwack Cultural Centre, Chilliwack. Tickets are $29.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at the Centre Box Office. Charge by phone at 604-391-SHOW (7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

Joseph the Magician - Tuesday, March 26, 1:30-2:30 p.m., City of Langley Library. Celebrate Spring Break with magic. Joseph the Magician has delighted audiences of all ages in the Lower Mainland for over 20 years. His fun-filled, high-energy, interactive magic show will have kids and parents laughing throughout. Join us for one hour of great family entertainment. Call 604-514-2855 or visit at 20399 Douglas Crescent in Langley to let library staff know you are coming.

Photographing Birds in the Lower Mainland - Award-winning photographer John Gordon shares the secrets of photographing the diverse species of birds that live in the Lower Mainland. Learn where and when to go and what camera equipment is needed. Take up a new hobby or expand an old one, and enjoy the beauty of local birds in their natural habitat. Held at Muriel Arnason Library, Wednesday, March 20, 7-8 p.m. This adult program is free, but registration is required: visit library or call 604-532-3590.

Crafts Around the World - It’s Multicultural Month at the library… bring your imagination and create some crafts from around the world. All supplies are provided. This drop-in program is suitable for children ages 5 and up at Muriel Arnason Library, Tuesday, March 26, 2-4 p.m. Call 604-532-3590.

Book Sale - Saturday, March 16 to Saturday, March 20 at City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Cres. Visit the City of Langley Library’s semi-annual Book Sale for great deals on used books, puzzles, and DVDs.

Mount Lehman Garden Club - meeting on Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m. in the Mount Lehman Community hall, 6418 Mount Lehman Rd. The speaker this month is Chris Jennings who will speak and show slides on Shade Gardening. Info: Yvonne at 604-856-0313.

Teen Games Night - Imperial Hobbies in Richmond is bringing some of their popular and crazy cool games to the Walnut Grove Library on Monday, March 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Come out during Spring Break and play Cloud 9, Dominion, Carcassonne and Ultimate Werewolf. Free pizza and refreshments will be provided and there will be an MP3 player door prize. This program is for teens (ages 12 to 18) and registration is required as space is limited: visit the Library or call 604-882-0410.

Spring Break Activities - March 16-24, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., it’s all about spring survival at the Fort. See if you have what it takes to survive as a fur trader! Learn to start fire the traditional way with flint and steel at 11 a.m., once you’ve mastered fire starting participate in the “Fur Trader time trials” at 12:30 and test your skills carrying fur bales. At 2 p.m. hear

the bang of musket fire echo through the fort, bake bannock over the open fire at 3 p.m. and then hone your finger weaving skills at 3:30 p.m. Throughout the day visit the blacksmith shop, identify wild animal tracks and complete your Xplorers activities book for a certificate and a prize. Enjoy lunch at the Full Barrel Café open from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Regular admission applies; free for annual pass holders.

Easter Scavenger Hunt - March 31, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Easter Egg Scramble (5 & under) 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Your mission: complete the activities of the scavenger hunt and earn chocolate treats. The all-ages scavenger hunt includes fun activities that will take you exploring around the fort and earning chocolate as you go. The scavenger hunt will take place around the grounds within the fort walls and will be available all day from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. At 12 and 3 p.m. kids 5 and under can participate in the “Egg Scramble:” find as many eggs as you can on the giant map of British Columbia. The egg scramble will last until all the eggs have been found. Plus, do fun Easter crafts all day and enjoy an Easter Brunch at the Full Barrel Café, open from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Just $3.90 per youth, $7.80 per adult, $19.60 per family, or free with your annual pass (on sale for 20% off). Information: www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortlangley or call 604-513-4777.

Abbotsford Genealogy Society - monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 19 at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the business meeting begins at 1 p.m. Note this is an afternoon meeting this month. Marion and Allan Robinson will be talking about the Highland Clearances. Everyone is welcome. Please see the website: www.abbygs.ca for more information.

Tarl - local rock group back at Finnegan’s for a St. Paddy’s Day bash Saturday, March 16. Call to reserve seating at 604-859-2220 and go check TARL out on online on Facebook and iTunes.

The Nylons - Saturday, March 16, 8 p.m. at the Cascades Casino Summit Theatre in Langley. Tickets $45 (plus facility fee and service charges), available from Casino Guest Services. Charge by phone 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.ca

The Merchant of Venice - in the theatre on the Chilliwack North UFV campus at the corner of Yale and Airport, plays March 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Wednesday and Thursday, March 13 and 14 at noon and Sundays, March 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets $10 to $22. Info: 604-795-2814 or email:  theatre@ufv.ca, website: www.ufv.ca/theatre

Harrison Festival Society - presents the Maeve McKinnon Trio from Scotland on Friday, March 15 in the Harrison Memorial Hall. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased by phone at 604-796-3664, online at www.harrisonfestival.com or in person at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison, or Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart.

Powder Blues - with special guest James “Buddy” Rogers on Saturday, March 30 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $39.50 (plus Facility Fee and Service Charges) from Casino Guest Services. Charge by phone 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.ca

Abbotsford Beef Club - celebrating its 50th anniversary on April 20 at the Rancho, Abbotsford. Dinner and dance tickets available for $25., doors open at 6 p.m. Check the Abbotsford Beef facebook page for more info or email Teresa russnteresa@shaw.ca or call 604-857-5760.

Céilidh - kitchen party with live music and St. Patrick’s theme on Thursday, March 14, 7 to 9:45 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church Hall, 9025 Glover Rd., Fort Langley. Enjoy traditional music, song and fun. Tickets are $5 at the door, includes traditional Maritime lunch of tea, biscuits and jam. Next Ceilidh will be April 18. Performers contact: Jack Williamson, 604-888-7925.

BC Gem Show - with BC Lapidary Society, April 12-14 at Abbotsford Ag-Rec Building, 32470 Haida Drive. Displays, games, demonstrations, dealers, gold panning, children’s corner and more. Open Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-6 and Sun 10-5. Admission $6 adult, $2 student, child under six free.

Headpins & Jerry Doucette - Saturday, March 23 at the Arts Centre & Theatre in Maple Ridge. Tyson Aubin’s birthday bash, turn it loud and help the kids, partial net proceeds from this show will go to Easter Seals. Tickets are $42.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at the Arts Centre & Theatre Box Office. Charge by phone 604-476-2787 or online at www.theactmapleridge.org

Brent Butt - Saturday, May 25, Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Avenue, Mission. Tickets $40 (plus facility fee and service charges) available at all Ticketmaster Locations. Charge by phone 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

Aldergrove Toastmasters - meets every Monday, 7 p.m. at Aldergrove Community Secondary School in room 125. Boost your self confidence; become a better speaker and have fun. Info: Murray Burgum at 604-856-5483 or email mgbergum@gmail.com

Mom’s Morning Out - at Aldergrove Alliance Church on Tuesday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. We will be discussing your concerns and challenges, making crafts, and learning new do-it-yourself skills. Coffee, refreshments, and free childcare for your nursery- and preschool-aged children. Info: aldergrovealliance.org or call 604-856-3447.

Aldergrove ESL Classes - Free English as Second Language classes every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Dunstans Anglican Church, 3025 - 264 Street, Aldergrove. All are welcome.

Classics Book Club - Join the lively discussion at this new book club and get acquainted with the great books of world literature. Meets on the first Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. at Murrayville Library. Coffee provided.

Fort Langley Library Knitting Circle - Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m. Drop-in. Bring your knitting to the library and enjoy the companionship of working with others on your project. Beginners welcome. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca

Fraser Health Crisis Line - recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. Visit website www.options.bc.ca and follow the link for the Crisis Line.

TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a non profit weight loss support group, meets Monday nights in Aldergrove.  Info: Susan at 604-856-1138.

Langley Amateur Radio Association — meets first Thursday of month at 7 p.m. at Brookswood Firehall #5, 20355 32nd Ave., Langley. Coffee and sweets provided. Info, email: Don dondee@shaw.ca

Swallows and Amazons - Gallery 7 Theatre & Performing Arts Presents Arthur Ransome play March 8-9, 14-16, 21-23, 7:30 PM. Matinees: March 9, 16, 23, 2:00 PM at MEI Theatre, 4081 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. Phone Orders: 604-852-3701 or 1-800-665-8828 (Have VISA or Master Card ready). Tickets are also available online at www.gallery7theatre.com, $20 Adults, $18 Seniors & Students, $17 Groups (8+), $12 Children (12 & under). www.gallery7theatre.com

Staying Fit at Home - Fort Langley Library, Tuesday, March 12, 2-3 p.m. Don’t feel comfortable joining fitness groups or going to the gym? Discover simple exercises to do at home that will improve your health and wellness. Make physical activity part of your daily routine! Free but registration required. Free but registration required.

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