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Annual Dahlia Tuber Sale - hosted by Fraser Valley Dahlia Society, Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Geo. Preston Rec Centre, 20699 - 42 Ave., Langley. Annual dahlia flower show to follow Sept. 17-18. Info: www.fraservalleydahliasociety.com - Submitted photo
Annual Dahlia Tuber Sale - hosted by Fraser Valley Dahlia Society, Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Geo. Preston Rec Centre, 20699 - 42 Ave., Langley. Annual dahlia flower show to follow Sept. 17-18. Info: www.fraservalleydahliasociety.com
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Seniors Old Time Dances - every second Saturday, 1-4 p.m. at Aldergrove Old Age Pensioners Hall, 3015 - 273 Street. $6 admission includes snacks. Dances held every second Saturday with three different bands. April 16 Hazelmere Heritage Fiddlers, April 30 Ukrainian Prairie Band, May 14 Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers, May 28 Hazelmere Heritage Fiddlers, June 11 Ukrainian Prairie Band, June 25 Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers.

Scottish Country Dance Lessons - Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Coghlan Hall, corner of 256th St. and 68th Ave. New! Scottish Country Dance for absolute beginners of all ages. It’s fun and very laid back (so it’s stress-free). No special clothes required. Small charge to cover costs. Organized by Coghlan Hall Society and Festival Days. Info: mrdesign@shaw.ca or 604-607-7790.

Annual Dahlia Tuber Sale - hosted by Fraser Valley Dahlia Society, Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Geo. Preston Rec Centre, 20699 - 42 Ave., Langley. Annual dahlia flower show to follow Sept. 17-18. Info: www.fraservalleydahliasociety.com

Fort Langley Céilidh - Thursday, April 21, 7-9:45 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church Hall, 9025 Glover Rd., Fort Langley. Enjoy traditional music, song and fun at a live community music event. $5 at the door, includes traditional Maritime lunch of tea biscuits and jam. Next Ceilidh will be May 26. Performers contact: Jack Williamson 604-888-7925 or jackwilliamson@telus.net

Abbotsford After 5 Mother and Daughter Dinner - Monday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. at Ricky’s Restaurant, 32080 Marshall Rd. $21. Special feature is Rhonda-Lea Bastien from Empty Garden Floral Preservation and Keepsakes in Fort Langley, and Eunice Gaglardi and Carla Sieb, a mother and daughter team from Vancouver Island share their story of “What Doctor Couldn’t Do.” Reservations: Pat at 604-856-7513 or email dfolson@shaw.ca

Bradner Flower Show - Friday through Sunday April 8-10, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily at Bradner Hall and School, 5305 Bradner Rd., Abbotsford. The 88th annual Bradner Flower Show features over 700 hundred varieties of daffodils known to Bradner. “Jazz Up Your Garden!” Fun for all ages, admission only $2.

Abbotsford Women’s Connection - New Life Breakfast, Wed., April 13, 9:30 a.m. at Azalea Room, Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Cost $14; featuring Tanya Lyn Werk discussing executor appointments, wills and questions about final needs, and speaker Donna Lamothe, our RSVP Executive Director, will share on “New Life.” Reservations: Joyce 604-792-8090 or Rose 604-852-8240 or abbyconnectreservations@gmail.com

Delta Concert Band - Delta Concert Band musical director Jim Tempest will provide commentary and lead more than 40 musicians through a presentation on the musical form of the march, Saturday, April 16, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at KPU Langley Campus Music Auditorium room 1270, 20901 Langley Bypass. All-ages, TALK members $20, non-members $30. A light lunch is included. Register by April 8: call 604-599-3077.

DW Poppy Secondary School Car Show - Sunday, May 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 23752 - 52 Ave., Langley. Over 700 cars on display in our school back field thousands of spectators. This is a family friendly, all ages event. We are hoping to increase our spectators, cars, vendors, concession, 50/50, car show t-shirt sales and more. Preregistration for cars is $10, now open at school office from 7:45-3:15 Monday-Friday or online through www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: Marlene Yakabuski at 604-612-7645.

TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly – a non profit weight loss support group. There is a meeting Monday night and Tuesday morning in Aldergrove. Info: Susan at 604-856-1138 or Lynda at 604-856-8014.

The Lonely - tribute to Roy Orbison, Sunday, May 15 at the Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $42.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at Casino Guest Services (604-530-2211) and www.ticketweb.ca.

Connect Now Aldergrove - business networking group meets fourth Wednesday of each month, 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Aldergrove White Spot Restaurant, 3070 - 264 St. Reservations required. See website: https://www.connectnowbusinessnetwork.com/events/#!event/2016/3/23/connect-now-aldergrove

Friday Night Dances - 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Live Bands. Come for fun, friendship and exercise to Abbotsford Social Activity Ass’n., 33889 Essendene St., Abbotsford. See website: abbysocialactivityassoc.com

Abra Cadabra - tribute to ABBA, Thursday, May 19 at Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $39.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at Casino Guest Services (604-530-2211) and website www.ticketweb.ca.

Income Tax Clinics – Do you need assistance with preparing your tax return? If your return is straightforward, and you are low income, you can book a half-hour appointment with a community volunteer and have your tax return filed free of charge on Tuesdays to April 26, between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. at Muriel Arnason Library. Appointment times must be booked: visit the library at 130 - 20338 - 65 Ave. or calling 604-532-3590.

BCCMA Hall of Fame Show - feature performances by Denny Eddy, Laurie Thain, Farmer’s Daughter, Tammy Ray, Jess Lee and more, Sunday, April 10, 2 p.m. at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $25 (plus facility fee and service charges) at Casino Guest Services (604-530-2211) and www.ticketweb.ca.

Conversation Circles - at Aldergrove Library. If you are learning English and want to practice speaking with other people in a friendly, casual place then join us for weekly guided discussions about Canadian culture, food, current events and other topics. Held in partnership with Langley Community Services Society. Please pre-register. Thursdays, ongoing, 10 a.m. – noon.

Port Kells Art Club Classes - every Monday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with general meetings third Monday of each month at 1 p.m. New members all levels of experience welcome. Annual membership $30. Club exhibits three to four times per year. Located at 20701 Fraser Hwy. in Langley. Info: Linda Hamilton at 604-287-6799.

ZZ Top - With Guests Thursday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Reserved seating, all ages. Tickets (incl. GST) $35, $65, $85 (plus FMF & service charges). Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000. Tickets at all Ticketmaster outlets.

Gord Bamford & Joe Nichols - “Certified Country Tour”  Thursday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. Abbotsford Centre. Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000, also available at: ticketmaster.ca, Prospera Box Office at Abbotsford Centre, all Ticketmaster outlets. Reserved seating, all ages. Tickets $39.50, $59.50, $74.50 (incl. GST, plus FMF and service charges).

ESL Classes - free English as a second language classes every Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, 2035 - 264 St. All are welcome, no charge. Info: 604-856-5393.

Chris Tomlin - Sunday, May 22, 6 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Reserved seating, all ages. Tickets: $25, $35, $55, $75 (incl. GST plus FMF & service charges). Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000, ticketmaster.ca, Prospera Box Office at Abbotsford Centre, all Ticketmaster outlets.

Singalong Songfests - join in or listen while the Autumn-Tones celebrate “the old tunes” with singalongs in Abbotsford, Mondays, 1-3 p.m. All ages, genders and ethnicities welcome. Song lyrics are provided. Instruments invited at the ASAA Drop-in Centre, on Cyril St, Abbotsford. Info: Ed 604-853-8624.

Aldergrove Veterans & Seniors 55+ Drop In Centre – join us at 27247 Fraser Hwy. We prepare a full, hot, home cooked meal including tea, coffee and dessert which we start serving at 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., followed by games. Great place to meet new people, drop in for a coffee to see what we are all about. Open 10 a.m., Tuesday to Friday.

Carpet Bowling - at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 - 273 Street, on Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. Cost per person is $1.

Partners Bridge - every Friday except second Friday of each month, 7 p.m. at Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 - 273 St. Newcomers welcome. Cost $2. Info: 604-607-0504.

Ham Radio Luncheon - open to any amateur radio operator, third Monday of every month; 11:15 a.m. at Andreas Restaurant, 202 St. and 56 Ave. Pay your own bill, talk as long as you like. Info:  604-514-3851.

Square Dance Classes - Sundays at 12:30 p.m. at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, Fraser Hwy. at 273 Street. Singles and couples welcome, free admission, first three dances no experience. Info: call Tyler, 604-590-9039.

Aldergrove Toastmasters Leaders Club - meet the first and third Monday of each month from 6:45 to 8 p.m., upstairs room on the far right, 26245 - 28 Ave., Aldergrove. Info: president Millie McConnell, 604-825-3334.

Celtic Thunder - Irish music phenomenon bring Legacy to Abbotsford Centre, Wednesday, November 23, 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating. All ages. Tickets (incl. GST) $65, $75 (plus FMF and service charges). Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000, also available at all Ticketmaster outlets. Website: www.livenation.com

Yoga in the Country - at Jubilee Community Hall, 7989 Bradner Rd. Abbotsford, Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30. All levels welcome. Drop in fee $6 per session, bring a yoga mat. Certified instructors.

Glen Valley Watershed Society – Is the future of our local streams health important to you?  Join a group of interesting, passionate people that are looking for others with the same interests in NE Langley/NW Abbotsford - to protect our waterways to ensure a healthy environment. Info: Lisa at stewardship@leps.bc.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: Vicki Austad, 604-856-5970.

Volunteer Drivers Needed - to help seniors. No special insurance needed. Kilometres reimbursed. Call Janice at 604-530-3020 Ext 302.

Aldergrove Art Club - join our friendly group every Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. at the OAP Hall, 3015 - 273 St., Aldergrove. Info: Laurie at 604-856-6990 or Sheila at 604-539-0225.

People in Pain Network - non-profit organization which assists people living with all types of chronic pain. A new, free Fraser Valley support group at Aldergrove’s Seventh-Day Adventist Church, on the third Tuesday each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at 26245 - 28 Ave., Aldergrove. Info: Dick e-mail at dick@pipain.com, or 604-928-0486.

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.

Post Abortion Healing Services - for post abortion healing support, please contact Tanya at Your Pregnancy Options, Aldergrove - info@yourpregnancyoptions.ca, 604-856-9151, www.yourpregnancyoptions.ca

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

 

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