Aldergrove Star Calendar of Events
Open House - Saturday May 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Aldergrove Veterans & Seniors Society, 27247 Fraser Hwy., Aldergrove. Drop in and see all we have to offer. Our centre is a great way to interact with other seniors and you can make new friends. Info: Candace, 604-857-1515.
Acoustic Music Fundraiser - Friday, May 20 at Del Pollo Restaurant, 27248 Fraser Hwy., Aldergrove, in support of Children’s Hospital Foundation. Whiskey Raven, Justin Koshman & Joel Brown, and Dwayne Morgan performing acoustically. Tickets $15. Info: 778-241-9027 or 604-328-8303.
Ukrainian Soul Food – Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch available Friday, April 29 at fundraiser, 4:30-7:30 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.
Butterfly Release - 3rd annual benefit for Langley Lodge and Langley Hospice Society, Sat., July 9, 1-3 p.m. at Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery, 6179 - 248 St., limited tickets available, call 604-856-5757 ext. 204.
Talk on Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters - this BC Housing program provides a rent rebate to eligible tenants who are 60 and over. Attend to hear more about who is eligible and how to make an application, Wed., May 4, 1:30-3 p.m. at Langley Senior Resources Society, 20605-51B Ave.Please register at 604-530-3020.Drop-ins welcome.Free and open to the Public.
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 school back field. Family friendly, all ages event. 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.
Breakfast with Soul - Friday, May 6, 8:30 a.m. at Langley Seniors Resource Centre, 20605 - 51B Ave., Langley. Think about what feeds your soul and bring an example to share with guests.
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 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. Scottish Country Dance for absolute beginners of all ages. No special clothes required. Small charge to cover costs. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-607-7790.
James Kasper Concert - Victoria-based singer-songwriter will release his new EP “Grace” at Legal Grounds Coffeehouse, 33775 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford on Fri., April 29. The 6-song EP is a mix of alt-country and folk noir. Tickets $7 available at door. A film crew will be on site to film the event. “Grace” will be available for purchase at the show for $10. Singer-songwriter Jordan Toohey’s opening set at 7:30 p.m. Kasper performs at 8 p.m.
Terri Clark Solo Acoustic Tour - Tues., Nov. 8 at the Clarke Theatre, Mission. Regular tickets $45, VIP tickets $60 (plus facility fee & service charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.
Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s - Alzheimer Society of B.C. fundraiser, May 1, 1 p.m. registration, walk at 2 p.m., at Landing Sports Centre, 45530 Spadina Avenue, Chilliwack. Info: www.walkforalzheimers.ca.
Save on Foods Garage Sale - 13th annual benefit for BC Children’s Hospital, Saturday, May 14, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Aldergrove Village Shopping Centre, 264 St. at Fraser Hwy. Play spin the shell, face painting for the kids, prizes and hot beef on a bun for only $4. Accepting item donations May 9-13, please no large furniture.
Walk so Kids Can Talk - Raise awareness and funds for the Kid’s Help Phone, Canada’s only national, anonymous and confidential counselling service for young people available 24/7 in English and French. Carnival atmosphere, with all kinds of activities and fun for the whole family on Sunday, May 1, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Aldergrove Regional Park’s Pepin trail. Info and registration: see website http://walksokidscantalk.ca/locations/
Fraser Valley Watermedia Society Spring Art Show - Wed., May 4 until Sun., May 15 at Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford. Wide range of new watermedia paintings by local artists. Official opening 5 p.m., Wed., May 4. Artists’ reception Thurs., May 5, 7-8 p.m. Featured artists include Aldergrove’s Laurie Thomasson, winner of Award of Excellence 2015. 604-859-7814 or 604-850-9694. www.MyArtClub.com
Lights, Camera, Action, Sing! - Langley Community Chorus concert features favourite movie songs in three shows. Sat., May 7, 7 p.m. at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, 3025 - 264 St., Aldergrove. Sat., May 14, 3 p.m. at Grove Church, 20784 - 93 Ave., Langley. Sun., May 15, 3 p.m. at United Church of Langley, 21562 Old Yale Rd., Langley. $15 adult, $10 student, free to under 12, at door. www.Langleychorus.org.
Mother’s Day Breakfast - What better way to make your Mom feel special than treating her to a great breakfast at the Jubilee Community Hall, 7989 Bradner Rd. From 8 a.m. to noon, May 8, enjoy a breakfast of sausages, ham, scrambled eggs, fruit cocktail and all the pancakes you can eat, served up buffet style. Children under 6 are free. Also orange juice, coffee and tea, for only $6. Info: 604-856-4375.
The Next Generation Leahy - Friday, June 3 at the Hub International Theatre at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets $39.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) available at Centre Box Office. Charge by phone at 604-391-7469 or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca
An Evening With Meat Loaf - Tuesday, June 28, 8 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre, reserved seating, all ages. Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000. Tickets (incl. GST) $39, $75, $99 (plus FMF and service charges). Info: www.livenation.com
Led Zepagain - tribute to Led Zeppelin Sunday, May 29 at Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $32.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at Casino Guest Services (604-530-2211) and www.ticketweb.ca.
The Pilgrim and The Nightingale - Jim Byrnes and Babe Gurr, Thursday, June 23, Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $42.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) from Casino Guest Services. Charge by phone at 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.ca.
Bloom Spring Market - coming Mother’s Day weekend to Fort Langley, shop handmade and local from 28 local artisans. Find beautiful gifts for Mom and inspiring items to refresh you and your home for spring, May 7-8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Ft. Langley Community Hall. Admission $2 (proceeds benefit Project Aftershock).
Breakfast With The Birds - Saturday, May 7, 8-11 a.m. at Campbell Valley Regional Park, Township Of Langley. Enjoy a muffin while watching a bird slideshow. And, then walk with a naturalist to identify and count birds. Ages 8 and up. Free. Registration required. Register online at www.metrovancouveronline.org or call 604-432-6359 Quote Barcode 6489.
Terri Clark Solo Acoustic Tour - Tuesday, Nov. 8 at Clarke Theatre, Mission. Regular tickets $45, VIP tickets $60 (plus facility fee & service charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.
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, and Eunice Gaglardi and Carla Sieb. Reservations: Pat at 604-856-7513 or email email@example.com
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.
Dress for Success Breakfast - Abbotsford Women’s Connection, Wed., May 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Azalea Room, Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Cost $14, featuring Suzanne’s Fashion Show and speaker Barbara Barclay and daughter Aimee will share What is Success? Reservations: Joyce 604-792-8090 or Rose 604-852-8240 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Mamma Mia! - Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, comes to Abbotsford Centre on Wed., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $65-$99, plus applicable charges, available at Prospera Box Office at Abbotsford Centre, www.ticketmaster.ca and all Ticketmaster Outlets, or Charge by Phone at 1-855-985-5000.
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
“Exit 123” to Rock the Jubilee Hall Summer BBQ Bash - Saturday, May 28, at Jubilee Hall, 7989 Bradner Rd., Abbotsford. Live music from Exit 123, a popular local rock band, and your ticket also entitles you to dinner. A night out for only $10. Doors open 6:30 p.m., dinner 7:30 p.m. Overnight parking permitted. Tickets available at Wilway Lumber, 28728 Fraser Hwy, Aldergrove or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2541197, info: call 604-856-4375.
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.
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.
Led Zepagain - tribute to Led Zeppelin Monday, May 30 at the Hub International Theatre at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets $32.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) available at Centre Box Office. Charge by phone at 604-391-7469 or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 - email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org