Calendar of Special Events
Old Time Dances - at Old Age Pensioner’s Hall, 3015 – 273rd Street, Aldergrove. Both Friday and Saturday dances from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 - Country Old Time Band; Saturday, Oct. 15 - Hazelmere Heritage Fiddlers; Friday, Oct. 21 - Country Old Time Band; Saturday, Oct. 29 - Ukrainian Prairie Band. Refreshments are provided. Admission is $6 at the door. For information contact Gladys Andreas at 604-576-7970.
Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley - monthly pot luck dinner, 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17 at Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St., Abbotsford. Featuring Sweden. Come with your culinary contribution and enjoy the spread of delicious and interesting dishes. Guests and potential new members are welcome. Info: call Len at 778-255-6782 or Eigil at 604-870-8601, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Langley Weavers and Spinners Artisan Show and Sale - Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 29-30, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Fort Langley Community Hall, 9167 Glover Rd. Admission by donation. Beyond Fibre features woven, knitted, spun and felted items handcrafted by Guild members as well as jewellery, pottery, leather work, soaps and more made by other local artists. Visit the Wool Room at the Sale for yarn, fibre, supplies and equipment. Door prizes, a silent auction and ongoing demonstrations of spinning and weaving. Info: website lwsg.org or Facebook page LWSG-Beyond-Fibre-Artisan-Sale.
J.D. Miner - acoustic duo of songwriter and multi-instrumentalists Darryl Klassen and Chad Joiner. With original songs and some old-time banjo and fiddle mayhem. Envision Financial concert series feature at the Clik Coffee Bistro, 1910 N. Parallel Rd., Abbotsford Oct. 8, 7-9 p.m. Have some coffee and a snack and join in on this foot-stomping good time. Info: abbotsfordartscouncil.com
Halloween Hoot - Oct. 29-30, 1-5 p.m. at Fort Langley National Historic Site. Pirate magician, Gary Savard, will appear and enchant families with his magic tricks. Before or after the show, you’ll find trick-or-treating, face-painting, crafts and a Spooky Servants’ Quarters building to explore. For best seats, order advance reserved seating at http://halloweenhoot.brownpapertickets.com/. General seating will be available, as space permits.
The Piano Man - Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel, featuring Ryan Langevin, Oct. 5 and 6 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Tickets $42.50 plus facility fee and service charges available from Blue Frog Studios. Charge online at www.bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.
Strata Housing - presentation covers many facets of strata living, including strata councils, strata fees, contingency reserve funds, unit entitlement, insurance coverage, strata bylaws and rules. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1:30-3 p.m. at Langley Senior Resources & Recreation Centre, 20605 - 51B Ave. Register at 604-530-3020. Drop-ins welcome. Free and open to the public.
Christmas Craft Fair - comes to Aldergrove, Saints Joachim and Ann Parish, Nov. 18, 4-9 p.m. and Nov. 19 9 a.m.-4 p.m.. Vendors of handmade goods from local artisans and crafters along with baked goods and preserves. Register now. Tables $30. Corners $60. Email email@example.com or call Jeannine at 604-341-1054.
The Barra MacNeils - present Celtic Christmas music, Saturday, Nov. 19 at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd, White Rock. Tickets are $52.50 plus facility fee & service charges at the Coast Capital Playhouse Box Office. Charge by phone at 604-536-7535 or online at www.whiterockplayers.ca.
Prism - Classic rockers, Thursday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m. at Cascades Casino Resort, 20393 Fraser Hwy., Langley. Tickets at Ticketweb or Casino guest services, 604-530-2211.
Arlo Guthrie - April 30, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way. Tickets $79-$89, info: www.ghostfingerproductions.com
Bif Naked - I, Bificus Songs and Stories, Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Blue Frog Studiosm White Rock. Tickets $42.50 plus service charges available from Blue Frog Studios. Charge online at http://www.bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.
EcoBlitz Tree Planting - at Aldergrove Regional Park, Sunday, Oct. 16, 1-3:30 p.m., 501 Lefeuvre Rd., Abbotsford. Help increase biodiversity at Aldergrove Regional Park by planting cedar, spruce, and Douglas fir trees. Reclaiming an old raspberry farm and returning it back into a forest ecosystem. Metro Vancouver will provide gloves, dibbles, trowels, etc. and refreshments. Sturdy footwear is recommended. Meet by kiosk at the Aldergrove Bowl parking lot.
Kenny Rogers - Final World Tour with special guest Linda Davis, Thursday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets: $59.50, $69.50, $79.50 (incl. GST, plus FMF & service charges). Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca, Prospera Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets.
Learn How To Swing Dance - Saturday nights at Trinity Western University, Dance Studio, 7600 Glover Rd., Langley. Swing Dance 9-11 p.m., fast, fun, easy drop-in intro lesson: 9-9:30 p.m. Cost $4/person or $2/TWU student. No partner or dance experience required. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, call/text: 604-536-0195, www.trinityswingkids.com
Divas: Vegas Meets Vaudeville - impersonator Bonnie Kilroe, Thursday, Oct. 13 at Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre in Langley. Tickets are $42.50 from Casino Guest Services. Charge by phone at 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.ca.
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: email@example.com or 604-607-7790.
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
John Fogerty - Rollin’ On The River, The Hits Of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000. Tickets (incl. GST) $20, $49.50, $79.50.
Our Lady Peace and I Mother Earth with Edwin - joint Canadian tour with special guests The Standstills, Saturday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $45, $55, $75. Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000. Info: www.livenation.com
Slayer, Anthrax And Death Angel - Thursday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Reserved seating and general admission tickets: $49, $69 (incl. GST). Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000, also available at all Ticketmaster outlets.
The Nylons Farewell Tour - It’s All About The Voice, Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Clarke Theatre, Mission. Tickets $42.50 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.
Chantal Kreviazuk - Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Clarke Theatre in Mission. Tickets $49.50 (includes GST and service charges), available at Ticketmaster, by phone 1-885-985-5000, online www.ticketmaster.ca.
Marianas Trench and The Last Crusade - with special guest Shawn Hook, Friday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $25, $35, $49.50, $65 (Plus FMF & Service charges). Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000. See www.livenation.com
Jesse Cook - One World Tour on Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Arts Centre & Theatre in Maple Ridge. Tickets are $42.50 (plus facility fee & service charges) available at the Arts Centre & Theatre Box Office. Charge by phone at 604-476-2787 or online at www.theactmapleridge.org.
Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies - Sunday, Nov. 13 at the Clarke Theatre in Mission. Tickets are $42.50 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charges), available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.
Lennon: Through A Glass Onion - with the music and lyrics of John Lennon at the Clarke Theatre in Mission, Saturday, Nov. 12. Tickets $42.50 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.
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.
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
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. 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.
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.
Blink 182 - With Guests A Day To Remember, All America Rejects and Dj Spider, Sunday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. General admission floor, reserved stands seating, all ages. Tickets (incl. GST) $35, $59, $75, $79. (plus FMF and service charges). Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000 or at all Ticketmaster outlets. www.livenation.com
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 Ticketmaster Outlets, or Charge by Phone at 1-855-985-5000.
Terri Clark Solo Acoustic Tour - Tues., Nov. 8 at the Clarke Theatre, Mission. Regular tickets $45, VIP tickets $60 (plus facility fee & service charges) at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone 1-885-985-5000, online www.ticketmaster.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.
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.
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. See: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 - firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com