ABRA CADABRA - tribute to the music and magic of ABBA

Aldergrove Star Calendar

Events and activities in and around the community of Aldergrove

Seniors’ Old Time Dances – every second Saturday, 1-4 p.m. at Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 – 273 St. Only $6 per person, includes refreshments. Upcoming dates are April 25, May 9 and 23, June 6 and 20. Summer break July and August, dances resume in September. Info: Gladys Andreas 604-576-7970.

Canada Day Kickoff Concert – Country 107.1 presents Emerson Drive with special guests Aaron Pritchett, King & Cash and Beamer Wigley, Tuesday, June 30, 6 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $15, 25, 35 and $49 (plus FMF and service charges) at: ticketmaster.ca, Prospera Box Office at Abbotsford Centre,  all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone 1-855-985-5000.

Dahlia Tuber Sale – Fraser Valley Dahlia Society will have hundreds of varieties on sale Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at George Preston Rec Centre, 20699 – 42 Ave., Langley. Info: www.fraservalleydahliasociety. com

Swap Meet – hosted by Aldergrove Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Aldergrove Legion, 26607 Fraser Hwy. Uncovered areas to rent for $10; contact Myrtle at 604-856-4540. Come out and support your community.

Mother’s Day at the Museum – Langley Centennial Museum hosts Plant a Posy at 9135 King St., Ft. Langley, on Saturday, May 9, with a morning session from 10 to 11 a.m. and an afternoon session from noon to 1 p.m. The cost is $15.75 per child, plus mom. Kids and moms will enjoy spending time together while creating a beautiful flower pot and then taking it home to watch it blossom. To register visit RecExpress.ca, drop in to any Township community recreation facility, or call the Langley Centennial Museum at 604-532-3536.

Earth Day Book Event – Dr. Patricia Tallman will be signing her newly released book, The Restore-Our-Planet Diet: Food Choices, Our Environment, and Our Health. Come meet the author and sample food at Marketplace IGA (Thunderbird Village) on Sat., April 18, 2 – 4:30 p.m., and also at Lee’s Market (Fort Langley) on Sun., April 19, 2 – 4:30 p.m.

Jesse Cook – One World Tour, Saturday, Sept. 26 at Clarke Theatre, Mission. Also Monday, Sept. 28 at the Hub International Theatre, Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets $42.50 (plus facility fee & service charges) at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

Aldergrove OAP 71 Celebration – marking its 55th anniversary Monday, April 20. The meeting starts at 1 p.m. Jerry Gosling from the B.C. OAP will be  presenting the 55th year certificate to the club. He will also be awarding life memberships to Maudie MacPherson and Frieda Reid.

Ukrainian Soul Food – Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch available Friday,  April 24 at fundraiser, 4:30 to 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.

Woman2Warrior 2015 – Sunday, May 24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Swangard Stadium, Burnaby Central Park, 3883 Imperial St., Burnaby. Vancouver’s only women’s charity obstacle adventure race, raising funds to send over 800 kids and young adults with disabilities to one of three accessible Easter Seals camps in B.C. $35 registration fee. To register, visit www.woman2warrior.ca

Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society – annual T21 Awareness Walk at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All walk details can be found on website at www.lmdss.com (non-profit organization that helps to support B.C. families and individuals with Down Syndrome).

Patient Rights – Come to this informative program presented by Dying with Dignity Canada. You will learn all about your rights and how you can start making crucial decisions about your future medical care. This program takes place at the following libraries: Brookswood Library, Thursday, April 23, 3-4:30 p.m.; Walnut Grove Library, Friday, April 24, 3-4:30 p.m.; Murrayville Library, Saturday, April 25, 3-4:30 p.m.; City of Langley Library, Wednesday, April 29, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Fort Langley Library, Thursday, April 30, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration appreciated.

Aldergrove Art Club Annual Show – Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 273rd Street.

ABRA CADABRA – tribute to the music and magic of ABBA, Thursday, April 30 at the Cascades Casino Summit Theatre in Langley. Tickets are $39.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at Casino Guest Services (604-530-2211) and www.ticketweb.ca

Port Kells Art Club – Classes every Monday 10:00 – 1:00 with general meetings third Monday of each month. New members welcome. Annual membership $25. Club exhibits 3-4 times per year in community. Located in Langley on Fraser Hwy. Contact Rita Evans at 604-853-4006.

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. Most questions can be answered. Info:  604-514-3851.

Conversation Circle – Practice your English at the library. Improve your conversation skills, learn about the library’s ESL resources, and meet new friends. Please pre-register. Walnut Grove Library, Thursdays, until April 30, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly – a non profit weight loss support group meets Monday night and Tuesday morning in Aldergrove.  For more information  phone Susan at 604-856-1138 or Lynda at 604-856-8014.

Mother’s Day Breakfast – May 10 at the Jubilee Community Hall, 7989 Bradner Rd. This is the 41st year that the Jubilee Dad’s have been flipping some of the best flapjacks in town. From 8 a.m. to noon, enjoy a breakfast of sausages, scrambled eggs, fruit cocktail and all the pancakes you can eat, served up buffet style, for only $6. Children under 6 are free! Includes orange juice, coffee and tea. Info: 604-856-4375.

Conversation Circle – Practice your English at the library. Improve your conversation skills, learn about the library’s ESL resources, and meet new friends. Please pre-register. Walnut Grove Library, Thursdays, until April 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Nearly Neil – Bobby Bruce’s tribute to Neil Diamond and the Solitary Band, Thursday, April 30 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $39.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at Casino Guest Services (604-530-2211) and www.ticketweb.ca

Colin James: Up Close And Personal – an acoustic tour with special guest Chris Caddell, Sunday, May 10 at the Clarke Theatre in Mission. Also on Monday, May 11 at the HUB International Theatre at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets are $42.50 (plus facility fee & service charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

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.

Port Kells Art Club – Classes every Monday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. with general meetings third Monday of each month. New members, all levels of experience welcome. Annual membership $25. Club exhibits 3-4 times per year in community. Located in Langley on Fraser Hwy. Info: Rita Evans at 1-604-853-4006.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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