Lowry Olafson performs in Aldergrove concert

Plus Star calendar for events and activities coming up in the community

Lowry Olafson performs at Aldergrove church this month.

St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church presents a family dinner and entertainment featuring renowned artist and singer Lowry Olafson on Saturday, September 26.

Two shows will be featured with the doors opening at 4:30 for the 5 p.m. show which will be focused on music for the children and family. This show will be followed by a wonderful dinner featuring beautifully baked sockeye salmon, chicken strips and an array of summer salads.

Then a second performance will commence at 7:15 p.m. featuring tunes with a more adult focus.

The dinner and show are $20 per adult, children under 6 are free, children over 6 are $5, with the maximum family cost of $50. Tickets are available by phoning the church office at 604-856-5393 (Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30 to 2:30 and Friday 9:30 to 2 p.m.). St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church is located at 3025 – 264 St., Aldergrove.

Either show only, without dinner is $10. Come out and enjoy a wonderful meal and great entertainment catered to the whole family — come for the first show and dinner or have dinner and then attend the second show.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Fraser Valley Rock & Gem Club 2015 Annual Show – Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Old Age Pensioners Hall, 3015 – 273 St. Aldergrove. Rock, crystals, gem stones, minerals, jewelry and lapidary supplies. Artists demonstrating carving, beading and silversmithing. Club members displaying their crafts and collections. Silent auction and door prizes. Admission by donation. Info: Rozalia Brown 604-794-7296.

Old Age Pensioners Meeting – Monday, Sept. 21, 1 p.m. at Aldergrove OAP Hall. People aged 19 years and older are welcome as members. The OAP Hall is at 3015 – 273 St. The monthly potluck supper will be held Sunday, Sept. 27 at the OAP Hall, at 5 p.m. Friends and seniors welcome.

Free Music Drop-In Guitar Classes – for children and youth. Show up and enroll for 10 weeks of free lessons. Thursdays, starting Sept. 17, 4-5 p.m. beginner class, and 5-6 p.m. for students with some experience, at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, 3025 – 264 St., Aldergrove. See website: www.musicaccesssociety.com, email info@musicaccesssociety.com or phone 604-259-8452.

Progressive Relaxation Classes – Triquetra Therapeutic Services and clinical hypnotherapist Laurie Niedermayer teach you easy to learn techniques to help you de-stress. Group classes held at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, Wednesday evenings 7-8 p.m. Open to anyone from teens to seniors. Cost for four weeks is $40. Pre-registration required. Info: Laurie at Triquetra Therapeutic Services 778-809-0417.

Pajama Storytime – Tuck into a story. Children and their caregivers are invited to an evening program of stories, songs, rhymes and more. Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas and can bring a soft toy. Please pre-register. Aldergrove Library, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6:30-7 p.m.

Seniors Old Time Dances – start again every second Saturday at OAP Hall, 3015 – 273 St., Aldergrove. Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 17, 31, Nov. 14, 28, Dec. 12. $6 per person includes refreshments and snacks. Music provided by alternating bands: Ukrainian Prairie Band, Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers, Hazelmere Heritage Fiddlers.

Backstretch Day – Promoting Horse Racing in Cloverdale at Fraser Downs Racetrack, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit the horses and horsemen on Backstretch Day on Saturday, Sept. 19. Put on your barn shoes and we guarantee you’ll go home with stories and will want to come back for more visits.

ESL Classes – free English as a second language classes, start Sept. 15 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.

Lynden Lions Club Model Train Show – Saturday, Oct. 3, and Sunday, Oct. 4 at Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front Street, Lynden, Washington. Features over 50,000 sq. ft. of running model train layouts, exhibits, and vendors. All ages welcome. Adults $7 Seniors $6, Ages 6-12 $5, Under 6 Free, Family $22. Info: www.lyndentrainshow.com

Port Kells Art Club – classes held every Monday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with general meetings the third Monday of each month. Instruction is provided by professional artists from the Lower Mainland area. New members of all levels of experience are welcome. Annual membership $30. Club exhibits three-four times per year in the community. Located at 20701 Fraser Hwy. in Langley. Info: Rita Evans at 604-853-4006.

Critter Care Wildlife Society Walk-a-Thon – on Sunday, Oct. 4 from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the beautiful, peaceful, Campbell Valley Park. This is their well-known, local family fun event, complete with a delicious barbecue and prizes for the top fundraisers. Register now and check out http://www.crittercarewildlife.org/walkathon/

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.

The Lonely: A Tribute To Roy Orbison – with Mike Demers, Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $34.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at Casino Guest Services (604-530-2211) and www.ticketweb.ca

Creed Bratton – evening of music and comedy with the star of The Office, voice of The Grass Roots, Monday, Sept. 28 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $34.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at Casino Guest Services. Charge by phone at 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.ca

Juice Newton – performs Thursday, Oct. 8 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets $54.50 (plus service charges) available from Blue Frog Studios or charge online at www.bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html/.

Natalie Macmaster and Donnell Leahy – Two Fiddles Two Pianos Tour, Thursday, Nov. 26 at Clarke Theatre, Mission. Tickets $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.

Shane Koyczan – “Silence Is A Song I Know All The Words To” Tour, Sunday, Oct. 18 at Clarke Theatre, Mission. Tickets $25 (plus facility fee and service charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

Fiddlin’ Frenzy – Envision Financial Coffee House Concert Series, Saturday, Oct. 3, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at SippChai Cafe, 11-31205 Maclure Road, Abbotsford. All-ages, free event featuring old time fiddle from the young generation performed live by Fiddlin’ Frenzy. Info: website: www.abbotsfordartscouncil.org.

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.

The Tenors – Under One Sky Tour, Friday, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000, also available at: ticketmaster.ca, Prospera Box Office at Abbotsford Centre, all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets (incl. GST) $39.50, $69.50, $99.50 (plus FMF and service charges) reserved seating, all ages. Info: www.livenation.com

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.

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

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.

Caring Hearts Gala – Saturday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m. to 12 midnight at Cascade Casino Resort, 20393 Fraser Hwy., Langley. Charitable all-ages event for Langley Care Foundation and the Langley Hospice Society. Live and silent auction, 3-course dinner, entertainment, dancing and much more. Individuals may purchase their tickets at caringheartsgala.wordpress.com/#GALA

Dean Brody and Paul Brandt Road Trip – with guest Lindi Ortega, Friday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Reserved seating, all ages tickets (incl. GST) $39.50, $49.50, $79.50 (Plus FMF and service charges) available at ticketmaster.ca, Prospera Box Office at Abbotsford Centre, all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000. www.livenation.com

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. 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.

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.

Brett Kissel – in concert with Jordan Mcintosh, Sun., Nov. 15 at Clarke Theatre, Mission. Tickets $37.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

So You Think You Can Dance – Saturday, Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $45, $52.50, $59.50, $69.50 (plus FMF & service charges) reserved seating, all ages. Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000, also available at: ticketmaster.ca, Prospera Box Office at Abbotsford Centre, all Ticketmaster outlets.

2015 Extreme Freestyle Motocross World Tour – Saturday, Oct. 17, two shows at 2 and 7 p.m., at Abbotsford Centre. Reserved seating, all ages tickets (incl. GST) $15, $25, 35 (plus FMF and service charges). Also Pit Party & Athlete Autograph Session tickets: $10. Available at: ticketmaster.ca, Prospera Box Office at Abbotsford Centre, all Ticketmaster Outlets, by phone 1-855-985-5000.

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