The Tenors perform at Abbotsford Centre this October.

Star Calendar of Events

Events and activities in the community of Aldergrove and area

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 May 9 and 23, June 6 and 20. Summer break July and August, dances resume in September. Info: Gladys Andreas 604-576-7970.

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

Babytime – Make language fun! Babies and their caregivers will join in  bounces, songs, rhymes, and simple stories that encourage the development of speech and language skills. Registration required. Four locations: Muriel Arnason Library, Tuesdays, May 5-26, 9:30-10 a.m.; Walnut Grove Library, Thursdays, May 7-28, 9:30-10 a.m.; Fort Langley Library, Fridays, May 8-22, 9:30–10 a.m.; Murrayville Library, Thursdays, May 14–June 11, 10:30–11 a.m.

The Special Orchestra – program for youth living with cognitive challenges, will host a meet and greet on Saturday, May 16, 1-4 p.m. for anyone interested in joining the orchestra. Event at Windsor Square and will feature a performance by members of the orchestra, Unit 90, 1959-152 Street South Surrey. Info: 604-538-2295.

Aldergrove OAP Meeting – Monday, May 25 is the date of the OAP meeting because of the holiday weekend on the third week of May. Pensioners and seniors welcome, 1 p.m. at 3015 – 273 Street, Aldergrove. Potluck supper will be held  Sunday, May 24 at the OAP Hall, 5 p.m.

Fraser Valley Watermedia Society Exhibit – May 19-29 at Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, during regular library hours. Free admission. Show opening May 19, 5 p.m. and artists’ reception May 21, 7-8 p.m.

Free Guitar Classes – for children and youth ages 7 to 18. Group class for beginners at 5 p.m. and for more advanced at 6 p.m. every Thursday, May 21 to July 2, at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, 3025 – 264 St., Aldergrove. Some loaner guitars available. First come first serve, limited seats, please email for availability: info@musicaccesssociety.com. Music Access Society: building community, filling lives and hearts with song! Info: website: www.musicaccesssociety.com or ph. 604-259-8452.

Nature Knowledge 101 – Native Plant ID and Garden Work Party, Saturday, May 9, 12:30 – 4 p.m. at Campbell Valley Regional Park, Langley. Identify native plants and learn their associations with wildlife (1.5-hrs.) then take part in a 2-hour garden work party to enhance pollinator habitat. Snacks, garden gloves, and tools provided. Ages 12+, Free, registration required. Quote Barcode 6150, register at www.metrovancouveronline.org  or call 604-432-6359.

Abbotsford Women’s Connection – Feel Good Breakfast, Wed. May 13, 9:30 a.m. at the Azalea Room, Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Road. Cost $11. Featuring fitness professional Judy Reeves will show how you can be healthier with simple movements and stretches and speaker Marg Roller will share how you can be “Adding Value to Your Life”. Reservations: Joyce 604-744-5159 or Rose 604-852-8240 or abbyconnectreservations @gmail.com

Flamenco del Mar’s Spring Performances – Saturday, May 9, 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 10, 3 p.m. at Ocean Park Community Hall, 1577 – 128 St., South Surrey. Tickets $15 adult, $12 seniors/children at Christopher’s Gifts, 12894 – 16 Ave., S. Surrey. Info: 604–542–2096 or email: jilltunbridge@hotmail.com

SAFER (Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters) – Spotlight on BC Housing program offering a rent rebate for income qualified seniors who reside in market rental units, Wednesday, May 20, 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. at the Langley Senior Resource and Recreation Centre, 20605 – 51B Ave. Please register at 604-530-3020. Drop-ins welcome. Free and open to the public.

Abbotsford After 5 “Purse-on-ality” Auction Dinner – Monday, May 25, 6:30 p.m. at ABC Restaurant, 32080 Marshall Rd. Cost $18, featuring a live purse auction fundraiser for Stonecroft Ministries. Please bring a new or gently used purse to be auctioned and be ready to buy one that will be new to you. Jane Welsh from Abbotsford will share how her life has been transformed by more than a fashion accessory. Reservations: Pat at 604-856-7513 or email dfolson@shaw.ca

Singalong Songfests – join in or listen while the A-Tones celebrate “the old tunes” with singalong songfests in Abbotsford on Mondays, 1-3 p.m. All ages, genders and ethnicities are welcome. Song lyrics are provided. Pop songs from the past, gospel, folk music, blues, country, standards, old-timers and requests. Instruments are invited (piano and organ available) at the ASA Drop-in Centre, on Cyril St. (between Essendene and George Ferguson Way), Abbotsford. Info: Ed 604-853-8624 or e-mail songbag@bigstring.com

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

Thank You For The Music – Langley Community Chorus spring 2015 concerts May 9 and 24. Wonderful songs performed in the native languages of Russia, Spain, Zulu South Africa, Nigeria and Zambia. There will also be well known popular songs from Canada and the United States. The 80 voice chorus will be joined by Langley composer and professional musician Bruce Henczel. They will sing some of his unique original compositions. Saturday, May 9, 3 p.m. at Langley Mennonite Fellowship, 20997 40 Ave., Langley; and Sunday, May 24, 3 p.m. at United Churches of Langley (Sharon United), 21562 Old Yale Rd Langley. Tickets at the door 30 minutes prior to concert. Adults $15, students $10, under 12 free. Visit website for further info: www.langleychorus.org

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.

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 604-532-3536.

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

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).

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.

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) at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone: 1-885-985-5000, online: 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. 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