Suzanne Robinson and Alex Lornie squared off at the first adult chess session at Aldergrove Library

What’s happening in Aldergrove

Community events in Aldergrove

Aldergrove Library Adult Chess – for men and women once a month, 7-8:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 17. Arrive 1/2 an hour early at 6:30 to set up and for warm up games. Bring your own board and if you have a timer bring that as well. You must already know how to play chess. It is free. 26770 – 29 Ave. Info: Marlene at 604-857-4137.

Partnership Bridge – at Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 – 273 Street, Fridays at 7 p.m. except 2nd Friday of month. Newcomers welcome. Admission $3. Info: 604-856-3029.

Big River Tribute To Johnny Cash – live at Chilliwack Cultural Centre, Friday, August 5. Advance tickets available for $27.50 at Centre Box Office, 604-391-SHOW (7469), or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

Rockin’ River Music Festival – – Two days of country music at Mission Raceway Park, 32670 Dyke Rd., Mission, Aug. 12-13. Friday: Sawyer Brown, and Lonestar. Saturday: Travis Tritt, Julian Austin plus many more performers. Onsite camping available. Two-day tickets $139, $129 and $99. One-day tickets available. Tickets and info: www.rockinriver.com or 604-733-2235.

Raw Food Uncooking Classes – with raw chef Maureen Terrey, Aug. 10 and 17, 6-9 p.m. at Matsqui Rec Centre in Abbotsford. Learn to prepare raw vegan recipes that are free of wheat, dairy, and gluten. More info at ezrawliving.blogspot.com, call 604-854-3310 or ezrawliving@earthanimals.ca

Boppin’ In The Park – Music by Mike Higgins and Friends, Friday, Aug. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Douglas Park Bandshell. Free, family friendly fun hosted by You’ve Gotta Have Friends and sponsored by Community Chest Fund.

Call for Submissions – Expressions of Belonging exhibition will be on display during Arts Alive, Saturday, Aug. 20 at the You’ve Gotta Have Friends office, 20510 Fraser Highway. Last year’s entries included photography, paintings, poems, rug hooking, papier mache and a variety of personal expressions. Submissions are welcomed in the office Aug. 15, call 604 533-6546 for more information.

Fandangozz – Canada’s tribute to ZZ Top, Friday, Sept. 9 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre in Langley (604-530-2211). Tickets $20 at www.ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services

Home Staging for the Real World – Wednesday, Aug. 17, 7-8:30 p.m. at Muriel Arnason Library, a free home staging workshop. One-hour session, learn how to beautify your home to help sell it quickly for the highest possible price or just to make it look better. Bring your questions. Call 604-532-3590 or visit the library to reserve your seat.

Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security – Join a representative from Service Canada for an informative seminar about various benefits under each programSaturday, August 20, 2-3 p.m., City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Crescent, 604-514-2855. Please call or visit to let us know you are coming.

Fraser Health Crisis Line – recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience needed; extensive training and on-going support is provided. Pick up an info package at Options Community Services, 9815 – 140 St., Surrey or e-mail claudiak@scss.ca

Singalongs – at the ASA  Drop-In Centre in Abbotsford with the A-Tones playing “the old tunes”. Mondays, 1-3 p.m. Acoustic instruments are invited (piano available) at the Centre on Cyril St. between Essendene and Ferguson Way. Info: Ed Wilson at 604-853-8624.

BC Lung Association Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath – Saturday, Sept. 10 to Sunday, Sept. 11, for 350 riders of all ages, from White Rock to Cultus Lake. Participants must fundraise minimum $475. Registration fee $25. All proceeds support vital lung health and air quality research, education and advocacy. For info and to register, visit www.bicycletrek.ca or call BC Lung Association at 604-731-5864.

Feast of Fields – FarmFolkCityFolk’s annual fundraising gourmet harvest festival. With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, you can taste the very best of B.C.’s chefs, vintners, brewers, farmers, fishers, ranchers and food artisans – a 40-course meal paired with wine and beer. Sunday, Sept. 11, 1-5 p.m. at Krause Berry Farms, 6179-248 St., Langley (www.krauseberryfarms.com) Tickets $85 (children 7-12 $15; children 6 and under free) online at www.feastoffields.com or in person at all Choices Markets and Krause Berry Farms. Event website: www.feastoffields.com and info: 604-730-0450 ext 304.

Matthew Good – Thursday, Nov. 24 at Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Advance tickets $42.50 at Centre Box Office (604-391-SHOW (7469)) or Online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

Matthew Good – Friday, Nov. 25 at Clarke Theatre in Mission (604-820-3961). Advance tickets $42.50 at Ticketmaster, by phone 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

Langley Elks #259 – volunteers wanted to assist with our community ventures to support our children’s charities. Join us at meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 8 p.m. at Langley Elks Plaza, #6 4044 – 200B St. Langley. Info: Ray Wojtas 604-533-7517 or Dave Sallenback 604-856-3559.