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Events in Aldergrove area

Krause Berry Farms – 6th annual Farmer’s Feast Sunday, July 17, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sample and learn the benefits from fresher, more nutritious foods, and how supporting local farmers strengthens our local economy. JRFM will be live on site, as well there will be entertainment, music, face painting, story telling, horse drawn carriage and tractor rides as well as a petting zoo and Lego will be on site building a Lego strawberry. At Krause Berry Farms 6179 – 248 St. See: www.krauseberryfarms.com

Aldergrove Library Adult Chess – for men and women once a month, 7-8:30 p.m. on Wed., July 27. 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

Happy Birthday Parks Canada – July 16, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., celebrate Parks Canada’s 100th Birthday at Fort Langley National Historic Site, 23433 Mavis Ave., Fort Langley. The first 100 people receive a free souvenir. Learn to camp, discover what it takes to survive in the wilderness, learn to bake bannock, watch a historic weapons demonstration and much more. Free admission all day. Info: 604-513-4777 or www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortlangley

Goats Pride Dairy Summer Open House – Saturday, July 16, 12 noon to 4 p.m. at 30854 Olund Road, Abbotsford. Enjoy tasting delicious cheese, and other organic goodies. Try your hand at making your own Goat’s Pride ice cream  to enjoy and much more. Info: Jo-Ann Dykstra 604-854-6261.

Teen & Tween Glee Clubs – forming two groups to rehearse and perform popular songs from Glee. 12 sessions run through July and August. Call Todd Brewer School of Music in White Rock for info: 604-538-2295.

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.

Thunderstruck – the ultimate tribute to AC/DC, Thursday, July 21 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre in Langley (604-530-2211). Tickets $24.50 at www.ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services. Charge-by-Phone at 604-530-2211.

Rockin’ River Music Festival – 2 days of country music at Mission Raceway Park, 32670 Dyke Rd., Aug. 12-13. Friday: Sawyer Brown and Lonestar. Saturday: Travis Tritt, Julian Austin. More performers announced soon. Onsite camping available. Two-day tickets $139, $129 and $99. One-day tickets available. Info: www.rockinriver.com or 604-733-2235.

Laughter Yoga – at Muriel Arnason Library, join yoga teacher Nicole Worden to celebrate laughing for no reason, and just for the health of it. A technique of breathing and easy movement exercises designed to teach the body to laugh without depending on jokes or humour. Wednesday, July 20, 7-8 p.m. Registration is required: visit the library or call 604-532-3590.

Crash Course in Songwriting – Have you ever written a song? Would you like to? Here’s your chance. Max Tell, singer and songwriter, will help teens find the tune, the rhythm, the rhyme, and the words to their own song. You’ll write it. You’ll sing it. You’ll wow your friends. Please call or visit to let us know you are coming, Saturday, July 16, 2-3 p.m., City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Crescent, 604-514-2855

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

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

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. You will learn about eligibility, when to apply, how to access, required documentation and how to contact the right people to assist. Please call or visit to let us know you are coming.

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.

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.

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.

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