Aldergrove Calendar of Events

Aldergrove Calendar of Events

Garage Sale – at Aldergrove’s Creekside Villa complex, Saturday, Sept. 17. Gates will open 9 a.m. and sale will run to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Just off Fraser Hwy. and 273 St. at 27435 – 29A Ave.

Fraser Valley Woodworkers Guild – meets first Wednesday of month starting Sept. 7. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Robert Bateman Secondary School, 35045 Exbury Ave., Abbotsford. All skill levels are welcome to bring projects, photos, tools and stories to share. For more information contact Barry Cole at barrycole@rocketmail.com or see website: www.fvwwg.ca

Sea Cadets Registration – Tuesday, Sept. 6, for ages 12-18 and registration for Navy League Cadets ages 9-12 is Thursday, Sept. 8. Both groups meet 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and you can register at 4315 – 272 St., Aldergrove. Registration is also ongoing each Tuesday and Thursday for each group; please bring the child’s birth certificate and personal health card. Volunteers or cadets invited to join. Info: 604-856-3700.

Uncooking Classes – with raw chef Maureen Terrey. Learn to prepare raw vegan recipes that are free of wheat, dairy and gluten. Fall classes start Sept. 14 from 6-9 p.m. at Matsqui Rec Centre, Abbotsford. For class fees and schedule visit ezrawliving.blogspot.com, call 604-854-3310 or email ezrawliving@earthanimals.ca

Municipal Pension Retirees Association – District #1 luncheon meeting Wed., Sept. 7 at ABC Restaurant, 32080 Marshall Rd., Abbotsford, 11:30 a.m. Soup and sandwiches at $9.95 plus tax and gratuities. Speaker: Trish Silvester-Lee from Arthritis Society. Info: 604-870-4802 or e-mail beverleyann39@hotmail.com

Langley Literacy Association – meeting Tuesday, Sept. 6, 3 p.m. at City of Langley Library. Info: Kim Davison, 604-514-2855.

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.

Langley Meals on Wheels – seeking volunteers for Food & Friends programs in Aldergrove and Walnut Grove.  This is a great opportunity for retirees or moms who are looking to volunteer in their community. Info: 604-533-1679 or email info@langleymealsonwheels.com

Fort Farm Fair – Sept. 3-5, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Fort Langley National Historic Site, 23433 Mavis Ave. Farm related fun is happening all weekend long. Ride ponies, learn how to make butter, watch sheep shearing, blacksmithing, and much more! The weekend features the farming history of this HBC trading post with fun you won’t want to miss! Regular admission fees apply; free for annual pass holders. Info: 604-513-4777, see website www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortlangley

Square Dancing – returns to Langley’s Murrayville Hall, 21667 – 48 Ave. on Sunday afternoons starting Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. Hosted and taught by callers Tyler Wagner (604-817-9350) and Wendy Krueger (778-878-4244).

Beginners from 1 till 2:30 p.m., then from 2:30 till 4 p.m. for more experienced dancers. Everyone is welcome. First three times are free. Please phone to let us know you’re planning to come.

Flower Photography for Gardeners – Wed., Sept. 21, 7-8 p.m., photographer John Gordon comes to Muriel Arnason Library with an eye-catching slideshow. In this free workshop, learn simple techniques to capture interpretive photographs of foliage that can be made into greeting cards, large canvas prints and more. Call 604-532-3590 to reserve your seat.

Abbotsford Genealogical Society – meeting Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m. at Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. Topic is: “Show and Tell;  What Discoveries Came Your Way Over the Summer?” Everyone welcome. Doors open 6 p.m.  Info: see website: www.abbygs.ca

Fall Prevention – an expert from Fraser Health will discuss how you can prevent falls and protect yourself from injury, Saturday, Sept. 24, 11-12 p.m. at City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Cres. Please call or visit to let library know you are coming: 604-514-2855.

New Orleans Garden District Jazz Trio – at Abbotsford on Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 George Ferguson Way. Tickets $18, available at church office Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at Farmers Market on Saturday morning, and at The Reach Gallery. Info: 604-853-2591.

Mt. Lehman 26th Annual Fall Fair – Sept. 17 at Mt. Lehman Elementary School and Community Hall located at Mt. Lehman and Taylor Roads in north-west Abbotsford. At 8 a.m. start your day with a pancake breakfast at the Community Hall. The festivities begin at 9:30, with something for everyone: games, silent auction, live auction, craft fair, produce display, Mt. Lehman Community History display, petting zoo, hay wagon rides, amusement rides, and lots of food choices plus chicken dinner from 4-7 p.m., and on stage entertainment. Mt. Lehman Historical Cemetery Tour from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admittance is free. The dance runs from 7 p.m. to midnight, tickets are $10 and kids aged five and under are free. For a full list of entertainers and activities see www.mtlehmanfallfair.ca or call call 604-856-7427.

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

Led Zepagain – Led Zeppelin tribute band, Sat., Oct. 8 at Clarke Theatre in Mission (604-820-3961). Advance tickets $25 at all Ticketmaster Locations, by phone 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

Louis Prima Jr. – performing the hits of Las Vegas legend and king of swing, Louis Prima, Monday, Oct. 17 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley (604-530-2211). Tickets $32.50 at Ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services.

Fall Down Dance – Sat., Oct. 29 at Jubilee Hall, 7999 Bradner Rd., West Abbotsford. Back by popular demand, the March Hare Show Band. From Grease to ZZ Top it’s like all your favourite bands in one! This talented, award winning group will change their appearance to match the artists they are covering without stopping the show. Come in costume or come as you are. Prizes for the best costumes. Doors 8 p.m. Enjoy our small venue and huge hardwood dance floor. Tickets $25, include famous Late Nite Bite. Available at Wilway Lumber, 28728 Fraser Hwy, Aldergrove, or at brownpapertickets.com or toll free 1-800-838-3006. Info: 604-856-4375.

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.