Aldergrove Calendar

Events and activities in Aldergrove and Fraser Valley area

Crystal Shawanda - in concert with special guest Trevor Murray

Crystal Shawanda - in concert with special guest Trevor Murray

Crystal Shawanda – in concert with special guest Trevor Murray, Thursday, April 26, Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley (604-530-2211). Tickets $32.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at www.ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services.

The Yardbirds — Saturday, April 14 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley (604-530-2211). Tickets $52.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at www.ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services.

Pysanky Workshops — Ukrainian Women’s Association, Surrey branch, host workshops in the art of pysanky, the Ukrainian Easter egg, on March 15, from 6:45 to 9 p.m. at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512  108 Ave., Surrey. Each session $13. Pick the date of your choice, or attend all three. To register or for info: 604-596-2048.

Book Sale — City of Langley Library’s semi-annual book sale, Saturday, March 17 to Saturday, March 24, during open hours. Includes Mitchell automotive repair manuals, books and magazines, at 20399 Douglas Cres. Info: 604-514-2850.

Purple Pirate Spring Break Special — at City of Langley Library, Monday, March 19, 2-2:45 p.m. The Purple Pirate is hunting for treasure and needs first mates to help. A first mate must like magic, laughter and reading. Bring the whole family down to the library to enjoy the comedy and mystery of the high seas. Drop-in, 20399 Douglas Cres. Info: 604-514-2850.

The Importance of Being Earnest — presented by Gallery 7 Theatre & Performing Arts, March 15-17, 22-24 at 7:30 p.m., plus discount matinees: March 10 and 17 at 2 p.m., at MEI Theatre, 4081 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Phone 604-852-3701 or 1-800-665-8828 (Visa or Mastercard). Tickets: $18 adults, $16 seniors-students, $15 groups, $10 children. Matinees: $13 general, $10 children; www.gallery7theatre.com

Revenue Canada’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program — Need a hand preparing your tax return? If your return is straightforward, and your income less than $25,000, contact Muriel Arnason Library to make an appointment for this free service, Mondays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., March 5 – April 16 and Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., March 1 – April 19. Appointment required. Please visit library or call 604-532-3590.

3Rs for Seniors Book Event – Thursday, March 22, 1-4 p.m. at City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Cres. Celebrate this wonderful book of recipes, reminiscences, and remedies collected by and from Langley seniors for everyone to enjoy! Several of the contributing authors will be on hand to discuss the project and sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase. Mayor Fassbender will deliver the opening remarks at 1:30 pm.  Info: 604-514-2855.

Ukrainian Soul Food – Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch available Friday,  Mar. 30, a fundraiser from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 – 108 Ave., Surrey. Eat-in,  take away, or ready for your freezer. Info: 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.

Mt. Lehman Garden Club – meeting Thursday, March 15 at Mt. Lehman Community Hall. Lavette Johns will be talking about new plants for 2012. Everyone welcome. Info: Evelyn at 604-857-5663.

Personal Planning – a presentation by the Council of Seniors Citizens Organizations of B.C., covers representation agreements, powers of attorney and other personal planning documents which individuals may need should they become incapacitated and cannot speak for themselves regarding their health care and financial matters. Saturday, March 31, 2 p.m. at Murrayville Library, 22071 – 48 Ave., Langley. Please phone the library to reserve a seat for this free program: 604-533-0339.

Flower Power – celebrating the first day of spring You’ve Gotta Have Friends will be in Aldergrove to bestow residents with flowers on March 19, 2-4 p.m. The non-profit group, which promotes inclusion and belonging in Langley, is also hosting coffee gatherings at the Milsean Shoppe on March 19, from 2-4 p.m. Everyone is welcome, come out and meet some new people.

Girl Talk – if you are looking for new friends or an opportunity to discuss the challenges facing you at this stage of your life, You’ve Gotta Have Friends invites women under 35 years to an evening of conversation and friendship at their office in McBurney Lane, April 3, 6:30 p.m. Pre-register at 20510 Fraser Highway or call 604-533-6546.

Crafts From Around The World – celebrate World Cultures Month at the library by making some crafts from around the world. All supplies provided. This free, drop-in program is suitable for children ages five and up at Fort Langley Library, Friday, March 16, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Babytime – join library staff for fingerplays, songs, stories and rhymes for babies up to 23 months old. Find out what great resources the library has for new parents at Aldergrove Library, Wednesday, March 21, 10:30-11 a.m.

Family Storytimes – children ages 2-6 and their caregivers are invited to join library staff for a half- hour program of stories, songs, puppets and rhymes, at Brookswood Library, Wednesdays, March 21 to April 25, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Pajama Storytime – a half hour of stories, rhymes and songs for children aged two to six and their caregivers. Children are welcome to come in pajamas and bring a favourite stuffed toy, at Aldergrove Library, Monday, March 26, 6:30-7 p.m.

Abbotsford Genealogy Society – meeting Tuesday, March 20 at Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. Doors open at 6 p.m. and meeting at 6:30 p.m. Speaker will be Jim Harris, talking about Canadian Military records, particularly WWI. Everyone is welcome. There will be door prizes for members in attendance. Jim asks you to bring along military memorabilia and questions. Info: see website: www. abbygs.ca

Led Zepagain – Led Zeppelin tribute band, Wednesday, May 2, at The ACT Arts Centre & Theatre, Maple Ridge (604-476-2787). Tickets $32.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at www.theactmapleridge.org and The ACT Ticket Centre.

Moms’ Morning Out — A morning at which you can discuss your concerns and challenges and share your ideas and solutions with other moms. Meet new friends, take a well-deserved break, learn new things, and just plain have fun. Free nursery and free preschool program, coffee, refreshments, open discussion, and a variety of DIY projects, guests and demonstrations. Each Tuesday morning 9-11:30 a.m. at Aldergrove Alliance Church, 26291 28 Ave. Info: 604-856-3447.

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.

Bradner Flower Show – 84th annual show, at Bradner Hall, 5305 Bradner Rd., West Abbotsford. April 13, 14 and 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Celebrating “Gourmet in the Garden.” Opening ceremony 2 p.m. Fri., Apr. 13 with chef, author, TV & radio personality Caren McSherry. Apr. 15, chef, food stylist and newspaper columnist Nathan Fong. Each day, cooking demos, wine experts, gardening info. Incredible floral displays, plant and cut flower sales, crafts, art show, gourmet food items, tea room. Info: 856-8441 or www.bradnerflowershow.com