Aldergrove Fair Days starts Friday, July 18

Calendar of events and activities coming up for the family in Aldergrove and Fraser Valley

Movie in the Park - free family presentation of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Movie in the Park - free family presentation of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

The 2014 Aldergrove Fair Parade route travels from Fraser Highway (at Old Yale Rd.) to 272nd and then 29th Avenue to the fair site at Aldergrove Secondary and Athletic Park.

Aldergrove Fair Days – July 18-20 at Aldergrove Athletic Park, Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre, Aldergrove Senior Secondary. Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aldergrove’s premier event of the summer with fun for the entire family: a classic car Show ‘n Shine, entertainment, rides, food, and great things to see and buy throughout each day. Parade, Agriculture, Antique Tractor Pull, Fast Draw Championship, Kids Zone, Reptile Guy and much more. Admission by donation. Info:

Opera in the Country – soprano Shadan Saul, tenor Sunny Shams, baritone Jose Ramirez Solano, mezzo soprano Francesca Corrado and pianist Richard Epp perform highlights from Bizet’s fiery Carmen, and Puccini’s heart-wrenching La Bohème, Saturday, July 26 at 7 p.m. at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, 3025 – 264 Street, Aldergrove. Tickets $25, to reserve call 604-856-5393.

Community Campfire Jam: Open Mic – Friday, July 25, 7-9 p.m. at Derby Reach Regional Park, Langley. Meet at Edgewater Bar, west of the campground. Come out and join the music-jam around the campfire. Bring your voice, a musical instrument, shaker or drum. You can play along or take the microphone and let the crowd play along with you. Bring your own chair and a mug for a free hot chocolate. Complimentary marshmallows and roasting sticks will also be provided. It’s good old-fashioned fun for all, children and adults. Presented by Metro Vancouver. For all ages. Free – drop in, no registration required.

Third Annual Walnut Festival – July 19, 1-4 p.m. at Vista D’oro Farms & Winery. Our favorite chefs/creators/farmers spend the day at the farm in celebration of the Green Walnut. Sample our latest preserves, wines and ciders alongside other walnut inspired nibbles created just for the day. Wines, ciders and sangria will also be available for purchase by the glass as well as picnic provisions. Entertainment under the walnut trees and picnic blankets are welcome. Tickets $25, includes entry, wine tastings and food samples. Net proceeds from the event to support Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Vista D’oro Farms & Winery, 346 – 208 St., Langley, call 604-514-3539.

Ukrainian Soul Food – Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch available Friday, July 25 at 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.

Fraser Valley Watercolour Society – exhibition at The Reach, July 17-September 28. Artists’ Reception Thursday, July 17, 7-9 p.m. at The Reach Gallery, 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford. Theme is “Celebration: 25 years of fun, friendship and painting together”. Society welcomes new members. Members meet weekly. Info: Carol Portree at 604-850-9694 or Anne White at 604-855-5363.

Second Storey Theatre – Help to  decide the fate of our improvisers as they play games and tell stories in this exciting 45 minute show. It’s like a choose-your-own-adventure book  unfolding right before your eyes! Suitable for children 6+. Registration appreciated. Aldergrove Library, Tuesday, July 22, 2-2:45 p.m.

Quirky Crafts – Join us in the library for a craft program that will make you laugh. All supplies are provided—just bring your imagination! Suitable for ages 5+. Drop-in. Muriel Arnason Library, Tuesday, July 22, 2-3 p.m.

Germs are Gross! – Get your hands dirty! Learn about germs, sneezing etiquette, and the best way to wash your hands. Germs are yucky, but scientifically fascinating. Registration required. Fort Langley Library, Wednesday, July 23, 2-3 p.m.

Teen Book Chat Summer Games Extravaganza – Interactive games, food, prizes and more! Join us for an hour and a half of summer fun. For Grades 6-9. Registration required. Aldergrove Library, Thursday, July 24, 3:30-5 p.m.

Deborah Strong Artist’s Open House – Saturday, July 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 20916 – 49A Avenue, Langley. Strong works in lifelike, highly detailed coloured pencil drawings as well as lively paintings on silk. Preview her work at and read about her artistic exploits at Info: 778-895-0211 or Email:

27th annual Mission Folk Music Festival – at the beautiful Fraser River Heritage Park, July 25 to 27. The roster is brimming with artists from Ireland to Korea, West Africa to Winnipeg, Fiji to Bellingham, Victoria to Cuba and beyond. Go to the website: and check out the artists, get your early bird tickets before June 30.

Rockin’ River Musicfest – at Mission Raceway Park (32670 Dyke Rd., Mission), will feature acts such as Rascal Flatts, Terri Clark, Gord Bamford, The Road Hammers, Hey Romeo, Julian Austin and many more in its Aug. 7-9 lineup, performing on three stages. Early bird tickets and camping reservations are now available at

Movie in the Park – free family presentation of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Saturday, August 16, showtime at dusk at Aldergrove Athletic Park, next to Aldergrove High School, 20770 – 29 Ave. Barbecue and concession on site, also kids’ activities. Info:

David James & Big River – tribute to Johnny Cash with special guest Darla Kendrick as June Carter, Saturday, August 23 at the Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd, White Rock. Tickets are $42.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at the Coast Capital Playhouse Box Office. Charge by phone 604-536-7535 online:

Hope Brigade Days – presents Aaron Pritchett with special guests Roger “Schmidt” Dalton and Me And Mae, Friday, September 5 at the Hope Sports Bowl in Hope. Tickets are free with your fair admission. Reserved seating is available for $30 (plus service fees) at Ticketweb. Charge by phone at 1-888-222-6608 or online at

Trooper – with special guests Me And Mae and Tommy Alto, Friday, August 1 at the Star of The Sea Hall, 15262 Pacific Ave., White Rock. Tickets $52.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at Ticketweb and Tapestry Music. Charge online at or charge by phone at 1-888-222-6608. This show is 19+.

Trooper – with special guest Me And Mae, Friday August 8 at Chilliwack Heritage Park. Tickets are free with fair admission.

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 for all animals, from the smallest mayfly, salmon and other fish species, birds of all sizes, small rodents to large mammals such as deer and bear. Info: Lisa at

Langley Community Farmers Market – Fresh, local and organic. Every Wednesday, 2-6:30 p.m. until Oct. 8. Fill your basket and feed your soul at Langley’s tastiest outdoor market with over 40 vendors that “Make it, Bake it or Grow it” selling the very best this region has to offer. Kwantlen University Campus Courtyard, 20901 Langley Bypass with 30 minutes free parking. See website:

Aldergrove Pensioners and Seniors – Exercise in the Aldergrove OAP Hall  with a certified instructor will be starting again Sept. 4. Cost is $6 a person per session. Also starting Sept. 19 Carpet Bowling scheduled at the Aldergrove  OAP Hall on Thursday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. Cost per person is $1.

Casting Crowns – with Mandisa and Sidewalk Prophets, Sunday, September 28, 6 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $15, $30, $40, $65 (Plus FMF and service charges), available at:, Venue Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, House of James & Blessings (Langley & Chilliwack), by phone 1-855-985-5000.

Brad Paisley – with special guests, Friday, Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $59.50, $89.50 (plus FMF and service charges), available at:, Venue Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, phone 1-855-985-5000.

Christmas with Michael W. Smith – Sunday, December 21, 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $35, $50, $60, $75 (Plus FMF and service charges), additional $5 charge for day-of door sales. Tickets are available at, Venue Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, By phone 1-855-985-5000.

Aldergove Leaders Club Toastmasters Group – meets every Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. at Aldergrove’s Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 26245 28th Ave Aldergrove (no church affiliation). During the summer months the club will only meet on July 23, Aug 6, Aug 20, and Sept 19. If you’re 18 years or older, and have always wanted to improve your self-confidence and public speaking skills, please join us for an evening of great laughs and ongoing enouragement. Info: email; website at

WWE Live – Summerslam Heatwave Tour, Saturday, August 9, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $20, $35, $65, $95 (plus FMF and service charges), available at:, Venue Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone 1-855-985-5000.

Alan Jackson – with special guests, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $39, $69, $79, $89 (plus FMF & service charges), available at, Venue Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone 1-855-985-5000

John Fogerty – Friday, Nov. 28 at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets $20-$74.50 at Ticketmaster outlets.

Doobie Brothers – Sunday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $35.25, $45.25, $65.25 (plus FMF and service charges), available at:, Venue Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone 1-855-985-5000.

Langley Art Tour – registration is open. Organisers of the 6th annual Langley art studio tour is now issuing a call to all artists to join on Sept. 20-21 and 27-28. Artists who do not have their own studio can be placed with those who have. Info and registration forms visit their website at or email

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.

TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a non profit weight loss support group, meets Monday night in Aldergrove. Info: Susan at 604-856-1138.

Seniors Fitness Exercises – with qualified instructor, every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 – 273 Street. Cost is $6 per week.

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.

Seniors Carpet Bowling – every Thursday afternoon, 1:30 p.m. at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3025 – 273 Street. Cost is $1 per week.

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, 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:

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 and follow the link for the Crisis Line.

Post Abortion Healing Services – If you are interested in post abortion healing support, please contact Tanya at Your Pregnancy Options, Aldergrove –, 604-856-9151,

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