Bradner Flower Show – April 7, 8, 9 at Bradner Hall and School, 5305 Bradner Rd. Opening ceremony 2 p.m. Friday, Apr. 7 with Scott Pearce Global TV’s gardening expert. Decorating by the design experts at Simply Perfect Flowers. Every day: food, music, special speakers, wine tasting, crafts, art, displays and plant sales. Hundreds of varieties of daffodils. Proceeds from cut flowers donated to Abbotsford Regional Hospital.
Seniors Old Time Dances – 1-4 p.m. at Old Age Pensioners Hall, 3015 – 273 Street, Aldergrove. $6 per person includes refreshments and snacks. Dances April 8 Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers, April 15 Easter No Dance, April 22 Mike Sanyshyn Band, April 29 Ukrainian Prairie Band, May 6 Hazelemere Heritage Fiddlers. Info: Gladys Andreas (firstname.lastname@example.org), 604-576-7970.
Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley – monthly pot luck dinner at 6 p.m., Monday, April 10, at Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St., Abbotsford. Annual General Meeting. Come with your culinary contribution and enjoy the spread of delicious and interesting dishes. Guests and potential new members are welcome. Info: Len at 778-255-7682 or Eigil at 604-870-8601, or email email@example.com.
Dahlia Tuber Sale – hosted by Fraser Valley Dahlia Society, Saturday, April 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at George Preston Rec Centre, 20699 – 42 Ave., Langley. Hundreds of varieties available, get advice right from the growers.
Free Screening for National Canadian Film Day 150 – In celebration of Canadian film as well as Canada’s sesquicentennial, Reel Canada presents National Canadian Film Day. Join us at the Royal Canadian Legion #265 for a free screening of two important films: Hyena Road and Passchendaele, Wednesday, April 19, 6-8 p.m. at Royal Canadian Legion #265, 26607 Fraser Highway, Aldergrove. Info: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mozart’s Requiem – experience the powerful, expressive richness of W.A. Mozart’s final masterpiece on April 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Sts. Joachim and Ann Church in Aldergrove (2827-273 St.), and April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Chilliwack at First Ave. Christian Assembly (46510 First Ave.), with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. The Chilliwack Children’s Choir is also featured in the performance. Admission by donation in Aldergrove.
Bond to Literacy Program – free 12-week program that will give parents the skills to read with their children and prepare them to succeed in school. Wednesdays, April 12 to June 28, 6-8:30 p.m. at Aldergrove Family Place. Childcare and transportation support available. Call Ewa at 604-817-0265 to register. See website: http://www.langleyliteracynetwork.com/index.php?
Tyler Cotton Tail – Saturday, April 15, at Aldergrove OAPO Hall, 3015 – 273 St. Doors open 5 p.m., pot luck supper 6 p.m., dancing 7:30 p.m. Calling and DJ by Tyler Wagner, square dancing and social dancing. $7.50 ticket, spot prizes. Info/tickets: Darlene 604-358-2841. Food to bring: Pauline 604-722-2874.
Income Tax Clinics – Need a hand preparing your income tax return? If your return is straightforward, and you are low income, give us a call to arrange an appointment with a community volunteer to get your tax return filed free of charge. At Aldergrove Library, 604-856-6415 and Muriel Arnason Library, 604-532-3590. Aldergrove Library, Tuesdays, March 7-April 25, 4-8 p.m. & Muriel Arnason Library, Mondays, March 6-April 24, 4:30 -8:30 p.m. and Thursdays, March 9-April 27, 9:30-1:30 p.m.
Micah Barnes – Formerly with The Nylons, now on his own “New York Stories” national tour, Thursday, April 6 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets $37.50 (plus service charges) available from Blue Frog Studios. Charge online at www.bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.
Freestyle Motocross World Tour Championship – Sat., April 8, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets: $15, $25, $35. Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000 or at: ticketmaster.ca, all Ticketmaster outlets.
Kip Moore – Friday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Reserved seating, all ages. Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000. Tickets are also available at: ticketmaster.ca, Prospera Box Office at Abbotsford Centre, all Ticketmaster Outlets. Tickets: $29, $39, $59. (incl. GST, plus FMF & service charges)
I Love The ‘90s Tour – featuring Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa, All 4 One, Color Me Badd, Rob Base, Young MC, on Saturday, April 22, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000. Tickets $35.75, $55.75, $65.75, $85.75
Patsy Cline Tribute – by Bonnie Kilroe Sunday, April 23 at the Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $42.50 at Casino Guest Services (604-530-2211) www.ticketweb.ca.
Eric Samuels – mentalist performs Thursday, April 27 at Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $25 at casino, phone at 604-530-2211, or online at www.ticketweb.ca
Arlo Guthrie – Sunday, April 30, 7:30 p.m. at Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver. Tickets: $95.50 at Kay Meek Centre Box Office 1700 Mathers Ave, phone (604) 981-6335 online at www.kaymeekcentre.com.
The Lonely – celebrating the music of Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys, with singer Mike Demers and band, Thursday, June 1, 8 p.m. at Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $42.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at Casino Guest Services (604-530-2211) and www.ticketweb.ca.
The Offspring & Sublime With Rome – concert Friday, July 7, 7:30 p.m, Abbotsford Centre. Tickets $39.50, $59.50, $79.50. Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000.
Blues and Bites Gala – Fundraiser for Autism Support Network Society, Saturday, April 8, 6:30-11:30 p.m. at Semiahmoo Secondary School, Surrey. All-ages. Info: autismsupportbc.ca.
Photos with Easter Bunny – April 3 to 16, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Willowbrook Shopping Centre. Starting at $15.
Abra Cadabra – Mamma Mia! Tribute to the music and magic of ABBA, Thursday, April 13 at the Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $42.50 at Casino Guest Services (604-530-2211) and www.ticketweb.ca.
Mother’s Day Breakfast – Sunday, May 14, at Jubilee Community Hall, 7989 Bradner Rd., Abbotsford. From 8 a.m. to noon, enjoy a breakfast of sausages, ham, scrambled eggs, fruit cocktail and all the pancakes you can eat, served up buffet style. Children under 6 are admitted free. We also supply orange juice, coffee and tea and a chance to win prizes. For only $6, you won’t find a finer breakfast anywhere in the area. Info: 604-856-4375.
Dean Brody – Beautiful Freakshow Tour 2017 with special guests Madeline Merlo and James Barker Band, Thursday, June 1, 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $39.50, $49.50, $69.50. Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000. www.livenation.com
Thomas Rhett – 2017 Home Team Tour with Brett Young, Wed., May 3, 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets $39.50, $59.50. Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000. www.livenation.com
Housing Counselling for Seniors – Trained Volunteer Housing Counsellors are available Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Langley Senior Resources & Recreation Centre, 20605 – 51B Ave. Book an appt. at 604-530-3020, ext 305. Drop-ins also welcome. Information regarding rental housing in the Langley area.
Friday Night Dances – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Live Bands. Come for fun, friendship and exercise to Abbotsford Social Activity Ass’n., 33889 Essendene St., Abbotsford. See website: abbysocialactivityassoc.com
South Fraser Community Band – intermediate band looking for new members (Surrey-White Rock-Langley-Aldergrove-Abbotsford). Meet in music room, Elgin Park Secondary School, 13484 – 24 Ave., Surrey. Rehearsals Thursday evenings 7:45-9:45 p.m. Info: President Bob Butula at 604-502-0456.
Conversation Circles – at Aldergrove Library. If you are learning English and want to practice speaking with other people then join us for weekly guided discussions. Held in partnership with Langley Community Services Society. Please pre-register. Thursdays, ongoing, 10 a.m. – noon.
TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly – a non profit weight loss support group. Meeting Monday night and Tuesday morning in Aldergrove. Info: Susan at 604-856-1138 or Lynda at 604-856-8014.
Langley Amateur Radio Association – Meetings held second Tuesday of each month at Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Cres., Langley. Coffee and sweets and always an interesting guest speaker. Info: Don VA7AB@LNGARA.COM or Al VA7MP@LNGARA.COM. (www.lngara.com)
Port Kells Art Club Classes – every Monday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with general meetings third Monday of each month at 1 p.m. New members all levels of experience welcome. Annual membership $30. Club exhibits three to four times per year. Located at 20701 Fraser Hwy. in Langley. Info: Linda Hamilton at 604-287-6799.
Aldergrove Veterans & Seniors 55+ Drop In Centre – join us at 27247 Fraser Hwy. We prepare a full, hot, home cooked meal including tea, coffee and dessert which we start serving at 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., followed by games. Great place to meet new people, drop in for a coffee to see what we are all about. Open 10 a.m., Tuesday to Friday.
Connect Now Aldergrove – business networking group meets fourth Wednesday of each month, 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Aldergrove White Spot Restaurant, 3070 – 264 St. Reservations required. See website: https://www.connectnowbusinessnetwork.com/events/#!event/2016/3/23/connect-now-aldergrove
ESL Classes – free English as a second language classes every Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, 2035 – 264 St. All are welcome, no charge. Info: 604-856-5393.
Carpet Bowling – at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 – 273 Street, on Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. Cost per person is $1.
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.
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.
Singalong Songfests – join in or listen while the Autumn-Tones celebrate “the old tunes” with singalongs in Abbotsford, Mondays, 1-3 p.m. All ages, genders and ethnicities welcome. Song lyrics are provided. Instruments invited at the ASAA Drop-in Centre, on Cyril St, Abbotsford. Info: Ed 604-853-8624.
Aldergrove Toastmasters Leaders Club – meet the first and third Monday of each month from 6:45 to 8 p.m., upstairs room on the far right, 26245 – 28 Ave., Aldergrove. Info: president Millie McConnell, 604-825-3334.
Yoga in the Country – at Jubilee Community Hall, 7989 Bradner Rd. Abbotsford, Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30. All levels welcome. Drop in fee $6 per session, bring a yoga mat. Certified instructors.
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. Info: Lisa at email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or 604-928-0486.
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: www.fvrl.bc.ca
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 www.options.bc.ca and follow the link for the Crisis Line.
Post Abortion Healing Services – for post abortion healing support, please contact Tanya at Your Pregnancy Options, Aldergrove – email@example.com, 604-856-9151, www.yourpregnancyoptions.ca
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 firstname.lastname@example.org