April Calendar of Events: Bradner Blooms

Events and activities in Aldergrove and Fraser Valley area

Chef and columnist Nathan Fong and chef and author Caren McSherry are special guests at the Bradner Flower Show

Chef and columnist Nathan Fong and chef and author Caren McSherry are special guests at the Bradner Flower Show

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

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.

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

Heart Of Stone – the ultimate tribute to the Rolling Stones, Saturday, April 28, Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley (604-530-2211). Tickets $28.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at www.ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services.

Auditions for The Sound of Music – presented by Secondary Characters at the UFV Theatre in Chilliwack this July, are being held Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14. Looking for cast members of all ages. Please prepare one musical theatre song, and bring your sheet music. Email SecondaryCharacters@live.ca for an audition time or for more information. Don’t want to audition, but would still like to be involved with the show? We are looking for volunteers for all aspects of production.

Darren Lee & The Memphis Flash – world’s #1 Elvis tribute returns home, Saturday, May 19, Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley (604-530-2211) Tickets $34.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at www.ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services.

Hop On Down To Easter Egg Hunt – On April 8 at 1 p.m. sharp, little bunnies from all over the Lower Mainland will hop down to Fort Langley National Historic Site’s new Easter Egg Hunt. At 1 p.m., the gates will open and the Easter Egg Hunt will be on, while eggs last! Don’t forget your baskets. Costumed volunteers and staff will hide Easter eggs and treats on the grounds, including a special section for ages three and under. Parka the Beaver (with bunny ears, of course), joined by the Riverman mascot of the Langley Rivermen hockey team and Hawkey, the Abbotsford Heat mascot, will entertain the crowd with their antics. For those interested in a more relaxing experience, an Easter Scavenger Hunt will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., where children can collect stamps for doing activities on the site, and receive a treat. The Full Barrel Café will offer a new Easter Brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular admission is $7.80 for adults, $6.55 for seniors, $3.90 for youth, and free for children ages five and under. Family admission is $19.60. Fort Langley has much to offer in 2012. To see their full event calendar, go to www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortlangley, or follow on facebook for regular updates: www.facebook.com/FortLangleyNHS.

John Mellencamp – will bring his No Better Than This Tour to Abbotsford on June 19 at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. The show will include repertoire reflective of his entire career as well as his recent album. Canada’s own Cowboy Junkies are his special guests. Tickets range in price from $42.50 to $95. They are available at www.abbotsfordcentre.ca, the AESC box office, the Abbotsford Recreation Centre and Matsqui Recreation Centre Ticket Outlets or by calling 1-866-977-2372.

Mt. Lehman Garden Club – meeting April 19, 7 p.m. in Mt. Leman Community Hall. Guest, Harold Fearing, will be speaking on rhododendrons. Everyone welcome. Info: Evelyn at 604-857-5663.

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