Lora Armbruster and fellow members of Aldergrove Art Club are getting ready for their annual show at the Aldergrove OAP Hall this month.

Lora Armbruster and fellow members of Aldergrove Art Club are getting ready for their annual show at the Aldergrove OAP Hall this month.

Art exhibits and more: coming events calendar

Aldergrove Star calendar of events and activities in the community

Guided Bike Tour Along The Fraser River – Saturday, Sept. 6, 1:30-4 p.m. at Matsqui Trail Regional Park, Abbotsford. Bike through the scenic countryside along the banks of the Fraser River on 10 to 15 kilometres of gravel trails. Gain insights to the natural and cultural history of the landscapes with a knowledgeable guide. For all ages with the ability to cycle 7-10 kilometres. Free, registration required. To register, go to www.metrovancouveronline.org or call 604-432-6359, use barcode 5775.

Learn To Fish, A Fraser River Experience – Saturday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-12 noon at Matsqui Trail Regional Park, Abbotsford. Learn about fish as well as fishing techniques. All fishing equipment provided. Adults must purchase a tidal water sport fishing license. Meet at Mission Bridge main park entrance. Presented by Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC and Metro Vancouver. Adults must accompany kids and fill out a free tidal water sport fishing license for each child. To apply, please contact the BC Tidal Water Sport Fishing Licence Office at 1-877-535-7307. For ages 7-15 years. Cost: $5/child, parent is free. Advance registration required. To register, email visit.fraservalley@gofishbc.com, or call 1-604 504-4716.

The West Fine Art Show – Sept. 5-7 at Thunderbird Show Park, 24550 – 72 Ave., Langley. Fifth annual exhibition featuring some of the finest artists is the west, plus special guests Red Robinson, Shell Busey, and musicians John Gilliat and Exit 58. In support of Langley Hospice Society. Sept. 5 from 7-10 p.m., Sept. 6 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sept. 7 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: www.westart.ca

J.D. Farms Fall Festival – Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 24726 – 52 Ave. Cooking demos, food andd beverage demos and tastings, music by 32nd Avenue Band and children’s activities.

Country Celebration – Sept. 13-14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Campbell Valley Regional Park, Langley. Experience the charm of this old-fashioned country fair with horse-drawn wagon rides, old-time country games, and live animals. This year’s entertainment and activities include cow milking demonstrations, pottery and kite making, storytelling, and horse drill team demonstrations. The popular market will feature products from local farmers and artisans as well as exhibitors with information on local community projects. A variety of musicians, Scottish country dancers, and roving performers including Blackberry Wood, The Grand Trine, and children’s entertainers Bobs and Lolo will entertain. For all ages. Admission: $3/youth/adult (14+ years), $2/child (7-13 years), free for seniors, children 6 years and under and anyone dressed in a pioneer costume. Info: www.metrovancouver.org/countrycelebration.

Storytime – Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime. Young children and their caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Registration required. Muriel Arnason Library, Tuesdays, Sept. 9-Oct. 7, 10:45-11:15 a.m.; Murrayville Library, Wednesdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 15, 10:30-11 a.m.; Brookswood  Library, Wednesdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 15, 10:30-11 a.m.; Aldergrove  Library, Wednesdays, Sept. 24-Oct. 22, 10:30-11 a.m.

Pajama Storytime – Tuck into a story! Children and their caregivers are invited to an evening program of stories, songs, rhymes and more. Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas and can bring a soft toy. Registration required. Aldergrove Library, Monday, Sept. 15, 6:30-7 p.m.

Babytime – Make language fun. Babies and their caregivers will join in  bounces, songs, rhymes, and simple stories that encourage the development of speech and language skills. Registration required. Brookswood Library, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 10:30-11 a.m.;  Walnut Grove Library, Wednesdays, Sept. 3-24, 9:30-10 a.m., or Thursdays, Sept. 4-25, 9:30-10 a.m.; Aldergrove  Library, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10:30-11 a.m.; Fort Langley Library, Fridays, Sept. 19-26, 9:30-10 a.m.

Homeschoolers @ the Library – Looking for homeschooling resource ideas for the new school year? Find out how your library can provide support. Tour the library, explore its digital content, and connect with other homeschoolers. Registration required. Walnut Grove Library, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2-3 p.m.

Getting Boys to Read and Achieve – Join author Pam Withers, author of Jump-Starting Boys: Help Your Reluctant Learner Find Success in School and Life to learn why boys often struggle more at school than girls do. Find out about ways to connect boys with reading and encourage greater school success. Registration required. Walnut Grove Library, Thursday, Sept. 18, 7-8 p.m.

Conversation Circle – Practice your English at the library. Improve your conversation skills, learn about the library’s ESL resources, and meet new friends. Walnut Grove Library, Wednesday, Sept. 18-25, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Triple A Senior Housing Summit – Housing for older adults today and in the future is the focus for the summit – affordable, accessible and appropriate. There will be speakers, discussions and displays about many housing options for Langley. Summit starts on Sept. 25 and continues on Sept. 26. For program details and more visit website. Fees: $60., for seniors/students $20. Registration: www.tripleaseniorhousinglangely.ca, info@tripleaseniorhousing@gmail.com or by phone 778-878-5369. Registration deadline is Sept. 15.

Fraser Valley Watercolour Society Art Show – at Kariton Gallery, 2387 Ware Street, Abbotsford, Sept. 19-Oct. 14. Theme is “Doing Our Own Thing – Together”. Open to the public during gallery hours, Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays-Sundays 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Celebrate their 25th anniversary by joining them at the artists’ reception on Sunday, Sept. 21, 1-4 p.m. Fraser Valley Watercolour Society welcomes new members, meet weekly. Info: Carol Portree at 604-850-9694.

Free English as a Second Language Classes – start on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 7-8:30 p.m. with classes every Tuesday, everyone welcome, at St. Dunstans Anglican Church, 3025 – 264 St., Aldergrove. Info: Diane Fox 604 533 3352.

Jay And The Americans – Thursday, Oct. 30 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $54.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) from Casino Guest Services. Charge by phone at 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.ca

Well Seasoned BBQ Off The Bypass – Get your tongs, skewers, and smoker racks ready as the 9th annual event returns Sunday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at a new location, #117-20353-64 Ave., Langley. The event is free to the public with live music, unique displays, tasty vendors and delicious BBQ samples.

Aldergrove Summer Farmers Market – every Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on 30 Avenue at 272 Street. Weekly summer farmers market featuring local farm products and foods, spices, jams, hand-made soaps and B.C. arts and crafts. New vendors welcome. Info: info@aldergrovefarmersmarket.com or 604-728-2080.

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 www.ticketweb.ca

George Canyon – Decade of Hits Tour with special guest Jordan McIntosh, Wed., Oct. 15 at Hub International Theatre at Chilliwack Cultural Centre; Thurs., Oct. 16 at the ACT Arts Centre & Theatre, Maple Ridge; Fri., Oct. 17 at the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Avenue, Mission.  Tickets are $37.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

Abbotsford Women’s Connection – Un-Birthday Party Breakfast, Wed., Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m. at Garden Park Tower Azalea Room, 2825 Clearbrook Road. $11. Featuring Dr. Ken Gaglardi of “Illusions”, and speakers Eunice Gaglardi and Carla Sieb sharing “Forgiveness”. Everyone gets a birthday gift. Reservations: Joyce 604-744-5159 or Rose 604-852-8240 or abbyconnectreservations@gmail.com

Kira Isabella – with Autumn Hill and special guests Me & Mae, Sunday, Nov. 2 at Gabby’s Country Cabaret, Langley. Tickets $30 (plus service charges) at TicketWeb. Charge by phone at 1-888-222-6608 or online at www.ticketweb.ca.

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. Info: Lisa at stewardship@leps.bc.ca

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: www.lcfm.ca

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: abbotsfordcentre.ca, Venue Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, House of James & Blessings (Langley & Chilliwack), by phone 1-855-985-5000.

Chicago Experience – featuring Kenny Cetera, Monday September 22 at the Cascades Casino Summit Theatre in Langley. Tickets are $42.50 (plus Facility Fee and Service Charges) from Casino Guest Services.  Charge by phone at 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.ca

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: abbotsfordcentre.ca, 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 abbotsfordcentre.ca, 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. 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 want to improve your self-confidence and public speaking skills, join us. Info: email KarinZinner@gmail.com; website www.leadersclubtm.org

Take Off Pounds Sensibly – daytime group for TOPS is starting Tuesday, Sept.  2 at 10 a.m. at St. Dunstans Anglican church, Aldergrove, 3025 – 264 St. Info: Lynda 604-856-8014.

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 abbotsfordcentre.ca, 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: abbotsfordcentre.ca, 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 langleyartstudiotour.ca or email langleystudiotour@gmail.com

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 dick@pipain.com, 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: 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 – If you are interested in post abortion healing support, please contact Tanya at Your Pregnancy Options, Aldergrove – info@yourpregnancyoptions.ca, 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 dondee@shaw.ca