Aldergrove Art Club president Laurie Thomasson with one of her original paintings.

Aldergrove Art Club president Laurie Thomasson with one of her original paintings.

Artists Paint The Town

Events and activities in the Aldergrove and Fraser Valley area

Aldergrove Art Club president Laurie Thomasson with one of her original paintings. It is one of many works by club members that will be shown at their upcoming exhibit, Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church hall in Aldergrove. The club meets weekly for lessons and painting sessions at the Aldergrove OAP Hall.

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.

Navy League and Sea Cadet Corps Columbia – holding a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cadet Training Centre, 4315 – 272 Street, Aldergrove. If you have any saleable items you wish to donate, or wish to rent a table call David at 604-626-7351.

Battle of the Atlantic Memorial Parade – May 6, 10:30 a.m. at the Cadet Training Centre, 4315 – 272 Street, Aldergrove. The Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Columbia, Invinceable and  Chilliwack, along with the Navy League Cadet Corps Columbia and the Royal Canadian Legions will have a parade in honour of those who served and who gave their lives to end the war. We invite the community out to show their support and respect. Parking on site. The Battle of the Atlantic was described by Winston Churchill as the longest, largest and most complex naval battle in history.

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 soft toy to Aldergrove Library, Monday, April 23, 6:30-7 p.m. Registration is required for this free program; call 604-856-6415.

Pavlo – “The Greek God of Guitar” with guest Luke Mcmaster, Monday, April 30 at the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission (604-820-3961). Tickets $34.50 (plus facility fee & service charges) at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone 1-885-985-5000 or online at

RUSH: Race and Urban Scavenger Hunt – BC Lung Association hosts Saturday, June 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. all over Metro Vancouver. Teams of two sign up to scour Metro Vancouver on foot and by public transit to complete 10 Checkpoint Challenges within a 6-hour time limit. Checkpoint Challenges will test teams’ limits both mentally and physically with the prize of an amazing trip for two around the world. Space is limited: visit or call the BC Lung Association at 604-731-5864. Each team must fundraise a minimum $200 by event day, June 23.

Ukrainian Soul Food – perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch available Friday, April 27 at a fundraiser from 4:30 to 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.

Jason Buie Band & The Compound Blues Band – Saturday, April 21 at the Pacific Inn Resort, 1160 King George Blvd., Surrey, doors 7:30 p.m. White Rock Blues Society 5th Anniversary Show is their 55th show since becoming a society. Advance tickets $20, available or call 604 542 6515.

Find Your Family in the Library – Saturday, May 12, 2-3 p.m., join Brenda L. Smith at the City of Langley Library for your first steps in locating and assessing library resources. This presentation explains how libraries support family history research, the differences between libraries and archival collections, and how to assess what you find. Please call or visit to let us know you are coming: 604-514-2855.

Valley Concert Society – present Karl Stobbe on violin, Joel Stobbe on cello, and Abbotsford’s own Betty Suderman on piano in concert, Friday, April 20, 7:30 p.m. at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. Tickets $25 at door or phone 604-859-5192. Website:

Parkinson’s Caregiver Group – in Langley, special peer support group for Parkinson’s caregivers, meet first Wednesday of month starting May 2, 1:30-3 p.m. at Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Cres. A small donation ($2-$3) is required to cover room rental costs. Info: Robbin Jeffereys, Parkinson Society, 1-800-668-3330, 604-662-3240 or

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

Russ Crossley – author of 60 E-book titles will speak about E-publishing at the Murrayville Library, Thursday April 19 at 7 p.m. To reserve a seat phone the library at 604-533-0339.

Annual Garden Sale & Flea Market – Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 9025 Glover Rd., Fort Langley. Fabulous garden sale, quality household items, books and scrumptious baking.  Coffee, snacks and lunch available. Info at

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 and Casino Guest Services.

Learn About Raw Foods – chef Maureen Terrey will teach “Intro to Raw Food Basics Class” on Sat., Apr. 28 from 3-6 p.m. in Abbotsford. All dishes included will be free from gluten, animal products (no dairy, eggs, meat), and sugar. Ingredients used will be fresh organic whole foods. For class fees and schedule visit, call 604-854-3310.

Port Kells Art Club – painting exhibition and sale of original oil, acrylic, watercolour and pastel paintings on April 29, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fort Langley Community Hall. Special feature: original 8×8 works of art priced from $50-$100. Info: Donna Scheven at Next meeting April 16, 1 p.m., at Masonic Hall, 20701 Fraser Highway, Langley.

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 and The ACT Ticket Centre.

Housing Presentations for Seniors – Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon at Langley Seniors Resource and Recreation Centre, 20605 51B Ave. May 12, information for senior renters; June 16, SAFER (Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters). Call 604-530-3020 to pre-register. No admission fee.

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 and Casino Guest Services.

John Mellencamp – June 19 at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. Canada’s Cowboy Junkies are his special guests. Tickets range in price from $42.50 to $95, available at, the AESC box office, the Abbotsford Recreation Centre and Matsqui Recreation Centre Ticket Outlets or by calling 1-866-977-2372.

Moms’ Morning Out — A morning at which you can discuss your concerns and challenges and share your ideas and solutions with other moms. Free nursery and free preschool program, coffee, refreshments, open discussion, and a variety of DIY projects, guests and demos. Tuesday mornings 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