Gordon Taylor

Gordon Taylor

Big Wheels Keep A’Rollin’

Calendar of events and activities in the Aldergrove and Fraser Valley area.

Gordon Taylor, (left) president of the Central Fraser Valley chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada, shows off his classic set of wheels to Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman at the opening of the annual collectors car show at Tradex.

Pysanky Workshops — Ukrainian Women’s Association, Surrey branch, host workshops in the art of pysanky, the Ukrainian Easter egg, on Thursday evenings, March 8 and 15, from 6:45 to 9 p.m. at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512  108 Ave., Surrey. Each session $13. Pick the date of your choice, or attend all three. To register or for info: 604-596-2048.

Book Sale — City of Langley Library’s semi-annual book sale, Saturday, March 17 to Saturday, March 24, during open hours. Includes Mitchell automotive repair manuals, books and magazines, at 20399 Douglas Cres. Info: 604-514-2850.

Purple Pirate Spring Break Special — at City of Langley Library, Monday, March 19, 2-2:45 p.m. The Purple Pirate is hunting for treasure and needs first mates to help. A first mate must like magic, laughter and reading. Bring the whole family down to the library to enjoy the comedy and mystery of the high seas. Drop-in, 20399 Douglas Cres. Info: 604-514-2850.

Darren Lee & The Memphis Flash — world’s No. 1z Elvis tribute, Saturday, March 10 at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Tickets $44.50 (plus facility fee & service charges) available at Coast Capital Playhouse Box Office (604-536-7535) or online at www.whiterockplayers.ca

The Importance of Being Earnest — presented by Gallery 7 Theatre & Performing Arts, March 9-10, 15-17, 22-24 at 7:30 p.m., plus discount matinees: March 10 and 17 at 2 p.m., at MEI Theatre, 4081 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Phone 604-852-3701 or 1-800-665-8828 (Visa or Mastercard). Tickets: $18 adults, $16 seniors-students, $15 groups, $10 children. Matinees: $13 general, $10 children; www.gallery7theatre.com

Henna — Muriel Arnason Library hosts a free evening henna program for teens and adults. Mehndi, or henna, is a form of body art which has become popular all over the world. Teens are encouraged to attend. Thursday, March 8, 6-8 p.m. To register for this free program, visit library or call 604-532-3590.

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.

Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security — Representative from Service Canada in an informative seminar about various benefits under each program on Saturday, March 10, 2-3 p.m. at City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Cres. You will learn about eligibility, when to apply, how to access, required documentation and how to contact the right people to assist. Call to reserve a seat: 604-514-2855.

The Purple Pirate — Looking for something to do during Spring Break? The Purple Pirate is coming to Aldergrove Library, Tuesday, March 13, 2-2:45 p.m. He’s hunting for treasure and needs first mates to help. A first mate must like laughter, magic and reading. Bring the whole family to the library to enjoy the comedy and mystery of the high seas with the Purple Pirate. This program is free, but registration is required; phone 604-856-6415.

Elmer Iseler Singers — Perform on Saturday, March 10, at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. This will be concert No. 4 of the 29th season of the Valley Concert Society. Tickets $25, available at  604-859-5192,604-854-3318, or at the door.

The Yardbirds — Saturday, April 14 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley (604-530-2211). Tickets $52.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at www.ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services.

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