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Calendar of activities and events

Calendar of activities and events in Aldergrove and Fraser Valley

Barracuda – Canada’s own premier tribute to the music of Heart, Saturday, Sept. 22 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $25 (plus facility fee and service charges) from Casino Guest Services. Charge by phone 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.ca

Rocks of Ages – Fraser Valley Rock and Gem Club’s annual show, Sat., Sept. 22 and Sun., Sept. 23, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Old Age Pensioners Hall, 3015 – 273 Street, Aldergrove. Dealers: rocks, crystals, gem stones, minerals and lapidary supplies. Artists demonstrating silver smithing, carving and beading. Club Members displaying their crafts and collections. Silent auction, door prizes. Admission by donation.

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.

Panic Squad & Friends – Gallery 7 Theatre & Performing Arts presents super-funny, super-clean comedy improv, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m. at MEI Theatre, 4081 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. Phone orders: 604-852-3701 or 1-800-665-8828. Website: www.gallery7theatre.com

Adult Chess – on second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at Aldergrove Library, 26770 – 29 Ave. Bring board and timer if you have one, we have a couple of boards. For ages 19+, free. Phone library for information or to register for this free program: 604-856-6415.

Mt Lehman Garden Club – monthly meeting held Thursday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. in the Mt Lehman Community Hall. Guest Les Clay will speak on fall colour in the garden. Information: Evelyn at 604-857-5663.

In The Mood – Fraser Valley Watercolour Society exhibition at Abbotsford’s Kariton House, 2387 Ware St., until Oct. 30. Open Tues-Fri. 12-5 p.m., and Sat._sun. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Sts. Joachim and Ann Turkey Supper – Sat., Sept. 22, 5-7 p.m. at church hall, 2827 – 273 St., Aldergrove. Adults $12, children 4-10 $6 and children 3 and under free. Reservations recommended, take-out available. Call Marie 604-856-8271 or Ann 604-856-2601.

Aldergrove Regional Park Management Plan – open house invites input on draft concept for park development, Tues., Sept. 25, 6-8 p.m. at Aldergrove Kinsmen Centre, 26770 – 29 Ave. Info: visit www.metrovancouver.org or call 604-530-4983.

Langley Art Studio Tour – two weekends, September 22-23 and 29-30, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Come for a drive in the scenic Langley countryside and see some of the best art the Fraser Valley has to offer: painters, potters, printmakers, jewellers, glass makers and more. Details at website: www.langleyartstudiotour.ca/

Langley Hospice Certificate Training Program – for those wishing to volunteer or are interested in the subject. Runs Tuesdays, Sept. 25 – Nov. 27 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 10-sessions cover issues on life and death, grief and loss and related skills.  Fee is $135. Info: Fernande at 604-530-1115.

Raw Food Class – class with raw chef Maureen Terrey. Learn to prepare healthy raw vegan recipes to tempt your taste buds that are free of gluten, dairy, and animal products. Next class is Sept. 23 from 3-6 p.m. in Abbotsford. Cost and schedule at http://ezrawliving.blogspot.com, register at 604-854-3310.

Heritage Apple Day – Sept. 29 at the Derby Reach Regional Park Heritage Area, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., get a taste of our heritage. Take a guided tour of the old orchard or a historical walk. Watch an art show unfold, listen to live music, and try your hand at pioneer tasks and games. Derby Reach/Brae Island Parks Association and Metro Vancouver Regional Parks host this free family event.

Yarn Bombing & Craft Activity – Fort Langley Library will be hosting  during Culture Days on Sept. 28-29, 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. Fort Langley Knitting Circle has been busily preparing to yarn bomb the little library by knitting up some interesting displays. During the event, the public will be invited to create a small paper book – one to keep and the other to make for the library.

Asian Paper Lantern Crafts – at Muriel Arnason Library, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2-4 p.m. Celebrate Culture Days by joining a team of Langley-based artists at the library to learn about and paint paper lanterns, giving them a beautiful look. This is a family event; ages 6 and up can participate. All supplies provided. No registration is required, just drop in. Info: 604-532-3590.

Mentalist Eric Samuels – acts of astonishment, Friday, Sept. 28 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $22.50 (plus facility fee and service charges). Available from Casino Guest Services or charge by phone 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.ca

The Stampeders – Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society present classic rockers at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m. Call the Centre Box Office for your tickets: 604-391-SHOW(7469).

Walk on the Wild Side – Critter Care’s walkaton, Sun., Sept. 30, 11:15 a.m. at Campbell Valley Regional Park, Langley, south entrance. Registration form and pledge sheet online at www.crittercarewildlife.org

Céilidh – (Kay-lee) or down home kitchen party live music show starts its fifth season on Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 to 9:45 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church Hall, 9025 Glover Rd., Fort Langley. Come out and enjoy traditional music, song and fun. Tickets are $5 at the door including the traditional Maritime lunch of tea biscuits and jam. Performers contact Jack Williamson, 604-888-7925 or jackwilliamson@telus.net

A Real Piece of Work – call for entries for 11th annual holiday art and fine craft sale at the Ocean Park Community Hall, Nov. 17-18. Jury for handcrafted work is ongoing: email arealpieceofwork@hotmail.com for more information.

Conversation Circles – choose either Thursdays or Saturdays to come practice your English in a fun and friendly environment at the City of Langley Library, Thursdays, Sept. 20 – November 8, 10 – 11:30 a.m. or Saturdays, Oct. 13 – November 17, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.. You will improve your conversation skills and make new friends at the same time. Refreshments will be provided. Please call or visit to let us know you are coming: 604-514-2855.

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.

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

Grave Tales – Historic Fort Langley Walking Tours, 90 minutes of spine-chilling tales of love, mysterious burials and old-school amputations from Fort Langley’s past. Be prepared to walk through various terrain, rain or shine as you weave through the village of Fort Langley from the misty cemetery to the deserted Hudson’s Bay Company fort where you’ll warm up around a cozy bonfire. Age 17-up. Advance tickets highly recommended. Weekends October 6-28; see website for dates and times. French tour: Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.; Youth tour: Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. Info: 604-513-4777 or www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortlangley

Ukrainian Fall Dinner & Dance – Langley Elks hosts on Saturday, Oct. 13, at George Preston Centre, 20699 42 Ave., Langley. Catered by Valley Caterers, tickets $25 person. Info: Barb 604-889-1160 or Ron 604-532-3126.

Family Fright at the Fort – Oct. 27-28, 1-7 p.m. Creepy creatures, ghostly campfire stories, and a hay bale maze to crawl through! Wear your Halloween costume and trick-r-treat in the spooky old fort, choose a pumpkin from the patch to carve, and walk through the “Haunted Servants’ Quarters,” if you dare. Meet lots of insects and reptiles at the Cinemazoo Creepy Creatures shows at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. Pick up a snack or dinner from the Monster’s Menu at The Full Barrel Café. Admission (advance or at the door): $11.70 per person (ages 3-99). Free to age 2 and under or free admission with your Fort Langley National Historic Site Annual Pass. Tickets & Info: 604-513-4777 or www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortlangley

The Spencer Davis Group – Thursday, October 25 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $49.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) from Casino Guest Services or charge by phone 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.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

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