Calendar of Events in Aldergrove area

Calendar of Events in Aldergrove area for week of Jan. 5, 2012

Parent Child Mother Goose Program – Tuesdays, Jan. 10-Mar. 13, 10-11:30 a.m. at Langley City Library. Focusing on the pleasure and power of rhymes, songs, and stories together with your baby or toddler enhances the parent-child relationship. You’ll give your child healthy early experiences with language and communication. Bring your baby, age 0-15 months, to this interactive group experience and network with other parents and caregivers. This 10-week program is a relaxed and social way to build on your parenting strengths and learn new ways of interacting with your child. To register, contact Bernice Way at Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services 604-857-4662.

The Jim Cuddy Band – performs Sunday, Jan. 8 at Clarke Theatre, Mission (604-820-3961). Advance tickets $45 at all Ticketmaster Locations, by phone 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

Singalong Songfests – join in or listen while the A-Tones celebrate “the old tunes” with singalong songfests in Abbotsford, Mondays, 1-3 p.m. All ages, genders and ethnicities are welcome. Song lyrics are provided. Sessions include pop songs from the past, gospel, folk music, blues, country, standards, old-timers and requests. Seasonal and holiday songs as the dates dictate. Instruments are invited (piano & organ available) at the ASA Drop-in Centre, on Cyril St. Info: Ed, 604-853-8624 or e-mail songbag@bigstring.com

Jay And The Americans – Friday, Feb. 24 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley (604-530-2211). Tickets $50 at www.ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services.

Langley Amateur Radio Association – meets first Thursday of month (unless otherwise advised) at 7 p.m. at Brookswood Firehall #5, 20355 32nd Ave., Langley. Coffee and sweets provided. Info, email: Don dondee@shaw.ca

Knitting Circle – Aldergrove Library, 1st and 3rd Thursdays of month, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Dec. 1. Feeling at loose ends? Why not gather up your project and join other adult knitters who are open to learning and sharing ideas. You’ll be glad you did.

Scandinavian Club of Fraser Valley – monthly pot luck dinner at 6 p.m., Mon., Jan. 9, at Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St., Abbotsford. Iceland will be celebrated. Bring your culinary contribution and enjoy the spread of interesting dishes and entertainment focused on Iceland. Guests and potential new members welcome. Info: Len at 604-857-2740 or Eigil at 604-870-8601, or email jensenke@shaw.ca

Free Adult Chess – for those who know how to play, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 14 at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Aldergrove Library,  26770 – 29 Ave. If you have a board and or timer bring them, we do have a couple of extra boards. Info: Rand Walker, 604-856-6415.

Fraser Valley Woodworkers Guild – meets on the first Wednesday of the month to share ideas, expertise and experience. Check www.fvwwg.ca for time, location.

Aldergrove Art Club – every Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. at Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 – 273 St. Everyone welcome. Info: 604-856-8349.

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

The Northern Pikes – perform Friday, Feb. 10 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley (604-530-2211). Tickets $32.50 at www.ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services.

Abbotsford Quilters Guild – meets 2nd Tuesday monthly at Ross Road Community Church, 3160 Ross Rd. Meetings at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Info: www.abbotsfordquilters.org

Square Dancing – Langley’s Murrayville Hall, 21667 – 48 Ave. on Sundays at 1 p.m. Hosted and taught by callers Tyler Wagner (604-817-9350) and Wendy Krueger (778-878-4244). Beginners from 1 till 2:30 p.m., 2:30 till 4 p.m. for more experienced dancers.

Country Legends Cash & Cline – starring Sara Jeanne Hosie as Patsy Cline and David James & Big River as Johnny Cash on Wednesday, March 14 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Advance tickets $38.50 at Centre Box Office (604-391-SHOW (7469)) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

Partnership Bridge – at Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 – 273 Street, Fridays at 7 p.m. except 2nd Friday of month. Newcomers welcome. Admission $3. Info: 604-856-3029.

Langley Meals on Wheels – seeking volunteers for Food & Friends programs in Aldergrove and Walnut Grove.  Opportunity to volunteer in community. Info: 604-533-1679 or email info@langleymealsonwheels.com

Fraser Health Crisis Line – recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience needed; extensive training and on-going support is provided. Pick up an info package at Options Community Services, 9815 – 140 St., Surrey or e-mail claudiak@scss.ca

Langley Elks #259 – volunteers wanted to assist with our community ventures to support our children’s charities. Join us at meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 8 p.m. at Langley Elks Plaza, #6 4044 – 200B St. Langley. Info: Ray Wojtas 604-533-7517 or Dave Sallenback 604-856-3559.

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