Bradner Flower Show – 84th annual show, at Bradner Hall, 5305 Bradner Rd., West Abbotsford. April 13, 14 and 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Celebrating “Gourmet in the Garden.” Opening ceremony 2 p.m. Fri., Apr. 13 with chef, author, TV & radio personality Caren McSherry. Apr. 15, chef, food stylist and newspaper columnist Nathan Fong. Each day, cooking demos, wine experts, gardening info. Incredible floral displays, plant and cut flower sales, crafts, art show, gourmet food items, tea room. Info: 856-8441 or www.bradnerflowershow.com
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.
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: www.valleyconcertsociety.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Choosing To Smile – informal and uplifting evening with Michelle Rickaby and Glenda Standeven, authors of Choosing to Smile. Learn how this book came to be, and ask questions about the writers’ unique stories. Autographed book copies will be available for sale, at Muriel Arnason Library, 20338 – 65 Ave., Langley, Wed., April 18, 7-8 p.m. Registration required for this free program: call 604-532-3590.
Céilidh Down Home Kitchen Party – Thursday, April 12 from 7 to 10 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 9025 Glover Rd., Fort Langley. Enjoy traditional music, song and dance. Tickets at the door $5 include a traditional Maritime lunch of tea biscuits and jam. Info at www.standrewsfortlangley.ca
TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a non profit weight loss support group, meets Monday nights in Aldergrove. Info: Susan at 604-856-1138.
Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley – monthly potluck dinner Monday, April 16, at the Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St., Abbotsford at 6 p.m. Annual General Meeting following the dinner to elect new executive. Guests and potential new members are welcome (no charge for first-time guests other than a food contribution). Info: Len 604-857-2740 or Eigil 604-870-8601.
Are you a new immigrant to Canada? – new session of free life skills classes are being offered at Abbotsford Community Services. Topics include healthy living, employment readiness, basic computer training, self-change, nutritious cooking, and basics of starting a business. Classes begin in April and are offered weekly in six-week sessions. Free childcare is available for some sessions and translation assistance may be available. Info: Elise Marier at 604-866-5233 or
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.
Abbotsford Geneology Society – meeting Tuesday, April 17 at Clearbook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. Doors open at 1 p.m., meeting 1:30 p.m. (Please note this is a time change for this month only). Laurie Cooke from the Cloverdale Genealogy library will be guest speaker. Everyone welcome. Info at website: www.abbygs.ca
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 www.standrewsfortlangley.ca
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 www.ticketweb.ca 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 http://ezrawliving.blogspot.com, 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 email@example.com. 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 www.theactmapleridge.org 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 www.ticketweb.ca 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 www.abbotsfordcentre.ca, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org