Dal Richards and his Orchestra performs for a “Tea Dance” on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2 p.m. in Aldergrove at Langley Banquet Centre, 3227 – 264 St. Dal will be 95 on January 5. Let’s show Dal Richards that the Fraser Valley loves and appreciates him. Bring out your party shoes for the afternoon Tea Dance. Tickets $32 each, or VIP tables of 8 for $250 on a first come first served basis. Info: Aldergrove Enterprise Centre, 604-607-5607.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:
Mother Mother – “Sticks” tour with special guest Hannah Georgas, Wednesday, December 12 at Clarke Theatre, Mission. Tickets $27.50, available at all Ticketmaster locations or online at www.ticketmaster.ca or charge by phone 1-885-985-5000.
Art Exhibition – featuring Natalia, who uses a wide range of media for her work, Oct. 25, 6-8 p.m. at Serendipity Bakery & Cafe, 27262 Fraser Hwy., Aldergrove. Admission $10 includes appetizers and beverage. Info: 604-625-8699.
Craft & Bake Sale – Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Creekside Villa’s clubhouse, 27435 – 29A Ave., Aldergrove. Free coffee. Donations of non-perishable food items for Aldergrove Food Bank will be accepted and delivered Dec. 4 to Food Bank.
Garden to Table (G2T) Program – the last of the free gardening workshops series at St. Dunstan’s Church Hall, 3025-264 Street, in partnership with LEPS, Sat., Oct. 27 offers Composting 101, from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Learn what type of composting is a good fit for your needs and learn how you can do your part to reduce the amount of waste in our landfills. Also Sat., Nov. 17, St. Dunstans is also offering Food Safe Level 1 course, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cost is $60 for the full day. Great for teens or anyone looking for or working in the food industry, or for those who want to volunteer. Call soon as there are only 10 spaces available for each class. To register, call: 604-856-5393 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for both classes.
Céilidh (Kay-lee) – Down home kitchen party live music, Thursday, Oct. 25, 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. Next Ceilidh will be Nov. 15. Performers contact: Jack Williamson at 604-888-7925 or email email@example.com
Sense and Sensibility – Nov. 2-17, Gallery 7 Theatre presents Jane Austen’s classic story of love and discovery. Adapted for the stage by Jon Jory. Full details at www.gallery7theatre.com. Tickets: $12-$20. Gallery 7 Theatre, 4081 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Call 604-852-3701 for tickets.
Family Fright at the Fort – Halloween fun for the family! Rain or shine. 23433 Mavis Ave., Fort Langley on Oct. 27 and 28, 1 to 7 p.m. Tickets: $11.70 per person, ages 3 and up. Age 2 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets available at the door, or in advance online at www.vtixonline.com, or by phone at 604-513-4777. Info: www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortlangley.
Christmas Jewellery & Craft Fair – Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Eagle Wind RV Park, 26920 – 52 Ave., Aldergrove. Draw for door prizes. Info: 604-856-6674.
The Delta Boys (1914-1919) – Saturday, Nov. 3, 2-3 p.m. at City of Langley Library. Inspired by the names on the cenotaph in Ladner’s Memorial Park, the tale of those who fell and those who survived is revealed. From the 27 who perished to the almost 300 who enlisted or were conscripted, Delta’s men and women were involved in all aspects of the war. Peter Broznitsky is an amateur Great War researcher and has developed and delivered several presentations about the Canadian army in 1914-1919. Please call 04-514-2855 or visit at 20399 Douglas Cres. to let organizers know you are coming.
Conversation Circles – at City of Langley Library, Thursdays until Nov. 8, 10-11:30 a.m., and Saturdays until Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Choose either day to come practice your English in a fun and friendly environment. You will improve your conversation skills and make new friends at the same time. Refreshments will be provided. Please call or visit to let organizers know you are coming: 604-514-2855.
Diwali – Township of Langley and Libraries celebrate 9th annual Festival of Lights on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Muriel Arnason Library, 20338—65 Ave. Festival of Lights Multicultural Celebration will feature crafts, face painting, Henna, food, and Indian music in a festive atmosphere. The participants will get a chance to learn a few basic steps of Punjabi folk dance, Bhangra.
Furry Tail Endings Fall Gala – Langley Animal Protection Society’s 5th annual event, Saturday, Nov. 3 at Coast Hotel and Casino, Langley. Hosted by Country 107.1’s afternoon drive host, Curtis Pope with great country entertainment by Canadian country music artist and Langley local, Trevor Murray. Info: 604-510-5456.
Halloween Haunted House – D.W. Poppy Secondary’s child friendly alternative for the little Trick or Treaters, Oct. 25 4-6 p.m., and Oct. 26, 6-8:30 p.m. general admission $4 student/child $3, at the school, 23752 – 52 Ave., Langley. All proceeds to the 2013 Dry Grad Committee.
Prism – with special guest Jerry Doucette, Thursday, Nov. 22, Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $35 plus facility fee and service charges) from Casino Guest Services. Charge online at www.ticketweb.ca or by phone 604-530-2211.
Ukrainian Soul Food – Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch available Friday, Oct. 26 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.
Mom’s Morning Out – at Aldergrove Alliance Church on Tuesday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. We will be discussing your concerns and challenges, making crafts, and learning new do-it-yourself skills. Coffee, refreshments, and free childcare for your nursery- and preschool-aged children. Info: aldergrovealliance.org or call 604-856-3447.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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. 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.
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
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