Patrick Arnott of Aldergrove lifts Valin Shinyei of Pitt Meadows in the PNE performance of Let’s Pretend with KC Bear at the 2013 Fair at the PNE. The annual summer fair features over 700 shows

Patrick Arnott of Aldergrove lifts Valin Shinyei of Pitt Meadows in the PNE performance of Let’s Pretend with KC Bear at the 2013 Fair at the PNE. The annual summer fair features over 700 shows

Dancing for Joy at PNE: Calendar of Events

Events and activities in the Aldergrove and Fraser Valley area this week.

Art Club – Do you paint or sketch? Join this friendly group of artists who work in oils, acrylic, watercolour and graphite.  Bring your work in progress. First and third Saturday of the month, 2-4 p.m. at Murrayville Library; 604-533-0339.

People in Pain Network – non-profit organization which assists people living with all types of chronic pain. A new, free Fraser Valley support group begins this September at Aldergrove’s Seventh-Day Adventist Church, on the third Tuesday each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The address is 26245 – 28 Ave., Aldergrove. Note: it is not a religious organization, that is just their meeting location. Info: contact Dick via e-mail at dick@pipain.com, or call 604-928-0486.

Reba – with special guest Gord Bamford, Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. Tickets  $89.50, $69.50, $49.50 (plus FMF and Service charges) available at: abbotsfordcentre.ca, AESC Box Office, Abbotsford Recreation Centre, Matsqui Recreation Centre and Whatcom Wine & Spirits in Abbotsford Ticket Outlets or by phone 1-866-977-AESC (2372).

Dog Days Of Summer – Saturday, Aug. 31, 2-4 p.m. at Derby Reach Regional Park, Township Of Langley. You and your dog can run an agility course, meet a dog trainer and explore Regional Parks. Meet next to the dog off-leash area at Edgewater Bar, 21801 Allard Crescent in Langley. All ages. Free, drop-in event. Registration not required. To find out more about other Metro Vancouver programs, visit the events calendar at www.metrovancouver.org

Abbotsford Women’s Connection Breakfast – A Down Home Breakfast, Wed. Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m., at Garden Park Tower, Azalea Room, 2825 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. Cost $11, featuring Charlotte Lepp from Lepp Farm Market and Mary De Hart speaking on “Blue Ridge Mountain Forgiveness”. Reservations: Joyce Willder 604-744-5159 or Rose 604-852-8240 or abbyconnectreservations@gmail.com

Fabulous Fall Foliage – Saturday, Sept. 14, 2-3 p.m. at City of Langley Library. Learn from a gardening expert from Cedar Rim Nursery about great foliage plants that can be beautiful, interesting, and easy to grow. To reserve your spot, call 604-514-2855 or visit 20399 Douglas Cres., Langley.

Stress Busting – Saturday, Sept. 7, 2-3 p.m. at City of Langley Library. Do you know what’s causing you stress? If you can’t change things, can you change how you think and feel about them? Explore what causes you stress, the effects on your body and mind, how to change what you can, and how to think and feel differently when change is not imminent. To reserve your spot, call 604-514-2855 or visit 20399 Douglas Cres., Langley.

Ukrainian Soul Food – Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch available on Friday, Aug. 30 at a fundraiser from 4:30-7:30 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.

Notice of Public Meetings – Two Special Meetings, one for the Aldergrove Agricultural Association, the other for the Aldergrove Festival Days Society are scheduled respectively for Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Coghlan Hall to discuss the ‘proposed combination’ of these societies.

Babytime Session – at Fort Langley Library, Thursdays, Sept. 12-26, 9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Help you baby develop speech and language skills – enjoy bouncing, singing, and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies and caregivers. Call 604-888-0722 or visit the Fort Langley Library to register for this program.

Yarn Bombing & Craft – at Fort Langley Library, Friday-Saturday, Sept. 27-28, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate Culture Days at the library. The Fort Langley Knitting Circle will be yarn bombing and the whole family is invited to make a craft. Come create a small paper book to take home. Call 604-888-0722 or visit the Fort Langley Library to register for this program.

Dryer Balls – at Fort Langley Library, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Adults and teens are invited to spend an hour creating an environmentally friendly alternative to dryer sheets!  Dryer balls are made of 100% wool, are easy to create, and make a unique gift for someone special.  Supplies for this free program are included, and the wool comes from a local sheep farm in the Glen Valley. Call 604-888-0722 or visit the Fort Langley Library to register for the program.

Alice Cooper – Raise The Dead Tour, Thursday, Nov. 14, 8 p.m. at Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. Tickets $50 (plus FMF and service charges), available at: abbotsfordcentre.ca, AESC Box Office, Abbotsford Recreation Centre, Matsqui Recreation Centre and Whatcom Wine & Spirits in Abbotsford Ticket Outlets or by phone 1-866-977- AESC (2372).

Sunee Dhaliwal – An evening of comedy with Abbotsford comic plus guests Sean Emeny and Wanda Roberts, MC Dick Thompson, Friday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m. at Phoenix Lounge, Finnegans Pub, 33780 King Rd, Abbotsford. Tickets $10 at Phoenix Cold Beer & Wine & Mt. Lehman Liquor Store.

Abbotsford Genealogy Society – meeting at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford Thursday, Sept. 19 with doors opening at 6 p.m. Speaker will be Andrea Lister and she will talk about “How to keep our Family History from being a Snore!” Everyone is welcome. Info, see website: www.abbygs.ca

Steelin’ In The Years – tribute to Steely Dan featuring some of Vancouver’s finest musicians, Oct. 25 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $30 (plus facility fee and service charges) from Casino Guest Services. Charge by phone 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.ca

Dallas Smith – with guests The Matinée, Friday, Sept. 27 at the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Avenue, Mission. Tickets $32.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

Langley Hospice Certificate Training Program – for those wishing to volunteer or are interested in the subject. Starts Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. for 10 sessions. This program covers issues on life and death, as well as grief and loss and related skills. Fee is $135. Info or to register call Fernande at 604-530-1115.

Karaoke Idol – to celebrate Whalley Branch’s 65th Anniversary, the Ladies Auxiliary and Branch will host this event Saturday, Sept. 7 and 14 at 8: p.m., with the final at 8 p.m., Septm 21. Final prizes $500, $300, and $200. Info: 604-551-2592.

Darren Lee & the Memphis Flash – Elvis tribute, Thursday, Sept. 5 at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Tickets are $45. (plus facility fee and service charges) available at Coast Capital Playhouse Box Office. Charge by phone at 604-536-7535 or online at www.whiterockplayers.ca

Garden Club – Fort Langley Library is looking for volunteers to help with their community garden plot. If you enjoy the outdoors, planting seeds, and helping plants grow sign up. As a part of the Fort Langley Community gardens, the library will participate this year in creating a garden oasis of veggies, flowers, and much more, Tuesdays from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Registration appreciated.

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.

Fraser Valley Dahlia Society Show – Over 1,000 blooms displayed at George Preston Rec Centre, 20699 – 42 Ave., Langley, on Sat., Sept. 14 from noon to 5 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. See: www.fraservalleydahliasociety.com

Double Exposure – comedians Bob Robertson and Linda Cullen on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Avenue, Mission. Tickets are $25 (plus facility fee and service charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

Me & Mae – Shawn Meehan and Jacky Mae, BC’s newest country stars perform Friday, August 23 at Gabby’s Country Cabaret, Langley. Advance tickets $12 (plus service charges) from Ticketweb Canada. Charge by phone 888-222-6608 or online at www.ticketweb.ca

Aldergrove Toastmasters – meets every Monday, 7 p.m. at Aldergrove Community Secondary School in room 125. Boost your self confidence; become a better speaker and have fun. Info: Murray Burgum at 604-856-5483 or email mgbergum@gmail.com

Knitting Circle – at Aldergrove Library. Feeling at loose ends? Why not gather up your materials and join other adult knitters who are open to learning and sharing ideas. Bring your current needlecraft project with you. Aldergrove Library is located at 26770 – 29 Ave., Aldergrove, call for info: 604-856-6415.

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.

Sesame Street Live – Elmo Makes Music, December 14-15 at Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. Tickets: $22, $38 (Gold Circle), $68 (Sunny Seats), available at: abbotsfordcentre.ca| AESC Box Office, Abbotsford Recreation Centre, Matsqui Recreation Centre and Whatcom Wine & Spirits in Abbotsford or by phone 1-866-977- AESC (2372).

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

Post Abortion Healing Services – If you are interested in post abortion healing support, please contact Tanya at Your Pregnancy Options, Aldergrove – info@yourpregnancyoptions.ca, 604-856-9151, www.yourpregnancyoptions.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