Doris Riedweg will launch her new book

Doris Riedweg will launch her new book

Doris Riedweg: New Book Completed

Local novelist launches new book in series. Also Aldergrove Star calendar of events

Doris Riedweg will launch her new book, a novel called “Wellspring of Love” on May 24 at Langley City Library, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

“This is my fourth novel, but the third in what has become known as the “Water” series,” said Riedweg.

The book will be available for purchase at Chapters, the LMH gift shop, or from the publisher, or by emailing Riedweg at

Riedweg will also host a book signing at Chapters in Langley on Saturday, June 21 from 2 to 5 p.m.


Clothes2U – giving away clothes, toys, linens, books, diapers, personal and household items free to those in need, male or female, baby to senior. Sat., May 24, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Nicomekl Elementary School, 53 Ave. at 200 St., Langley. (multi-purpose room at rear). To volunteer, donate or for info: go to or call 604-857-4617.

Seniors’ Tea – In celebration with B.C. Seniors’ Week a free community tea with refreshments and entertainment, Tuesday, June 3, 1-3 p.m. at Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre, 26770 – 29 Ave. Info: 604-856-2899.

Seniors Old Time Dance – with Ukrainian Prairie Band, Saturday, May 24, 1-4 p.m. at Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 – 273 St. $6 admission includes refreshments. Coming up June 7 is Hazelmere Fiddlers and June 21 is the Ukrainian Dance Band returns, same times and location. Then off for summer break, returning in September.

I’d Rather Stay – film about seniors aging-in-place, June 2 at the Fraser River Presentation Theatre, Township of Langley Civic Facility, 20338 – 65th Ave. Celebrate seniors’ week. Doors open 1 p.m., Film & discussion 1:30-3 p.m., free admission. Call Township of Langley, 604-856-2899 by May 28 to register and request transportation, if needed, from Aldergrove, Brookswood/Fernridge, Langley City, Fort Langley or Walnut Grove. Sponsored by Township of Langley, Langley Seniors Community Action Table and Triple A Senior Housing.

Pikeminnow Derby – Sat., June 14, Main Beach, Cultus Lake. No fishing license required. Free day-parking for early birds, 6-9 a.m. $2,000 in cash prizes for Juniors [under 16] and Adults for heaviest fish, most fish caught, mystery weights. Registration tickets $7 adults, $3 juniors, available at Fred’s Custom Tackle, Abbotsford and Chilliwack and at the Derby. Merchandize prizes for all ticket-holders, whether fishing or watching. Info: Google “2014 Pikeminnow Derby” website for details and for online tickets.

Ukrainian Soul Food – Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch available on Friday, May 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: 604-560-0152 or 604-581-0313.

Bottle Drive – Saturday, May 24, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Aldergrove Legion, 26607 Fraser Hwy., Aldergrove. All proceeds going to BC Cancer 12 hour Relay for Life team “Smiles ‘N Angels”.

Langley Community Farmers Market – Fresh, local and organic. Every Wednesday, 2-6:30 p.m. until Oct. 8. Fill your basket and feed your soul at Langley’s tastiest outdoor market with over 40 vendors that “Make it, Bake it or Grow it” selling the very best this region has to offer. Kwantlen University Campus Courtyard, 20901 Langley Bypass with 30 minutes free parking. See website:

Rockin’ River Musicfest – at Mission Raceway Park (32670 Dyke Rd., Mission), will feature acts such as Rascal Flatts, Terri Clark, Gord Bamford, The Road Hammers, Hey Romeo, Julian Austin and many more in its Aug. 7-9 lineup, performing on three stages. Early bird tickets and camping reservations are now available at

John Fogerty – Friday, Nov. 28 at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets $20-$74.50 at Ticketmaster outlets.

Brit Floyd – Discovery World Tour of Pink Floyd tribute band, Sunday, June 8, 8 p.m. at Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $37.25, $47.25, $67.25 (Plus FMF and service charges), available at:, AESC Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets or by phone 1-855-985-5000.

Divas: Vaudeville Meets Vegas – starring Bonnie Kilroe, Sunday, June 22 at the Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $32.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) from Casino Guest Services. Charge by phone at 604-530-2211 or online at

Doobie Brothers – Sunday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $35.25, $45.25, $65.25 (plus FMF and service charges), available at:, Venue Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone 1-855-985-5000.

The Fab Fourever – Canada’s Premiere Tribute to The Beatles, Saturday, June 21 at the Chief Sepass Theatre, 9096 Trattle Street, Fort Langley. Tickets are $42.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at Ticketweb. Charge by phone at 1-888-222-6608 or online at

Langley Art Tour – registration is open. Organisers of the 6th annual Langley art studio tour is now issuing a call to all artists to join on Sept. 20-21 and 27-28. Artists who do not have their own studio can be placed with those who have. Info and registration forms visit their website at or email

Partners Bridge – every Friday except second Friday of each month, 7 p.m. at Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 – 273 St.Newcomers welcome. Cost $2. Info: 604-607-0504.

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

Seniors Fitness Exercises – with qualified instructor, every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 – 273 Street. Cost is $6 per week.

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: Vicki Austad, 604-856-5970.

Volunteer Drivers Needed – to help seniors. No special insurance needed. Kilometres reimbursed. Call Janice at 604-530-3020 Ext 302.

Seniors Carpet Bowling – every Thursday afternoon, 1:30 p.m. at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3025 – 273 Street. Cost is $1 per week.

Square Dance Classes – Sundays at 12:30 p.m. at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, Fraser Hwy. at 273 Street. Singles and couples welcome, free admission, first three dances no experience. Info: call Tyler, 604-590-9039.

Aldergrove Art Club – join our friendly group every Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. at the OAP Hall, 3015 – 273 St., Aldergrove. Info: Laurie at 604-856-6990 or Sheila at 604-539-0225.

People in Pain Network – non-profit organization which assists people living with all types of chronic pain. A new, free Fraser Valley support group at Aldergrove’s Seventh-Day Adventist Church, on the third Tuesday each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at 26245 – 28 Ave., Aldergrove. Info: Dick e-mail at, or 604-928-0486.

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.

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., 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:

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 and follow the link for the Crisis Line.

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

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