Star Calendar

Events and activities in the Aldergrove and Fraser Valley community

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 www.ticketweb.ca/.

The Drawer Boy – Surrey Little Theatre’s spring play, written by Michael Healey and directed by June Ainsworth, at 7027 – 184 Street, from April 17 to May 17 on Thursdays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with three Sunday matinees on April 27, May 4 and May 11 at 2 p.m. For reservations call 604-576-8451; email reservations@surreylittletheatre.com; or go to www.brownpapertickets.com. Visit www.surreylittletheatre.com for info.

Light Sensitive – Langley Players spring production, written by Jim Geoghan and directed by Angela Bell, is a bittersweet comedy in which love conquers all. It runs Thursdays to Sundays from April 17-May 17 at Langley Playhouse, 4307 – 200 St. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. For reservations call 604-534-7469. Visit www.langleyplayers.com for info.

Céilidh – down home style kitchen party with live music, Thursday, May 15, 7 to 9:45 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church Hall, 9025 Glover Rd., Fort Langley. Enjoy the great music, lunch and fun. Tickets $5 at door including the traditional Maritime lunch of tea biscuits and jam. Next event will be on June 12. New performers contact Jack Williamson, 604-888-7925, jackwilliamson@telus.net

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: abbotsfordcentre.ca, Venue Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone 1-855-985-5000.

Abbotsford Genealogy Society – meeting Thursday, May 15, 6:30 p.m. at Studio 2, The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford. Speaker will be Andrea Lister talking about how to find records of our seafaring ancestors. $2 drop in fee for non-members.

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 www.ticketweb.ca.

Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley – monthly pot luck dinner at 6 p.m., Monday, May 12, at the Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St., Abbotsford. This time Iceland will be celebrated. Come with your culinary contribution and enjoy the spread of delicious and interesting dishes as well as entertainment focused on Iceland. Guests and potential new members are welcome. For more information, please call Len at 604-857-2740 or Eigil at 604-870-8601, or email jensenke@shaw.ca.

David Lindley – featured performer at the third annual Harrison Festival Society Fundraiser, Saturday, May 10, 7:30 p.m., music 9 p.m. at the historic Harrison Memorial Hall. Tickets are $75 ($30 tax receipt) and can be purchased online at www.harrisonfestival.com, by phone at 604.796.3664 or in person at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison.

Mother’s Day Vegan Potluck – Langley Herbivores will have their Mother’s Day vegan potluck on May 10, Saturday, 1-3 p.m. at St. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church, 2827 – 273 Street, Aldergrove. Info, email pattallman@shaw.ca

Independent/Assisted Living Workshop – Attend to better understand just what is offered in each of these types of housing and how they differ from one another, Wednesday, May 14, 1:30-3 p.m. at the Langley Senior Resource & Recreation Centre, 20605 – 51B Ave. Pre-register at 604-530-3020. Drop-ins welcome. Free and open to the public.

Securing a Future – Join realtor Andrea Castro and a panel of other experts to learn about ways to gain financial stability in today’s economic climate. You will be introduced to topics such as real estate contracts, mortgage support and current interest rates, home inspections, home maintenance, and financial advisors. Registration required. Muriel Arnason Library Wednesday, May 21, 7-8 p.m.

Grateful Executor – Kevin Holte of The Grateful Executor presents a program all about estate settlement and an executor’s duties. Learn about an executor’s role, the pros and cons of joint ownership, probate, capital gains issues and how to do  pre-planning. Bring your questions! Walnut Grove Library Tuesday, May 6, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Registration required. Also City of Langley Library, Wednesday, May 7, 7-8:30 p.m.

Pajama Storytime – Children and their caregivers are invited to an evening program of stories, songs, rhymes and more. Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas and can bring a soft toy. Registration required. Aldergrove Library, Monday, May 5, 6:30-7 p.m. and at Muriel Arnason Library, Wednesday, May 7, 7-7:30 p.m.

Babytime – Babies and their caregivers will join in bounces, songs, rhymes, and simple stories that encourage the development of speech and language skills. Registration required. Walnut Grove Library Wednesdays, May 7-28, 9:30-10 a.m. or Thursdays, May 8-29, 9:30-10 a.m.; also at Murrayville Library, Thursdays, May 8-29, 10:30-11 a.m.; and at Muriel Arnason Library, Tuesdays, May 6, 13, 27 at 9:30-10 a.m.

Storytime – Introduce kids to the love of books and language. Children five years and younger and their caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Registration required. Brookswood Library, Wednesdays, May 7-28, 10:30-11 a.m.

Mother’s Day Dinner – Langley Legion Branch 21 at 20570 – 56 Avenue celebrates Mother’s Day with chicken dinner and all the trimmings on Saturday, May 10, 6 p.m. The event is open to the public and features live music. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Legion or by calling 604-534-3615. Money raised from the event will support Legion programs that assist veterans and others in need in the community. Visit facebook.com/LangleyLegionBranch21.

Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast – May 11 at the Jubilee Community Hall, 7989 Bradner Rd. This is the 40th year that the Jubilee dads have been flipping some of the best flapjacks and there will be something special for each Mom who attends. From 8 a.m. to noon, enjoy a breakfast of sausages, scrambled eggs, fruit cocktail and all the pancakes you can eat, served up buffet style. What’s more, children under 6 are free. We also supply orange juice, coffee and tea. For only $6. Info: call 604-856-4375.

Abbotsford Women’s Connection – Choices to Live by Breakfast, Wed. May 14 at Garden Park Tower Azalea Room, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Cost $11, featuring Goodies Gluten Free Bakery and speaker Marline Steele, a Canadian curling champion, who shares “From Grieving to Gratefulness.” Reservations: Joyce 604-744-5159 or Rose 604-852-8240 or abbyconnectreservations@gmail.com.

Aldergrove Elks Charity Garden Event – Mother’s Day specials on flowers, plants, shrubs, trees and yard items, Friday and Saturday, May 9-10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 26975 Fraser Highway. Also Flea Market and Crafts Sale on Saturday only; sellers space is $10 each. Info: Gary 604-514-7741 or Tina 604-825-0859.

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 langleyartstudiotour.ca or email langleystudiotour@gmail.com

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 dick@pipain.com, 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.

Corb Lund – with guests Harlan Pepper, Thursday, May 8 at Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould St. Tickets $37.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at the Centre Box Office. Charge by phone at 604-391-7469 or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

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.

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: abbotsfordcentre.ca, AESC Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets or by phone 1-855-985-5000.

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

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