Stars on ice bring Holiday Festival

The Aldergrove Star Calendar of events and activities includes Holiday Festival on Ice at LEC

Holiday Festival on Ice – featuring Kurt Browning, Joannie Rochette, Elvis Stojko, Jeffrey Buttle, Shawn Sawyer, Sinead and John Kerr, and more at Langley Events Centre, Saturday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. Tickets at Ticketmaster, call 1-855-985-5000.

Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild – holding their annual open house and sale on Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Whonnock Lake Centre in Maple Ridge. Quality hand-woven, hand-knit, felted, and hand-spun articles for sale, including clothing, linens, toys, baskets, home décor items, and holiday decorations., plus pottery, glass, wood turning, iron work, and jewelry. Admission is free. Refreshments available.

Upper Fraser Valley Chapter of the Kidney Foundation of Canada – holding a Christmas luncheon, Dec. 2, at the Rancho, 35110 Delair Rd., Abbotsford. Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch at noon. Door prizes, entertainment, and turkey dinner. Tickets $20. Info and tickets: Lois 604-856-8218. All are welcome.

Christmas Craft & Bake Sale – Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1-3 p.m. at Aldergrove United Church. #101 – 27336 Fraser Hwy., Aldergrove. Come for your festive shopping. Refreshments available. Info: Sandy 604-856-8872.

Family Storytimes – Children ages 2-6 and their caregivers are invited to join library staff for a half- hour program of stories, songs, puppets and rhymes, at Aldergrove Library, Wednesdays, Nov. 7-Dec. 5, 10:45 – 11:15 a.m., and at Murrayville Library, Wednesdays, Nov. 14–Dec. 12, 10:30 – 11 a.m. To register for these free programs, please visit or call your local library.

Babytime – Bring your baby (0-23 months) to the library for finger plays, songs and rhymes. Learn about great library resources for new parents, at Walnut Grove Library, Wednesdays, Nov. 7–Nov. 21, 9:30-10 a.m. To register for these free programs, please visit or call your local library.

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.

Luis Mario Ochoa Cuban Quintet – Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Clarke Theatre 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission. Tickets  $27.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone 1-885-985-5000

or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

Dal Richards and his Orchestra – “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.

David James & Big River – tribute to Johnny Cash, Sunday, Dec. 30 at the Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd, White Rock. Tickets are $42.50 (Plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) at the Coast Capital Playhouse Box Office. Charge by phone 604-536-7535 or online at www.whiterockplayers.ca

Abbotsford Genealogy Society – meet Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m. at Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. Guest speaker Lorraine Irving talking on subject of Scottish Roots. All are welcome.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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