‘Walls’ of Fun for Families

Events in Aldergrove and area for the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 3, 2011

Clockwise from top left: kids of all ages carved scary faces at the Aldergrove “Wall-o-lanterns” event

Clockwise from top left: kids of all ages carved scary faces at the Aldergrove “Wall-o-lanterns” event

Rawhide Bones – classic rock Halloween dance party Sat., Oct. 29, 8 p.m. in the lounge of Bob’s Steakhouse, 27083 Fraser Hwy., Aldergrove. Info: 604-857-7725 or www.bobssteakhouse.ca

Learn To Skate – with the Aldergrove Skating Club. Registration open for all ages and levels: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m. and Thursdays, 4:45-5:30 p.m. at Aldergrove Community Arena on 272 Street. Info: 604-857-1696 or e-mail aldergroveskatingclub@shaw.com, website www.aldergroveskatingclub.com

Fraser Valley Orchid Society Show and Sale – Sat., Nov. 5, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 6, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at George Preston Recreation Centre, 20699 – 42 Ave., Langley. Admission $7 or seniors/students $5.

Hallowe’en Dance – Saturday, Oct. 29, 1-4 p.m. at OAP Hall, 3015 – 273 Ave., Aldergrove. Old time music provided by Harold Chick and Friends. $5 at door includes coffee and tea. Costumes optional.

Osteoporosis Forum – Monday, Nov. 14, 1-3 p.m. at Langley Seniors Centre, 20605 – 51B Ave. Refreshments provided, door prizes, hosted by Osteoporosis Canada. Reservations: 604-530-3020.

Antique Expo – Nov. 5-6 at the Tradex Exhibition Centre, Abbotsford Airport. Top dealers and pickers from across Canada, also antiques identification clinic for $12 per item. Adult admission $7 at door, ages 13 and under free with adult.

Children’s Toy & Clothing Swap – Saturday, Nov. 5, Township of Langley is hosting at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre, 26770 – 29 Ave. from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free admission with a donation to the Food Bank. Children’s drop-in available for $2. A healthy offering concession will be hosted by Aldergrove Neighborhood Services with proceeds going directly back to ANS. Also collecting children’s shoes and sports cleats in support of the Aldergrove Shoe Exchange program. Ernie Jantzen from Clothes2U will be onsite at the end of the swap to collect any donations from vendors or the community. Info: 604-856-2899.

The Jim Cuddy Band – performs Sunday, Jan. 8 at Clarke Theatre, Mission (604-820-3961). Advance tickets $45 at all Ticketmaster Locations, by phone 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

Valley Concert Society Recital – Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano, with Serouj Kradjian, pianist/composer, Friday, Nov. 18, at MCA Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. $25, for tickets call 604-859-5192, info: valleyconcertsociety.com

Ridley Bent – Thursday, Nov. 17 at Gabby’s Country Cabaret, Langley (604-533-3111). Tickets $25 at www.ticketweb.ca

Big & Small Live! – children’s entertainers Sunday, Nov. 27 at Clarke Theatre, Mission (604-820-3961). Advance tickets $24.50 at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

Ukrainian Soul Food – Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch  available on Friday, Oct. 28 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.

Langley Amateur Radio Association – meets first Thursday of month (unless otherwise advised) at 7 p.m. at Brookswood Firehall #5, 20355 32nd Ave., Langley. Coffee and sweets provided. Info, email: Don dondee@shaw.ca

Langley Literacy Network – meeting Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2-5 p.m. at City of Langley Library. Open to anyone in the community with an interest in literacy. The meeting will be followed at 4 p.m. by the AGM of the Langley Literacy Association, the non-profit organization which delivers the Wrap-a-Read program through the Langley Christmas Bureau. All are welcome. Info: Kim Davison, 604-514-2855.

Naturopathic Medicine – Dr. Nicole Cerf presents an informative discussion on how naturopathic medicine can help you age with grace, Thursday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. at Murrayville Library, 22071 – 48 Avenue Langley. Phone library at 604-533-0339 to reserve your seat for this free program.

Halloween Magic – Saturday, Oct. 29, 2-3 p.m. at City of Langley Library, join Lutini the Magician for a hilarious show using everyday objects like you’ve never seen them before. Bring the whole family and be amazed by Lutini’s spooky tricks. Drop-in. Info: 604-514-2855.

Pro-D Day Hallowe’en Crafts – Children ages 5 and up are invited to bring their imaginations and create crafts inspired by Halloween. Supplies will be provided, at Muriel Arnason Library, Friday, Oct. 21, 2-4 p.m. Drop-in.

Knitting Circle – Aldergrove Library, 1st and 3rd Thursdays of month, 10 a.m. to 12 noon (Nov. 3 and 17, and Dec. 1) Feeling at loose ends? Why not gather up your project and join other adult knitters who are open to learning and sharing ideas. You’ll be glad you did.

Adult Chess – Aldergrove Library, 2nd Wednesday of month, 7–8:30 p.m. (Nov. 9, Dec. 14) Chess! The best game in the world! Must already know how to play chess. Bring a board and timer if you have them. Warm-up games begin at 6:30.

Ian Tyson – performs Monday, Nov. 14 at Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Advance tickets $48 at Centre Box Office (604-391-7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

Fraser Valley Woodworkers Guild – meets on the first Wednesday of the month to share ideas, expertise and experience. Check www.fvwwg.ca for time, location.

Aldergrove Art Club – every Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. at Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 – 273 St. Artist Tony O’Reagan will be teaching for three weeks. Everyone welcome. Info: 604-856-8349.

Fan Halen – authentic tribute to Van Halen, nominated as one of the top tribute acts to perform in Las Vegas, perform Thursday, Nov. 17 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley (604-530-2211). Tickets $27.50 at www.ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services.

Fall Business Showcase & Mixer – Fraser Valley Chambers of Commerce host on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the Langley Events Centre from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free to attend for guests but a reservation is appreciated for catering purposes. Call the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce at 604-530-6656 or email events@langleychamber.com

Earth Formed and Water Rendered – Fraser Valley Watercolour Society and Fraser Valley Potters Guild art show at Langley Centennial Museum, Fort Langley until Tuesday, Dec. 20. Wide range of traditional watercolour paintings as well as pottery done by local artists. Gallery hours Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. and Sunday 1-4:45 p.m. at 9135 King Street, Fort Langley. Info: Carol Portree 604-850-9694 or Anne White 604-855-5363.

Justine Beaver’s Halloween Adventure – Family Fright at the Fort Oct. 29-30. Showtimes: 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Activities open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Watch Beaver Tales Theatre’s production “Justine Beaver’s Halloween Adventure” where Justine Beaver helps Fingers the Raccoon get over his fears of the wild. Your ticket of lightly frightful fun includes all day activities that will send tickles down the spine. Spooktacular pumpkin-carving, cookie decorating, boo-tiful face painting, trick-or-treat stations and more. Advance tickets recommended. $13.85 per person; annual pass members save 20%; age 2 and younger free. Tickets and info: www.pc.gc.ca/fortlangley or 604-513-4777.

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

Abbotsford Quilters Guild – meets 2nd Tuesday monthly at Ross Road Community Church, 3160 Ross Rd. Meetings at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Info: www.abbotsfordquilters.org

Square Dancing – Langley’s Murrayville Hall, 21667 – 48 Ave. on Sundays at 1 p.m. Hosted and taught by callers Tyler Wagner (604-817-9350) and Wendy Krueger (778-878-4244). Beginners from 1 till 2:30 p.m., 2:30 till 4 p.m. for more experienced dancers.

Partnership Bridge – at Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 – 273 Street, Fridays at 7 p.m. except 2nd Friday of month. Newcomers welcome. Admission $3. Info: 604-856-3029.

Langley Meals on Wheels – seeking volunteers for Food & Friends programs in Aldergrove and Walnut Grove.  Opportunity to volunteer in community. Info: 604-533-1679 or email info@langleymealsonwheels.com

Choosing to Smile – Aldergrove Library, Wed., Nov. 23, 7-8:30 p.m. Spend an evening with Michelle Rickaby and Glenda Standeven as they share their personal life stories of three friends who happened to have cancer. Their book will be available for purchase. For info visit their website at www.choosingtosmile.com

Led Zepagain – Led Zeppelin tribute band, Sat., Oct. 8 at Clarke Theatre in Mission (604-820-3961). Advance tickets $25 at all Ticketmaster Locations, by phone 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

Colourful Impressions – Port Kells Art Club painting exhibition and sale, Sunday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ft. Langley Community Hall, 9167 Glover Rd. Free admission, refreshments available.

Louis Prima Jr. – performing the hits of Las Vegas legend and king of swing, Louis Prima, Monday, Oct. 17 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley (604-530-2211). Tickets $32.50 at Ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services.

Neverest & Alyssa Reid – Friday, Oct. 21 at the Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey (604-507-6355). Tickets $25 at the Bell Performing Arts Centre box office, in person, by phone 604-507-6355 or online at www.bellperformingartscentre.com

Jesse Cook Rumba Foundation Tour – Saturday, Oct. 29 at Clarke Theatre, Mission (604-820-3961). Advance tickets $37.50 at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

Fall Down Dance – Sat., Oct. 29 at Jubilee Hall, 7999 Bradner Rd., West Abbotsford. Back by popular demand, the March Hare Show Band. Prizes for the best costumes. Doors 8 p.m. Tickets $25, include famous Late Nite Bite. Available at Wilway Lumber, 28728 Fraser Hwy, Aldergrove, or at brownpapertickets.com or toll free 1-800-838-3006. Info: 604-856-4375.

Fraser Health Crisis Line – recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience needed; extensive training and on-going support is provided. Pick up an info package at Options Community Services, 9815 – 140 St., Surrey or e-mail claudiak@scss.ca

Singalongs – at the ASA  Drop-In Centre in Abbotsford with the A-Tones playing “the old tunes”. Mondays, 1-3 p.m. Acoustic instruments are invited (piano available) at the Centre on Cyril St. between Essendene and Ferguson Way. Info: Ed Wilson at 604-853-8624.

Les Mckeown’s Legendary Bay City Rollers – Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley (604-530-2211). Tickets $42.50 at www.ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services.

Matthew Good – Thursday, Nov. 24 at Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Advance tickets $42.50 at Centre Box Office (604-391-SHOW (7469)) or Online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

Matthew Good – Friday, Nov. 25 at Clarke Theatre in Mission (604-820-3961). Advance tickets $42.50 at Ticketmaster, by phone 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

Langley Elks #259 – volunteers wanted to assist with our community ventures to support our children’s charities. Join us at meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 8 p.m. at Langley Elks Plaza, #6 4044 – 200B St. Langley. Info: Ray Wojtas 604-533-7517 or Dave Sallenback 604-856-3559.