The Arabian Nights plays in the theatre on UFV Chilliwack campus

What’s Happening in Aldergrove and Area

Events and activities in Aldergrove and surrounding communities

The Arabian Nights plays in the theatre on UFV Chilliwack campus, plays Nov. 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at 7.30 p.m. with matinees on Sundays, Nov. 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 21 at noon. Warning: PG.13. Ticket prices $9 to $20. Info and reservations: 604-795-2814 or website www.ufv.ca/theatre

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

Christmas Bazaar – Jackman Manor’s annual event, Sat., Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 27477 – 28Ave., Aldergrove. Silent auction, baking, crafts and more. Table rentals $15 each. Info: Barb at 604-856-4161 ext 225.

A Gift of Christmas – free community concert hosted by MP Mark Warawa, featuring musical talents of vocalists Andrea and Amaris, Crystal Hicks, opera soprano Alison Nystrom, and pianist Dennis Enns on Sunday, Dec. 18. Reception 1 p.m., concert 2 p.m. at Chief Sepass Theatre, Langley Fine Arts School, 9096 Trattle Street, Ft. Langley. RSVP 604-534-5955, or mark.warawa.a6@parl.gc.ca, please advise of any special accessibility or seating needs. Donations to Langley Food Bank gratefully accepted.

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 Murrayville Library, Wednesdays, Nov. 16 – Dec. 14, 10:30 – 11 a.m. and at Aldergrove Library, Wednesdays, Nov. 9 – Dec. 7, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Registration is appreciated for these free programs; visit or call library.

Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Show and Sale – Sunday, Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Whonnock Lake Centre, Maple Ridge. There will be quality hand-woven, and hand spun articles for sale, including original clothing, linens, baskets, accessories, holiday decorations, and toys. Guest artists featuring iron, pottery, wood turning, jewelry and glass. Admission is free, serving homemade refreshments, and on-site demonstrations.

37th Annual Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market – presented by Chilliwack Arts Council at Chilliwack Heritage Park, Nov. 18-20. Handcrafted treasures include pottery, jewelry, wood carved pieces, flower arrangements, toys, glass arts, furniture, gourmet preserves, delicious sweet treats, fabric and woven arts and more. Runs 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission $2, children aged 10 and under admitted free.

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

Darren Lee – Elvis impersonator “direct from 11 record breaking years on the Las Vegas strip” performs at at Chilliwack Cultural Centre, Nov.26, 8 p.m. Tickets $35 at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca or 604-391-SHOW (7469) and at Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould Street, and at Grand Villa Casino, Scala Lounge, Dec. 4 at 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets $40 at casino guest-services and www.ticketweb.ca

Mrs. Claus Breakfast – great family event on Dec. 3 at St. Andrew’s United Church, Ft. Langley. Have breakfast and take your child’s picture with Mrs. Claus. Two seatings, 9 and 10:30 a.m. $5.50 adult, $3.50 child. Family of 4 is $15. Children under 1 are free. No tickets at the door, presales only. See www.mrsclausbreakfast.ca for more details on how to buy tickets or contact Gaylene at 604-882-9094.

Parkside Centennial Elementary Holiday Craft Fair – Saturday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Parkside School Gym, 3300 – 270 St., Aldergrove. Great opportunity for local artisans, crafters and home based businesses. Limited number of tables available to Direct Sales company consultants. Vendor spots available for $25 per table. Email parksidepac@gmail.com to reserve.

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

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

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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