The Zimmermen perform their tribute to Bob Dylan on Thursday

The Zimmermen perform their tribute to Bob Dylan on Thursday

Zimmermen pay homage to Bob Dylan

Aldergrove Star calendar of events, activities in the community

The Zimmermen – A celebration of Bob Dylan’s music, Thursday, Sept. 22 at Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre, Langley. Featuring Lindsay Mitchell, Jim Foster, Willie MacCalder, Pete Sweetzir, Leroy Stephens and Leonard Saidman. Tickets $32.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at Casino Guest Services (604-530-2211) and

Belle Voci perform in Aldergrove – On two weekends in September, Chilliwack Symphony a capella ensemble, Belle Voci, are performing in Langley. On Sept. 17, they played at the Langley Mennonite Fellowship, and on Sept. 23 at Sts. Joachim and Ann Church in Aldergrove. Belle Voci will perform a repertoire ranging from Greek Orthodox liturgical music to lively spirituals. Admission is by donation. Friday’s concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Old Time Dances – at Old Age Pensioner’s Hall, 3015 – 273rd Street, Aldergrove. Both Friday and Saturday dances from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 – Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers; Friday, Oct. 7 – Country Old Time Band; Saturday, Oct. 15 – Hazelmere Heritage Fiddlers; Friday, Oct. 21 – Country Old Time Band; Saturday, Oct. 29 – Ukrainian Prairie Band. Refreshments are provided.  Admission is $6 at the door. For information contact Gladys Andreas at 604-576-7970.

A Trip to the Panama Canal – Join local freelance writer Lilianne Fuller for the trip of a lifetime, as she shares photos and memories from her recent Panama Canal repositioning cruise, Thursday, Sept. 22, 7-8 p.m. Learn about the history, culture and natural splendour of Central America. This program is free, but registration is required: Muriel Arnason Library or call 604-532-3590.

Annual General Meeting – of the Aldergrove Agricultural Fair & Festival Association, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. at Coghlan Community Hall, Langley.

Turkey Supper – Saturday, Oct. 1, 5 p.m. at Sts Joachim and Ann Parish Hall, 2827 – 273rd St. Adults $15, children ages 6-10 $8, children under 5 free. For reservations (recommended) call Joan 604-856-9792 .

Fraser Valley Rock & Gem Club 2016 Show and Sale – at Aldergrove Old Age Pensioners Hall, 3015 -273 St., Aldergrove, Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rocks, Crystals, jewelry and lapidary supplies. Admission by donation. Info: Rozalia Brown (show chair), 604-794-7296.

Learn How To Swing Dance – Saturday nights at Trinity Western University, Dance Studio, 7600 Glover Rd., Langley. Swing Dance 9-11 p.m., fast, fun, easy drop-in intro lesson: 9-9:30 p.m. Cost $4/person or $2/TWU student. No partner or dance experience required. Email:, call/text: 604-536-0195,

Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis – Lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m. at Northwest Building Auditorium, Trinity Western University, 7600 Glover Road, Langley. Distinguished guest Michael Ward, a renowned Oxford scholar and author of The Narnia Code, will present his fascinating discovery of a “secret” woven into The Chronicles of Narnia. No charge. Info: Shelby Muhic 604-888-7511 ext 3238

Fort Langley’s Céilidh – Kitchen party and live music event, Thursday, Sept. 22, 7-9:45 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church Hall, 9025 Glover Rd., Fort Langley. Traditional music, song and fun. Tickets $5 at the door. Includes a traditional Maritime lunch of tea biscuits and jam. Next Ceilidh will be October 20. Performers contact: Jack Williamson 604-888-7925.

The Lonely – Tribute to Roy Orbison, Saturday, Sept. 17 at Clarke Theatre, Mission. Tickets $39.50 (plus facility fee & service charges) at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-885-985-5000, online

Divas: Vegas Meets Vaudeville – starring Bonnie Kilroe, Thursday, Oct. 13 at Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre in Langley. Tickets are $42.50 (plus Facility Fee and Service Charges) from Casino Guest Services. Charge by phone at 604-530-2211 or online at

Scottish Country Dance Lessons – Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Coghlan Hall, corner of 256th St. and 68th Ave. Scottish Country Dance for absolute beginners of all ages. No special clothes required. Small charge to cover costs. Info: or 604-607-7790.

Friday Night Dances – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Live Bands. Come for fun, friendship and exercise to Abbotsford Social Activity Ass’n., 33889 Essendene St., Abbotsford. See website:

John Fogerty – Rollin’ On The River, The Hits Of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000. Tickets (incl. GST) $20, $49.50, $79.50 (plus FMF and service charges), reserved seating, all ages.

Our Lady Peace and I Mother Earth with Edwin – joint Canadian tour with special guests The Standstills, Saturday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $45, $55, $75 (Plus FMF & Service charges) reserved seating, all ages. Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000. Info:

The Nylons Farewell Tour – It’s All About The Voice, Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Clarke Theatre, Mission. Tickets $42.50 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or online at

Chantal Kreviazuk – Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Clarke Theatre in Mission. Tickets $49.50 (includes GST and service charges), available at Ticketmaster, by phone 1-885-985-5000, online

Marianas Trench and The Last Crusade Tour – with special guest Shawn Hook, Friday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $25, $35, $49.50, $65 (Plus FMF & Service charges), reserved seating, all ages. Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000. See

Jesse Cook – One World Tour on Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Arts Centre & Theatre in Maple Ridge. Tickets are $42.50 (plus facility fee & service charges) available at the Arts Centre & Theatre Box Office. Charge by phone at 604-476-2787 or online at

Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies – Sunday, Nov. 13 at the Clarke Theatre in Mission. Tickets are $42.50 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charges), available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or online at

Lennon: Through A Glass Onion – with the music and lyrics of John Lennon at the Clarke Theatre in Mission, Saturday, Nov. 12. Tickets $42.50 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or online at

TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly – a non profit weight loss support group. There is a meeting Monday night and Tuesday morning in Aldergrove. Info: Susan at 604-856-1138 or Lynda at 604-856-8014.

Connect Now Aldergrove – business networking group meets fourth Wednesday of each month, 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Aldergrove White Spot Restaurant, 3070 – 264 St. Reservations required. See website:!event/2016/3/23/connect-now-aldergrove

Conversation Circles – at Aldergrove Library. If you are learning English and want to practice speaking with other people in a friendly, casual place then join us for weekly guided discussions. Held in partnership with Langley Community Services Society. Please pre-register. Thursdays, ongoing, 10 a.m. – noon.

Port Kells Art Club Classes – every Monday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with general meetings third Monday of each month at 1 p.m. New members all levels of experience welcome. Annual membership $30. Club exhibits three to four times per year. Located at 20701 Fraser Hwy. in Langley. Info: Linda Hamilton at 604-287-6799.

Aldergrove Veterans & Seniors 55+ Drop In Centre – join us at 27247 Fraser Hwy. We prepare a full, hot, home cooked meal including tea, coffee and dessert which we start serving at 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., followed by games. Great place to meet new people, drop in for a coffee to see what we are all about. Open 10 a.m., Tuesday to Friday.

Blink 182 – With Guests A Day To Remember, All America Rejects and Dj Spider, Sunday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. General admission floor, reserved stands seating, all ages. Tickets (incl. GST) $35, $59, $75, $79. (plus FMF and service charges). Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000 or at all Ticketmaster outlets.

Slayer, Anthrax And Death Angel – Thursday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Reserved seating and general admission tickets: $49, $69 (incl. GST). Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000, also available at all Ticketmaster outlets.

Mamma Mia! – Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, comes to Abbotsford Centre on Wed., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $65-$99, plus applicable charges, available at Ticketmaster Outlets, or Charge by Phone at 1-855-985-5000.

Terri Clark Solo Acoustic Tour – Tues., Nov. 8 at the Clarke Theatre, Mission.  Regular tickets $45, VIP tickets $60 (plus facility fee & service charges) at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone 1-885-985-5000, online

ESL Classes – free English as a second language classes every Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, 2035 – 264 St. All are welcome, no charge. Info: 604-856-5393.

Singalong Songfests – join in or listen while the Autumn-Tones celebrate “the old tunes” with singalongs in Abbotsford, Mondays, 1-3 p.m. All ages, genders and ethnicities welcome. Song lyrics are provided. Instruments invited at the ASAA Drop-in Centre, on Cyril St, Abbotsford. Info: Ed 604-853-8624.

Carpet Bowling – at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 – 273 Street, on Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. Cost per person is $1.

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.

Ham Radio Luncheon – open to any amateur radio operator, third Monday of every month; 11:15 a.m. at Andreas Restaurant, 202 St. and 56 Ave. Pay your own bill, talk as long as you like. Info:  604-514-3851.

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 Toastmasters Leaders Club – meet the first and third Monday of each month from 6:45 to 8 p.m., upstairs room on the far right, 26245 – 28 Ave., Aldergrove. Info: president Millie McConnell, 604-825-3334.

Celtic Thunder – Irish music phenomenon bring Legacy to Abbotsford Centre, Wednesday, November 23, 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating. All ages. Tickets (incl. GST) $65, $75 (plus FMF and service charges). Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000, also available at all Ticketmaster outlets. See:

Yoga in the Country – at Jubilee Community Hall, 7989 Bradner Rd. Abbotsford, Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30. All levels welcome. Drop in fee $6 per session, bring a yoga mat. Certified instructors.

Glen Valley Watershed Society – Is the future of our local streams health important to you?  Join a group of interesting, passionate people that are looking for others with the same interests in NE Langley/NW Abbotsford – to protect our waterways to ensure a healthy environment. Info: Lisa at

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.

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.

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 – for 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