Calendar of Special Events

Aldergrove Star Calendar of events and activities in the community

Patsy Cline Tribute - by Bonnie Kilroe Sunday, April 23 at the Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $42.50 at Casino Guest Services (604-530-2211) www.ticketweb.ca.

Patsy Cline Tribute - by Bonnie Kilroe Sunday, April 23 at the Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $42.50 at Casino Guest Services (604-530-2211) www.ticketweb.ca.

Fraser Valley Watermedia Society – painting demo by Aldergrove artist, Laurie Thomasson, Thursday, March 30, 7-8:30 p.m. at W.J. Mouat Secondary School, Art Room 307. Laurie’s demo will be “What can I do with my background?” Drop-in fee for non-members is $5. Info: Carol Portree at 604-850-9694. Website: www.MyArtClub.com

Seniors Old Time Dances – 1-4 p.m. at Old Age Pensioners Hall, 3015 – 273 Street, Aldergrove. $6 per person includes refreshments and snacks. Dances  April 1 Hazelmere Heritage Fiddlers, April 8 Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers, April 15 Easter No Dance, April 22 Mike Sanyshyn Band, April 29 Ukrainian Prairie Band, May 6 Hazelemere Heritage Fiddlers. Info: Gladys Andreas (aa7970@shaw.ca), 604-576-7970.

Mozart’s Requiem – experience the powerful, expressive richness of W.A. Mozart’s final masterpiece on April 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Sts. Joachim and Ann Church in Aldergrove (2827-273 St.), and April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Chilliwack at First Ave. Christian Assembly (46510 First Ave.), with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. The Chilliwack Children’s Choir is also featured in the performance. Admission by donation in Aldergrove. Ticketed seating in Chilliwack available at chilliwacksymphony.com or 604-795-0521.

Bond to Literacy Program – free 12-week program that will give parents the skills to read with their children and prepare them to succeed in school. Wednesdays, April 12 to June 28, 6-8:30 p.m. at Aldergrove Family Place. Childcare and transportation support available. Call Ewa at 604-817-0265 to register. See website: http://www.langleyliteracynetwork.com/index.php?

Aalutan’s Nexus LARP Club April Games – Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 at Grene Wode Farm, 25133 – 0 Ave, Aldergrove. Ages 19+, cost $15 per game (3 games) or free to crew. Aalutan’s Nexus April games; The Sword of Karthage (Sat.), In the Shadow of Shoe Mountain (Sat.) and The Trapmaster of Delta (Sun.) at the Grene Wode. Meet at 9 a.m., starts 10 a.m. sharp. Info: Mark Charke, email MCharke@aol.com, phone 778-847-0861.

Tyler Cotton Tail – Saturday, April 15, at Aldergrove OAPO Hall, 3015 – 273 St. Doors open 5 p.m., pot luck supper 6 p.m., dancing 7:30 p.m. Calling and DJ by Tyler Wagner, square dancing and social dancing. $7.50 ticket, spot prizes. Info/tickets: Darlene 604-358-2841. Food to bring: Pauline 604-722-2874.

Income Tax Clinics – Need a hand preparing your income tax return? If your return is straightforward,  and you are low income, give us a call to arrange an appointment with a community volunteer to get your tax return filed free of charge. At Aldergrove Library, 604-856-6415 and Muriel Arnason Library, 604-532-3590. Aldergrove Library, Tuesdays, March 7-April 25, 4-8 p.m. & Muriel Arnason Library, Mondays, March 6-April 24, 4:30 -8:30 p.m. and Thursdays, March 9-April 27, 9:30-1:30 p.m.

Micah Barnes – Formerly with The Nylons, now on his own “New York Stories” national tour, Thursday, April 6 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets $37.50 (plus service charges) available from Blue Frog Studios. Charge online at www.bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.

Freestyle Motocross World Tour Championship – Sat., April 8, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets: $15, $25, $35. Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000 or at: ticketmaster.ca, all Ticketmaster outlets.

Kip Moore – Friday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Reserved seating, all ages. Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000. Tickets are also available at: ticketmaster.ca, Prospera Box Office at Abbotsford Centre, all Ticketmaster Outlets. Tickets: $29, $39, $59. (incl. GST, plus FMF & service charges)

I Love The ‘90s Tour – featuring Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa, All 4 One, Color Me Badd, Rob Base, Young MC, on Saturday, April 22, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000. Tickets $35.75, $55.75, $65.75, $85.75

Patsy Cline Tribute – by Bonnie Kilroe Sunday, April 23 at the Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $42.50 at Casino Guest Services (604-530-2211) www.ticketweb.ca.

Eric Samuels – mentalist performs illusions of the mind, Thursday, April 27 at Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $25 (plus facility fee and service charges) at Casino Guest Services Charge, by phone at 604-530-2211, or online at www.ticketweb.ca

Arlo Guthrie – Sunday, April 30, 7:30 p.m. at Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver. Tickets: $95.50 at Kay Meek Centre Box Office 1700 Mathers Ave, phone (604) 981-6335 online at www.kaymeekcentre.com.

The Lonely – celebrating the music of Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys, with singer Mike Demers and band, Thursday, June 1, 8 p.m. at Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $42.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at Casino Guest Services (604-530-2211) and www.ticketweb.ca.

The Offspring & Sublime With Rome – concert Friday, July 7, 7:30 p.m, Abbotsford Centre. Tickets $39.50, $59.50, $79.50. Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000.

Blues and Bites Gala – Fundraiser for Autism Support Network Society, Saturday, April 8, 6:30-11:30 p.m. at Semiahmoo Secondary School, South Surrey. All-ages. Features Harpdog Brown and his Travelin’ Blues Show, silent auction, mystery balloon prizes, and the popular wine board. Chef Peter Bucher and his team of culinary apprentices, will be serving up local and international cuisine at tasting stations. For information and to purchase tickets, visit autismsupportbc.ca.

Photos with Easter Bunny – April 3 to 16, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Willowbrook Shopping Centre. Starting at $15. Free treat for each child who visits the Bunny (while limited quantities last). http://www.shopwillowbrook.com/easter-bunny-photos/

Abra Cadabra – Mamma Mia! Tribute to the music and magic of ABBA, Thursday, April 13 at the Cascades Casino Resort Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $42.50 at Casino Guest Services (604-530-2211) and www.ticketweb.ca.

Dean Brody – Beautiful Freakshow Tour 2017 with special guests Madeline Merlo and James Barker Band, Thursday, June 1, 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $39.50, $49.50, $69.50. Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000. www.livenation.com

Thomas Rhett – 2017 Home Team Tour with Brett Young, Wed., May 3, 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets $39.50, $59.50. Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000. www.livenation.com

Housing Counselling for Seniors – Trained Volunteer Housing Counsellors are available Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Langley Senior Resources & Recreation Centre, 20605 – 51B Ave. Book an appt. at 604-530-3020, ext 305. Drop-ins also welcome. Information regarding rental housing in the Langley area.

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: abbysocialactivityassoc.com

South Fraser Community Band – intermediate band looking for new members (Surrey-White Rock-Langley-Aldergrove-Abbotsford). Meet in music room, Elgin Park Secondary School, 13484 – 24 Ave., Surrey. Rehearsals Thursday evenings 7:45-9:45 p.m. Info: President Bob Butula at 604-502-0456.

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

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

Langley Amateur Radio Association – Meetings held second Tuesday of each month at Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Cres., Langley. Coffee and sweets and always an interesting guest speaker. Info: Don VA7AB@LNGARA.COM  or Al VA7MP@LNGARA.COM. (www.lngara.com)

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.

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: https://www.connectnowbusinessnetwork.com/events/#!event/2016/3/23/connect-now-aldergrove

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 stewardship@leps.bc.ca

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 dick@pipain.com, 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: 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.

Post Abortion Healing Services – for 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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