Star Calendar of Events

Events and activities in Aldergrove and Fraser Valley community

Robbie Burns Dinner with music by The Whisky Minstrels, Sunday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m. at Bob’s Bar n’ Grill & Deli, Aldergrove. Call 604-857-7725 for tickets and reservations.

Robbie Burns Dinner with music by The Whisky Minstrels, Sunday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m. at Bob’s Bar n’ Grill & Deli, Aldergrove. Call 604-857-7725 for tickets and reservations.

Robbie Burns Dinner – with music by The Whisky Minstrels, Sunday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m. at Bob’s Bar n’ Grill & Deli, Aldergrove. Call 604-857-7725 for tickets and reservations.

Teen Book Chat – at Aldergrove Library. Have you read a good book – or a horrible one? Want to talk about it? Looking for more great reads? Bring one or more of your favourite books, grab a snack and let’s chat. For teens in grades 6 to 8. Please pre-register. Thursday, Jan. 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Heart to Heart Valentine Dinner Fundraiser – Saturday, Feb. 13, 5:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Chances Playtime, 30835 Peardonville Road. Charitable event for ages 19-up. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Live Band, 50/50 Draws, Silent Auction, $5 Free Slot Play Encore Members, Twoonie Toss, Door Prizes. Tickets $25. Proceeds to B.C. Heart and Stroke Foundation. To order tickets call 604-856-1558

Winter Crafts – Kids ages 8 to 12 are invited to the library to make winter crafts. Everyone will take home two crafts. Choose from a water bottle penguin, a set of miniature penguins, a family Valentine’s gift, or a special Valentine’s card. Murrayville Library, Friday, Jan. 29, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Conversation Circles – 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 about Canadian culture, food, current events and other topics. Please pre-register. Walnut Grove Library, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Thursdays, Jan. 14 – Feb. 25.

Moms, Reclaim Your Life! – Discover three easy ways to have more energy, compassion, and focus for you and your family. You’ll hear how to find the “me” inside the mom, and be the best mom you can be. This presentation includes hands-on techniques and handouts to take home. Presenter Heather Rattai is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with over 20 years experience. Please pre-register. Walnut Grove Library, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2-3:30 p.m.

Family Literacy Day – Celebrate Family Literacy Day! Browse our displays, enter to win a family book basket and enjoy refreshments while quantities last. Muriel Arnason Library, Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Artist Demonstration – Thursday, Jan. 28, 7-9 p.m. at W.J. Mouat School, 32355 Mouat Drive, Abbotsford, Room 307, with artist Laurie Thomasson. Demo is “Stylized Painting on Black Canvas with Gradation.” Supplies needed: black gessoed canvas, board, or paper, regular painting supplies and acrylic paints, resource such as a sketch or photo, palette, small easel. Drop-in fee for non-members $7. Info or to reserve, Carol Portree 604-850-9694. Website www.MyArtClub.com

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey – Families are invited to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Make a craft and a lucky envelope, and enjoy some New Year’s foods. All supplies are provided. Muriel Arnason Library, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 3:30-5 p.m.

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 about Canadian culture, food, current events and other topics. Held in partnership with Langley Community Services Society. Please pre-register. Thursdays, ongoing, 10 a.m. – noon.

Moms, Reclaim Your Life! – at Aldergrove Library. Discover three easy ways to have more energy, compassion, and focus for you and your family. You’ll hear how to find the “me” inside the mom, and be the best mom you can be. This presentation includes hands-on techniques and handouts to take home. Presenter Heather Rattai is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with over 20 years experience. Please pre-register. Thursday, Jan. 28, 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Corb Lund – with his band The Hurtin’ Albertans, Sunday, Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. at Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Avenue, Mission. Tickets $42.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at Ticketmaster. Charge by phone at 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

Ukrainian Soul Food – Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch available on Friday, Jan. 29 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.

Luisa Marshall as Tina Turner – tribute to the queen of rock n’ roll Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $42.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at Casino Guest Services (604-530-2211, www.ticketweb.ca).

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 in community. Located at 20701 Fraser Hwy. in Langley. Info: Linda Hamilton at 604-287-6799.

Fort Langley’s Céilidh – with a Robbie Burns theme on Thursday, January 21 from 7 to 9:45 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church Hall, 9025 Glover Rd., Fort Langley. Enjoy traditional music, song and fun. Tickets $5 at door. Includes traditional Maritime lunch of tea biscuits and jam! Next Ceilidh Feb. 25. Performers contact: Jack Williamson 604-888-7925, jackwilliamson@telus.net

Abbotsford After Five – “Notes of Love Dinner” Monday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. at Ricky’s Country Restaurant, 32080 Marshall Rd., Abbotsford. Cost: $21, featuring Sherrie Litster as both special feature and speaker. Sherrie will share her story both in song and spoken word of being “Rescued by Love.” Reservations: Pat at 604-856-7513 or email dfolson@shaw.ca

Led Zepagain – Tribute to Led Zeppelin, Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Clarke Theatre, Mission. Tickets $32.50 (plus facility fee & service charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.

Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games – Michael Flatley show Wednesday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Reserved seating, all ages. Tickets: $46, $56, $66 (incl. GST plus FMF & service charges). Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000. Tickets at: ticketmaster.ca, Prospera Box Office at Abbotsford Centre, all Ticketmaster outlets.

Johnny Reid – with Aaron Goodvin, JJ Shiplett and special appearance by Natalie MacMaster, Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets: $42.75, $62.75, $77.75 (plus FMF & service charges) reserved seating, all ages. Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca, Prospera Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets.

The Lonely – Tribute to Roy Orbison, Friday, Jan. 29 at the Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver. Tickets are $37.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at the box office. Charge by phone at 604-984-4484 or online at www.centennialtheatre.com.

WWE Live – returns to Abbotsford, Sunday, Feb. 7, 1 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000. Tickets also available at: ticketmaster.ca, Prospera Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets. Reserved seating, all ages. Tickets: $20, $35, $45, $70, $110 (incl. GST, plus FMF and service charges).

Evening with Ed Kowalczyk – Throwing Copper Unplugged, Thursday, March 3 at The Theatre at Hard Rock Casino in Vancouver. Tickets $34.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at Ticketmaster. Charge by phone at 604-523-5361 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.

The Lonely – Tribute to Roy Orbison, Wednesday, March 2 at the Hub International Theatre at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets $42.50 (plus facility fee & service charges) available at Centre Box Office. Charge by phone at 604-391-7469 or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

Queens Of Sheba Concert – featuring Heart and special guest, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Saturday, March 7, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $59.50, $$79.50, $115. (plus FMF and service charges) reserved seating, all ages. Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000, or ticketmaster.ca, Prospera Box Office,Ticketmaster outlets.

Jann Arden – Everything Almost concert tour, three shows: Saturday, March 12 at Massey Theatre, New Westminster; Monday, March 14 at Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver; Friday, March 18 at Clarke Theatre, Mission.  Tickets $78.50 (plus facility fee & service charges) Ticketmaster, phone 1-885-985-5000, online www.ticketmaster.ca.

ZZ Top – With Guests Thursday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Reserved seating, all ages. Tickets (incl. GST) $35, $65, $85 (plus FMF & service charges). Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000. Tickets at all Ticketmaster outlets.

Gord Bamford & Joe Nichols – “Certified Country Tour”  Thursday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. Abbotsford Centre. Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000, also available at: ticketmaster.ca, Prospera Box Office at Abbotsford Centre, all Ticketmaster outlets. Reserved seating, all ages. Tickets $39.50, $59.50, $74.50 (incl. GST, plus FMF and service charges).

Chris Tomlin – Sunday, May 22, 6 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Reserved seating, all ages. Tickets: $25, $35, $55, $75 (incl. GST plus FMF & service charges). Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000. Tickets at: ticketmaster.ca, Prospera Box Office at Abbotsford Centre, all Ticketmaster outlets.

ESL Classes – free English as a second language classes, start Sept. 15 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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