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Aldergrove Star calendar of events

Paddlers took to the Fraser River on B.C. Rivers Day, Sunday, Sept. 30. The canoe clubs are preparing for the Voyageur Paddle Day on Oct. 13, as part of Langley’s “water Weeks” celebrations. - HARRY HUNT PHOTO
Paddlers took to the Fraser River on B.C. Rivers Day, Sunday, Sept. 30. The canoe clubs are preparing for the Voyageur Paddle Day on Oct. 13, as part of Langley’s “water Weeks” celebrations.
— image credit: HARRY HUNT PHOTO

‘eBooks’ at the Library - Do you have an eReader but are not quite sure how to download eBooks? Join the staff at the City of Langley Library for a live demonstration,  Tuesday, Oct. 16, 4-4:45 p.m. Find out how to search for eBooks on the FVRL website, check out titles, and download and transfer them to your eReader. Registration is required for this program: 604-514-2855.

Mother Mother - “Sticks” tour with special guest Hannah Georgas, Wednesday, December 12 at Clarke Theatre, Mission. Tickets $27.50, available at all Ticketmaster locations or online at www.ticketmaster.ca or charge by phone 1-885-985-5000.

Abbotsford Women’s Connection Fall Fair Breakfast - Wed., Oct. 10, 9:30 a.m. Cost $11 at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd., featuring new to you, baking, silent auction and grab bag items for sale. Speaker Jeannie Bargen will humorously share about “The Joys and Jolts of Genuine Friendship”. Reservations: Joyce 604-744-5159 or abbyconnectreservations@gmail.com

Celebrate Your Public Library - Share your appreciation this Thanksgiving. Drop by any Township of Langley library to join an all-day celebration of your local public libraries. Enjoy displays and refreshments at Aldergrove, Brookswood, Fort Langley, Muriel Arnason,  Murrayville and Walnut Grove Libraries, Friday, Oct. 5m 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Abbotsford Genealogical Society - holds its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. Doors open at 6 p.m., meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. Brenda Smith will tell us about becoming a family curator and archivist. For further information see website: www.abbygs.ca

Aldergrove ESL Classes - Free English as Second Language classes every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Dunstans Anglican Church, 3025 - 264 Street, Aldergrove. All are welcome.

Adult Chess - on second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at Aldergrove Library, 26770 - 29 Ave. Bring board and timer if you have one, we have a couple of boards. For ages 19+, free. Phone library for information or to register for this free program: 604-856-6415.

In The Mood - Fraser Valley Watercolour Society exhibition at Abbotsford’s Kariton House, 2387 Ware St., until Oct. 30. Open Tues-Fri. 12-5 p.m., and Sat._sun. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Ukrainian Fall Dinner & Dance - Langley Elks hosts on Saturday, Oct. 13, at George Preston Centre, 20699 42 Ave., Langley. Catered by Valley Caterers, tickets $25 person. Info: Barb 604-889-1160 or Ron 604-532-3126.

Céilidh - (Kay-lee) or down home kitchen party live music show starts its fifth season on Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 to 9:45 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church Hall, 9025 Glover Rd., Fort Langley. Come out and enjoy traditional music, song and fun. Tickets are $5 at the door including the traditional Maritime lunch of tea biscuits and jam. Performers contact Jack Williamson, 604-888-7925 or jackwilliamson@telus.net

A Real Piece of Work - call for entries for 11th annual holiday art and fine craft sale at the Ocean Park Community Hall, Nov. 17-18. Jury for handcrafted work is ongoing: email arealpieceofwork@hotmail.com for more information.

Conversation Circles - choose either Thursdays or Saturdays to come practice your English in a fun and friendly environment at the City of Langley Library, Thursdays, Sept. 20 – November 8, 10 – 11:30 a.m. or Saturdays, Oct. 13 – November 17, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Please call or visit to let us know you are coming: 604-514-2855.

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.

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

Grave Tales – Historic Fort Langley Walking Tours, 90 minutes of spine-chilling tales of love, mysterious burials and old-school amputations from Fort Langley’s past. Be prepared to walk through various terrain, rain or shine as you weave through the village of Fort Langley from the misty cemetery to the deserted Hudson’s Bay Company fort where you’ll warm up around a cozy bonfire. Age 17-up. Advance tickets highly recommended. Weekends October 6-28; see website for dates and times. French tour: Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.; Youth tour: Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. Info: 604-513-4777 or www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortlangley

Family Fright at the Fort - Oct. 27-28, 1-7 p.m. Creepy creatures, ghostly campfire stories, and a hay bale maze to crawl through! Wear your Halloween costume and trick-r-treat in the spooky old fort, choose a pumpkin from the patch to carve, and walk through the “Haunted Servants’ Quarters,” if you dare. Meet lots of insects and reptiles at the Cinemazoo Creepy Creatures shows at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. Pick up a snack or dinner from the Monster’s Menu at The Full Barrel Café. Admission (advance or at the door): $11.70 per person (ages 3-99). Free to age 2 and under or free admission with your Fort Langley National Historic Site Annual Pass. Tickets & Info: 604-513-4777 or www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortlangley

The Spencer Davis Group - Thursday, October 25 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $49.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) from Casino Guest Services or charge by phone 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.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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