Star calendar of events
Rocktoberfest - dinner and dance with party band Wall Street, presented by Aldergrove Rotary Club, Saturday, Oct. 19, 6 p.m. at St. Dunstan’s Church Hall, 3025 - 264 Street, Aldergrove. Tickets $60 each, includes German-style Oktoberfest dinner, live music, live auction. Adavance tickets at Birthplace of B.C. Gallery, Ft. Langley.
Aldergrove Pensioners and Seniors - meeting Monday, Oct. 21, 1 p.m. at Aldergrove OAP Hall, branch #71 at 273 Street and Fraser Hwy. Attend and help keep the hall available for various groups. The BC Pensioners and Seniors Organization advocates for seniors at all government levels.
Seniors Old Time Dance - starting Saturday, Nov. 2, 1-4 p.m. at Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 - 273 Street, $6 admission. Volunteer musicians (fiddle, mandolin, guitar, keyboard, accordion) come from Maple Ridge, Mission, Abbotsford, Hope, Chilliwack, Langley, Surrey and White Rock. Featuring Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers on Nov. 2 and 30 and the Hazelmere Heritage Fiddlers on Nov. 16.
Festive Planters: Flowers for All Seasons - Saturday, Oct. 19, 2-3 p.m. at City of Langley Library. Learn how gardening can extend throughout all the seasons and how you can enjoy great flowers and beautiful foliage year round here in the Fraser Valley. Please call 604-514-2855 or visit at 20399 Douglas Cres., Langley to let library know you are coming to this program.
Compassionate Thanksgiving - Langley Herbivores host Thanksgiving vegan potluck on Saturday, Oct. 12, 1-3 p.m. at St. Joachim & Ann Catholic Church 2827 - 273 St., Aldergrove. Please bring a plant-based (vegan) dish for 8 servings (no animal products, dairy, cheese, honey, gelatin, or whey), a serving utensil for your dish, own cutlery, plate, and cup. Napkins, coffee, tea, and vegan creamer will be available. Info: email email@example.com
New Orford String Quartet - Valley Concert Society presents on Thursday, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. Single concert tickets, if available, will be $25 each. Tickets may be purchased by calling 604-289-3377. Subscribe and save 36%: regular $110, seniors $100, students $35. Website: http://www.valleyconcertsociety.com
Langley Elks Ukranian Fall Dinner & Dance - Saturday, Oct. 19 at George Preston Rec. Centre, 20699 - 42 Ave., Langley. Doors open 5:30 PM, Dinner 6:30 PM. Entertainment and dancing. Tickets 30 each; call Barb 604-889-1160 or Steve 604-510-4742.
Seniors Fitness Exercises - with qualified instructor, every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 - 273 Street. Cost is $6 per week.
Seniors Carpet Bowling - every Thursday afternoon, 1:30 p.m. at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3025 - 273 Street. Cost is $1 per week.
Passages and Reflections - a retrospective exhibit of Fort Langley Artists Group, 1993-2013, runs Sept. 19-Nov. 3 at Langley Centennial Museum, 9135 King St., Ft. Langley. Info: 604-532-3536 or visit langleymuseum.org.tol.ca
Cranberry Festival - Oct. 12 at Fort Langley National Historic Site, 23433 Mavis Ave. 50% off admission. Bake bannock, watch barrel-making and play old-fashioned kids’ games. Discover how cranberries were traditionally harvested by the Katzie people, traded to the Hudson’s Bay Company workers at the fort, and exported to scurvy-ridden gold prospectors in the 1840s and 50s! Walk two blocks to the bustling Cranberry Festival, and browse nearly 100 vendor booths, including tent at the Kids’ Zone along Glover Road. Info: 604-513-4777.
Mount Lehman Garden Club - meeting 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 in the Mount Lehman Community Hall, 6418 Mount Lehman Road. Speaker will be Marilyn Holt, talking about the best fertilizer for different purposes, and when to apply them. Info: Yvonne at 604-856-0313.
Langley Seniors Community Action Table - meets Wednesday, Oct. 16, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Langley Seniors Resource Centre, 20605 – 51B Ave., Langley City. There will be updates and information regarding seniors housing and transportation as well as services and volunteer opportunities. Everyone is welcome. Info: Lynda at 604-533-1679 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Library eBooks - at Fort Langley Library, Oct. 22 and 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn what the library has to offer in free downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks. Find out what devices are compatible with FVRL’s OverDrive and BC Library to Go services and get hand-on assistance with downloading. Registration required: 604-888-0722.
Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild - annual show on Nov. 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Whonnock Lake Centre, Maple Ridge. There will be quality hand-woven, hand-knit, felted and hand spun articles for sale, including original clothing, linens, baskets, accessories, holiday decorations, and home décor items. Complemented by the work of guest artists featuring iron work, pottery, wood turning, jewelry and glass. Spinning, weaving and felting demonstrations. Free admission.
Book Sale - Saturday, Oct. 19 to Saturday, Oct. 26 at City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Cres., Langley. Visit the City of Langley Library’s semi-annual Book Sale for great deals on used books and DVDs.
Valdy - at the Harrison Memorial Hall, Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m. He will be joined by Graham Wardrop, acclaimed as New Zealand’s finest finger style guitarist. Tickets are $22.00 and can be purchased by phone at 604-796-3664, online at www.harrisonfestival.com
Abbotsford After 5 Annual Festive Dinner - Monday, Nov. 25, 6:30 p.m. at ABC Restaurant, 32080 Marshall Rd. Abbotsford. Wendy Murray from “Winks” Home and Garden Gift Store in Chilliwack shares how to “Make it Beautiful!” Carola Meerkerk, jazz and blues singer/songwriter, wife, mother and foster parent tells her story about “The Roller Coaster Ride Of Life.” Cost $18. Reservations: Pat at 604-856-7513 or email email@example.com
The Blues Brothers Too - featuring The Showband, Friday, Nov. 1 at the Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $22.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) from Casino Guest Services. Charge by phone at 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.ca
Abbotsford Women’s Connection Fall Fair Breakfast - Wednesday, Oct. 9, 9:30 a.m. at Garden Park Tower, Azalea Room, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Cost $11, featuring baked goods, Loonie grab bags, new to you, silent auction table, and knit/crochet items. Speaker Linda Fulmore talks about “A Crumby Romance.” Reservations: Joyce 604-744-5159 or Rose 604-852-8240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Abbotsford Genealogy Society - meeting Thursday, Oct. 17 at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way. Doors open 6 p.m., business meeting at 6:30. Speaker is Brenda Smith and her presentation will be about using maps in our searches. Everyone is welcome. Info: www.abbygs.ca
Halloween Howler - at Jubilee Hall, 7989 Bradner Rd., Saturday, Oct. 26, doors open at 7 p.m., dinner at 8. Prizes for best costumes. Tickets $25 or $30 at the door. Featuring the March Hare Show Band presenting an entirely new show featuring the music of John Fogerty & Creedence, Bob Seger plus an array of all your classic rock favorites. Tickets for this event sell out quickly so do not delay getting yours. Available at Wilway Lumber Sales, 28728 Fraser Hwy., or online at www.brownpapertickets.com. We also allow overnight parking so you don’t have to worry about making the long trek home. Info: 604-856-4375.
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.
Led Zepagain - tribute to Led Zeppelin, Saturday, November 9 at the Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $32.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) from Casino Guest Services. Charge by phone at 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.ca
The Fab Fourever - Canada’s premiere Beatles tribute band, Friday, Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m. at The ACT Arts Centre & Theatre, Maple Ridge. Tickets $32.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) available at The ACT Box Office. Charge by phone 604-476-2787 or online at www.theactmapleridge.org
Colin James Up Close And Personal - an acoustic tour with special guest Chris Caddell, Nov. 10 at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey. Tickets are $37.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) from the Box Office. Charge by phone at 604-507-6355 or online at www.bellperformingartscentre.com
Free Music Drop-In Guitar Class - Classes every Thursday. Kids 3:30 p.m. and teens 4:30 p.m. Snack and instruments provided. Ages K-12, just show up. St. Dunstans’ Anglican Church, 3025 - 264 Street, Aldergrove.
2013 Your Town Throwdown - Country’s hottest ticket featuring Chad Brownlee, Deric Ruttan and Jason Blaine, Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission. Tickets $42.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca
Art Club - Do you paint or sketch? Join this friendly group of artists who work in oils, acrylic, watercolour and graphite. Bring your work in progress. First and third Saturday of the month, 2-4 p.m. at Murrayville Library; 604-533-0339.
People in Pain Network - non-profit organization which assists people living with all types of chronic pain. A new, free Fraser Valley support group begins this September at Aldergrove’s Seventh-Day Adventist Church, on the third Tuesday each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The address is 26245 - 28 Ave., Aldergrove. Info: contact Dick via e-mail at email@example.com, or call 604-928-0486.
Dean Brody - with guest Cassadee Pope, Saturday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m. at Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. Tickets $29.50 - $42.50 (plus FMF and service charges) reserved seating, all ages. Tickets are available at: abbotsfordcentre.ca or by phone 1-866-977-AESC (2372).
Intoxicated By Nature - and TARL with guests The Digz, Friday, Oct. 11 at The Mirage, 15330 - 102A Avenue, Surrey. Tickets available at the door.
Steelin’ In The Years - tribute to Steely Dan featuring some of Vancouver’s finest musicians, Oct. 25 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $30 (plus facility fee and service charges) from Casino Guest Services. Charge by phone 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.ca
Alice Cooper - Raise The Dead Tour, Thursday, Nov. 14, 8 p.m. at Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. Tickets $50 (plus FMF and service charges), available at: abbotsfordcentre.ca, AESC Box Office, or by phone 1-866-977- AESC (2372).
Garden Club - Fort Langley Library is looking for volunteers to help with their community garden plot. If you enjoy the outdoors, planting seeds, and helping plants grow sign up. As a part of the Fort Langley Community gardens, the library will participate this year in creating a garden oasis of veggies, flowers, and much more, Tuesdays from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Registration appreciated.
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.
Double Exposure - comedians Bob Robertson and Linda Cullen on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Avenue, Mission. Tickets are $25 (plus facility fee and service charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.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: Murray Burgum at 604-856-5483 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Knitting Circle - at Aldergrove Library. Feeling at loose ends? Why not gather up your materials and join other adult knitters who are open to learning and sharing ideas. Bring your current needlecraft project with you. Aldergrove Library is located at 26770 - 29 Ave., Aldergrove, call for info: 604-856-6415.
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.
Sesame Street Live - Elmo Makes Music, December 14-15 at Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. Tickets: $22, $38 (Gold Circle), $68 (Sunny Seats), available at: abbotsfordcentre.ca| AESC Box Office, Abbotsford Recreation Centre, Matsqui Recreation Centre and Whatcom Wine & Spirits in Abbotsford or by phone 1-866-977- AESC (2372).
TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a non profit weight loss support group, meets Monday nights in Aldergrove. Info: Susan at 604-856-1138.
Post Abortion Healing Services - If you are interested in post abortion healing support, please contact Tanya at Your Pregnancy Options, Aldergrove - email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org