Aldergrove Star Calendar of Events

Three year old Shianne Braun was utterly bewitching at the Otter Co-op Kids
Three year old Shianne Braun was utterly bewitching at the Otter Co-op Kids' Club Halloween party on Sunday, Oct. 27.
— image credit: HARRY HUNT PHOTO

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.

Downsizing Workshop – hear some useful tips for preparing for, organizing, and simplifying your move, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1:30-3 p.m. at the Langley Senior Resource & Recreation Centre, 20605 - 51B Ave. Pre-register at 604-530-3020. Drop-ins welcome.

Novemberfest - Bradner Community Club hosts a fabulous Oktoberfest on Nov. 9 at Bradner Community Hall. Tickets available now until Nov. 4 only at Wilway and Hamilton Farms, $25 for dinner, the fun filled engaging and interactive Oktoberfest band SBahn and specialty beers available – bring your stein. Call Teresa for more information 604-857-5760.

Craft and Bake Sale - hosted by Creekside Villa residents, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 at 27435 - 29A Ave. Free coffee. Donations of non-perishable food items for Aldergrove Food Bank collected.

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.

Drinkemallica - tribute to Metallica. Wear your best costume for a chance to win prizes, Friday, Nov. 1 at The Mirage, 15330 - 102A Ave., Surrey. Advance tickets $12 (plus service charges), $15 at the door. Charge by phone at 1-888-222-6608 or online at www.ticketweb.ca

Abbotsford Women’s Connection - Silks and Trinkets Breakfast, Wed., Nov. 13, 9:30 a.m. at Azalea Room’s Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. Cost $11 featuring Gail Harrington’s Christmas ideas from her Silk Degrees shop. Speaker Ann Griffiths shares “Restoring a Legacy.” Reservations: Joyce at 604-744-5159 or Rose at 604-852-8240 or abbyconnectreservations@gmail.com

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

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

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

Boughs, Bows and Bells - Langley Community Chorus Christmas Concerts. The evening concert is at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23 at Willoughby Christian Reformed Church, 20525 - 72 Ave., Langley. An afternoon matinee is at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 1 at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, 3025 - 264 St., Aldergrove. The second matinee is at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8 at Sharon United Church, 21562 Old Yale Rd., Langley. Adult tickets $15, students are $10 and under six years old are free, available at the door 30 minutes before concert or from chorus members in advance. Info: see website www.langleychorus.org

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 dfolson@shaw.ca

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.

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 at 26245 - 28 Ave., Aldergrove. Info: Dick via e-mail at dick@pipain.com, or 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).

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. 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.

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 mgbergum@gmail.com

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 - 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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