Aldergrove Star Calendar of Events

Six of Langley
Six of Langley's gifted artists hosted an exhibition at Bob's Steakhouse in Aldergrove on Thursday night (from left: Alison McConaghy Philpott, Robin Barteluk-Bandenieks, Susan Galick, Vivian Harder, Anita Klein and Judy Vanderveen.
— image credit: KURT LANGMANN PHOTO

Christmas Sale - baking, crafts, poinsettias on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 1-3 p.m. at Aldergrove United Church, #101-27336 Fraser Hwy. Come for your festive shopping. Refreshments available. Info: Sandy 604-856-8872.

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).

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 Old Time Dance - Saturday, Nov. 16, 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. 30 and the Hazelmere Heritage Fiddlers on Nov. 16.

Aldergrove Pensioners and Seniors - on Monday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. the Aldergrove OAP 71 will be meeting. Attend and help keep the hall available for various groups. The B.C. Pensioners and Seniors Organization advocates for seniors with various governments.

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.

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.

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

Abbotsford Genealogy Society - meeting Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Reach, 32388 Veterans Way. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the business meeting and speaker will follow. Chris Longley will give a presentation called “The Birthday Book Mystery”. All are welcome. Info: see website: www.abbygs.ca

Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley - meet 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, at the Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St., Abbotsford. Theme is Norway and the Norwegian Consul General from Vancouver will speak about Norway. Guests and potential new members are welcome. Come with your culinary contribution and enjoy our usual potluck dinner and entertainment. Info: Len at 604-857-2740 or Eigil at 604-870-8601, or email jensenke@shaw.ca

Aldergrove Christmas Light Up Parade and Festivities - parade is on Saturday, December 14 at 6 p.m. in downtown Aldergrove.

Rhythm Of The Dance - Tuesday, March 25, 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. Tickets 20.25 to $40.25 (Plus FMF & service charges) available at abbotsfordcentre.ca, AESC Box Office, Abbotsford Recreation Centre, Matsqui Recreation Centre and Whatcom Wine & Spirits in Abbotsford Ticket Outlets. By phone 1-866-977- AESC (2372).

Kenny Shields & Streetheart - Friday, Dec. 6 at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey. Tickets $39.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) from the Box Office. Charge by phone at 604-507-6355 or online at www.bellperformingartscentre.com

Paints ‘n Bloom - Friday-Saturday, Dec. 6-7, 10–4 p.m., in Support of the Alzheimer Society of BC at West Coast Garden Center, 1420 - 172 St., South Surrey. Featuring award winning artists Audrey Bakewell and Wendy Mould. Free Demo Friday, Dec 6 - 1:30, Add Excitement to Your Journal. Alzheimer volunteer in attendance: Saturday, Dec. 7, 11-2 p.m.

Celtic Woman - Sunday, March 23, 7 p.m., at Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. Tickets $40, $70, $100 (Plus FMF & service charges) available at abbotsfordcentre.ca, AESC Box Office, Abbotsford Recreation Centre, Matsqui Recreation Centre and Whatcom Wine & Spirits in Abbotsford Ticket Outlets. By phone 1-866-977- AESC (2372).

Food & Friends - meet every Tuesday 11:30 a.m. at Bob’s Bar n’ Grill, 270083 Fraser Highway. Lunch $5. Come join us, RSVP: 604-857-7725.

Langley Herbivores - potluck in celebration of World Vegan Month on Saturday, Nov. 23, 1-3 p.m. at St. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church in Aldergrove. Presentation by author and registered dietitian Vesanto Melina on vegan nutrition after. Bring plant-based dish for eight with no animal products, no dairy, no honey, no gelatin, and no eggs. Bring your own cutlery, plate, and cup. Beverages provided. Info: Patricia Tallman at pattallman@shaw.ca

Annual Christmas Tea & Bake Sale - at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, Sat. Nov. 16, 1-4 p.m., 3025 - 264 St., Aldergrove (at Fraser Hwy.). Come and sample some delicious goodies while shopping for Christmas.

Christmas Bazaar - Jackman Manor hosts annual event Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 27477 - 28 Ave. Silent auction, baking, crafts, raffles, door prizes, hot lunch and more. Table rentals $15. Info: Activity Dep’t. at 604-856-4161 local 225.

Douglas Day at Fort Langley National Historic Site - Saturday, Nov. 16, noon to 3 p.m. Come celebrate at Fort Langley National Historic Site, where British Columbia was proclaimed a colony on Nov. 19, 1858. Festivities begin at noon at Fort Langley Community Hall, 9167 Glover Rd., where a musical procession will lead you to Fort Langley NHS, 23433 Mavis Ave. Witness a re-enactment of the proclamation of B.C., and sign a copy of the proclamation. Share your photo in front of the proclamation mural @FortLangleyNHS, #BCbirthplace. Enjoy Caribbean-themed food and dancing, a nod to B.C.’s first governor, Sir James Douglas, who has Caribbean roots. Fun for the entire family. Free admission.

Céilidh - down home kitchen party with live music, Thursday, Nov. 21, 7-9:45 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church Hall, 9025 Glover Rd., Fort Langley. Tickets $5 at the door including the traditional Maritime lunch of tea biscuits and jam. Next Ceilidh will be Dec. 19. New Performers contact: Jack Williamson, 604-888-7925 or jackwilliamson@telus.net

Triple A (Affordable, Accessible, Appropriate) Senior Housing Workshop - older adults, seniors, supporters, and senior service providers are invited to help search for solutions to senior housing concerns on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Langley Seniors Resource Centre, 20651 – 51B St., Langley, 9 a.m. to 12:30. Workshop and continental breakfast at 9 a.m. are free, registration is required for catering. To register: Langley Seniors Centre, 604-530-3020. For more details www.tol.ca/tripleaseniorhousing

Book Sale - at Fort Langley Library,Tuesday to Saturday, Dec 10-14. Buy used books, puzzles, DVDs, music CDs, and more during regular opening hours. If you would like to donate your puzzles that are in good condition, drop them off at the Fort Langley Library. Gently used puzzles will be collected for sale until Nov. 28.

Thank You For Caring – A Christmas Tea Fundraiser which hopes to raise $20,000 for the Langley Christmas Bureau, to be held on Sunday, Nov. 17, 1-4 p.m. at Cascades Casino Resort. Info: 604-377-5319.

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.

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.

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

Christmas Caroling - at Fort Langley Library, Tuesdays, Dec. 3 and 17, 5-7:45 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come to the library and participate in caroling. Meet at the library for one rehearsal evening, and then spend an evening caroling in Fort Langley at designated areas. Carol books will be supplied. Please dress for walking outdoors. Rehearsal night, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 5:30 – 7 p.m. and Christmas Caroling evening, Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 5 – 7:45 p.m.

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

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.

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

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

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).

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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