Aldergrove Star Calendar of Events

Bradner Flower Show - April 11-13, daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bradner Hall and School, 5305 Bradner Rd., Abbotsford. Fun for all ages, admission only $2. Opening ceremony, Friday, 2 p.m. with KING 5 TV gardening expert Ciscoe Morris and Bradner Elementary Handbell Choir. Saturday and Sunday features chefs, local wineries, plus special speakers. Lots of interesting displays, crafts, art, music and food. It’s “Tea Time” in Bradner, a tea party you’ll never forget. Info: Facebook.com/BradnerHall or bradnerflowershow@gmail.com

Aberdeen Elementary Fundraiser - Please come to the school’s annual garage sale and car wash at the schoolyard, 2975 Bradner Road, West Abbotsford, on Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Proceeds go to send the grade 7 students to camp.

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.

Horse Protection Society of B.C. - needing volunteers for all duties in south Langley. They are looking for someone who lives close by who wouldn’t mind working in their on-site thrift barn. This would mean you would run the FB page, take pictures and sell items on-line and have buyers pick items up at the thrift store. This is also a volunteer position. If you are interested, please contact Gena Sandli at 250-295-0775.

Ukrainian Soul Food – Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch available on Friday, March 28 at a fundraiser from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 - 108 Ave, Surrey. Eat-in,  take away, or ready for your freezer. Info: 604-560-0152 or 604-581-0313.

Petrified: Locked in Time - B.C. Gem Show, April 11-13 at Ag-Rec Building, CFV Fairgrounds, 32470 Haida Drive, Abbotsford. Over 40 dealers, educational displays, demonstrations, children’s creative workshop, gold panning, specimen cards, door prizes. Friday 10-8, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-5. Adults $6, students $2, under 6 free with adult.

Abbotsford Women’s Connection - “Easter Bonnet Breakfast on Wed., April 9. 9:30 a.m. at Azalea Room, Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. $11, featuring an Easter Bonnet Parade and speaker Sharon Hayes shares “Treasures in Trials”. Reservations: Joyce 604-744-5159 or Rose 604-852-8240 or abbyconnectreservations@gmail.com. Ladies are invited to wear their hats.

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

Artists of the Royal Conservatory - senior faculty from the Glen Gould School, the five musicians consist of a string trio plus clarinet and guitar. Valley Concert Society presents on Saturday, March 29, 7:30 p.m. at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. Tickets available at House of James, King’s Music, or by phoning 604-289-3377; $25 for adults/seniors and $15 for students.

Should I Stay, Should I Go? - Saturday, March 29, 2-3 p.m. at City of Langley Library. Patricia Cruz, Home Care Manager from Senior Link, will discuss a list of challenges and benefits for seniors when faced with making a decision to move to an extended care facility. Please call 604-514-2855 or visit at 20399 Douglas Crescent in Langley to let library know you are coming to this program.

Parenting Your Parent - Saturday, April 5, 2-3 p.m. at City of Langley Library. Patricia Cruz, Home Care Manager from Senior Link, will introduce and explain the different approaches adult children can take when dealing with the challenge of senior parents who want to remain independent but are unable to remain at home on their own. Please call 604-514-2855 or visit at 20399 Douglas Crescent in Langley to let library know you are coming to this program.

Home Care for Low-Income Seniors - Saturday, April 12, 2-3 p.m. at City of Langley Library. Patricia Cruz, Home Care Manager from Senior Link, will help you discover what free home care services and government funding available to all seniors who cannot afford private services. Please call 604-514-2855 or visit at 20399 Douglas Crescent in Langley to let library know you are coming to this program.

Downsizing to a Smaller Living Space - presentation on Wednesday, April 16, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Langley Senior Resource and Recreation Centre, 20605 – 51B Ave. Pre-register at 604-530-3020. Drop-ins welcome. Free and open to the public.

Ken Whiteley  - Canadian roots music master will be showcasing his vast repertoire of blues, swing, folk and gospel at the historic Harrison Memorial Hall on Saturday, April 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased online at www.harrisonfestival.com or by phone at 604-796-3664.

Springtime Nature Sense Tune-Up - Saturday, March 29, 1:30-4 p.m. at Derby Reach Regional Park, Township Of Langley. Join this self-paced scavenger hunt. Find discovery stations where you will tune-up your senses and skills at nature exploration. Learn about local plants, animals and regional parks while exercising your mind and body. This walk takes one hour to complete and is fun for all ages. Meet at the Heritage Area parking lot in on Allard Crescent, north of 96 Avenue and 4 kms. west of Fort Langley. Free, drop-in event.

Langley Herbivores - Spring vegan potluck on April 5, Saturday, from 1-3 p.m., at Sts. Joachim And Ann Catholic Church, 2827 - 273 St., Aldergrove. If you would like to participate, please contact pattallman@shaw.ca for info.

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.

The Fab Fourever - Canada’s premiere tribute to The Beatles, Thursday, April 24 at the Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd, White Rock. Tickets $42.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at the Coast Capital Playhouse Box Office. Charge by phone at 604-536-7535 or online: www.whiterockplayers.ca

Jim Byrnes - with special guest Babe Gurr, Friday, April 11 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley. Tickets $37.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) from Casino Guest Services. Charge by phone at 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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., info: 604-856-6415.

Corb Lund - with guests Harlan Pepper, Thursday, May 8 at Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould St. Tickets $37.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at the Centre Box Office. Charge by phone at 604-391-7469 or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

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.

Brit Floyd - Discovery World Tour of Pink Floyd tribute band, Sunday, June 8, 8 p.m. at Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $37.25, $47.25, $67.25 (Plus FMF and service charges), available at: abbotsfordcentre.ca, AESC Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets or by phone 1-855-985-5000.

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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