March Hare performs at Jubilee Hall's Halloween Howl.

March Hare performs at Jubilee Hall's Halloween Howl.

Aldergrove Star Calendar of Events

Events and activities coming up in the Aldergrove and Fraser Valley area

Seniors Old Time Dances – every second Saturday at OAP Hall, 3015 – 273 St., Aldergrove. Oct. 3, 17, 31, Nov. 14, 28, Dec. 12. $6 per person includes refreshments and snacks. Music provided by alternating bands: Ukrainian Prairie Band, Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers, Hazelmere Heritage Fiddlers.

Aldergrove Skating Club – Presents comedian Gordy Van Show, Saturday, Oct. 3, Aldergrove Legion, 26607 Fraser Hwy. Doors Open 6 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Tickets $35. Info: 604-857-1696.

Port Kells Art Club Classes – every Monday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with general meetings third Monday of each month at 1 p.m. New members all levels of experience are welcome. Annual membership $30. The club exhibits three to four times per year in community. Located at 20701 Fraser Hwy., Langley. Info: Linda Hamilton 604-287-6799.

Matthew Good – Chaotic Neutral Fall Tour with special guest Scott Helman, Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Hub International Theatre, Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets $39.50 (plus facility fee & service charges) available at Centre Box Office. Charge by phone at 604-391-7469 or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

Fall Country Fair – at Wix-Brown elementary school, 23851 – 24 Ave. Friday, Oct. 2, 4-8 p.m. Live country music, BC Buzz Honey Corp., Cotton Candy Kids, BBQ, face painting, bouncy castle, games, 4H clubs exhibits, 15 local vendors. Concession. $2 admission.

Halloween Howler – Saturday, Oct. 31 at Jubilee Hall, 7989 Bradner Rd., West Abbotsford. Back by popular demand is the March Hare Show Band, who perform all your favorite tunes, and dress the part as well. From Grease to ZZ Top, it’s all your favourite bands rolled into one. Enjoy the huge hardwood dance floor, small venue and reasonable drink prices (cash bar only). Tickets $30. (includes buffet style dinner) available at Wilway Lumber (28728 Fraser Hwy, Aldergrove) or online at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2304058. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Overnight parking allowed (no plug ins). Info: 604-856-4375.

Abbotsford Women’s Connection – Fall Fair Breakfast, Wed. Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m. at Garden Park Tower”s Azalea Room, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Cost $14, featuring our Fall Bazaar with Loonie Bags, Nearly New, Silent Auction,  Bake and Craft tables and speaker Afona peters will share “Stress of Changes”. Reservations: Joyce 604-997-5093 or Rose 604-852-8240 or abbyconnectreservations@gmail.com

Singalong Songfests – join in or listen while the Autumn-Tones celebrate “the old tunes” with singalongs in Abbotsford, Mondays, 1-3 p.m. All ages, genders and ethnicities are welcome. Song lyrics are provided. Sessions periodically include pop songs from the past, gospel, folk music, blues, country, standards, old-timers and requests. Requests are welcome. Instruments are invited (piano and organ available) at the ASAA Drop-in Centre, on Cyril St. (between Essendene and George Ferguson Way), Abbotsford. Info: Ed 604-853-8624.

Pajama Storytime – Tuck into a story! Children and their caregivers are invited to an evening program of stories, songs, rhymes and more. Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas and can bring a soft toy. Please pre-register. Muriel Arnason Library, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7 – 7:30  pm

Three’s A Party Tour 2015 – Featuring Jason Blaine, Tebey and James Otto, Friday, Nov. 27 at Clarke Theatre, Mission. Tickets $32.50 (Plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

Cirque Musica – Holiday Spectacular, Sunday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $25, $45, $55 & $80 (Plus FMF & service charges) available at: abbotsfordcentre.ca, Venue Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, By phone 1-855-985-5000.

West Coast Women’s Show – returns to TRADEX in Abbotsford Oct. 16-18 packed full of new exhibitors, inspirational speakers and endless shopping options.

Christmas Craft Fair – Nov 13-14 at Saints Joachim and Ann Parish in Aldergrove,  2827 – 273 St. Friday, Nov. 13  4-9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Handmade goods from local artisans and crafters, along with baked goods and preserves. Admission is free for shoppers. Whether you’re looking for the perfect present, charming Christmas ornaments, or the ultimate strawberry jam, you’ll find it here. Hungry? We’ll be serving chili and pie for supper on Friday night, or homemade soup, sandwiches, perogies on Saturday afternoon.

Everything for a Dollar Sale – returns to Parkside Elementary School, Thursday, Oct. 22. Doors open at 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Every single thing is $1. Your help is needed. This is a great time to go through your items at home and see if you still want them. All gently used toys, books, clothes, small household items, bikes, sports equipment and Halloween costumes will be greatly appreciated as donations. These will be accepted inside the school between 8 a.m.-3 p.m. only, Oct. 8-21. This is a grade 5 fundraiser and all money raised will go towards their memory items.

ESL Classes – free English as a second language classes, start Sept. 15 every Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, 2035 – 264 St. All are welcome, no charge. Info: 604-856-5393.

Lynden Lions Club Model Train Show – Saturday, Oct. 3, and Sunday, Oct. 4 at Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front Street, Lynden, Washington. Features over 50,000 sq. ft. of running model train layouts, exhibits, and vendors. All ages welcome. Adults $7 Seniors $6, Ages 6-12 $5, Under 6 Free, Family $22. Info: www.lyndentrainshow.com

Critter Care Wildlife Society Walk-a-Thon – on Sunday, Oct. 4 from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the beautiful, peaceful, Campbell Valley Park. This is their well-known, local family fun event, complete with a delicious barbecue and prizes for the top fundraisers. Register now and check out http://www.crittercarewildlife.org/walkathon/

Aldergrove Veterans & Seniors 55+ Drop In Centre – join us at 27247 Fraser Hwy. We prepare a full, hot, home cooked meal including tea, coffee and dessert which we start serving at 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., followed by games. Great place to meet new people, drop in for a coffee to see what we are all about. Open 10 a.m., Tuesday to Friday.

Carpet Bowling – at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 – 273 Street, on Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. Cost per person is $1.

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.

Juice Newton – performs Thursday, Oct. 8 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets $54.50 (plus service charges) available from Blue Frog Studios or charge online at www.bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html/.

Natalie Macmaster and Donnell Leahy – Two Fiddles Two Pianos Tour, Thursday, Nov. 26 at Clarke Theatre, Mission. Tickets $42.50 (plus facility fee & service charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.

Fiddlin’ Frenzy – Envision Financial Coffee House Concert Series, Saturday, Oct. 3, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at SippChai Cafe, 11-31205 Maclure Road, Abbotsford. All-ages, free event featuring old time fiddle from the young generation performed live by Fiddlin’ Frenzy. Info: website: www.abbotsfordartscouncil.org.

Ham Radio Luncheon – open to any amateur radio operator, third Monday of every month; 11:15 a.m. at Andreas Restaurant, 202 St. and 56 Ave. Pay your own bill, talk as long as you like. Info:  604-514-3851.

Shane Koyczan – “Silence Is A Song I Know All The Words To” Tour, Sunday, Oct. 18 at Clarke Theatre, Mission. Tickets $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

 

The Tenors – Under One Sky Tour, Friday, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000, also available at: ticketmaster.ca, Prospera Box Office at Abbotsford Centre, all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets (incl. GST) $39.50, $69.50, $99.50 (plus FMF and service charges) reserved seating, all ages. Info: www.livenation.com

TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly – a non profit weight loss support group meets Monday night and Tuesday morning in Aldergrove.  For more information  phone Susan at 604-856-1138 or Lynda at 604-856-8014.

Jesse Cook – One World Tour, Saturday, Sept. 26 at Clarke Theatre, Mission. Also Monday, Sept. 28 at the Hub International Theatre, Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets $42.50 (plus facility fee & service charges) at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.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.

Caring Hearts Gala – Saturday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m. to 12 midnight at Cascade Casino Resort, 20393 Fraser Hwy., Langley. Charitable all-ages event for Langley Care Foundation and the Langley Hospice Society. Live and silent auction, 3-course dinner, entertainment, dancing and much more. Individuals may purchase their tickets at caringheartsgala.wordpress.com/#GALA

Dean Brody and Paul Brandt Road Trip – with guest Lindi Ortega, Friday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Reserved seating, all ages tickets (incl. GST) $39.50, $49.50, $79.50 (Plus FMF and service charges) available at ticketmaster.ca, Prospera Box Office at Abbotsford Centre, all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000. www.livenation.com

Aldergrove Toastmasters Leaders Club – meet the first and third Monday of each month from 6:45 to 8 p.m., upstairs room on the far right, 26245 – 28 Ave., Aldergrove. Info: president Millie McConnell, 604-825-3334.

Port Kells Art Club – Classes every Monday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. with general meetings third Monday of each month. New members, all levels of experience welcome. Annual membership $25. Club exhibits 3-4 times per year. Located in Langley on Fraser Hwy. Info: Rita Evans at 1-604-853-4006.

Yoga in the Country – at Jubilee Community Hall, 7989 Bradner Rd. Abbotsford, Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30. All levels welcome. Drop in fee $6 per session, bring a yoga mat. Certified instructors.

Glen Valley Watershed Society – Is the future of our local streams health important to you?  Join a group of interesting, passionate people that are looking for others with the same interests in NE Langley/NW Abbotsford – to protect our waterways to ensure a healthy environment. Info: Lisa at stewardship@leps.bc.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.

Brett Kissel – in concert with Jordan Mcintosh, Sun., Nov. 15 at Clarke Theatre, Mission. Tickets $37.50 (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

So You Think You Can Dance – Saturday, Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $45, $52.50, $59.50, $69.50 (plus FMF & service charges) reserved seating, all ages. Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000, also available at: ticketmaster.ca, Prospera Box Office at Abbotsford Centre, all Ticketmaster outlets.

2015 Extreme Freestyle Motocross World Tour – Saturday, Oct. 17, two shows at 2 and 7 p.m., at Abbotsford Centre. Reserved seating, all ages tickets (incl. GST) $15, $25, 35 (plus FMF and service charges). Also Pit Party & Athlete Autograph Session tickets: $10. Available at: ticketmaster.ca, Prospera Box Office at Abbotsford Centre, all Ticketmaster Outlets, by phone 1-855-985-5000.

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 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 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.

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.

Post Abortion Healing Services – for 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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