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SLICE OF LIFE: Feb. 1-9

BUSINESS WOMEN

Gwendolyn Point, wife of B.C.’s former lieutenant governor Steven Point, is the guest speaker on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the monthly meeting of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford. She is an instructor at the school of social work and human services at University of the Fraser Valley. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. at Cascade Community Church (35190 DeLair Rd.). RSVP is required by Friday, Feb. 1 by emailing bpwabbotsford@gmail.com.

FISH AND CHIPS

The ladies auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion in Abbotsford holds a fish and chips night on Friday, Feb. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.  with music by Syd. The legion is located at 2513 West Railway.

DANCES EVERY FRIDAY

The Abbotsford Social Activity Association holds dances every Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at its hall at 33889 Essendene Ave. The cost is $6 for members and $7 for non-members. Bands for February are: Good Vibrations (Feb. 1), Retro Fire (Feb. 8), Sweetwater (Feb. 15) and Johnny Hsu (Feb. 22).

BABY SIGN LANGUAGE

A free introductory workshop about baby sign language is held Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way). Register is required by calling Janice Kelly at 604-859-7814 (ext. 224).

LEARNING PLUS

Abbotsford Learning Plus hosts two classes next week in its winter series. Both sessions run from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Rec Centre (2499 McMillan Rd.). The topic on Tuesday, Feb. 5 is “Insurance Decoded, Financial Planning and Wealth Management.” On Thursday, Feb. 7, the topic is “Seniors and Safety.”  The cost for each class is $5, plus the rec centre drop-in fee. Info: 604-302-1685 or learningplus.ca.

BETTER AT HOME

A community meeting takes place on Thursday, Feb. 7 to hear more about the United Way’s Better at Home program.  The program, which has a possibility of coming to Abbotsford, provides non-medical home-support services to seniors, including housekeeping, grocery shopping and light yard work. The meeting runs from 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Social Activity Centre at 33889 Essendene Ave.

BLANKET TIME

Blankets for the Fraser Valley holds its monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Fraser Valley Christian Centre, 31929 Mercantile Way ( behind Comfort Inn ).  All are welcome to help put together knitted and crocheted blankets for those in need. All materials are supplied. Donations of yarn are always appreciated.  Info: Nancy, 604-504-3713

COMEDY NIGHT

The community of Bradner hosts a comedy night on Saturday, Feb. 9 to raise funds for Halloween fireworks. Several comedians are in the lineup for the evening. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at Bradner Hall (5305 Bradner Rd.). Tickets are $30, available at Bradner Store (5440 Bradner Rd.).

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