Family Literacy Day activities take place this Saturday at Clearbrook Library and The Reach Gallery Museum. This is one of the events taking place in the community over the next week. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Family Literacy Day activities take place this Saturday at Clearbrook Library and The Reach Gallery Museum. This is one of the events taking place in the community over the next week. (Abbotsford News file photo)

SLICE OF LIFE: Jan. 27 to Feb. 2

This is a list of some of the activities in Abbotsford over the next week

AT THE LEGION

The Abbotsford Legion (2513 West Railway St.) holds a potluck Snow Ball from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26 with karaoke from 7:30 to 11:30. On Saturday, there are meat draws from 2 to 5 p.m. with Mark McDonald as DJ. Painting classes resume on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Info: 604-853-1711

FAMILY LITERACY DAY

A Family Literacy Day celebration takes place Saturday, Jan. 27 at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) and The Reach Gallery Museum (32388 Veterans Way) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes musician Tony Prophet at 11:15 a.m. at the library and magician The Great Gordini at 1 p.m. at The Reach. Community tables, crafts, activities and refreshments are also part of the fun. Info: 604-859-7814

HOMINUM MEETS

Hominum Fraser Valley meets Monday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. This is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bisexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. For information and meeting location, call Art at 604-462-9813 or email aapearson@shaw.ca

GRIEF SUPPORT

The Abbotsford Hospice Society hosts the Wellness Warrior drop-in grief support group for ages 18 to 24 on Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. The group includes expressive arts, mindfulness-based activities, sharing and more. Info: Lakhbir at 604-852-2456 (ext. 412) or lakhbir@abbotsfordhospice.org

LEARNING PLUS

Abbotsford Learning Plus presents two classes next week in its fall series. Both sessions run from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Recreation Centre (ARC), 2499 McMillan Rd. The topic on Tuesday, Jan. 30 is “The Bible, Judaism, Israel and the Palestinians.” The topic on Thursday, Feb. 1 is “Shifting Paradigms: Good is not Always Perfect.” Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca

COFFEE AND CULTURE

The Reach Gallery Museum (32388 Veterans Way) holds a talk on Wednesday, Jan. 31at 10:30 a.m. in its Culture, Coffee and Cookies series. The free session, titled “Missing, Murder Suspected: A True Crime Trilogy,” features author Ed Stone, who discusses his crime novel of the same name. Info: 604-864-8087

BLANKET TIME

Blankets for the Fraser Valley holds their monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Abbotsford Co-op Hall (32855 Marshall Rd.). Everyone is welcome to help put together knitted and crocheted blankets for those in need in Abbotsford. All materials are supplied. Donations of yarn are always appreciated. Info: Nancy at 604-504-3713

ROCKIN’ ABBY STRONG

A fundraising event called Rockin’ Abby Strong takes place Friday, Feb. 2 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Yale Secondary (34620 Old Yale Rd.). The event features live music with Richard Tichelman and his band. Other performers are Caitlin Canning, The Authorities, Jada Klein and Jordan Hlady. Proceeds go to the Const. John Davidson “Shine On” legacy fund, the Run for Water for Letisha’s Well in Ethiopia, and the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults. They are available at local high schools, at VRC Fitness and online at rockinabbystrong.com

PUZZLE CONTEST

Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) is now accepting registration for a jigsaw puzzle contest taking place Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. The first team to finish their 500-piece puzzle is the winner. Create your own team of four or join one. The event is open to a maximum of 10 teams. Kids under 12 years old must be on a team with an adult. Register at 604-859-7814.