SLICE OF LIFE: Nov. 4 to 11

The following is a list of just some of the activities taking place in Abbotsford over the next week

IN THE MARKET

Prince Charles Elementary (35410 McKee Rd.) hosts The Royal Artisan Market on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school to raise money for their new playground. Some students will have arts and crafts for sale, and there will be entertainment and other activities.

UNIVERSITY WOMEN

The Canadian Federation of University Women holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7 in room F124 at University House on the Abbotsford campus of University of the Fraser Valley. Info: cfuwabbotsford.org

TOSSING THE TIARA

The Business and Professional Women of Abbotsford hosts a “Tossing the Tiara”  evening with author Jeanne Martinson on Monday, Nov. 7 as she presents the keys to creating female leaders. The event runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Ballroom, 33780 King Rd. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for guests. Info and tickets: bpwabbotsford.ca

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT

The Parkinson’s Self-Help Support Group meets Monday, Nov. 7 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Matsqui Recreation Centre, 3106 Clearbrook Rd. Info: 604-853-3772

STAMP CLUB

The Fraser Valley Stamp Club meets Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. for its regular meeting and trade event at W. J. Mouat Secondary. Info: 604-852-5684

NEWCOMERS MEET

The Abbotsford/Mission Newcomers Club meets Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Terry Fox Elementary, 3017 Babich St. This is a women’s social group for those new to the area (or new in the last few years). This month’s speaker is Jerry Gosling from the Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute. Info: corry1@telus.net

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, Nov. 8 is “It Takes a Village: An Update on the GOGOs.” The topic on Thursday, Nov. 10 is “Meet Your Local MP Jati Sidhu.” Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca

NATURE CLUB

The Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club meets Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Abbotsford Middle School, 33231 Bevan Ave. Speaker Christine Rock of WildResearch discusses the Iona Island Bird Observatory Citizenship Science Program. Info: 604-853-4283

WOMEN’S CONNECTION

Abbotsford Women’s Connection holds a Golden Anniversary Breakfast on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 9:30 a.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. The event features Jody Itkonen with her musical talents and speaker Barb Fuller, RSVP Ministries director of ministries and regional director for BC/AB region. Cost is $14. Reservations: Mary at 604-607-5616, Jenny at 604-857-0118 or abbyconnectreservations@gmail.com