The Dutch Coffee Club is among the groups holding activities over the next week in Abbotsford.

SLICE OF LIFE: Oct. 6 to 13

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

COFFEE CLUB

The Dutch Coffee Club meets Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the House of James, 2743 Emerson St.

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, Oct. 10 is “Australia’s New England.” The topic on Thursday, Oct. 12 is “Refugees – They are Us.” Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca

STAMP CLUB

The Fraser Valley Stamp Club meets Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the library at W. J. Mouat Secondary, 32355 Mouat Drive. Info: 604-852-5684

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Chronic Pain Self-Management is a free six-week workshop at Chances Abbotsford (30835 Peardonville Rd.) hospitality room from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting Oct 10. Topics include pain management, dealing with difficult emotions, and exercising safely. Caregivers welcome. Register with UVic at 1-866-902-3767 or selfmanagementbc.ca.

NEWCOMERS CLUB

The Abbotsford/Mission Newcomers Club meets Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Terry Fox Elementary, 3071 Babich St. This is a women’s social group for those who are new to the area. The group hosts speakers, lunches and other activities. Info: 604-859-4859

WOMEN’S CONNECTION

Abbotsford Women’s Connection holds a Fall Fair Breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 9:30 a.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. The Time Out Duo performs and speaker Karyn Pearson discusses Running Scared: Finding Freedom from Fear Through the Power of Love. The group also holds its annual bazaar. Tickets are $14 and can be reserved at reservationsabbyconnect@gmail.com or by calling Jenny at 604-857-0118.

NATURE CLUB

The Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club meets Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Ravine Park Hatchery, 2395 Crescent Way. Dr. Fred Bunnell discusses B.C. Species at Risk: Down the Rabbit Hole. Info: haroos12@gmail.com or 604-853-4283

COMEDY NIGHT

Bethesda Christian Association holds a Comedy Night and Auction on Thursday, Oct. 12 featuring comedian Leland Klassen. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at Gateway Community Church, 2884 Gladys Ave. Tickets are $20, including dessert, and are available at the Bethesda office, #105 – 2975 Gladwin Rd. or online at bethesdabc.com (under the “donations” tab).

VOLUNTEER AGM

Volunteer Abbotsford hosts its annual general meeting on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. Info: 604-557-0938

BUSINESS WOMEN

The Business and Professional Women of Abbotsford meet for dinner and networking on Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Tanglebank Gardens Brambles Bistro, 29885 Downes Rd. Speaker Christine Wiebe discusses It’s Never Too Late. Tickets are available on eventbrite.com. Info: bpwabbotsford.ca

AT THE LEGION

The Abbotsford Legion (2513 West Railway St.) holds a “bacon and egg” draw every Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5, and you must be in attendance to win. Also at the Legion, karaoke runs Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 7 to 11 p.m. Info: 604-853-1711