Slice of Life: Sept. 20-27
An event titled “Furtographs – Every Dog has his Day” takes place Saturday, Sept. 22 as a fundraiser for the Abbotsford branch of the SPCA. Just Shoot Me Photography Inc. will be at the Valley Feed Bag (2604 Ware St.) for 15-minute dog portrait sessions for a cost of $35, with partial proceeds going to the SPCA. The sessions are by appointment only, which can be arranged by calling 604-613-0098 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) holds a Kids’ Day Off movie day on Friday, Sept. 21 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. while kids are off from school because of a Pro-D day. Info: 604-859-7814 (local 229)
FAMILY STORY TIME
Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) hosts a family story time on Friday, Sept. 21 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Drop by for stories, songs, puppets and more. Info: 604-826-6610
RAW FOOD CLASS
A raw food cooking class with Chef Maureen Terrey takes place Sunday, Sept. 23 from 3 to 6 p.. in Abbotsford. Learn to prepare healthy raw vegan recipes. Info and registration: 604-854-3310
The Abbotsford Garden Club meets Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at The Reach Gallery Museum, 32388 Veterans Way. Debbie Ego of Cannor Nurseries will discuss how to use native plants and ferns in your landscape. This meeting only is a change from the regular meeting spot, Abbotsford Middle School. Info: 604-864-6696 or abbotsfordgardenclub.org.
The next adult grief support group at the Abbotsford Hospice Society runs from Sept. 25 to Nov. 27. The group runs for 10 weeks every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. There is no charge, but registration is required by calling Tamara Childs at 604-852-2456 or emailing email@example.com.
Registration takes place Wednesday, Sept. 26 for a course called “A Precept Bible Study, II Thessalonians” at Central Heights Church (1661 McCallum Rd.). The program runs every Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. and is open to women of all ages. Info: Eleanore at 604-852-1140.
The Employment Mentors’ Program of Abbotsford Community Services hosts a free orientation session for newcomers on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at 31726 South Fraser Way. The program assists immigrants who are professionals with gaining business mentorship experiences. Info: 604-217-0444.
Anyone interested in playing the card game euchre is invited to drop by the Abbotsford Seniors’ Association (2631 Cyril St.) on Thursdays at 1 p.m. Info: Douglas at 604-758-1246
The Abbotsford Alano Club Society is holding an Open House at its facility located at 2584 Cyril St. , in Abbotsford on Sept. 22 from 1-4 p.m. There will be hot dogs and a corn roast. The group is trying to promote what it does at the club and get some new people to join. The Abbotsford Alano Club Society is a private non-profit club which is a safe haven for alcoholics/addicts and their family members to come and know that there are no drugs or alcohol on the premises.
The Fraser Valley Branch of the BC Government Retired Employees Association will meet on Monday, Sept. 24 at Trinity Memorial United church, 33737 George Ferguson Way in Abbotsford. The meeting takes place at 1:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Gordon Ferguson, manager of bylaw enforcement for the City of Abbotsford. For more information on the event call 604859-4492.
COPING WITH LOSS
A seminar called Surviving Chronic Illness and MS is set for Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 7-9 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3845 Gladwin Rd. The scheduled special guest speaker is Dr. Donna Paproski. During her medical career, Dr. Paproski has become very familiar with the needs and concerns of people and caregivers dealing with MS. Paproski will speak on coping with loss, fatigue management and resiliency. Organizers are asking people to register early for the free workshop as seating is limited. RSVP to Arlene Onderwater at 1-877-303-7122 or by email at Arlene.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The monthly meeting of the Mt. Lehman Garden Club will be held today (September 20) at 7 p.m. in the Mt. Lehman Community Hall. Les Clay will be speaking on fall colour in the garden. For further information, contact Evelyn at 604-857-5663.