The Fraser Valley Rock and Gem Club holds a outdoor tailgate/garage sale on Saturday, Sept. 19 in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)

The Fraser Valley Rock and Gem Club holds a outdoor tailgate/garage sale on Saturday, Sept. 19 in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)

Rock and Gem Show among Abbotsford events

Activities this weekend also include Mt. Lehman outdoor market

Some community events happening this weekend in Abbotsford include the Fraser Valley Rock and Gem Show.

The annual event takes place Saturday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd. This year is taking the form of an outdoor tailgate/garage sale.

Guests are being asked to wear a mask and to keep six feet away from other people.

Also this Saturday, Mt. Lehman Community Hall at 6418 Mt. Lehman Rd. is holding an outdoor market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A total of 36 local vendors will be on site.

Meanwhile, the Abbotsford branch of the Royal Canadian Legion at 2513 West Railway St. is open Tuesday to Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m., with music bingo every Thursday and Friday. The popular meat draw is on Saturdays.

Physical-distancing protocols are in place. Call 604-853-1711 or email abbotsfordlegion15@gmail.com for more information.

Another local activity taking place is carpet bowling every Monday and Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd.

The cost is $1.25, and physical-distancing measures will be in place.

Any groups now holding regular meetings or activities in Abbotsford are invited to send their submissions to The News for inclusion in the weekly Slice of Life column, which stopped running during the pandemic. Send an email with all the details to newsroom@abbynews.com with “Slice of Life” in the subject line.

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