Abbotsford Evangelical Church (33218 Marshall Rd.) hosts its annual Easter Extravaganza on Saturday, April 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free event starts with a hot breakfast and continues with carnival games, bouncy castles, face painting and live music. An Easter egg hunt occurs at the end. Info: 604-859-8244 or email@example.com
The Valley Women’s Network meets Tuesday, April 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Ballroom, 33780 King Rd. Cost is $23. Reservations are required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Abbotsford Learning Plus holds a spring tea on Tuesday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Rd. Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca
The B. C. Lung Better Breathers meets at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 20 at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. Info: 604-746-7721
The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society meets Thursday, April 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in room 307 at W. J. Mouat Secondary. The evening features local artist Meshaal Alzeer facilitating a demo on creating expressionist portraits using a mixture of ink, watercolour and acrylic techniques. Alzeer, a recent graduate of the UFV visual arts program, will bring examples of his work to illustrate his approach. The drop-in fee for non-members is $5. Call Carol Portree at 604-850-9694 to a spot. Info: myartclub.com
The Abbotsford Genealogical Society hosts “We Fought at Vimy: A Journey in Their Footsteps” on Thursday, April 20 at The Reach Gallery Museum (32388 Veterans Way) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Using vintage and contemporary photos, videos, personal war files, regimental war diaries and battlefield maps, the journey of three Windram brothers will be followed. Cost is $2 for non-members. Info: abbygs.ca
The Mt. Lehman Garden Club meets Thursday, April 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mt. Lehman Community Hall, 6481 Mt. Lehman Rd. Conway Lum will speak about the proper pruning of trees and shrubs. Info: 604-856-0313 or email@example.com
SOUND OF MUSIC
Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts’ Sumas campus presents the musical The Sound of Music on April 20 and 21 at noon and 7 p.m. at the school, 36232 Lower Sumas Mountain Rd. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at the school office. Cost is $10 for matinees and $15 for evening performances.
A free class to prepare individuals to take their Canadian citizenship test runs every Friday, starting April 21, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Services, 2420 Montrose Ave. Classes continue until June 9 and are open only to permanent residents. Register by calling Jen Romero at 604-217-2299 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.