SLICE OF LIFE: April 21 to 28

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

The Fairytale and Adventure Breakfast takes place April 29 at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre.

The Fairytale and Adventure Breakfast takes place April 29 at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre.


The band Incognito performs Saturday, April 22 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Abbotsford Eagles Hall, 33868 Essendene Ave. The event is presented by the Fraser Valley Blues Society. Tickets are $20 in advance from the Eagles lounge, Jazz-Ma-Tazz, Long & McQuade, or online at Tickets at the door are $25.


The Abbotsford Garden Club meets at Tuesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Middle School, 33231 Bevan Ave. Renee Prasad from the UFV agriculture program will give a presentation on invasive plants. Info: Pamela Ovington at 604-826-9195


MEI Middle School presents Annie Jr. at 7 p.m. on April 25, 28 and 29 and at 1 p.m. on the 29th at the school. Tickets are $10, available at the school or at the door.


A Fairytale and Adventure Breakfast takes place Saturday, April 29 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. in support of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. The event, held at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre (32900 South Fraser Way), includes arts and crafts, face painting, a photo booth, cookie decorating, an interactive story and more. Breakfast includes a yogurt bar, fresh fruit, pastries and various juices. Tickets are $15 each, $25 for a family pack (one adult, one child) and $45 for four people. Kids two and under are free. Visit for tickets.


Abbotsford Children’s Theatre presents The Magic Door on Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 at 1 p.m. at Abbotsford Arts Centre’s Community Arts Addition (2329 Crescent Way). The show is a collective of group dialogues from past and future shows such as Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz and Anne of Green Gables. Tickets are $12 in advance at Jazz-Ma-Tazz, Tourism Abbotsford, The Reach Gallery Museum and online at Tickets at the door are $14.


The knitting group at Abbotsford Community Services (ACS) is looking for donated yarn. The group knits items such as toques, hats and scarves that are donated to the Warm Zone, food bank, Best for Babies and other programs. Donations of yarn can be dropped off at ACS (2420 Montrose Ave.) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or call 604-866-5233.


Alateen, a part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking, whether it’s a parent, sibling or friend. The group meets every Tuesday in Abbotsford at the Home Society (31581 South Fraser Way), starting at 7:15 p.m. Info: 604-855-1942 or 604-826-5100


Sexaholics Anonymous is a 12-step program of recovery for men and women who want to stop their sexually self-destructive thinking and behaviour. Abbotsford SA meets every Saturday at 8 a.m. For information and location, email See also


The Mood Disorders Association support group in Abbotsford meets the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Services (2420 Montrose Ave.) It is open to those who have mood disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and panic attacks. Friends and family are also invited. Info: Christine at 604-854-9404


Nar-Anon Family Group meets every Thursday in Abbotsford at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3845 Gladwin Rd., from 7:30 to 9 p.m. This is a 12-step program for those who have been affected by someone else’s addiction.


The Abby Scribblers meet on alternate Mondays at Legal Grounds Coffeehouse, 33775 Essendene Ave. The group is for those who like short stories and/or want to write their own. Those interested can call Anne Bergman at 604-853-6091 or email


S-Anon is a 12- step program of recovery for family members and friends whose lives have been affected by someone else’s sexaholism/sex addiction. The group meets Wednesdays in Abbotsford at the HOME Society (31581 South Fraser Way, right-side entrance), starting at 7 p.m. Info: and


Carpet bowling takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Cost is $1.25. Info: 604-853-5532