SLICE OF LIFE: April 26 to May 2

See what's happening in the communities of Abbotsford and Mission.


Sevenoaks Alliance Church (2575 Gladwin Rd.) holds the Clothesline  clothing giveaway on Friday, April 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday , April 27 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event provides needed clothing, bedding and towels at no charge .


A craft and bake sale takes place Friday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre, 32900 Marshall Rd. It is held in the learning centre, Fraser 1 conference rooms.


Hominum Fraser Valley  meets Friday, April 26. This is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bisexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. For information and meeting location, call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.


The Abbotsford branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (2513 West Railway St.) serves beef dip with salad or fries for  $9 on Friday, April 26 at 6 p.m. Music by  Wayne Bransfield is from 7 to 11 p.m. Also at the legion, breakfast is served every Sunday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children are welcome.


A German sing-along will be held Saturday, April 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (corner of Ware and Marshall). Refreshments to follow. Everyone  is welcome.  Info:  604-859-0822 (Anneliese)


Value Village (31970 South Fraser Way) in Abbotsford holds a donation drive and community carnival on Saturday, April 27 throughout the day.  With every donation, individuals receive a token for carnival games, food and entertainment. All donations of cash, clothing and small household items benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Developmental Disabilities Association.


The Skills Connect Program for Immigrants hosts a free information session on Tuesday, April 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Community Futures office, 31726 South Fraser Way. Register at 604-866-0257. The program provides participants with assistance in finding work in their field, job-search techniques and more.


The Abbotsford branch of St. John Ambulance holds its annual general meeting on Wednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m.  The location is #5 – 2120 Paramount Crescent. RSVP by calling 604-853-8700 or emailing


Blankets for the Fraser Valley meets Thursday, May 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Fraser Valley Christian Centre, 31929 Mercantile Way.  All are welcome to help put together knitted and crocheted blankets for those in need. All materials are supplied. Donations of yarn are appreciated.  Info: Nancy  at 604-504-3713