Slice of Life: April 29 to May 4

CULTURAL CELEBRATION

Cornerstone Christian School hosts a cultural celebration on Friday, April 29. The event includes food from different cultures, student entertainment, art projects to view, and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $10, and must be pre-ordered by contacting the school office at 604-859-7867. Children five  and under are free.

HABITAT AGM

The Upper Fraser Valley chapter of Habitat for Humanity holds its annual general meeting tonight (Thursday) at 6 p.m. The location is #12-34220 South Fraser Way.

40 YEARS

Abbotsford Skating Club invites current and past skaters and volunteers to join them in celebrating their 40th anniversary.  “Skating Four Decades: Tracing Our Stories” is the theme of an awards luncheon on Saturday, April 30 at Straiton Community Hall, 4698 Sumas Mountain Rd., starting at 12:30 p.m.  The event includes a PowerPoint presentation of club history, an archival display, and a silent auction. For information, or to submit a story or photo, call  Lynne Wright at 604-852-4278.

MANGA CLUB

The Clearbrook Anime and Manga Club – for youths ages 12 to 20 – meets Saturday, April 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. The club is open to those who enjoy the Japanese style of animation. Activities include contests, drawing, crafts, Japanese food and time to watch anime.

PLANT SALE

The Green Thumb Plant Sale takes place April 30 and May 1, 7 and 8 to raise funds for the Fraser Valley Humane Society, SAINTS Rescue and Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at 32965 Fourth Ave. Info: 604-826-3290 or junmo@shaw.ca

WALK THIS WAY

Two walks take place Sunday, May 1 in Abbotsford to support charity. The Fraser Valley Kids Help Phone event begins at 11 a.m. at Mill Lake Park (entrance by the boat launch). Visit walkforkidshelpphone.ca for registration and more information. The Hike for Hospice begins at 12:30 p.m. at Albert Dyck Park, 31515 Walmsley Ave. Proceeds go to the Abbotsford Hospice Society. Register by calling Monica or Kelly at 604-852-2456 or email info@abbotsfordhospice.org.

DIABETES GROUP

The Abbotsford branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association meets Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd. The speaker is Shirley Slind, registered nurse  and diabetes educator, on the topic of Diabetes and Travel. Networking and refreshments will follow. Info: Sharon at 604-859-5165.

SKILLS PROGRAM

A free information session takes place Tuesday, May 3 for the Skills Connect for Immigrants program. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. at the Community Future office, at #1 – 31726 South Fraser Way. Skills Connect provides assistance finding work in your field of expertise, professional job search techniques, course to improve qualifications and more. Register at 604-866-1645.

LAWN BOWLING

Jubilee Park Lawn Bowling Club (33680 South Fraser Way) opens its season Wednesday, May 4 at noon. Free bowling lessons begin May 11 at 10 a.m. The club plays four days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) at 1:30 p.m. At the beginning of June, bowling takes place at 7 p.m. Socials and potlucks are held throughout the season. Info: Geoff Horner at 604-859-9972 or Pat Barrett at 604-856-6720.

AUTHOR VISITS

Children’s author Ted Staunton will read from his latest book on Tuesday, May 3 from 10:15 to 11 a.m. at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. Staunton has been writing children’s stories since 1983. His many works include the Morgan series, junior and teen novels. Staunton has written more than 30 funny and entertaining books since his first picture book, Puddleman. Info: 604-826-6610