The 91st Bradner Flower Show takes place from April 12 to 14. It is just one of many events occurring in Abbotsford over the next week. (Abbotsford News file photo) The 91st Bradner Flower Show takes place from April 12 to 14. It is just one of many events occurring in Abbotsford over the next week. (Abbotsford News file photo)

SLICE OF LIFE: April 5 to 14

This is a list of some of the activities in Abbotsford over the next week

AT THE LEGION

The Abbotsford Legion (2513 West Railway St.) holds a fish and chips night on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by karaoke from 7:30 to 11:30. Saturday is the meat draw with entertainment by Retrofire from 2 to 5 p.m. Breakfast is every Sunday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday is the breakfast draw with karaoke from 3 to 5. Thursday is free music bingo from 2 to 5 p.m. Info: 604-853-1711

FREE FAMILY SKATE

The Canada Transplant Association holds a free family fun skate on Sunday, April 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Rinks at Summit Centre (3600 Townline Rd.) in recognition of Green Shirt Day. The day honours Logan Boulet for donating six of his organs to save lives after the tragic Humboldt bus crash last year. Info: greenshirtday.ca

CLEANUP TIME

WoMen Rise holds a community cleanup on Sunday, April 7 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Participants meet in the back parking lot of the Kalgidhar Gurdwara, (30640 Blueridge Drive) and are asked to wear WoMen Rise T-shirts. Anyone who does not have a T-shirt is asked to email WoMenRise@gmail.com. After the cleanup, a kirtan (song), simran (meditation) and discussion with RCMP Insp. Baltej Singh Dhillon takes place in the temple.

COFFEE CLUB

The Dutch Coffee Club meets Tuesday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at the House of James, 2743 Emerson St.

STAMP CLUB

The Fraser Valley Stamp Club meets Tuesday, April 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the library of W. J. Mouat Secondary, 32355 Mouat Dr. Info: 604-852-5684 or dedutch13@shaw.ca

LEARNING PLUS

Abbotsford Learning Plus presents two classes next week in its fall series. Both sessions run from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Recreation Centre (ARC), 2499 McMillan Rd. The topic on Tuesday, April 9 is “ICBC’s Enhanced Road Assessments.” The topic on Thursday, April 11 is “Is Organic Farming Sustainable?” Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca

GRIEF HEALING

The Abbotsford Hospice Society holds a free “Healing Through Movement” belly-dancing session on April 10 from 4 to 5 p.m. for those dealing with trauma, grief and loss. Register by calling Lakhbir at 604-852-2456 (ext. 412) or lakhbir@abbotsfordhospice.org

MAKE THE CONNECTION

Abbotsford Women’s Connection holds a “Read My Lips Breakfast” on April 10 at 9:30 a.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. The event features ventriloquist Gloria Cavacece and husband Archie, as well as speaker Marlene Penner discussing ”Am I Happy Yet?” Cost is $14. Reservations: Mary at 604-607-5616, Jenny at 604-857-0118 or reservationsabbyconnect@gmail.com

BUSINESS WOMEN

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford holds a walk-and-talk event called “Meet the Business Women of Downtown Abbotsford” on Wednesday, April 10. Participants meet in the parking lot at #101 – 33721 and then visit three businesses. Tickets are $30 for members and $40 for guests and can be booked online at eventbrite.ca.

NATURE CLUB

The Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club meets Wednesday, April 10 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Ravine Park Hatchery, 2395 Crescent Way. Speaker Lina Azeez discusses issues affecting salmon habitat on the Fraser River. Info: abbymissionnatureclub.org

CALVIN COFFEEHOUSE

A coffeehouse event takes place Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at Calvin Church, 33911 Hazelwood Ave. An open mic runs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., followed by singer-songwriter Corey Primus. Admission is free, and a paid concession is available. Info: calvinpresbyterian.ca

GEM OF A SHOW

The BC Lapidary Society holds the BC Rock and Gem Show from April 12 to 14 at the Ag-Rec Building at Exhibition Park, 32470 Haida Dr. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults, $2 for students (ages six to 17) and free for kids under six. Info: bclapidary.com

FLOWER SHOW

The 91st Bradner Flower Show takes place April 12 to 14 at Bradner Hall, 5305 Bradner Rd. The event includes hundreds of daffodils, plus other flowers, plants, shrubs, crafts, music and guest speakers. Proceeds from cut-flower sales go to Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Doors are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $2. Info: bradnerflowershow@gmail.com, facebook.com/bradnerhall or 604-856-8441

HOSPITAL HELPERS

Volunteers are needed for the auxiliary to Abbotsford Regional Hospital. They provide service within the hospital, fundraise for much-needed patient-care equipment and provide sponsorship of patient programs. For a link to the online application, send an email to arhvolunteerre-sources@fraserhealth.ca or call 604-851-4891 for more information.

STROKE RECOVERY

The Stroke Recovery Association runs a free drop-in recovery program for stroke survivors every Monday and Thursday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre (2499 McMillan Rd.). The group is open to those whose stroke was recent or years ago. Info: Joni at abbystrokerecovery@gmail.com

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