BUY THE BOOK
The Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries hold a book sale on Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way). Gently used books, CD books, DVDs, puzzles and more will be available. Info: 604-859-7814
Central Heights Church (1661 McCallum Rd.) holds a Krispy Kreme doughnuts fundraiser on Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $10 for a dozen. Proceeds go towards building renovations.
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. An executive meeting is Saturday at 10 a.m. with meat draws from 2 to 5 p.m. and Each Other as entertainment. Breakfast is Sunday from 8:30 to 11:30. A Vimy Ridge candlelight vigil is at Thunderbird Square at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Karaoke is on Wednesday from 2 to 5, with a breakfast draw from 3 to 4.
The Fraser Valley Stamp Club holds an exhibition and a trade/buy/sell event on Sunday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at W. J. Mouat Secondary, 32355 Mouat Drive. The group also holds its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the school. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-852-5684
The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley holds its monthly potluck dinner and annual general meeting on Monday, April 9 at 6 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St. (corner of Gladys and Pine). Guests and potential new members who are of Scandinavian ancestry or have an interest in Scandinavia are welcome. Info: Len at 778-255-6782, Eigil at 604-870-8601 or email@example.com.
The Fraser Valley Poets Society meets Monday, April 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. Poet Emily Isaacson will read from her new book, Hallmark. An open mic will follow. Info: fraservaklleypoets.com
The Dutch Coffee Club meets Tuesday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the House of James, 2743 Emerson St.
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 10 is “Walking to Camelot.” The topic on Thursday, April 12 is “Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Bald Eagles.” Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca
The Business and Professional Women of Abbotsford hosts a discussion panel on women in business on Wednesday, April 11 at Brambles Bistro (29985 Downes Rd.), starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for guests, and are available on eventbrite.ca.
Abbotsford Women’s Connection holds a “Women of Influence” breakfast on Wednesday, April 11 at 9:30 a.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. City councillors Brenda Falk from Abbotsford and Pam Alexis from Mission will share their experiences as influential women. Local author and speaker Charlene Friesen discusses “Stolen Identity.” Cost is $14. Reservations: Mary at 604-607-5616, Jenny at 604-857-0118 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick Hansen Secondary (31150 Blueridge Dr.) hosts a Vaisakhi celebration on Thursday, April 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event includes dancing, singing and a grad fashion show. Advance tickets for $7 can be purchased at the school. Tickets at the door are $10.
BRADNER FLOWER SHOW
The 90th annual Bradner Flower Show opens Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. and runs throughout the weekend at Bradner Hall and Bradner Elementary (5205 Bradner Rd.). Opening ceremonies are at 2 p.m. on Friday. Info: bradnerhall.ca
MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS
Yale Secondary (34620 Old Yale Rd.) holds an event called Mental Health Matters on Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m. Speakers are counsellor Ted Leavitt and Brent Seal, founder and head trainer of Mavrixx. Tickets are $15 and are available at eventbrite.ca.
Centennial Park Elementary (2527 Gladwin Rd.) holds a $2 Bingo Night on Friday, April 13 from 6 to 8 pm. Prizes have been donated by Abbotsford’s business community. Minors are not permitted.
CALVIN COFFEE HOUSE
A coffee house event takes place Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m. at Calvin Church, 33911 Hazelwood Ave. An open mic runs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., followed by guitarist Kevin Janzen performing at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free. Info: calvinpresbyterian.ca
The auxiliary at Abbotsford Regional Hospital is seeking more volunteers, who provide service within the hospital and fundraise for much-needed patient-care equipment and provide sponsorship of patient programs. Those interested in volunteering are asked to email email@example.com or call 604-851-4891.