Slice of Life: April 7 to 13

FLOWER SHOW

The 83rd annual Bradner Flower Show starts Friday, April 8 and runs all weekend at Bradner Community Hall, 5305 Bradner Rd. Doors are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is $2. Visit bradnerflowershow.com or call 604-856-8441 for more details.

BLANKET TIME

The Abbotsford chapter of Blankets for Canada meets Thursday, April 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Michael’s Arts and Crafts at West Oaks Mall. All are welcome to help put knitted and crocheted blankets together for those in need in Abbotsford. All materials are supplied. Donations of yarn are always appreciated. Info: Nancy Gallagher at 604-504-3713

MANURE SALES

Rick Hansen Secondary holds a mushroom manure sale to support its rugby, football and track programs. Cost is $6 for a 50 lb. bag. Orders can be placed until Friday, April 8 by calling Lara at 604-855-4364, Carolyne at 604-857-2610, Teresa at 604-857-5760 or Leslie at 604-857-9499. Pick-up is Friday, April 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SOCIAL CLUB

The Mission-Abby Women’s Social Club gets together at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 7 for lunch at the ABC restaurant on Lougheed Highway in Mission (across from the Real Canadian Superstore). The group’s regular monthly meeting is at 7 p.m. at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. Info: Missionabbysocial@hotmail.com

BAKE SALE

Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre (32900 Marshall Rd.) holds a Spring/Easter Craft and Bake Sale on Friday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Learning Centre in Fraser 1.

CULTURE CLUB

The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley holds its monthly potluck dinner and its annual general meeting on Monday, April 11 at the Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St. at 6 p.m.  There is no charge for first-time guests, but they should bring an item for the potluck dinner. Info: Ken at 604-859-3996 or Eigil at 604-870-8601

COFFEE TALK

The “Keep in Touch with the Dutch” coffee club meets Monday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at Intercity Cafe, 2655 Clearbrook Rd.

MEMORY LOSS

The Early Memory Loss Support Group meets Tuesday, April 12 in Abbotsford and Wednesday, April 13 in Mission. Both groups meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Call Jillian at 604-859-3889 and leave a message for details and location for the Abbotsford group. The Mission meeting is at St. Andrew’s Place recreation room (7365 Cedar St.) from 2 to 3 p.m. Info: Sharlene Cartwright at 604-814-5600

BRITS’ LUNCH

The Ex-Brits group meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Abbotsford Legion and the third Wednesday at C-Lovers Fish and Chips. Info: Hazel at 604-854-3121

FOR NEWCOMERS

Leonard M. Kuzminski, a general practice lawyer from Abbotsford, will address the issues of wills, executors and powers of attorney at the Abby-Mission Newcomers’ Club for Women on Tuesday, April 12. The group meets at 7 p.m. in the Real Canadian Superstore’s community room, 2855 Gladwin Rd. Info: Gayle at 604-870-4929

SINGLES CLUB

The AMA Singles Social Club meets Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the community meeting room  at the Real Canadian Superstore on Gladwin Road. The group also gets together for social outings such as coffee, dinners, movies, walks, badminton, tennis and more. Info: amasingles@shaw.ca or Erwin at 604-308-3837

FRENCH GROUP

The Francophone Society of Abbotsford and the Valley, a new group, holds a bilingual meeting at the MSA Museum (2313 Ware St.) on Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. Future plans and projects will be discussed. Info: Jean-Pierre at 604-615-7475

BUSINESS WOMEN

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford holds its monthly luncheon on Wednesday, March 13 at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd., starting at 11:30 a.m. Speakers are Myrtle Evertt Women of the Year recipients Bronwyn Sutherland and Suzanne Primus. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests. Reserve a spot before Monday, March 11 by leaving a message at 604-897-1690.

NATURE CLUB

Biologist/Forester Sian Krannitz speaks to the Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club on the biodiversity of Costa Rica on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Middle School, 33231 Bevan Ave. The public is welcome. Info: Kathy at 604-854-3203

CONNECTIONS

Abbotsford Women’s Connection hosts a “Step Out in Style” breakfast on Wednesday, April 13 at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. The event features fashions by Suzanne’s and freelance writer Cathy Mogus discussing “Finding Love in All the Right Places.” Cost is $11. Reservations: Joyce at 604-744-5159 or abbyconnectreservations@gmail.com

FOR CROHN’S

The Fraser Valley East chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) meets Wednesday, April 13 at Terry Fox Elementary, 3071 Babich St., starting at 7 p.m. Guest speaker Jackie Marshall discusses biofeedback. Info: Nina at 604-504-0630