SLICE OF LIFE: April 8 to 15

The following is a list of just some of the activities taking place in Abbotsford over the following week

FLOWER SHOW

The Bradner Flower Show takes place Friday, April 8 to Sunday, April 10 at Bradner Hall and school, 5305 Bradner Rd. The show includes demos, entertainment, food and more, and runs daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: Facebook.com/BradnerHall or 604-856-8441

COWBOY DINNER

The Fraternal Order of Eagles holds a Cowboy Dinner and Dance on Saturday, April 9 at the Eagles Hall, 33868 Essendene Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. Music is by Easy Money. Tickets, including a western-style dinner, are $25 and are available at the hall. Proceeds go to juvenile diabetes.

STAMP SHOW

The Fraser Valley Philatelic Club holds its annual AMPEX stamp show on Sunday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at W.J. Mouat Secondary, 32355 Mouat Drive. Admission is free. Info: stampclub.ca

SCANDINAVIA CLUB

The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley meets for its monthly potluck dinner and annual general meeting on Monday, April 11 at 6 p.m. at the Masonic Hall (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 604-857-2740, Eigil at 604-870-8601 or email jensenke@shaw.ca.

CONNECT NOW

The Connect Now business network hosts a Lunch and Laugh meeting on Tuesday, April 12 from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m . at Yuk Yuks, 2509 Pauline St. Info and reservations: connectnownetwork.com

COFFEE CLUB

The Dutch Coffee Club meet Tuesday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at the House of James, 2743 Emerson St.

NEWCOMERS MEET

The Abbotsford-Mission Newcomers Club meets Tuesday, April 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Terry Fox Elementary, 3071 Babich St. This is a group for women who are new to the area and looking for friends and a social environment. The club holds a monthly meeting, as well as a walking group, luncheons, dinners and outings. Info: corry1@telus.net or 604-859-4859

LEARNING PLUS

Abbotsford Learning Plus presents two classes next week in its spring series. Both sessions run from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Recreation Centre (ARC), 2499 McMillan Rd. The topic on Tuesday, April 12 is “Food Security and Rural Life in 21st Century India.” The topic on Thursday, April 14 is “Lessons from the Global Refugee Crisis.” Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca

BUSINESS WOMEN

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford holds its monthly luncheon meeting on Wednesday, April 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Phoenix Lounge, 33780 King Rd. Guest speaker will be Kirsten Brazier, a pilot, businesswoman and creator of the Girls Fly Too! event. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for guests. Confirm attendance by Friday, April 8 at 4 p.m. at eventbrite.ca.

WOMEN’S CONNECTION

Abbotsford Women’s Connection hosts a New Life Breakfast on Wednesday, April 13  at 9:30 a.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Tanya Lyn Werk will do a presentation on executor appointments, wills and questions about final needs. Speaker Donna Lamothe will discuss “New Life.” Cost is $14. Reservations: Joyce at 604-792-8090, Rose at 604-852-8240 or abbyconnectreservations@gmail.com

NATURE CLUB

The Abbotsford Mission Nature Club meets Wednesday, April 13 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Abbotsford Middle School, 33231 Bevan Ave. Speaker David Clement, professor of biology and environmental studies at Trinity Western University, discusses Island Invasions Near and Far: Salt Spring Island and Hawaii. Info: abbymissionnatureclub.org

DESSERT CONCERT

Hope for Women Pregnancy Services holds its second annual dessert concert on Friday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. at 3970 Gladwin Rd. Entertainment will be from A Guy and a Girl, and Royal Coyote. Desserts and refreshments served. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. They are available at hopeforwomendessertconcert.eventbrite.ca

WALK FOR GRETA

The Walk for Greta takes place Saturday, April 16 at Mill Lake Park (Bevan Avenue entrance) to raise funds and awareness for six-year-old Greta Loewen, who is battling a rare form of bone cancer. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the walk starting at 10 a.m. The event also includes entertainment, face painting, postcard making and a colouring contest. Donations are accepted at eventbrite.ca. A $30 donation receives a T-shirt. Info: Walkforgreta@gmail.com or 604-864-1772

SPRING MARKET

The Spring Market at The Ramada takes place Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 at the Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre, 36035 North Parallel Rd. Vendors will feature a selection of items, such as home decor, jewelry, soaps, clothing, baby items and more. Admission is free. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Info: plazacraftmarket.com

TABLE TOP DAY

The Fraser Valley Table Top Day is held Saturday, April 16 from 2 to 9 p.m. at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. Everyone is invited to bring their favourite table-top game, and be eligible to win prizes. Admission is free.

BOOM BOOM

Positive Living Fraser Valley holds Boom Boom 2016, an adults-only dinner and dance featuring music by Kenny Shaw and Brian Temple, on Saturday, April 23 from 6 p.m. to midnight. The event takes place at Jubilee Hall, 7989 Bradner Rd. Tickets are $30 or $45 (with a shuttle service from Abbotsford, Mission or Chilliwack). They are available at the Positive Living office, #108 – 32883 South Fraser Way or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/2163006. Info: 604-854-1101

LAWN BOWLING

Jubilee Lawn Park Bowling starts its new season on May 6. Bowling will take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:45 p.m. at 2552 McCallum Rd. No experience is necessary, and lessons are free. Info: John at 604-556-0106 or Florence at 604-856-8407