SLICE OF LIFE: Aug. 11-17

See what's happening around the communities of Abbotsford and Mission


Fraser Valley Autism Society’s annual summer family picnic takes place on Sunday, Aug. 12 from noon to 3 p.m. at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. The event is free. RSVP to


Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) hosts a session of anime (Japanese animation) and crafts on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Anime with a TV 14 rating will be shown. The session is for ages 12 to 14. Info: 604-826-6610


The Open Door Childcare Centre holds a “craft fair and more” event on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Church of the Nazarene, 2390 McMillan Rd. Info: 604-859-8406


Clearbrook Library’s Teen Advisory Group hosts a multi-generational tea party on Sunday, Aug. 12 from noon to 3 p.m. at the library (32320 George Ferguson Way). Free refreshments include tea and cold drinks. Entertainment is also featured. Info: 604-859-7814 (local 229)


West Heights Gospel Chapel (32060 Seventh Ave. in Mission) holds a Vacation Bible School from Aug. 13-17, 9 a.m. to noon each day. The program includes Bible-learning activities, songs, teamwork-building games, and more. Info: 778-982-3367 or


Musician Chris Hamilton performs at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) on Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 2 to 3 p.m. Hamilton’s lively songs for kids are often strange tales and true stories. He will debut a new song written especially for the Summer Reading Club. Admission is free. Info: 604-859-7814 (local 229). Hamilton also performs at MSA Centennial Library (33660 South Fraser Way) on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. and at Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 11 a.m.


Singles 30 years and older are invited to join the Christian Singles Group, which meets every Friday for a potluck dinner at 6 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. by praise and worship, teaching, discussion and prayer. The last Friday of each month is games night. Activities are free and take place at Abbotsford Christian Assembly, 3970 Gladwin Rd. Info: Bob or Alice at 604-832-2154