SLICE OF LIFE: Aug. 22 to 30

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

DOWNTOWN CAR SHOW

The 10th annual Historic Downtown Abbotsford Car Show takes place Saturday, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  in the area of Essendene and Montrose avenues. The event includes classic/vintage cars and a lineup of entertainment.  Proceeds go to Matthew’s House, a respite facility for kids with complex health-care needs. Info: downtownabbotsford.com

FAMILY FUN DAY

The First Abbotsford Scouts host a free Family Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mill Lake Park (near the water park). The event includes games, crafts, face painting and more.

STRAITON YARD SALE

The community of Straiton holds a yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 22 to raise funds for a new roof for the community hall. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4997 Willet Rd.

PHOTO ARTS SHOW

An opening reception takes place Saturday, Aug. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m at Kariton Art Gallery (2387 Ware St.) for a new exhibit. The Wandering Eye II by the Abbotsford Photo Arts Club runs until Sept. 15. Info: abbotsfordartscouncil.com

DRAWING SESSION

The Central Fraser Valley Graphic Guild holds an open studio drawing session on Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kariton Art Gallery, 2387 Ware St. The sessions are held the fourth Tuesday of each month. Cost is $5. Info: timomarjatta@gmail.com

PIONEERS INVITED

MSA Museum Society holds its annual Pioneer Tea on Sunday, Aug. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Trethewey House, 2313 Ware St. The event honours and acknowledges people who settled in Abbotsford before 1950. Those pioneers planning to attend the event are asked to call 604-853-0313 or email info@msamuseum.ca before Aug. 26.

HOMINUM MEETS

Hominum Fraser Valley meets Friday, Aug. 28. This is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bisexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. For information and meeting location, call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.

SKILLS CONNECT

The Skills Connect Program for immigrants holds an information every  Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Community Services, 2420 Montrose Ave. The program helps participants with finding work in their field of expertise,  job-search techniques, courses and more. To register for the free info session, call Jessie at 604-866-0257.

BLIND GROUP MEETS

The Blind and Visually Impaired Society meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Legacy Sports Centre, #4 – 3270 Trethewey St. Info: 604-626-0643

MOOD DISORDERS

The Mood Disorders Association support group in Abbotsford meets the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Services (2420 Montrose Ave.) It is open to those who have mood disorders such as depression, manic depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Friends and family are also invited. Info: Christine at 604-854-9404

FOR SEXAHOLICS

Sexaholics Anonymous is a 12-step program of recovery for men and women who want to stop their sexually self-destructive thinking and behaviour.  Abbotsford SA meets every Saturday at 8 a.m.  For information and location, email abbotsfordsa1@gmail.com. See also www.sa.org.