SLICE OF LIFE: Aug. 23-29

Here is a list of some of the activities taking place in Abbotsford over the coming week

WILDLIFE OPEN HOUSE

Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center (32508 Verdon Way) hosts its annual open house this Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Visitors can see some of the wild babies and recovering “patients” during a tour of the facility. The open house also includes refreshments, a barbecue, raffle prizes, face painting and more. Info: elizabethswildlifecenter.org or 604-852-9173

KIDNEY WALK

The Kidney Foundation holds its annual Kidney Walk on Sunday, Aug. 24 at Mill Lake Park to raise funds for programs and services for people affected by kidney disease and for their families. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10. Info: kidney.ca/bcwalk

FAMILY FUN DAY

The First Abbotsford Scouts hold a free Family Fun Day for the community on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mill Lake Park (near the water park). Activities include games, crafts, face painting, an obstacle course and a scavenger hunt.

JAPANESE DRUMMING

The Japanese drum group Uzume Taiko visits Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 10:30 a.m. and Abbotsford Community Library (33355 Bevan Ave.) on Monday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. Experience the pulse of Japanese taiko drums, combined with flute melodies and storytelling. Info: 604-859-5749 (ext. 1229) or 604-853-1753

DOWNTOWN CAR SHOW

The ninth annual Historic Downtown Abbotsford Car Show takes place Saturday, Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Essendene and Montrose streets. It features classic cars, hot rods and motorcycles, as well as free on-stage entertainment. Info: downtownabbotsford.com

BOOKS AND BAKING

The SPCA holds a book and bake sale on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale is at Bakerview Pet Hospital (1305 Sumas Way), outside PetSmart. Info: Jodi at 604-850-1584

HOMINUM MEETS

Hominum Fraser Valley meets Friday, Aug. 29. 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

CARPET BOWLING

Carpet bowling takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Cost is $1.25. Info: 604-853-5532

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