SLICE OF LIFE: Aug. 24-Sept. 5

See what's happening in the communities of Abbotsford and Mission.

OPEN HOUSE AT ELIZABETH’S

Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center hosts its annual open house on Saturday, Aug. 24 and 25 from noon to 4 p.m. both days. The Tim Hortons Community Cruiser will be on site on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. The event also includes a craft activity for the kids, a bake sale and raffles. The centre is located at 32508 Verdon Way (off Downes Road).  The facility cares for small injured and orphaned wildlife such as birds, bunnies, raccoons and squirrels.

CLOTHING GIVE-AWAY

Abbotsford Evangelical Church (Marshall Road at Ware Street) holds the Clothes2U free clothing give-away on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The public is welcome to drop by to receive clothing, toys, linens, diapers and personal/household items free to those in need. For information or to donate, email ernie@clothes2u.ca or call 604-857-4617. Volunteers will receive free DVD rentals.

GREENDALE SAMPLER

The eighth annual Greendale Country Sampler takes place Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The self-guided tour includes 13 stops featuring farm producers, artisans and more. Everyone with a sampler button ($2 donation) gets free entry to Chilliwack’s Original Corn Maze. The full schedule and a tour map are available online at greendalecountrysamp-ler.com. Greendale is located on the west side of Chilliwack, bordering the east side of Abbotsford.

SPCA FUNDRAISER

A book and bake sale takes place Sunday, Aug. 25 from noon to 4:30 p.m. to raise funds for the BC SPCA. The event takes place at the Bakerview Pet Hospital, 1305 Sumas Way, in the Petsmart Plaza.

READING CLUB EVENT

Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) honours its young readers at the Summer Reading Club Medal Ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Readers who have completed the summer reading program will receive a medal. Refreshments will be provided. Info: 604-826-6610

SENIORS’ EXERCISE

Exercise classes for seniors resume Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Abbotsford Social Activity Centre, 2631 Cyril St. Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Blood pressure readings are available. Cost is $1.50 for members and $2.50 for non-members. Info: Linda McCallum at 604-850-0908 or Donna Gustafson at 604-853-5541

TOPS IN WEIGHT LOSS

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a non-profit weight loss support group that meets once a week. For information about chapters in Abbotsford, phone Jacquie at 604-556-0535

FOR DADS AND KIDS

The Abby Dads group holds “South Asian Dads and Kids at Play” every Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Eugene Reimer school (3433 Firhill Drive).  The free sessions are for dads and their kids ages three to 12. Info: abbydads.ca, Raj at 778-549-9299 or Reg at 778-808-3254