SLICE OF LIFE: Aug. 29 – Sept. 5


Abbotsford Community Library (33355 Bevan Ave.) holds a “Kept in Stitches” program on Saturday, Aug. 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. Whether you crochet, knit or are handy with any kind of needlework, head to the library with your project. Info: 604-853-1753


The Back to Bradner PISRA (Pacific International Street Rod Association) Run takes place Sunday, Aug. 31 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bradner Sports Field, 5305 Bradner Rd. Entry fee for the show and shine is $10. Info: 604-534-3484

Back to university

Emengy, a dance music record label in the Fraser Valley, is hosting a back-to-school event for UFV students Sept. 5 at the Phoenix Lounge. The show will include live glow in the dark face/body painting, live dance teams, along with an idiosyncratic audio and visual experience. Emengy is 3-D projection mapping the venue to add a unique atmosphere with an artsy feel.


Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) holds a tech help session on Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 2 to 3 p.m. The session is for anyone who needs help for tech issues such as setting up an email account, formatting a Word document or downloading an eBook. Info: 604-859-7814 (ext. 1224)


Exercise classes for seniors resume at the Abbotsford Social Activity Centre (2631 Cyril St.) starting Thursday, Sept. 4. Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cost is $1.50 for members and $2.50 for non-members. Blood pressure readings are available. Info: Bev Brown at 604-870-4802 or Beverly Burton at 604-557-0234


The group Mexico en la Piel hosts a Mexican Fiesta on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Abbotsford Banquet Centre (33738 Laurel St.), starting at 6 p.m. The event includes Mexican food and entertainment with Mariachi Los Dorados and the folklore dancers of Mexico Vivo. Info:


Alateen, a part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking,  whether it’s a parent, sibling or friend. The group meets every Tuesday in Abbotsford at the Home Society (31581 South Fraser Way), starting at 7:15 p.m. Info:  604-855-1942 or 604-826-5100


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. Info: Christine at 604-854-9404


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 See also