SLICE OF LIFE: Aug. 8 to 15

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


The Emerge program for young artists hosts its third Art on Demand program at The Reach Gallery Museum on Saturday, Aug. 8. The event begins at 2 p.m. at The Reach (32388 Veterans Way) and features The Upshot, a casual talk with artist Jay Hanscom. There will also be an opening reception for Art on Demand 1:3 featuring Emerge artists Olivia de Fleuriot and Jessica Hurd. Info:


The Dutch Coffee Club meets the second Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon at the House of James, 2743 Emerson St. The next meeting is Tuesday, Aug. 11.


The Connect Now business network holds its monthly Abbotsford luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 11:15 a.m. at Red 21 Restaurant in Chances Playtime Gaming, 30835 Peardonville Rd. Cost details and other info:


Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) holds the Great Egg Drop Challenge on Thursday, Aug. 13 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Participants are invited to construct a protective barrier around an egg and then drop it from up high without breaking it. Register by calling the library at 604-859-7814.


Prospera Credit Union presents Cinema Under the Stars on Friday, Aug. 14. The film Big Hero 6 will be shown on a three-storey-high big screen at Rotary Stadium after the sun goes down. Donations will be collected for Success by 6.


The B.C. Lapidary Society holds a tailgate sale on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Building 2 at Exhibition Park, 32470 Haida Drive. The event includes local artisans, gemstones, minerals, fossils, crystals and more. Admission is by donation.


Abbotsford Community Services (2420 Montrose Ave.) holds free beginner computer classes for newcomers to Canada. The Computer Basics class takes place Aug. 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Introduction to Power Point class is on Aug. 25 and 26 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Additional classes will be offered in September. To register, call Elise Marier at 604-866-5970 or email


TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a non-profit weight-loss support group, meets weekly. For chapters in Abbotsford and Mission, call Jacquie at 604-556-0535.


Carpet bowling is 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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