The Abbotsford Social Activity Association (ASAA) hosts a Christmas dinner and dance on Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. and a New Year’s Eve dance on Dec. 31 at its hall at 33898 Essendene Ave. Both events feature live music by Sweetwater, with tickets available by calling 604-746-7321. The ASAA also holds its regular Friday night dance on Dec. 18 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. with music by Midnite Eagles. Cost is $9 for members and $10 for non-members.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
An Old-Fashioned Breakfast with Santa takes place at Trethewey House (2313 Ware St.) on Saturday, Dec. 12. There is a choice of two sittings – 9:30 or 11 a.m. Cost is $8. Tickets are available at Trethewey House or at eventbrite.ca. Info: msamuseum.ca or 604-853-0313
Pet Pictures with Santa take place Saturday, Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Oly’s Pet Connection, 34150 South Fraser Way. Cost is a minimum $5 donation, with proceeds going to Fraser Valley Humane Society and Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center.
The Baha’i community in Abbotsford holds a public devotional on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Abbotsford Social Activity Association hall, 33889 Essendene Ave. Ian Kluge will speak on “Beyond Tolerance to Unity.” A discussion will follow.
The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley meets for a potluck Christmas dinner on Monday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Masonic Hall (corner or Gladys and Pine). Guests and potential new members who are of Scandinavian ancestry or have an interest in Scandinavia are welcome. Info: Len at 604-857-2740, Eigil at 604-870-8601 or email email@example.com.
LEARNING PLUS TEA
Abbotsford Learning Plus holds a Christmas Tea with Santa on Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Rd. The event is open to everyone and is free.
The Abbotsford chapter of the Valley Women’s Network holds its Christmas luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at the Phoenix Lounge from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $20 for members, $22 for non-members. Attendees are asked to bring a “white elephant” gift if they wish to participate in the gift exchange. Reservations: AbbotsfordReservations@ValleyWomensNetwork.com
The Connect Now Business Network holds a coffee meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at Sumas Mountain Coffee (32750 George Ferguson Way), starting at 6:30 p.m. RSVP is required at connectnowbusinessnetwork.com
Hominum Fraser Valley meets Friday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. 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.
JUBILEE NEW YEAR
Tickets are now available for a New Year’s Eve dinner and dance at Jubilee Hall (7989 Bradner Rd.) on Thursday, Dec. 31 with live music by the Ken McCoy Band. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 and include a buffet dinner, party favours and champagne at midnight. They are available at Wilway Lumber (28728 Fraser Hwy.) or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/2473539
CELEBRATION IN BRADNER
A New Year’s Eve dance with music by Phat Boyz DJ Services takes place at Bradner Hall (5305 Bradner Rd.). Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with a buffet dinner served at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 and are available at Wilway Lumber or brownpapertickets.com, and include party favours and champagne. Info: 604-856-8441