Abbotsford Children’s Theatre presents its production of Anne of Green Gables tonight (Friday) at 7 p.m. and tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (32315 South Fraser Way). Tickets are $14 at the door or $12 in advance at The Reach Gallery Museum or Tourism Abbotsford. Info:: abbotsfordchild-renstheatre.org
The Abbotsford Legion (2513 West Railway St.) holds a pasta night with chicken fettuccine on Friday, Dec. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $10. Karaoke follows from 7:30 to 11 p.m. On Saturday, there is a meat draw with entertainment by Retrofire from 2 to 5 p.m.
FOOD DRIVE CONVOY
The Fraser Valley Auto Mall Food Drive holds its 11th annual convoy to deliver items to the Abbotsford Food Bank on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. The items have been collected over the prior weeks at the nine auto mall dealerships, Automall Autobody, Fire Hall 1, The Abbotsford News and Save-On-Foods locations. The convoy does two loops around the auto mall, and then proceeds along South Fraser Way to the food bank on Essendene Avenue.
Suburban Swing holds its annual formal Masquerade Ball on Sunday, Dec. 17 at the hall at 33889 Essendene Ave. with music by the Bruce James Orchestra. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available online at brownpapertickets.com.
The Sweeney Singers present their annual Christmas concert on Monday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church (2777 Townline Rd.). Admission is by donation, with proceeds going to Food for the Hungry. Info: www.sweeneysingers.com
The Valley Women’s Association meets Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Ballroom, 33780 King Rd. Cost is $23. Reservations are required on the Friday before the meeting by emailing abbotsfordvalleywom-ensnetwork.com
RING IN NEW YEAR
Bradner Community Club holds a New Year’s Eve dance on Sunday, Dec. 31 at Bradner Hall (5305 Bradner Rd.). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The dinner and dance includes music by West Coast DJ. Tickets are $35 (cash only), and are available until Dec. 22 at Bradner General Store.
DINNER AND DANCE
A New Year’s Eve Extravaganza takes place Sunday, Dec. 31 at Jubilee Community Hall (7989 Bradner Rd.) featuring live music by the Ken McCoy Band, a buffet dinner, party favours and champagne at midnight. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 (cash only) and are available at Willway Lumber and brownpapertickets.com
BEAT GOES ON
The Beat Goes On – a family-friend New Year’s Eve Gala dinner and dance – takes place Sunday, Dec. 31 at the Community Arts Addition, 2329 Crescent Way. The event features live band with music from the ’70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, as well as dinner, party favours and champagne at midnight. Tickets are $50 and are available on eventbrite.ca, via email at coolrunnings.AV@gmail.com or by text to 604-751-1095
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 email@example.com. See also www.sa.org.
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, bipolar disorder, anxiety and panic attacks. Friends and family are also invited. Info: Christine at 604-854-9404
Nar-Anon Family Group meets every Thursday in Abbotsford at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3845 Gladwin Rd., from 7:30 to 9 p.m. This is a 12-step program for those who have been affected by someone else’s addiction.
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