SLICE OF LIFE: Dec. 7-13

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

GLORY AND PEACE

Sevenoaks Alliance Church (2575 Gladwin Rd.) presents “Glory and Peace” on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. The event features Trevor Dick and Band from Guelph, Ont.; a multi-media presentation; a live artist; and interpretive dance all focused on the message of Christmas. Tickets are $15 and are available at the church or House of James.

CHRISTMAS DO

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford invites all women to its annual “Christmas Do” on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at a member’s private residence. Guest speaker will be Dorothy Hennefeld, executive director of the Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley. Doors open at 6 p.m. The cost is $20 per person, and anyone wanting to participate in the gift exchange should bring a $15 wrapped gift. Reserve a spot by Friday, Dec. 7 by emailing bpwabbotsford@gmail.com

DANCE TIME

The Abbotsford Social Activity Association holds dances with live music every Friday throughout the year at its hall at 33889 Essendene Ave. Good Vibrations plays Friday, Dec. 7.  The Christmas dinner and dance is the following week (Dec. 14), and there are no dances on Dec. 21 or 28. Tickets for Dec. 14 are $25 and must be purchased immediately by calling Jodie at 604-850-2465. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. and music is by Sweetwater. Tickets are also available for the New Year’s Eve dinner and dance.

FISH AND CHIPS

The ladies auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion (2513 West Railway St.) in Abbotsford holds a Fish and Chips Night on Friday, Dec. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. with Music by Syd. A shuttle is available to and from the legion, courtesy of MSA Ford. It can be arranged by calling the legion bar at 604-853-0569.

SCHOOL CRAFT FAIR

Thomas Swift elementary (34800 Mierau St.) holds its 16th annual Christmas Craft Fair on Friday, Dec. 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and includes 20 vendors, a raffle, a bake sale and a cake walk. Proceeds go to the school’s playground fund.

SANTA PAWS

Pet photos with Santa take place on Saturday, Dec. 8 to benefit Elizabeth’s Wildlife Centre. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Homestead Nurseryland, 31888 Marshall Rd.  The cost is a minimum $5 donation.

AUTISM SOCIETY EVENT

The Fraser Valley Autism Society hosts its annual Christmas party and annual general meeting on Saturday, Dec. 8 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre (#105-32868 Ventura Ave.).  This is a free event for families.  Info: fraservalleyautism.com or fraservalleyautism@gmail.com

ADVENT SINGING

Clearbrook MB Church (2719 Clearbrook Rd.) holds an Advent sing-along with a German Choir and the Golden Strings on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Info: 604-850-6607

SCANDINAVIA CLUB

The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley hold its annual Christmas potluck dinner on Monday, Dec. 10  at the Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St., starting at 6 p.m. The evening includes Scandinavian music and carol singing. First-time attendees enter free of charge, but everyone is expected to contribute to the dinner. Info: Len at 604-857-2740, Eigil Jensen at 604-870-8601, or email jensenke@shaw.ca

SELF-HELP FOR MS

The self-help group for people with Multiple Sclerosis meets Monday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at Trinity Lutheran Church (3845 Gladwin Rd.). Info: Betty at 604-859-2739

WOMEN’S CONNECTION

Abbotsford Women’s Connection holds a “Joyful Christmas Breakfast” on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Garden Park Tower (2825 Clearbrook Rd.). The Robert Bateman Secondary Choir performs, and speaker Hilda Lakusta discusses “Journey to Acceptance.” Cost is $11. Reservations: Joyce at 604-744-5159 or abbyconnectreserva-tions@gmail.com

NETWORK NEWS

Valley Women’s Network Mission holds its monthly luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Royal Canadian Legion (32627 Logan Ave.) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendor tables are available. Cost is $15 for members and $17 for guests. RSVP by email to vwn.mission@gmail.com. Participants are asked to bring a $5 gift for the Christmas Party game.

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