SLICE OF LIFE: Dec. 9-14

See what's happening around Abbotsford and Mission.

CHRISTMAS DO

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford hosts its annual Christmas Do on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the Glenview Meadows clubhouse, 3055 Trafalgar St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Attendees are invited to participate in a gift exchange by bringing a $15 wrapped present. As well, unwrapped gifts will be collected for transition houses supported by the Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley. RSVP by Friday, Dec. 9 at bpwabbotsford@gmail.com.

ANIME TIME

Youth ages 12 to 18 are invited to Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) on Saturday, Dec. 10 for an afternoon of anime (Japanese animation) and Japanese snacks. The event runs from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Info: 604-826-6610

BAKE SALE

A bake sale takes place at Prospera Credit Union in Mission (32423 Lougheed Hwy.) on Friday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds go to the Fraser Valley Humane Society. Info: 604-820-2977

MOVIE DAY

A free screening of the holiday movie Elf – on the “big screen” – takes place Saturday, Dec. 10 at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) from 1 to 3 p.m. Join the Abbotsford Libraries TAG (Teen Advisory Group) for the event.  Snacks and baked goods will be sold.  Info: 604-859-7814 (ext. 229).

SANTA PAWS

Pet photos with Santa take place on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bark & Fitz, #102 – 2649 Trethewey St. A minimum donation of $5 is required, with all proceeds going to SAINTS (Seniors Animals in Need Today Society). Info: saintsrescue.ca

CULTURE CLUB

The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley hosts its annual Christmas potluck dinner on Monday, Dec. 12 at the Masonic Hall (33860 Pine St.), starting at 6 p.m. Guests are  welcome, and everyone is asked to contribute to the dinner.  Music and carol-singing will be included. Info: Len at 604-857-2740, Eigil Jensen at 604-870-8601, or email jensenke@shaw.ca

NETWORK NEWS

Valley Women’s Network holds a Christmas lunch at Cascade Community Church (35190 DeLair Rd.) on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 11:30 a.m. Attendees are asked to bring tacky present for the tacky gift exchange, as well as stocking stuffer donations for women’s transition houses. Info: valleywomensnetwork.com

CONNECTION

Abbotsford Women’s Connection holds a  “Christmas Chorale Breakfast” on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at Garden Park Tower (2825 Clearbrook Rd.), starting at 9:30 a.m. The event features the Robert Bateman Secondary concert choir and speaker Barbara Fuller discussing “Impossible Roads.” Cost is $11. Reservations: Joyce at 604-744-5159 or abbyconnectreservations@gmail.com

SINGLES MEET

The AMA Singles Social Club meets Wednesday, Dec. 14. The group gets together for social outings and activities such as coffee, dinners, walk, movies and potlucks. For more information, including meeting time and location, call Erwin at 604-308-3837 or email amasingles@shaw.ca

QUILTERS

The Abbotsford Quilters Guild meets Tuesday, Dec. 13 at Ross Road Community Church (3160 Ross Rd.) at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Info: abbotsfordquilters.org

FOR THE BLIND

The Abbotsford Blind and Visually Impaired Society meets Wednesday, Dec. 14 and 28 at Abbotsford Community Services (2420 Montrose Ave.) at 1 p.m. Info: Mae at 604-626-0643 or Bruce at 604-859-4584

LIVING ROOM

Living Room – a faith-based group for people with mood disorders (depression, anxiety and bipolar) – meets Friday, Dec. 9 from noon to 2 p.m. at Highland Community Church, 3130 McMillan Rd. Info: Lorraine at 604-504-5374 or email lorraineisaak@hotmail. com; or John at 604-853-2679 or email konconsult@gmail.com