SLICE OF LIFE: Diwali celebration in Mission

Mission Community Services’ multicultural department and Mission Library host Diwali celebration Oct. 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Clarke Theatre.

Mission Community Services’ multicultural department and Mission Library host a Diwali celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Clarke Theatre (33700 Prentis St. in Mission). The event includes children’s crafts, story times, Indian food, dancing, diya painting (clay candle holders) and mehndi (a form of henna skin decoration). Info: 604-826-3634. Abbotsford’s Diwali celebratio is this Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rick Hansen Secondary, 31150 Blueridge Drive.

BUY THE BOOK

Mission Friends of the Library hosts a book sale from Thursday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 23 at Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.). New materials are added each day. The sale runs during regular library hours. Info: 604-826-6610

RETIRED WORKERS

The Fraser Valley branch of the B.C. Government Retired Employees Association meets Monday, Oct. 24 at Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 George Ferguson Way, at 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker is RCMP Supt. Tom McCluskie, who will talk about gang activity. Info: 604-859-4492

FOR THE BLIND

The Abbotsford Blind and Visually Impaired Society meets Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Abbotsford Community Services (2420 Montrose Ave. ) at 1 p.m. Info: Mae Atkinson at 604-626-0643 or Bruce Brewer at 604-859-4584

CANCER GROUP

The Women with Cancer support group meets Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the community room at the Real Canadian Superstore  on Gladwin Road. Guest speaker is Jules, an eight-year cancer survivor who is also a stand-up comic. Refreshments are served. Info: Edith at 604-504-0630

MOVIE AT LIBRARY

Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) holds a family matinee event on Saturday, Oct. 22. Parents and kids are invited to watch a movie from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Info: 604-826-6610

TIME TO LEARN

The Abbotsford Learning Plus Society presents a program called “Personal Reflections on a Senior’s Life: Leaving Behind a Legacy of Quality” with speaker Jurgen Schonwetter of Abbotsford. The program is held on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Also next week, Learning Plus features “Trekking the Globe with Mostly Gentle Footsteps” on Thursday, Oct. 27 with world travellers Irene and Rick Butler. Both sessions begin at 10 a.m. at Abbotsford Recreation Centre (2499 McMillan Rd.) Admission is $5, plus entrance to the recreation centre. Info:  604-302-1685 or www.learningplus.ca.

SCARE ME SILLY

Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) holds a Scare Me Silly Halloween Party on Thursday, Oct. 27 from  7 to 8 p.m. for kids ages seven and older. Costumes are welcome to the drop-in program.

 

 

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