SLICE OF LIFE: Feb. 12 to 19

This is a list of just some of the activities taking place in Abbotsford over the following week

HEART WARRIORS

The third Congenital Heart Warriors Walk takes place in Abbotsford on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Mill Lake Park (Bevan Road entrance). Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., and the walk begins at 10:30. Cost to participate is $25. The event is hosted by the Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance. Info: cchaforlife.org

WOMEN WITH CANCER

The Women with Cancer Support Group meets Monday, Feb. 15 at noon in Abbotsford. For more information, including location, call Edith at 604-289-0630.

LEARNING PLUS

Abbotsford Learning Plus presents two classes next week in its fall series. Both sessions run from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Recreation Centre (ARC), 2499 McMillan Rd. The topic on Tuesday, Feb. 16 is “Peacebuilding Strategies for Daily Life.” The topic on Thursday, Feb. 18 is “International Justice Reform: Are We Making a Difference?”  Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca

WOMEN’S NETWORK

The Valley Women’s Network meets Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Ballroom, 33780 King Rd. Cost is $22 for members and $25 for non-members. Reservations are requested by emailing vwnabbyreservations@gmail.com

HARD OF HEARING

The Abbotsford chapter of CHHA (the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association) meets Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. at Chances Playtime Gaming, 30835 Peardonville Rd. Everyone is welcome. Info: 604 864 2916

MACHINE KNITTERS

The Abbotsford Machine Knitters Club meets Tuesday, Feb. 16 in Abbotsford. All machine knitters are welcome. Info: 604-852-2388 or knitgina@shaw.ca

CONNECT NOW

The Connect Now business network holds a session in its Inspired Influencer Speaker Series on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Chances Playtime Gaming, 30835 Peardonville Rd. Info: inspiredinfluencer.com or 778-823-2421

GENEALOGY SOCIETY

The Abbotsford Genealogical Society meets Thursday, Feb. 18 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Mennonite Heritage Museum, 1818 Clearbrook Rd. The meeting will be followed by an escorted tour of the museum and its collection. Info: abbygs.ca

BUSINESS WORKSHOP

Abbotsford Community Services and Vancity credit union are offering a free workshop for immigrants interested in starting a business in Canada. The session runs from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18 at Abbotsford Community Services’ Apollo office (203 – 3600 Townline Rd.). Participants will explore what it takes to be a successful business owner in Canada, and will learn about financial opportunities to help open a business. To register, contact Jen Romero at microloan@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com or 604-859-7686 (ext. 228).

GARDEN CLUB

The Mt. Lehman Garden Club meets Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at Mt. Lehman Community Hall, 6418 Mt. Lehman Rd. Speaker will be Deborah Jones of the Cougar Creek Streamkeepers in Delta, talking about rain gardens. New members are welcome. info: 604-856-5865

ALL ABOUT THE HEART

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford holds “It’s All About the Heart “ on Friday, Feb. 19. The event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Phoenix Lounge (33780 King Rd.) and includes a red dress fashion show, appetizers served throughout the evening, and information about heart health. Tickets are $35 for club members and $40 for guests. They are available online at bpwabbotsford.ca under the “events” link.

COMPUTER CLASS

A free computer class in Punjabi takes place Thursday, Feb. 18 at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) from 6 to 7 p.m. Learn how to use email and social media, as well as the basic functions of the mouse and keyboard. Register by calling 604-859-7814.

WELLNESS CONFERENCE

Cares Counselling and Restoration Services holds a conference on mental health and wellness on Friday, Feb. 19. The session takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sevenoaks Alliance Church, 2575 Gladwin Rd. Visit cares.ca for cost details, registration and more information.

MOOD DISORDERS

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, manic depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Friends and family are also invited. Info: Christine at 604-854-9404

CARPET BOWLING

Carpet bowling takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Cost is $1.25. Info: 604-853-5532

FOR SEXAHOLICS

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 abbotsfordsa1@gmail.com. See also www.sa.org.

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