SLICE OF LIFE: Feb. 26-29

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

Abby Dads hosts a free family justice information session on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Fathers and mothers can meet and connect with a provincial court judge, staff from Family Maintenance Enforcement, a family lawyer, and a family justice counsellor. The session runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Services, 2420 Montrose Ave. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by emailing or by phoning 604-850-7303 (ext. 3). Info:


The Fraser Valley chapter of Hominum meets Friday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. The informal discussion and support group helps gay, bisexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. For information and meeting location, call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.


A free public education multiculturalism workshop takes place Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Gladwin Language Centre, #210 – 2580 Cedar Park Place. The  workshop will be followed by a potluck dinner. Call 604-854-8160 to register. Info:


Auditions for a benefit production of The Vagina Monologues take place Sunday, Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at A & D Music, 2613 Montrose Ave. To book a spot, call Gwynne at 604-859-2407 or email


Abbotsford After 5 hosts “A Zest for Life” dinner on Monday, Feb. 27 at ABC Restaurant (32080 Marshall Rd.), starting at 6:30 p.m. The event features Waltraud Neufeld showing kitchen gadgets and giftware from Cobblestone Cottage and Ann Griffiths, author and conference speaker, challenging us to spice up our lives with healthy relationships. Cost is $18. Reservations:  Pat at 604-856-7513 or email


Two classes are offered by Learning Plus next week. On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the topic will be “Flourish: Current Thinking About Well-being and Happiness” with Connie Davis. Tom Baumann will give an illustrated talk on Thursday, March 1 about the agricultural aspect of his recent trip to China with a UFV delegation. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am. to noon at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Rd. The fee is $5 per class, plus entrance to the rec centre. Info: 604-302-1685 or Program brochures are  available at the Rec Centre, public libraries and at various public buildings.


The Fraser Valley branch of the B.C. Government Retired Employees Association meets Monday, Feb. 27 at Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 George Ferguson Way, starting at 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker Paul Martin will discuss changes to the Medical Services Plan. Info: 604-859-4492.


The AMA Singles Club invites single people 50 and over to meet in a safe environment for social activities such as coffee, dinner, movies, walks, badminton and potlucks. Info: email or call Erwin at 604-308-3837.


The auxiliary to the Abbotsford Regional Hospital is looking for enthusiastic people interested in volunteering in several areas of the hospital. For more information, contact Anne Galts at 604-852-6822.