SLICE OF LIFE: Feb. 3-7

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

DANCES EVERY FRIDAY

The Abbotsford Seniors’ Association holds dances every Friday at the ASA hall, 33889 Essendene Ave., from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The cost is $6 for members and $6.50 for non-members. All ages are welcome. The bands for February are: Good Vibrations (Feb. 3), Gracie & the Guys (Feb. 10), Shirley Rodgers (Feb. 17) and Sweetwater (Feb. 24). Info: 604-850-2465

FISH AND CHIPS

The ladies auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion in Abbotsford (2513 West Railway) holds a fish and chip night on Friday, Feb. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. with Music by Syd.

PARKINSON’S

The Abbotsford Parkinson’s Support Group meets Monday, Feb. 6 at Matsqui Recreation Centre (3106 Clearbrook Rd.) at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Dr. Rod Thompson of Sumas, Wash. Family members and guests are welcome. Info: Gary at 604-308-8691 or Betty at 604-853-0382

FOR DIABETES

The Abbotsford branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association meets Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd. The topic is Promoting Exercise in Diabetes Management,  presented by Jeremiah Johnston from the Peninsula Runners store. Info: Dianna at 604-852-9116

SKILLS PROGRAM

A free information session on the Skills Connect program – for immigrants looking for work – takes place Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Futures office, #1 – 31726 South Fraser Way. The program helps participants find work in their field, learn job search techniques, and receive ongoing support. Call to register: 604-866-0257

BUSINESS WOMEN

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford welcomes guest speaker Kamal Dhillon to its meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Dhillon is the author of the book “Black and Blue Sari.” Doors open at 11:30 a.m. at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests. RSVP by noon Monday at bpwabbotsford@gmail.com

PERSPECTIVES

The “Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” course runs from Feb. 7 to May 15 at Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd. Info: Pat Burman at 604-854-5789 or www.perspectivescanada.org

ON CALL

The CALL program at Abbotsford Community Services needs adult volunteers to work one on one with adult learners to improve English language and/or literacy skills. Training and materials for volunteers are provided. Volunteers meet with assigned learners once or twice a week for one to two hours on days and at times that are mutually convenient. Tutoring sessions take place at various public locations within Abbotsford. Call 604-768-6277 for more information.

BOOK CLUB

The Mission Book Club meets at Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) on Monday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. Info: 604-826-6610