SLICE OF LIFE: Feb. 5 to 12

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


The Mennonite Heritage Museum (1818 Clearbrook Rd.) holds a Family Day open house on Monday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event includes Mennonite-themed children’s crafts and activities and a family-friendly story time at 1:30 p.m. with Ruth Derksen Siemens, author of Daughters in the City: Mennonite Maids in Vancouver 1931-61. Admission is by donation. Info:


The Blind and Visually Impaired Society will be at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre from Feb. 8 to 13 for White Cane Week. The group will provide information about what it does, as well as collect donations. Info: 604-626-0643


The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley meets for its monthly potluck dinner at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8 at the Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St. This month’s theme is Finland. Guests and potential new members who are of Scandinavian ancestry or have an interest in Scandinavia are welcome. Info: Len at 604-857-2740, Eigil at 604-870-8601, or email


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. 9 is “Return of the Jumping Flea: The Ukelele Revival.” The topic on Thursday, Feb. 11 is “Parades, Locks and Yellow Limousines.” Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or


The Dutch Coffee Club meets Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at the House of James, 2743 Emerson St.


The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford holds its monthly luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Phoenix Lounge, 33780 King Rd. The speaker will be Sandra Wright, a registered trademark agent and president of Infuse Works Inc. She will discuss “Five Tips on Creating a Memorable and Registrable Brand.” Cost is $25 for members and $20 for guests. Tickets are available at


Abbotsford Women’s Connection holds a Home Sweet Home Breakfast on Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Cost is $14. Kelly Pater from the Abbotsford Police Department will speak about home security, and Jane Welsh will share Transformed by Love. Reservations: Joyce at 604-792-8090, Rose at 604-852-8240 or


The Fraser Valley Human Dignity Coalition meets Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Services, 2420 Montrose Ave. The group gathers to learn about and discuss issues related to diversity, human rights, anti-racism and anti-oppression. Dinner is provided. There is no cost. RSVP at 604-859-7681.


The Central Fraser Valley Woodcarvers hold a free beginners’ woodcarving class on Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Yale secondary, 34620 Old Yale Rd. Everyone is welcome. Info: Joany at 604-854-5114


The Nature Club meets Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Abbotsford middle school, 33231 Bevan Ave. Local veterinarian Dr. Ken Macquisten will discuss his most memorable cases. Info: