SLICE OF LIFE: Feb. 6-12

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

FISH AND CHIPS

The ladies auxiliary of the Abbotsford branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (2513 West Railway St.) hosts a fish and chips night on Friday, Feb. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. A shuttle is available courtesy of MSA Ford, and can be arranged by calling 604-746-9151.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Robert Bateman Secondary’s musical theatre department presents Beauty and the Beast on Friday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Clarke Theatre in Mission (33700 Prentis Ave.). Tickets are $10 and are available at the school office on Friday or at the door.  Info: 604-864-0220

DANCES EVERY FRIDAY

The Abbotsford Social Activity Association (ASAA) hosts dances every Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at its hall, 33889 Essendene Ave. Cost is $6 for members and $7 for non-members. Bands for February are: Johnny Hsu (Feb. 6), Brian Nicholl (Feb. 13), Sweetwater (Feb. 20) and Midnite Eagles (Feb. 27). Info: Frank at 604-820-8695

DUTCH COFFEE CLUB

The “Keep in Touch with the Dutch” coffee club meets Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at House of James, 2743 Emerson St.

QUILTERS’ GUILD

The Abbotsford Quilters’ Guild meets Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. for a workshop and at 6:30 p.m. for an informal meeting. Both take place at Ross Road Church, 3160 Ross Rd. Info: 604-287-5008 or abbotsfordquiltersguild.org

LEARNING PLUS

Abbotsford Learning Plus presents two classes next week in its winter series. Both sessions run from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Recreation Centre (ARC), 2499 McMillan Rd. The topic on Tuesday, Feb. 10 is “Sun, Sand and Surf: Part II” with Ruth Thiessen. The topic on Thursday, Feb. 12 is “It’s Not the Ships” with Philip Sherwood. Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca

DIGITAL CONTENT

A program on digital content takes place Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Library (33355 Bevan Ave.). Learn about digital content, from health and consumer information to job search resources – and much more – available free through the Fraser Valley Regional Library website. Info: 604-853-1753

CONNECT NOW

The Connect Now business networking group holds its monthly luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Milestones at Highstreet shopping complex, 3122 Mt. Lehman Rd. Cost is $10 for guests and $5 for members. Purchasing a meal from the restaurant is required to attend.  Info: connectnowbusinessnetwork.com

NATURE CLUB

The Abbotsford-Mission Nature Clubs holds its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The location is Abbotsford Middle School, 33231 Bevan Ave. Bev and Bill Ramey will make a presentation about Kakwa Provincial Park. Info: 604-853-4283

WOMEN’S CONNECTION

Abbotsford Women’s Connection hosts a “Bee My Honey Breakfast” on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 9:30 a.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. The event features Campbell’s Bee Farm and speaker Trudy Beyak, who shares “Implants, Baggy Pants and Another Chance.” Cost is $11. Reservations: Joyce 604-744-5159, Rose at 604-852-8240 or abbyconnectreservations@gmail.com

BUSINESS WOMEN MEET

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford holds its monthly luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Phoenix Lounge, 33780 King Rd. Guest speaker is Barbara Mowat of Impact Communications Ltd. Cost is $20 for members and $25 guests. RSVP at bpwabbotsford@gmail.com

PEER SUPPORT

Abbotsford Peer Support for Seniors hosts a training session for new volunteers beginning Thursday, Feb. 12. The free course is open to men and women 55 years and older. The sessions focus on listening, communication, problem management and community resources. A one-year commitment to the program is requested. Info: 604-850-0011, apss.seniors@telus.net, or drop by the office in Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Rd.

READING BUDDIES

Volunteers are needed for the Reading Buddy program at the Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) and Abbbotsford Community Library (33355 Bevan Ave.). The program pairs high school students and/or adults with children in Grades 1 to 4 who need extra help with their reading skills. The volunteers spend one hour a week with their buddy, reading books and playing literacy-based games. An orientation session is provided to all volunteers. Application forms are available at both libraries.

LEGO DONATIONS

Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) welcomes Lego donations for the children’s department. For more information, call 604-859-7814 (ext. 1229).

BLIND GROUP MEETS

The Blind and Visually Impaired Society meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Legacy Sports Centre, #4 – 3270 Trethewey St. Info: 604-626-0643

BINGO AT LEGION

Bingo is held every Sunday as the Abbotsford Legion (2513 West Railway St.) at 2 p.m. Cost is 50 cents per ticket and all players over the age of 19 are welcome. Info: Peter at columbia.49@shaw.ca or call the branch at 604-853-1711

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.