SLICE OF LIFE: Jan. 29 to Feb. 5


A comedy night takes place Saturday, Jan. 30 at Bradner Hall, 5305 Bradner Rd. The evening features a buffet dinner and an evening of comedy with four professional comedians. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner is at 7 and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 and are available at Wilway Lumber. Info: 604-857-5760 or


Red Tapes Productions presents its first show of 2016 with live music at The Basement (33737 George Ferguson Way) on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. All bands are local to the Fraser Valley and include Within Rust, Comfort, Western Jaguar and Atodaso. Cost is $7. Info: or 604-807-6992


A German sing-along takes place Saturday, Jan. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (corner of Ware and Marshall). Everyone is welcome, and refreshments are served. Info: Anneliese at 604-859-0822


The first Weddings at the Plaza event is held Sunday, Jan. 31 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre, 36035 North Parallel Rd. Visit with wedding suppliers from the Fraser Valley, enjoy a glass of bubbly and sample canapes, and enter the draw to win a $5,000 prize package.


The Abbotsford Interfaith Movement holds a conference on Tuesday, Feb. 2 organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslims of Canada. The event runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Columbia Bible College. Moderator will be city councillor Sandy Blue, and there will be speakers from many faiths, including Islamic, Baha’i, Hindu, Christian, Buddhist, Jewish and Sikh. Admission is free. Register online at or call 1-877-767-1965.


The Abbotsford branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association meets Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd. Speaker Fran Henson, a clinical nurse specialist, discusses The Exciting Diabetes COACH Study.” Info: 604-701-7985


Blankets for the Fraser Valley holds its monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Abbotsford Co-op hall (east entrance), 32855 Marshall Rd. All are welcome to help put together knitted and crocheted blankets for those in need in Abbotsford. All materials are supplied. Donations of yarn are always appreciated. Info: Nancy Gallagher at 604-504-3713


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


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 See also


Nar-Anon Family Group meets every Thursday in Abbotsford at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3845 Gladwin Rd., from 7:30 to 9 p.m. This is a 12-step program for those who have been affected by someone else’s addiction.


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


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


Alateen, a part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking,  whether it’s a parent, sibling or friend. The group meets every Tuesday in Abbotsford at the Home Society (31581 South Fraser Way), starting at 7:15 p.m. Info:  604-855-1942 or 604-826-5100