SLICE OF LIFE: Jan. 30 – Feb. 7


A German sing-along takes place Saturday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (corner of Marshall and Ware). Refreshments to follow. Everyone welcome. Info: Anneliese at 604-859-0822



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. 3 is “Survival Through One of the Top 10 Deadliest Earthquakes: Peru 1970.” The topic on Thursday, Feb. 5 is “Sustainable Beekeeping.” Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or



The Blind and Visually Impaired Society celebrates White Cane Week with an event at Garden Park  (2825 Clearbrook Rd.) on Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  White Cane Week is held annually during the first week of February to raise awareness about issues facing the blind and partially sighted. Info: 604-626-0640.



A citizens’ services specialist from Service Canada will be on hand at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) on Thursday, Feb. 5 from 4 to 5 p.m. to discuss the many federal programs available for youth ages 15 to 30. Info: 604-859-7814.



The Fraser Valley Metis Association holds its annual general meeting and potluck dinner on Thursday, Feb. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mamele’awt Centre, 3277 Gladwin Rd. Info:



Blankets for the Fraser Valley holds its monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Abbotsford Co-Op Hall, 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 North Poplar campus of Abbotsford School for the Integrated Arts hosts the Poplar Gala on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 5 p.m. to midnight at the Abbey Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way. The gala includes a five-course meal, an art battle, an opera performance, dancing and more. Tickets are $80 and are available at the school or can be reserved by calling 604-835-7596. Info:



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,, or drop by the office in Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Rd.



A Mother Goose on the Loose storytime is held every Friday until Feb. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to noon at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way). Rhymes, songs, puppets, instruments and more are included for kids up to three years old and their caregivers. Info: 604-859-7814 (ext. 1229)



The Ex-Brits Club meets three times a month in Abbotsford. The group gets together at 11:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at the Abbotsford Legion, the third Wednesday at Jo Jo’s Fish and Chips, and the last Saturday at the ABC restaurant on Marshall Road. Info: 604-859-2060 or 604-854-0166.



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