Slice of Life: Jan. 5-12

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

FRIDAY DANCES

Dances are held every Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Abbotsford Seniors’ Association (ASA) hall at 33889 Essendene Ave. Cost is $6 for members and $6.50 for non-members. Bands for January are: Good Vibrations (Jan. 6), Shirley Rodgers (Jan. 13), Sweetwater (Jan. 20) and Johnny Hus (Jan. 27). Info: Jodie at 604-850-2465

CULTURE CLUB

The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley holds its monthly potluck dinner on Monday, Jan. 9 at the Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St., starting at 6 p.m. This month, the country of Iceland will be celebrated. Info: Len at 604-857-2740, Eigil at 604-870-8601, or email jensenke@shaw.ca

BLANKET TIME

The Abbotsford chapter of Blankets for Canada meets Thursday, Jan. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Fraser Valley Christian Centre, 31929 Mercantile Way. All are welcome to help put together knitted and crocheted blankets together for those in need in Abbotsford. Donations of yarn are always appreciated. All materials are supplied. Info: Nancy Gallagher, 604-504-3713

BUSINESS WOMEN

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford hosts its monthly luncheon meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. The speaker is Brenda Gillette, executive director of the Chilliwack Society for Community Living and provincial bargaining representative for the social service sector. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests. RSVP by Monday, Jan. 9 by emailing bpwabbotsford@gmail.com

CRISIS LINE

Telecare Crisis and Caring Line hosts an orientation and information session for potential volunteers on Thursday, Jan. 12. The session begins at 7 p.m. at Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd. Visit telecarebc.com and go to “volunteer opportunities” for more information. The crisis line can be reached at 604-852-9099.

FOR NEWCOMERS

The Abby Mission Newcomers Club meets Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. The guest speaker is Debbie Lehmann, executive director of the Abbotsford Hospice Society. For more information, including location of the meeting, call  Corry at 604-859-4859.

BOOK CLUB

The Mission Book Club meets Monday, Jan. 9 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. Info: 604-826-6610