SLICE OF LIFE: July 17 to 24

Goat’s Pride Open House

Heartsong Farm and Goat’s Pride Dairy hold their annual open house on Saturday, July 18 from noon to 4 p.m. at 30854 Olund Rd. The event includes visits with the goats, goat cart rides, tours, and kids’ activities. Info:

Touch a Truck

The fifth annual free Touch a Truck event is held Sunday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre, 33800 King Rd. Vehicles and interactive displays will be on site and available for photo opportunities. Proceeds from a barbecue lunch go to Matthew’s House and the Abbotsford Hospice Society. Info:

Together after 5

Abbotsford After 5 invites women of all ages and their guests to its  annual barbecue, “An Evening in the Garden with Dave Klassen,” on Tuesday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. The location is Tanglebank Gardens, 29985 Downes Rd. The evening features music by Brennan Sinclair and guest speaker Dave Klassen, inspirational chaplain to the Vancouver Canucks and the BC Lions. Cost is $15. Reservations: Pat at 604-856-7513, Jane at 604-864-0332 or

Peer Support Picnic

Abbotsford Peer Support for Seniors hosts a free picnic on Tuesday, July 21 for people 50 years and older who are interested in learning more about the organization and what its does for seniors in the community. The picnic will be held at Mill Lake Park (at the Bevan shelter) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Newcomers are welcome, and both men and women are needed. Info: 604-850-0011

The Legion

The Abbotsford branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (2513 West Railway St.) holds a meat draw every Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. with live entertainment. Guests are welcome.

Weight Loss

TOPS,  a non-profit weight-loss support group, meets weekly. For information about chapters in Abbotsford and Mission, call  604-556-0535.