SLICE OF LIFE: July 25 to 31

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

OPENING RECEPTION

An opening reception for the third “Fraser Valley Biennale – Lovers and Fighters” takes place Saturday, July 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kariton Gallery, 2387 Ware St. Works in the exhibition explore aspects of artistic and personal identity. The exhibition runs until Aug. 18. Visit abbotsfordartscouncil.com for more details.

CLAYBURN MUSEUM

Clayburn Village Museum (4315 Wright St.) is open every Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. during July and August. Learn about B.C.’s first company town and heritage village. Info: Helene at 604-854-3960

PICNIC IN THE PARK

Abbotsford Community Services hosts its annual Seniors Picnic in the Park on Monday, July 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Mill Lake Park (Bevan Street entrance). Cost is $6. Those planning to attend are asked to contact Nancy at 604-870-3764 or email mealsonwheels@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com

SKILLS CONNECT

The Skills Connect Program for immigrants holds an information session every  Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Services, 2420 Montrose Ave. The program helps participants with finding work in their field of expertise,  job-search techniques, courses and more. To register for the free info session, call Jessie at 604-866-0257.

BOARD GAMES NIGHT

A board games night is held Tuesday, July 28 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.  at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way). Drop by the library for a fun night of board games. Come on your own or with friends. Info: 604859-7814 (ext. 1232)

DRAWING SESSION

The Central Fraser Valley Graphic Guild hosts its monthly drawing session on Tuesday, July 28 from noon to 1 p.m. at Kariton Art Gallery, 2387 Ware St. The studio drawing session with a model is open to everyone. Info: timomarjatta@gmail.com

PET PARADE

A “pet parade” of stuffed animals is held on Tuesday, July 28 at 11 a.m. at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way). Kids are invited to bring their favourite stuffie to the library for stories, games and fun.  Info: 604-859-7814 (ext. 1232)

WACKY WEDNESDAY

Abbotsford Community Library (33355 Bevan Ave.) holds Wacky Wednesday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29. Stories, songs, crafts, dancing and puppets are included. Info: 604-853-1753

BARBECUE FUNDRAISER

A barbecue fundraiser for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice takes place Thursday, July 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Saxbee Insurance Agencies Ltd., #201 – 32641 south Fraser Way. A hamburger combo is $7, and a hot dog combo is $5. Raffle tickets will also be sold.

HOMINUM MEETS

Hominum Fraser Valley meets Friday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m. This is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bisexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. For information and meeting location, call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.

SUMMER YOUTH ZONE

The Abbotsford Youth Commission presents Summer Youth Zone every Monday to Friday until Sept. 4. The free drop-in sessions take place from noon to 5 p.m. at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Rd. The site includes video games, sports, crafts, games and other activities. Info: abbyyouth.com or 604-854-8785

JAM IN JUBILEE

The last concert in the free Jam in Jubilee series takes place Thursday, July 30 at 6 p.m. at Jubilee Park, 32315 South Fraser Way. Performers are Midnight Lions, The Courtneys and Isotopes. Afterwards, see Blessed perform as part of the After Dark Series at Town Hall. Info: jaminjubilee.com

AGRIFAIR TIME

Abbotsford Agrifair runs July 31 to Aug. 3 at ExhibitIon Park, 32470 Haida Drive. The event includes live music, the Mighty Fraser Rodeo, chuckwagon racing, a midway, draft horse demonstrations, 4H livestock shows and competitions, kids’ activities and much more. Visit agrifair.ca for more information.

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