SLICE OF LIFE: July 26 – Aug. 1


The community of Straiton hosts  a Heritage Tea on Saturday, July 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Straiton Community Hall, 4698 Sumas Mountain Rd. There will be games and prizes for kids outside and Straiton’s history on display inside. Admission is free, and there is a small charge for tea and scones. Info: 604-852-4278



Autism Speaks holds a burger and brew night on Saturday, July 26, starting at 5 p.m. The event takes place at Townhall Public House (33720 South Fraser Way) and is hosted by Jocelyn Danielsen with Pivot Point Family Growth Center. Ticket prices include a burger, fries and beverage. Info and tickets:



Painter Ursula E. Rettich hosts Art in the Garden on Sunday, July 28 from noon to 4 p.m. at Sunrise Park, 36185 Prairieview Drive. The show and sale features the work of several local artists in a garden setting. Info:



“Funny Food,” a Summer Reading Club program presented by the Old Spaghetti Factory, is held at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) on Tuesday, July 29 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Participants will get a taste of the hilarious and the unusual in the world of food. Info: 604-859-7814 (ext. 1232)



Clayburn Village Museum is open Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. in the basement at 4315 Wright St. Take a step back in time and visit B.C.’s first company town. info: Helene at 604-854-3960



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