SLICE OF LIFE: July 29 TO AUG. 5

The following is a list of just some of the activities taking place in Abbotsford over the following week and beyond

AGRIFAIR WEEKEND

The annual Agrifair event takes place at Abbotsford Exhibition Park, starting today and running all weekend. Features include the Family Fun Building, Richard’s Racing pigs and ducks, mini chuckwagon races, pony rides, a midway, the Motorsports Show, roving entertainers, the West Coast Lumberjack Show and more. The show runs daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and includes an outdoor movie at dusk. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for students/seniors, and free for kids 10 and under. A three-day wristband is $15. Info: agrifair.ca

SINGER AT LIBRARY

Musician Chris Hamilton performs at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) on Friday, Aug. 5 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Hamilton’s lively songs for kids tell tales of real and imaginary places. Info: 604-859-7814

CINEMA UNDER STARS

Prospera Credit Union presents its annual Cinema Under the Stars on Saturday, Aug. 6 at Abbotsford Exhibition Park, starting at dusk. The movie The Jungle Book will be shown on a three-storey-high outdoor movie screen. Admission is free but donations will be accepted for charity.

HORSE RESCUE EVENT

Circle F Horse Rescue Society holds a fundraising pub night on Friday, Aug. 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Finnegan’s Pub, 33780 King Rd. The event includes a buffet dinner, silent auction, 50/50 tickets and more. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through eventbee.com. Visit circlef.ca for more information.

AL-ANON MEETS

Alateen, a part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking,  whether it’s a parent, sibling or friend. The group meets every Tuesday in Abbotsford at the Home Society (31581 South Fraser Way), starting at 7:15 p.m. Info:  604-855-1942 or 604-826-5100

MOOD DISORDERS

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

CARPET BOWLING

Carpet bowling takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Cost is $1.25. Info: 604-853-5532

SEXAHOLICS MEET

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 abbotsfordsa1@gmail.com. See also www.sa.org.

NAR-ANON GROUP

Nar-Anon Family Group meets every Thursday in Abbotsford at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3845 Gladwin Rd., from 7:30 to 9 p.m. This is a 12-step program for those who have been affected by someone else’s addiction.

CLAYBURN MUSEUM

Clayburn Museum (4315 Wright St.) is open every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. through July and August. Info: Helene at 604-854-3960

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