Slice of Life: July 9 to 27

Community events taking place in Abbotsford


Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries hold a book sale on Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of the Berrybeat Festival. The sale takes place at the MSA Centennial Library (33660 South Fraser Way). Info: 604-853-1753


The Old Spaghetti Factory Cooking Show for Kids takes place Tuesday, July 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. A professional chef from the Old Spaghetti Factory will be on hand, and participants can watch food being prepared, learn a recipe and taste the results. Registration is not required. Info: 604-859-7814, ext. 229


Abbotsford Women’s Connection holds a “Sweet Musical Breakfast” on Wednesday, July 13 at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd., starting at 9:30 a.m. The event features pianist Glen Cuthbertson and speaker Vickie Barry discussing “If The Shoe Fits.” Cost is $11. Reservations:  Joyce 604-744-5159 or


A hymn sing at Clearbrook MB Church (2719 Clearbrook Rd.) on Sunday, July 17 features the North Oaks Trio and Russ and Carolyn Bayley. The event begins at 7 p.m. Info: 604-850-6607 or


A new African violet club is being formed in the Fraser Valley.  The club will  be there to help beginners, and offer information, seminars and more. The group is looking for experienced growers to help out and get the club off the ground. Info: Shelley at 604-793-9818.


The Francophone Society of Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley holds a bilingual meeting on Wednesday, July 13 at MSA Museum, 2313 Ware St., starting at 7 p.m. The group is open to all ages and will include a bilingual walking group and horseshoe teams at Mill Lake. Practise your French while discussing other future projects planned for the community. Info: Jean Pierre, 604-615-7475


Tabor Home at 31944 Sunrise Cres. is in need of volunteers on an ongoing basis in a variety of areas. Helpers are needed for activities such as bus outings, portering for church services, folding aprons, serving tea and coffee at meal times, crafts, bingo, bowling, visiting, entertainment and office relief. Info: Sandra Love at 604-859-8715, ext. 119


Kids ages two to five and their caregivers are invited to Tots ’n’ Tales story times every Wednesday until July 27 at MSA Centennial Library (33660 South Fraser Way). The sessions run from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Info: 604-853-1753