AFRICAN DINNER AND DANCE
The Miradi Society and the Abbotsford Gogos host an African family dinner and dance on Saturday, June 22 at the Parish of St. Matthew (2010 Guilford Drive). The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Doors open at 4:30. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for teens, and free to children 12 and under. To purchase tickets, call Jean at 604-856-4627 or Dora at 604-607-5035. Funds raised support the Miradi African Rural Initiatives Society and the Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
The M2/W2 Association holds a public information meeting on Thursday, June 20 to present its No One Leaves Alone (NOLA) program. The volunteer program assists inmates upon their release from prison. The information session runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rick Hansen Secondary, 31150 Blueridge Drive. Confirm attendance at email@example.com.
WOMEN WITH CANCER
The Women with Cancer Support Group meets Thursday, June 20 at Garden Park Tower (2825 Clearbrook Rd.), starting at 7 p.m. Info: Edith at 604-289-0630
IN THE LIVING ROOM
The Living Room Support Group – for people living with depression, anxiety or bipolar – meets Friday, June 21 from noon to 2 p.m. at New Life Church, 35270 DeLair Rd. Info: Brenda at 604-853-5043
ISLAMIC CENTRE TOUR
Project Interfaith holds a free tour of the Abbotsford Islamic Centre on Friday, June 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. at 1980 Salton Rd. The tour is open to everyone. Info: Kam at 604-859-7681 (ext. 270)
Celebrate National Aboriginal Day at Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) on Friday, June 21 from noon to 2 p.m. There will be local drummers, food and a storytime. The library will set up a themed book display as well as offer bookmarks and temporary tattoos as prizes. Info: 604-826-6610
WALK AT MILL LAKE
The Walk for Down Syndrome takes place at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The day includes golf, bouncy castles, a giant slide, face painting, a silent auction and lunch, as well as an awareness walk. To register or for more information, visit fvdss.org and follow the links.
SAINTS OPEN HOUSE
The Senior Animals in Need Society holds its seventh annual open house on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 33860 Dlugosh Ave. Admission is by donation. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Crown Point Villa II (1450 McCallum Rd.) holds its annual Strawberry Tea on Saturday, June 22 from 1 to 3 p.m . The event includes bake tables, white elephant tables, and door prizes. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for kids 12 and under.
Impact Youth Substance Abuse Services holds its 25th anniversary annual general meeting on Tuesday, June 25, starting at 6 p.m. The location is Edenvale Retreat and Conference Centre (4330 Bradner Rd.). Reserve a seat by emailing Diana McBride at email@example.com. More information is available at impactabby.com
Free storytimes take place at Abbotsford Community Library (33355 Bevan Ave.) on Wednesday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m and at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) on Thursday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m. The sessions include stories, songs, rhymes and more.
DADS AND KIDS AT PLAY
Abby Dads hosts “South Asian Dads and Kids at Play” every Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Eugene Reimer Middle School, 3433 Firhill Drive. The free sessions are open to dads with kids ages three to 12. Play in the gym, do crafts or play table games. Info: Raj at 778-549-9299 or Reg at 778-808-3254