SLICE OF LIFE: June 24 to July 1

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

CHURCH YARD SALE

Calvin Presbyterian Church (33911 Hazelwood Ave.) holds a yard sale on Saturday, June 25. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

HOMINUM MEETS

Hominum Fraser Valley meets Monday, June 27. 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.

GARDEN CLUB

The Abbotsford Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28 at Abbotsford Middle School, 33231 Bevan Ave. Learn about “Problem Landscaping Solutions” with Marilyn Holt from Buckerfield’s. Info: Pamela Ovington, 604-615-6472

HEALTHY AGING AGM

Abbotsford Association for Healthy Aging (AAHA) holds its annual general meeting on Wednesday, June 29. The meeting runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the basement of Abbotsford Community Services, 2420 Montrose Ave. RSVP by calling 604-854-1733 or emailing  healthyagingabbotsford@gmail.com

WELCOMING NEWCOMERS

A free community forum called Welcoming Newcomers and Refugees: Inclusive Practices and Beyond the Stereotypes takes place Wednesday, June 29. The session runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Abbotsford Community Services, 2420 Montrose Ave. Register at eventbrite.ca. For more information, call Lia Bishop at 604-859-7681 (ext. 270).

CANADA DAY LUNCHEON

A luncheon celebrating Canada Day takes place Thursday, June 30 in Abbotsford. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Lunch features steak with all the trimmings. Guest speaker will be Abbotsford South MLA Darryl Plecas. Tickets are $12 and are available by calling 604-853-5532.

CLAYBURN MUSEUM

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

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

NAR-ANON FAMILY 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.

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.

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