SLICE OF LIFE: June 7 to 14

See what's happening around the communities of Abbotsford and Mission


Carstar Abbotsford and volunteers from the Abbotsford Judo Club join more than 70 Carstar locations across Canada on Saturday, June 9 for a car wash event to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Canada (CFC). The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the local Carstar (31450 Peardonville Rd.). Car wash tickets can be purchased at the location or online at Funds raised will go to the CFC and the judo club.


Mission Friends of the Library hold their annual book sale at Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) on Thursday (June 7) from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Magazines and books for adults and children will be sold. New material will be added at the beginning of each day. Info: 604-826-6610.


Local author Emily Isaacson will be on hand to sign copies of her new book, “The Fleur-de-Lis Volume 1,” on Saturday, June 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sumas Mountain Coffee Co Inc, #1 – 32750 George Ferguson Way.


The Fraser Valley Humane Society hosts a garage sale on June 8 to 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 33121 North Railway Ave. in Mission. Info: 604-820-2977


The Modesty for Christ dinner and fashion show takes place Saturday, June 9 from 6 to 10 p.m. at St. Ann’s Parish, 33333 Mayfair Ave. This is the finale of a program that began in January with 15 girls who went through monthly seminars teaching dignity, purity, humility and modesty. Info and tickets: 604-852-5602


The Abbotsford Rock and Gem Club holds a tailgate sale on Sunday, June 10 to raise money for club equipment. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot at Fraser Valley Building Supplies, 7072 Wren St. in Mission. The cost is $20 for sellers. Info: 604-852-4650.


“Divine Health in a Deadly World” is the topic of a seminar taking place Tuesday, June 12 and Wednesday, June 13 at Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly (3145 Gladwin Rd.) at 7 p.m. The seminar is taught by Bill Hale and includes four hours of instruction on natural healthy eating and living, a study guide, 30 handouts, recipes and snacks. Cost is $20. Register by calling 604-853-8158.


Abbotsford Women’s Connection hosts a “Memory Lane Breakfast Tea”  on Wednesday,  June 13 at 9:30 a.m. at Garden Park Tower (2825 Clearbrook Rd.). The event features violinist Tom Kennedy, and speaker Joan Sears talking about “A Journey of Memories.” Cost is $11. Reservations: Joyce at 604-744-5159 or


Valley Women’s Network Mission holds its monthly luncheon on Thursday, June 14 at their new location: Royal Canadian Legion, 32627 Logan Ave. The “Royal Tea Party”  extended luncheon  runs from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Participants are asked to wear their most elegant attire and hat. Included are tea and sandwiches, games and prizes, vendor tables, music and dance. Cost is $15 for members and $17 for guests. Registration is required via email:


A workshop on electronic books takes place at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) on Wednesday, June 13 from 2 to 3 p.m. Learn how to borrow electronic books from Overdrive by downloading them to your computer or portable device. Info: 604-859-7814 (local 224)


Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) hosts a “Seniors’ Tea and Trivia” event on Thursday, June 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. Info: 604-826-6610.