SLICE OF LIFE: Learning Plus hosts classes

Abbotsford Learning Plus presents two programs next week. On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the topic is “I Do Declare: Memoirs of a Customs

Abbotsford Learning Plus presents two programs next week. On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the topic is “I Do Declare: Memoirs of a Customs

Officer” with local writer Bob Klassen. On Thursday, Oct. 13, Jill

Bain of UFV’s department of visual arts presents “The Renaissance Woman in Visual Culture.” Both classes are at Abbotsford Recreation Centre (2499 McMillan Rd.) from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $5, plus entrance cost (by membership or daily fee) to the Seniors’ Centre. Info: 604-302-1685 or


The ladies auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion (2513 West Railway) in Abbotsford holds a fish and chips night on Friday, Oct. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. with Music by Syd.


Mission firefighters host a boot drive on the following two Fridays – Oct. 7 and 14 – from 5 to 9 p.m. to raise funds for muscular dystrophy. They will be on hand at The Junction and Mission Hills Shopping Centre.


Watch anime (Japanese animation), eat Japanese snacks, and chat with other teens at Mission Library (33247 Second Avenue) on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Anime with a TV14 rating will be shown. For ages 12 to 18. Info: 604-826-6610.


Abby Mission Newcomers Club – a social group for women – meets Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. Guest speaker

is Velma Walker of the B.C. Schizophrenia Society. For more information, including location, contact Corry at 604-859-4859.


Abbotsford retired teachers attend the Museum of Flight in Langley on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Meet at the Abbotsford District Teachers’ Association hall (2570 Cyril St.) at 9:45 a.m. to carpool. Cost is $6. Lunch will be at noon, and participants return to Abbotsford at 1 p.m.


The Abbotsford Quilters’ Guild holds its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Ross Road Community Church, 3160 Ross Rd., at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Info:


The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford hosts its monthly luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests. Guest speaker is registered nurse and author Cathie Borrie, who discusses “Alzheimer’s: You Say Goodbye – and I  Say Hello.” Reservations are required by Monday, Oct. 10 via email –


The AMA Singles Social Club holds its monthly meeting on  Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the community room at the Real Canadian Superstore on Gladwin Road. The group hosts social outings and activities such as coffee, dinners, badminton, tennis and more. Info: email, or phone Erwin at 604-308-3837.


Registration for students in Grades 6 and 7 is being taken until Oct. 15 at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) for a spelling bee taking place on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. Register in person at the library or by calling 604-859-7814 (local 229).


Living Room – a faith-based support group for people suffering with mood disorders (depression, anxiety and bipolar) – meets Friday, Oct. 14 from noon to 2 p.m. Meetings are held the second and fourth Fridays of each month at Highland Community Church, 3130 McMillan Rd. Info: Lorraine at 604-504-5374 or, or John at 604-853-2679 or


Tickets are now available for a Fall Down Dance on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Jubilee Hall (7999 Bradner Rd.) with live music by the March Hare Show Band. Doors open at 8 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Tickets are $25, including a late-night snack, and are available at Wilway Lumber (28728 Fraser Hwy.) or at or toll free 1-800-838-3006. For more info, call 604-856-4375.