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 www.learningplus.ca.

FISH AND CHIPS

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.

BOOT DRIVE

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.

ANIME AT LIBRARY

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.

SOCIAL CLUB

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.

MUSEUM VISIT

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.

QUILTERS MEET

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: abbotsfordquilters.org

BUSINESS WOMEN

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 – bpwabbotsford@gmail.com

SINGLES CLUB

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 amasingles@shaw.ca, or phone Erwin at 604-308-3837.

SPELLING BEE

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

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 lorraineisaak@hotmail.com, or John at 604-853-2679 or konconsult@gmail.com

FALL DOWN DANCE

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 brownpapertickets.com or toll free 1-800-838-3006. For more info, call 604-856-4375.