SLICE OF LIFE: March 25 to April 1

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

GERMAN SING-ALONG

A German sing-along takes place Saturday, March 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (corner of Marshall and Ware). Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.  Info: Anneliese at 604-859-0822

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT

The Side by Side Caregiver and Family Support Group meets Saturday, March 26 from 9:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Mt. Lehman United Church, 6256 Mt. Lehman Rd. Speaker Gordon Taylor, a lawyer, will discuss topics such as representation agreements and power of attorney. Info: sidebysidecare.org or 778-982-0489

RETIRED WORKERS

The Abbotsford branch of the B.C. Government Retired Employees’ Association meets Monday, March 28 at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 33737 George Ferguson Way. Guest speaker  will be from the pensions department. Info: Jerry Gosling at 604-864-2986

HOMINUM MEETS

Hominum Fraser Valley meets Monday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. 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.

LEARNING PLUS

Abbotsford Learning Plus presents two classes next week in its spring series. Both sessions run from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Recreation Centre (ARC), 2499 McMillan Rd. The topic on Tuesday, March 29 is “Developing the Community Health Centre.” The topic on Thursday, March 31 is “Echoes of an Ocean.” Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca

PROFESSIONAL WRITERS

The Fraser Valley chapter of the Professional Writers Association of Canada meets Tuesday, March 29 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Kariton Gallery, 2387 Ware St. Guests are always welcome. An RSVP is requested at pwacfv@gmail.com

UFV LECTURE

A free lecture with Dr. Catherine Hickson takes place Wednesday, March 30 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at University of the Fraser Valley (33844 King Rd.), lecture theatre, B101. Hickson, who was an eyewitness to the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens, will discuss the destructive regions of the planet and the earth forces that create such environments. Info: events.ufv.ca

CITIZENSHIP PREP

Abbotsford Community Services offers a free citizenship preparation class, starting Friday, April 1 at 2420 Montrose Ave. Participants study Canada’s history, geography, economy, government and more to prepare for the knowledge test. The class runs every Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. until May 27. Registration is required by contacting Elise at 604-866-5970 or elise.marier@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com. Free childcare is available.

JOB READINESS

A free employment readiness class for newcomers to Canada runs every Friday from April 1 to May 6 at Abbotsford Community Services, 2420 Montrose Ave. Sessions take place from 10 a.m. to noon. Register with Bibi at 604-308-5427 or mcmentoring@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com

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