SLICE OF LIFE: March 8-14

See what's happening around the city of Abbotsford.

LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE

Abbotsford Community Library, located in Abbotsford Senior Secondary at 33555 Bevan Ave., holds an open house on Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Musician Tony Prophet entertains at 11 a.m., and Norden the Magician performs at 1:15.  Info: 604-853-1753

SPAGHETTI AND DANCING AT LEGION

The Royal Canadian Legion in Abbotsford (2513 West Railway) holds a spaghetti dinner and dance on Friday, March 8. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., and dancing is from 7:30 to 11 p.m. with Music by Syd.

BIG BAND DANCE

A Big Band Dance with music by the Moonliters takes place Saturday, March 9 from 6:45 to 11:30 p.m. at Matsqui Community Hall, 33676 St. Olaf Ave. Tickets are $20 and are available at King’s Music or by phone, 604-853-5996.

SCANDINAVIAN CLUB MEETS

The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley meets at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 11 at the Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St. (corner of Gladys and Pine). The evening includes a potluck dinner and entertainment with a Finnish theme. Info: Len at 604-857-2740 or Catherine at 604-852-7822

IN TOUCH WITH THE DUTCH

The “Keep in Touch with the Dutch” coffee club meets Monday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at Intercity Cafe, #180 2655 Clearbrook Rd.

GROUP FOR NEWCOMERS

The Abby/Mission Newcomers Club meets Tuesday, March 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Terry Fox Elementary (3071 Babich Rd.). Info: 604-859-4859 or corry1@telus.net

DRAGON BOAT TEAM MEETS

The Spirit Abreast Dragon Boat Team, which includes members from Abbotsford, holds its first team meeting of the year on Tuesday, March 12 at Decades Coffee Shop (45846 Wellington Ave. in Chilliwack), starting at 7 p.m. The team consists of women who have had a breast cancer diagnosis. Info: Jean at 604-792-6259, Marie at 604-853-8442 or spiritabreast.com

BIOLOGIST SPEAKS AT NATURE CLUB

Join the Abbotsford Mission Nature Club to hear biologist Ken Summers speak on the wildlife, plants, geography and indigenous peoples of New Zealand, Fiji, and Vanuatu on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Middle School (33231 Bevan Ave.). Info: 604-854-3203

MAKE THE CONNECTION

Abbotsford Women’s Connection holds a “Fling into Spring”  breakfast on Wednesday, March 13 at Garden Park Tower (2825 Clearbrook Rd.), starting at 9:30 a.m.  Cost is $11. RSVP to abbyconnectreservations@gmail.com. Info: Joyce at 604-744-5159 or Rose at 604-852-8240.

WOMEN’S NETWORK MEETS IN MISSION

Valley Women’s Network in Mission holds its monthly luncheon on Thursday, March 14 at the Royal Canadian Legion (32627 Logan Ave.) from 11:30  a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $15 for members and $17 for guests. RSVP at vwn.mission@gmail.com.

AGM FOR MUSEUM SOCIETY

The MSA Museum Society holds its annual general meeting on Thursday, March 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Heritage Gallery (2313 Ware St.). Info: 604-853-0313

TWO CLASSES FOR LEARNING PLUS

Abbotsford Learning Plus holds two classes next week. The topic on Tuesday, March 12 is “How Many Elephants Were There?” about a trip to Africa. The topic on Thursday, March 14 is “How to Harness Your History” about family histories. Both classes are from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Rec Centre, 2499 McMillan Rd. The cost is $5 plus admission to the centre. Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca

MEETING FOR RETIRED WORKERS

The Central Fraser Valley branch of the federal retirees of the FSNA meets Thursday, March 14 at Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly (3145 Gladwin Rd.). Info: Gary at 604-820-9179