Hip hop artist Saint Soldier is the guest at the Fraser Valley Poets Society meeting on Monday, March 12. This is just one of several activities in Abbotsford over the next week.

SLICE OF LIFE: March 9 to 16

This is a list of some of the activities in Abbotsford over the next week

NIGHT OF MUSIC

Telecare Crisis Line presents A Night of Music and Singing on Friday, March 9 at Trinity Christian Reformed Church (3215 Trethewey St.) from 7 to 9 p.m. Performers include Cathy Merkel and the Mel Bowker Trio, Dave Nickel, Emily Saathof, Gerald Langbroek, Jake Cazander and Roger Lengkeek. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for Telecare. Info: telecarebc.com

AT THE LEGION

The Abbotsford branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (2513 West Railway St.) holds karaoke tonight (Friday) from 7:30 to 11:30. A general meeting is on Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by a meat draw from 2 to 5 p.m. with Jack and Cookie as entertainment. Breakfast is on Sunday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., and karaoke is on Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m., with a breakfast draw from 3 to 4.

WIND ENSEMBLE

The Fraser Valley Wind Ensemble presents a concert titled Mostly North American on Saturday, March 10 at 2 p.m. at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (32315 South Fraser Way). Info and tickets: fvwe.ca

SCANDINAVIA CLUB

The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley holds its monthly potluck dinner on Monday, March 12 at 6 p.m. at the Masonic Hall (corner or Gladys and Pine). This month’s theme is Sweden. Guests and potential new members who are of Scandinavian ancestry or have an interest in Scandinavia are welcome. Info: Len at 778-255-6782, Eigil at 604-870-8601 or jensenke@shaw.ca.

POETS SOCIETY

The Fraser Valley Poets Society meets Monday, March 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. Hip hop artist Saint Soldier will be the featured guest and reader. Info: fraservalleypoets.com

LEARNING PLUS

Abbotsford Learning Plus presents two classes next week in its fall series. Both sessions run from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Recreation Centre (ARC), 2499 McMillan Rd. The topic on Tuesday, March 13 is “The Future of Food: Global Security and Sustainabilty.” The topic on Thursday, March 15 is “A Visit with Mayor Braun.” Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca

COFFEE CLUB

The Dutch Coffee Club meets the Tuesday, March 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at the House of James, 2743 Emerson St.

STAMP CLUB

The Fraser Valley Stamp Club meets Tuesday, March 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at W. J. Mouat Secondary, 32355 Mouat Drive. Info: dedutch13@shaw.ca or 604-852-5684

NEWCOMERS MEET

The Abbotsford-Mission Newcomers Club meets Tuesday, March 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Terry Fox Elementary, 3071 Babich St. The group is for women new to the area or who have experienced a significant life change in the last three years. This month features guest speaker Ken Hildebrandt from Gallery 7 Theatre. Info: nnac.ca or 604-859-4859

WOMEN’S CONNECTION

Abbotsford Women’s Connection holds a Smashin’ Fashions Breakfast on Wednesday, March 14 at 9:30 a.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. The event features a fashion show with some “interesting” outfits and speaker Cathy Mogus sharing “Living with Integrity in an Unethical World.” Cost is $14. Reservations: Mary at 604-607-5616, Jenny at 604-857-0118 or reservationsabbyconnect@gmail.com

BUSINESS WOMEN

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford meets Wednesday, March 14 at Tanglebank Gardens and Brambles Bistro (29885 Downes Rd.). The speaker will be Connie Friesen, provincial BPW president. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for guests. Book on eventbrite.ca.

NATURE CLUB

The Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club meets Wednesday, March 14 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Ravine Park Hatchery, 2395 Crescent Way. This month features author and artist Lou Mckee with stories of the people and adventures in building a coastal wilderness shelter. Info: abbymissionnatureclub.org or 604-853-4283

WATERMEDIA SOCIETY

The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society meets Thursday, March 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in art room 307 at W. J. Mouat Secondary. Meshaal Alzeer facilitates a presentation on acrylic painting. The drop-in fee for non-members is $5. To reserve a spot, call Carol Portree at 604-850-9694. Info: fvwatermediasociety.com

IN THE GARDEN

The Mt. Lehman Garden Club meets Thursday, March 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mt. Lehman Community Hall (6418 Mt. Lehman Rd.). Speaker will be Dr. Renee Prasad and five students on the topic of invasive species. Info: 604-856-2851

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