SLICE OF LIFE: May 1 to 7

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

DANCES EVERY FRIDAY

The Abbotsford Social Activity Association (ASAA) hosts dances every Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at its hall, 33889 Essendene Ave. Cost is $6 for members and $7 for non-members. Bands for May are: Brian Nicholl (May 1), Johnny Hsu (May 8), Grace and the Guys (May 15), Sweetwater (May 22) and Hong Kong Cowboy (May 29). Info: Frank at 604-820-8695

GREEN THUMB SALE

The annual Green Thumb Plant Sale benefitting the Fraser Valley Humane Society, SAINTS Rescue, and Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center takes place on May 2/3 and May 9/10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 32965 Fourth Ave. in Mission. Info: 604-826-3290 or junmo@shaw.ca

ABERDEEN CAR WASH

The Grade 6/7 class of Aberdeen Elementary in Abbotsford is holding a car wash on Saturday, May 2 to raise money for their camp and year-end banquet. The car wash runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at By Pass Auto Sales, 27441 Fraser Hwy. in Aldergrove.

TELECARE FUNDRAISER

Telecare Crisis and Caring Line hosts a fundraiser featuring breakfast, baking and hanging baskets on Saturday, May 2 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, 3215 Trethewey St. Info: 604-852-4058

PLANT AND BAKE SALE

A garage, plant and bake sale takes place May 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 2029 Ware St.

GARDEN CLUB EVENT

Abbotsford Garden Club holds a spring plant and bake sale on Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until all the plants are sold at The Reach Gallery Museum, 32388 Veterans Way.

KUTS FOR KICKOFF

Fire and Ice Hair Company (2100 Whatcom Rd.) holds a “Kuts for Kickoff” event on Sunday, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to raise money for the Abbotsford Falcons Football Association. Haircuts will be offered for a minimum $10 donation. Hot dogs and burgers will be available for purchase.

BLUES CONCERT

The Fraser Valley Blues Society holds a concert featuring blues great Jimmy D Lane on Saturday, May 2 at the Eagles Hall, 33868 Essendene Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance at the Eagles lounge or Tourism Abbotsford, or $25 at the door. Info: fraservalleybluessociety.com

HIKE FOR HOSPICE

The Abbotsford Hospice Society holds its annual Hike for Hospice on Sunday, May 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Mill Lake Park (picnic area off Bevan Ave.) Info: abbotsfordhospice.org or 604-852-2456

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT

The Abbotsford Parkinson’s Support Group meets Monday, May 4 at 2 p.m at Matsqui Rec Centre, 3106 Clearbrook Rd. Info: 604-853-3772

BLANKET TIME

Blankets for the Fraser Valley meets on Thursday, May 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Abbotsford Co-Op hall, 32855 Marshall Rd.  Everyone is welcome to help put together knitted and crocheted blankets together for those in need in Abbotsford.  All materials are supplied. Info: Nancy at 604-504-3713