Slice of Life: May 16 to 20


The Fraser Valley branch of the B.C. Government Retired Employees’ Association meets Monday, May 16 at Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 George Ferguson Way, starting at 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker is April Lewis of the Canadian Association of Retired People. Info: 604-859-4492.


Are you interested in learning how to write dialogue? Speaker Helene Littman will discuss how to create dialogue at the next Word Keepers meeting at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., on Wednesday, May 18, from 7-8:30 p.m. Littman has been teaching early American literature at UFV for three years. Word Keepers is a writers’ group in Mission that offers encouragement for all writers. They meet on the third Wednesday of the month at the Mission Library. The event is open to all and is free. Info: 604-826-6610.


A group for Christian singles called Single Focus is holding more then 50 events from now through to Christmas. Events include worship, prayer, Bible teachings, testimonials, outreaches, hiking, biking, picnics, concerts and more. It’s open to all singles over 30. Info: or c604-859-2345.


The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s Support and Information Group for Caregivers’ group has two meetings on Wednesday, May 18 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. and again from 7-8:30 p.m. in Abbotsford. For more info and to register, call 604-859-3889 and leave a message.


The Ex-Brits group meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. twice a month – the first Tuesday at the Royal Canadian Legion in Abbotsford and the third Wednesday at C-Lovers Fish and Chips. The next date is Wednesday, May 18.


Join military genealogist Jim Harris at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 at Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, as he discusses Canadian military genealogical research. The program is free but requires registration by calling 604-859-7814.


The monthly meeting of the Mt. Lehman Garden Club is on Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m. in the Mt. Lehman Community Hall, 6418 Mt Lehman Rd. The topic will be ponds, from in-ground to patio planters.  Everyone is welcome.  Info: Barbara at 604-856-6902.


The Abbotsford Prostate Cancer Support Group meets Thursday, May 19 at the Peace Lutheran Church on the corner of Marshall Road and Ware starting at 7:30 p.m. Info: Val Strijack at 604-856-5863.


Baby Time is an interactive story-time with books, songs and rhymes being held at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., from 10:30-11 a.m. on Friday May 20. For more info, call 604-826-6610.


Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support groups, has various meeting dates and locations in Abbotsford. For more details, call Linda at 604-462-9326.