SLICE OF LIFE: May 25-28

See what's happening around the city of Abbotsford.

DRIVE ONE

A Drive One 4UR Community event takes place Saturday, May 25 in Abbotsford in support of Cares Counselling and Restoration Services.The fundraiser runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sevenoaks Alliance Church (2575 Gladwin Rd., behind West Oaks Mall). Ford Canada and the MSA Ford in Abbotsford will donate $20 for every test drive, up to 300, of a Ford vehicle at the event. That money will be matched by a donor, for a potential fundraising total of $12,000.  Krispy Kreme donuts and hot dogs will also be sold. Cares provides counselling services at subsidized rates to its clients. Info: cares.ca or 604-853-8916

GOSPEL BANQUET

The Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship hosts its spring banquet on Saturday, May 25 at Garden Park Tower (2825 Clearbrook Rd.), starting at 6:30 p.m. Featured speakers are Merv and Merla Watson, who have been involved in the music industry and have traveled extensively in Europe and Israel for many years. They have an exciting story to share about their lives, and many miracles to report, including Merla’s accident where her wrist was crushed by a piano.  A top surgeon predicted she would never play again, but she had a phenomenal instantaneous miracle Tickets are $15.  For reservations, call Marcus Unger at 604-850-3500 or Geof Woodford at 604-855-1910.

HELPING ELIZABETH

Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center in Abbotsford will be the recipient on Saturday, May 25 of volunteer work performed by Telus employees as part of their annual Day of Giving event. A team will be on hand from noon to 4 p.m. to help paint cages, add gravel to the driveway, weed the grounds near animal cages, and clean up the site on Verdon Way.

GERMAN SING-ALONG

A German sing-along takes place Saturday, May 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (corner of Ware and Marshall). Refreshments will follow.  Everyone is welcome. Info:  604-859-0822 (Anneliese)

SPCA OPEN HOUSE

The Abbotsford SPCA hosts an open house and barbecue on Saturday, May 25 from noon to 3 p.m.  at  its location at 34312 Industrial Way. Info: 604-850-1584

WRITERS MEET

The Fraser Valley Professional Writers Association of Canada meets Tuesday, May 28 from 6:30 to 8:30  p.m. at The Roasted Grape, 33757 South Fraser Way. Join professional writers to share stories and network. RSVP to lynda@thewayofwords.com with PWAC in the subject line.

SKILLS CONNECT

A free information session takes place Tuesday, May 28 for the Skills Connect for Immigrants Program.  The session runs from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Community Futures office, #1 31726 South Fraser Way. The program helps new immigrants with assistance finding work in their field of choice, job search techniques, introductions to employers, and more. Register at 604-866-0257