SLICE OF LIFE: Nov. 10 to 18

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


The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley meets for its monthly potluck dinner at 6 p.m.. on Monday, Nov. 13 at the Masonic Hall (corner of Gladys and Pine). This month’s theme is Norway. 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 email


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, Nov. 14 is “Overdose Update and Information on Recognition and Response.” The topic on Thursday, Nov. 14 is “They’re Not Scary: An Intergenerational Dance Project.” Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or


The Fraser Valley Stamp Club meets Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at W. J. Mouat Secondary (32366 Mouat Drive). The evening includes an auction. Info: 604-852-5684


The Abbotsford-Mission Newcomers Club meets Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Trinity Memorial United Church. 33737 George Ferguson Way. This is a women’s social group for those who are new to the area. Info: 604-859-4859


Literacy Matters Abbotsford holds its annual general meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Community Aboriginal Centre, 3277 Gladwin Rd. Everyone is welcome.


Abbotsford Women’s Connection hosts a Holiday Fun Breakfast on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 9:30 a.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2528 Clearbrook Rd. Karine Jesus will show some creative food and decorating ideas for the Christmas season and speaker Carola Meerkerk, singer/songwriter, will share a song and her talk about Never Giving Up. Cost is $14. Reservations: Mary at 604-607-5616, Jenny at 604-857-0118 or


The Mt. Lehman Garden Club meets Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at Mt. Lehman Community Hall. Roberta Latham will give a presentation on the botanical celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Info: 604-856-5865


The Abbotsford Genealogical Society presents “Storykeeping 101” on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at The Reach Gallery Museum (32388 Veterans Way). The presentation includes examples and ideas for writing short family vignettes and essays. Cost is $2 for non-members. Info:


The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society meets Thursday, Nov. 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at W. J. Mouat Secondary, art room 307. Artists Laurie Thomasson, Carol Portree and Pat Maertz, will offer a demo on techniques they have learned from recent art workshops. The drop-in fee for non-members is $5. Call Carol at 604-850-9694 to reserve a spot. Info:


Abbotsford Alcoholics Anonymous holds its annual luncheon on Friday, Nov. 17 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way. The free event includes speakers, a comedy skit, a short film presentation and table discussions. Book a seat by calling Jim at 604-615-6264 or emailing


A Christmas Marketplace takes place Friday, Nov. 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. at McMillan Elementary. Th event includes vendors, entertainment, free family photos, a concession, free Santa photos and more. Info 604-504-3042


Novemberfest takes place Saturday, Nov. 18 at Bradner Hall (5305 Bradner Rd.). The event includes a traditional Bavarian buffet, music by the band S-Bahn, a cash bar, contests and prizes. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at Wilway Lumber or Davis Meats.