SLICE OF LIFE: Nov. 15-21

See what's happening around the communities of Abbotsford and Mission.


Soroptimist International of Abbotsford-Mission hosts the “Hot Hollywood Nights” charity dinner and auction on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Best Western City Lodge, 32281 Lougheed Hwy. in Mission. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Music and dancing will be to the sounds of D.J. Lancelot. Proceeds go to the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre. Tickets are $60 and are available at 604-852-2686 (ext. 0) or 604-820-9536 (ext. 1).


Kids of all ages are invited to decorate Christmas cookies and do crafts with Mrs. Claus on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the opening of Glenda’s Christmas Cottage, 4557 Mt. Lehman Rd., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be hot chocolate and popcorn by the bonfire and an appearance from Santa. Info:


Mission Friends of the Library holds a book sale on Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16 at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. Hours are noon to 4:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Info: 604-826-6610


Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church (2719 Clearbrook Rd.) holds a hymn sing on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. with the Chancel Choir, Royal Heirs and The Singing Men. Info: 604-850-6607 or


The Canadian Cancer Society hosts a drop-in information session on Monday, Nov. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. at #128 – 31935 South Fraser Way. The presentation begins at 6 p.m. Learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities in the community. Information and registration: Leah Dullum at or 604-533-1668 (ext. 338)


The Scandinavia Club of the Fraser Valley meets Monday, Nov. 18 at the Masonic Hall (33860 Pine St.) for a potluck dinner and entertainment, starting at 6 p.m. This month’s focus is on Norway. Guest speaker will be the Norwegian consul general from Vancouver. Info: Len at 604-857-2740, Eigil at 604-870-8601 or email


The Singles Travel Club meets Monday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. for dinner at the ABC restaurant at 32080 Marshall Rd. The group offers tours for solo travellers. RSVP to Val at 1-877-523-7823 (ext. 304), or visit for more information.


“Fall Prevention” is the topic of two sessions next week in the free monthly senior health series offered at Abbotsford Recreation Centre (2499 McMillan Rd.). The program runs Wednesday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


The Mission Sumas Abbotsford Better Breathers Club meets Thursday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. The group is for those living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and/or asthma.


The Abbotsford Genealogy Society holds its monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21 at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way. Chris Longley gives a presentation called “The Birthday Book Mystery.” Doors open at 6 p.m., and the business meeting and speaker will follow. Info:


The Prostate Cancer Support Group meets Thursday, Nov. 21 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (corner of Ware and Marshall) in Abbotsford. Info: Val at 604-856-5863 or


The annual Ehsaas South Asian Readers and Writers Festival takes place Thursday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies (CICS), room F125 at the Abbotsford campus of University of the Fraser Valley, 33844 King Rd. Three authors will be featured: Raminder Sidhu, Hugh Johnston and Ashok Bhargava. There will also be a reading from the CICS book “A Soldier Remembers” based on the memoirs of Lieut. Pritam Singh Jauhal. The event is free and open to the public.


The Women with Cancer Support Group meets Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at Garden Park Tower (2825 Clearbrook Rd.). Info: Edith at 604-289-0630


Volunteers are needed for the Reading Buddy program at both the Clearbrook Library and Abbotsford Community Library. The program pairs high school students and/or adult volunteers with children in Grades 1 to 4 who need extra help with their reading skills. An orientation session is provided to all volunteers. Application forms are available at the Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) and the Abbotsford Community Library, (33355 Bevan Ave.).