SLICE OF LIFE: Nov. 16-22

See what's happening in the communities of Abbotsfo

BAKE SALE

The Fraser Valley Humane Society hosts a bake sale on Friday, Nov. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Prospera Credit Union, 32423 Lougheed Hwy. in Mission. Info: 604-820-2977

LIVING ROOM

The Living Room Support Group – for people living with  anxiety, depression and  bipolar – meets Friday, Nov. 16 from noon to 2 p.m. at New Life Church, 35270 DeLair Rd. Info: Brenda at 604-853-5043

BAHA’I DiNNER

The Baha’i community in Abbotsford holds a multi-faith dinner, devotional and discussion on Saturday, Nov. 17. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Abbotsford Seniors’ Association drop-in centre, 2631 Cyril St. The event is free and open to the public.

INVERGLEN BAZAAR

The Inverglen Scottish Dancers host their annual Christmas bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Dance performances take place at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p..m and 1:30 p.m. Admission is free. Info: inverglenscottishdancers.com

GLENDA’S COTTAGE

Mrs. Claus and Santa visit Glenda’s Christmas Cottage (4557 Mt. Lehman Rd.) on Saturday, Nov. 17. Mrs. Claus will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to decorate cookies and do crafts. There will also be hot chocolate and popcorn by the bonfire, and a visit from Santa. The event is free.

BAKING AND CRAFTS

United Church Women host a “Hi Ho Come to the Fayre” event on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 George Ferguson Way. Christmas baking, crafts, gifts and knitted items will be sold. A soup lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HYMN SING

Clearbrook MB Church (2719 Clearbrook Rd.) holds a hymn sing on Sunday, Nov. 18 with the Chancel Choir, North Oaks Trio, and Russ and Carolyn Bayley. The event starts at 7 p.m. Info: 604-850-6607 or office@clearbrookmbchurch.ca

PROBUS CLUB

Chico Newell, a  coroner from the Interior, will speak to the Probus Club of Abbotsford on  Monday, Nov. 19 at 9 a.m. at the Best Western Regency Inn and Conference Centre, 32110 Marshall Rd. Probus is open to all retired or soon-to-retire professional and business people.

TRAVEL CLUB

The Singles Travel Club meets Monday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. for dinner at the ABC Family Restaurant, 32080 Marshall Rd. The club offers group tours for single people. RSVP to Val at 1-877-523-7823 (ext. 304) or visit singlestravelclub.ca for more information.

IT’S A GIRL

The Girl Kind Foundation hosts a screening of the film “It’s a Girl” in partnership with the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) on Monday, Nov. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event takes place in room B101 at UFV (33844 King Rd.). Info: girlkind.org or 604-851-6325

GENEALOGY SOCIETY

The Abbotsford Genealogy Society meets  on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker Lorraine Irving will discuss “Scottish Roots.”  Doors open at 6 p.m.

LEARNING PLUS

Abbotsford Learning Plus Society holds two classes next week, both starting at 10 a.m. at Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Rd.  On Tuesday, Nov. 20, Lee Treloar discusses “Cuba at the Crossroads.” On Thursday, Nov. 22, retired Salvation Army officers Fred and Hilary Jackson discuss “Life After Genocide.” Info: 604-302-1685, abbylearnplus@gmail.com or learningplus.ca

NETWORK NEWS

The Abbotsford chapter of the Valley Women’s Network hosts its monthly luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the Best Western Regency Inn and Conference Centre (32110 Marshall Rd.), starting at 11:30 a.m. This month features the annual “Shop Till You Drop” event. Cost is $20 for members and $22 for guests. RSVP at vwnabbyreservations@gmail.com or at valleywomensnetwork.com

WATERCOLOUR SOCIETY

The Fraser Valley Watercolour Society holds its monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. in artroom 103 at Abbotsford Senior Secondary, 33355 Bevan Ave. Drop-in fee is $5 for non-members. Info: Carol Portree at 604-850-9694

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