SLICE OF LIFE: Nov. 25 to Dec. 2

The following is a list of just some of the activities taking place in Abbotsford over the following week

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Gateway Community Church (2884 Gladys Ave.) holds a Christmas Arts and Crafts Show on Friday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event includes more than 35 vendors, live music and more. Info: gatewaycrc.org

CHRISTMAS FAIR

Saint Matthew’s Church (2087 McMillan Rd.) holds a Christmas Fair on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes a bake sale, a craft sale and artisan booths. Admission is free. Lunch will be available for $5.

IN THE MARKET

A Christmas market takes place at Straiton Community Hall (4698 Sumas Mtn. Rd.) on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair includes vintage furniture, home decor, homemade gifts, local artisans and fresh-cut Christmas trees. Admission is $5, which includes hot apple cider, caramel popcorn and a photo at the vintage sleigh booth. Partial proceeds go to the Starfish Pack program.

BAKING AND CRAFTS

The ladies auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion in Abbotsford (2513 West Railway St.) holds a bake and craft sale on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Coffee and a slice of pie will be available for $5.

JINGLE PAWS

Jingle Paws Portraits take place Saturday, Nov. 25 and Sunday, Nov. 26 as a fundraiser for the Be Brave campaign to support an Abbotsford girl and her single mom as she battles leukemia. For more details or to book a time, email sunflowerphotography@hotmail.com. Cost is $45.

GERMAN SING-ALONG

A German sing-along and Advent/Christmas program is held Saturday, Nov. 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (corner of Ware and Marshall). Refreshments are served. Info: Anneliese at 604-859-0822

ADVENT VESPERS

Valley CrossWay Church holds Advent Vespers on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Calvin Presbyterian Church, 33911 Hazelwood Ave.

HOMINUM MEETS

Hominum Fraser Valley meets Monday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. This is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bisexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. For information and meeting location, call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.

LEARNING PLUS

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. 29 is “Travel Stories of Prince Edward Island.” The topic on Thursday, Dec. 1 is “Backyard Garden Beauty.” Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca

BLANKET TIME

Blankets for the Fraser Valley meets Thursday, Dec. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. at  the Abbotsford Co-Op, 32855 Marshall Rd. All are welcome to help put knitted and crocheted blankets together for those in need in Abbotsford. All materials are supplied. Info: Nancy Gallagher at 604-504-3713

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