Slice of Life: Nov. 26-Dec. 5

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

BOOK SIGNING

Mary Buckerfield White will sign copies of her book “Buckerfield: The Story of a Vancouver Family” on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Abbotsford Buckerfield’s Country Store location (34633 Vye Rd.), along with Philip Sherwood, an Abbotsford writer who co-authored the book. White is the only child of Ernie Buckerfield – who built his feeds, seeds and fertilizer business empire from nothing – and his wife Amy. Info: lifewriters.ca/buckerfield, info@lifewriters.ca or 604-864-9152.

AFTER 5 EVENT

Abbotsford After 5 holds a “Cranberry-licious Christmas Dinner” on Monday, Nov. 28 at ABC Restaurant (32080 Marshall Rd.), starting at 6:30 p.m. The event features a presentation on ways to use cranberries, and internationally known author and speaker Grace Fox sharing “More Than Toys and Tinsel.” Reservations: Pat at 604-856-7513 or email dfolson@shaw.ca

ABOUT AGING

Fraser Health’s Home Health holds a free education/information session on “Successful Aging.” The program takes place Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Abbotsford Community Services, 2420 Montrose Ave. The session will focus on what can be done to maintain health and what resources are available in the community. Info: 604-556-5000

BRAIN WORKS

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. hosts a workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Tabor Home in the assisted living chapel (31954 Sunrise Cres.). The session covers way to protect and maintain the brain, including strategies and goals for improving the health of mind, body and spirit. For more information or to register, leave a message at the resource centre for Abbotsford and Mission at 604-859-3889 or send an email to jarmit@alzheimerbc.org

DIABETES LUNCH

The Canadian Diabetes Association hosts a Christmas luncheon on Monday, Dec. 5 featuring a three-course turkey dinner prepared and served by the Cascade Culinary Arts School at the Salvation Army’s Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. The luncheon runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. and includes games and a silent auction to raise money for a children’s camp. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased or reserved in advance by noon on Nov. 30 by calling George at 604-859-9621.

BLANKET TIME

The Abbotsford chapter of Blankets for Canada meets Thursday, Dec. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Fraser Valley Christian Centre, 31929 Mercantile Way  (behind Ricky’s restaurant). All are welcome to help put knitted and crocheted blankets together for those in need in Abbotsford. Donations of yarn are always appreciated. All materials are supplied. Info: Nancy Gallagher at 604-504-3713

ENGLISH PRACTICE

English practice groups will be held at Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) on Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. The session is presented in co-operation with Mission Community Services. For more information, call the library at 604-826-6610.

READING BUDDIES

Mission Library is looking for adult volunteers to assist with the Reading Buddies program, a partnership between the library and Mission Literacy in Motion. The program aims to help children who are struggling with reading to improve their confidence and skill level through weekly practice sessions. It pairs high school students and adults with children in Grades 1 to 4. The pairs practise reading, play literacy-based games and use library materials to help foster a love of reading. An orientation session is held for all potential Big Buddies. Ask for a form at the information desk of Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) or call 604-826-6610.

DADDY AND ME

A free breakfast drop-in takes place every Saturday for dads and their children under six years old. My Daddy and Me runs from 9 to 11 a.m. at New Beginnings daycare adjacent to W. J. Mouat Secondary at 32355 Mouat Drive. Info:  www.abbydads.ca or call Ed at 604-850-7303 (ext. 3)

TOPS MEETINGS

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a weight loss support group, meets every Monday from 6:15 to 8 p.m. at Bethel Reformed Church, 3260 Gladwin Rd. Info:  Larry at 604-768-8767 or Helena at 604-850-5470

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