Slice of Life: Nov. 28 to Dec. 5

XMAS TEA & BAKE SALE

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #15 Abbotsford, is holding its annual Christmas Tea & Bake Sale  on Saturday, Nov. 29  from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Abbotsford Legion, 2513 West Railway.

 

LEGION BINGO

Bingo is held every Sunday as the Abbotsford Legion (2513 West Railway St.) at 2 p.m. Cost is 50 cents per ticket and all players over the age of 19 are welcome. Info: Peter at columbia.49@shaw.ca or call the branch at 604-853-1711.

 

CRAFT FAIR

Abbotsford Centennial Park Elementary (2527 Gladwin Rd.) holds a craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and donations will be accepted for the food bank.

 

CHRISTMAS FAIR

The St. Matthew’s Christmas Fair takes place at Grace Church (2087 McMillan Rd.) on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It includes an artisan market, Christmas baking, a kids’ corner and more. Lunch will be available.

 

GERMAN SING-ALONG

A German sing-along takes place on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (corner of Ware and Marshall). This is the annual Advent and Christmas carol singing. Refreshments to follow. Everyone welcome. Info: Anneliese at 604-859-0822.

 

CHORAL VESPERS

Emmanuel Free Reformed Church (3386 Mt. Lehman Rd.) holds choral vespers for Advent on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 8 to 9 p.m. with meditative readings and choral music in preparation for Christmas. Admission is by donation. Info: pcda.bc.ca

 

SALLY ANN SUPPORT

The Glass Hive Studio (30273 Canary Court) holds its third annual Salvation Army fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 29 and Sunday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Included are door prizes, refreshments, demonstrations on fused glass, pottery, glass jewelry and more. Info: 604-615-6902

 

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT

The Abbotsford Parkinson’s Support Group meets Monday, Dec. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 P.M. for its annual Christmas luncheon at the ABC Country Restaurant, 32080 Marshall Rd. Speaker will be Ryan Walter, former president of the Abbotsford Heat hockey team and former NHL player. Tickets are $12. Call Sandra at 778-808-7393 or Carolyn at 604-853-3772 to reserve.

 

DIABETES GROUP

The Abbotsford branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) holds a Christmas fundraising luncheon on Monday, Dec. 1 at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. Tickets are $16, with proceeds going to the CDA. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Call Lauretta at 604-701-7985 or email lmgauthier@shaw.ca for tickets.

 

HOLIDAY LUNCHEON

The Central Fraser Valley branch of the National Association of Federal Retirees hosts its Christmas luncheon on Monday, Dec. 1 at noon at The Rancho, 35110 DeLair Rd. Food items will be collected for the Salvation Army. Cost for the lunch is $5 for members. For tickets, call Phil at 604-462-9609 or 604-855-3036.

 

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, Dec. 2 is “A Country on the Move.” The topic on Thursday, Dec. 4 is “Another Paddling Adventure with Freda and Ted.” Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca

 

RETIREES MEET

The Municipal Pension Retirees Association holds its next meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. at Trinity Memorial United Churchy,  33737 George Ferguson Way. A speaker from the BC Securities Commission will pass on information for seniors who invest their money.

 

BLOOD TYPING

Canadian Blood Services hosts a free blood-typing event on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sprott Shaw College, 33655 Essendene Ave. No actual blood donations will be taken, but people ages 17 to 71 can find out their blood type on the spot. Info: blood.ca

 

TEACHERS MEET

The Abbotsford District Retired Teachers’ Association holds its Christmas luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at the Phoenix Lounge on King Road, starting at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $20. Call W. Anthony at 778-856-1750 to reserve a spot.

 

CAROL FESTIVAL

The third annual Community Christmas Carol Festival takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 George Ferguson Way. The sing-along includes several choirs. Admission is free, but a cash or food donation for the food bank is appreciated.

 

STARFISH AWARDS

Psalm 23 Transition Society holds it Starfish Awards dinner and auction fundraiser on Friday, Dec. 5 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Bakerview Church, 2285 Clearbrook Rd. Tickets are $50 and can be reserved by calling Marvin at 604-870-5616 or emailing psalm23society@shaw.ca. Info: psalm23society.com

 

MOOD DISORDERS

The Mood Disorders Association support group in Abbotsford meets the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Services (2420 Montrose Ave.) It is open to those who have mood disorders such as depression, manic depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Friends and family are also invited. Info: Christine at 604-854-9404

 

CARPET BOWLING

Carpet bowling takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Cost is $1.25. Info: 604-853-5532