SLICE OF LIFE: Nov. 29-Dec. 6

Read about some of the events happening around Abbotsford for the next week.


A craft fair takes place at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre (32900 Marshall Rd.) on Friday, Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the learning centre conference rooms in the Fraser 1 area.


Hominum Fraser Valley meets Friday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. This is an informal discussion 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.


Saint Matthew’s Anglican Church holds a Christmas Fair on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grace Worship Centre, 2087 McMillan Rd. The event includes an artisans’ market, crafts, baking, new-to-you items and a tea room.


A German sing-along takes place on Saturday,  Nov. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (corner of Ware and Marshall). This will be the annual advent program with advent and Christmas songs, stories and poems.  Christmas baking and coffee to follow.  Everyone welcome. Info: Anneliese at 604-859-0822


The Abbotsford SPCA holds Pet Pictures with Santa on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Buckerfield’s, 34633 Vye Rd. The event also includes  barbecued food by donation. All proceeds go to the Abbotsford shelter.


Gladwin Heights United Church (3474 Gladwin Rd.) holds a Mini Christmas Bazaar on Sunday, Dec. 1, starting at 11 a.m. Home baking, canning, crafts, books and Christmas decorations will be for sale. Tea, coffee and goodies are free.


King Road Mennonite Brethren Church (32068 King Rd.) hosts Together We Sing, an inspirational  evening of blended worship and Christmas music, on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Performances by King Road musicians and singers, the Together We Sing Choir, and the piano duo of Mel Bowker and Johannes Weber. Admission is free.


The Abbotsford Gogos hold an event on World AIDS Day (Sunday, Dec. 1) to raise funds for grandmothers in Africa who are raising children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The event, which includes a live auction at 2:45 p.m. , runs from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Restaurant 62, 2001 McCallum Rd. Cost is $30, including a glass of wine and appetizers. For tickets, call Jean at 604-856-4627


Me and My Pet Santa Paws Photos take place Sunday, Dec. 1 to raise funds for Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center. The event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Homestead Nurseryland, 31888 Marshall Rd. Minimum donation is $5.


Trinity Memorial United Church (33737 George Ferguson Way) holds a “Christmas ‘Round the World” community sing-along on Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Donations will be collected for the Abbotsford Food Bank and Cyrus Centre. Local choirs will lead participants in the sing-along, and home-baked holiday goodies will be served.


Blankets for the Fraser Valley holds its monthly meeting on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Fraser Valley Christian Centre, 31929 Mercantile Way.  All are welcome to help put together knitted and crocheted blankets for those in need. All materials are supplied. Donations of yarn are always appreciated. Info: Nancy Gallagher at 604-504-3713


The Abbotsford campus of Sterling School, 33886 Pine St., holds a bake sale on Friday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event includes free samples and hundreds of different home-baked goods such as pies, cakes, breads, candy and preserves.  Gift baskets, poinsettias, and vintage items will also be available, and the coffee shop will be open.  Info: or 604-851-5922


The Abbotsford Social Activity Association (33889 Essendene Ave.) holds a Seniors’ Christmas Dinner on Friday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. The cost is $25, including dinner, door prizes and dancing to the band Sweet Water. For tickets, call Cec at 604-854-1476