Cookie decorating with Santa and Mrs. Claus takes place Saturday, Nov. 4 at Glenda’s Christmas Cottage in Abbotsford. It is just one of several activities taking place over the next week. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Cookie decorating with Santa and Mrs. Claus takes place Saturday, Nov. 4 at Glenda’s Christmas Cottage in Abbotsford. It is just one of several activities taking place over the next week. (Abbotsford News file photo)

SLICE OF LIFE: Nov. 3 to 10

This is a list of some of the activities in Abbotsford over the next week

IN THE MARKET

A Christmas Market takes place at St. Ann’s Parish Centre (33333 Mayfair Ave.) from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4. More than 90 vendor tables will be on hand.

COMEDY CALLS

Telecare Crisis Line hosts Comedy Calls – a comedy night with Cliff Prang, ventriloquist Bill Strom and the Strom Brothers improv group on Friday, Nov. 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ross Road Community Church, 3160 Ross Rd. Tickets are $25 and are available online at eventbrite.ca. Info: telecarebc.com or 604-852-4058

FISH AND CHIPS

The Abbotsford Legion (2513 West Railway St.) holds a fish and chips dinner on Friday, Nov. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $12. Karaoke follows from 7:30 to 11 p.m. A meat draw takes place Saturday, Nov. 4 from 2 to 5 p.m. with music by Sweetwater. Info: 604-853-1711

COOKIE TIME

Cookie decorating with Santa and Mrs. Claus takes place Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Glenda’s Christmas Cottage, 4557 Mt. Lehman Rd. The free event also includes popcorn and hot chocolate. Donations will be accepted for Matthew’s House.

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT

The Abbotsford Parkinson’s Support Group meets Monday, Nov. 6 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Matsqui Rec Centre, 3106 Clearbrook Rd. Researchers Sun Nee Tan from UBC will share information. Info: Carolyn at 604-853-3772 or harcarkrahn@gmail.com

DIABETES GROUP

The Abbotsford branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association meets Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd. Tickets will be available for the Christmas luncheon. Info: 604-701-7985

LIBRARY FRIENDS

The Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries meet Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way). The Friends assist at library events, run fundraising initiatives and more. Info: 604-859-7814

WE ARE ABBOTSFORD

“We Are Abbotsford,” a free public event designed to bring a deeper understanding of the multicultural community, takes place Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Reach Gallery Museum (32388 Veterans Way). The free event includes a live performance by hip hop artist Saint Soldier, community art, spoken word, an art exhibition, turban tying, henna, poetry in different languages and more. Free tickets are available online at eventbrite.ca

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. 7 is “Holmberg House: Abbotsford’s Hospice.” The topic on Thursday, Nov. 9 is “Understanding the Importance of Storytelling for LGBTQ Movements.” Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca

BUSINESS WOMEN

The Business and Professional Women of Abbotsford meets Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Tangebank Gardens Brambles Bistro, 29985 Downes Rd. Guest speaker will be Lt. Kay van Akker, with a tribute to women in the military. Tickets are available at eventbrite.ca. Info: bpwabbotsford.ca

NATURE CLUB

The Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club meets Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Ravine Park Hatchery, 2395 Crescent Way. Speaker Dr. Mike Pearson will discuss “But is it Working? Monitoring the Effectiveness of Habitat Projects.” Info: 604-853-4283 or haroos12@gmail.com