CRAFTS AND MORE
St. Ann’s Church (33333 Mayfair Ave.) holds a Christmas market on Friday, Nov. 6 from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafters, a bake sale, concessions, raffles and more are included.
IN THE MARKET
The fourth annual Christmas Market at McMillan Elementary (34830 Oakhill Drive) takes place Friday, Nov. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. The event features more than 30 vendors, with free admission and raffle prizes. A concession and dessert cafe are also available.
Centennial Park Elementary (2527 Gladwin Rd.) holds a craft fair on Friday, Nov. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free or a food bank donation.
DANCES EVERY FRIDAY
The Abbotsford Social Activity Association (ASAA) hosts dances every Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at its hall, 33889 Essendene Ave. Cost is $9 for members and $10 for non-members. Bands for November are: Brian Nicholl (Nov. 6), Ben Isaac (Nov. 13), Sweetwater (Nov. 20) and Johnny Hsu (Nov. 27). Info: Rinus at 604-826-6058
FISH AND CHIPS
The ladies auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion in Abbotsford holds a fish and chips night on Friday, Nov. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. A shuttle is available to and from the legion, courtesy of MSA Ford. It can be arranged by calling 604-746-9151.
CRAFT AND FOOD FAIR
The Clearbrook Golden Age Society holds its 26th annual craft and food fair on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. The event includes home-made jewelry, cards, crocheted and knitted items, woodworking, baked goods, honey and preserves.
BUY THE BOOK
A book sale is held at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hardcovers are $2, paperbacks are 50 cents, magazines are three for 25 cents, and DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, etc. are $1. Info: 604-859-7814
LOVE AND LOSS
Peace Lutheran Church (at Ware and Marshall) is the location for The Terrible Beauty of Love and Loss, a reflective evening of sung prayers remembering those loved and lost. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8. Music of Taizé, Iona and Cathy Hardy. Hosted by a local inter-church network. Open to all.
The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley meets for its monthly pot luck dinner at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9 at the Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St. This month’s theme is Iceland. Guests and potential new members who are of Scandinavian ancestry or have an interest in Scandinavia are welcome. Info: Len at 604-857-2740, Eigil at 604-870-8601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 10 is “Islam Today.” The topic on Thursday, Nov. 12 is “Looking at B.C. History Before Technology Took Over.” Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca
The Connect Now business network holds an Abbotsford Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Red 21 restaurant in Chances Playtime Gaming, 30835 Peardonville Rd. Cost at the door is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. RSVP at connectnowbusinessnetwork.com
The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford holds its monthly luncheon meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Phoenix Ballroom, 33780 King Rd. The speaker will be Gwen Settle, who served as a naval operations wren in the Royal Canadian Navy. Info and reservations: bpwabbotsford.ca
The third annual Christmas Market at the Ramada takes place Friday, Nov. 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. Local artisans and crafters will be selling everything from jewelry to home decor. Admission and parking are free. Info: plazacraftmarket.com
WOMEN WITH CANCER
The Women with Cancer Support Group meets for lunch on the third Monday of every month at noon. Call Edith at 604-289-0630 for the location.
The Ex-Brits Club meets once a month in Abbotsford. The group gets together at noon on the third Wednesday of each month at Jo Jo’s Fish and Chips. Info: 604-853-5584
The Abbotsford Machine Knitters Club meets the third Tuesday of each month in Abbotsford. All machine knitters are welcome. Info: Gina at 604-852-2388 or email@example.com
NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP
Nar-Anon Family Group meets every Thursday in Abbotsford at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3845 Gladwin Rd., from 7:30 to 9 p.m. This is a 12-step program for those who have been affected by someone else’s addiction.
Alateen, a part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking, whether it’s a parent, sibling or friend. The group meets every Tuesday in Abbotsford at the Home Society (31581 South Fraser Way), starting at 7:15 p.m. Info: 604-855-1942 or 604-826-5100