SLICE OF LIFE: Nov. 9-14

See what's happening in Abbotsford for the coming week.

NOVEMBERFEST IN BRADNER

Celebrate “Novemberfest” at Bradner Hall on Saturday, Nov. 9 with the renowned band “s-Bahn.” Doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner is served at 7. Buy a stein or bring your own. Tickets are $25 and are available at Wilway Lumber and Hamilton Farms. Info: Teresa at 604-857-5760

SWAP MEET

A swap meet of kids’ items takes place Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly, 3145 Gladwin Rd. “Gently used” kids’ clothing, toys, books, toys, sports equipment and more will be sold. Admission is free.

MENTAL-HEALTH EVENT

A “community learning and discussion event’” in support of families with parents that have mental health concerns takes place Wednesday, Nov. 13. The event runs from 8:30  a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd.  It is hosted by University of the Fraser Valley and the B.C. Schizophrenia Society. Limited space available. RSVP by calling Mark Littlefield at 604-832-0705 or emailing marklittlefield@shaw.ca

NEWCOMERS MEET

The Abbotsford/Mission Newcomers – for women who are new to the area – meets Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Terry Fox elementary, 3071 Babich Rd.  The group also holds social activities, speakers, lunches, dinner and more. Info: Corry at 604-859-4859

LEARNING PLUS

Abbotsford Learning Plus Society holds two workshops next week in its fall series. The topic on Tuesday, Nov. 12 is “Islam: Is it Actually a Threat to Democratic Freedom in North America, Europe or Elsewhere?” The topic on Thursday, Nov. 14 is “Travelling with Ken” as presented by Ken Baker. Both classes run from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Recreation Centre (ARC), 2499 McMillan Rd. Cost is $5, plus $2 drop-in fee to ARC. Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca

BUSINESS WOMEN

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford holds its monthly luncheon meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Cascade Community Church (35190 DeLair Rd.). Speaker is Delores Kirkwood, a former recipient of the Order of B.C., who is a dance teacher, choreographer and adjudicator. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests. RSVP at bpwabbotsford@gmail.com by 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11.

NATURE CLUB

Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club holds its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Abbotsford Middle School (33231 Bevan Ave.), starting at 7:30 p.m. Club member and wildlife biologist Ken Summers will speak about the nature of New Zealand. Everyone welcome. Info: Kathy at 604-854-3203

WOMEN’S CONNECTION

Abbotsford Women’s Connection holds its monthly brunch on Wednesday, Nov.  13 at Garden Park Tower (2825 Clearbrook Rd.), starting at 9:30 a.m. The event features Gail Harrington’s Christmas ideas from her “Silk Degrees” shop and speaker Ann Griffiths discussing “Restoring a Legacy.” Cost is $11. Reservations: Joyce at 604-744-5159 or Rose at 604-852-8240 or abbyconnect-reservations@gmail.com

NETWORK NEWS

Valley Women’s Network holds a Shop Till You Drop luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Royal Canadian Legion (32627 Logan Ave. in Mission). It runs from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for members and $17 for guests. Display tables are available for members to display their products or services. Contact vwn.mission@gmail.com to book a half table.

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

RETIREES MEET

The Central Fraser Valley branch of the Federal Retirees meets Thursday, Nov. 14  at Abbotsford Pentecostal Church, 3145 Gladwin Rd. , starting at 1:30 p.m. Info: Gary at 604-820-9179

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