The annual Divalicous fundraiser is among the activities taking place in Abbotsford over the next week.

The annual Divalicous fundraiser is among the activities taking place in Abbotsford over the next week.

SLICE OF LIFE: Oct. 13 to 20

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


The launch of the new book Under Siberian Skies by David Funk takes place Saturday, Oct. 14 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Mennonite Heritage Museum, 1818 Clearbrook Rd. At the free event, Funk will talk about his writing process and read from his novel. Info:


Crown Point Villa ll (1450 McCallum Rd.) holds a Harvest Tea on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free for the bake and craft sale. Pumpkin or apple pie with whipped cream or ice cream and tea/coffee is $5. Gluten-free and diabetic pie available. There will also be a prize draw. Info: Barb at 604-854-8012


The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley holds its monthly potluck dinner at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16 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 778-255-6782, Eigil at 604-870-8601 or


The Abbotsford Hospice Society hosts its annual Divalicious fundraiser on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the Phoenix Ballroom, 33780 King Rd. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The event includes dinner, drinks, entertainment and a fashion show. Tickets are $50 and are available online at


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, Oct. 17 is “Mindfulness and Wellbeing.” The topic on Thursday, Oct. 19 is “Facing Death While Trekking Through Himalayan Medieval Nepalese Hamlets.” Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or


The B. C. Lung Better Breathers meets at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. Info: 604-746-7721


The Move Fashion Show to raise money for the Warm Zone takes place Friday, Oct. 20 at the Community Arts Addition (2329 Crescent Way), starting at 6:30 p.m. The event showcases locally designed and made clothing for children and women, a live concert by Brennan Sinclair, a kids’ activity area, shopping and more. Info and tickets:


The annual West Coast Women’s Show is held at Tradex in Abbotsford from Oct. 20 to 22, featuring more than 400 exhibitor booths with all the latest products and services for women. There will also be entertainment on four stages, including celebrity speakers, fashion shows, cooking demos, calendar firefighters and more. Tickets and info:


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, bipolar disorder, anxiety and panic attacks. Friends and family are also invited. Info: Christine at 604-854-9404


Carpet bowling takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Cost is $1.25. Info: 604-853-5532