The Abbotsford Learning Plus Society presents two classes next week in its fall series. The topic on Tuesday, Oct. 15 is “The 1950s in Canada and the Fraser Valley” with Molly Ungar from the UFV history department. The topic on Thursday, Oct. 17 is “A Renaissance Man: The Allure of Leonardo da Vinci” with Jill Bain from the UFV visual arts department. Both classes run from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Recreation Centre (ARC), 2499 McMillan Rd. Cost is $5, plus the $2 drop-in fee for ARC. Info: learningplus.ca or 778-808-7377
The Abbotsford chapter of the Valley Women’s Network meets Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. for lunch and networking. Reserve at email@example.com or abbotsfordvwn.eventbrite.com
DUTCH COFFEE CLUB
Keep in Touch with the Dutch Coffee Club meets Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at Intercity Cafe, #180 2655 Clearbrook Rd.
The Brits Group meets Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Jojo’s Fish and Chips (32700 George Ferguson Way), starting at 11:30 a.m. The group also meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Royal Canadian Legion (2513 West Railway) at noon and the last Saturday at ABC Restaurant (32080 Marshall Rd.) at 11:30 a.m. Info: 604-854-3121 or 604-859-2060
A Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day takes place Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Mt. Lehman United Church, 6256 Mt. Lehman Rd. Doors open at 6 p.m., and candles will be lit at 7 p.m. This is a non-denominational event, held rain or shine.
First Aid and More for Knit Wits takes place Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way). Need help with your knitting project or seeking the cozy society of other knitters to while away the afternoon? Bring your needles and wool to the library, meet a knitting expert, exchange knitting stories and enjoy refreshments. Registration is appreciated at 604-859-7814 (ext. 224)
The Mission Sumas Abbotsford Better Breathers Club meets Thursday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. Share information, education and support with others living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and/or asthma.
The Mount Lehman Garden Club meets Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Mount Lehman Community Hall, 6418 Mount Lehman Rd. Speaker Marilyn Holt will talk about the best fertilizers for different purposes, and when to apply them. Info: Yvonne at 604-856-0313
The Abbotsford Genealogy Society holds its monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 17 at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the business meeting begins at 6:30. Speaker Brenda Smith discusses the use of maps in genealogical searches. Everyone is welcome. Info: abbygs.ca
WOMEN WITH CANCER
The Women with Cancer Support Group meets Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Info: Edith at 604-289-0630
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, manic depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Friends and family are also invited. Info: Christine at 604-854-9404
Tabor Home in Abbotsford (31944 Sunrise Cres.) is in need of volunteers in several areas. These include serving tea and coffee at meal times, visiting, reading, assisting the music therapist, and assisting recreation staff with things such as table games, crafts, bingo and bus outings. Those interested are asked to call Sandra at 604-859-8715 (ext. 119).
The Fraser Valley Symphony is seeking new members in its violin, viola and percussion sections, but welcomes inquiries from other interested musicians. Rehearsals are Monday evenings in Abbotsford. Those interested can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-859-3877.
The Abbotsford branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (2513 West Railway) holds karaoke every Friday and dinner on every second Friday, starting Oct. 11.
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
TOPS IN WEIGHT LOSS
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a non-profit weight loss support group that meets once a week. For information about chapters in Abbotsford, phone Jacquie at 604-556-0535