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. 13 is Story Telling of the First Order: Taking You on a Wonderful Journey. The topic on Thursday, Oct. 15 is Word and Image: Illuminated Manuscripts of the Middle Ages. Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca
The London Drugs location at West Oaks Mall (32700 South Fraser Way) holds an osteoporosis clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For a fee, patients receive a one-on-one 45-minute consultation to determine their risk of developing osteoporosis. To book an appointment, call 604-853-6811.
The Connect Now business network holds a luncheon meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Red 21 restaurant in Chances Playtime Gaming, 30835 Peardonville Rd. Reservations are required. Visit connectnowbusinessnetwork.com for more details.
The Abbotsford/Mission Newcomers Club meets Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Terry Fox elementary, 3071 Babich St. The speaker will be Kelly Railton, executive director of the MSA Museum Society. This is a social group for women new to the area. They meet once a month but also have a walking group, luncheons, dinners and outings.
The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford holds its monthly luncheon meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Phoenix Ballroom, 33780 King Rd. Speakers will be Geralyn Hogan and Crystal Letkeman from the Abbotsford Breast Health Centre. To reserve a spot, visit bpwabbotsford.ca.
Abbotsford Women’s Connection hosts a Fall Fair Breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Garden Park Tower (2825 Clearbrook Rd.), starting at 9:30 a.m. The event features a fall bazaar and speaker Afona Peters discussing “Stress of Changes.” To reserve a spot, call Joyce at 604-997-5093, Rose at 604-852-8240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The sixth annual Divalicious event to raise funds for the Abbotsford Hospice Society’s Holmberg House is on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the Phoenix Ballroom, 33780 King Rd. The event includes a buffet dinner, a fashion show and silent auction. Tickets are $50, available at abbotsfordhospice.org
CHANGE THE LENS
A free seminar called “Start with Strengths: Change the Lens, Change the Story” is on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way. The event, presented by the Abbotsford school district Parents’ Advisory Council, features guest speakers Chris Wejr, principal of James Hill elementary in Langley, and Karen Copeland of Champions for Community Mental Wellness. Register by emailing email@example.com or visiting bit.ly/eventbritestartwithstrengths
CASCADIA WIND ENSEMBLE
The Cascadia Wind Ensemble is seeking a percussionist for rehearsals and upcoming concerts. The group performs throughout the Fraser Valley, including Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Hope. Equipment is provided. Info: 604-824-6175 or 604-795-4301
The Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries request donations of gently used puzzles in good condition and with all the pieces to sell at their November book sale fundraiser to benefit local libraries. Puzzles should be dropped off at Clearbrook Libary (32320 George Ferguson Way) by Nov. 6. Info: 604-859-7814 (ext. 1232)
Carpet bowling is every Tuesday and Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Cost is $1.25. Info: 604-853-5532