SLICE OF LIFE: Oct. 17 to 23

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

HARVEST TEA

Crown Point Villa II (1450 McCallum Rd.) holds a Harvest Tea on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free for the bake sale and craft sale. Pumpkin or apple pie with whipped cream or ice cream and tea/coffee is $5. Info: Barb at 604-854-8012

SCANDINAVIA CLUB

The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley meets for its monthly potluck dinner on Monday, Oct. 19 at the Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St. Denmark will be featured, with a presentation of the Vikings’ occupation of England. Info: Len at 604-857-2740, Eigil at 604-870-8601, or email jensenke@shaw.ca.

LEARNING PLUS

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. 20 is “Heritage is a Community Trust.” The topic on Thursday, Oct. 22 is “A Mayor’s Perspective.” Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca

FINANCIAL LITERACY

A free financial literacy workshop for newcomers to Canada is on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Library (33355 Bevan Ave.). Learn about credit history and how credit scores can affect your life in Canada. Register by contacting Jen Romero at 604-859-7686 (ext. 28) or at microloan@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com

HUMAN DIGNITY

The Fraser Valley Human Dignity Coalition meets Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Services, 2420 Montrose Ave. The coalition is a community group that works to address issues of hate and biased activities in the Valley. Info: 604-859-7681 (ext. 270)

WATERMEDIA SOCIETY

The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society meets Thursday, Oct. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. in art room 307 at W. J. Mouat Secondary. Artist Jo-Anne Smith will lead a demo on painting on dictionary paper. The drop-in fee for non-members is $5. Reserve a spot by calling Carol Portree at 604-850-9694. Info: myartclub.com

BURGERS AND BREW

The Abbotsford Arts Council holds a burger and brew fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at Townhall Public House, 33720 South Fraser Way. Tickets are $15 and are available at the arts council, 2387 Ware St. Info: 604-852-9358

ON THE CLOTHESLINE

Sevenoaks Alliance Church (2575 Gladwin Rd.) holds the Clothesline free clothing give-away on Friday, Oct. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. Also includes footwear, blankets, towels, small household items and more.

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