YOUTH THEME NIGHT
Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre t(33355 Bevan Ave. at Abbotsford Senior Secondary) holds a free Youth Theme Night on Friday, Oct. 18 from 8 to 10 p.m. Teens are invited to drop for fun and food. Info: 778-880-8501
Edenvale Community Garden and Education Centre (4460 Bradner Rd.) hosts a Harvest Moon Community Market on Saturday, Oct. 19. Browse local artisans’ work, homemade wares and organic produce. Sponsored by Edenvale Retreat Centre, HOMES Society, the Emissaries of Divine Light, and Fraser Valley Conservancy. The markets runs from 2 to 6 p.m., with a bonfire at 5:30. A potluck dinner is from 6 to 10 p.m. Info: Jeannie at 778-887-7331 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission Library holds a “Manga Village” event on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. for ages 12 to 18. The event includes contests, food, and manga and anime talk. Info: 604-826-6610
Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church (2719 Clearbrook Rd.) hosts a hymn sing-along on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. with the Chancel Choir, Ladies Ensemble and the Singing Men. Info: 604-850-6607 or clearbrookmbchurch.ca
The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley holds its monthly potluck dinner on Monday, Oct. 21 at the Masonic Hall (33860 Pine St.), starting at 6 p.m. This month’s theme is Iceland. New members welcome. Info: Len at 604-857-2740, Eigil at 604-870-8601 or email email@example.com
AUTHOR VISITS LIBRARY
An interactive multimedia presentation with Victoria author and illustrator Mark Deas takes place at Abbotsford Community Library (33355 Bevan Ave.) on Monday, Oct. 21 from 1 to 2 p.m. Deas describes how his graphic novels are created, from thumbnail sketches to publication. Register by Oct. 18 by calling the library at 604-853-1753 (ext. 3105).
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. hosts two free tele-workshops on Oct. 10 and 24 for family caregivers of someone with dementia. The first session, Understanding Dementia, provides information on symptoms that are likely to arise and different approaches for meeting the challenges. The topic for the second session is “advocating for a person with dementia.” Both workshops start at 7 p.m. To participate, call toll-free 1-866-994-7745 and enter pass code 1122333, or visit alzheimerbc.org.
Partial proceeds from tickets sold to an event in Abbotsford on Thursday, Oct. 24 will go to the local Women with Cancer Support Group. The Cover FX event with celebrity makeup artist Derek Selby takes place at Shoppers Drug Mart on Trethewey Street from noon to 6 p.m. that day. Tickets are available at the store.
Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries is collecting donations of puzzles for an upcoming book sale fundraiser at Clearbrook Library. Puzzles can be dropped off until Nov. 19 at the library (32320 George Ferguson Way) during library hours. Puzzles must have all pieces and should be in good condition. Info: 604-859-7814 (ext. 232)
FREE HEALTH SERIES
Abbotsford Recreation Centre (2499 McMillan Rd.), in partnership with UFV’s practical nursing program, holds a free seniors’ health series. The next session is on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the topic is “brain games.”