SLICE OF LIFE: Oct. 19-27

See what's happening in the communities of Abbotsford and Mission.


Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) hosts a Kids’ Day Off movie event on Friday, Oct. 19 while students are off school because of a professional development day for teachers. The film Yogi Bear will be shown, starting at 1:30 p.m. Info: 604-859-7814 (local 229)


Mt. Lehman Garden Club holds its monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in Mt. Lehman Community Hall. Guest Brenda Falk will demonstrate how to plant a seasonal garden. Info: Evelyn at 604-857-5663


Mission Arts Council presents 10 Days of Terror – haunted mansion guided tours from Oct. 19 to 30 (closed on Oct. 22 and 23) at 33529 First Ave. Hours of operation are 6 to 10 p.m. Children ages eight to 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $10. Info: 604-826-0029


Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries hosts a book sale at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 604-859-7814 (local 232)


Bradner Church holds a craft fair on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bradner Community Hall, 5305 Bradner Rd. More than 30 vendors will be on hand selling items. Info: 604-530-9662


A hymn sing takes place Sunday, Oct. 21 at Clearbrook MB Church, 2719 Clearbrook Rd., starting at 7 p.m. with the Chancel Choir, the Heritage Quartet, and Russ and Carolyn Bayley. Info: 604-850-6607


Leaders are needed in the Fraser Valley for the peer-led Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. A free training session takes place Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Info and registration: 1-866-902-3767 or


The Abbotsford Garden Club hosts its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The group meets in the multi-purpose room of Abbotsford Middle School (33231 Bevan Ave.) at 7 p.m. An arborist will discuss the street trees of Abbotsford. Info:


Abbotsford Learning Plus hosts two classes next week, starting at 10 a.m. at Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Rd. The first class is on Tuesday, Oct. 23, when Mayor Bruce Banman discusses “Living the Dream at 50.” The second class is on Thursday, Oct. 25, when John Redekop discusses “Who will Win the U.S. Election?” Cost is $5 for each class. Info: 604-302-1685 or


A diabetes self-management workshop takes place Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, 32900 Marshall Rd. The workshop is free and runs over six weeks. Info: or 1-866-902-3767


The Living Room Support Group – for people struggling with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder – meets Friday, Oct. 26 at noon at New Life Church, 35270 DeLair Rd. Info: Brenda at 604-853-5043


Mexico En La Piel presents a Grand Mariachi Concert on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Abbotsford Banquet Centre, 33738 Laurel St. The event features a Mexican dinner and a dance with Latin music. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $45. To purchase, call 604-217-0701, 604-615-2059, or 778-235-0576.

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