SLICE OF LIFE: Oct. 19-27

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

KIDS’ DAY OFF

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)

SEASONAL GARDENS

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

10 DAYS OF TERROR

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

BOOK SALE AT LIBRARY

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)

CRAFT FAIR

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

HYMN SING

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

CHRONIC DISEASE

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 selfmgmt@uvic.ca

GARDEN CLUB

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: abbotsfordgardenclub.org

LEARNING PLUS

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 learningplus.ca

DIABETES WORKSHOP

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: selfmanagementbc.ca or 1-866-902-3767

LIVING ROOM

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

MEXICAN NIGHT

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.

Just Posted

Historic ‘Sumas Powerhouse’ in Abbotsford going up for auction

Former B.C. Electric substation - now a redesigned luxury property - open for bids starting Friday

Newcomers gather in Abbotsford to celebrate International Women’s Day

Ladies Night event features art, music and dance from many cultures

Abbotsford athletes Friesen, Hadwin earn Sport BC awards

Volleyball player, golfer amongst athletes honoured

Your daily commute and weather forecast: Mar. 19, 2019

We’re expected to see a record high for March 19, beating the 1960 record of 20 C by three degrees

Abbotsford couple named runners-up as Outstanding Young Farmers

Ray and Tracey Bredenhof run commercial broiler and hops farm

Five highlights in the 2019 federal budget

Latest budget includes a sprinkling of money for voters across a wide spectrum

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

The company is also paying about $5 million to cover plaintiffs’ legal fees and other costs

B.C. mosque part of open-house effort launched in wake of New Zealand shootings

The ‘Visit a Mosque’ campaign aims to combat Islamophobia

Teacher reprimanded after incident with Grade 11 student in school gym

Gregory Norman Brock was teaching at a high school in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District

‘That’s a load of crap’: Dog poop conspiracy spreads in White Rock

Allegation picked up steam through a Facebook page run by a city councillor

Explosives unit brought in after suspicious boxes left at B.C. RCMP detachment

Nanaimo RCMP issues all clear after packages were found on lawn earlier in the day

Avalanche control tomorrow on Highway 1

Expect closures of up to two hours east of Revelstoke

2019 BUDGET: As deficit grows, feds spend on job retraining, home incentives

Stronger economy last year delivered unexpected revenue bump of an extra $27.8 billion over six years

Newfoundland man caught after posting photo of himself drinking and driving

The 19-year-old took a photo of himself holding a beer bottle and cigarette while at the wheel

Most Read