SLICE OF LIFE: Oct. 2 to 9

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


The ladies auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion in Abbotsford (2513 West Railway St.) holds a fish and chips night on Friday, Oct. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.


A dance to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is held Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Eagles Hall, 33868 Essendene Ave., from 7 p.m. to midnight. Tickets, available at the hall, are $15 and include a light snack. Info: 604-309-1983


The Abbotsford Social Activity Association (ASAA) hosts dances every Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at its hall, 33889 Essendene Ave. Cost is $9 for members and $10 for non-members. Bands for October are: Brian Nicholl (Oct. 2), Patrizia Coletta (Oct. 9), Hong Kong Cowboy (Oct. 16), Johnny Hsu (Oct. 23) and Inner Mild (Oct. 30). Info: Frank at 820-8695


Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries holds a shred-a-thon fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way). Cost is a minimum $5 donation per box or bag.


A barbecue fundraiser takes place Saturday, Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Save-On-Foods on Whatcom Road.  Purchase a hot dog, pop and chips for $3. Proceeds go toward a trip to Cuba for Grade 8 band students of W.A. Fraser middle school. The group is also looking for donations of new and used instruments and collapsible music stands to give to the Cuban music students they will be visiting.


A breakfast with MLA Darryl Plecas featuring displays from St. John Ambulance will be held Saturday, Oct. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Mill Lake Park. The free event is open to the public.


Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) hosts “Author Fest: A Showcase of Local Authors” on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m.  Meet Fraser Valley authors and learn about their work.


The Abbotsford Parkinson’s Support Group meets Monday, Oct. 5 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Matsqui Rec Centre, 3106 Clearbrook Rd. Guest speakers will discuss advance estate and funeral planning. Info: Carolyn at 604-853-3772 or Gary at 604-853-3772


The Abbotsford branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association meets Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd. Info: 604-701-7985


Abbotsford Learning Plus presents two classes next week. Both sessions run from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Recreation Centre (ARC), 2499 McMillan Rd. The topic on Tuesday, Oct. 6 is A Geriatric Backpack Tour of Europe. Cost is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. The topic on Thursday, Oct. 8 is Character Abbotsford. This is also the annual general meeting, and the class is free. Info: 778-808-7377 or

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