SLICE OF LIFE: Oct. 24-31

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


Sevenoaks Alliance Church (2575 Gladwin Rd.) holds the Clothesline free clothing give-away on Friday, Oct. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. Items being given away also include footwear, blankets, sheets and towels.


The Fraternal Order of Eagles’ ladies auxiliary holds a craft and garage sale on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 33868 Essendene Ave. Proceeds go to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.


The Keepers of the Faith are featured in an evening of southern gospel singing and fellowship at Heritage Alliance Church (3440 Mt. Lehman Rd.) on Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. A free-will offering will be taken.


The Crown Point Villas II (1450 McCallum Rd.) hosts a Harvest Tea on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free for the bake sale and craft sale. Pumpkin pie/apple pie with whipped cream or ice cream and tea/coffee is $5. Gluten-free and diabetic pie will also be available, and there will be a prize draw. Info: Barb at 604-854-8012


The Order of the Eastern Start holds a soup luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St. Cost is $7.


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. 28 is “See the North on Film:  The Romance of the Far Country in 1920 and 2014.” The topic on Thursday, Oct. 30 is “The Doctor is In!” Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or


The Fraser Valley PWAC (Professional Writers’ Association of Canada) holds its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Townhall Pub, 33720 South Fraser Way. The topic is “What it Takes to be a Freelance Writer.” RSVP required. Contact with “PWAC” in the subject line.


The Fraser Valley Watercolour Society meets Thursday, Oct. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. in room 307 at W. J. Mouat Secondary, 32355 Mouat Drive. The evening features local artist Pat Maertz presenting a demo on Creating Texture with Watercolour.  The drop-in fee for non-members is $5.  For more information regarding membership or to reserve a spot for the demo, call Carol Portree at 604-850-9694. Info:


MSA Museum Society’s Halloween Haunted House takes place Friday, Oct. 31. A costume contest is at 4 p.m., and child-friendly tours are from 3 to 5 p.m.  Spine-chilling tours run from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets at the door are $4 per person or $10 per family. Complimentary hot drinks and goodies are provided.


Hominum Fraser Valley meets Friday, Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. This is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bisexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. For information and meeting location, call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at  604-329-9760.