Slice of Life: Oct. 25-31

Community events in Abbotsford and Mission.


Charles Nechtem will discuss grief issues at home and in the workplace during a free session on Thursday, Oct. 27 at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd., from 10 a.m. to noon. Nechtem, who owns a company focused on health and wellness in the workplace, was the head therapist for clergy following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. He has also provided counselling, debriefing and crisis support for police departments, and is the author of the book Chuck It: The Revolutionary Path to Success and Happiness. To reserve a spot for his presentation (seating is limited), send an email to or call 604-853-2643.


The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s Early Memory Loss Support Group meets Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Abbotsford. The society’s Support and Information Group for Caregivers meets Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., also in Abbotsford. For information, call and leave a message at 604-859-3889.


Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly  (3145 Gladwin Rd.) hosts a Night ’n Day Market on Friday, Oct. 28 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event features a garage sale, vendors, carnival games and carnival-style food booths. Admission is free. Info: 604-853-8158


A Boo Bear Halloween: Dress Up Party for Kids and their Stuffies takes place at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1 to 2 p.m. There will be prizes and snacks, and each child will receive gifts and goodies.  Costumes are encouraged. The drop-in event is for kids ages two to six. Info: 604-859-7814


The Friends of the Mission Library present their annual Quiz Night on Friday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. There will be up to 10 teams, each with a maximum of eight members. Singles can also join and be “adopted” onto a team. Costumes are optional but encouraged. Tickets are $10 each, available at the library, and include door prizes and refreshments.


Christian Singles Group hosts a Bible Character Night on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 31929 Madiera Place. Come dressed as your favourite Bible character or share some information about one. A prize is awarded for the best costume or presentation. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the potluck dinner starts at 6 p.m.


Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) holds a teen movie night on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., for ages 12 to 18. Snacks will be served. Info: 604-826-6610


The Fraser Valley chapter of Hominum meets Friday, Oct. 28. The informal discussion and support group helps gay, bi-sexual 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.


A Fall Down Dance takes place Saturday, Oct. 29 at Jubilee Hall, 7999 Bradner Rd. Dance to live music from the March Hare Show Band. Prizes will be awarded for the best Halloween costumes. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25, including a late-night snack. They are  available at Wilway Lumber, 28728 Fraser Hwy., at or toll free 1-800-838-3006. For more information, call 604-856-4375.


A tea party to welcome new babies in the community takes place Monday, Oct. 31 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Services’ Family Centre, 33780 Laurel St. Participants are invited to come dressed in a Halloween costume. The tea party is held each month. Call 604-859-7681 (local 266) to register.

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