SLICE OF LIFE: Oct. 28 to Nov. 4

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

HAUNTED HOUSE

The grad class of Abbotsford School of the Integrated Arts holds a Horror Movie Haunted House on Friday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30 from noon to 5 p.m. It takes place at Mt. Lehman Community Hall (6418 Mt. Lehman Rd.). Admission is $5 and an extra $2 for re-entry, or free re-entry with the donation of a non-perishable food item for the Abbotsford Food Bank. Info: mtlehmancommunityassociation.ca

FASHION SHOW

The ladies auxiliary to the Fraternal Order of Eagles hosts a Fall Fashion Show on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Eagles hall, 33868 Essendene Ave. Tickets are $10 each and include coffee/tea and pie. Proceeds go to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Tickets are available at the hall or by calling Louise at 604-854-5164 or Judy at 604-814-4100.

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT

The Side by Side Caregiver and Family Support Group meets Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 6256 Mt. Lehman Rd. A light lunch is served at noon. Info: sidebysidecare.org or 778-982-0489

GERMAN SING-ALONG

A German sing-along takes place Saturday, Oct. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (corner of Ware and Marshall). Refreshments to follow. All are welcome. Info: Anneliese at 604-859-0822

FALL FAIR

MSA Museum Society holds a Fall Fair and Costume Contest on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Trethewey House,  2313 Ware St. The event includes games and crafts, with a costume contest at 3:30 p.m. Kids are invited to bring their dog dressed up to get their picture taken by donation to the SPCA. The event concludes with a parade from Trethewey House to Kariton Gallery,  where kids will receive a treat from the Abbotsford Arts Council. Info: msamuseum.ca or 604-853-0313

DINNER AND DANCE

The Abbotsford-Matsqui Rotary Club holds a Halloween dinner and dance on Saturday, Oct. 29 starting at 6:15 p.m. at the Legacy Sports Centre, 3270 Trethewey St. The evening includes a costume contest with prizes, a raffle, and live music by the Sean Michael Simpson Band. Tickets are available online at abbotsfordmatsquirotary.com

SANDPIPER SANITARIUM

A haunted house in Abbotsford will raise funds for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Sandpiper Sanitarium, located at 3037 Sandpiper Drive, runs Oct. 29 to 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is by donation, with a suggested amount of $2 per person or $10 per family, with all funds going to Canuck Place. The theme is Zombie Hospital.

HOMINUM MEETS

Hominum Fraser Valley meets Monday, 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.

LEARNING PLUS

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, Nov. 1 is “Child Rights and Global Humanitarian Response.” The topic on Thursday, Nov. 3 is “Experiencing Eretz Israel and the Shofar.” Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca

LIBRARY FRIENDS

The Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way). Info: 604-859-7814 or fvrl.bc.ca

IN THE MARKET

Margaret Stenersen Elementary (3060 Old Clayburn Rd.) holds a Marketplace Night on Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Several vendors will be on hand to give attendees a chance to start their Christmas shopping. Admission is free.

DIABETES SUPPORT

The Abbotsford branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association meets Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd. Internist Dr. Shavinder Gill will give a presentation on the new advances in diabetic care. Info: 604-701-7985

DESSERT NIGHT

Cyrus Centre holds its annual Dessert Banquet and Auction on Friday, Nov. 4 at Sevenoaks Alliance Church (2575 Gladwin Rd). Doors open at 6 p.m., and the event starts at 7 p.m. Guests will have an opportunity to hear about Cyrus Centre for at-risk youth, listen to guest speakers and live music from local musicians, and bid on a variety of different items from local business. Dessert and refreshments will be served. Tickets are $20 per person or $140 for a table of 8. Info: cyruscentre.com

WELLNESS FESTIVAL

Bakerview MB Church (2285 Clearbrook Rd.) holds an Older Adults Wellness Festival on Friday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event includes several display tables, speakers and a free movie at 1 p.m. Info: clearbrookcorridor.ca

FISH AND CHIPS

The ladies auxiliary to the Abbotsford branch of the Royal Canadian Legion hosts a fish and chip night on the first Friday of every month, starting Nov. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $10. They also host breakfast every Sunday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. for $7.1

DANCES EVERY FRIDAY

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 $8 for members and $10 for non-members. The bands for November are Sweetwater (Nov. 4), Inner Mild (Nov.18) and Brian Zalo (Nov. 25). There is no dance on Nov. 11.

STORYTIME AT LIBRARY

Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) holds storytimes every Thursday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Introduce kids to the love of books and language with interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read. Info: 604-859-7814

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