SLICE OF LIFE: Oct. 30 to Nov. 6

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

HALLOWEEN HOWLER

A Halloween Howler dinner and dance takes place Saturday, Oct. 31 at Jubilee Hall (7989 Bradner Rd.) with the March Hare Show Band. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the buffet-style dinner is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 and are available at brownpapertickets.com/event/2304058. Overnight parking is allowed. Info: 604-856-4375.

PUMP UP THE JAM

The Pump Up the Jam Halloween ‘80s Throwback Dance Party is held Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way. The event features the band Soulfinger with guest DJ Carl Sound Vibes. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at Tourism Abbotsford or Valley Combat and Tactical. Info: 604-751-1095

GERMAN SING-ALONG

A German sing-along takes place Saturday, Oct. 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (corner of Ware and Marshall). Refreshments to follow. Info: Anneliese at 604-859-0822.

CAREGIVER GROUP

The Side by Side Caregiver and Family Support Group meets Saturday, Oct. 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mt. Lehman United Church, 6256 Mt. Lehman Rd. Guest speaker will be a pharmacist from London Drugs. Info: 778-982-0489 or mtlehmansidebyside@gmail.com

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT

The Abbotsford Parkinson’s Support Group meets Tuesday, Nov. 2 at Matsqui Recreation Centre, 3106 Clearbrook Rd., starting at 2 p.m. Guest speaker will be Tracy Dyck, who will discuss Parkinson’s and Driving. Info: Carolyn at 604-853-3772 or Gary at 604-308-8691

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. Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca

DIABETES SUPPORT

The Abbotsford branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association meets Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd. Info: 604-701-7985

NATURE CLUB

The Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club meets Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Abbotsford Middle School, 33231 Bevan Ave. The topic is the hummingbirds of B.C. The public is welcome. Info: Hank at 604-853-4283

LITERACY MATTERS

Literacy Matters Abbotsford holds its annual general meeting on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. at the Community Aboriginal Centre, 3277 Gladwin Rd. RSVP: literacymattersabbotsford@gmail.com

BLANKET TIME

Blankets for the Fraser Valley holds its monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Abbotsford Co-Op Hall, 32855 Marshall Rd. All are welcome to help put knitted and crocheted blankets together for those in need in Abbotsford. Info: Nancy at 604-504-3713

METIS AGM

The Fraser Valley Metis Association holds its annual general meeting on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 3277 Gladwin Rd. Info: 604-996-7686

CRAFTS AND MORE

St. Ann’s Church (33333 Mayfair Ave.) holds a Christmas market on Friday, Nov. 6 from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafters, a bake sale, concessions, raffles and more are included.

IN THE MARKET

The fourth annual Christmas Market at McMillan Elementary (34830 Oakhill Drive) takes place Friday, Nov. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. The event features more than 30 vendors, with free admission and raffles prizes.

CRAFT FAIR

Centennial Park Elementary (2527 Gladwin Rd.) holds a craft fair on Friday, Nov. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free or a food bank donation.