SLICE OF LIFE: Oct. 31 – Nov. 6

HAUNTED HOUSE

MSA Museum Society’s Halloween Haunted House takes place Friday, Oct. 31 at Trethewey House, 2313 Ware St. 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.

 

BLUES SOCIETY

The Fraser Valley Blues Society presents Gary Comeau and the Voodoo Allstars at the Eagles Hall (33868 Essendene Ave.) on Saturday, Nov. 1. Comeau’s fiddle and accordion playing is backed by the hard-driving rhythm of the Voodoo Allstars. The show will be a Mardi Gras theme. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at the hall or online at fraservalleybluessociety.com.

 

GERMAN SING-ALONG

A German sing-along takes place Saturday, Nov. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (corner of Ware and Marshall). Refreshments to follow. Everyone is welcome. Info: Anneliese at 604-859-0822.

 

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. 4 is “Eye Foods: Healthy Eating for Healthy Eyes.” The topic on Thursday, Nov. 6 is “Returning to Work as a Cancer Survivor: Facing the Challenges.” Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca

 

STORYTIME

The Clearbrook Library features musical storytime with special guests from the UFV Child, Youth & Family Studies Department Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 7 to 8 p.m. Favourite stories come alive when integrated with music! Children will have the opportunity to play musical instruments and participate in the storytelling.

 

LEGION BINGO

Bingo is held every Sunday at Abbotsford Legion Branch 15, at 2513 West Railway Street.  The cost is just 50 cents per ticket; five games are played. All bingo players over 19 are welcome.   Contact Peter at columbia.49@shaw.ca or call the branch at 604-853-1711.

 

BLANKET TIME

Blankets for the Fraser Valley holds its monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Abbotsford Co-op Hall, 32855 Marshall Rd. Everyone is welcome to help put together knitted and crocheted blankets for those in need in Abbotsford. All material is supplied. Donations of yarn are always appreciated. Info: Nancy Gallagher at 604-504-3713

 

DINNER AND COMEDY

A dinner and comedy show fundraiser takes place on Friday, Nov. 7 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 33868 Essendene Ave. Comedy headliner is Patrick Maliha. Proceeds go to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Cost is $25 for the dinner and show or $20 for the show only. Tickets are available at the hall. Info: Janet at 604-309-1983.

 

BOOK SALE

The Clearbrook Library  hosts a book sale Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Choose from a wide selection of books, magazines, DVDs and more. Find something for readers of all ages and stages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries.

 

BUSINESS WOMEN

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford holds its monthly luncheon meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at The Phoenix Restaurant, 33780 King Rd. Female candidates in the upcoming municipal election have been invited to present their platforms. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for guests. RSVP by 8 a.m. on Nov. 6 via email at bpwabbosford@gmail.com.

 

EX-BRITS CLUB

The Ex-Brits Club meets three times a month in Abbotsford. The group gets together at 11:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at the Abbotsford Legion, the third Wednesday at Jo Jo’s Fish and Chips, and the last Saturday at the ABC restaurant on Marshall Road. Info: 604-859-2060 or 604-854-0166.

 

MOOD DISORDERS

The Mood Disorders Association support group in Abbotsford meets the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Services (2420 Montrose Ave.) It is open to those who have mood disorders such as depression, manic depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Friends and family are also invited. Info: Christine at 604-854-9404.

 

ALATEEN MEETS

Alateen, a part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking,  whether it’s a parent, sibling or friend. The group meets every Tuesday in Abbotsford at the Home Society (31581 South Fraser Way), starting at 7:15 p.m. Info:  604-855-1942 or 604-826-5100.

 

CARPET BOWLING

Carpet bowling takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Cost is $1.25. Info: 604-853-5532.

 

FOR SEXAHOLICS

Sexaholics Anonymous is a 12-step program of recovery for men and women who want to stop their sexually self-destructive thinking and behaviour.  Abbotsford SA meets every Saturday at 8 a.m.  For information and location, email abbotsfordsa1@gmail.com. See also www.sa.org.