SLICE OF LIFE: Sept. 13-18

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

FAMILY FUN DAY

Kiwanis Family Fun Day for Literacy takes place Saturday, Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Mill Lake Park (Bevan Avenue). The free event includes food, games, bicycle safety for kids at 11:30, a dog show at 1 p.m. and entertainment from noon to 2:30 p.m.

DRIVE ONE EVENT

The Heart to Heart Education Program holds a Ford Drive One 4UR Community  fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of MSA Arena (2323 Emerson St.). Ford Canada will donate $20 to the program for every test drive taken.

INSTRUMENT SWAP

Central Valley Academy of Music holds an instrument swap on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the academy, 3471 Clearbrook Rd. Instruments should be brought to the academy before 5 p.m. on Friday. Info: 604-852-3242

TERRY FOX FUN

The annual Terry Fox Run takes place in Abbotsford on Sunday, Sept. 14 starting at the Tradex building. Registration is at 9 a.m., followed by the run at 10. Info and registration: terryfox.org

WORLD FILM NIGHT

Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) holds a World Film Night on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call the library at 604-859-7814 (ext. 1224) to see what movie is being screened.

LINE DANCING

Loretta’s Line Dance classes begin Sept. 17 at Trinity Memorial United Church (33737 George Ferguson Way) in Abbotsford. Classes are every Wednesday and Friday mornings. To register or for more details, call Loretta Riggins at 604-859-4048.

CONNECT NOW

Abbotsford Connect Now features Rich Shetty discussing “Blogging for Business” open Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Staples in Abbotsford, 32500 South Fraser Way. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Register at connectnownetwork.com.

BETTER BREATHERS

The Mission Sumas Better Breathers Club meets  Thursday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. The group is for those living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and/or asthma.

LEARNING PLUS

Abbotsford Learning Plus hosts an open house and registration on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Rd.

WOMEN WITH CANCER

The Women with Cancer Support Group holds its monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Info: Edith at 604-289-0630

WOMEN ON THE MOVE

Women on the Move holds a free workshop on Thursday, Sept. 18 for women interested in buying real estate. The session begins at 6:30 p.m. at Sutton West Coast Realty, 33324 South Fraser Way. Register by emailing soniaatsutton@gmail.com or calling 778-808-8049.

PUZZLES NEEDED

The Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries is requesting donations of puzzles to sell at its annual book sale in November. Puzzles can be dropped off at Clearbrook Library until Nov. 7.

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.

TOPS IN WEIGHT LOSS

TOPS  (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a non-profit weight loss support  group that meets once a week.  For information about chapters in Abbotsford and Mission,  phone Jacquie at 604-556- 0535.

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

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