SLICE OF LIFE: Sept. 23 to 30

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

GLADWIN FALL FAIR

The annual Gladwin Fall Fair takes place Saturday, Sept. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gladwin Heights United Church, 3474 Gladwin Rd. The fair features a vintage market; canning, baking and cookie tables; cards and gift bags; pie and coffee; jewelry; crafts; used books and more.

ROCK AND GEM SHOW

The Fraser Valley Rock and Gem Club holds its annual show on Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Old Age Pensioners hall, 3015 273 St. in Aldergrove. The event includes vendors featuring rocks, crystals, gem stones, jewelry and more. Also featured are demos, a silent auction and door prizes. Admission is by donation. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Sunday.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT

The Side by Side Caregiver Support Group meets Saturday, Sept. 24 at 9:30 a.m. at Mt. Lehman United Church, 6256 Mt. Lehman Rd. The topic is “Aging and Driving: Expectations and Responsibilities.” A light lunch is served. Info: www,sidebysidecare.org

GERMAN SING-ALONG

A German sing-along is held Saturday, Sept. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (corner of Ware and Marshall). Refreshments are served. Everyone welcome. Info: Anneliese at 604-859-0822

KIDNEY WALK

The annual Kidney Walk takes place Sunday, Sept. 25 at Mill Lake Park to raise money for programs and services for people affected by kidney disease. The walk begins at 10 a.m. Info: abbotsfordwalk@kidney.bc.ca

ACHALASIA WALK

The Achalasia Walk to Raise Awareness is held Sunday, Sept. 25 at Fishtrap Creek Park (31410 Maclure Rd.), starting at 10 a.m. Achalasia is a rare and incurable disease that affects the esophagus. Info: achalasiawalk.ca

WOMEN MYSTICS

St. Matthew’s Anglican Church (2010 Guilford Drive) holds an eight-week program called Women Mystics, starting Sunday, Sept. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. The program continues every Sunday until Nov. 13. The course, instructed by Harold Rosen, explores the lives, thoughts and deeds of eight women through history. Cost is $60. To register, call Harold at 604-854-1937 or email haroldrosen@shaw.ca

HOMINUM MEETS

Hominum Fraser Valley meets Monday, Sept. 26 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.

GARDEN CLUB

The Abbotsford Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Abbotsford Middle School, 33231 Bevan Ave.  The evening includes a discussion on what worked in your garden this year. Info: Pamela Ovington at 604-615-6472

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, Sept. 27 is “Stephen Leacock, Lucy Maud Montgomery and Mazo De La Roche.” The topic on Thursday, Sept. 29 is “From the Ashes of Vesuvius.” Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca