SLICE OF LIFE: Sept. 27 to Oct. 1

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

POPLAR GALA

North Poplar elementary holds its first Poplar Gala on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 5 to 11 p.m. at Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way. The dinner and dance is a fundraiser for the school, a campus of Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts.  Info: poplargala.com

PINBALL TOURNAMENT

The Fraser Valley FlipOut pinball tournament runs from Friday to Sunday at Castle Fun Park, 36165 North Parallel Rd. Qualifying takes place Friday and Saturday, and the finals are on Sunday. Info: fvflipout.com

WINE FESTIVAL

MSA Museum hosts the Trethewey House Wine Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 7 to 10 p.m.  at Trethewey House, 2313 Ware St. Tickets for the evening of wine, food and music are $40 and are available only in advance at the facility or online at msamuseum.ca

POKER RIDE

Circle F Horse Rescue Society in Abbotsford hosts its fifth annual  Poker Ride and Walk on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Campbell Valley Regional Park in Langley. The entry fee is $25 per hand. For more information or to register, visit circlef.ca.

SQUARE DANCING

The Abbotsford Grand Squares holds its last call on Monday, Sept. 29 to register for the fall program. Square dancing is held every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Abbotsford Social Activity Association hall, 33889 Essendene Ave. More men are needed. Info: David at 604-864-7435

LEARNING PLUS

Abbotsford Learning Plus holds two classes next week in its fall series. “Abbotsford’s Environmental Mandate for Sustainability” is the topic on Tuesday, Sept. 30. “Painting in Late 19th Century France” is the topic on Thursday, Oct. 1. Both classes run from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Rec Centre (ARC), 2499 McMillan Rd. Cost is $5 per class, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: learningplus.ca or 778-808-7377

EX-BRITS MEET

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 Wednesday at the ABC restaurant on Marshall Road. Info: 604-859-2060 or 604-854-0166

PUZZLES NEEDED

The Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries need puzzles in good condition for their book sale in early November. Donations can be dropped off at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way).