Slice of Life: Sept. 29-Oct. 4

Community events in Abbotsford.

FREE EVENT FOR SINGLE PARENTS

Cedar Brook Church hosts its annual event featuring a free oil change for single parents, as well as a free family portrait and an opportunity to take home donated clothes on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church is located in the IGA mall at 3033 Immel St. Oil changes must be booked in advance by calling 604-853-4546 or emailing Janet at havepurpose@cedarbrookchurch.ca

TREK FOR A CURE

The Juvenile Diabetes Network in Abbotsford hosts an information session Thursday, Sept. 29 about the June 2012 Trek for the Cure to Mt. Kilimanjaro. The session begins at 6:30 p.m. at Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. Info: Heather at 604-852-6770 or AbbyJDN@shaw.ca

TELECARE

The Telecare Crisis and Caring Line holds an orientation/information meeting Thursday, Sept. 29 for potential volunteers, starting at 7 p.m. at Central Heights Mennonite Brethren Church, 1661 McCallum Rd. More information can be found online at telecarebc.com.

BOOK SIGNING

The House of James (2743 Emerson St.) hosts a coffee-house-style evening on Friday, Sept. 30 to introduce the book “A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider – Words to Stimulate the Mind and Delight the Spirit.” Three of the book’s authors – Paul Beckingham, Ed Hird and Bill Bonikowsky – will be on hand to interact and sign copies of the book, and musician Tim Bonikowsky will add melody to the evening. The event runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

LINE DANCING

Line dance classes take place very Wednesday and Friday morning from 9:15 to 10:15. For more details, including location, call Loretta Riggins at 859-4048.

FIRE EVENTS

Mission Fire/Rescue Service holds a vehicle display on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Junction Mall. The following day, a Fire and Life Safety Fair takes place from 1 to p.m. at firehall 1, 33330 Seventh Ave.

DIABETES GROUP

The Abbotsford branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association meets Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd., starting at 7:30 p.m. The speaker for the evening is Dr. Gabriel Chu, an opthamologist and specialist in cataract and cosmetic eye surgery. Everyone is welcome. Info: Sharon at 604-859-5165

LIBRARY FRIENDS

The Friends of the Abbotsford Library’s next meeting takes place Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way). Info: Cynthia at 604-859-7814 (local 232)

COMPUTER TIME

Registration takes place Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. to noon for the next set of computer classes at the Abbotsford Seniors’ Association, 2631 Cyril St. Classes start the following day at noon for beginners and 2 p.m. for intermediates. Classes are held Wednesdays and Fridays for three weeks. Cost is $60. Info: Jodie at 850-2456