Slice of Life: Sept. 29-Oct. 4

Community events in Abbotsford.


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


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


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


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 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.


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.


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


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)


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