SLICE OF LIFE: Sept. 8 to 11

This is a listing of just some of the activities taking place in Abbotsford over the next few days.

FRIDAY DANCES

The Abbotsford Social Activity Association (ASAA) hosts dances every Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at its hall, 33889 Essendene Ave. Cost is $9 for members and $10 for non-members. Bands for September are: Hong Kong Cowboy (Sept. 4), Midnite Eagles (Sept. 11), Johnny Hsu (Sept. 18) and Sweetwater (Sept. 25). Info: Frank at 820-8695

DUTCH COFFEE CLUB

The Dutch Coffee Club meets Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at the House of James, 2743 Emerson St.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

A session called Public Speaking for Newcomers to Canada begins Wednesday, Sept. 9 at Abbotsford Community Services, 2420 Montrose Ave., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There are a total of seven sessions. Free child care is available. Register by calling Elise at 604-866-5970 or emailing elise.marier@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com

FOR BUSINESS WOMEN

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford holds its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Phoenix Ballroom, 33780 King Rd. The speaker will be Florence Westeringh, team manager and clinical supervisor at Peardonville House treatment centre for women. Info and registration: bpwabbotsford.ca

WOMEN’S CONNECTION

Abbotsford Women’s Connection holds a “Stepping Out for Breakfast” event on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 9:30 a.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. The event features a fashion show and speaker Marnie Wynans discussing “When God Says No.” Reserve a spot by calling Joyce at 604-744-5159 or emailing abbyconnectreservations@gmail.com

NATURE CLUB

The Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club meets Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Abbotsford middle school, 33231 Bevan Ave. Speaker Denis Knopp, a local biologist, discusses the Skagit watershed. Info: 604-853-4283

WINE AND ART WALK

The third annual Wine and Art Walk takes place Thursday, Sept. 10 on the streets of Historic Downtown Abbotsford. Enjoy and sample wine while viewing local talent. Cost is $20. Info: 604-850-6547 or downtownabbotsford.com

NAR-ANON MEETS

Nar-Anon Family Group meets every Thursday in Abbotsford at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3845 Gladwin Rd., from 7:30 to 9 p.m. This is a 12-step program for those who have been affected by someone else’s addiction.

EX-BRITS CLUB

The Ex-Brits Club meets twice a month in Abbotsford. The group gets together at 11:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at Jo Jo’s Fish and Chips, and the last Saturday at the ABC restaurant on Marshall Road. Info: 604-859-2060 or 604-853-5584

MOOD DISORDERS

The Mood Disorders Association support group in Abbotsford meets the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Services (2420 Montrose Ave.) It is open to those who have mood disorders such as depression, manic depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Friends and family are also invited. Info: Christine at 604-854-9404

TOPS IN WEIGHT LOSS

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

GOSPEL CONCERT

Come and enjoy the Keepers of the Faith Quartet on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Alliance Church, 3440 Mt. Lehman Rd. All are welcome. A free will offering will be taken.

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