What’s On: Sept. 11-13

Community events in Abbotsford.

POETRY READING

In celebration of International Literacy Day, the Fraser Valley Library and Poets Potpourri Society is presenting international poet Ibrahim Honjo as the guest reader at the Blue Moon Poetry Night, Sept. 12, from 7-8:30 p.m. Open mic is at 6:30 p.m.  The event is taking place in the meeting room at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way.  Everyone is welcome and admission is free.  For more information, visit www.poetspotpourrisociety.com.

GARDEN DISTRICT

The Garden District Trio from New Orleans will be performing on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 George Ferguson Way.  Tickets are $18 and are available at the church office from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. They are also available at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way, and at the Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. For more information, visit www.nogdo.com.

SKATEBOARD COMPETITION

On Sunday, Sept. 11 a skate competition is being held at the McMillan Skate Park, 34778 Old Yale Rd. Registration and open skate runs from 2-4 p.m. while the competition, which is free to enter, runs from 4-6 p.m. It will be followed by a free barbecue. A live band will also be performing at 7 p.m. at Yale Secondary, 34620 Old Yale Rd. The event open to youth and young adults. For more information, visit www.ycskatecomp.com.