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SLICE OF LIFE: May 17 to 22

GARAGE SALE

Imani Orphan Care Foundation hosts a multi-family garage sale on Saturday, May 17 to raise funds for orphaned kids in Kenya. The sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 33342 Rainbow Ave. in Abbotsford. Among the items for sale are salon equipment, appliances, toys, game, furniture and more. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will also be sold. Info: 604-855-8222 or imaniorphancare.com

MUSEUMS DAY

The MSA Museum Society hosts International Museums Day on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trethewey House Heritage Site (2313 Ware St.). Participants can network, participate in a roundtable discussion, and listen to a presentation on topics related to heritage. Info: 604 853-0313 or msamuseum.ca

ALPEN CLUB DANCE

The German-Canadian Club, the Abbotsford-Mission Alpen Club, holds its annual May Dance (Mothers’ Day Banquet) on Saturday,  May 17 at 6 p.m. at the Community Arts Addition at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way.   Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and a buffet dinner is at 6 p.m. Live music with the Al Pichler Band.  Tickets are $25 for members and $28 for non-members.  Info: Gerda at 604-859-8057

HYMN SING

Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church (2719 Clearbrook Rd.) holds a hymn sing with the Chancel Choir and the Singing Men on Sunday, May 18 at 7 p.m.  Info: 604-850-6607 or clearbrookmbchurch.ca

PROBUS CLUB

The Probus Club of Abbotsford meets Monday, May 19 at the Best Western Regency Inn and Conference Centre, 32110 Marshall Rd. Probus is an association of retired and semi-retired professionals and business people who value opportunities to meet others in similar circumstances and of a similar level of interest.  Info: Bob at 604-850-3925

BUSINESS WOMEN

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford hosts a networking event on Wednesday, May 21 from  6 to 9 p.m. at the Phoenix Lounge, 33780 King Rd. Guest speaker is Deborah Reynolds from About Face Image Consulting. Cost is $40. Register at bpwabbotsford@gmail.com

ALS FUNDRAISER

A 1980s-themed fundraiser in support of the ALS Society of B.C. takes place Friday, May 23 from 5:30 to 11:30  p.m. at Finnegan’s Pub and Grill, 33780 King Rd. Tickets, available only in advance, are $20 and include a burger, nugget potatoes, a salad and a beverage. For tickets, email ccraigba@shaw.ca or call 604-835-2156.

CARPET BOWLING

Carpet bowling takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Cost is $1.25. Info: 604-853-5532

SKILLS CONNECT

The Skills Connect for Immigrants Program holds free information sessions every Tuesday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Services, 2420 Montrose Ave. The program helps immigrants with things such as finding work in their field of expertise, professional job-search techniques and courses to improve qualifications. Call 604-866-0257 to register.

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

SEXAHOLICS MEET

Sexaholics Anonymous is a 12-step program of recovery for men and women who want to stop their sexually self-destructive thinking and behaviour.  Abbotsford SA meets every Saturday at 8 a.m.  For information and location, email abbotsfordsa1@gmail.com. See also www.sa.org.

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