Community Papers

SLICE OF LIFE: June 14-20

FAIR AND ICE CREAM

The MSA Museum Society and the Optimist Club hold their annual  Midsummer Fair and Ice Cream Social on Saturday, June 14 from noon to 4 p.m. The event takes place at Trethewey House, 2313 Ware. St., and has an Alice in Wonderland theme. Activities includes a bouncy castle, arts and crafts, and the serving of old-fashioned ice cream. The official re-opening of the train station on the site is also featured.

WALK FOR ALS

The Walk for ALS takes place at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford on Saturday, June 14. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and the walk starts at 11. Info and registration: walkforals.ca/bc or fraservalleywalk@alsbc.ca

ARTISTS VISITS LIBRARY

West Coast multimedia artist Jay Havens is the guest at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) on Saturday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of National Aboriginal History Month in June at the library. Havens brings together local materials, culture, the art of  storytelling, and Bunraku – traditional Japanese style puppets – as he crafts a five-foot puppet that takes two people to articulate. Info: 604-859-7814 (ext. 232)

FILIPINO CELEBRATION

The Abbotsford-Filipino Canadian Society hosts its second annual Philippine Independence  Day celebration on Saturday, June 14 at Mill Lake Park (in the water park area) from 1 to 6 p.m. Activities include a potluck meal at 2:30 p.m., games, a sponsors’ display table and more. Info: Sol at 778-779-3379

MUSICIAN AT CHURCH

Recording artist Ryan McAllister of Bradner is the guest musician on Sunday, June 15 at 10 a.m. at Mt. Lehman United Church, 6256 Mt. Lehman Rd. Refreshments will be served.

DIGNITY COALITION

The Fraser Valley Human Dignity Coalition holds a dinner and meeting on Tuesday, June 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Services, 2420 Montrose Ave. The group addresses  social justice topics. Info: 604-859-7681 (local 270) or fvhumandignitycoalition.tumblr.com

HYMN SING

Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church (2719 Clearbrook Rd.) holds a hymn sing at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 15 with the Chancel Choir and the Watchmen Four. Info: 604-850-6607 or clearbrookmbchurch.ca

BUSINESS WOMEN MEET

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford hosts its year-end windup and networking buffet on Wednesday, June 18 at 6 p.m. at Tanglebank Gardens and Brambles Bistro, 29985 Downes Rd. Cost is $20 at the door.  Reservations required at bpwabbotsford@gmail.com by Monday, June 16.

FV CONSERVANCY

The Fraser Valley Conservancy holds its annual general meeting on Thursday, June 19 at 7 p.m. at Edenvale Community Gardens, 4460 Bradner Rd. The meeting includes presentations on current, past and future projects, as well as the group’s conservation properties. Info: 604-625-0066.

GARDEN CLUB

The monthly meeting of the Mount Lehman Garden Club takes place Thursday, June 19 at 7 p.m. at Mount Lehman Community Hall, 6418 Mount Lehman Rd.  The speaker this month is Ewan MacKenzie, talking about grasses.  Info: Yvonne at 604-856-0313

GENEALOGY SOCIETY

The Abbotsford Genealogy Society hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, June 19 at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way. Doors open at 6 p.m. , with the business meeting commencing at 6:30. Speakers Annette Fulford will discuss about Canadian war brides from the First World War. All are welcome to attend,  with a $2 charge for non-members. Info: abbygs.ca

WOMEN WITH CANCER

The Women with Cancer Support Group meets on Thursday, June 19 at 7 p.m. at Garden Park Tower,  2825 Clearbrook Rd. This is a relaxed, informal group meeting to support each other.  Info: Edith at 604-289-0630

SOAPSTONE CARVING

Abbotsford Community Library (33355 Bevan Ave.) celebrates National Aboriginal History Month with a visit from artist Darlene Allison on Friday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Allison’s focus is on carving alabasters and soapstones, some of which she gathered herself from mountains in B.C. Info: 604-853-1753

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