Nov. 27, Lifetime Learning Centre presents Philosophers' Café on: Why do we have homelessness in a wealthy country? From 7 - 9 p.m., at Cedarbrooke Chateau, 32331 Seventh Ave., Mission. Fee $5 - includes refreshments.
Cinema at library
Nov. 27, enjoy a free film and refreshments at 2 p.m. at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford. Phone 604-859-7814, ext. 224, to see what's playing.
Stories for babies, kids
Nov. 27 from 10: 30 - 11 a.m., drop in stories for babies up to 24 months. Also stories, songs, puppets Nov. 30 from 10: 30 - 11: 15 a.m. at Mission Library, 33247 Second Avenue. Call the library at 604-826-6610.
New support group for grandparents or other family members raising grandchildren meets Mondays 6 - 8 p.m. in Abbotsford. Onsite child minding. To register call 1-855-474-9777.
Rivers fine dining
Nov. 27 & 28, UFV Culinary Arts students offer four-course prix fixe gourmet menu at Rivers Dining Room - Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park, 5579 Tyson Rd., Chilliwack. Seating at 6 p.m. only, reservations at 604-847-5404 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Babies reading books
Until Nov. 27, from 10: 30 - 11 a.m. encourage the love of reading and books early with stories for babies up to two years, at the Clear-brook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford. Phone 604-859-7814.
Mission Community Services seeks donations of toiletries for kits for those in need in the community and shelter residents. Items especially needed are toothbrushes, toothpaste, disposable razors, deodorant, combs and large Ziploc bags, but any donations would be appreciated. Donations can be left at MCS, 33179 Second Ave., Mission. Call 604826-3634.
Valley Hub Power Talkers meet second and fourth Mondays at Central Heights Manor, 33535 King Rd., Abbotsford, 6: 45 - 8: 45 p.m. with hands on training in effective forms of communication skills. First three visits free. Contact 604-556-3344 or email@example.com.
Lifetime Learning Centre book discussion group resumes on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 10 a.m. to noon, 32444 7th Ave., Mission. Fee/$40 for six sessions. Call 604-820-0220.
Seniors can get fit on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9: 30 - 10: 30 a.m. at the Abbotsford Seniors Association main hall, Essendene Ave., Abbotsford. $1.50/ members, $2.50/non-members. Appropriate shoes advised. Blood pressure readings are available. Call Donna at 604-853-5541 or Pat at 604-850-6615.
Interested in carpet bowling seniors? It's on from 2 - 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the rec room at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Call 604-853-5532 for more.
Nov. 28, from 7 - 9 p.m., abuse survivor and author of Black and Blue Sari, Kamal Dhillon shares her insight in this workshop on domestic violence at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Tickets $20, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-309-2176.
RCMP Inspector at BPW
Nov. 28 from 11: 15 a.m. - 1 p.m., the Business & Professional Women's Club of Mission lunch with keynote speaker RCMP officer in charge Richard Konarski on domestic violence, at Cedar-brooke Chateau, 32331 7th Ave, Mission. $20 for guests. Reservations at email@example.com.
Nov. 29 from 3 - 5: 30 p.m., the Employment Mentors' and Newcomer Orientation takes place at 1-31726 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. The Abbotsford Community Services program matches professional immigrants to gain a professional network through mentorship experiences. Register with Pat Christie at call 604-217-0444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evening story times
At the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, on Mondays, until Dec. 10 from 7 - 7: 30 p.m. for children aged 2 to 6 years. Wear your PJs and bring your stuffie to this special story time. Call 604859-7814 ext. 229.
Nov. 28, Lifetime Learning Centre presents Scotland Revisited with Marion Robinson, the story of a Mission family's return to Kildonan in the Scottish Highlands. Time: 10 a.m. to noon, at 32444 7th Ave., Mission. Fee: $7, non-members $10.
Nov. 30. Are you gay, bisexual or just not sure? Need a safe place to talk? Hominum Fraser Valley is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. Our next meeting is 7: 30 p.m. on Nov. 30. For details call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9760.
Around the world in 28
Nov. 30, from 3: 30 - 4: 30 p.m. Round the World in 28 Days, stories, crafts, games and snacks from four continents for kids 6 to 12, at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. Free, registration required. 604-826-6610.
Euchre at ASA
You're invited to play the card game euchre at Abbotsford Seniors Association (second building), Thursdays from 1 - 3: 30 p.m. Call Jodie at 604-850-2465 or Douglas at 604-758-1246.
Glass Hive open house
Dec. 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. the Glass Hive holds an open house at the studio at 30273 Canary Court, with children's author Jen Eaton signing her anti-bullying books. Hot dogs, cocoa by donations, proceeds and partial sales that day go to the Salvation Army. Call 604-615-6902 for more details.
Free clothes to you
Dec. 1 from 10: 30 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m., free clothes, toys, household and personal items to those in need only, male, female, baby to senior, at Clothes2U, Abbotsford Evangelical Church, Marshall Rd. at Ware Street. To volunteer, donate or for more information, go to www.clothes2u. ca and www.facebook.com/ Clothes2uBCSociety.
Dec. 1 from 2: 30 - 4: 30 p.m. Do you love manga and anime? Join us for contests, crafts, food, manga talk and lots of anime to watch, at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. For ages 12 to 18. Call the library at 604-826-6610.
Anglican Christmas fair Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saint Matthew's holds a Christmas fair and bake sale, in the lower level of Grace Church, 2087 McMillan Rd., Abbotsford.
Sandy Hill Christmas
Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., take in the Christmas market at Sandy Hill Elementary, 3836 Old Clayburn Rd., Abbotsford. $25/table for Sandy Hill Families, $30 for others. Tables held on a first come basis - reserve your spot now. Kristi Gayger at email@example.com.
Kidney Foundation Xmas
Dec. 2, the Upper Fraser Valley Chapter of the Kidney Foundation of Canada has its Christmas lunch at the Rancho, 35110 DeLair Rd., Abbotsford. Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch at noon. Door prizes, entertainment, turkey dinner. Tickets $20, call Lois 604-856-8218.
Seniors Christmas party
Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Abbotsford Community Services has its annual Seniors Christmas Party at Cascade Community Church 35190 DeLair Rd., Abbotsford. Tickets $15. Contact Nancy Deba 604-870-3764.
Blankets for Canada
Dec. 6, from 1 - 4 p.m. the Abbotsford Chapter of Blankets For Canada meets at Fraser Valley Christian Centre, 31929 Mercantile Way, Abbotsford. Help knit and crochet blankets together for those in need in Abbotsford. Donations of yarn appreciated. All materials furnished. Call Nancy 604-504-3713.
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