Social justice panel talk
Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. The Reach presents Painting outside the lines: art, identity and social justice, a panel talk with Fraser Valley artists Isadore Charters, Edith Krause and Linda Klippenstein at 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford. Free.
Valley Festival benefit
Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. Valley Festival Singers and Kwantlen Chamber Singers ring in the season with festive carols at The Reach (32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford), in a benefit concert for the Abbotsford Food Bank. Tickets at the door, see www.valleyfestivalsingers. com.
Michael Smith Christmas
Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. Michael W. Smith brings his Christmas spectacle to Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre, with full orchestra and choir. Tickets at AESC, 1-866-9772372 or abbotsfordcentre.ca.
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 from that day will go to the Salvation Army in Abbotsford. Call 604-615-6902 for more details.
Robert Bush Pottery
Robert Bush Pottery holds an open house Dec. 1 & 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. High quality, beautifully finished and functional handmade stoneware, some with unique crystalline glazing, at 33067 Cherry Ave., Mission. Custom orders taken. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-820-5275.