Family fundraiser Dec. 28 at 6: 30 p.m. at 14th Ave. Sports Pub, 32516 14th Ave., Mission is a fundraiser burger & beer pub night to support Bill and Sheanna Haner, for expenses in Vancouver while their soon-to-be born son receives care at BC Children's Hospital. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from Mel Harris, 778-987-8262 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Hominum meets Dec. 28, are you gay, bi-sexual 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. Next meeting is 7: 30 p.m. Call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604329-9760 for location.
Seniors New Year's bash Dec. 31, the Abbotsford Social Activity Association has a New Year's Eve buffet and dance from 8 p.m. to 12: 30 a.m., at 33889 Essen-dene Ave., Abbotsford. Tickets are $25. Phone Jodie at 604-850-2465.
i-Parent Jan. 9, Parenting in a Digital World with guest speaker Dr. Gordon Neufeld at 7: 30 p.m. comes to MEI Middle School, 4081 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. The event is free. Call 604-859-3700 ext. 501 for more details.
Naturalists meet Jan. 9 at 7: 30 p.m., Tanya Bettles, environmental coordinator at the City of Abbotsford, talks about the Sumas Mountain Environmental Management Study and the challenges of dealing with competing interests in a biodiversity hotspot, at Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club meeting, Abbotsford Middle School, 33231 Bevan Ave., Abbotsford. Everyone welcome, call 604-854-3203 for details.
FV business lunch Jan. 9, the Fraser Valley Business Network has lunch at 11: 15 a.m., at Rendezvous Restaurant, 3280 Mount Lehman Rd., Abbotsford. Go to www.fraservalleybusinessnetwork.com to respond.
Learn English Jan. 11, and every Friday until March, weekly English Conversation Circle for visitors to Canada is at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the new Community Hub at Eugene Reimer Middle School, 3433 Firhill Dr., Abbotsford. A chance for visitors to Canada to practise their conversational English in small groups with volunteers and other English-learners. Coffee, tea and snacks provided. The cost is $2/per session or $20/ series. Call or e-mail Coby Piazza at conversation.coordinator@ gmail.com or 604-217-3055 for details.
Better breathers meet Jan. 17, the Mission Sumas Abbotsford Better Breathers Club meets from 10 a.m. to noon and the third Thursday of each month at the Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd., Abbotsford. Share information, education and support with others living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and/or asthma.
Women with cancer Jan. 17, Women with Cancer support group meets every third Thursday of the month at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford (room 217) at 7 p.m. This is an informal meeting and we welcome those who are going through or have been through cancer. Call Edith at 604-289-0630.
Robbie Burns night Jan. 19, very entertaining celebration and dinner/ dance for famous Scottish poet Robbie Burns. Musical entertainment by Piper Down, at the Abbotsford Social Activity Association. Proceeds to AFD Children's Burn Fund and Charity of FOE. Tickets $30 each, must be purchased prior to event at Fraternal Order of Eagles - 604-859-5405. Doors open at 5: 30 p.m.
Turban challenge Jan. 20, the Sikh Identity: The Turban Challenge exhibition is open at the Sikh Heritage Museum (in the National Historic Gur Sikh Temple), 33094 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford at 2 p.m. Refreshments are provided. Call Sharanjit Sandhra at 604-851-6325 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Literacy Day Jan. 26, celebrate Family Literacy Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clearbrook Library and The Reach Gallery Museum. Free family entertainment, food, activities and community booths to visit. Contact cynthia. email@example.com.
Free pancakes Jan. 26, Literacy Matters Abbotsford hosts a free pancake breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon at Fire Hall No. 1 (32270 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford). Free hot chocolate & coffee at the Clearbrook Library next door.
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