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TREE HOUSE HUB
Dec. 13, 6: 30 p.m. the Tree House Community Hub invites the public to its opening at Eugene Reimer Middle School, 3433 Firhill Dr., Abbotsford, with community leaders, parents, teachers and students.
PARTY, SANTA PHOTOS IN MISSION
Until Dec. 22, downtown Mission merchants offer a passport contest to win prizes. Also get photos with Santa Dec. 17-21 and Dec. 15 & 22 from 1 - 5 p.m. at 33050 First Ave., Mission, plus gift basket draw, arts & craft market and more.
See details at www.downtownmission.ca.
MS SUPPORT MISSION
Dec. 13 from 1 - 3 p.m., a self-help group for people with MS meets in Mission on the second Thursday of the month, at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 8469 Cedar St., Mission. Free lunch. Call Janet at 604-826-2553.
Dec. 13 at 7 p.m., the public is invited to a family Christmas special at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, with stories, crafts, snacks and good fun. The whole family, young or old, is invited. Phone 604-859-7814, ext. 229 for details.
VALLEY WOMEN'S NETWORK
Dec. 13 from 11: 30 a.m. - 1 p.m., the Mission Valley Women's Network has lunch at the Royal Canadian Legion, 32627 Logan Ave. For vendor tables, pre-registration, e-mail email@example.com. Bring a $5 gift for our Christmas party game.
SENIORS XMAS DINNER, DANCE
Dec. 14, from 6 p.m. on, the Abbotsford Social Activity Association, 33889 Essendene Ave., holds it yearly dinner and dance with live music. Call Jodie at 604-850-2465 for tickets.
KIDS' DAY AT CIBC
Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., CIBC staff at 2420 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford hold an RESP information session for parents and grandparents, and a kids' day with Christmas crafts, facepainting and holiday cheer.
CHRISTMAS AT THE CLARKE
Dec. 19 at 7 p.m., you're invited to Christmas at the Clarke, with silent auction, top local musicians, at 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission, with all proceeds going to the Christmas Bureau and the Women's Resource Society. Tickets at London Drugs, Rex Cox Men's Wear, Murdoch's Book Shoppe, Shoppers Drug Mart, Prospera Credit Union and Fraser Valley Building Supplies. Call 604820-3961 or 604-217-1863 for more information.
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 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford. Tickets are $25. Phone Jodie at 604-850-2465.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 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 604853-5541 or Pat at 604-850-6615.
Interest 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.
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.
If you like to knit or want to learn, drop by Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., Wednesdays noon to 1: 30 p.m. Presented in cooperation with Mission Community Services, everyone welcome. 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. On-site child minding. To register call 1-855-474-9777.
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 604-8263634.
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.