To list an event hosted or sponsored by a non-profit group in Abbotsford or Mission, upload it directly to our website: abbotsfordtimes.com, or send an e-mail with a succinct, 75-word description of the event including day, date, time and address to firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop off at 30887 Peardonville Rd, Abbotsford.
Family Fun Night
Feb. 8, bring the whole family out to the Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre, 33355 Bevan Ave., Abbotsford, from 5: 45 - 7: 45 p.m. for a night of games, crafts and socializing. The free event is open to all ages. Call 778880-8501 for more.
Bike skills for girls
Feb. 8, 6: 30 - 9 p.m., girls and women can have fun learning new bike skills, sponsored by Cycling BC and Abbotsford BMX. Cost is $25. Come to the Abbotsford Agrifair Arena at the Exhibition Grounds.
Feb. 8, join us for stories, songs, puppets and more at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave, from 10: 30 - 11: 15 a.m. Call 604-826-6610.
Mission Farmer's Market
Feb. 9, come to the winter Farmer's Market in Mission for delicious, fresh grown and homemade foods, hand made artisan items and lots of family fun in the lobby at Heritage Park Secondary School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Blackberry Kitchen chef Kerry Martin will be giving cooking demonstrations using local seasonal ingredients; enjoy a hot lunch of fresh pasta from The Hotties: Trattoria on Wheels; storytelling at 11 a.m., craft-making and face-painting with Opening Nite Theatre. Pick up seasonal produce, organic mushrooms, honey, eggs, preserves, baking, skin care, crafts, and special something for your Valentine.
Feb. 9, author Mohinder Kaur Doman will be reading from her book Zhindagee, an award-winning work recounting the stories of the first Indian daughters born in Canada, including the Fraser Valley. Join her and her friends as they read from 1 - 3 p.m. at the University of the Fraser Valley, auditorium room B101, Abbotsford campus.
Seniors in Safety
Feb. 9, Seniors in Safety will be presented by St. John Ambulance at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Rd. from 10 a.m. - noon. Topics include: are you at risk of fall, fall prevention, home safety, basic first aid for everyone and an introduction to our medical alert program with fall detector. First aid instructor, branch manager and program manager will be facilitating.
Stand up against bullying
Feb. 9, Zero Tolerance forum
against bullying and abuse runs from 9: 30 a.m. - 4: 30 p.m. at New Life Church, 35270 DeLair Rd., Abbotsford. Cost is $75 and includes buffet lunch. RSVP to email@example.com.
Feb. 9, the Sweethearts Ball, jazz, dinner & dance is coming to the Abbotsford Banquet Conference Centre, 33738 Laurel St., Abbotsford to support Canuck Place children's hospice in Abbotsford. The ball is 6: 30 - 11: 30 p.m. Tickets are $55/each, $90/couple or $320/table of eight. Call Anyssa at 604-557-9899.
Feb. 9, the Mission Legion is hosting a Valentine's Day Sweetheart Dinner and Dance at 6: 30 p.m. at 32627 Logan Ave., Mission. Tickets are $15/ each, available in the lounge. Call 604-826-2331 for details.
Hotcakes for all
Feb. 9, come to a pancake Breakfast at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 8469 Cedar St., Mission from 9 - 10: 30 a.m. Cost is by donation. All are welcome.
Charity poker tourney
Feb. 9, Abbotsford Lions Club holds its charity Texas Hold-em poker tournament at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the Ag Rec Centre gallery (upstairs), 32470 Haida Dr., Abbotsford (fair grounds). Tickets are $60, starting chip value 5000. Maximum 100 players, must be 19+ to play. For reservations e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604308-6037.
Feb. 13, learn how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks from the FVRL website to your device, 2 - 3 p.m. at Clear-brook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. Phone 604859-7814 ext. 224.
When can I retire?
Feb. 13, learn more about managing your personal finances in this information seminar presented by Investors Group from 7 - 8: 30 p.m. at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. Explore various roads to retirement, ways to guarantee your money will last through retirement, tax-efficient investments to reduce clawbacks and the reality of inflation. Call 604-826-6610.
Feb. 13, wear red to the monthly Fraser Valley Business Networking lunch, 11: 15 a.m. - 1: 30 p.m. at the Cactus Club, 34650 DeLair Rd., Abbotsford. RSVP required at 778-823-2421 or e-mail email@example.com.
Rise up/end violence
Feb. 14, join the One Billion Rising movement to end violence against women and girls locally and globally at noon at Jubilee Park in Abbotsford: www.onebillionrising.org.
Valley Women's Network
Feb. 14, the VWN of Mission will hold its monthly luncheon on at the Royal Canadian Legion, 32627 Logan Ave., Mission from 11: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendor tables available. Pre-registration required, guests ($17/lunch) and members ($15/lunch), e-mail vwn. firstname.lastname@example.org. Yearly membership rate July '12June '13 is $40.
Feb. 15, Pro-D day movie afternoon at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way at 1: 30 p.m. Call to find out what's playing at 604-859-7814 ext. 229.
Family Smart Forum
Feb. 16, The FORCE Society for Kids' Mental Health is hosting the Fraser Family Smart Forum from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cascade Community Church 35190 DeLair Road. It will feature guest speaker, Carol Todd; Collaborative Problem Solving for families with Dr. Don Duncan and a guided discussion with families, featuring Dr. Jana Davidson and Keli Anderson. Contact email@example.com for details.