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Abbotsford's Community Events, Entertainment & Business Magazine
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Flea Market, Sundays, 6am – 4pm at the Abbotsford Exhibition Grounds 32470 Haida Dr. www.abbotsfordfleamarket.com
The Run Club, Sundays at 8:30 AM, Wednesdays at 6:30 PM at the Abbotsford Running Room,103-2070 Sumas Way in the Abbotsford Village Shopping Centre. For more information at firstname.lastname@example.org 604-556-0770
Suburban Swing, Sundays, 8:30 am – 11 pm at the ASAA Hall, 33889 Essendene Ave. www.suburbanswing.com
The Abbotsford Legion Hosts Drop In Crib, First & Third Sundays, 2 pm – 5 pm at the Abbotsford Legion, 2513 West Railway Ave. www.Abbylegion.ca
Suburban Swing, Sundays, 7:45 pm – 8:30 pm. Beginner East Coast Swing Lesson at the ASAA Hall, 33889 Essendene Ave. www.suburbanswing.com
The Abbotsford Legion hosts Weekly Breakfasts, Sundays, 8:30 am -11:30 am at the Abbotsford Legion, 2513 West Railway Ave. www.abbylegion.ca
AL-ANON Family Groups: Strength & Hope for Friends and Families of Problem Drinkers. Meetings – Mondays through Fridays - Evenings & Weekdays. Please check website for times and Locations. www.al-anon.org Local Contacts – 604.855.1942 or 604.859.6566
Coffee, Cards and Connections, Mondays at 10 - 11AM (or schedule of nursery for holidays) Cannor Nursery 34261 Marshall Road
Abbotsford Grand Squares host Square Dancing, Mondays – 7 pm – 10pm & Thursdays – 7:30pm – 9:30pm at the ASAA, 33889 Essendene Ave.
Senior’s Exercise, Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 10:30 am at the ASAA, 33889 Essendene Ave. Email - email@example.com
ALATEEN MEETS: Alateen, a part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking, whether it's a parent, sibling or friend. Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m. at H.O.M.E. Society, 31581 South Fraser Way. Contacts: 604-855-1942 or 604-826-5100
Abbotsford Valley Women's Network Monthly Luncheon, 3rd Tuesday of every month (September - June) at The Phoenix Ballroom, 33780 King Road. 11:30am -1:30pm (come early for networking). $23 for luncheon. Reservations required: Contact June Krause Friday before luncheon. firstname.lastname@example.org
Abbotsford Learning Plus Classes, every Tuesday & Thursday, 10 a.m. till 12 noon at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Rd. Contact info: 778-808-7377, www.learningplus.ca, email@example.com
Widows Drop In Coffee Group, First & Third Thursday of Month, 9:45 am at the Abbotsford Hospice Society, 32780 Marshall Road. Call 604.852.2456
Rise and Shine Toastmasters Club 9453, Weekly meetings Fridays at University of Fraser Valley, Building A - Room 225. Meeting time: 7:00 am - 8:20 am and begins promptly. (UFV School schedule is followed) Visitors are welcome
Karaoke Every Friday – 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm & Every Wednesday – 2pm – 5pm at the Abbotsford Legion. More Info – 604.853.1711 or Visit – www.abbylegion.ca
Fish and Chips, 1st Friday of the Month – 5 pm – 7 pm at the Abbotsford Legion. More Info – 604-853.1711. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Abbotsford Legion Hosts Steak Dinner, 3rd Friday of the Month, 5 pm -7 pm at the Abbotsford Legion, 2513 West Railway Ave. www.Abbylegion.ca
Abbotsford Farm & Country Market, Every Saturday, 9am – 1pm To December 16th. Join the Market December 2nd for The Christmas Event. Montrose Avenue (north of George Ferguson Way) www.afcm.ca
The Abbotsford Legion Hosts A Meat Draw, Saturdays, 2 pm – 5 pm at the Abbotsford Legion, 2513 West Railway Ave www.abbylegion.ca Call 604.853.1711
What’s On! At the
For a complete schedule of events happening at all 25 Fraser Valley Regional Libraries, visit us at www.fvrl.bc.ca and click on events!
Drop in to our popular weekly gatherings.
(Please note, events do not take place on statutory holidays.)
Adult Colouring Club at the Clearbrook Library, Wednesdays, 1:30 pm – 3 pm
Knit One! Knit All! at the Mount Lehman Library, Thursdays, 2 pm – 4 pm
Kept in Stitches at the Abbotsford Community Library, Saturdays, 1 pm – 3 pm
Knit ‘n’ Stitch Club at the Clearbrook Library, Mondays 6:30 pm – 8 pm
TAG (Teen Advisory Group) at the Clearbrook Library. Teens! Gain volunteer hours for graduation, boost your resume, help the library, and have fun! Call the library at 604-859-7814 to find out how to register. Next meetings: Wednesday, Nov 1, and Dec 5, 6 pm – 7:30 pm.
Storytime. Introduce your children to the love of books and language. Storytime prepares children to learn to read. At Abbotsford Community Library, Wednesdays until Dec 20, 10:30 am – 11 am. At Clearbrook Library, Thursdays until Dec 21, 10:30 am – 11 am.
Pyjama Storytime. Come to the library before bed and tuck into a story! Clearbrook Library, Thursdays until Dec 21, 7 pm – 7:30 pm
Open Mic Poetry and Blue Moon Readings at the Clearbrook Library, Mondays, Nov 6 and 27, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Join Fraser Valley Poets Society members at these evenings of inspiration and bring your own poetic works to the microphone.
Babytime at the Clearbrook Library. Mondays, Nov 20 – Dec 11, 11:30 am – 12 pm. Make language fun and help your baby develop speech and language skills – enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories.
Conversation Circles at the Clearbrook Library. Fridays until Dec 8, 10:15 am – 11:30 am. Join us to practice English in a fun and informal setting. Registration not required. Hosted by Abbotsford Community Services.
Find Your Gift at the Clearbrook Library. Wednesdays until Nov 22, 10 am – 12 pm. Presented by Xyolhemeylh, this sisterly gathering draws guidance from ancestors to focus on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness and strengthens cultural connections. For more information or to register contact Raven Little at email@example.com or call/text at 604-615-1480.
Tool Time. A youth program hosted by Xyolhemeylh Fraser Valley Aboriginal Child and Family Services. Clearbrook Library, Tuesdays until Nov 28, 3 pm – 5 pm. Join us after school for discussions, movies, and socializing with friends in a positive environment. For teens ages 12-18. For more information or to register contact Raven Little at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text at 604-615-1480.
Big Fall Book Sale! At the Clearbrook Library. Saturday, Nov 18, 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday, Nov 19, 10 am – 3 pm. Join us at our semi-annual sale for books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, and more for all ages and tastes at bargain prices. Gently used puzzles too. Hosted by the Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries.
Welcome To Your Android! At the Abbotsford Community Library, Wednesday, Nov 22, 6 pm – 7 pm. Brent Adolph, Computer Manager at London Drugs, offers valuable tips and hints about using your Android smartphone or tablet. Please register by visiting the library or calling 604-853-1753.
Ukulele Jam at the Clearbrook Library. Saturday, Nov 25, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm. New to the ukulele? Learn how to read chords and some simple songs. Please bring your instrument.
What’s On At The
Abbotsford Arts Council
Semblance: A New and Mixed Media Exhibition October 21 – November 21. This exhibition hopes to challenge the viewer’s perspective of what they consider art to be while oﬀering opportunities for education and understanding of the speciﬁc works. Reception October 21st 6-8pm at the Kariton Art Gallery, 2387 Ware Street. www.abbotsfordartscouncil.com
Reworked and Reassembled November 25 – December 19. Using found objects in their work, Lianne Mitchell and Alex Stewart, artists of Reworked and Reassembled, transform our perceptions of the everyday and inspire us to rethink what we are seeing. Reception November 25th 6-8pm. Kariton Art Gallery, 2387 Ware Street. www.abbotsfordartscouncil.com
"Painting Canada 150!” November 25 – December 19. The Gurmat Center has selected 15 creative students to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday by painting all 10 provinces and 3 territories, with one painting dedicated to our first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. The watercolour paintings reflect the unique culture and historical symbolism of our entire country. While engaging in artistic expression, Gurmat Center youth has learned so much about Canada's rich heritage and gave special meaning to Canada's 150th anniversary." Kariton Art Gallery, 2387 Ware Street. www.abbotsfordartscouncil.com
Downtown Abbotsford Night Market December 2 from 3pm - 9pm. The Abbotsford Arts Council is hosting a night market to feature artwork of a wide variety of mediums, handmade by local artists at the downtown tree lighting, Winter Jubilee. Downtown Abbotsford. www.abbotsfordartscouncil.com
Refugee Photography Workshops October 25th - December 6 - 7pm - 8:30pm. The Abbotsford Arts Council, Cameras for Change, Abbotsford Community Services, Telus, and Abbotsford Photo Arts Club are partnering to create a seven week series of photography workshops to provide youth ages 16 – 25 living in Abbotsford a positive and creative outlet to express themselves through the medium. The series will include five workshops instructed by professional photographers and two field trips. Kariton Art Gallery, 2387 Ware Street.
What’s On! at the
Abbotsford Youth Commission
Red Cross Babysitter’s Training (11yrs-15yrs)
Saturday November 4 9am - 4:30pm / Friday November 24 9am - 4:30pm / Saturday December 16 9am - 4:30pm. Cost: $55. Location: Varies
Info at www.abbyyouth.com or call 604-854-8785
FoodSafe (14yrs-18yrs), Friday November 24 - 9am - 4:30pm. Cost: $45. Location: AYC Youth Centre at MRC. Info at www.abbyyouth.com or call 604-854-8785.
Employment Readiness (14yrs-18yrs), Thursday November 23 9am - 4pm. FREE. Location: AYC Youth Centre at MRC. Info at www.abbyyouth.com or call 604-854-8785.
Drop-In Basketball (12yrs-18yrs), Wednesdays 8pm - 10pm. FREE. Location: Abbotsford Middle School. Info at www.abbyyouth.com or call 604-854-8785.
Drop-In Floor Hockey & Soccer (12yrs-18yrs), Thursdays 3:30pm - 5pm. FREE. Location: Ag-Rec Centre, Gate 2. Info at www.abbyyouth.com or call 604-854-8785.
Free Dinner Nights (12yrs-18yrs), November 3, December 1 - Location: AYC Youth Centre at MRC. November 17, December 15. Location: AYC Youth Centre at ARC. Info at www.abbyyouth.com or call 604-854-8785.
Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, 5:30pm at Tradex, 1190 Cornell Street. Tickets/Information email@example.com
www.abbotsfordchamber.com or call 604.859.9651.
Quality Hotel's Toys for Tots Breakfast in support of the Abbotsford Food Bank, 6am - 9:30am at the Quality Inn 36035 N Parallel Rd. www.abbotsfordfoodbank.com/toysfortots
Fraser Valley Blues Society presents Mark Crissinger Band/Dance, doors 7pm at the Eagles Hall, 33868 Essendene. $20 Advance / $25 @ Door. Large wooden dance floor for your dancing pleasure. Tickets can be purchased with cash at: Eagles Lounge, Long & McQuade Abbotsford, Jazz-Ma-Tazz, FreeWheelin’ Records. Cash Only Venue www.fraservalleyblues.com
Abby Fest, opening ceremonies 10am at Abbotsford Centre, 33800 King Road. Come and experience your community at Abbotsford’s largest community gathering. For information on the venue or our lineup of exhibitors and entertainment, visit our web site at http://www.abbyfest.com
November 25 - 26
The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market at The Tradex, 1190 Cornell Street. November 25, 9am – 4pm / November 26, 10am – 4pm. www.theoldefarmhouse.ca Ph. 604.861.6997
Jerry Seinfeld, 7pm at Abbotsford Centre, 33800 King Road. Tickets: ticketmaster.ca by Phone: 855.985.5000 www.abbotsfordcentre.com
28th Annual Winter Jubilee & Tree Lighting, 5pm -10pm in Historic Downtown, Montrose & Essendene. Free. www.downtownabbotsford.ca
Christmas Concert in Hope, 2pm at Grace Baptist Church, Hope. http://www.cascadiawindensemble.org/ Facebook: Cascadia Wind Ensemble
Valley Concert Society presents Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Cellist. Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way. www.valleyconcertsociety.com, 604-289-3377
Friday Night Blues Jam - The Fraser Valley Blues Society’s Monthly Jam, doors 7pm at the Eagles Hall, 33868 Essendene. No Cover Charge. Cash Only Venue, Donations gratefully accepted. More info: www.fraservalleyblues.com
Monthly Meeting of Soroptimist International of Abbotsford-Mission, 6pm in the Vancity Community Room - 150-32555 London Ave.For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
December 15 - 16
Abbotsford Children's Theatre presents "Anne of Green Gables". Friday, December 15th @ 7:00 pm / Saturday, December 16th @ 1:00 pm. Matsqui Centennial Auditorium 32315 S. Fraser Way. www.abbotsfordchildrenstheatre.org
Songs, String and Steps: Christmas Sweets with Calvin Dyck, Abbotsford Youth Orchestra, Pacific Mennonite Choir and Fraser Valley Academy of Dance. December 15th & 16, 7pm December 16, 2pm at Gateway Church. Tickets at House of James, King’s Music or Eventbrite.ca.
Cascadia Wind Ensemble Christmas Concert in Abbotsford, 7:30pm at the Calvin Presbyterian Church. http://www.cascadiawindensemble.org/
Facebook: Cascadia Wind Ensemble
Suburban Swing presents Masquerade Ball, 7:30pm at Suburban Swing Hall, 33889 Essendene. Facebook: Suburban Swing
A Christmas Celebration with the Valley Festival Singers. 3:00pm at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 33911 Hazelwood Avenue. www.valleyfestivalsingers.com
A Christmas Celebration with the Valley Festival Singers. 7:00pm at Bakerview Church, 2285 Clearbrook Road. www.valleyfestivalsingers.com
December 30 - 31
Harlem Globetrotters at Abbotsford Centre. December 30, 7 pm / December 31, 2pm. Abbotsford Centre, 33800 King Road. www.abbotsfordcentre.ca
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.ca or by Phone at 855.985.5000.