Seven Days is a weekly listing of community events taking place in Chilliwack. It is published free by the Chilliwack Progress online every Sunday. To get your event listed in Seven Days, email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 11 to 17
Monday, March 11 • The Chilliwack Society for Community Living will be holding an open house and career fair on at its main office (9353 Mary Street) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Career Fair is open to anyone, and staff will be present to talk to you about the services they provide to support adults, children, and youth with varying abilities. Attendees do not require a certificate or diploma, just an interest in wanting to know how to build a welcoming and inclusive community. Plenty of parking available behind the office.
Tuesday, March 12 • Urban Homesteading Series: Natural Homemade Soaps and More. Anna of Little Homestead in the Valley will demonstrate how to make natural, old- fashioned soap and bath products using basic, simple ingredients. Join us for this lecture and see how easy it is to make your own products at home! Check out her website at http://www.littlehomesteadinthevalley.ca/ or on Instagram @homesteadinthevalley. Registration is not required for this free program but please come early as space is limited. It’s at the Chilliwack Library from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 14 • Tech up with Ozobots. Meet the Ozobots – the pocket-sized coding robots that come with infinite ways to play, create and share. Learn to program by drawing coloured lines on paper. These cute little robots will follow the lines and respond to colour codes by changing their speed, direction or LED light colour. Once you learn the basics, you can program these robots through a series of challenges using drag-and-drop coding. This interactive program is a great introduction to coding, computational thinking and digital exploration for kids in Grades 4 to 6. Presented in partnership with Science World British Columbia. Takes place at the Yarrow Library from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 14 • Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets in Zone A are $45 for adults, $42 for seniors and $40 for youths. Tickets in Zone B are $39 and tickets in Zone C are $29. Tickets can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).
Friday, March 15 • Chilliwack and District Seniors’ Resources Society presents a free session on how to demystify government programs and services. It’s from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Evergreen Hall in the Slesse Room. Canada Revenue Agency will be presenting at the upcoming session on topics such as Disability Tax Credit, Canada Caregiver Credits and Scams. Service Canada will talk about CPP, OAS, GIS Allowances, tips about Pension Sharing, what income effects GIS, SAFER and HAFI Grants. Learn how to use Benefit finder and the OAS toolkit. If you have questions regarding the status of your payments or want to change your address you can do that at this session. Call 604-793-9979 to book your seat.
Friday, March 15 • Shawn Farquhar’s Cabaret of Wonders XIV is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 15 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).
Saturday, March 16 • The Centre Rocks XVI is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 16 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).
Saturday, March 16 • Early Spirit will be at Harrison Memorial Hall on March 16. Tickets are $25.50, available online or over the phone at 604-796-3664. They will also be available in person at the Ranger Station Galley or at Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart.
Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 – The Historical Arms Collectors (HAC) presents its 47th annual two-day Arms and Antique Show March 16 and 17 at Chilliwack Heritage Park. Hours: Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. 3 p.m. General admission $5. Parking by donation.
Now until Saturday, April 13 • The exhibition People and Places at the O’Connor Group Art Gallery brings together the figurative work of Chilliwack photographer Graham Dowden and the landscape work of Vancouver painter Jeff Wilson. In this show, two separate traditions and media are combined in a setting which brings out values and perspectives they have in common. The exhibition runs March 6 to April 13 at the Art Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday.
The Wellington Local House (45886 Wellington Ave.) has a live acoustic jam on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with Kerry Krahn. Thursdays is their live interactive piano bar show with Trevor McDonald from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Book Clubs • Join in for lively discussions of selected titles. Chosen books will change monthly and copies are provided by the library. New members are welcome to join at any time. Chilliwack Library: Tuesdays Feb. 26, March 26, April 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Chilliwack Library: Wednesdays, March 13, April 10, 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Yarrow Library: Tuesdays, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, 2 to 3 p.m.
At the Chilliwack Stroke Recovery Program, stroke survivors participate in exercises, communication practice, and educational opportunities, and enjoy social interaction and peer support. The program takes place every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Evergreen Hall. If you had a stroke, or you know someone who had a stroke, and you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Anna, coordinator at 604-316-6718 or email: email@example.com. They are also looking for volunteers.