Billie Zizi performs April 7. See listing below for more info. (Submitted)

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from April 1 to 7

Seven Days is a weekly listing of community events taking place in Chilliwack. It is published free by the Chilliwack Progress online every week. To get your event listed in Seven Days, email it to: events@theprogress.com.

April 1 to 7

April 1 to 30 • Haiku Contest: Celebrate National Poetry Month with the Yarrow Library’s annual Haiku contest. The Haiku is a Japanese verse in three lines — line one has five syllables, line two has seven syllables and line three has five syllables. Need help? Check out www.sophia.org/tutorials/how-to-write-a-haiku. Submit your entries to the Yarrow Library by Wednesday, May 1 where they will be displayed for everyone to enjoy and vote. There are categories for children, teens and adults with prizes awarded.

Thursday, April 4 • Sultry folk singer-songwriter Sarah Osborne (Victoria, B.C.) and bilingual art-folk outfit Moonfruits (Ottawa, Ont.), perform at Tractorgrease Cafe as part of their Saint Springtime Tour. The two acts offer a bilingual evening of folk tales and songs to move and inspire. This tour will see Sarah Osborne premiering material from her new EP She Rows as well as stories and songs from Moonfruits’ imaginary village of Ste-Quequepart (‘/saint-kehk-pahr/’ or ‘Saint-Somewhere’) in French and English. The acts will treat the public to solo, duo and trio arrangements with guitar, banjo, kalimba, glockenspiel and their powerful voices. Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets $12 and available at eventbrite.ca.

Thursday, April 4 • Bozzini’s is pleased to continue their Spring Blues series with the Chilliwack debut of Ottawa’s Wicked Grin performing as a trio. The band brings their innovative original blues to venues and festivals across Canada, the US, England, and Germany. If you love good ole roll up your sleeves, rockin’ blues then this is a show you don’t want to miss. Wicked Grin performs at 8 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.). Tickets $20 and available at Bozzini’s or call 604-792-0744 to reserve.

Sunday, March 7 • Edmonton’s Billie Zizi deftly combines the groove of classic soul with a flair for contemporary R&B melody, while adding an avant-jazz vibe with her adventurous guitar forays to create a sound as accessible as it is experimental. She performs at Tractorgrease at 7 p.m. Tickets $12 and available at eventbrite.ca.

Ongoing:

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 April 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Chilliwack Library: Wednesdays, April 10, 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Yarrow Library: Tuesdays, 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: cwackstrokerecovery@gmail.com. They are also looking for volunteers.


 

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