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: email@example.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 18 to Saturday, May 25 • ART33, a group exhibition showcasing the works of students from Chilliwack, Sardis and G.W. Graham secondaries, runs April 17 to May 25 at the O’Connor Group Art Gallery. Pieces include paintings, drawings, sculptures, paper mâché and photography, and more. Opening reception is Thursday, April 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
Thursday, April 18 • Earth Day Projects: Seed Bombs & Water Plants – Celebrate Earth Day by creating beautifying seed bombs resembling our earth as well as plants that thrive in water! Everyone will enjoy creating, planting, and seeing the miraculous results from both of these projects! Please note: Registration is required, and while all ages are welcome, children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Yarrow Library, Thursday, April 18 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Friday, April 19 • Full of remarkable illusions and sensational acts of sleight of hand, Shawn Farquhar’s Cabaret of Wonders is back for its fifteenth instalment, and it’s set to be an unparalleled display of magic. On April 19, Shawn Farquhar will once again be perplexing audiences in the intimate cabaret-style setting of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s Rotary Hall, and you’re invited to witness the irresistible entertainment of live magic. Shawn Farquhar won’t be the only one demonstrating his skills, as The Cabaret of Wonders will also be welcoming the charming Ice McDonald, and the delightful Zanthera duo, Heather and Sandra, to share the stage. Shawn Farquhar’s Cabaret of Wonders XV is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on April 19 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).
Sunday, April 21 • Tractorgrease Café will be hosting the Life Spirit of Wild Salmon Art Celebration in collaboration with Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance to put on a dazzling display of art, music, poetry and food that will cultivate deep respect, love and gratitude for sockeye (red), coho (silver), pink (humpback), chum (dog salmon) and chinook (king or Tyee). It is at Tractorgrease Café on Sunday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is by donation. Proceeds will go towards the work of the Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance.
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, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. They are also looking for volunteers.