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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 29 to May 5
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.
Wednesday, May 1 • Baby Yoga: Relax, energize and rebuild strength in a playful and welcoming environment. Learn calming baby massage and stretch techniques with instructor from Inner Vision Yoga. Best suited for babies that are not yet mobile. Previous yoga experience not required. Age six weeks and up welcome. Registration is required and begins April 17, please drop by or call the Sardis Library at 604-858-5503 to register. Sardis Library, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 2 • The next meeting of the Prostate Cancer Support Group Chilliwack will be on Thursday, May 2 at the Mt. Cheam Lion’s Club Hall at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Chilliwack urologist, Dr. Megan Melnyk who will talk about Prostate Cancer issues. Coffee and refreshments will be available and everyone is welcome. If you have any questions please call Dale Erikson at 604-824-5506 or Marc Gosselin at 778-255-2544.
Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 • Chilliwack School of Performing Arts brings The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre stage for three performances. It’s a show about 15-year-old Christopher who is on the autism spectrum and has an extraordinary brain. He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of the road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is seven minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbour’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time runs May 3 (7:30 p.m.) and May 4 (2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) in the Hub International Theatre at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre (CCC). Tickets $12 and available at chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Saturday, May 4 • Head to the Town Butcher for the May the 4th Be With You BBQ. The event is in support of country musician Todd Richard’s cross-Canada radio tour promoting his new album Live Your Life. Proceeds from burger sales will go to help get Richard across Canada to visit all the stations that play and support his music. He’ll also be performing the album and more that afternoon. The barbecue runs from noon to 4 p.m. at 301-5580 Vedder Rd.
Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 • The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will be topping off its 2018-2019 season with We’ve Got Your Bach, a concert featuring compositions by two baroque period composers — the renowned Johann Sebastian Bach and his son, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. It’s in Chilliwack on Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m. at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets start at $25 (family rates available at Chilliwack Cultural Centre) and available at 604-391-SHOW (7469) or chilliwackculturalcentre.ca. They also have a concert on Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Parish (2777 Townline Rd., Abbotsford). Tickets for the Abby show: 604-795-0521 or chilliwacksymphony.com or Kings Music in Chilliwack and Abbotsford.
May • Babytime: Make language fun! Start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills — enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies and caregivers. Yarrow Library: Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, and 22, 29, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Registration required and begins April 2. Please drop by or call the Yarrow Library at 604-823-4664 to sign up.
April 25 to May 5 • The Chilliwack Players Guild presents The Diary of Anne Frank at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. They’ve chosen the adaptation by Wendy Kesselman. The production opens on Thursday, April 25 and runs until Sunday, May 5 in the Rotary Hall Studio Theatre. Show times are: April 25, 26, 27 and May 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 p.m.; and April 28 and May 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $20 for students/seniors. Tickets available at chilliwackculturalcentre.ca or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).
Now 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. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
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: Tuesday, April 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Chilliwack Library: Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Yarrow Library: Tuesdays, 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.