This year’s Run for Mom is Saturday, May 11. See listing below for more info. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from May 6 to 12

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:

May 6 to 12

Monday, May 6 • Butterfly Birthday Storytime & Craft: Join other butterfly lovers as we welcome our new baby butterflies (caterpillars) to the library. Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, make a butterfly craft and enjoy a butterfly storytime. The larvae will live at the library and you can return as often as you like to see the differences in growth from one day to the next. You may even witness the moment a caterpillar becomes a chrysalis. Sardis Library: Monday, May 6, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. This is a rare chance for children to witness one of the true wonders of nature: the transformation of caterpillar to butterfly.

Wednesday, May 8 • 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 24, please drop by or call the Sardis Library at 604-858-5503 to register. Sardis Library, Wednesday, May 8, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 9 • Internet sensation Opal Ocean from Australia is at Tractorgrease at 7 p.m. The video for their single J.A.M. has more than 30 million views. Opening the borders of genre, acoustic guitar duo Opal Ocean fuses together rock and flamenco techniques to create their own unique wall of sound. Tickets $12 and available at eventbrite or

Friday, May 10 • The Cole Patenaude Band performs at Tractorgrease. They offer a blend of blues, folk and pop rock, crafted to move you and make you move. Show time is at 8 p.m. Tickets $12 and available at eventbrite or

Friday, May 10 • Alfie Zappacosta is back by popular demand. The Canadian singer-songwriter will by returning to Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge on Friday, May 10 for a duo show with Steve Soucy. Show is at 9:30 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.). Tickets $29.75 at Bozzini’s or call 604-792-0744 to reserve.

Saturday, May 11 • The Staggers & Jaggs with their old timey tunes mixed with R&B soul singing will be at Tractorgrease. Show at 7 p.m., tickets $15 and available at eventbrite or

Saturday, May 11 • Introduction to Meditation and Mindfulness Yoga for Youth: CMHA Mental Health week is May 6 to 12, and Daisy from Namaste Hiking Co. will be here to lead a workshop geared towards youth. This will include a gentle yoga practice, an introduction to meditation, and mindfulness techniques to bring into their daily lives. No experience necessary, please bring a yoga mat or blanket. Registration is required, for ages 9-18, please call or drop by the Chilliwack Library to sign up. Chilliwack Library: Saturday, May 11, 3 to 3:45 p.m.

Saturday, May 11 • The Lori Paul and Spiderlodge CD release party for their new album Palomino is Saturday, May 11 at the Royal Hotel. Doors open at 7 p.m., music is at 8 p.m. Tickets $20 and $10 from each ticket sale will go towards Chilliwack Community Animal Projects (the organization rescues homeless animals and attempts to re-home them, they offer financial help and pet food for families who are in crisis, and they tend to the most forgotten animals — feral cats). Included with each ticket is a copy of the CD. Tickets available at the Royal Hotel front desk.

Saturday, May 11 • The Art of Wine Festival, this year featuring rosés, is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Saturday, May 11. About 20 different wineries, all from B.C., will be offering samples that night. The event includes hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, a silent auction and 50/50 draw. It goes from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets are $50 and available from The Centre Box Office by calling 604.391.SHOW(7469), and online at

Saturday, May 11 • Offtopic Theatre Society is bringing a little fowl humour to Chilliwack this spring with their production of Chickens, a musical production. The play by Lucia Frangione will be performed in Chilliwack with a live band for one night only on May 11 at Chilliwack Vineyard Community Centre (45892 Wellington Ave.). Doors open at 7 p.m. with concession, cash bar and a remote control chicken race. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 and available at or at the door on the night of the show.

Saturday, May 11 • The 21st annual Run for Mom is Saturday, May 11, hosted by the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation and Garrison Running Company. Run for Mom is a family-friendly 5k run or walk event for all abilities, kicking off this year near the Vedder Road trailhead of the Rotary Trail, by the dog park and playground. The funds raised will directly benefit the Maternity department of Chilliwack General Hospital. Participants can register at and collect pledges. For more details call 1-877-661-0314.

Saturday, May 11 • Sardis secondary ‘s annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale goes today at the school (45460 Stevenson Rd.). It runs from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Sunday, May 12 • It’s Mother’s Day Brunch with The Eisenhauers. The duo is made up of married songwriters Sheree Plett and Jeremy Eisenhauer. Their harmonies blend traditional altcountry with modern folk, collaborating the great sounds of the past, with new innovation and depth. The show is at Tractorgrease at 1 p.m. Tickets $15 and available at eventbrite or

Sunday, May 12 • One of Tractorgrease’s favourite acts, Brian O’Brien takes the stage tonight. He’s like an Irish Tom Waits — a highly entertaining live show. Show is at 7 p.m., tickets $20 and available at eventbrite or

Sunday, May 12 • The Cycling Without Age Yarrow/Chilliwack chapter is offering Mother’s Day bike rides for free. The group recently rolled out its shiny new trishaw bike which is driven by a “pilot” and carries two passengers. A trishaw is similar to a rickshaw, but with the passengers seated at the front.Cycling Without Age gets senior citizens back out on bikes, regardless of their physical capabilities. The Yarrow/Chilliwack chapter will be bringing out Daisy, their trishaw, on Mother’s Day at the Browne Creek Wetlands Trail hub (Browne Road entrance), from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 12. Bring your mom for a wee tour on the trishaw and see the wind in her hair and a big grin on her face. More info: 604-823-0257.

Sunday, May 12 • A delightful trip down memory lane will be presented by Chilliwack’s Philomusica Chorus with its concert As Time Goes By on Mother’s Day, offering a recital of some of the most memorable songs of the 1930s and ’40s at 2 p.m. in the Rotary Hall Studio Theatre of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets for this special musical event are: $25/general and $20/seniors and youth. They are on sale at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Box Office, 604-391-7469 (SHOW) and online at


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 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 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: Tuesdays, 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.

Lego Club: We have the LEGO, you bring your imagination. LEGO club is a fun time for kids so come on in and join us. Chilliwack Library, Wednesdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sardis Library, Tuesdays, 3 to 5 p.m. Yarrow Library: Tuesdays, May 14, June 11, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (please register at the desk upon arrival)

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: They are also looking for volunteers.



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