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.
May 13 to 19
Monday, May 13 to Friday, May 17 • Star Wars Escape Room: Use the force to break out of our Star Wars themed Escape Room! Our green screen will be set up to capture your time so dress up and rock your best Jedi Knight look. Sign up for your 45 minute time slot in teams of 4 to 6 by phone or in person at the Sardis Library beginning Monday, April 29. Prizes will be awarded to the four teams with the lowest times. Participants must arrive 15 minutes prior to start time for instructions. While this event is geared towards ages 13+, it is suitable for anyone over the age of 7. Please note: children ages 8-12 must be accompanied by an adult. This program made possible with support from the City of Chilliwack and The Book Man. Sardis Library, Monday, May 13 to Thursday, May 16, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday, May 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14 • Urban Homesteading Series – Herbs Make Life Better: Kiss the Earth Herb Co. (www.kisstheearthherbs.ca), provides specialty culinary and therapeutic herbs and herbal products grown locally at Ryder Lake using sustainable farming techniques. Join them as they discuss herb varieties for the home gardener and demonstrate easy herbal products like teas, tinctures and oils to enliven your day. Chilliwack Library, Tuesday, May 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 15 • Uke Club: All “uked” up and no place to jam? All levels of experience are welcome at our fun and relaxed ukulele circle. This program is in partnership with the Chilliwack Academy of Music. Space is limited. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Chilliwack Library, Wednesday, May 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 16 to April 18, 2020 • The Chilliwack Museum and Archives will be unveiling its latest exhibition Five Faces, Five Corners: The Social Experience of Chilliwack’s Downtown at an opening reception on May 16 at 7 p.m. “This exhibition explores the evolving social landscape of Chilliwack’s Five Corners area,” said Anna Irwin, curator at the Chilliwack Museum and Archives. “It really is a fitting time to showcase this area as the downtown redevelopment project proceeds, it all ties together nicely.” The Opening Reception will feature appetizers and refreshments while viewers enjoy the first look at the exhibition. Admission to the event is $5 for the general public and free for members of the Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society.
Friday, May 17 • Take astonishing acts of sleight of hand, mix in an assortment of mystifying illusions, then add in the delightfully charismatic personalities of the magicians taking to the stage, and you have the 16th installment of Shawn Farquhar’s Cabaret of Wonders. On May 17, the Chris Funk will join Shawn Farquhar as he once again perplexes audiences in the final show of the season. Along with Farquhar and Funk, the creative Jason Verners and talented Billy Hsueh will also share the stage with them. It’s at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on May 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).
Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 • Royal Purple Fund for Children, and the BC Family Hearing Resource Society fundraiser: May is Better Speech and Hearing month in Canada and is a focus of Elks across the country. One in six people has a speech, language or hearing disorder. If not identified early, children are at risk of developing social, emotional, behavioural and/or learning problems. Your local Elks Lodge #48 will be accepting donations to support The Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children, and the BC Family Hearing Resource Society, May 17 and 18 at the Sardis Liquor Store. The Elks Fund provides financial assistance for the medical needs of children with hearing and speech disorders under the age of 19. One example, is assisting families requiring cochlear implants with, the implants and associated travel costs. The BC Family Hearing Resource Society provides intervention, support, education, sign language instruction and peer to peer mentoring to families throughout the province from birth to school entry. Our members will gladly accept your donations, small or large. And information will also be available pertaining to the Elks of Canada, Chilliwack Elks Lodge #48 and, the BC Family Hearing Resource Society.
Saturday, May 18 • Fraser Valley Comedy presents Jest Ladies Comedy Night at Corky’s Irish Pub hosted by Nic Enright-Morin. Special performances by Helena Paul, Sim C, Cari Norton Moore, Ericka Young, Helen Schneiderman, Katrina Bennett, Syd Bosel and Jan Bannister. Nic Enright-Morin is a freelance writer, editor and comic with 20 years writing experience and a talent for writing in a witty, down-to- earth style. During her career Nic has written for magazines, newspapers and websites worldwide on every topic under the sun. She is also a stand up comedian and founding member of the Vancouver comedy production house, Amusings Comedy and she performs comedy all over BC, as well as in the UK. For tickets and reservations, contact Corky’s Irish Pub or call 604-795-2331. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 18 • Seed bombs can be used to spread flowers in bare spots, creating pockets of beauty and habitats for pollinators. Children can create and take their own seed bombs to help turn our community into a flowering wonderland! Registration required, please call or drop by the Chilliwack Library to sign up. While children of all ages are welcome to attend, those under the age of 10 will need to be accompanied by an adult able to assist. Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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 15, 22, and 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.
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: email@example.com. They are also looking for volunteers.