Yarrow Days is set for June 1 and 2 this year. See listing below for more info. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from May 26 to June 2

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.

May 26 to June 2

Sunday, May 26 • The Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra presents A Galaxy Far, Far Away at 3 p.m at G.W. Graham Theatre. Tickets are $25/general and $20/seniors and youth, and can be purchased at The Book Man, Long and McQuade Chilliwack (cash only), King’s Music in Sardis, or online at www.eventbrite.com.

Sunday, May 26 • It’s time to lace up and leash up for a good cause. The Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides is hosting The Chilliwack Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides at 1 p.m. at Bosley’s by Pet Valu, Unit 6, 45955 Yale Rd.

Now to Wednesday, May 29Heritage Christian Online School’s Lighthouse Theatre invites you to journey “where dreams are born and time is never planned” as they present Peter Pan, Broadway’s timeless musical. Tickets are $22/adult and $16/child or senior. To purchase tickets, go to theatre.onlineschool.ca.

Thursday, May 30 • Well-known Celtic folk-rocker Pat Chessell is set to play Tractorgrease Cafe, and accompanying him will be longtime musical partner Nathanael Powell on fiddle, mandolin, mandocaster, banjo, tinwhistle, and background vocals. Tickets available via eventbrite.

Thursday, May 30 • BeTween Book Club: Love to read and talk about books? Can’t make it down to the library on your own? Join our monthly BeTween Book Club and bring along your mom, grandpa, sister (you decide) who also loves to read. We read books, have lively discussions, eat snacks and meet other book lovers. Recommended for ages 9-13. Chilliwack Library, 7 to 8 p.m.

Friday, May 31 • Fraser Valley Comedy presents its Comedy Contest at The Well at Chances Chilliwack at 8 p.m. Hosted by Yo Trieu, this one-night contest comes with cash prizes of $300 to the winning comic, $40 cash prize to the second-place comic and $10 cash prize for the third-place comic. Comics are judged by audience applause (sound meter decibel reader is available for close calls). Twelve comics will battle it out, but there can be only one winner. Admission is free.

Friday, May 31 • Vancouver Island based singer-songwriter Ryan McMahon will be at Acoustic Emporium at 7 p.m. The folk/roots/rock musician recently released his sixth full-length album, In Line For A Smile, and he will be in Chilliwack with guest Kellen Saip as part of his ‘Takes Me Away Tour.’ Tickets $20 (students $15) and available at acousticemporium.org.

Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 • The rural town of Yarrow is set to wow with another installment of Yarrow Days on June 1 and 2. This year marks the 49th annual celebration of small-town living. Visit yarrowcommunity.com/yarrow-days for more info.

Saturday, June 1 • Making Tracks: Cast and identify wildlife tracks in this fun and educational session. By creating replicas in plaster casting, children will become familiar with the tracks of various wild animals native to our area. 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. Chilliwack Library, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ongoing:

Now 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.

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, May 28, 7 to 8 p.m.; Chilliwack Library: Wednesday, June 12, 7 to 8 p.m.; Yarrow Library: Tuesday, 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: cwackstrokerecovery@gmail.com. They are also looking for volunteers.


 

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