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.
June 3 to 9
Monday, June 3 • Storytime: Introduce kids to the love of books and language with storytime. Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read. Sardis Library, 10:30 to 11 a.m.
Thursday, June 6 • Robin Layne and the Rhythm Makers are at Tractorgrease Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.) as part of their summer tour in support of their recent record, Memories. Layne, an award-winning percussionist and composer, has put together a project that showcases the marimba and his energetic and virtuosic style on the instrument. Tickets $15 and available at eventbrite.ca.
Thursday, June 6 • Detoxifying Your Home and Body: This program will cover topics including: understanding where toxins come from, how they affect us, and simple solutions to improve health. Robin Henshall, holistic health coach and wellness educator will uncover three key components to overcoming sickness and degenerative disease without dieting. Robin will discuss ways to improve your health with a change in mindset and offer examples of non-toxic options that are both affordable and effective. Learn to thrive, not just survive. Sardis Library, 7 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 6 to Saturday, June 29 • The Fraser Valley Biennale a dynamic, collective representation of exceptional artwork produced by 24 artists in the Fraser Valley region over the past two years. It is a year-long art show displayed every second year at five galleries from Abbotsford to Hope. It’s currently in Chilliwack June 6 to 29 at the Art Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Opening reception is Saturday, June 8 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Friday, June 7 • Joe Nolan is at Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge on Friday, June 7 at 9:30 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.). “Cry Baby is the album I’ve always wanted to make, to showcase my true colours. It’s a rock’n’roll album that swells to a whispering hush. This is a pivotal album for me; my confessional. I am so looking forward to getting back in the ring and on the road. There’s excitement in opportunity and a fresh start,” he says. Tickets $17.50 at Bozzini’s or call 604-792-0744 to reserve by phone.
Friday June 7 • Caroline Allatt is at Tractorgrease at 8 p.m. She is a bilingual songwriter who delivers an energetic rawness to her songs with a dynamic blend of blues riffing guitar and rock scatting vocals. Engaging and transformative on stage, her hook-laden sound can be linked to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Janis Joplin, and Bonnie Raitt. There are no rules, her writing and technique come from a place of spontaneity. Allatt is currently working on her first full-length album to be released in March 2020. Tickets are $12 and available at tractorgrease.ca.
Saturday, June 8 • Brother-based band Salt Thief will perform at Tractorgrease at 7 p.m. Brothers John and Tony Kastelic created the world’s one-and-only stereo-viola folk rock band. They hold down a rare groove with full baritone voices, shredding violas, and thunderous foot percussion. As a duo they are a force of nature. Joined by their band – Paul Patko on drums and Michael Vaughan on upright and electric bass – they lay claim to a sound that is raw, groovy, and impossibly unique. Their music blends fiddle folk, rock n’ roll, and a touch of disco for good measure. Tickets are $15 and available at tractorgrease.ca.
Now to Aug. 29 • Cultus Lake Park Rocks is a contest which runs Mondays to Thursdays now until Aug. 29. Each week, 10 green-painted rocks will be hidden in the park. If you find one and hand it in to the park administration office, you’ll win a small prize such as a beach ball, little bucket and tools for sand, or backpack. Rocks must be handed in to the Cultus Lake Park Administration Office (4169 Columbia Valley Highway) from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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: 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: Tuesday, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. They are also looking for volunteers.