The ninth annual Bands on the Beach event takes place this Labour Day long weekend at Harrison Hot Springs. See listing below for more info. (Tourism Harrison Hot Springs)

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from Aug. 26 to Sept. 1

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.

Check back here for updates. Seven Days is updated regularly throughout the week as new events are sent to us.

August 26 to September 1

Wednesday, Aug. 28 • Summer Reading Club Medal Ceremony: Chilliwack’s Mayor and the Sardis Library honour our young readers at this Summer Reading Club Medal Ceremony from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Sardis Library. Readers who have completed seven weeks of reading will receive a medal. This event is by free invitation, available at the Sardis library.

Thursday, Aug. 29 • Cinema Under the Stars: Bring the family, a blanket, and take in a free flick on a three-storey high big screen courtesy of Prospera Credit Union with an outdoor screening of the magical Disney adventure Moana at Watson Glen Park. Movie starts at dusk. Donations accepted on behalf of a local charity.

Friday, Aug. 30 • Fraser Valley Comedy presents John Beuhler at Chances Chilliwack on Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. The night also features Levi McCachen with special guests Keller Reeves and Alfie Rosselli. This event is festival-style seating, please come early to secure your favourite seat. The event will take place on Chances Chilliwack outdoor patio (weather permitting).

Friday, Aug. 30 to Monday, Sept. 2 • Head to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre to see a free sneak peek of @giselle, a brand new, modern ballet premiering at the Vancouver Playhouse next month. The public viewings run Aug. 25 to Sept. 2. There is no fee, but registration is required. Contact the Centre Box Office at 604-391-SHOW(7469).

Saturday, Aug. 31 • Rapper Madchild performs at Main Street Nightclub at 9 p.m. in support of his upcoming new album, Demons. The music offers fans an open look at the cold realities of drug abuse. Tickets $30 to $60 and available at showpass.com.

Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1 • The ninth annual Bands on the Beach event will be returning to Harrison on a waterfront stage this weekend. Each year, the free event presents six performances over two days at the beach side stage featuring musicians playing all different genres of music. This year’s event will feature Saturday performances by Abbotsford pop singer Jada Klein (1 p.m.), country singer Emily Taylor Adams (2:15 p.m.) and Americana rock and rollers TrailerHawk (3:25 p.m.). Sunday performances include country band The Unbranded (1 p.m.), Vancouver singer-songwriter Ivan Boudreau (2:15 p.m.) and the rockabilly group Coal Davie and the Rockabillionaires (3:25 p.m.). Both nights will end with 4:30 p.m. performances by Todd Richard and his band.

Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1 • The Harrison Country Craft Market runs Aug. 31 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sept. 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in and around the historic Harrison Memorial Hall. The 30 plus vendors that make up Harrison Country Craft Market offer the highest quality of a wide selection of home decor, body care, food, fashion and artful creations amidst the small town atmosphere and hospitality of Harrison Hot Springs. The market’s diversity even includes products from artisanal distillers, an item that was introduced last year and was a big hit.

Ongoing:

Now to Sept. 1 • The inaugural Cultus Lake Flower Festival has bloomed in Yarrow. Dahlias, zinnias, sunflowers and oh-so-many wildflowers are on display at 4215 Wilson Rd. Tickets must be pre-purchased online, $15/carload on weekdays, $20/carload on the weekend.

Now to Sunday, Sept. 15 • Chilliwack Sunflower Festival: Every day from Aug. 1 to Sept. 15, make your way through 35 varieties of peak-season sunflowers — from two-foot Dwarf Sunspots to 12-foot Mammoth Grey Stripes, in varying shades of yellow, orange, and red. Pick your own Sunrich Orange sunflowers to take home (while supplies last), as well as cut sunflowers and field flowers, sunflower-inspired gifts, and onsite-grown spring bulbs of tulips and daffodils. Plus, this year includes the addition of 54 varieties of dahlias, a giant pumpkin patch, and a field of pick-your-own Chilliwack corn (while supplies last). Location is 41310 Yale Rd. Ticket and season-pass prices vary for individuals, families and bus groups; children five and under are admitted free.

Now to Thursday, 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. “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 exhibition runs until April 18, 2020 at the Chilliwack Museum (45820 Spadina Ave.).

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. Book clubs take place at the Chilliwack Library and Yarrow Library. Go to fvrl.bc.ca for more info.

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.

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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