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.
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September 2 to 8
Tuesday, Sept. 3 • Registration starts today for ElderCollege. In partnership with the University of the Fraser Valley, ElderCollege offers a wide variety of classes for students aged 50 and older. There’s more than 30 courses offered throughout September, October, and November. For full course listings and membership details, please visit chilliwackeldercollege.ca or pick-up a course calendar in-office.
Tuesday, Sept. 3 to Friday, Sept. 6 • Tiny Tinkles Music Studio is celebrating its first anniversary at its new location by holding a fundraiser for Meadow Rose Family Help Centre Society this week. From Sept. 3 to 6, children aged five and under and their parents or care givers can take in one of Debra Krol’s free music classes all while donating to Meadow Rose. Donations of diapers, formula, clothing, toys and money are suggested. For more, go to tinytinkles.com.
Thursday, Sept. 5 • Healthy Living for Seniors: Learn ways to be proactive about your health as you age. Topics include: protecting yourself against pneumonia and shingles, diet and lifestyle changes that could help prevent conditions such as heart disease, dementia, diabetes and osteoporosis, new Canada Food Guide recommendations. It’s at the Sardis Library from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. This session is facilitated by a London Drugs pharmacist.
Friday, Sept. 6 • A fundraising tour benefiting hundreds of orphaned children, grannies and AIDS sufferers will be stopping in Chilliwack featuring a dance performance on Friday, Sept. 6. The tour ‘The Journey — A Tale of Hope’ will highlight the work of charity Rescue Cambodia through colourful, costumed Cambodian dance and stories of transformation. The performance is at Chilliwack Alliance Church (8700 Young Rd.) at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Donations accepted.
Saturday, Sept. 7 • It will be a full retrospective of work for Chilliwack artist Evelyn Zuberbier as she presents her last solo exhibition at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Aug. 28 to Oct. 5. The show, A Touch of Earth XII, is 70 years in the making and will feature a huge variety of her work including two of the first paintings she did when she was just 12 years old. The show is in the O’Connor Group Art Gallery and opening reception is Saturday, Sept. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free.
Sunday, Sept. 8 • The BC SPCA is gearing up for its Paws for a Cause walk set for Sunday, Sept. 8. The Chilliwack and Abbotsford branches will be teaming up to present a day full of fun at Vedder River Park for the annual fundraiser, which includes a five-kilometre walk, activities, prizes and more. Walk registration opens at 11 a.m. and the walk begins at noon. Stay and experience the festival, which runs until 4 p.m.
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 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: email@example.com. They are also looking for volunteers.