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 9 to 15
Friday, Sept. 13 • A romantic mix of French music, ballet and singing will blend together for La Vie en Rose, a unique concert coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre featuring young Chilliwack singer/actress Deanne Ratzlaff. It also features Grammy Award nominee and international violin virtuoso Pablo Diemecke, renowned British/Canadian pianist Anthony Booker, and principal dancers from Ballet Etoile Canada Ashley Evans and Ian Szkolak. “La Vie en Rose is a beautifully blended concert that brings Parisian love, passion, beauty and heart to the surface,” says director Tony James. La Vie en Rose is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Friday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets: VIP $48, adult $40, senior $33, student $23, child (12 and younger) $18. Buy one ticket at regular price and get the second for 50 per cent off. Tickets available at the Centre Box Office, at chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).
Saturday, Sept. 14 • Music of the Night: The Concert Tour returns to 11 B.C. stages, including Chilliwack on Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. It is a concert celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 70th birthday and his acclaim as the most successful musical theatre composer of all time. Webber’s legacy is second to none and his compositions are some of the most popular and celebrated pieces of musical theatre ever written. His works shine bright in Music of the Night: The Concert Tour with talented, professional vocalists and musicians giving them new life. Repertoire will include selections from Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sunset Blvd, and more. Tickets $35 (student/senior) and $45 (adult) and available at the Centre Box Office, at chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).
Sunday, Sept. 15 • The 39th annual Terry Fox Run is set for Sunday, Sept. 15. It takes place at the Landing Sports Centre and there’s the option of a two, five or 10-kilometre route which you can walk, run or bike. Registration this year opens at 8 a.m. A welcome with Mayor Ken Popove is at 9 a.m. and the run starts at 9:30 a.m. Following the event, the Mt. Cheam Lions Club will be having a pancake breakfast by donation. People can register for the run as individuals or as teams. They can also register online at terryfox.org/run. Those wishing to volunteer can email email@example.com.
Now to Dec. 12 • 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. Sardis Library: Wednesdays, Sept. 4 to Oct. 30 (excluding Oct. 23), 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Chilliwack Library: Thursdays, Sept. 19 to Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.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 Oct. 5 • 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. Admission is 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. They are also looking for volunteers.