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September 16 to 22
Tuesday, Sept. 17 and Wednesday, Sept. 18 • Cubetto Storytime: It is never too early to begin learning logic and coding. Cubetto is a friendly wooden robot that teaches children the basics of computer programming through stories and activities. Join our special Storytime where we will read a special story starring Cubetto and celebrate Science Literacy Week. Chilliwack Library: Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Yarrow Library: Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 17 • Urban Homesteading — Making Kombucha at Home: Kombucha is a popular fizzy, sweetened fermented black or green tea. Are you interested in how you can home-brew your own tea? Kali Forstbauer, of The Royals Kombucha Brewhouse, will discuss the health benefits of kombucha, demonstrate the fermentation process and offer samples of delicious flavours. Chilliwack Library: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursdays, Sept. 19 to Oct. 17 • Infant Massage: Learn the power of positive touch with your baby. Through massage, your baby may experience improved digestion, better sleep and stress relief. Please bring along a blanket to lay your baby down on. For children who are in the pre-crawling stage. No older siblings. Registration required. To register, contact Coralee Tucker, Infant Development Consultant at 604-824-8760 ext. 3231. Yarrow Library: Thursdays, Sept. 19 to Oct. 17, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 19 • Funny man Ron James returns to Chilliwack as the first stop on his B.C. tour ‘Full Throttle.’ The award-winning comedian has been selling out theatres for more than 20 years with his marathon, side-splitting, kinetically charged performances. Marshalling a comedian’s eye for satire and a writer’s ear for language, he takes his audience on a breath-taking, non-stop roller coaster ride, cutting a wide swath through contemporary culture with his razor-sharp ribald wit, uncompromising standards and unique, poetically honed delivery. Ron James is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. All seats $60. Tickets available at chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, the Cultural Centre Box Office or by calling 604-391-7469.
Friday, Sept. 20 • Bozzini’s is kicking off its fall/winter concert series with its 300th show on Sept. 20. They will be celebrating with a trio of Canada’s finest songwriters, banjo pickers, and guitar players covering a range of rock, folk, roots and blues. Ariana Gillis and Cameron Penner are making their Chilliwack debuts that night, while T. Nile has performed at Bozzini’s before. Early show is at 5 p.m. (doors at 4 p.m.). Late show is at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.). Tickets $28.50 to $30 at Bozzini’s or call 604-792-0744. For more, go to bozzinisrestaurant.ca.
Saturday, Sept. 21 • Feast your eyes on this! Knights in armour, fire spinning, a rotten tomato toss, fortune telling, and a feast of many beasts. The inaugural Medieval Feast of Beast is set to throw open its gates to a field full of food, fire, and fantasy on Sept. 21. The seven-hour-long event is described as a “not-so-typical dinner theatre” and it will take place in the middle of a corn field at Fantasy Farms. From an original theatre performance to music played on whistles, flutes and bagpipes, from a marketplace to a caber toss, the night will be packed with entertainment. Medieval Feast of Beast runs 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Fantasy Farms (9423 Gibson Rd.). Tickets are $100 and available at spectrumevents.ca.
Saturday, Sept. 21 • Make Some Slime: Join us for some gross out science time during Science Literacy Week. Kids will get the opportunity to use common household ingredients to create their own slime. Skills used will include reading recipes, measuring, mixing colours and using trial and error to make a colourful, slimy substance that they can bring home. For children in kindergarten to Grade 6. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult to assist. Registration required. Chilliwack Library: Saturday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 21 • Hop over to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre for its seventh annual Fraser Valley Culture and Craft Beer Festival Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. The event returns for an evening of beer samples, various delectable appetizers, live entertainment, and a silent auction. All proceeds will be used to help fund the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s programming. With 15 breweries, patrons will be able to sample from a wide selection and possibly discover their new favourite. Each person will receive five tokens with which to sample five different drinks. Additional tokens are $2 each. Tickets are $50. Tickets are available at The Centre Box Office (9201 Corbould St.), 604-391-SHOW (7469) or www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca. This is a 19+ event (ID required).
Saturday, Sept. 21 • Beyond Earth — Explore Outer Space: Interested in outer space? Learn how to use our telescopes and participate in space-related activities. All ages welcome. Sardis Library: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 21 • Fraser Valley Comedy presents Steve McGowan at 8 p.m. at Corky’s Irish Pub. The night will also feature Ryan Lachance. Sept. 21 performances also include special guest: Helena Paul & Aaron Arya, Keller Reeves, Denis Dos Santos, Ray Morrison, Robert Martirosian, Nina Wilder and hosted by Yo Trieu. Admission $10. For reservations call 604-795-2331 or visit Corky’s Irish Pub.
Sunday, Sept. 22 • A memorial service commemorating the 79th anniversary of the Battle of Britain is Sunday, Sept. 22 at 1:45 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park (Chilliwack cenotaph).
Sunday, Sept. 22 • Paddle the Fraser River: In celebration of World Rivers Day, paddle or float down the Fraser River from the Agassiz bridge to Chilliwack and discover the “Heart of the Fraser.” All skill levels are welcome. You can bring your own canoe or kayak, or if you prefer, travel by Voyageur canoe or powered raft led by professional guides. The presence of educators, river guides and powered safety escorts makes this a rare opportunity to explore British Columbia’s mightiest river. Find out more at hopemountain.org/programs/world-rivers-dayseptember-22-2019/
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 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.