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 23 to 29
Monday, Sept. 23 • A Led Zeppelin tribute band that’s been performing for 30 years is returning to Chilliwack to rock the Chilliwack Cultural Centre stage. American hard rock tribute band Led Zepagain will be performing live on Monday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. From the high-energy electric classics to the beautiful acoustic works, you will be mesmerized as Led Zepagain resurrects Jimmy Page’s soaring guitar leads, John Paul Jones’ brilliant keyboard passages, John Bonham’s trademark pounding rhythms and the signature Robert Plant vocals. Led Zepagain – A Tribute to Led Zeppelin is Monday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hub International Theatre at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre (9201 Corbould St.). Tickets $47.50 and available at the Box Office. Charge by phone at 604-391-7469 or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Thursdays, Sept. 26 to Oct. 17 • Kick Back: Need to chillax after a long day at school? Yoga master Laurea will lead you in some simple poses followed by a healthy snack. Keep calm and yoga on! Sardis Library: Thursdays, Sept. 26 to Oct. 17, 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 26 • Art Night — Beginners Acrylic Workshop: Join us for some creative fun and paint your own Great Blue Heron masterpiece. Local artist John Le Flock will share his knowledge and skill in the use of acrylics. All supplies provided and no experience is required. Registration required, please call or drop by the library. For ages 18+. Sardis Library: Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 27 • Fraser Valley Comedy presents Jest Ladies Comedy on Friday, Sept. 27 featuring all ranges of female comics from Vancouver to the Fraser Valley and always hosted by Nic Enright-Morin. She is a freelance writer, editor and comic with 20 years writing experience and a talent for writing in a witty, down-to-earth style. During her career, she has written for magazines, newspapers and websites worldwide on every topic under the sun. Jest Ladies is at 8 p.m. at Chances Chilliwack. Free event. Festival style seating, please come early to secure your favourite seat.
Friday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Sept. 29 • A weekend-long vocal festival will offer singers a chance to “perform, be mentored and learn.” The Belle Voci A Cappella Festival is a three-day event where participants will get a chance to sing with the Chilliwack a cappella choir, take part in workshops led by two conductors from Vancouver and Fort Langley, and perform live in concert. The festival runs Friday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Sept. 29 in the great acoustical setting of Sts. Joachim and Ann Church in Aldergrove.
Saturday, Sept. 28 • Chilliwack Community Cupboard is having a fundraising dinner at the Chilliwack Curling Club to healp raise money for a new location. The local non-profit group hands out clothing, food and household items at no charge to families in need. The fundraiser will be a roast beef and salmon dinner with a live DJ from Mint Entertainment. There will also be a silent auction and a 50/50 draw. The event takes place at 6 p.m. (dinner at 7 p.m.) on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Chilliwack Curling Club (45550 Spadina Ave.). Tickets are $50 or a table of eight for $360. For tickets, call 604-845-3367 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, Sept. 28 • Central elementary community school is inviting all past, current and future students and staff to come and celebrate Central’s 90th anniversary this weekend. It all takes place on Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will feature a ceremony starting at 1 p.m. and will include: award presentations to former staff, guest speakers, music, refreshments and cake. Throughout the school will be slide shows, decades of pictures on display, scrap books to look at and a bake sale. There will also be guided tours of the school.
Saturday, Sept. 28 • The Art of Living Through Ancient Chinese Traditions: Enjoy an ancient Chinese Tea ceremony as part of the 10th anniversary of BC Culture Days (Sept. 27 to 29). Learn artistic knot tying, a Chinese folk art. Practice Chinese Calligraphy as it fosters peaceful harmony. The Ancient ART of Living promotes a life balance that can be applied and practiced universally. It need not be limited to one culture or group. Ancient traditions are gifts meant to be shared so that we may learn from one another. Organized by XinRu Center. Sardis Library: Saturday, Sept. 28, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 28 • Canvas Fun: Join Marcela Gonzalez Obregon as she instructs a fun and lively painting class for kids aged 7-12 years. Bring your creativity and enjoy an artistic hour while celebrating Culture Day. Registration required, please call or drop by the Chilliwack Library to sign up. Chilliwack Library, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturdays, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30 • Man in the Moon Storytimes: This is a drop-in family storytime for children of all ages and their male caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes lead by a male library staff member. Chilliwack Library: Saturdays, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 29 • Chilliwack District Girl Guides will be doing something they haven’t done in years — going door-to-door selling their chocolatey mint cookies for $5 a box. Typically, the girls sell the cookies outside of several local storefronts on a Saturday, but they’re unable to do so this year, so they’ve decided to go back to basics by holding a massive door-to-door event on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Now 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.
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.