Karen Kamstra with Raptors Ridge Birds of Prey holds Morticia, a North American kestrel, during a visit to Chilliwack last year. Raptors Ridge returns to Chilliwack on Oct. 8. See below for more info. (Jenna Hauck/Progress file)

Karen Kamstra with Raptors Ridge Birds of Prey holds Morticia, a North American kestrel, during a visit to Chilliwack last year. Raptors Ridge returns to Chilliwack on Oct. 8. See below for more info. (Jenna Hauck/Progress file)

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from Oct. 7 to 13

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.

October 7 to 13

Monday, Oct. 7 to Monday, Oct. 14 • Mennonite Central Committee is launching its ‘Buckets of Thanks’ campaign nationwide from Oct. 7 to 14, just in time to celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving. The campaign aims to provide families around the globe, disrupted by war and disaster, with basic hygiene supplies, bringing them much needed relief in their hour of need. Begin by purchasing a 20-litre plastic bucket. Fill it with enough hygiene supplies for a family of four and drop it off at Chilliwack MCC Thrift Shop (45774 Kipp Ave.).

Tuesday, Oct. 8 • Urban Homesteading Series – Winter Vegetable Gardening with Brian Minter: Did you know that certain vegetables, like kale, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, thrive in winter temperatures? Join gardening expert Brian Minter and discover a whole new season of great garden harvesting. Chilliwack Library, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 8 • Raptor’s Ridge Birds of Prey: Raptors Ridge will offer a rare and unique opportunity to view birds of prey up close and personal. This family friendly program will include fun and fascinating facts while promoting the identification of raptors, their natural habitat and habits associated with their surroundings. Yarrow Library, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 9 • Movie-goers will be travelling the globe once again as the Chilliwack International Fall Film Series hits the big screen next month. Presented by Cottonwood 4 Cinemas, in partnership with the Chilliwack Community Arts Council, weekly screenings run every Wednesday for six weeks with two screenings per day. Each movie will be shown at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. every Wednesday from Oct. 2 to Nov. 6. Oct. 9 film: The Illusionist – France, UK / 1h 20min. / G / Animation, Drama. Director: Sylvain Chomet. Stars: Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin, Duncan MacNeil. A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever.

Thursday, Oct. 10 • Accentuated by their sweet vocal harmonies and imaginative guitar playing, Tri-Continental’s global blues and roots music is a testament to faith, dreams, talent and, most of all, friendship. Formed in 1999, Tri-Continental builds on artistic respect and a deep passion for and knowledge of the blues. Bill Bourne, Lester Quitzau and Madagascar Slim present a truly unique and critically acclaimed sound that is a great success in terms of soulfulness and presence, intensity and atmosphere. Tri-Continental is at Bozzini’s on Thursday, Oct. 10 for two shows. Early show at 6 p.m. (doors at 5 p.m.). Late show at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.).

Friday, Oct. 11 • The Pull Together for Wild Salmon Concert takes place Friday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. at Skwah First Nation Hall and will feature band The Wilds (Holly Arntzen and Kevin Wright) with their mix of eco-rock, singing and drumming. There will be much drumming and singing, as well as a wild salmon feast and a silent auction featuring artwork by several local artists. The proceeds will go to support the Wild Salmon Defence Fund which is mobilizing winning, strategic court actions to get fish farms removed from migration routes of wild salmon. Tickets $20 and can be purchased at wsda.ca/donate/, or at the door.

Saturday, Oct. 12 • With real stories and true reflections about living as a senior in today’s fast-paced age, View from a Window is a touching and inspiring examination of issues around and about growing older. The hard-hitting yet humorous show is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m.. Tickets are $35 for adults, $32 for seniors and $30 for youth, and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).

Saturday, Oct. 12 • Chilliwack textile and mixed-media artist Karlie Norrish McChesney presents Crossroads her first solo exhibition with the opening reception Saturday, Oct. 12. Crossroads runs Oct. 10 to Nov. 16 at the O’Connor Group Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Opening reception is set for Saturday, Oct. 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Admission is free.

Sunday, Oct. 13 • Celebrating their historic 85th anniversary, the Sons of the Pioneers will ride into British Columbia for seven performances in October including a stop at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Oct. 13. The Sons of the Pioneers are the gold standard for Western music, delivering thrilling harmonies, iconic yodeling, and poetic images of the West. Signature songs like “Cool Water,” “Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” and “Ghost Riders in the Sky,” forever rooted in Western lore, are stirring new audiences of all ages. The Sons of the Pioneers will be playing at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets $54 (adult, 22+), $27 (youth aged 13 to 21), $15 (students aged 12 and younger) and available online at chilliwackculturalcentre.ca at the Cultural Centre box office or by calling 604-391-SHOW (7469).


Now 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.

Now to Oct. 22 • Picture Book Club: Just for kids! A fun after-school book club that focuses on picture books. Listen, print, draw and rate the story of the day in your very own journal. Join Miss Maria and Billy, the goat puppet, to explore some entertaining titles. For children in Grades 1 to 3. Registration required. Chilliwack Library, Tuesdays: Oct. 1 to 22, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, 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.

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: cwackstrokerecovery@gmail.com. They are also looking for volunteers.



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