Karlie Norrish McChesney presents her first ever solo show, Crossroads, Oct. 10 to Nov. 16 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Karlie Norrish McChesney presents her first ever solo show, Crossroads, Oct. 10 to Nov. 16 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from Oct. 14 to 20

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 14 to 20

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. 15 • Geri-Arctics Ellesmere Island Expedition with Chris Cooper: Come join us on a Journey of Discovery to the Land of the Ice Bear. Cooper will recount his eighth journey to Canada’s High Arctic along with some great friends that to love to explore. However, there is a twist! The average age of this group of adventurers is nearly 70 and they will be hauling all their own gear of 70 kilos on Makinson Inlet, Ellesmere Island for 28 days. This special event will be filled with stories of human resilience and the marvels of nature. Yarrow Library, Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 16 • Chilliwack Toastmasters presents Are you spooked by public speaking? Join them for their annual open house Oct. 16 at 7:15 p.m. at Chilliwack Lions Club Hall at 45580 Spadina Ave. For more info, email chilliwacktoastmasters@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 16 • 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. 16 film: The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir – France, India, Belgium, Singapore, USA / 1h 38min. / PG / Comedy, Drama. Director: Ken Scott. Stars: Dhanush, Bérénice Bejo, Erin Moriarty. Ajatashatru Lavash Patel has lived all his life in a small Mumbai neighborhood tricking people with street magic and fakir stunts. He sets out on a journey to find his estranged father, but instead gets dragged on a never-ending adventure.

Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19 • The Chilliwack Quilters’ Guild is bringing its quilt show to Chilliwack Alliance Church Oct. 18 and 19. Approximately 130 lovingly handmade quilts, plus nearly 80 other quilted items (bags, etc.) will be on display in the show called Our Fabric Gems. The Chilliwack Quilters’ Guild’s Quilt Show runs Friday, Oct. 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chilliwack Alliance Church (8700 Young Rd.). Admission is $5 (free admission for husbands and children under 12).

Friday, Oct. 18 • One of the most distinctive Canadian bands of the last 40 years, Doug and the Slugs, will be in Chilliwack on Oct. 18 featuring Ted Okos and the original slugs: John Burton, Simon Kendall, Steve Bosley, Wally Watson and Richard Baker. With classic hits like Making It Work, Too Bad and Tomcat Prowl, Doug and the Slugs are set to relive their glory in Chilliwack. Doug and the Slugs is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 for adults, $37 for seniors and $35 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. 19 • Ballet Victoria will redefined its dance when a mix of classical music, rock’n’roll, mythology and poetry come together for Ballet Rocks on Oct. 19. It pairs an eclectic mix of music by Roy Orbison, Jimmy Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Queen, with four Royal Winnipeg Ballet Alumni Canadian choreographers: the late Norbert Vesak, Gerard Theoret, Paul Destrooper, and Philippe-Alexandre Jacques. Ballet Rocks is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Oct. 19 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. 19 • Why Live Here?: Explore the needs of living things (ie: food, shelter, safety). Includes songs/rhymes, a story book, and tie-ins to math and literacy. Presentation by UFV’s “Let’s Talk Science”. For ages three to six years old, registration required, call or drop by the library to sign up. Chilliwack Library, Saturday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Now to Nov. 16 • Chilliwack textile and mixed-media artist Karlie Norrish McChesney presents Crossroads her first solo exhibition Oct. 10 to Nov. 16 at the O’Connor Group Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Admission is free.


Now to Oct. 30 • The Chilliwack Hospice Society’s Thrifty Boutique is looking for volunteers. They are expanding to a new location in the new year and are looking for people to help them grow and who would like to give back to the community. They will be accepting applications for their new store until Oct. 30. You can pick up an application form from the Thrifty Boutique at 260-45428 Luckakuck Way.

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.

A support group for polio survivors meets the first Tuesday each month for lunch and support at Canton Gardens at noon. More info: polio.support.bc@shaw.ca, 604-793-9961.

Co-Dependents Anonymous: Small, self-help, 12-step group for issues inside each of us. Meet every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Chilliwack Alano Club. More info: 604-793-9961.

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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