Woman at War is the Oct. 30 film for the Chilliwack International Fall Film Series. (Courtesy of Mongrel Media)

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from Oct. 28 to Nov. 3

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 28 to November 3

Wednesday, Oct. 30 • 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. 30 film: Woman at WarIceland, France, Ukraine / 1h 41min. / PG / Adventure, Comedy, Drama (English subtitles). Director: Benedikt Erlingsson. Stars: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada. Halla becomes a determined environmental activist, but this threatens a long-held hope of hers.

Friday, Nov. 1 • Folks can experience live-dealer card games and a Bryan Adams tribute band this Friday during the grand opening of Elements Casino Chilliwack. At the Nov. 1 opening celebration, people will be able to play card games like blackjack, Texas Hold’em and four card poker, plus rock out to Reckless, a Bryan Adams tribute band all in one night. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the evening kicks off with prize draws every half hour from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., concluding with a grand prize draw for a $5,000 Flight Centre travel voucher. Details at elementscasinochilliwack.com.

Friday, Nov. 1 and Nov. 8 • Travis Bernhardt will shatter your preconception of what a magician can do with nothing more than a deck of cards in two performances at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. A Single Deck of Cards is an entirely new show and is one that Bernhardt is excited to bring to the audience of Chilliwack on Nov. 1 and 8. A Single Deck of Cards is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Nov. 1 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).

Friday, Nov. 1 • A fundraiser to help support women who have been sexually abused, exploited and trafficked takes place on Friday, Nov. 1. The event, Together Making a Difference, is the fourth annual fundraiser for PEARL Life Renewal Society and there will be a silent auction, giving tree, quilt raffle and desserts. PEARL’s Together Making a Difference fundraiser is Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at 9345 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Event tickets are $10 on Eventbrite.ca or at the door.

Sunday, Nov. 3 • Belle Voci returns to St John’s Anglican Church for an hour of a cappella singing on Sunday. The concert will be just under an hour long and will include 14 songs. Experience an evening of sublime vocal music from Belle Voci on Sunday, Nov. 3, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St John’s Anglican Church in Sardis, followed by a reception. Admission is by donation. For more information, go to bellevoci.ca or call 604-795-0521.

Ongoing:

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 Nov. 15 • Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Hope, is inviting people in his riding to submit images for his 2020 constituency calendar. Those interested can submit their high-quality, digital, landscape photographs to mark.strahl@parl.gc.ca. People are asked to include their name and the location(s) of each photo taken. Each person may submit up to three photographs for consideration. The deadline is Nov. 15.

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 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 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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