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November 3 to 10
Wednesday, Nov. 6 • 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. Nov. 6 film: Sink or Swim (Le Grand Bain) – Belgium, France / 2h 2min. / PG / Comedy, Drama, Sport (English subtitles). Director: Gilles Lellouche. Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Guillaume Canet, Benoît Poelvoorde. A depressed man joins a synchronized swimming team made up of middle-aged men.
Thursday, Nov. 7 • Baby Playdate: This hands-on event will teach parents and caregivers new ways to play with your baby or toddler and encourage early literacy at the same time. Come to play and go away with ideas to try at home. This event is best suited for babies and toddlers two years old and younger with a parent or caregiver. Sardis Library, Thursday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 7 • Urban Homesteading – Introduction to Crochet: Learn basic crochet stitches and make a simple dishcloth in this introduction to crochet class, suitable for adults and teens 13 and up. All supplies are provided for this free class. Registration required. Chilliwack Library, Thursday, Nov. 7, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 8 • Songs that Won the War: Join clarinetist and former military musician Jack Kopstein for a trip down memory lane as he plays the well known music that stirred Canadians on the home front and in the theatres of war. Chilliwack Library, Friday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Friday, 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 Chilliwack. A Single Deck of Cards is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Nov. 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. 8 • Calling all Chilliwackian readers — it’s time for another Local Author Festival at The Book Man. There will be book readings/signings by 11 Fraser Valley authors, door prizes and refreshments. Hear from a variety of genres ranging from fantasy to true crime. The festival is on Friday, Nov. 8 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 45939 Wellington Ave. Keep an eye on The Book Man’s Facebook page for a week of book giveaways, starting Nov. 4.
Saturday, Nov. 9 • Chilliwack’s flat-track roller derby league, NWO Roller Girls, is hosting its annual free Daze of Derby event on Saturday at the Chilliwack Landing Sports Centre (45530 Spadina Ave.). It’ll be a full day of hard-hitting roller derby action on two tracks with nine teams from throughout B.C. and Washington State. Doors open before 9 a.m. Games go from 9:30 a.m. until about 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more, go to nworollergirls.com.
Saturday, Nov. 9 • Chilliwack School of Performing Arts (CSOPA) is celebrating 20 years of theatre this weekend with a variety show fundraiser at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. CSOPA’s Destination Broadway: A Musical Variety Show Fundraiser is Saturday, Nov. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets $27.30 (includes $2.30 facility fee) and available by calling 604.391.SHOW or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Saturday, Nov. 9 • The grand opening of Heather’s Hope Chest is Saturday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. at 8989 Charles St. Heather’s Hope Chest is a “free store” for women and young girls transitioning to life on their own. It is a program run by Soroptimist International of Chilliwack. For more, go to facebook.com/heathershopechestchwk.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. They are also looking for volunteers.