A kitten interacts with a human as folks take part in Yoga with Cats on Mats at the Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven on Nov. 30, 2019. The next Cats on Mats Yoga session is set for Jan. 12. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from Jan. 6 to 12

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.

January 6 to 12

Now to Jan. 27 • The Friends of the Chilliwack Libraries Society are collecting gently used puzzles for their upcoming annual Puzzle Sale (Jan. 31 and Feb. 1). You can drop your puzzles off at the Sardis Library now until Jan. 27. Coupons will be given for the number of puzzles you bring in, which allows you to buy the same amount back at half-price during this year’s sale. All of the money raised from the sale will go towards programs and items for our three libraries – Chilliwack, Sardis and Yarrow. In the past, the friends have purchased books, LEGO, artwork, furniture for children’s areas of the libraries, and more.

Now to Feb. 8 • Abstract X2, featuring the work of Chilliwack artist Lorrie Wager and Vancouver artist Marion-Lea Jamieson will be on display at the art gallery in the Cultural Centre from Jan. 4 to Feb. 8. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Admission is free.

Jan. 6 to March 19 • Winter Book Bingo: This reading contest – one category for adults, one for teens and tweens – is put on by the Chilliwack Library throughout the winter months. To play, read books in the featured categories. Earn a Bingo by completing a full row- either up, down or diagonally. Each Bingo is an entry in the prize draw. Two prizes will be drawn on Monday, March 23. For the teens and tweens contest (Grades 6 to 12) there will be a pizza party for all participants on Saturday, March 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., hand in your completed Bingo Sheet by March 19 for your invitation. Head to the Chilliwack Library to pick up a Bingo sheet or call 604-792-1941 for more info.

Saturday, Jan. 11 • Winter Maze Cubetto: It is never too early to begin learning logic and coding. Cubetto is a friendly wooden robot that teaches children the basics of computer programming through stories and activities. Cubetto wants to go on a winter adventure and needs your help to get through a winding maze. It’s screen-free! For children ages 3 to 8, but families are welcome to participate together. Chilliwack Library, Saturday, Jan. 11 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 11 • The Chilliwack Players Guild presents its second radio play, A Pearl in the Hand by Austin Stone. It’s at the Rotary Hall Studio Theatre in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday, Jan. 11 for two performances, one at 12:30 p.m. and the other at 3 p.m. It is round table seating (four per table) and snacks plus coffee and tea will be served. Tickets are $12 and available at the box office, chilliwackculturalcentre.ca or at 604-391-7469.

Sunday, Jan. 12 • Cats on Mats Yoga is a fundraiser for Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven. Join fitness instructor Shelley Hatfield and the Safe Haven cats as she takes you through an hour-long session full of laughter, yoga, cats, and tea. Bring your yoga mat and be ready for fun. Cost is $20 and includes tea. This is a gentle class that is accessible to any level. You do not require cat-like flexibility and no prior yoga experience is needed. Takes place Sunday, Jan. 12 at 3 p.m. at 49843 Chilliwack Central Rd. To register, email info@thesafehaven.ca.

Ongoing:

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.).

Bring your instruments and come out and jam with the folks at the Chilliwack Legion Branch #4 (9350 Mary St.) starting at 2 p.m. every Wednesday. All skill levels welcome. For further information, call Bernie at 604-596-9797.

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.

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. Yarrow Library: Tuesday, June 11, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (please register at the desk upon arrival).

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.

Alateen is a recovery group for adolescents ages 9–19 that helps children and teenagers who are relatives or friends of alcoholics cope with the issues of alcoholism that are affecting their lives in some way. Meetings are Tuesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. weekly at 9400 College St. More info: Sarah Pringle at 604-792-1117.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, Jan. 15 to Sunday, Jan. 26 • Chilliwack School of Performing Arts brings Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre stage Jan. 15 to Jan. 26. For more info, including tickets, go to www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Thursdays, Jan. 16 to March 26 • Paws 4 Stories — Reading with Lucky: Paws 4 Stories is the therapy dog community service that promotes improvement in children’s reading skills. When a child reads with a dog, they start to relax and forget about feeling nervous about reading. Dogs make very supportive listeners. Therapy dogs and their volunteers will listen to children who want to practice reading aloud. This program is suitable for children between ages of six to 10. Yarrow Library, Thursdays, Jan. 16 to March 26, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration required and begins Jan. 2. Call or drop by the library to sign up.

Friday, Jan. 17 • Two performers – Damien James and Trevin Hannibal – who have managed to fool Penn & Teller will be taking the Chilliwack Cultural Centre stage as part of Shawn Farquhar’s Cabaret of Wonders XVII. The show is coming to the Rotary Hall Studio Theatre on Jan. 17 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).

Saturday, Jan. 18 • Local musician Brook Potter will be heading the lineup of Chilliwack musicians taking the stage for Boomerang 2 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Jan. 18. Sarah Keats, Jordan KO, Colin Herfst and Brook Potter, along with local band Naxx will be performing that night. Boomerang 2 is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).


 

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