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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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January 13 to 19
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.
Now 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.
Tuesday, Jan. 14 • Trauma Informed Yoga Talk: Join yoga instructor Candice Baldwin from Inner Vision Yoga in an open discussion on how the tools of yoga can be used to release and heal trauma in survivors. The discussion will be followed by a brief practice and Q&A. Registration required. Chilliwack Library, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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.
Thursday Jan. 16 • Healthy Eating Demystified: Vegan, Keto, Paleo, plant-based or low-carb? Are you looking for ways to improve your diet this year but are confused by all the options? Join Tanja Shaw from Ascend Fitness and Lifestyle as she reviews popular diets and recommends the best choices for achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and healthy weight. Chilliwack Library, Thursday Jan. 16, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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).
Saturday, Jan. 18 • Chinese New Year Celebration: Enjoy an ancient Chinese Tea ceremony. Learn artistic knot tying, a Chinese folk art. Practice Chinese Calligraphy as it fosters peaceful harmony. Organized by XinRu Center. Sardis Library, Saturday, Jan. 18, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 19 • Italian classical guitarist Filippo Scaramucci is having his first concert outside of his home continent. “During the concert the audience will experience a journey through European music in a variety of styles and periods. The ambience will be intimate since it is one of the characteristics that makes the classical guitar unique,” Scaramucci said. His solo recital is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. Admission is by donation.
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: 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Saturday, Jan. 25 • Buttons & Magnets: Join us for easy, creative and family-friendly DIY projects – making buttons and marble magnets. All the materials are on hand to make and leave with your very own, self-styled button and magnet. Each masterpiece only takes a few minutes, just bring your family and friends and get your make on! All ages welcome, drop in. Chilliwack Library, Saturday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 30 • BeTween Book Club: Love to read and talk about books? Can’t make it down to the library on your own? Join our monthly BeTween Book Club and bring along your mom, grandpa, sister (you decide) who also loves to read. We read books, have lively discussions, eat snacks and meet other book lovers. Recommended for ages 9-12. Chilliwack Library, Thursday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1 • Puzzle Sale: The Friends of the Chilliwack Libraries Society will be holding their annual sale at the Sardis Library. All types of puzzles are available. Stock up at very reasonable prices. Sardis Library, Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.