Seven Days is a weekly listing of community events taking place in Chilliwack. It is published free by the Chilliwack Progress online every Sunday. To get your event listed in Seven Days, email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 28 to Feb. 3
Wednesday, Jan. 30 • Tess Degenstein is out to find a “date” willing to be on stage with her. As Mimi, the Regina-raised actor stars in Blind Date, a play that includes elements of clown, improv comedy and, in an interactive twist, social experiment. Blind Date is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, go to chilliwackculturalcentre.ca or call 604-391-7469.
Thursday, Jan. 31 • 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 9-13. Chilliwack Library from 7 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2 • The Friends of the Chilliwack Libraries Society’s annual Puzzle Sale takes place at the Sardis Library on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Puzzles range in price depending on the type and number of pieces. They start at $1-$3 for standard children puzzles, and $3-$8 for children’s 3D, storybook and floor puzzles. Regular adult puzzles are $2-$4, high-quality brands are $4-$6, and 3D are $4-$10. New puzzles are one or two dollars more than used puzzles. Please note the Puzzle Sale is cash only.
Saturday, Feb. 2 • The Chilliwack Academy of Music invites you to its fourth annual fundraising event, the Fraser Valley Distillery Festival. Featuring up to 20 distilleries, there will be a range of craft spirits ready to be sampled including: craft vodkas, rums, gins, single malt whiskeys, flavoured liqueurs and more. The Fraser Valley Distillery Festival takes place at 7 p.m. on Feb. 2, at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets are $50 and are available by calling 604-391-7469, or online at chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Saturday, Feb. 2 • Astronomer Series at the Yarrow Library: This program will be a two-part series where Terry McComas, a member of the Royal Astronomical Society Canada (RASC), will share his expertise of stargazing techniques, telescope best practices, and astronomy essentials. Session 1 is Feb. 2 (1:30 to 2:30 p.m.): Have you ever wondered if you are looking at a planet or a star? What can I see with the naked eye, a set of binoculars? Should I get a telescope? How effective are star gazing Apps? Do I need any special equipment to view the sky in my backyard? The beauty and wonder of the night sky can be at your fingertips. Terry McComas will educate you and provide you with sound advice on how the beginner can begin observing the night sky right away. Open to all ages. Session 2 is Thursday, Feb. 7 (6:30 to 7:30 p.m.). There will be a presentation and (weather permitting) we will go out and do some actual looking at the universe. Telescopes will be provided, all you have to do is bring along your curiosity. Open to all ages.
Now to Saturday, March 2 • Textile sculpture artist, Sylvie Roussel-Jannsens presents her solo exhibition Whole, featuring some of her latest work inspired by origami, quilts and geometry. Whole is on display in the O’Connor Group Art Gallery of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from now to March 2. Roussel-Jannsens will be at the gallery every Friday from 2:30 to 5 p.m. during the exhibition.
The Wellington Local House (45886 Wellington Ave.) has a live acoustic jam on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with Kerry Krahn. Thursdays is their live interactive piano bar show with Trevor McDonald from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday performers include: Feb. 1: Ben Crosby, Feb. 8: Chad Blackey, Feb. 15: Kyler Pierce, and Feb. 22: Brook Potter.