Cubetto is a hands-on, screen-free, computer programming toy geared for children ages three and up. You can check it out on Feb. 8 at the Chilliwack Library, see listing below. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from Feb. 3 to Feb. 9

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.

February 3 to 9

Tuesdays, Feb. 4 to Feb. 25 • Picture Book Club: Just for kids! A fun after-school book club that focuses on picture books. Listen, print, draw and rate the story of the day in your very own journal. Join Miss Maria and Billy, the goat puppet, to explore some entertaining titles. For children in Grades 1 to 3, registration required. Chilliwack Library, Tuesdays, Feb. 4 to Feb. 25, 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 6 • Escape Room: Yarrow Library is hosting two themed escape rooms produced by Escape on the Move Ltd from Langley. Each Room contains locks, puzzles, clues and hints that you will have 25 minutes to complete. To participate, create a team of up to six people and call the library to sign up for your preferred time and theme. If your group consists of less than six people you may be paired with another team. This program is suitable for ages 10 and up. Ninja Escape Room: Players find themselves in a Ninja’s house and must save the emperor and his queen to escape. Space Odyssey Escape Room: Players find themselves locked in a space shuttle and running out of air. Their mission is to supply the shuttle with oxygen before time runs out and escape the shuttle. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Chilliwack Libraries Society. Yarrow Library, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 6 • Jon Brooks and Lynne Hanson perform Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.) at Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge. Tickets $22.50 and can be purchased at Bozzini’s, or call 604-792-0744 to reserve by phone. Visit bozzinisrestaurant.ca for more details.

Thursday, Feb. 6 • The Country Icons Show pays tribute to three of the giants in traditional and outlaw country music. Jake Allan (as Alan Jackson), Rob Rowan (as Waylon Jennings), and Jason Cooper (as Merle Haggard) are all veterans of the country music industry and have performed throughout Canada and the U.S. They’re at the Cultural Centre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $49, and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).

Thursday, Feb. 6 • 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, Feb. 6, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 7 • The Bergmann Duo pianists (Marcel and Elizabeth Bergmann) and violinist Jasper Wood will come together for morning concert The Red Violin in the Rotary Hall Studio Theatre at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $27, and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).

Saturday, Feb. 8 • Semi-dressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers return to the Cultural Centre at 7:30 p.m. A male stripper parody and improv comedy show with no extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity. Tickets $39, and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).

Saturday, Feb. 8 • Mini-Golf Cubetto: It’s never too early to begin learning logic and coding. Cubetto is a friendly wooden robot that teaches the basics of computer programming through stories and activities. Come and transform Cubetto into a mini golf player and then learn to program Cubetto to hit a hole-in-one. For children ages three to eight but families are welcome to participate together. Chilliwack Library, Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 9 • The Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra presents The Return to Love with guest soprano soloist Siobhan Raupach. Proposed repertoire includes: Mascagni – Intermezzo – Cavalleria Rusticana, Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet Overture, Rota, arr. Longfield – Romeo and Juliet, Offenbach – Tales of Hoffman – Barcarolle, Bizet – Suite No. 1 from L’Arlésienne, and Elgar – Salut D’Amour. It takes place at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $25/adults, $20/senior and youth. Tickets available at the box office, chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or 604-391-7469.

Ongoing:

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.

Now 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.

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.).

Now to April 30 • 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. Chilliwack Library: Thursdays, Jan. 23 to April 30, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sardis Library: Wednesdays, Jan. 15 to Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The Chilliwack Lace Club: the daytime group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month in the Minto Room at Evergreen Hall from noon to 3 p.m. (call Jenny at 604-823-4705, or Mary at 604-796-9304). The nighttime group meets on the second Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (call Carla at 604-703-1670).

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:

Friday, Feb. 14 • Playful, colourful and evocative, Ballet Jörgen returns to the Cultural Centre at 7:30 p.m. with one of Canada’s most treasured stories, Anne of Green Gables. Tickets: adults $45, seniors $42, youth $40. Tickets can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).

Fridays, Feb. 14 to March 13 • Infant Massage: Learn the power of nurturing touch and communication with your baby. Through massage, your baby may benefit from interaction, stimulation, relaxation and relief. Please bring along a blanket and a water-proof changing mat to lay your baby on. Attendance at all five sessions is preferred, as each session builds upon the previous ones. For children who are in the pre-crawling stage. Sorry, no older siblings please. Registration begins Monday, Jan. 13. To sign up, contact Infant & Child Development Consultant Danielle Edmondson at (604) 824-8760, ext. 3246. Sardis Library, Fridays, Feb. 14 to March 13, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 15 • The Boomerang concert series features local musicians at the Cultural Centre at 7 p.m. Tickets $10, and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).

Sunday, Feb. 16 • WiL returns for one night at Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge accompanied by the mighty Keith Gallant on drums Sunday, Feb. 16 at 9 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.). Tickets $30 and can be purchased at Bozzini’s, or call 604-792-0744 to reserve by phone. Visit bozzinisrestaurant.ca for more details.

Sunday, Feb. 16 • There’s a free wellness event at Tractorgrease Cafe on Sunday, Feb. 16. The event starts at 1 p.m. and includes a group meditation at 1:15 p.m. with Laurea Palmantier, followed by a description of the new program called Project: Life Shift, kombucha samples, music by Tamihi, and talks by reiki practitioner Mari Okazaki, and more. Tractorgrease’s wellness event runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 48710 Chilliwack Lake Rd. This is the second time they’re offering this is a free event. People are asked to reserve their spot by visiting eventbrite.ca.

Monday, Feb. 17 • Sing, dance, and play with children’s show Bobs and LoLo at the Cultural Centre at 2 p.m. Tickets $12, and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).

Monday, Feb. 17 • Dan Bern (with special guest Orit Shimoni) performs Monday, Feb. 17 (Family Day) at 7:30 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.) at Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge. Tickets $20 and can be purchased at Bozzini’s, or call 604-792-0744 to reserve by phone. Visit bozzinisrestaurant.ca for more details.

Saturday, Feb. 22 • Jewelry Making: In this introductory workshop you’ll learn how to create a simple yet stylish bracelets and necklaces. Registration required. For children in grades k to 12, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult to assist. Chilliwack Library, Saturday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.


 

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