Anne of Green Gables, the ballet, comes to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Valentine’s Day. See listing below for more info. (Ballet Jorgen photo)

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from Feb. 10 to Feb. 16

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 10 to 16

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 12 to Saturday, March 21 • High school art teachers, Sandra Wiens and Pierre Tremblay, will be joining forces outside the classroom this month for their upcoming art show at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Vantage Points runs Wednesday, Feb. 12 to Saturday, March 28 in the art gallery at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Opening reception is set for Saturday, Feb. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m.

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.

Ongoing:

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:

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.

Monday, Feb. 17 • Planet Fitness is opening its doors for all members and non-members to bring in their families for a day of free fun. It takes place on Family Day (Monday, Feb. 17) all day long at 45150 Luckakuck Way. Planet Fitness is open 24/7. Also, for those who are interested in joining and becoming a Planet Fitness member on that day, the enrollment fee will be lowered to $0.25. Planet Fitness prides itself on offering extremely affordable memberships and a unique ‘Judgement Free Zone’ unlike any other gym, where members experience a hassle-free, non-intimidating environment.

Thursday, Feb. 20 • The Victoria-based Sobremesa Saxophone Quartet is partnering with St. John Anglican Church (46098 Higginson Rd.) to present an energetic and diverse evening of classical saxophone quartet music on Feb. 20. The show is Thursday, Feb. 20 and runs from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a reception to follow. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is by donation (suggested $10 to $20).

Friday, Feb. 21 • To help family caregivers in Chilliwack adjust, the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. brings a free workshop to the area on Friday, February 21. ‘Transitions along the Journey’ interactively explores the process of change and how this affects feelings of grief and loss. The session provides practical tips for living well with the changes of dementia. Part of the society’s Dementia Dialogues series, it lets participants hear the experiences of other caregivers. The session runs from 10 a.m. to noon at Landing Sports Centre’s Clover Room (45530 Spadina Ave.). Pre-registration is required by contacting 604-702-4603 or info.southfraser@alzheimerbc.org. Dementia Dialogues are opportunities for family caregivers to connect with one another and increase their knowledge about dementia and caregiving skills. The informal sessions are facilitated to allow caregivers to share their experiences and to take home practical information. If you are living with dementia or have questions about the disease, visit www.alzheimerbc.org and call the First Link® Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033.

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 26 • Baby Play Date: This hands-on event will teach parents/caregivers 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, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Thursday, Feb. 27 • Vitamins and Supplements for Seniors: Most older adults take some kind of over-the counter dietary supplement. Are these products right for everyone? Join Janet Reeves, retired pharmacist from Lock’s Pharmacy, to learn more about how vitamins and supplements can fit into your healthy routine. Chilliwack Library, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 29 • European Classical Ballet Academy presents Ballet Workshop par Excellence on Feb. 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For dancers aged 12 and older. For more info, call 604-701-0173.

Tuesday, March 10 • Intro to Bullet Journaling: Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of bullet journaling or take your current practice to the next level? Explore goal setting, intentional living, and life balance approaches through this popular tracking, planning, and creativity outlet. This is a workshop suitable for all levels of experience. Supplies and door prizes provided! Registration required, please call or drop by the library to sign up. Chilliwack Library, Tuesday, March 10, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

March 30 to June 1 • Parent Child Mother Goose: Discover fun with rhymes, songs, and stories. This is an interactive program for children 0-4 AND caregivers. Mother Goose helps you learn ways to encourage your child’s language and social/emotional development. Healthy snacks will be provided. Registration required and begins Monday, Feb. 24. To sign up please call Ali Edelman, infant/child development consultant, 604-824-8760, ext. 3251. Takes place at the Yarrow Library, Mondays, March 30 to June 1, (excluding April 13 and May 18), 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


 

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