This painting ‘Vernon Drive Grocery’ by Jeff Wilson is part of the People and Places exhibition which opens March 6. See listing below for more info. (Submitted)

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from March 4 to 10

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: events@theprogress.com.

March 4 to 10

Wednesday, March 6 • The Sue Foley Trio performs Wednesday, March 6 at Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show is at 8 p.m. Tickets $35 and available at Bozzini’s or by calling 604-792-0744.

Wednesday, March 6 to Saturday, April 13 • The exhibition People and Places at the O’Connor Group Art Gallery brings together the figurative work of Chilliwack photographer Graham Dowden and the landscape work of Vancouver painter Jeff Wilson. In this show, two separate traditions and media are combined in a setting which brings out values and perspectives they have in common. The exhibition runs March 6 to April 13 at the Art Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Opening reception is Saturday, March 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday.

Friday, March 8 • Celebrate International Women’s Day with a night of laughs. I Am Woman! Hear Me Laff!, with headliner comedian Martha Chaves, is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $32 for adults, $29 for seniors and $27 for youth, and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).

Friday, March 8 • The Acoustic Emporium presents West My Friend, with local Christian Lee opening the show. Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, West My Friend has an acoustic blend of instruments and three-part harmonies that challenges the conventions of popular music. The band features pure and thrillingly elastic vocals with catchy arrangements of guitar, mandolin, and accordion that draw from jazz, classical, folk, and pop influences. Inspired by artists such as Owen Pallett, the Barenaked Ladies, Joanna Newsom, the Beach Boys, The Decemberists, and the Punch Brothers, and forged from a sonically adventurous acoustic music scene on Canada’s west coast, West My Friend is proving to be a key part of a new generation of grassroots folk music. Tickets are $15, students $10, kids under 12 are free. Available at acousticemporium.org or at the door (45892 Wellington Ave.). Doors open at 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 9 • Fraser Valley Comedy presents Dylan Rhymer at Corky’s Irish Pub at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.). The event also features Shane Clark with special guests: Helena Paul, Cari Norton Moore, Sahib Singh Rana, Robert Peng and hosted by Yo Trieu. Admission is $10. For reservations, call 604-795-2331.

Saturday, Mar 9 • Book Sale Blitz: The Friends of the Chilliwack Libraries Society invite you to A Book Sale Blitz. One day only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chilliwack Library. All books are $5 a bag (bag provided.).

Saturday, March 9 • The annual All About Fishing event takes place this weekend at Chilliwack Heritage Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about conservation efforts which are being done by local watershed stewardship groups and how you can get involved. There will also be a variety of activities for younger kids, including arts and crafts, fishing games and live fish viewing. New this year is the used fishing tackle sale. From novice to experienced anglers, this is a free event for all ages.

Monday, March 11 • The Chilliwack Society for Community Living will be holding an open house and career fair on at its main office (9353 Mary Street) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Career Fair is open to anyone, and staff will be present to talk to you about the services they provide to support adults, children, and youth with varying abilities. Attendees do not require a certificate or diploma, just an interest in wanting to know how to build a welcoming and inclusive community. Plenty of parking available behind the office.

Ongoing:

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.

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. Chilliwack Library: Tuesdays Feb. 26, March 26, April 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Chilliwack Library: Wednesdays, March 13, April 10, 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Yarrow Library: Tuesdays, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, 2 to 3 p.m.

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.


 

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