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.
December 10 to 16
Monday, Dec. 10 – A Rock’n’Soul Christmas is a fun-filled show featuring all the big hits of famous artists together with a sprinkle of your seasonal favourites. The Legends of Rock n’ Roll presents the music of world-class tribute acts performing a collection of hit songs from the greatest rock’n’soul artists of all-time, together with the Legends’ all-star band featuring ‘Mr. Sax’ Johnny Ferriera. Garry Moore is Little Richard, and he is joined by Kenny Wayne as Fats Domino, Mike Henry as James Brown, and Samira as Tina Turner. A Rock’n’Soul Christmas is at 7:30 p.m. at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets: 604-391-7469.
Wednesday, Dec. 12 • Christmas Storytime and Green Screen Fun • Families with young children are invited to a special Christmas storytime. Come enjoy festive stories, songs and treats. Santa Green Screen Photos will be taken after storytime. Yarrow Library, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13 • Christmas Cheer • Come decorate the library Christmas tree with Christmas crafts we will make together. Enjoy Christmas music provided by harpist Heather Murray and refreshments. Chilliwack Library, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 14 • Experience the richness, grandeur and tenderness of Handel’s glorious Messiah as the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, along with guest soloists, the Chilliwack Children’s Choir and the Belle Voci A cappella Ensemble perform one of the most inspired compositions of all time. Messiah in the Valley is at 7:30 p.m. at First Avenue Christian Assembly. The concert will showcase four young, talented, guest soloists: Colleen Donnelly and Shane Hanson, the soprano and alto soloists respectively; tenor Taylor Fawectt; and David Rosborough is the featured bass soloist. Three out-of-town performances include Abbotsford (Dec. 13), Langley (Dec. 15) and Aldergrove (Dec. 16). Tickets: start at $15 by phone at 604-795-0521 or online at chilliwacksymphony.com or at King’s Music.
Friday, Dec. 14 • Join Steve ‘Elvis Elite’ Elliott for his concert, Christmas for a King, this evening at 7 p.m. at Sardis Community Church (45625 South Sumas Rd.). It’s the gospel and seasonal favourites of Elvis Presley performed by Steve Elliott. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $25 (cash only) and available at the Salvation Army Church office (46420 Brooks Ave., 604-792-0311), or by calling 604-793-8367. Coffee, tea and sweets included during intermission. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Sardis Doorway program.
Friday, Dec. 14 • Sing Along with the Movie Beauty and the Beast is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 for all seats, and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).
Saturday, Dec. 15 • The Chilliwack Lions Club is inviting people to its open house from 2 to 4 p.m. at 9233 Main St.
Saturday, Dec. 15 • The opening reception for One Foot by One Foot, an inaugural Christmas fundraiser put on by the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association, goes from 1 to 3 p.m. at the O’Connor Group Art Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. The art show is a fundraiser for Chilliwack Community Services and Communitas Supportive Care Society in Abbotsford, and supports the mental health community. Several one-foot-square paintings will be for sale for $90 each and all proceeds go to the two charities. One Foot by One Foot will be shown alongside Hear and See: Poetry and Art for Mental Health. Hear and See is a show facilitated by Communitas where 14 poets have been paired with 14 artists, and each artist has interpreted the poem they were given into something visual. One Foot by One Foot and Hear and See run Dec. 13 to Jan. 19. Gallery hours are Wednesdays to Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15 • Secondary Characters Musical Theatre presents its annual Christmas Cabaret fundraiser at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas Church Hall. The event is cabaret-style; audience members will be treated to an evening of live music including singing and instrumental tunes, dancing, readings of favourite Christmas stories as well as sing-a-long carols. It also includes Christmas treats and a stocking stuffer auction. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $5 for children 12 and under. More info: secondarycharacters.org, email@example.com.
Sunday, Dec. 16 • You won’t need to wait for Christmas Eve for the arrival of Santa, as Dufflebag Theatre brings the magic of Christmas to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre with their hilarious twist on the holiday classic ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. It is coming to the Cultural Centre at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).
Now to Dec. 13 • The Wheeler Cheam Realty’s 9th annual Christmas Stocking Drive is underway. Stop by their office (8-8337 Young Rd.) and pick up a stocking for $2, then bring it back filled with unwrapped items by Dec. 13. If you’re too busy to fill a stocking, drop off a donation and they will fill a stocking for you.
Now to Dec. 12 • Take part in the 12 days of giving with HomeLife Glenayre Realty Chilliwack Ltd.’s Christmas Food Drive for the Salvation Army. It runs Dec. 1 to 12. Drop off your non-perishable food donations to their office at 8387 Young Rd.