St. John Ambulance therapy dog Taylah (seen here with owner Sue Unwin) will be at the Pro-D Pet and Play with St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs event at the Chilliwack Library Nov. 30. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)

St. John Ambulance therapy dog Taylah (seen here with owner Sue Unwin) will be at the Pro-D Pet and Play with St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs event at the Chilliwack Library Nov. 30. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress File)

Seven Days in Chilliwack for the week of Nov. 26

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2

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.

November 26 to December 2

Wednesday, Nov. 28 • Bozzini’s is presenting its third ever Low Dough Pop-Up Show featuring the Angel Forrest Trio from Quebec. With a career of more than 30 years and 10 albums, recipient of The Maple Blues Award for Female Vocalist of the Year for the last five years and finalist at The International Blues Challenge 2018 in Memphis, Angel strikes again with Electric Love, a double live album. She will be performing with her partner Denis Coulombe and the immensely talented Ricky Paquette. The concert is at Bozzini’s at 8 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.). Tickets $20 and available at Bozzini’s or call 604-792-0744 to reserve by phone.

Thursday, Nov. 29 • Head to Salish Park to take in Light Up Downtown, featuring light displays, festive treats, live holiday music, and Santa Claus. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and the tree lighting is at 6 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 30 • Pro-D Pet & Play with St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs: Join St. John Ambulance therapy dogs, Taylah, Shaska & Abi (and their certified handlers) for an afternoon of play and experience the physical and emotional benefits of the unconditional love of a dog. For children grades K-12. Chilliwack Library: Friday, Nov. 30, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 30 • Infant Massage: Learn the power of positive touch with your baby! Find out how massaging your baby can help get them to sleep faster, soothe a troubled tummy and turn a fussy baby into a smiley baby. Please bring along a blanket to lay your baby down on. For babies pre-crawling age. Registration starts Nov. 1. To register, contact Elizabeth Sokolowski, infant development consultant at 604-824-8760 ext. 223. Sardis Library: Fridays, Nov. 16 – Dec. 14, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Friday, Nov. 30 • Fraser Valley Comedy is ending its season with its monthly comedy competition. The contest takes place on the last Friday of every month with a $250 cash prize awarded to the winning comic. Comics are judged by audience applause (sound meter decibel reader is available for close calls). Twelve comics will battle it out — there can be only one winner. Rules for the monthly contest: open to all levels of comics; must do a five-minute set; disqualified if going short on time; three brackets of four comics will each do a five-minute comedy routine; winner of each bracket advances to final round, where three duel off for the cash prize; comics that advance to the final round cannot use the same jokes from the prior set; no ballots or voting, just audience applause. The Fraser Valley Comedy monthly competition is Friday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. at The Well located inside Chances Chilliwack. Admission is free but reservations are recommend. Call 604-701-3800.

Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1 • Main Beach will be alive with festive holiday season celebrations for Cultus Lake Christmas, a two-day event at the end of the month. A favourite with locals and visitors alike, the family-friendly event offers big fun for everyone. Along with the lighting of the trees in the park, which is a spectacular visual experience, there is a children’s colouring contest, a visit from Santa Claus, a bonfire with marshmallows, hot chocolate and hot cider, and an artisan gift market. Cultus Lake Christmas runs Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. each day. There will be free parking in parking lots A and B at the park from 4 to 9 p.m. each day.

Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1 • For the second year in a row, the Chilliwack Cultural Centre is starting its own tradition of showcasing the extraordinary pieces its student artists are producing in the Art from the Heart show on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. The student art sale is the perfect place to find those unique presents for the holiday season or even something special for yourself. Every item for sale is a one-of-a-kind piece, and you will also be supporting local artists. Each item is handcrafted and shows the wondrous results of the many classes happening at the Cultural Centre. Art from the Heart student art sale runs Nov. 30 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 1 • Don’t miss a visit to browse Holly McKeen’s newest pottery creations during her Christmas Open Studio Day. The kiln is firing 24/7 this month, filled with amazing new crystalline glazed porcelain ornaments, trays, bowls and stunning vases. Her new studio is located in Riverstone Heights, two minutes from the Vedder Bridge. Watch for signs, and you’ll find the separate studio entrance down the stairs on the left side of the house at #110-45473 Ariel Place. Christmas Open Studio Day is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you’d like to come by any other day during the Christmas season, please call ahead at 604-846-6440 to arrange a time.

Saturday, Dec. 1 • Chilliwack will be alive with the lights and sounds of the holiday season as the Rotary Christmas Parade makes its way through the streets of downtown. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. from the Landing Sports Centre. For more information, including a map of the parade route, go to chilliwackchristmasparade.com.

Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 • The second annual A Country Christmas artisan market benefiting Basics for Babies is this weekend at Tzeachten Hall. There will be live entertainment, Santa on Saturday, a draw table with gift baskets of handmade goods, 50/50 draws, and more. Entry by donation for Basics for Babies (min $2, or diapers, or formula/bottles). The market takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Saturday, Dec. 1 • Santa comes to Century 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. today. Tour the office, get your picture taken with Santa, eat some s’mores, decorate Christmas ornaments, and more. Century 21 Creekside Realty Ltd. is located at 190-45428 Luckakuck Way. 604-846-7355.

Sunday, Dec. 2 • The Fraser Valley Philharmonic Society’s community ensemble, Philomusica Chorus, will present its annual Christmas concert, A Calypso Christmas at 2 p.m. at Carman United Church. Tickets for the concert are available at Long & McQuade (cash only), and King’s Music. For further information on the program, call 604-316-2729.

Ongoing:

Now to Dec. 8 • The Chilliwack Visual Artists Association presents Journey, an exhibition filled with intriguing forms and mediums that express the artists’ view of being on a journey. Not just a short trip to the beach on a weekend, or even a vacation! They will be sharing a vision of journeys which have a story to tell: perhaps a striving for an ideal long desired, or a growth from a small beginning to something much larger. Journey will be showing from Nov. 1 to Dec. 8 at the O’Connor Group Art Gallery in the Cultural Centre (9201 Courbould St.). Gallery hours: Wednesdays to Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m., as well as before some evening concerts.


 

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