Seven Days in Chilliwack – Dec. 4 to 10

A list of entertaining events in Chilliwack for Dec. 4 to 10.

Local artist Sylvie Roussel-Janssens holds a soldering iron in her hand as she explains how she uses the tool to burn holes in the fabric she uses for her light sculptures. Roussel-Janssens held an art exhibition open house on Saturday featuring some of her most recent work including maps

Seven Days is a free A&E listing published in print every Wednesday, and online every Thursday. For more information, or to submit your event, email it to Jenna Hauck at photo@theprogress.com (please include a contact name and number), or call 604-702-5576.

Dec. 5 – As part of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s Classical Series, Sarah Hagen (piano) and Anne Grimm (soprano vocals) perform at 10:30 a.m. at the centre. Audiences will sit back with a complimentary tea or coffee and fresh pastries. Tickets $27/adults, $24/seniors, and $22/students and available at the Centre Box Office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Dec. 5 – A Louisiana Hayride Christmas is at the Cultural Centre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $39 and available at the Centre Box Office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Dec. 5-7 – Chilliwack Alliance Church presents Five Corners Christmas — Forever Allies, from Dec. 5 to 7 at the church (8700 Young Rd.). It’s a full-length drama set in the 1940s with a live orchestra, 60-voice choir, lobby displays and a children’s feature to follow. Show times: Dec. 5 and 6 at 7 p.m., Dec. 6 and 7 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets available free of charge at the church office. www.chilliwackalliance.bc.ca

Dec. 5/6 – The Woody James Band performs at Rosedale Pub Dec. 5 and 6.

Dec. 6 – The annual Rotary Christmas Parade returns to downtown Chilliwack tonight. This year, the parade will start at 5:30 p.m. to better accommodate families with small children. Festivities are planned to begin at 1 p.m. at Five Corners Park and the nearby streets of downtown Chilliwack featuring local musicians, crafts for kids, and more. www.chilliwackchristmasparade.com.

Dec. 6 – The second annual Dickens Christmas Tea takes place at Cheam Village Conference Room in Agassiz (1525 Mackay Cres.) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Listen to Christmas carols and a reading from Dickens’ Christmas short stories as you enjoy a traditional English tea setting with your friends all while supporting the Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society. Dress up for the period or come as you are. Tickets $20 (pre sale tickets only) and available by calling 604-796-3545 or emailing agassizharrisonmusem@shawbiz.ca.

Dec 6 – The Chilliwack Youth Orchestra presents a Benefit Concert, with all proceeds going to the Cyrus Centre. The program includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 29, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and the perennial classic, A Christmas Festival. A carol sing-a-long, and the rousing Hallelujah Chorus completes the evening’s entertainment. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Christian Reformed Church, 9800 McNaught Rd. Tickets are available at the door: $15/adults and $10/students and seniors. For more information, visit www.chilliwackyouthorchestra.com or call 604-703-3198.

Dec. 6 – River of Life presents the African Asante Choir from 7 to 8 p.m. at River of Life Church (42369 South Sumas Rd.). It’s an opportunity to witness culture and ministry. A “love offering” will be collected. For more information visit: www.rolgreendale.ca.

Dec. 7 – Evensong Chamber Singers present Advent Vespers, a service of Christmas music and readings from around the world. Takes place Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. at Sardis Community Church (45625 South Sumas Rd.), and Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church (9460 Charles St.). All are welcome, no admission, offering received for world relief. Contact Walt Goerzen at 604-858-9679.

Dec. 7 – Chilliwack Festival Chorus presents Winter Winds at 2:30 p.m. at the Cultural Centre. Tickets $20/adults, $10/students and seniors (kids under 12 get in for free) and available at the Centre Box Office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Dec. 8 – The Legends of Rock bring A Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas to the Cultural Centre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $43 and available at the Centre Box Office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Dec. 10 – The FG Leary Fine Arts Christmas Concert is at the Cultural Centre for two shows: 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets $6 and available at the Centre Box Office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Dec. 10-21 – The UFV theatre department brings classic holiday piece, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, to the stage Dec. 10 to 21. Dramatized with flair and wit in a version first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this adaptation of the ageless story captures Dickens’ ironic point of view and creates a panoramic view of Victorian London. For more info: www.ufv.ca/theatre, 604-795-2814 or 1-888-504-7441, ext. 2814, or theatre@ufv.ca.

Now to Dec. 20 – Colours of Life, featuring painter and wood carver Collette Pereira and photographer Kelly Corbett, have a show at the Cultural Centre from Nov. 6 to Dec. 20. Hours: Wednesdays to Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m.

The Evergreen Artist Group invites anyone who loves to paint or draw to join them on Monday mornings (9:30 a.m. to noon weekly) at Evergreen Hall. They have room for three more artists. Contact Wynne at 604-392-5599 for more info.