Seven Days in Chilliwack – July 31 to August 6

A list of entertaining events in Chilliwack for July 31 to August 6.

Nearly 100 people showed up within the first hour and a half of The Open Door

Nearly 100 people showed up within the first hour and a half of The Open Door

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.

July 24 to Aug. 2 – Secondary Characters presents Into the Woods, an epic fairytale running July 24 to Aug. 2 at the Cultural Centre. Show dates are July 24, 25, 26, 31, Aug. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $22/adult, $28/senior, $16/student. Special $12 tickets on July 24 preview. Tickets available at the Centre Box Office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Aug. 2 to Sept. 13 – Diane White’s solo exhibition, H2O Under Attack, is at the Art Gallery in the Cultural Centre Aug. 2 to Sept. 13. Opening reception is set for today from 1 to 3 p.m. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, and 6 to 8 p.m. on show evenings.

Aug. 4 – The opening reception for the new downstairs exhibition at the Chilliwack Museum, Chilliwack’s Great War: at Home and Overseas, takes place today from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 4, 2014 will be the 100th anniversary of Canada entering the First World War as part of the British Empire. This new major exhibit recalls the events of the time, and honours the memory of those from Chilliwack whose lives were impacted and changed forever by the war. Exhibit lights will be dimmed from 2 to 3 p.m. on this day, marking the hour war was declared 100 years ago. Admission is free on Aug. 4.

Aug. 6 – Music and More takes place every Wednesday evening from July 2 to Aug. 27 featuring music, entertainment, arts and crafts, theatre and more at both the Chilliwack Library (5-7 p.m.) and the Sardis Library (4-6 p.m.) on alternating Wednesdays. Tonight’s event is at the Sardis Library and features the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve, Uke Club, and Zaac Pick.

August – Sign your kids up now for upcoming week-long summer art classes at the Cultural Centre. There are three themes this year: Space – Get ready to blast off to a week filled with all sorts of space themed activities with Cosmic Kids, and boldly go where no one has gone before with a week full of galactic fun; Fantasy – Prepare to be whisked to a faraway realm of magic, games, crafts, and fun as you visit the land of dragons, magic, knights and princesses with this week of fantasy themed fun activities in Castles and Quests; and Superheroes – Are you ready for Super Hero Training Camp? Kids prepare for a super-powered week of fun in this camped packed with superhero themed projects.August 5-8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 6-10 years – Castles and Quests $120August 11-15, 12 to 3 p.m., 6-10 years – Superhero Training Camp $75August 18-22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 6-10 years – Cosmic Kids $150Call 604-391-SHOW(7469) for more info and to register.

Now to July 31 – Rosedale photographers, Michael and Jutta Schulz, have a series of photographic images printed on metal at the Chilliwack Museum in an exhibit called Spectrum from June 21 to July 31. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Admission  $3/adults, $2/seniors.

Now to Sept. 6 – The Cultus Lake Saturday Market in the Park at Main Beach runs every Saturday now until Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. www.cultuslakecommunity.com

Now to Sept. 11 – Members of the Golden Palette Art Club currently have their work on display at The Art Room until Sept. 11. The gallery is located at 20-5725 Vedder Rd. and is open Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Now to October – The Eco Market runs every Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Sardis Park featuring locals artists, farmers and more. www.theecomarket.ca.

 

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