Seven Days in Chilliwack – June 11 to 17

A list of entertaining events in Chilliwack for June 11 to 17.

Belle Voci presents A Benefit Concert on June 12. See listing below for more info.

Belle Voci presents A Benefit Concert on June 12. See listing below for more info.

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 photo@theprogress.com (please include a contact name and number), or call 604-702-5576.

June 12 – Belle Voci presents A Benefit Concert in support of the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and St. Mary’s Church at 7:30 p.m. at the church (8909 Mary St.). Featured special guests are the four award-winning students of the Yarrow String Quartet, Chilliwack counter-tenor Shane Hanson, and soprano Natalia Pardalis. Admission by suggested $15 donation at the door.

June 12/13 – Creative Outlet dance studio presents four performances this weekend. Footsteps 2015 is on Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. (tickets $16/general and $10/senior and kids under 12), and Little Steps 2015 is Saturday at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (tickets $10/general and $6/senior and kids under 12). Tickets available at the Centre Box Office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

June 13 – Fraser Valley Orchestra Philomusica and guests present Mostly Mozart at 7:30 p.m. at Chilliwack United Church (45835 Spadina Ave.). Tickets $25/general, $20/senior and youth, and available at the door or at King’s Music and Long & McQuade.

June 13 – The annual Cultus Lake Days takes place this weekend. It starts Saturday with a pancake breakfast at 9 a.m. at the fire hall (proceeds go to the fire department), and a parade along Sunnyside Boulevard at 11 a.m. Other activities including music, face painting, a dog contest, demonstrations, and the new Beachside Saturday Market which all run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Sunday, the Vintage Car Show is on display at 11 a.m. at Cultus Lake Community Church.

Sign your kids up now for summer arts and craft classes at the Art Room in July and August. There are a variety of different classes for kids aged three and up. More info, and registration: chilliwackartscouncil.com, 604-769-2787.

The Chilliwack Cultural Centre is offering a number of summer classes for kids. From acting to clay, to music and more, there are a bunch to choose from. Go to www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca for more info and to register.

Now to July 5 – Shelter is a solo art exhibition by artist-in-residence, Aimée Henny Brown, on display June 6 to July 5 at the Ranger Station Art Gallery (98 Rockwell Dr.) in Harrison Hot Springs. Opening ceremony is Sunday, June 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. kentharrisonartscouncil@shaw.ca. 604-796-2723.

Now to July 21 – Art exhibition, Layers: Five Faces of Collage, is at The Art Room (20-5725 Vedder Rd.) until July 21. The show features the works of Christine Newsome, Janet Carroll, Vicky Ray, Dianne Hultgren and Betty Meiszner who used a variety of mixed media of paints, pastels, inks, papers and found materials to create their collage art.

Now to December – The Sí:tel Coast Salish Baskets exhibition is on display in the Chambers Gallery at the Chilliwack Museum until December. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Admission $3/general and $2/seniors and students.

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