Seven Days in Chilliwack – Oct. 2 to 8

A list of entertaining events in Chilliwack for Oct. 2 to 8.

Blues duo

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.

Oct. 3/4 – The Vedder Golden Branch 280 has live entertainment every Friday and Saturday nights. This weekend it’s Steve Hillis.

Oct. 3/5 – British comedy, 2 for Tea, is at the Cultural Centre for two days on Oct. 3 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rotary Hall Studio Theatre. Tickets $25 and available at the Centre Box Office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Oct. 4 – Blues duo, The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer, perform tonight at the Cultural Centre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $32/adult, $29/senior, $27/student and available at the Centre Box Office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Oct. 4 – The Golden Palette Club is having a multimedia art show and sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Cultus Lake Community Centre (4220 Columbia Valley Hwy.). Items include watercolours, oils, pastels, pen-and-ink drawings, jewellery, cards, and more.

Oct. 4 – Captivating Dene singer/songwriter, Leela Gilday, will be opening the Harrison Festival Society’s 26th Season of Performing Arts with her gutsy vocals, soulful stage performance and full band in the intimate Harrison Memorial Hall at 8 p.m. Tickets $22 and available online at www.harrisonfestival.com or by phone 604-796-3664.

Oct. 4 – Celebrate the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s fourth anniversary with Cultural Collaboration 2014 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about classes offered at the centre, see various artists in action, and stop by for a complimentary piece of cake and juice. There will also be a hot dog sale. For more info, call 604-391-SHOW(7469) or go to www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Oct. 4 – The Chilliwack German Canadian Club is hosts Octoberfest at the St. Thomas Hall, (46048 Gore Ave.) with dancing at 8 p.m. to music by Black Forest Boys (doors open at 7 p.m.). Tickets $14 and available at Vallee Sausage on Alexander Avenue.  Call Gerhard for table reservations at 604-858-3021. More info: call Hans (604-857-5000) or Uta at 604-798-7315.

Oct. 5 – Come to a sing-along program of traditional Thanksgiving hymns accompanied by the Chilliwack Songs of Praise Orchestra to be held at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (8871 School St.) at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 604-792-9577.

Oct. 7 – Bow River Woods (46501 Ballam Rd.) presents a wood-turning demo with Tom Wirsing from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost $10. To register, or for more info, contact Yvonne at 604-795-3462 or info@bowriverwoods.com. www.bowriverwoods.com.

Oct 8 – The 15th annual Chilliwack International Film Series runs every Wednesday (Sept. 24 to Oct. 29) at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas at 7 p.m. Tickets $6 at the door. Tonight’s movie is Magic in the Moonlight; USA, comedy/romance, 14A, 109 min. A wealthy middle aged Englishman visits the Riviera in order to debunk a supposed “spiritual medium”. Personal and professional complications ensue. Director: Woody Allen. Stars: Emma Stone, Colin Firth and Marcia Gay Harden.

Oct. 8 – The Chilliwack Libraries and the Chilliwack Community Arts Council present local author Helen Yeomans (The Money Tree, Ang Tak, and Owen’s Day) who will be reading from her work. Takes place at The Art Room (20-5725 Vedder Rd.) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a glass of wine or coffee/ tea as you revel in the local literary arts. Admission is free, however space is limited. Please call the library or the Chilliwack Arts Council at 604-769–ARTS (2787) for more information.

Now to Oct. 2 – The Chilliwack Rhythm Reelers will be starting a beginner square dancer class at Greendale elementary (6621 Sumas Prairie Rd.). Classes start at 7 p.m. and run for two hours. The first three Thursday evenings are free: Sept. 18, 25, and Oct. 2. After that, they are $6 per person per night. Teens 19 and under are half-price. To assure room is available, please contact Marv or Iris at 604-823-7383 or e-mail marvandiris@yahoo.ca.

Now to Nov. 1 – The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra Chorus has immediate openings and welcomes committed singers whose voices blend well in a group. All singers are expected to attend weekly rehearsals in preparation for both the upcoming Christmas and spring performances. The ability to read music is a requirement. Call Paula DeWit at 604-795-0521 for information regarding repertoire, auditions, placement and rehearsal details.

Now to Nov. 1 – Heat, Life, Water is on display in the Art Gallery at the Cultural Centre Sept. 18 to Nov. 1. The show features glass by Karen Ireland, watercolour by Elaine Unrau, and batik (fabric art) by Diane Davidson-Bastien. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, and 6 to 8 p.m. on show evenings.

Now to Nov. 4 – The Chilliwack Spinners and Weavers Guild have their fibre arts show, Tye One On, on display at the Art Room (20-5725 Vedder Rd.) from Sept. 13 to Nov. 4. The show focuses on a beautiful variety of scarves and shawls that celebrate the upcoming fall season. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 604-769-2787.