Food drive This year as part of the Hunger Awareness Week being held across Canada, the Salvation Army is holding a one-day "Give it up for hunger drive" on May 8. Members of the public are asked to collect food in a designated area and bring it into the Salvation Army. Call 604-7920001 to register your drive and outline the area you will be servicing. The aim is to not duplicate coverage and monitor the areas for full coverage; each group will have volunteer pins or stickers to identify them to the public.
Gogos meet The Chilliwacky Gogos meet March 12 at 7 p.m. at the Birchwood Retirement Home (45650 Patten Ave.). The Chilliwacky Gogos is one of more than 250 groups of grandmothers and "grand-others" across Canada who raise awareness, build solidarity and mobilize funds for Africa's grandmothers and the orphans in their care. All proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign which supports grassroots projects in 15 sub-Saharan African countries. Contact Ariel Eastman at arieleastman@ gmail.com or 604-824-9481.
English for the workplace Chilliwack Community Ser-vices offers a free 13-week English for the Workplace session for immigrants ready to find employment who want to develop their confidence as well as language skills. The course runs March 18 to June 20, Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon. Participants must be assessed at CLB Level 4 or higher.Contact Michelle Price at 604-3933251.
Photographers meet The Chilliwack Camera Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month (March 13) at 7 p.m. The location has moved to the Slesse Room at Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould Street.
The next meeting is Sept. 26. All levels of photographers are welcome. Visit www.chilliwackcameraclub.com.
Photo tour Join travel photographer John Gordon for a photographic tour of some of the U.K.'s lesser-known places March 13 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Chilliwack Library.
Garden club meets Members of the Chilliwack Garden Club meet March 13 at 7: 30 p.m. at Cooke's Presbyterian Church, 45825 Wellington Ave. The public is invited. This month's learning session will be a round robin, with experts at four different tables each discussing a different aspect of vegetable gardening. Bring your questions to the meeting and get your project underway. Bring a friend.
Bag sale The Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shoppe, at 9236 Main St., celebrates its 14th anniversary with a bag sale, for $5 per bag of clothing, on March 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit for coffee, tea and cookies. For more information contact Pat at 604-8466479.
Mini med school Chilliwack Hospital & Health Care Foundation's fifth annual mini med school has begun. Sessions run March 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. (Why Don't Kids Come With Manuals); March 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. (Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures); and March 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. (Wilderness First Aid for the Weekend Warrior).
Lace Club meets The Chilliwack Lace Club meets every month on the second and fourth Thursdays (March 14) from noon to 3 p.m. in the Slesse Room of Evergreen Hall. Bring your lunch. Anyone interested in lace is welcome. Lessons in bobbin lace are available. For more information call Hylda Law at 604-858-4953 or Jenny Althoff at 604-823-4705.
Teen games night The Chilliwack Library hosts a games night for teens March 14 from 5 to 8: 30 p.m. with games like Apples to Apples, Escalation, Zombie Brains and more! For more information, email Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book sale The Friends of the Chilliwack Library hold a "book sale blitz" for one day only March 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Books are $5 a bag (bag provided).
Field trip The Chilliwack Field Naturalists host a field trip open to the public March 16 at 10 a.m. at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve. Everyone is welcome to attend.
MS help The MS Society of Canada hosts a self-help group the third Thursday of every month (March 21) from 11: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the conference room at Decades, at 45846 Wellington Ave. The society also hosts a family members support group for caregivers and family members of those affected by MS on the third Saturday of every month (March 16) from 9: 30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, at 8871 School St.
Help for immigrants Chilliwack Community Services, Immigrant Services is offering educational workshops on driver education, Canadian citizenship study, healthy living and basic computer instruction. There are also short orientations on banking, English options, transportation, Canadian culture, health care, employment and more. Contact Lynn Gibson at 604-3933251, email@example.com or stop into the office at 9214 Mary St. Monday to Friday.