Entertainment

WHAT'S ON CHILLIWACK

Elvis evening

The sacred and inspirational songs of Elvis will be performed by Chilliwack’s own Steve Elliott Dec. 16 at the Sardis Community Church. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $20 and available at Graham’s Gifts on Wellington Avenue (604-795-5812) or at the door. People are asked to bring a non-perishable food item in support of Sardis Doorway Program.

 

Frozen in song

Sing-along with Frozen is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and on Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. All tickets are $18 and are available at The Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).

 

Craft & comedy night

A craft and comedy night will be held Dec. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 8871 School St. This is an all-ages event with tickets costing $10. Paint a holiday decoration or gift (supplies provided) and learn from Kara-Lyn Loewen, who lives with Down syndrome and drew by hand and published a 56-page adult colouring book. Then, get entertained by Stand Up for Mental Health comedian Kim Van Dyk. It will be a fun, inspiring night for people of all ages looking to de-stress from the holidays, laugh a little, and meet new people.

 

Christmas Hoedown

Main Street Church welcomes Tim Neufeld & The Glory Boys for a Christmas Hoedown on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium. Tickets are $10 and will be available online as well as at the church office. See mainstreetchurch.ca/

 

Saddle up

A Cowboy Christmas is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults, $32 for seniors, and $30 for youth, and are available at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).

 

They made that

Join talented community members as they show off what they’ve created throughout the year during I Made This! until Dec. 16 at the Chilliwack Community Arts Council. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more details call 604-769-2787 or visit chilliwackartscouncil.com.

 

Rickrack in the Wack

Theatre groups wishing to submit a show for consideration for the first fringe festival, Rickrack in the Wack (May 3 to 7), should contact the festival curator, Ian Fenwick, at ian.fenwick@ufv.ca by Dec. 31. Late applications may be accepted up to Jan. 31, 2017, if places are still available. For further information contact Chilliwack Players Guild president Astrid Beugeling  at astridb@shaw.ca or Sandy Tait at joyahawk@yahoo.ca.

 

Tribute to AC/DC

Bonfire—a tribute to the music of AC/DC—plays the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Jan. 26. Tickets are $32.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at the Centre Box Office. Charge by phone at 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m.

 

John Denver tribute

Jim Curry’s tribute to the music of John Denver plays Wednesday, March 22 at the Hub International Theatre at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould St., Chilliwack. Tickets are just $42.50 (plus facility fee and service charge) at the Centre Box Office. Charge by phone 604-391-SHOW (7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca. Doors 7 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m.

 

Artists Choice

The Chilliwack Visual Artists Association’s last show of 2016 is a group show called Artist’s Choice. The CVAA has chosen a title, instead of a theme. This gives the artists a much freer choice, and the ability to display something already painted, carved, sculpted or photographed. Artist’s Choice runs until Jan. 7, Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

 

Christmas Village

Dickens 18th Annual Animated Doll Christmas Village is open at 45945 Alexander Ave. in Chilliwack from Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Santa will be looking forward to seeing everyone in December on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays. Bring your camera. Call 604-793-1981 for times or check the website at www.dickenssweets.com. Admission is by donation.

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

HOMINUM meets

Are you a man who is gay, bi-sexual or just not sure? Need a safe place to talk? HOMINUM Fraser Valley  is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. Next meeting is 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 26. For information and meeting location, call Art  - 604-462-9813 or  Don - 604-329-9760.

 

Lose weight

TOPS—Take Off Pounds Sensibly—a non-profit weight-loss support group meets every week. For more information about chapters in Chilliwack call Peter at 604-702-8338.

 

Attention puzzlers

The Friends of the Chilliwack Libraries Society holds its Annual Jigsaw Puzzles Sale in the Sardis Library. Bring your gently used puzzles in January to the Sardis Library during working hours. Coupons for the half price will only be issued at the new location. Sardis Library is located at 5819 Tyson Road (building between the Twin Rinks and Mt Slesse Middle School). Larger room will make selection easier and the parking is also much bigger. Puzzle sale dates are Feb. 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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