Elvis arrives Randy Elvis Friskie comes to Chilliwack Jan. 5 with his Las Vegas Show Band in The Real Tribute To The King of Rock and Roll-Elvis Presley. Shows are at 2: 30 and 7: 30 p.m. on Jan. 5 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets are $39.50 including tax and service charge. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Annie at Centre The Chilliwack School of Performing Arts presents Annie from Jan. 9 to 20 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.
Evening performances are at 7: 30 p.m. Jan. 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19. Matinee performances at 2 p.m. on Jan. 12, 13, 19 and 20. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. All seats on Jan. 9 and 10 (evening) and Jan. 12 (matinee) are $9.75. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Chilliwack Cultural Centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469) or by visiting them online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
UFV theatre The second production of the University of the Fraser Valley theatre department's 2012/13 season will be the bittersweet tragicomedy Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout, by award-winning First Nations playwright Tomson Highway. Play opens Jan. 11 at 7: 30 p.m. in the theatre on the old Chilliwack north campus at Yale and Airport roads. There are two half-price previews Jan. 9 and 10 and regular performances Jan. 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at 7: 30 p.m., with matinees Jan. 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. and Jan. 21 at noon. Ticket prices range between $10 to $22. The Jan. 20 matinee is a special pay-what-you-can performance with a recommended minimum price of only $10. For more information and reservations call Rick Mawson at 604-795-2814, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ufv.ca/theatre.
Winter Landscapes The annual seasonal show assembled by Chilliwack Visual Artists Association members is on at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Gallery until Jan. 12, 2013. CVAA members present a holiday mood-setting exhibit based on a winter season theme that promises to be an exciting collection of artwork in a variety of media. The gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday from noon until 5 p.m. and 6: 30 to 7: 30 p.m. on show nights.
Lace Club meets The Chilliwack Lace Club meets every month on the second and fourth Thursdays (next meeting Jan. 24) from noon to 3 p.m. in the Slesse Room of Evergreen Hall.
Bring your lunch. Anyone interested in any aspect of 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.
Quilters meet Chilliwack PieceMakers Quilting Guild meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month (next meeting Jan.
16) at Cooke's Presbyterian Church, 45825 Wellington Ave. For more information call Lyn at 604-858-6070.
Knitting circle The Chilliwack Common Threads knitting circle welcomes new and experienced knitters to join them Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Heritage Room at Carman United Church, 7258 Vedder Rd. Come out for knitting help, ideas and community.
For more information email email@example.com or see the group on Facebook.
Teaching kids to sing Bernie Hops and his group of singing volunteers are looking for more individuals to help go into schools to get kids singing. No need to be a trained instructor or teacher, just an urge to spread song in schools. Ability with an instrument is an asset. For more information contact Graham Yates at the Chilliwack Academy of Music, 604792-0790.
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