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Treat your sweetheart Feb. 15 at 7: 30 p.m. to one of the most magical, beloved classical ballets of all time, Swan Lake. The main theatre at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre will be adorned with 23 extraordinary dancers from Ballet Jörgen. For tickets call the centre box office at 604391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus presents its fundraising gala dinner on Feb. 16th 2013 at the Coast Chilliwack Hotel. This annual event promises to be a very entertaining evening filled with live music, a delicious dinner, and the excitement of a tempting silent auction. The Note-Able Feast raises thousands of dollars and thus enables the CSO organization to continue its popular programming. Tickets are $75 ($40 income tax receipt) and are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 604-795-0521.
BTU in Harrison
The Harrison Festival Society presents the return of BTU, featuring Barney Bentall, Tom Taylor and Shari Ulrich, on Feb. 16 in the Harrison Memorial Hall. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased by phone at 604-7963664, online at www.harrisonfestival.com or in person at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison, or Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart.
Burlesque and band
The masterful outlaw hip-hop harmonica-playing, beat-box poetics of C.R. Avery meet with the tasteful art of hot burlesque in a performance the likes of which you will have never witnessed before. Toss into the mix some dirty 12-Bar Blues and you've got C.R. Avery & The Madison 22 Review, live at Bozzini's Upstairs for a special Valentine's performance on Feb. 16. Don't miss C.R. Avery and his band with three ladies from Sweet Soul Burlesque, featuring Lola Frost. Two shows at 6: 30 and 9: 45 p.m. Tables available 75 minutes prior to start for dinner. Tickets are $27.50 at Bozzini's or call 604-7920744.
February at Branch 280
Branch 280 of the Royal Canadian Legion has special events scheduled this month. Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight with The Lounge Hounds, Feb. 15 and 16; and Earthmen, Feb. 22 and 23. Come check out the new kitchen staff. All new menu with dinners Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The Chambers Gallery at the Chilliwack Museum (45820 Spadina Ave.) hosts an exhibit produced by the Central Fraser Valley Graphics Guild until Feb. 21. The gallery is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.
Master of illusion
Astonishing magic, interactive comedy and jaw dropping, state-of-the-art illusions are coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 23 when Canada's master illusionist Murray Hatfield appears in the main theatre at 7: 30 p.m. in An Incredible Evening of Magic. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Music and Dance Festival
The Chilliwack Lions Club presents the 66th annual Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival in February and March. Highly respected adjudicators from around B.C. are in town to evaluate the dancers and musicians. Visit the Chilliwack Cultural Centre and purchase an $8 program for the entire festival and plan your attendance. Most venues run morning, afternoon and evening at a cost of only $4 per session. For more information visit www.chilliwacklionsclubmusicanddancefestival.com.
A prayer shawl knitting group will be meeting at Lynnwood Retirement Residence, 9168 Corbould St., Wednesdays from 1 to 3: 30 p.m. Anyone wishing to knit or learn to knit prayer shawls is invited to join. For more information call Svea Mountenay at 604-795-0380, or Janine McCully at 604-3929479.
Visions of Three
On now at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Gallery is Visions of Three, featuring the paintings and drawings of artist and teacher John Leflock and two of his past students, Robyn MacRae and Pat Duncan. The art includes airbrushing along with other traditional and modern techniques. Show runs until March 2 in the gallery, at 9201 Corbould St. Open Wednesdays through Saturdays, from noon to 5 p.m.
Country acoustic jam sessions every Saturday at the Chilliwack Seniors Recreation Centre located at 9400 College St. from 7 to 11 p.m. All musicians and friends are welcome.