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MUSIC TO INSPIRE
Theda Phoenix performs a two-set evening March 1 at 7: 30 p.m. featuring a sound journey and a set of healing inspirational songs using crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, chimes, rattles, ocean drum, rainstick, harp and intuitive ethereal vocals. Performance is at Victory Church (formerly the old Chilliwack Arts Centre), 45899 Henderson Ave. Tickets are $22 advance ($27 at the door) and available at Amethyst Book & Essence, 8989 Young Rd. or online at www.amethystbookstore.com. Chair seating provided. If you wish to relax on the floor, please bring your own cushions, mats, blankets.
Fraser Valley artist Aaron Moran brings issues of land use, zoning and sustain-ability into his sculptural pieces made from found wood. Moran is an Emily Carr University of Art + Design graduate whose work will be on display at the Chilliwack Museum starting with a March 2 opening from noon to 2 p.m. at which the artist will be present. Exhibition hours at the museum run from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. The show closes on April 11.
Unforgettable is an evening of musical theatre showcasing one of the most beloved performers of all time, Nat King Cole. Actor/singer Don Stewart honours Cole's life through the production, Unforgettable; the Music of Nat King Cole, coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 2 at 7: 30 p.m. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
VIOLIN AND GUITAR
A collaboration of melodies will bring the Rotary Hall Studio Theatre at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre to life with the musical pairing of violin and guitar on March 3 at 2: 30 p.m. The Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society partnered with the Chilliwack Academy of Music welcomes the combined talents of world-renowned musicians Jasper Wood and Daniel Bol-shoy, collectively known as Duo Rendezvous, and their show Café Paris. Tickets are $27 for adults, $24 for seniors and $22 for students. Call the box office at 604-391-SHOW(7469) for more information.
SHAW AND TEMPLE
Kenny Shaw and Brian Temple bring their 1960s tribute extravaganza to Chilliwack baby boomers and everybody who likes golden oldies. They will be at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 on March 8. Shaw, a BCCMA Hall of Fame Inductee and three-time winner of the Entertainer of the Year, has performed internationally including three trips to Afghanistan to entertain our troops. Temple, an original member of CBS's Hudson Brothers band and a studio musician, teams up with Kenny in an unbeatable comedy music show that's all about the time when rock and roll was fun. Tickets are $10 and available at the Legion.
Showtime is 8 p.m. and there are trivia contests and prizes. For more information visit www.kennyandbrian.ca.
The Chilliwack Hospice Society and Prospera Credit Union presentsthe Hometown Hoedown for Hospice on March 9, 6 p.m. to midnight.
The event is a country-themed fundraiser including: southern style BBQ catering; entertainment by Todd Richard & the Dancing Belles; silent and live auction; and dancing. Tickets are $50 and are on sale now at the Chilliwack Hospice Society, 604-795-4660.
As part of the Kids Series, the Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society hosts Pecos Bill, A Tall Tale at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 10 at 2 and 4 p.m. Oregon Shadow Theatre will capture the imagination of your little ones. This is a show sure to delight both young children and adults alike.
Tickets are only $10 for a show you and your children will love. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www. chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Come to a sing-along program of traditional Easter music accompanied by the Chilliwack Songs of Praise Orchestra on March 10, 6: 30 p.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8871 School Rd. Instrumental prelude at 6: 15 p.m. by Alex Maier and Rod Swanson. Special instrumental and vocal presentations. Call 604792-9577 for more details.
March at Branch 280
Branch 280 of the Royal Canadian Legion has special events scheduled this month. Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight with River Chicken, March 1 and 2; Cheek to Cheek, March 8 and 9; Bob Marlow, March 15 and 16; Greg Hampson, March 22 and 23; and Ray Doucet, March 29 and 30. There is also karaoke March 10 from 1 to 5 p.m. New kitchen staff and menu, check it out.
Music and Dance Festival
The 66th annual Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival continues in March. 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.
Call for entries
The Chilliwack Museum Chambers Gallery has issued a 2014 call for entries for solo, partnered or group exhibitions. Please submit five-inch-by-seven-inch photos or a DVD or memory stick (PowerPoint or Word document) in any medium, along with a biography and an artist statement. Twenty to 30 examples required. Pick up an application form at the Chilliwack Museum, at 45820 Spadina Ave., or download the application form found on the Chilliwack Museum website at www.chilliwackmuseum. ca. Deadline is May 31.
A prayer shawl knitting group meets at Lynnwood Retirement Residence, 9168 Cor-bould 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. Bring your own instrument. Members $3 and non-members $5. For further information contact Rod or Marnie 604-792-1168.
CIVL Radio at the University of the Fraser Valley presents open mic at Aftermath Social House at the Abbotsford campus. Join Birds of Canada host Adam Roper on the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. Acts such as spoken word, comedy, music and poetry are welcome to perform on stage. Come check out local talent in the Fraser Valley with your friends.
The Chilliwack Academy of Music is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for financial aid and will be awarding $30,000 in scholarships and bursaries to local students. Scholarships are for academy students registering for lessons next year, graduating high school students beginning a postsecondary music degree program, and for anyone registering for lessons at the academy next year who show financial need. Contact the academy at 604-7920790, email@example.com or visit www. chilliwackmusic.com.
Lines and clay
The next Chilliwack Visual Artists Association (CVAA) exhibition to be held at the the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Gallery begins March 7 and runs until April 20. It is called Drawing the Line Shaping the Clay and features the artwork of local clay artist Ted Driediger and sketch artist Heinz Klassen. Meet the artists at a reception in the gallery on March 9 from 1 to 3 p.m.