Wood at Museum Six local woodturners have a display of a variety of hand-turned wood objects at the Chilliwack Museum. Bowls, plates, vases and free forms made from local and exotic woods are showcased. Included is work from Murray Sluys, Michael Hamilton Clark, George Guerts, Ross Paterson, Brian Murphy and Roger Pitts. The exhibit will remain at the museum until Sept. 13.
Leflock workshop Great Blue Heron Reserve resident artist John Leflock hosts a number of art workshops over the summer. Next up on Aug. 17 is beginner acrylic painting. Cost is $40
per person. Leflock also hosts a family wildlife art workshop on Sept. 14. Cost is $25 per family. Register by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-823-6603.
Frankie Bones Young pianist Frankie Bones performs at Sardis Community Church (45625 South Sumas Rd.) Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. Frankie's piano will be accompanied by violin, vocal and combo selections by Lower Mainland artists. Admission is free but a freewill offering will be taken to defray costs of the event and to raise funds for Frankie's tuition at Walla Walla University.
Back to the Garden On now at the Chilliwack Art Gallery at the Cultural Centre is the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association group exhibition, Back to the Garden, running until Sept. 7. This is a spectacular display of artwork in all media depicting the artists' own interpretation of the theme. With many new members participating, this exhibit promises to be as diverse and exciting as any CVAA members group show, and is destined to appeal to the community from a broad age group and wide variety of interests.
Concerts in the Park The Hope and District Arts Council presents Saturday Concerts in the Park, Aug. 17, To include your event, contact Paul J. Henderson at email@example.com. Put your event on our digital calendar by visiting www.chilliwacktimes.com.
band Maxx Cherry. Time is noon to 2 p.m. at the band shell at Memorial Park in Hope.
Market in the Park Saturday Market in the Park at Main Beach at Cultus Lake (beside Giggle Ridge) runs Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with entertainment at 11 a.m. Vendors are selling all kinds of things: crafts, essential oils, household items, fresh baking and more.
Music and More The Chilliwack Library's Music and More season wraps next week at Salish Park behind the library. The annual Music and More series features weekly children's activities and evening concerts. Aug.
21 at 12:15 features Songs and More. Join Chilliwack Family YMCA staff for singing, dancing and more. Then at 7 p.m. Vedder Crossing plays. These five seasoned musicians have played a wide variety of music in the community for decades. From haunting western love songs to early rock 'n' roll, they're bound to play some familiar tunes and get your toes tapping.
Harrison art expo The Harrison art expo On the Beach is at Harrison Hot Springs on Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Artists are welcome to visit Harrison Hot Springs for a day of plein air painting. Artists can also set up to sell art and/or paint, photograph, network with fellow artists or do whatever they choose. Available painting areas are from the Harrison Hotel entrance, along the beach, to and including Rendall Park (by the boat launch). Set up on grassed areas only, not on walkways pleas. Plan to carpool as parking is limited. No admission fee.
Being Earnest The Chilliwack Players Guild hosts auditions Aug. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. for the fall show The Importance of Being Earnest. Show dates are Oct. 17 to 26 and rehearsals will start Sept. 2. For more info, contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cascadia Wind Ensemble The Cascadia Wind Ensemble under the direction of Shannon Goldsmith will begin rehearsals Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Vedder middle school. The concert band was established in April and will operate out of Chilliwack and Abbotsford. Newcomers to Chilliwack and Abbotsford with instrumental skills on band instruments are encouraged to come to rehearsals or call Jack for information at 604-795-4301. The band will play one of the final musical events at Minter Gardens Sept. 22 from noon to 4 p.m. Dust off your woodwind, brass or percussion instruments and take a musical journey with people of all ages.
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