The Chilliwack Players Guild is hosting its 60th anniversary with a barbecue/dance for past and present members on Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you were once a member of the Players Guild, check it out.
August at Branch 280
Branch 280 of the Royal Canadian Legion has special events scheduled this month. Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight with Greg Hampson, Aug. 30 and 31. New kitchen staff and menu, check it out.
Harrison Craft Market
Harrison Hot Springs is the place to be this Labour Day weekend, with art, music and even a few Sasquatch tales. The Harrison Festival Society's Harrison Craft Market will again take place at the Memorial Hall on Aug. 31, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sept. 1, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Last year's highly successful Bands on the Beach event returns. Also returning are Bill and Tom, the Sasquatch researchers, who will be back to answer your questions.
U.S. rapper Tech N9ne returns to Chilliwack Aug. 31 as part of his Something Else Canadian Tour 2013. The tour is named after Tech N9ne's Something Else album, released July 30 by Strange Music. Tech N9ne plays Evergreen Hall. To get tickets visit www.strangemusicinc.net.
Heron Reserve art
The Chilliwack Visual Artists Association is pleased to announce its first exhibit at the Great Blue Heron Reserve since 2007. The exhibition will run from Sept. 5 to Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and the a meet-the-artists reception will be held on Sept. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. The exhibit is called At the Water's Edge and will feature approximately 30 pieces of art work in a variety of media, styles and techniques. The theme will be "Nature" and includes representations of flora and fauna, such as plants, animals, insects and everything and anything pertaining to the reserve.
Ulrich at Minter
Enjoy a fabulous buffet dinner at Minter Gardens followed by an intimate concert with legendary Canadian singer Shari Ulrich on Sept. 6. Support conservation and education at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve by attending this special fundraiser. Tickets are available online at chilliwackblueheron.com or through the office at 604-823-6603, email@example.com.
Chilliwack Senior Recreation Centre Jammers presents an evening of classic country at Chilliwack Central Community Park Sept. 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. Rod and Marnie Kidder have hosted the jam session for the past five years every Saturday evening. They have seen an increase over the years of local talent in all levels of ability from beginners to seasoned musicians. Contact Rod or Marnie for any further information 604-792-1168.
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.
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 by Murray Sluys, Michael Hamilton Clark, George Guerts, Ross Paterson, Brian Murphy and Roger Pitts. The exhibit will remain at the museum until Sept. 13.
Great Blue Heron Reserve resident artist John Leflock hosts a number of art workshops over the summer. Next up on Sept. 14 is a family wildlife art workshop, $25 per family. Register by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-823-6603.
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.
Hometown Swing Hometown
Swing is Chilliwack's first swing dance group that organizers are trying to start up. The first dance is on Sept. 13 from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Evergreen Hall. There is a free group lesson that begins at 7:45 p.m. that evening, before the main dance. Admission fee is $10 for everyone (regardless of whether you take the lesson or not, as it's all volunteer and no one is being paid). All proceeds, once costs are covered, go towards the MS Society. Organizers hope to have a silent auction as well with proceeds to go towards the MS Society. Visit Hometown Swing on Facebook and attendees can RSVP to Jordan Peters at email@example.com, subject line: "Hometown Swing RSVP."
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