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Heron Reserve art
The Chilliwack Visual Artists Association hosts its first exhibit at the Great Blue Heron Reserve since 2007. The exhibition runs until Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 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 is nature and includes representations of flora and fauna, such as plants, animals, insects and everything and anything pertaining to the reserve.
The Chilliwack Players Guild presents The Importance of Being Earnest directed by Clint Hames, Oct. 17 to 26 with a matinee Oct. 20. Visit www.playersguild.ca for more information. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Christmas card contest
The deadline is approaching for the City of Chilliwack's Christmas Card Contest. Submissions for the annual contest will be accepted until Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m. The winner receives $250 and his or her artwork will be on the official 2013 City of Chilliwack Christmas Card. Entrants must be Chilliwack residents. Entries must express the holiday season in Chilliwack and the image must be no larger than six inches by eight inches. An application form must accompany each submission and is available at city hall reception or on the city's website.
The Chilliwack Quilters' Guild hosts "Our Quilted Treasures," a show of members quilts, on Oct. 18, 5 to 8:30 p.m. and Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chilliwack Alliance Church on Young Road. There will be a tea room, quilt raffle, prize baskets, presentation of charity quilts and a merchants' mall. Admission $5.
October at Branch 4
Branch 4 of the Royal Canadian Legion has special events scheduled this month: Oct. 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. branch brunch, children welcome; Oct. 25, start of poppy campaign; Oct. 25, ladies auxiliary cake walk; Oct. 25, come celebrate Oktoberfest dinner and music with Desmond; Oct. 26, 1 p.m. ladies auxiliary bake sale.
Fall film series
The Chilliwack Community Arts Council presents the Chilliwack International Film Series with four more films in October and November: Oct. 16, Frances Ha, (U.S.); Oct. 23, Unfinished Song, (UK); Oct. 30, The Hunt (Denmark); and Nov. 6, Intouchables, (France). Films are Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas. Tickets are $6 per person at the door, or save money with a series pass: $30 for all six films. Tickets available at The Art Room, 20-5725 Vedder Rd., or The Bookman, 45939 Wellington Ave. For more info call 604-769-ARTS (2787).
Valdy in Harrison
Canadian pop and folk music icon Valdy performs at the Harrison Memorial Hall Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased by phone at 604-796-3664, online at www.harrisonfestival.com or in person at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison, or Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart.
Parade talent show
The Rotary Clubs of Chilliwack and the City of Chilliwack are bringing back the Christmas Parade on Dec. 7, and they are looking for preparade entertainment. Buskers, singers, dancers, jugglers, magicians and musicians are sought. Auditions will be held at Vineyard Community Centre, 45892 WellingtonAve., Oct. 18 starting at 7 p.m. and running until everyone performs. The audience will decide who stays. Performers must be local. Applications can be picked up at the Sutton Downtown Business Centre, 9240 Young Rd., by email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.chilliwackchristmasparade.com.
Tickets are on sale now for the 10th annual Friends of the Library Quiz Night, Oct. 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Chilliwack Library. Come for a fun evening of laughter, groans and a chance to win the famous Smarty Pants Award. Win door prizes or buy tickets for the gift basket raffle. Bring your group of eight or come alone and join others to form a team. Tickets for this popular event are $13 per person, include a snack and are available now at the customer service desk at the Chilliwack Library.
Fall Comedy Night
Sto:lo Nation hosts a comedy fundraiser night Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. featuring comedian Claude Stewart at the Squiala Community Centre. Proceeds go to the Sto:lo Christmas Hamper Fund. Tickets are $25 each and include appetizers and a door prize ticket. For tickets call Francine Douglas at 604-824-3211, 604-798-8143, or email email@example.com.
Children's Halloween Party
A Halloween party is coming to the Squiala Community Centre featuring comedian Claude Stewart in a show for the kids on Oct. 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 and kids have access to free cotton candy, popcorn, pizza, Jell-O poppers, face painting, karaoke fun, costume contest and great door prizes. For tickets call Danya Douglas at 604-824 3276 or danya. firstname.lastname@example.org, or Francine at 604-824-3211, 604-798-8143 or francine. email@example.com.
Photographer Pat Tessier and artist Debbie Weismiller present Earthscapes, a show at the Chilliwack Art Gallery at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, to Oct. 26. Teseier's work is a photographic expose of floral studies and natural abstracts. Weismiller's is an abstract fusion of Earth and space.
Frankenstein in dance
Ballet Victoria returns to Chilliwack with a unique dance thriller, perfectly timed for Halloween: Frankenstein. Still in the spirit of this eerie time of year, the Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society presents a production from Ballet Victoria on Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469), visit or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
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