Included are community events in Chilliwack, hosted or sponsored by non-profit groups. To include your event, contact reporter Tyler Olsen by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 604-792-9300 or call 604-792-9117.
Seniors art class
The Chilliwack Senior Resource Society is looking to start a Beginner's Watercolour class on Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information, call the office at 604793-9979 or visit the Senior Resource Office at Evergreen Hall, at 9291 Corbould St.
Chilliwack Community Services and the Yarrow Library hosts free conversation circles every Thursday until April 25 from 6: 30 to 8 p.m. at the Yarrow Library for adults trying to improve their spoken English. Contact the library at 604-823-4664 for more information.
Literacy tutors wanted
The Chilliwack Learning Community Society is looking for volunteer literacy tutors. Register by Feb. 12. Training starts Feb. 21. Call Marci at 604-701-9794 or email email@example.com.
Mad Science returns to the Yarrow Library Feb. 5 from 10: 30 to 11: 30 a.m. to wow the audience with their Up, Up and Away show. Learn about the principles of air pressure through the creation and flight of a hot air balloon, giant smoke rings from the vortex generator, levitating balls, a real hovercraft and movie special effects. Registration required.
Car clubbers wanted
The Chilliwack Chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada meets the first Tuesday of each month (Feb. 5) at 7: 30 p.m. at the Atchelitz Threshermen's building on Luckakuck Way. Newcomers welcome. For details call Barb or Ross at 604-824-1807.
Ukulele club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month (Feb. 6) from 7 to 9 p.m. at Decades. All levels welcome for an enjoyable evening of singing and playing.
Friends of the Chwk Library
The Friends of the Chilliwack Library meet the first Wednesday of every month (Feb. 6) from 2 to 3 p.m. New friends are always welcome.
White Cane open house
The Canadian Council of the Blind Chilliwack White Cane Chapter, which offers friendship, social activities and peer support for the blind and visually impaired, hosts an open house on Feb. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Evergreen Hall, at 9291 Corbould St. The CNIB, adaptive equipment vendors, resource information, refreshments and friendship will all be available.
The Fraser Valley Woodworkers Guild meets at Robert Bateman secondary school's wood shop, 35045 Exbury Ave., Abbotsford, from 6: 30 to 9 p.m. on the first Wednesday (Feb. 6) of each month. The group shares projects, information and enthusiasm and learns from specialists. All are welcome. For more information visit www.fvwwg.ca.
Prostate cancer awareness
PCCN Chilliwack, a prostate cancer information and awareness group, holds its monthly meeting Feb. 7 at 7: 30 p.m. at the Mt. Cheam Lion's Hall, at 45580 Spa-dina Ave. Motivational and inspirational speaker Glenda Standeven, who survived bone cancer and whose husband recently experienced prostate cancer, will speak about a woman's perspective of the prostate cancer journey. There will also be an opportunity to discuss prostate issues. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Dale at 604-824-5506.
Sea Cadets review
The cadets of 349 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Chilliwack holds its semi-annual ceremonial review Feb. 7 from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. at 45707 Princess Ave. Ceremonial Review. Galen Soon, the vice-principal of A.D. Rundle middle school and a former Cadet himself, will be the reviewing officer. Cadets will demonstrate rope work, matching drill, marksmanship, band displays and more. The public is welcome to attend. For more information about the Sea Cadet Program, call 604-792-1123, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.chilliwackseacadets.com.
Regiment members meet
The PPCLI Association invites former members of the regiment and veterans who have been attached to the regiment to its monthly luncheon on the first Thursday (Feb. 7) of each month at 11: 30 a.m., at the Vedder Legion Branch 280, 5661 Ved-der Rd. Spouses are welcome.
Weavers Guild meets
The Chilliwack Spinners and Weavers Guild meets in the fibre arts room at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre every Thursday between 10 a.m. and noon. The guild also meets the first Thursday of every month (Feb. 7) at 1: 30 p.m. for its day meeting and the third Thursday of every month at 6: 30 p.m. for its general meeting. Contact Betty Sheppard at 604-794-7805.
Chilliwack Library's ever-popular Friends of the Library Puzzle sale takes place Feb. 8 and 9. Bring in your used puzzles in January to enjoy a 50 per cent discount at the sale.
The Chilliwack German Canadian Club, at 45910 Alexander Ave., hosts its yearly Valentine Dance Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) Tickets are available for $14 at Vallee Sausage on Alexander Avenue.
Call Gerhard for table reservations at 604-858-3021. Music by The Rheinlaender. Call Hans at 604-857-5000.