Included are community events in Chilliwack, hosted or sponsored by non-profit groups. To include your event, contact reporter Tyler Olsen by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 604-792-9300 or call 604-792-9117.
Chwk Library Book Club The Chilliwack Library Book Club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month (Jan. 23) at 7 p.m. New members are welcome at any time. For more information please contact the Chilliwack Library at 604-792-1941.
Fibromyalgia meetings Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation meets the fourth Wednesday of every month (Jan. 23) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lynnwood Retirement Residence, at 9168 Corbould St. For more information call 1-800-567-8998.
Heart support group meets The Chilliwack Heart Support Group holds its monthly meeting Jan. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Salvation Army Church on Brooks Avenue.
Everyone with heart disease is welcome to attend. Gillian Yardly of the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation will speak about February Heart Month. For more information, call Al Vogt at 604-795-3096 or email email@example.com.
Yarrow book club The Yarrow Library Book Club continues this fall. The club will gather the third Thursday of every month (Jan. 24) from 6: 30 to 7: 45 p.m. to discuss the books they've read. Join Yarrow Library staff for lively discussions of selected titles.
Chosen books will change monthly and copies are provided by the library. New members are welcome to join at any time.
LGBT meeting HOMINUM Fraser Valley Chapter-a support and discussion group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single-meets on the last Friday of every month (Jan. 25) at 7: 30 p.m. For information and location, please call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.
Transforming trauma The Chilliwack Hospice Society hosts a workshop by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky about a practical and holistic approach to self-sustainability called Transforming Trauma: How to do this work and Not Completely Lose Our Minds. The workshop runs Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Cost is $90. Visit www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca or call 604-391-SHOW for tickets. For more information visit http: //traumastewardship.com.
Acoustic jams Country acoustic jam sessions are held every Saturday at the Chilliwack Seniors Recreation Centre, 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 more information contact Rod or Marnie 604-792-1168.
Outdoor club meets The Chilliwack Outdoor Club holds its monthly meeting Jan. 28 at 7: 30 p.m. at Mount Slesse middle school. The public is welcome. A speaker from Ridge Wilderness Adventures will talk about building outdoor shelters.
Club activities range from mountain biking to mountaineering, hiking, snowshoeing and skiing. Upcoming international trips include the High Atlas Mountains of Morrocco. The club features many other multi-day trips, many of which are international. The club also holds a photo contest every year which is supported by prize gifts from local businesses. For more information, call Wells at 604-792-3463 or visit www. chilliwackoutdoorclub.com.
Tea and Dance Wanda's Tea Dance, sponsored by the Seniors Resources Society, takes place the last Monday of each month (Jan. 28) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lions' Hall, at 45580 Spa-dina Ave.. Music by Sweetwater. Refreshments and door prizes. Tickets are $6.
Square dancing The Chilliwack Rythm Reel-ers Square and Round Dance Club has begun new classes at Atchelitz Hall on Lickman Road. The first night includes a spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m., with dancing starting at 7 p.m. Beginners classes last 90 minutes. Dancing on Jan. 28 is free. After that, the cost is $6 per person per night. Those under 19 years of age are half-price. Those interested can drop in on a Monday evening and watch the square dancing. For more information, contact either 604-823-7323 or 604-7947138.
Teens in Canada Chilliwack Community Services, Immigrant Services offers "Teens in Canada," a program for immigrant parents held Tuesdays from Jan. 29 to March 12 from 12: 30 to 2 p.m., at 9214 Mary St. Guest speakers will cover topics such as: school report cards, internet safety, bullying, peer pressure and more. Contact Lynn Gibson at 604-393-3251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children's choir First Avenue Christian Assembly, at 46510 First Ave., hosts the Watoto Children's Choir Jan. 29 at 7 p.m.
Seniors bus trips The Chilliwack & District Senior Resources Society has a full slate of upcoming bus trips including: a trip to see the musical comedy Boeing-Boeing at the Stanley Theatre Jan. 30; a trip to see the Harlem Globetrotters in Abbotsford on Feb. 15; a visit to the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle on Feb. 20; and a trip to Seattle's Great Wall Mall and Ikea on Feb. 25. Bus trips open to members of the Chilliwack Senior Resources Society.
Register early to reserve your place. Call 604-793-9979 for details.
Grief Support fundraiser Chilliwack Grief Support hosts a fundraiser at the Best Western on Feb. 1 featuring a roast beef buffet between 6 and 7: 30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased by Jan. 30. Beverages not included. For details and more information call 604793-7239.
Conquer cancer Team Burritt hosts a dinner fundraiser and silent auction for the Ride to Conquer Cancer Jan. 31 at Rustica's Restaurant, at 9339 Main St. Tickets are $45 per person, with $20 going directly to Ride to Conquer Cancer/ Team Burritt. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 604-858-7239 or emailing team.burritt@shaw. ca. For more information about the team visit. www. conquercancer.ca/goto/ teamburritt2013.
Vision mates needed Volunteer as a vision mate with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and help someone blind or partially sighted in Chilliwack.
Help with reading, going for walks, shopping and social visiting. Spend two hours a week making a positive difference. Flexible schedule. Criminal record check required.
Visit www.cnib.ca/volunteer or call 604-431-2146.
Drivers needed The Canadian Cancer Society Volunteer Driver program in Chilliwack is in need of more volunteer drivers to take patients to and from their treatment. Training and dispatch are provided.
Time commitments are flexible. For more information, contact Christina Chenard at 1-888-222-2240 Ext. 338 or email fvrvolengagement@ bc.cancer.ca.
Chorus sings The Chilliwack Harmony Barbershop Chorus meet with the Langley Chapter every Thursday at 7 p.m. Join and harmonize. For more information call Lloyd at 604-701-8966
Rug hooking Traditional rug hookers meet every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chilliwack Seniors Recreation Centre, at 9400 College St. Instructor available, if desired, with lessons. Come by and see the beautiful work. For more information call Betty Lou at 604-824-4095.
OAPO open to members The Old Age Pensioners Organization (OAPO) Branch 173, at 5725 Tyson Rd., (by Twin Rinks) is inviting residents 50 years and older to come and join their club, which hosts activities, along with monthly potluck suppers and special functions.
Call Ann 604-858-0066 for more information.