The Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve Society hosts its annual New Year's Day Walk Jan. 1. Visit the reserve and take a leisurely stroll around the site as we watch for winter wildlife. After the walk gather in the Great Room for a cup of hot chocolate, tea or coffee and a cookie. Rain or shine or snow, stretch your legs and come for a friendly get-together
CAR CLUBBERS WANTED
The Chilliwack Chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada meets the first Tuesday of each month (Jan. 1) 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 (Jan. 2) 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 (Jan. 2) from 2 to 3 p.m. New friends are always welcome.
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 (Jan. 2) of each month.
The group shares projects, information and enthusiasm and learns from specialists.
All are welcome. Visit www. fvwwg.ca.
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 (Jan. 3) of each month at 11: 30 a.m., at the Vedder Legion Branch 280, 5661 Vedder 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 (Jan. 3) 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. Visitors welcome. For more information contact Betty Sheppard at 604-794-7805.
SCOUTS BOTTLE DRIVES
First Fairfield Scouts are holding a bottle drive Jan. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bottles and cans can be dropped off at the Lions Hall on Hope River Road or call 604-798-0305.
The Sixth Chilliwack Scout troop holds a bottle drive Jan. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the corner of Princess Avenue and Young Road to raise money to attend the Canadian Jamboree of scouts in Sylvan Lake, Alta., in July. Bring bottles or, if necessary, call 604-819-0871 or 604316-6638 to arrange pickup.
The Optimist Club of Chilliwack hosts its monthly breakfast on the first Saturday of every month (Jan. 5) at 11 a.m. at Dakota's restaurant. Its business meeting takes place every third Thursday at 7 p.m. at Mount Cheam Riders Hall. Call Sam at 604-703-0095.
Chilliwack Library's ever-popular Friends of the Library Puzzle sale will take place Feb. 8 and 9. Bring in your used puzzles in January to enjoy a 50 per cent discount at the sale.
The Trans-Parent Group (Parents of Special Needs Youth in transition from high school to post-secondary life) meets the first Monday of each month (Jan. 7) at 7 p.m. At the next meeting a legal representative will discuss wills and trusts at the Sutton Group Realty office at 9240 Young Rd. Enter by the rear of the building. For more information call Lisa at 604-794-3831 or Christine at 604-858-5393.
4-H REGISTRATION AND INFO
The Chilliwack 4-H Dog Club holds its annual information and registration night Jan. 7, at the Clover Room in the Landing Sports Centre. 4-H is open to anyone aged nine to 21. Visit and find out more about the 4-H program in our community, and in particular the Dog Club.
Learn how to borrow free eBooks from the library through FVRL Overdrive and BC Library to Go at a workshop at the Chilliwack Library Jan. 7 from 6: 30 to 8: 30 p.m. This workshop is designed for those using eReaders with home computers.
The Chilliwack Camera Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month (Jan. 9). The location has moved to the Slesse Room at Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St. All levels of photographers are welcome. For more information visit www. chilliwackcameraclub.com.
LACE CLUB MEETS
The Chilliwack Lace Club meets every month on the second and fourth Thursdays (Jan. 10) from noon to 3 p.m. in the Slesse Room of Evergreen Hall. Bring your lunch. Anyone interested in lace is welcome. Lessons in bobbin lace are available.
For more information call Hylda Law at 604-858-4953 or Jenny Althoff at 604-8234705.
ANIMAL LOVERS NEEDED
The Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven Society needs volunteers. The society desperately requires help with cat care, particularly for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. Anyone wanting to volunteer, or adopt a cat, should contact Gayle Brunt at 604794-7233.
TAKE OFF POUNDS
Fairfield Island TOPS (Taking Pounds Off Sensibly) invites new members to join them on Thursday evenings and learn to lose weight together in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Weigh-in: 6: 15 to 7 p.m. Meeting starts at 7: 15 p.m. at 10135 Williams St. North. For more information contact Jacquie at 604-824-9705. Another TOPS group meets every Tuesday.
For more details call Lynda at 604-856-8014.
The Chilliwack Common Threads knitting circle welcomes new and experienced knitters to join them Tuesday nights at Decades Coffee Club from 7 to 9 p.m. Share your skills and passion, knit along with charity plans, or just come to share the good company. For more information, check out the group on Ravelry. com or email loriangela@ telus.net.
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.