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Winter Landscapes The annual seasonal show assembled by Chilliwack Visual Artists Association members is on at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Gallery from Dec. 6 to Jan. 12, 2013. CVAA members will present a holiday mood-setting exhibit based on a winter season theme that promises to be an exciting collection of artwork in a variety of media. Many items will be for sale and can be picked up by request prior to the Christmas holiday.
Opening reception is Dec. 8 from noon until 2 p.m. The gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday from noon until 5 p.m. and 6: 30 to 7: 30 p.m. on show nights.
Dickens animated Christmas Dickens 14th annual Animated Christmas Village (45945 Alexander Ave.) is now open.
The village is indoors, wheelchair-friendly, and admission is free. Donations will be gratefully accepted towards the purchase of wheelchairs or food to be donated to the Chilliwack Food Bank. For opening times and the dates of Santa's visits please go to www.dickenssweets.com or call 604-793-1981.
Celtic concert The Chilliwack Festival Chorus announces its upcoming Christmas concerts on Dec. 8 and 9: Ancient Verses-Sacred Glow: A Celebration of the Coming of the Light evokes the chill mists of winter in haunting Celtic melodies, and the warmth of community expressed in songs of wassail and good cheer.
The concert program runs the complete spectrum to get everyone in the Christmas mood, and includes ancient plainchant, medieval choral settings, First Nations melodies and hearty drinking songs. The concerts are Dec.
8 at 7: 30 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 2: 30 p.m. at Carman United Church at Vedder and Webb. Admission is $20, $17 for seniors and $8 for students 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased through the Centre box office: 604-391-SHOW or www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca or at the door.
Singing and snacks Chilliwack United Church holds its annual fancy tea, Christmas cake and cookie sale Dec. 8 at 1 p.m.. Tea, coffee, sandwiches and baked goodies will be available as well as Christmas cakes and cookies sold by weight. The United Church is located at 45835 Spadina Ave. across from PriceSmart Foods.
December at Branch 4 Branch 4 of the Royal Canadian Legion has special events scheduled this month: Dec.
9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Branch brunch; Dec. 14 turkey dinner; Dec. 15, 2 to 4 p.m. bake sale; Dec. 16, 2: 30 to 5: 30 p.m. karaoke with Gloria; Dec. 28 ladies auxiliary cake walk during the fun and games; New Year's celebration, tickets are $25 on sale at the bar.
Carli and Julie Victoria's Carli and Julie Kennedy bring traditional Christmas favourites along with other music to Bozzini's Dec.
12 at 7: 30 p.m. The BCCMA Award-nominated duo perform as part of their West Coast Christmas Tour. Tickets are $20 at the door. Call 604792-0744 for reservations.
Good King Wenceslas Chilliwack Adventist Christian School will be putting on their annual Christmas Program Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. The program this year is about Good King Wenceslas, the king who knew the joy of giving. Admission is free, though a free-will offering will be taken at the end of the program. Refreshments will be served after the program.
For more information please call 604-792-8344.
Christmas concert The Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra's (CMO) annual Christmas concert at Ever-green Hall is Dec. 14 at 7: 30 p.m. The CMO will be joined by vocalist Crystal Hicks for a special narration of the 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Tickets for sale only at the door: adults $15, students $1, and under six are free. Please bring a donation for the Salvation Army Kettle Drive.
Call for artists The Chilliwack Cultural Centre the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association are collaborating on a project that will provide an opportunity for local artists who work on a large scale (minimum four-feet by six-feet) to display their artwork in the lobby of the Cultural Centre. The display will rotate twice a year in January and July. Deadline for both January and July 2013 is Dec. 15.
All media is acceptable but must be able to be displayed in a hanging mode either on a wall, in front of a window or from the ceiling. Free-standing pieces will not be considered. All submissions will be juried and if accepted then the artist will be expected to sign a contract. A work in progress will require a detailed description, progress sketches and an idea of the overall size and include the anticipated date for completion. For more information and a copy of the submission form, go to www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca or www. chilliwackvisualartists.ca.
CSO and Christmas On Dec. 15 at 7: 30 p.m., the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus present an evening of music in celebration of the Christmas tradition for the whole family at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Excerpts from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite are to be performed and will feature dancers from Dance in Motion. The evening's lineup includes choral and orchestral Christmas selections and a carol sing-along for the audience. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $15 for students. Purchase by phone at 604-391-SHOW (7469), on-line at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca or in person at the box office, 9201 Corbould St.
Winter Harp Treat yourself to a Christmas masterpiece with the extraordinary musicians of Winter Harp as they display a collection of music ranging from familiar Christmas carols to Celtic and medieval melodies. Enchanting melodies emerge from a collection of rare medieval instruments that accompany the angelic harps. Presented by the Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society, this world-class ensemble captures the magic of the Christmas Season Dec.19 at 7: 30 p.m. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www. chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Lace Club meets The Chilliwack Lace Club meets every month on the second and fourth Thursdays (next meeting Dec. 13) from noon to 3 p.m. in the Slesse Room of Evergreen Hall.
Bring your lunch. Anyone interested in any aspect of lace is welcome. Lessons in bobbin lace are available. For more information call Hylda Law at 604-858-4953 or Jenny Althoff at 604-823-4705.
Photography club The Chilliwack Photography Club meets the first and third Wednesday (next meeting Dec. 19) of each month at the Chilliwack Museum at 45820 Spadina Ave. All levels of photography welcomed.
Meetings start at 7 p.m.
Quilters meet Chilliwack PieceMakers Quilting Guild meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month (next meeting Dec.
19) at Cooke's Presbyterian Church 45825 Wellington Ave. For more information call Lyn 604-858-6070.