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Fun-filled summer art programs
This summer the Chilliwack Community Arts Council has three talented instructors, with diverse areas of expertise, to teach a variety of fun-filled art programs throughout July and August. Hailey Shand teaches Crafty Chefs and Kids Cooking Club programs, Chelsea Lewicki will lead the Kreative Kids art program for ages seven to 12, and Hannah Clark takes on the Crayon Crew program for ages three to six. Classes run throughout the summer, beginning in July, and pre-registration is required. For more details please visit www.chilliwackartscouncil.com, call 604-769-ARTS (2787), or stop by The Art Room located at 20–5725 Vedder Rd.
On the Spectrum
The next show at the Chambers Gallery at the Chilliwack Museum running June 21 to July 31 is Spectrum by Jutta and Michael Schulz. Prints on metal represent a new art medium, which is done by infusing dyes onto specially coated aluminum sheets. The photographers capture a stunning luminescence of vibrant colour in nature’s abstraction. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors. Free opening reception on June 21 from noon to 2 p.m.
The largest and most comprehensive Chilliwack Visual Artists Association exhibit of the year, featuring the artwork from active members, is entitled Movement and is on now until July 26 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s Art Gallery. The show includes a variety of media in unique styles.
Rotary garden tour
The annual Rotary Club of Chilliwack’s Garden and Lifestyle Tour is June 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The popular event has eight participating gardens this year and tickets are $20. For more information and where to purchase tickets visit www.chilliwackrotarygardentour.ca.
June at Branch 280
Branch 280 of the Royal Canadian Legion has special events scheduled this month. Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight with Cheek to Cheek, June 20 and 21; Sweetwater, June 27 and 28. Karaoke runs 2 to 6 p.m. on June 28, and the July 1.
June at Branch 4
Branch 4 of the Royal Canadian Legion has special events scheduled this month. On June 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. enjoy the music of Steve Lau, the Hong Kong Cowboy. The Ladies Auxiliary cake walk will be held June 27. Branch general meeting is June 28 at 1:30 p.m. after which there is music by Borderline from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday branch brunch is June 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For further information contact Greg Swift at 604-798-7314 or leave a message at the branch at 604-792-2337.
Music and More
Bring your chair, blanket, and picnic at this year’s Music and More, happening Wednesday evenings throughout July and August. New this year is an alternating schedule between both the Chilliwack and Sardis Libraries, as each site takes a turn hosting the free activities and concerts. Kicking off the event at the Chilliwack Library (Salish Park) will be the much loved Pet Parade on July 2 from 10 to 11 a.m. That same evening beginning at 5 p.m. will feature the Teddy Bear Picnic hosted by the Chilliwack Family YMCA, followed by a presentation from the Drum Circle at 6 p.m., and a performance from Secondary Characters at 7 p.m. The Sardis Library will then be hosting the following week’s activities and concerts on July 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. For a complete list of events visit chilliwackartscouncil.com/events/music-more.
The 2014 Harrison Festival of the Arts runs July 12 to 20 with events, as usual, on the stage at the Harrison Memorial Hall, on the beach stage, with the art market on the beach and art exhibit indoors. For a full look at the lineup for 2014, visit www.harrisonfestival.com.
African Children’s Choir
The African Children’s Choir returns to British Columbia, and is in Chilliwack on July 13. Show is at the Chilliwack Alliance Church (9700 Young Rd.), July 13 at 6:30 p.m. Call 604-792-0051 for more information. Visit www.africanchildrenschoir.com.
Jimmy’s Pub has announced open mic every Sunday hosted by Agassiz’s own Andrew Christopher. The shows start at 3 p.m. and the pub is looking for singer-songwriters who want to showcase their talents. This is not a jam session. Jimmy’s Pub will allow acts to play all afternoon into the evening.