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Trooper at the Fair
Iconic Canadian band Trooper with special guest Me and Mae perform Aug. 8 at Chilliwack Heritage Park during the Chilliwack Fair. Tickets are free with Fair admission.
Chilliwack’s Great War
Aug. 4 was the 100th anniversary of Canada entering the First World War as part of the British Empire. To recognize this date, the Chilliwack Museum’s new show is entitled Chiliwack’s Great War: at Home and Overseas. The display recalls the events of the time, and honours the memory of those from Chilliwack whose lives were impacted and changed forever by the war. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and students, and free for kids 12 and under.
Nigel Mack at Bozzini’s
Looking for dinner and a show? Head to Bozzini’s on Aug. 8 to catch living blues legend Nigel Mack perform. Swapping between slide guitar and harmonica, the Chicago artist is sure to put a smooth twist on some classic riffs. Tickets are $14, doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9:30.
Horses through time
Next up at the Chilliwack Museum from Aug. 9 to Sept. 26 is photographer and writer Margaret Evans, who explores the 50 million year evolution of horses in North America with an exhibit entitled Horses from the Mists of Time. Open house is Aug. 9 from noon to 2 p.m. during which admission is free.
August at the Legion
Branch #4 of the Royal Canadian Legion has a host of events lined up for August. Make a point of attending the Louise McMullan Memorial Dart Tournament on Aug. 9 at 9 a.m. or the annual branch picnic on Aug. 17 for a potluck spread and karaoke. Last but not least, the Ladies Auxiliary cake walk is scheduled for Aug. 29 at 3 p.m. For more information leave a message with the branch at 604-792-2337.
Music and More
Bring your chair, blanket, and picnic to this year’s Music and More, happening Wednesday evenings throughout 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. The Chilliwack Library hosts the next week of activities and concerts on Aug. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. For a complete list of events visit chilliwackartscouncil.com/events/music-more.
Art on the Farm
The 10th annual Art on the Farm is Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come out to the pastoral Columbia Valley for crafts, art, music, animals, food and more. Visit www.artonthefarm.ca for details.
Cinema under the stars
The Prospera Credit Union Cinema Under the Stars is back this year Aug. 21 in Chilliwack at Watson Glen Park with Frozen. All movies start at dusk and are free, but donations will be accepted in support of Success by 6.
Call for entry
The Chilliwack Visual Artists Association is issuing an invitation to visual artists, either singly, with one or two others, or with an art group, to submit entries to the juried exhibitions to be held in the years 2015-2016. This call for entry is a chance to put work before the public, in the beautiful gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould St. To obtain application forms and an overview of the competition, please go to the CVAA website, www.chilliwackvisualartists.ca or pick up a copy from the gallery desk during open hours from Wednesday to Saturday, noon until 5 p.m. The deadline to submit work is Aug. 30.
Lord of the Flies
Gallery 7 in Abbotsford will hold open auditions for their upcoming production of Lord of the Flies on Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m. The play focuses on the delicate nature of civilization; a group of school boys try to construct some semblance of civilized society after crash-landing on a desert island. The auditions are open to male performers age 12 to 40, and take place in the rehearsal hall on Huntington Station in Abbotsford. Visit www.gallery7theatre.com for more information.
Heads up, beer lovers—craft beer comes back to Chilliwack in a big way at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s second annual Fraser Valley Culture & Craft Beer Festival on Sept. 20. Tickets are $40 and are available now at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, by calling 604-391-7469 or at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca. This is a 19-plus event.
If you have a sports team, youth/senior group or other charitable organization looking for ways to raise funds, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch Branch 4 can help. Simply pick a Friday night and the group provides the meal and collects the proceeds. Typically meals average $5 to $8 a plate with about 20 to 40 meals served. If you’re interested in trying your culinary talents or want further information contact the Branch at 604-792-2337.