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A taste of Greendale
A variety of food producers and businesses in Greendale open their doors this weekend to invite passers-by behind the scenes. Explore the farm that supplies the Local Harvest Market; see a bee demo; meet the cows at Smits and Co.w Farm cheese; see Holly McKeen of Greendale pottery demonstrate the power of the wheel. It’s all free as part of the Greendale Country Sampler, on this Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Find more information at www.GreendaleCountrySampler.com.
A long way to Tipperary
As part of the Chilliwack Museum’s exploration of the Great War’s effect on Chilliwack residents, assistant professor Molly Ungar presents a talk on the era’s songs and recruitment posters. Head to the museum at noon; the talk will last until 2 p.m. and admission is free.
Think of the animals!
Fur A Better Life Organization (FABLO) will be raising money to purchase animal respirators for Chilliwack fire halls by hosting a night of music and good food at the Echo Room on Aug. 23. Tickets are $20, available at Oly’s Pet Connection or the Echo Room, and include a meal from the Angry Chef and a beverage. The event is 19+ only.
Party in the Park
The block-and-park party comes to downtown Chilliwack for the last time on Aug. 22 with a cornucopia of local music, arts, and vendors. The final Party in the Park has a superhero theme—a perfect opportunity to don that cape you’ve been saving in your back closet. Live music includes the Curbside Traditional Jazz Band, The Chill-Billies, and Murphy’s Law featuring Damien Brennan.
Rock the River
Are you looking for some live music on the south side of town? Look no further; Tractorgrease Media introduces the first ever Southside concert series by the Vedder River Bridge on Aug. 21 and 28. The free event features local artists such as Gerald Charlie and the Black Owl Blues, Matt Lowen, and Maggpie. This all-ages, family friendly event starts at 6 p.m. and will wrap up by 9 p.m.
Head to the Harrison Hot Springs Resort Hotel to catch the best work of 22 artists from the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association on display from Aug. 27 to 29. Everything from sculpture to photography will be on display for hungry eyes, and some of the artists will be in residence each day. Art is on display in the Cheam Room from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is open to the public at no charge.
A touch of Celtic
St. Thomas church hosts the Sky Family on Aug. 28. If you’re in the mood for some Irish dancing, a touch of fiddle, and a handful of gospel and a whole lot of celtic, then this concert is the place to be. Admission is by donation, at a suggested $10 for adults and $5 for children.
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. To obtain application forms and an overview visit the CVAA website, www.chilliwackvisualartists.ca.