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Found 38 Events for October 2016 ...
Reading BuddiesSep 7, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016
Location: Chilliwack, Sardis & Yarrow Libraries
Contact:
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

Reading Buddies is a program that pairs high school students and adult volunteers with kids in Grades 1 to 4 who need extra help. Sign up begins in September, and we will continue matching up buddies until spring 2017. To learn more, visit the Chilliwack, Sardis or Yarrow Library.

Erma VietoriszSep 23, 2016 - Nov 11, 2016
Location: Chilliwack Alliance Church
Contact: Erma vietorisz 604-490-7034
E-Mail: kariama @shaw.ca
Description:

The Marriage Course which offers tools to any married couple, whether they have a strong marriage or are struggling, in order to help build a strong, healthy and lasting relationship that lasts a lifetime. Begins on Fri., Sept. 23 at 6:30 and meets once per week for 7 weeks. The evening begins with dinner, a video presentation on one of the following topics: Building Strong Foundations - The Art of Communication - Resolving Conflict - The Power of Forgiveness - Impact of Family: Past & Present - Good Sex - Love in Action; followed by workbook exercises prompting private couple discussions. No group discussions. Cost: $30.00/couple for all 7 weeks. Registration will be limited. Please pre-register by calling Erma Vietorisz at 604-490-7034.

Canadian Fitness ConnectionsSep 30, 2016 - Dec 23, 2016
Location: Chilliwack Family YMCA
Contact: Bill Weismiller 604-316-3576
E-Mail: bill.weismiller@gv.ymca.ca
Website: http://YMCA
Description:

Free for permanent residents, this 12 week program teaches how to stay fit and healthy. while meeting new friends and practicing English. Program is Fridays, 12:30-3:30.

Canadian Fitness ConnectionsSep 30, 2016 - Dec 23, 2016
Location: Chilliwack Family YMCA
Contact: Bill Weismiller 604-316-3576
E-Mail: bill.weismiller@gv.ymca.ca
Description:

This 12 week program runs Fridays from 12:30-3:30. It is about staying fit and healthy, and is free for permanent residents.

National Seniors DayOct 1, 2016 - Oct 1, 2016
Location: Evergreen Hall - 9291 Corbould Street, Chilliwack
Contact: Coletta Holmes 604-793-9979
E-Mail: c.holmes@cdsrs.ca
Website: http://www.cdsrs.ca
Description:

National Seniors Day is a Government of Canada initiative to "pay tribute to the seniors who have helped build our country and continue to make valuable contributions to Canadian communities, workplaces and society". The event takes place across the country on October 1st of each year. For the 2016 observation, Chilliwack & District Seniors Resources Society has planned an event at the City of Chilliwack's Evergreen Hall from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. This event is an opportunity for community organizations and businesses to provide information about the products and services they offer to support seniors. There will be a dedicated exhibitor space in the main hall, workshops hosted in meeting rooms as well as on site entertainment and refreshments.

Brush Script with Amanda ArneillOct 1, 2016 - Oct 1, 2016
Location: #20-5725 Vedder Rd
Contact: Aymee Leake 604-769-2787
E-Mail: office@chilliwackartscouncil.com
Website: http:// https://chilliwackartscouncil.com/event-registration/?ee=1092
Description:

In this 3 hour brush script workshop, you will learn the print and script letterforms to take anything from mediocre to show stopping! With a complete course handout, small group instruction and all of Amanda`s tips and tricks, there is no better time to learn to letter. Amanda's work can be found on Silhouette America, pen packaging for Tombow USA, and cake toppers with Alexis Mattox Designs and all over Instagram. She is currently creating designs for Hobby Lobby and a book to be released in November 2016. With over 1000 ecstatic students now filling the world with her lettering, Amanda Arneill specializes in teaching others this beautiful art form. This $85 workshop includes all materials and your very own Tombow Fudenosuke Pen. You can register online at https://chilliwackartscouncil.com/event-registration/?ee=1092, over the phone by calling 604-769-2787 or in person at the Chilliwack Community Arts Council. Spaces are limited, pre-registration is required. To learn more about Amanda visit her website at amandaarneill.com Date: October 1, 2016 Time: 10am-1pm Ages: Adults Cost: $85 *This is a special instructor invitational workshop and membership discounts DO NOT apply for this class.

Chilliwack Breastfeeding ChallengeOct 1, 2016
Location: Neighbourhood Learning Centre, 46361 Yale Rd.Chilliwack
Contact: Avril Field
E-Mail: chwk.bf.challenge@gmail.com
Website: http://https://www.facebook.com/chilliwackbreastfeedingchallenge
Description:

Every year, on the first Saturday of October at 11:00 am, mothers and children unite at different sites around the world to compete in the annual Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge to set a record for the most children breastfeeding at one time. The Challenge strives to increase public awareness of the normality of breastfeeding, the benefits to mother, child and community and the ways in which women need support to achieve the recommended duration for breastfeeding.

Chilliwack Wildlife CelebrationOct 1, 2016 - Oct 1, 2016
Location: The Local Harvest Market (7697 Lickman Road)
Contact: Tamsin Baker 604 625 0066
E-Mail: outreach@fraservalleyconservancy.ca
Website: http://www.fraservalleyconservancy.ca
Description:

Join the Fraser Valley Conservancy for a family-friendly event. There will be fun displays, games and food. Come celebrate the fascinating and rare critters that call Chilliwack home. Learn to enhance your backyard for wildlife. Meet our special guest: Stomper the Barn Owl!

Homeschool Arts ClassesOct 3, 2016 - Oct 7, 2016
Location: Chilliwack Cultural Centre - 9201 Corbould St
Contact: Centre Box Office 604-391-SHOW(7469)
E-Mail: trischa@chilliwackculturalcentre.ca
Description:

The Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society will be offering a series of arts-based classes for homeschooled students ages 6-10. The first class starts on October 3 and will run Monday-Friday, 9:30am-11:00am. For more information, call the Centre Box Office at 604-391-SHOW(7469)

Retirement with Canada’s Public Pension PlansOct 4, 2016 - Oct 4, 2016
Location: 45860 First Avenue
Contact: Chilliwack Library 604-792-1941
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

2 pm – 3:30 pm Did you know that almost ½ of Canadians don’t know how much of their working income will be replaced by CPP/OAS? Are you one of those seniors or pre-retirees with questions about your entitlement to Canada’s pension plans? This session, presented by Service Canada, will help you make informed decisions about your eligibility and benefits. Topics covered will include CPP Survivor and Disability benefits, benefits for the children of a deceased or disabled contributor, Credit Splitting, Pension Sharing, the Child Rearing Provision, Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement. Registration is required for this free program. Please call (604-792-1941) or visit the Chilliwack Library to let us know you are coming.

“Why I Love my Library” Contest LaunchOct 5, 2016 - Oct 5, 2016
Location: 45860 First Avenue
Contact: Chilliwack Library 604-792-1941
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

3 pm – 4 pm The Mayor and the Friends of the Chilliwack Libraries Society will be here to join us for cake and the launch of our “Why I Love my Library” contest.

Downsizing Your HomeOct 6, 2016 - Oct 6, 2016
Location: 5819 Tyson Road
Contact: Sardis Library 604-858-5503
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

12 pm - 1 pm Learn effective downsizing strategies with the experts from Upstage, providers of Senior Transition Management Services. Plan, prepare and execute your next move, or a loved one’s transition to their next stage in life.

80’s Movie Night for TEENSOct 6, 2016 - Oct 6, 2016
Location: 45860 First Avenue
Contact: Chilliwack Library 604-792-1941
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

6 pm – 8 pm Like gag me with a spoon! Let’s have a totally tubular time rockin’ our mullets and scrunchies for 80’s movie night! Like you’ll be stoked to the max with Beetlejuice as the rad movie choice! Don’t be spazzing, just come in your gnarliest duds and get ready to party hardy! And don’t have a cow! Like popcorn and pizza will be provided. Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

Turkey Loonie SkateOct 10, 2016
Location: Twin Rinks
Contact: Recreation & Culture 604.793.2904
E-Mail: communitycoordinator@chilliwack.com
Website: http://www.chilliwack.com/twinrinks
Description:

If you've already had your turkey dinner, come skate it off between 3pm - 5pm. Or, work up an appetite if dinner is still to come!

Paws 4 StoriesOct 12, 2016 - Dec 14, 2016
Location: 4670 Community Street
Contact: Yarrow Library 604-823-4664
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

Wednesdays, Oct 12 – Dec 14, 2:30 pm – 4 pm When a child reads with a dog, they start to relax and forget about feeling nervous about reading. This is a free program for ages 6+ who want to improve their reading. Sessions will be facilitated by Taylah, a 5 year old Collie, and her handler Sue, both of whom have been trained by the St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog program. Space is limited; please contact the Yarrow Library to schedule a session.

Urban Safari Rescue SocietyOct 12, 2016 - Oct 12, 2016
Location: 4670 Community Street
Contact: Yarrow Library 604-823-4664
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Urban Safari Rescue Society will be at the Yarrow Library on Wednesday, Oct 12 at 12:45 pm with their rescued animals for a full hour of learning. Urban Safari will take you on a journey of exploration and discovery with animals ranging from insects to small mammals and other animal families in between. Find out what animal can lick its own eyeballs, why tarantulas have hair, what animals has a hinged door, and so much more. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Chilliwack Libraries Society.

Customer Appreciation DayOct 13, 2016 - Oct 13, 2016
Location: 5819 Tyson Road
Contact: Sardis Library 604-858-5503
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

2 pm – 4 pm Sardis Library will be doing Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, October 13th from 2-4 pm with cake and coffee. We will also have Library Quiz the whole month of October.

Quiz Night!Oct 14, 2016 - Oct 14, 2016
Location: 45860 First Avenue
Contact: Chilliwack Library 604-792-1941
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

7 pm – 9:30 pm No trivia is too trivial! Test your memory at the Friends of the Chilliwack Libraries Society 13th Annual Quiz Night. Come for a fun evening at the Chilliwack Library of laughter, groans and a chance to win the famous "Smarty Pants Award"! Win door prizes or buy tickets for the gift basket raffle! Bring your group of 8, or come alone and join others to form a team. Tickets for this popular event are $13 per person, include a snack and are available starting on September 16th at the Chilliwack Library.

Bike AuctionOct 15, 2016 - Oct 15, 2016
Location: McCammon Elementary School, 9601 Hamilton Street
Contact: Leanna Kemp 604-393-3023
E-Mail: programdirector@restoringjustice.ca
Website: http://www.restoringjustice.ca/bike-auction.html
Description:

Chilliwack Restorative Justice & Youth Advocacy Association will be hosting their Fall Bike Auction on Saturday, October 15, 2016. We have a change in location for the auction and will be setting up at McCammon Elementary School, 9601 Hamilton Street, Chilliwack. Over 100 bikes have been donated to the organization by the City of Chilliwack and the Chilliwack community. We always have a wide variety of bikes available; some are in good shape while others will need some work and repairs. The bike preview begins at 9am with the auction at 10am. We can accept cash as well as credit cards as forms of payment when purchasing a bike. Guywires Mobile Cycle Tech will be on site again offering bike inspections for a donation of $5.00. All proceeds will be donated back to Restorative Justice. Proceeds from the bike auction will support our prevention programs.

Robertson Elementary Fall MarketOct 15, 2016
Location: Robertson Elementary
Contact: Mallory Tomlinson 7782417168
E-Mail: jmmltom@telus.net
Website: http://https://www.facebook.com/events/236788086688663/
Description:

Check out our Market, where we will have over 40 tables of wonderful gifts ideas, including local vendors selling hand made or home grown products! There will be lots of door prizes from our vendors as well! We will have a BBQ concession on site, selling hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks! FREE ADMISSION!

Once Upon a Time-There was a Library!Oct 15, 2016 - Oct 15, 2016
Location: 45860 First Avenue
Contact: Chilliwack Library 604-792-1941
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

11 am – 12 pm Come and celebrate Library Appreciation Month with stories, songs, and a puppet show. Master puppeteer and storyteller, Elspeth Bowers will take you to magical fairytale lands with an amusing library twist which will keep you laughing all the way.

Lego Digital DesignOct 15, 2016 - Oct 15, 2016
Location: 45860 First Avenue
Contact: Chilliwack Library 604-792-1941
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

3 pm – 4 pm Have you ever wanted every single Lego piece ever made? Lego Digital Designer allows you to build whatever you can imagine and more. We will explore the software together, view other Lego designs and build our own projects. The free software is easy to use and a lot of fun. Fraser Valley Makerspace will be visiting the Chilliwack Library with a bunch of cool techie stuff for you to play with and check out! This program is for ages 8 and up, registration is required.

Waverly Seniors VillageOct 16, 2016 - Oct 16, 2016
Location: 8445 Young Rd. Assisted Living Building and gardens
Contact: Lorraine Huebner 604 703-2106
E-Mail: lhuebner@retirementconcepts.com
Description:

"An Artful Afternoon" A pleasurable, informative and fun afternoon displaying artwork by residents, tenants and local artists. Music by duo "Jazz".

Notes:

This event will take place from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. It is for interest and pleasure and not for profit.

Immigrant Sevices Network Meeting- Chilliwack Newcomer ConnectionsOct 19, 2016 - Oct 19, 2016
Location: Alumni Room, Neighborhood Learning Centre, 46361 Yale Road Chilliwack
Contact: Kate Xiang 604-393-3251 ext.228
E-Mail: xiangk@comserv.bc.ca
Website: http://www.chilliwacknewcomerconnections.com
Description:

Chilliwack Newcomer Connections is a cross sector partnership of Community groups and institutions established to create awareness of services for newcomers in Chilliwack and build connections and relationships across the community. We would like to extend to you a warm welcome for joining us at our upcoming Immigrant Services Network Meeting, an opportunity to connect, to share, and to work together. Please bring your information and join us at the meeting on Wednesday, October 19th , 2016. Please circulate the information within your network and get them connected. Your RSVP is highly appreciated, and we look forward to seeing you.

Notes:

Meeting starts at 1:00 pm and will finish at 3:30 pm

Customer Appreciation DayOct 19, 2016 - Oct 19, 2016
Location: 4670 Community Street
Contact: Yarrow Library 604-823-4664
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

10:30 am – 4 pm It’s National Library Month and we are celebrating! Join us for cake and coffee during your visit. We are very proud of our little library and want to celebrate with our wonderful customers! There will be prizes for everyone to enter for and we’d love you to come and see what a wonderful little library we have in Yarrow!

Digital DemosOct 19, 2016 - Oct 19, 2016
Location: 45860 First Avenue
Contact: Chilliwack Library 604-792-1941
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

2 pm – 4 pm Our digital services librarian will be on hand to show you how your digital devices work with different library software programs. Learn how to download eBooks, read digital magazines and download free music.

Sardis Library Genealogy Group Oct 20, 2016 - Oct 20, 2016
Location: 5819 Tyson Road
Contact: Sardis Library 604-858-5503
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

10:30 am – 12 pm Would you like to improve your skills using genealogy software such as Ancestry Library Edition? Share ideas, learn new tips and tricks, solve research roadblocks, and learn the history of the area and era you are researching. The Sardis Library Genealogy Group welcomes new members. Bring your laptop, or use the computers at the library to connect to Ancestry Library Edition after the meeting. Facilitated by Marlene Dance, UFV ElderCollege Instructor, and assisted by Joene Parker and Evan Parker.

Halloween Makeup Workshop for TeensOct 22, 2016 - Oct 22, 2016
Location: 45860 First Avenue
Contact: Chilliwack Library 604-792-1941
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

2 pm – 4pm Scars, bruises and scabs, oh my! Learn how to create your own wounds, blood, burns and more. Teens are invited to join Makayla Barry from Mermaid Makeup Arts to learn techniques for awesome Halloween makeup, fake wounds and cool creative results. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Registration is required, please stop by or call the Chilliwack Library to sign up.

The Pottery Bowl FundraiserOct 22, 2016 - Oct 22, 2016
Location: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - The Art Room (20-5725 Vedder Rd.)
Contact: Chilliwack Community Arts Council 604-769-2787
E-Mail: office@chilliwackartscouncil.com
Website: http://https://chilliwackartscouncil.com/events/pottery-bowl/
Description:

The Pottery Bowl Fundraiser October 22, 2016 3:00 – 6:00 PM at the Chilliwack Community Arts Council - The Art Room (#20 – 5725 Vedder Rd., Chilliwack, BC V2R 3N4) Warm up to fall with the Chilliwack Community Arts Council’s 3rd Annual Pottery Bowl Fundraiser! - Enjoy delicious soup and refreshments - Listen to live music - Bid on covetable silent auction items - Complete your evening by taking home a one-of-a-kind handmade bowl of your own! All bowls have been handcrafted by local potters and many glazed by prominent local personalities. Visit chilliwackartscouncil.com for a list of this year's celebrity glazers. Bowls are only $20 each; soup included! All proceeds support the Chilliwack Community Arts Council’s children's art class programming, community events, and scholarship initiatives. Thank you to our generous sponsor, Envision Financial!

Sign, Say and Play- Baby and Parent Sign Language WorkshopOct 22, 2016 - Oct 22, 2016
Location: 45860 First Avenue
Contact: Chilliwack Library 604-792-1941
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

Saturdays: Oct 22 (parents only), 10:30 am – 11 am Oct 29, Nov 5 & Nov 12 (parents and babies), 10:30 am – 11:15 am Reduce tears and tantrums by signing with your baby before they can talk. Join a qualified instructor in our parent workshop and learn how to sign with your baby through handouts, lectures, videos and interactive games. This is immediately followed by three Saturday interactive Sign, Say and Play classes for you and baby to practice what you have learned. Parent workshop is for adults only. Sign, Say and Play classes are for both baby and parent to attend. This class is geared towards babies six months and older. Registration is required.

Halloween SpecialOct 25, 2016 - Oct 25, 2016
Location: 45860 First Avenue
Contact: Chilliwack Library 604-792-1941
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

10:30 am - 11:15 am Join for a not-t0o-scary spooktacular storytime special! We’ll read some spooky stories and have a grand Halloween time. Come in costume if you want!

Halloween Storytime & CraftOct 26, 2016 - Oct 26, 2016
Location: 4670 Community Street
Contact: Yarrow Library 604-823-4664
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

10:30 am – 11:30 am Come to a spooktacular storytime and Halloween craft program. Preschoolers will enjoy stories, songs, ringer rhymes, puppets and a special craft. Craft will need to be supervised by a parent or caregiver. Registration is required; please contact the Yarrow library at 604-823-4664 to sign up.

Chilliwack Retro-Computing October Retro-Computing Club MeetingOct 27, 2016
Location: Sardis Library, 5819 Tyson Road, Sardis, BC V2R 3R6
Contact: Rob Carnegie
E-Mail: chilliwackretro@gmail.com
Website: http://https://www.facebook.com/chilliwackretro/
Description:

Join the Chilliwack Retro-Computing Club for some pre-Halloween retro-computing fun by dragging in something something from your "lab" (or slab?) to our October meeting: 6:30PM October 27, 2016 Sardis Library, 5819 Tyson Road, Sardis, BC V2R 3R6

Fraser valley Health Care Foudnation presents - Planned Giving SeminarOct 27, 2016 - Oct 27, 2016
Location: Chilliwack General Hospital
Contact: info@fvhcf.ca 1-877-661-0314
E-Mail: info@fvhcf.ca
Website: http://www.fvhcf.ca
Description:

Plan for your future now! It’s never too early to start Topics will include:  How to meet your personal and financial objectives  Wills & Estates Planning  Naming an Executor  Power of Attorney  Planned Giving  Bequests  Charitable options  Leaving a legacy to Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

Notes:

Snacks and Coffee will be served Free to attend

UFV Theatre presents Possible Worlds by John MightonOct 27, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016
Location: UFV Performance Theatre at 45635 Yale Road, Chilliwack
Contact: Jane Etherington 6047952814
E-Mail: theatre@ufv.ca
Website: http://https://www.ufv.ca/plays/shows/
Description:

Part science fiction, part murder mystery, and part love story, Possible Worlds opens with two detectives standing over the corpse of George Barber, whose scalp has been removed. Written by Governor General’s Award winning playwright (and mathematician) John Mighton, this mind-bending play follows George and his lover Joyce through a baffling series of parallel worlds, as Detectives Berkley and Williams track a serial killer who appears to be stealing brains. Directed by Noel Funk Tickets and show times available at www.ufv.ca/plays Runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 pm Sunday Matinee at 2 pm

Halloween Loonie SkateOct 28, 2016
Location: Twin Rinks
Contact: R
Halloween Loonie SkateOct 28, 2016
Location: Twin Rinks
Contact: Recreation & Culture 604.793.2904
Website: http://www.chilliwack.com/twinrinks
Description:

Put on something spooktacular and come skating between 6:45pm - 8:15pm

"Coloring Outside the Lines"Oct 28, 2016 - Dec 3, 2016
Location: O'Connor Group Art Gallery, in the Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould.
Contact: Mary Chalmers Main, Publicity Coordinator, CVAA 604-793-4477
E-Mail: iainmarybm@shaw.ca
Website: http://www.chilliwackvsualartists.com
Description:

“ COLORING OUTSIDE THE LINES ” Local Abstract Artist Vincent Mikuska has used hints and suggestions of landscape elements in his work to try and create an essence or experience of the landscape. There is a willingness to create associations between different elements of a visual experience. A world where line has poetic rhythm, colour a musical tone. Space can be hinted or defined. “ I try and find new patterns without concentrating on recreating the details of what I see” The effect is to be a cumulative effect of looking, not a single stare but what happens as you visually interact with your surroundings over a given time. Trying to get to the essence without the details.


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