The City of Chilliwack is putting a call out for any and all street entertainers wanting to participate in the 2012 Entertainment Season. In 2011, the program proved to be very successful with three locations set out: Central Community Park, Sardis Park and the Clock Tower at Five Corners. These locations will again be used. The city hopes to add more downtown locations this year and to encourage any interested musicians, magicians, thespians et al to participate in this exciting program. To register, contact the City of Chilliwack Parks, Recreation and Culture department at 604-793-2904.
First Avenue Christian Assembly invites you to a singalong program of traditional Easter music accompanied by the Songs of Praise Orchestra on April 1 at 6 p.m. Address is 46510 First Ave., just west of Broadway. Special presentations by the Worms family ensemble featuring seven violins and piano. For further information call 604-792-0794.
Sound of Music auditions
Auditions for The Sound of Music, presented by Secondary Characters at the UFV Theatre in Chilliwack this July, are being held April 13 and April 14. Cast members of all ages are needed. Please prepare one musical theatre song, and bring your sheet music. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an audition time or for more information. Volunteers are sought for all aspects of production.
Teaching kids to sing
Bernie Hops and his group of singing volunteers are looking for more individuals to help go into schools to get kids singing. No need to be a trained instructor or teacher, just an urge to spread song in schools. Ability with an instrument is an asset. Contact Graham Yates at the Chilliwack Academy of Music, 604-792-0790 for more information.
March and April at Br. 280
Branch 280 of the Royal Canadian Legion has special events scheduled this month. Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight with Bob Marlowe, March 30 and 31; Wylie & The Other Guy, April 6 and 7; Lounge Hounds, April 13 and 14; Bob Marlowe, April 20 and 21; and Rebar, April 27 and 28.
March at Br. 4 Branch 4 of the Royal Canadian Legion has special events scheduled this month. March 31: bake sale at 2 p.m.
The Other Guys Theatre Company, in partnership with the Royal BC Museum, present a musical that pays tribute to the bulls of the forest: B.C. loggers. Good Timber comes to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 29 at 8 p.m. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469) or visit in-person Monday to Friday, 9: 30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9: 30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are also available online at www. chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Singer/songwriter and multiinstrumentalist Colleen Brown comes to Bozzini's Upstairs Lounge March 29. Tables available from 6 p.m. for food and drinks, showtime is 8 p.m.
Music and Dance Festival
The 65th annual Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival continues. Most venues run morning, afternoon and evening at a cost of only $3 per session. There will be a music honours performance March 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 available at the box office at 604-391-7469 or www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Hoedown for Hospice
The Chilliwack Hospice Society presents the Hometown Hoedown for Hospice March 31 at Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St. There will be silent and live auctions, live music and dancing. Food provided by Smoke & Bones BBQ and entertainment by Todd Richard. This is a 19plus event and runs 6 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $50 and available at the Chilliwack Hospice Society, 45360 Hodgins Ave. 604-795-4660.
Celebrate spring with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus as they present the concert Voices on March 31 at 7: 30 p.m.
To be held at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, the performance will feature all CSO choral groups, the orchestra, and guest artists, One Acre.
Tickets at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Box Office, 604-391-SHOW.
Reeling them in
There is one film left in the 2012 Chilliwack Arts Council International Film Series: April 4, Iron Lady (UK-biography/drama-English). Screening is at the Cottonwood 4 Cinemas. Ticket are $5. For more information call 604-392-8888 or visit www.chilliwackartscouncil.com.
The Chilliwack Photography Club meets the first and third Wednesday (next meeting April 4) of each month. All levels of photography welcomed. Meetings start at 7 p.m. For more information including location. email email@example.com.
These Kids come home
Chilliwack pop/rock sensations These Kids Wear Crown play an all-ages show April 5 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre with all proceeds from tickets sales being donated to B.C. Children's Hospital. Tickets are $20, doors open at 6 p.m. Other bands performing include: State of Bliss, Rags to Radio, and Oh No! Yoko. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469) or visit in-person Monday to Friday, 9: 30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9: 30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are also available online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society presents the DuffleBag Theatre production of Peter Pan. April 8 at 2 and 4 p.m. All tickets $10 with discounts for members of arts organizations or groups of 10 or more. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469) or visit in-person Monday to Friday, 9: 30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9: 30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are also available online at www. chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society presents the Western Canada Theatre production of Ubuntu-The Cape Town Project. April 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 with discounts for seniors, students, members of arts organizations, or groups of 10 or more. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469) or visit in-person Monday to Friday, 9: 30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9: 30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are also available online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
The Chilliwack Common Threads knitting circle welcomes new and experienced knitters to join them Tuesday nights at Decades Coffee Club from 7 to 9 p.m. Check out the group on Ravelry.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
54-40 in Chilliwack
Famous Canadian rockers 54-40 play the Chilliwack Cultural Centre April 12. Tickets are $42.50 (plus facility fee & service charges) available at the Centre Box Office, 604-391-SHOW (7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Lace Club meets
The Chilliwack Lace Club meets every month on the second and fourth Thursdays (next meeting April 12) from noon to 3 p.m. in the Slesse Room of Evergreen Hall.
Bring your lunch. For more information call Hylda Law at 604-858-4953 or Jenny Althoff at 604-823-4705.
Mike Reno benefit
Mike Reno of Loverboy headlines the Rock the $#@! Out Of Cancer show at Evergreen Hall in Chilliwack on April 14 with all profits going to the Ride to Conquer Cancer. The evening also features; Pardon My Striptease, Rachael Chatoor and friends, The Vacationers, Tyson Froese and Rock Therapy. There will also be a silent auction with rock memorabilia. Jim's Pizza will be selling pizza again. Last year they donated half of their profits to the ride. This is a 19-plus only show as alcohol will be sold. Tickets are $30 each and are available at Prospera Centre box office or online at www.rockoutcancer.ca.
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