GOVERNMENT RETIREES MEET
Retired B.C. Provincial Government Employees meet at Canton Garden Restaurant, at 45595 Yale Rd. the third Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is a luncheon on April 17 beginning at 11: 45 a.m. New members welcome.
MENTAL HEALTH COMMITTEE
The Chilliwack Mental Health Advisory Committee meets the third Wednesday of each month (April 18) from 11: 30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the Health Centre, at 45470 Menholm Ave. Family members and mental health clients are welcome. New members needed. Phone Barb Lock at 604-795-7049.
DIABETES GROUP MEETS
The Chilliwack branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association holds informal monthly support group meetings on the third Wednesday of each month (April 18) in the Minto Room at Evergreen Hall at 2 p.m. Informative guest speakers, dietary information, and refreshments available. For more information call 604-794-3652.
Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors, at 45938 Wellington Ave., hosts a seniors tea the third Thursday of every month (April 19) from 2 to 3: 30 p.m. for clients to get to know volunteers. No cost, but call 604-793-7204 to confirm attendance because space is limited.
The Chilliwack senior secondary school classes of 1966 and 1967 are celebrating their 45th Reunion July 13 and 14. Contact email@example.com for more information.
YARROW BOOK CLUB
The Yarrow Library Book Club meets the third Thursday of the month (April 19) from 6: 30 to 7: 45 p.m. for lively discussions of selected titles. New members are always welcome. Registration not required but for details, call the library at 604-823-4664.
Chilliwack's multiple sclerosis self-help group meets the third Thursday of each month (April 19) from 11: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Decades, at 45846 Wellington St. For more information call 604-824-1878.
Local funeral homes host a teleconference on end-of-life ethics, as part of the 18th annual Living With Grief Teleconference, May 3 from 9: 30 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m. at the Salvation Army Cascade Community Church in Abbotsford. RSVP with the name of your organization and those attending by April 20. Email henderson firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 604-792-1344.
MOTOR CLUB MEETS
The Fraser Valley British Motor Club, a group or British car enthusiasts dedicated to the preservation of autos and motorbikes from England, meets in Chilliwack at the Threshermen's club house on the third Friday of each month (April 20) at 8 p.m.
New members are always welcome and can contact the club at email@example.com.
GARAGE SALE FUNDRAISER
The Nightingales Relay for Life team hosts a fundraising garage sale by donation April 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Armories on Princess Ave. All proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Sardis Doorway (formally Open Door) celebrates 25 years of serving families in Chilliwack with a dessert auction benefit evening April 21 at Sardis Community Church (45625 South Sumas Rd.).
Tickets are $10. Doors open at 6: 30 with Program starting at 7 p.m. Dessert, music, stories and a live auction. For info or tickets call Denise at 604-819-6556
Voodoo Derby Dollz & Boyz roller derby team hosts a garage sale fundraiser April 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 8995 Hazel St.
Earth Day Chilliwack takes place April 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mathieson Centre, at 45195 Wells Rd. The event will include local organic farmers, businesses and organizations, plant sales, artists, artisans, interactive demonstrations, panel discussions, live music, activities for kids and many opportunities to purchase and eat some amazing food. It will also mark the launch of Food Matters Chilliwack's community garden.
The 2012 Soles4Souls Fraser Valley Shoe Drive has begun. Donate shoes today. Donate used shoes at Vedder Elementary school, Hobby Hill Preschool, and Optimum Sports Clinic before April 21 to make a difference in the life of someone less fortunate.
Celebrate Earth Day April 22 at the Great Blue Heron Nature. Drop by the reserve between 1 and 4 p.m. and help plant shrubs, do a nature craft and watch the nesting herons. There will be a guided walk at 1: 30 p.m. for an intro to bird watching. Visit www.chilliwackblueheron. com for more information.
Yarrow M.B. Church, at 41995 Yarrow Central Rd., hosts a sing-along program of traditional Easter music accompanied by the Songs of Praise Orchestra, including presentations by the Worms family string ensemble and other guest performers April 22, at 6: 30 p.m. For more info, call 604-823-6622 or visit www. yarrowmb.org.
Watch two environmental films April 22 at 7 p.m. at Agassiz United Church, 6860 Lougheed Hwy. "Spoil" and "Gratitude" are about the Great Bear Rainforest and risks associated with a proposed pipeline. There will also be live music from eViva. For more information visit 604-796-2680.
The ladies auxiliary at Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 280 hold a garage and bake sale April 22 at the RCL on Vedder Road in Sardis.
Admission is free. Open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come for lunch.
TAKE OFF POUNDS
Fairfield Island TOPS (Taking Pounds Off Sensibly) invites new members to join them on Thursday evenings and learn to lose weight together in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Weigh-in: 6: 15 to 7 p.m. Meeting starts at 7: 15 p.m. at 10135 Williams St.
North. For more information contact Jacquie at 6048249705. Another TOPS group meets every Tuesday. For more details call Lynda at 604-856-8014.
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. Share your skills and passion, knit along with charity plans, or just come to share the good company.Visit Ravelry.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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