FRIDAY, SEPT. 7
SHARE Food Bank hosts a Food Bank Fill Up event, from 9 am. to 6 p.m. at PriceSmart Foods, 2991 Lougheed Hwy. (at Pinetree Way) in Coquitlam.
Help SHARE fill a semi trailer with food. Donations can be made by buying pre-packaged $10 or $18 hampers inside PriceSmart Foods or by dropping off non-perishable food or cash donations. Donations can also be made online at www. sharesociety.ca.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 8
Port Moody Power & Sail Squadron hosts a registration table, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rona Home Centre at 2798 Barnet Hwy. in Coquitlam. Register for fall boating courses, which start on Sept. 13. Advanced courses available. Info: 604-516-6072 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Port Moody Curling Club hosts a one-day learn-tocurl clinic, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Port Moody Recreation Complex, 300 Ioco Rd. For a cost of $35 per person, everyone from beginners to advanced players can enjoy instruction and lunch. Registration is required. Call 604-461-3719 or visit www. portmoodycurling.ca to register. Participants are asked to bring clean shoes and to dress warmly.
Port Moody Public Library hosts a medal ceremony for members of its Strange but True Summer Reading Club, from 1 to 3: 30 p.m. in the Galleria at Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Dr. Highlights include refreshments courtesy of Thrifty Foods, face painting, balloon giveaways and activities with Port Moody recreation staff. Young readers will receive their reading medal and completion certificate on stage from special guests. Children registered in the Summer Reading Club can pick up their timed ticket at the library's information desk.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 9
Hog Wild About Reading Motorcycle Ride for Literacy runs from 9: 30 a.m. to 3: 15 p.m. Registration and a pancake breakfast runs from 8 to 9: 30 a.m. at the Backstage Grille at Boulevard Casino, 2080 United Blvd. in Coquitlam. The ride finishes at Barnes Harley-Davidson in Langley for a barbecue (with stops at the Sasquatch Inn and Harrison Hot Springs, where lunch will be available, as well as Duke's Pub). Everyone who donates $25 or more will be entered to win the grand prize, a weekend for two at Harrison Hot Springs. All makes and models of motorcycles, as well as cars, are welcome. To register in advance, call Barnes Harley-Davidson at 6045346044 or register online at www. barneshd.com. Admission is by donation. The ride raises funds to buy books for School District 43.
Colony Farm Community Gardens hosts a tour at 3: 30 p.m., followed by tea and a chat. The tour will last about 45 minutes. Find out how the gardens work and see what can be grown using organic methods. Park in the south lot on Colony Farm Road. Meet at the pagoda. Info: www.cfcg.ca.
Coquitlam Fire Rescue celebrates 100 years of service with an afternoon of fun and entertainment for the entire community. Everyone is invited to enjoy a short ceremonial presentation by the Coquitlam Fire Rescue Honour Guard, and rescue demonstrations by fire crews. Firefighters will be on hand, along with vintage and operational fire trucks, for photos. Festivities include face painting, beverages and a barbecue. The event will take place at Spirit Square, 3000 Burlington Dr., from noon to 4 p.m.
MONDAY, SEPT. 10
Hang Tough Arthritis Community Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at Parkwood Manor, 1142 Dufferin St. in Coquitlam. All persons with arthritis and/or their supporters are welcome. Info: 604-937-0320.
Tri-Cities Municipal Pension Retirees Association (MPRA), District 25 meets at 11 a.m. at Pasta Polo Restaurant, 2754 Barnet Hwy. in Coquitlam. All recipients of the Municipal Pension Retirement Plan are welcome.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11
Burke Mountain Naturalists meet at 7: 30 p.m. in the hall of Como Lake United Church, 535 Marmont St. in Coquitlam. The guest speaker is Christianne Wilhelmson, executive director of the Georgia Strait Alliance, who will talk about the problems with increased tanker traffic on Burrard Inlet. Everyone welcome. Info: 604-936-4108, 604-461-3864 or www.bmn.bc.ca.
Riverside Community Church hosts a 13-week divorce care course, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 11. The cost is $20 for the workbook. To register, call 604-472-9988. The church is located at 1477 Lougheed Hwy. (near Coast Meridian Road) in Port Coquitlam. Info: www. divorcecare.com.
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