FRIDAY, AUG 16
The Stroke Recovery Association of BC, Coquitlam Branch meets 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam, for speech therapy, exercise and bingo. Open to people recovering from a stroke. Info: Margaret at 604-927-6093.
Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society host a heritage walk at 6 p.m. starting at Heritage at Leigh Square, 2100 - 2253 Leigh Square in PoCo. The downtown historical walk led by Bryan Ness kicks off Homecoming Weekend. For more information, call 604-927-8403 or e-mail email@example.com.
Circle of Friends 50+ Singles Social Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Port Coquitlam Legion #133, 2675 Shaughnessy St. in PoCo to plan events. Group members partake in activities like dining, dancing, theatre, travel, walking/hiking. Info: Nina at 604-941-9032.
Hyde Creek Community Centre hosts a free family swim as part of Port Coquitlam's Homecoming Weekend, 7 to 10 p.m. at 1379 Laurier Ave. Info: www.portcoquitlam.ca.
Tri-City Singles Social Club meets 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2513 Clarke St., Port Moody. The social group offers singles 50+ events and outings like dining, dancing, concerts and travel, to meet new friends. Membership is $20 per year and new members are welcome. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or Darline at 604-466-0017.
Cinema Under the Stars, presented by the City of Port Coquitlam, features The 2012 movie The Amazing Spiderman, starting at 8:30 p.m. at Gates Park, located at Reeve Street and Wilson Avenue. The film will be shown on a eight-metre-tall screen and is rated PG-13.
SATURDAY, AUG 17
Minnekhada Park Association hosts its fifth annual Art in the Park event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free event includes visual arts, live music, roving performers, arts and crafts workshops, a children's area and great nature trails. Info: www.minnekhada.ca.
A Family Festival, presented by the City of Port Coquitlam, takes place at 2253 Leigh Square, 1 to 4 p.m. as part of its Homecoming Weekend celebration. Performances by Bobs and LoLo, Second Storey Theatre, and arts and crafts for kids. Info: www.portcoquitlam.ca.
KidSport Tri-Cities hosts a used equipment sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the main arena of the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex, 633 Poirier Ave. in Coquitlam. Bikes, hockey and lacrosse gear, fitness equipment and more offered, tax free. All proceeds go towards subsidizing registration fees for kids from low income families. Admission is by donation to the SHARE food bank. Info: http://www.kidsporttricities.com.
SUNDAY, AUG 18
Minnekhada Park Association hosts its fifth annual Art in the Park event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free event includes visual arts, live music, roving performers, arts and crafts workshops, a children's area and great nature trails. Info: www.minnekhada.ca.
The Port Coquitlam Business Improvement Association presents its ninth annual Downtown Car Show, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. along Shaughnessy St. in downtown PoCo. The event includes antique cars, live music, entertainment, vendors and children's activities, plus a breakfast presented by the Elks, 7:30 to 11 a.m. inside Leigh Square, 2253 Leigh Square. Info: www.portcoquitlam.ca.
TUESDAY, AUG 20
Tri-Cities Parkinson's Support Group hosts its annual potluck picnic, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the River Springs Community Centre, 1950 Lodge Dr., Coquitlam. Bring food, lawn chair and items for white elephant table. Info: Peter at 604-941-3182.
WEDNESDAY, AUG 21
Terry Fox Library host an awards ceremony for members of the Summer Reading Club, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Medals will be awarded to kids who have completed five weeks of reading or more. PoCo firefighters will be on hand to display trucks and equipment at the library, located at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Info: 604-927-7999.
Preserving Herbs 101, a course offered by the City of Coquitlam, will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Inspiration Garden at Town Centre Park, corner of Pipeline and Guildford Way. The course costs $8 and requires pre-registration. Info/register: 604-927-4386.
THURSDAY, AUG 22
Terry Fox Library hosts a wind-up party for Summer Reading Club members from 2 to 3 p.m. Games, snacks and prizes will be offered at the event, which is open to all club members. Gently-used books, CDs and DVDs will also be available during a book swap. Info: 604-927-7999.
FRIDAY, AUG 23
The Stroke Recovery Association of BC, Coquitlam Branch meets at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Speech therapy, indoor bocce and music with Ray Schneider will be featured. For more info, contact Margaret at 604-927-6093.
Tricity Speakers Toastmasters meet every Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Room B 2050, at Douglas College, 1250 Pinetree Way. Info: Sean at 778-995-5230 or http://tricityspeakers.toastmastersclubs.org.
Tri-City Women's Resource Society offers an Empowering Mothers parenting group at various times throughout the year. Participation in the educational group is free, and child care and transportation subsidies are available. Info: 604-941-7111, Ext. 106.
Toastmasters' Crystal Clear Speakers meet every second Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at 1111 Austin Ave. in Coquitlam. New members welcome. Info: 604-941-0191.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) invites new members to experience friendly group support for weight loss. There are a number of chapters in the Tri-Cities area. Info: Gail at 604-941-8699 or www.tops.org.
Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition, Tri-Cities committee meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Dr. Info: John at 604-469-0361.
Westcoast Harmony Chorus is seeking energetic, motivated women who love to sing. Attend a Wednesday night rehearsal to hear this award-winning, four-part harmony chorus. Info: 604-596-6735.
Women Helping Others (WHO) meet at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Widows and single women over 50 welcome. Info: 604-464-2058.
Wild West Can-Can Dancers Society , a registered non-profit society, is accepting new members, including dancers and non-dancers. Info: www.wildwestcancan.ca.
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