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.
Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch, hosts a hearing clinic from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 1169 Pinetree Way. Sabreena Grewal, a registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner from Connect Hearing, will explain the parts of the ear, their functions and the factors that can affect hearing and cause hearing loss. To register for this free program, call 604-937-4155.
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.
Music Therapy Ride early bird registration fees will be offered for $99. Now in its 12th year, the charity ride is designed to raise funds for the community-based music therapy services in British Columbia. Proceeds from this year's ride will support the maintenance and use of mobile recording studios designed specifically for music therapists. Info: www.musictherapyride.org.
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.
THURSDAY, AUG 29
Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch, hosts an Internet Searching class from 7 to 8 p.m. at 1169 Pinetree Way. Registrants must be comfortable using the Internet, entering an address in the address bar, and scrolling up and down a page. Registration is required for this free program. Call 604-554-7330.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT 4
201 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps GRILSE hosts its annual registration and information night at the Old Mill Boathouse in Rocky Point, 2715 Esplanade Ave., Port Moody at 6:30 p.m. Designed for those between the ages of 12 and 18, sea cadets learn about boating, communications, marching drills, target shooting, leadership, citizenship, naval/maritime awareness and more. Info: www.grilse.ca.
Terry Fox Library invites children and caregivers to a pyjama storytime session from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. Storytimes include books, songs, fingerplays and flannel stories. Info: 604-927-7999.
FRIDAY, SEPT 6
Stroke Recovery Association of BC - Coquitlam Branch meets at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Speech therapy, exercise, music with guitarist will be offered.
Info: Margaret Hansen 604-927-6093.
SATURDAY, SEPT 7
Colony Farm Community Gardens Society invites gardeners to tour the community gardens at 3:30 p.m. See what's growing as we move into fall, learn about the soil and organic pest management techniques. Meet at the south parking lot on Colony Farm Road and meet at the pagoda where the tour begins. Event takes place rain or shine. Info: 604-936-7423.
MONDAY, SEPT 9
Terry Fox Library screens Peter Mettler's film, The End of Time, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. as part of the library's ongoing World and Documentary Film night series. Info: 604-927-7999.
Baker's Corner Preschool is a parent participation school with classes for three-and four-year-olds inside Baker Drive Elementary, 885 Baker Dr., Coquitlam. Registrations are accepted on an ongoing basis. Info: www.bakerscornerpreschool.com or 604-461-5848.
Barnet Sailing Co-operative welcomes new members, be they land-lubbers or old salts. Members sail the waters of Burrard Inlet, Desolation Sound, the Gulf Islands, Howe Sound and the Strait of Georgia. Info: www.barnetsailing.bc.ca or Scott at 604-255-4590.
Burquitlam Community Association meets the first Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Banting Middle School, 820 Banting St., Coquitlam.
Cameron Centre hosts free drop-in English conversation classes for intermediate to advanced level speakers, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at 9523 Cameron St., Burnaby (near Lougheed Mall). Info: 604-630-9236.
Central Coquitlam Pensioners Branch 108 meet the first Wednesday of each month in the Centennial Room of Dogwood Pavilion. Membership is $10 per year. Membership info: 604-939-0303. The group also holds a social bingo in the Mike Butler Room of Dogwood Pavilion each Friday at 1 p.m. The cost is five cents per card per game, and pots range from $5 to $25. New players welcome. Bingo info: 604-937-7537.
Circle of Friends , a singles social group for people 50 plus looking to meet new friends and participate in fun activities like dining, dancing, hiking and theatre, meets at 7 p.m. on the third Friday of each month at the PoCo Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St. Info: Nina at 604-941-9032.
Como Lake Quilters meet Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at Como Lake United Church. The informal group meets to work on individual projects and share talents. Info: 604-250-7756 or 604-939-4869.
Connexus BNI meets regularly in Coquitlam, and has openings for new members. Info: 778-242-0957.
Coquitlam Area Gogos meet monthly to find ways to help African grandmothers raising children orphaned by AIDS. You do not need to be a grandmother to join. Info: 778-216-0499.
Coquitlam Lawn Bowling Club is looking for new members to take part at the lanes behind Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. Information: Dennis or Flo, 604-945-2768.
Coquitlam Public Library hosts Storytime for Babies on Fridays, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the City Centre branch, 1169 Pinetree Way. Parents, caregivers and babies (under two years old) are invited for songs, rhymes and stories. Info: 604-554-7334 or www.library.coquitlam.bc.ca.
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