FRIDAY, SEPT 13 Terry Fox Library hosts the Adult Learner Book Club, for those for whom English is a second language. Upgrade reading skills, make new friends and practice English in a fun environment, from 2 to 3 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., PoCo.
SATURDAY, SEPT 14 Lower Mainland Green Team and Metro Vancouver Parks join forces to remove ivy at Belcarra Regional Park from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. No experience necessary. Tools and gloves will be provided. Info: www.meetup.com/The-Lower-Mainland-Green-Team/events/132213472.
Metro Vancouver Parks offers a guided hike up the Buntzen Ridge to the Diez Vistas from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Join a park interpreter in traversing the trails that connect Belcarra Regional Park with neighbouring Buntzen Lake. Wear suitable clothing and hiking boots or trail shoes. Bring water and a lunch. For ages 15 and up. Cost ranges between $3.35 and $5.50. To register, go to www.metrovancouveronline.org.
Little Neighbours Preschool hosts an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 155 Finnigan St. in PoCo. Info: 604-521-5158.
Treefest 2013 takes place on the Riverview Hospital grounds from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guided tree tours, heritage building walk, bus tours, environmental displays, a children's tree walk and more will be offered. Info: 604-290-9910.
Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library Society hold their AGM at 10:30 a.m. in Room 3 of the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library, 1169 Pinetree Way. New members welcome. Info: 604-937-4130.
Ruben's Shoes, a charity that collects shoes for kids in impoverished nations, holds a family fun day event at 4-2822 Spring St. in
Port Moody from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dunk tank, prizes, carnival games and more.
City of Port Moody hosts a Personal Safety Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Hall, 100 Newport Dr. Demos courtesy of the Port Moody Police, fire and rescue services and RCMP will be offered, along with a hot air balloon, safety lessons and more. Info: www.portmoody.ca.
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 263 Coquitlam, hosts a Veterans Candlelight Tribute at Robinson Park, 621 Robinson St., in Coquitlam at 2 p.m. The event honours Canada's wartime contributions and is meant to inspire today's younger generations.
Moody Centre Community Association hosts a community picnic from 3 to 7 p.m. at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody. Raffles, treats, tons of food vendors, and more. To confirm your attendance, e-mail email@example.com.
MONDAY, SEPT 16 Terry Fox Library hosts a screening of the film Ajami, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The film follows the lives of two brothers fearing assassination, a young refugee working illegally to cover his mother's medical expenses and a cop obsessed with finding his missing brother. Info: 604-927-7999.
Terry Fox Library hosts a citizen services specialist from Service Canada who will speak about program benefits from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Survivor/death benefits, Canada Pension disability benefits and more will be discussed. Call 604-927-7999 to register.
TUESDAY, SEPT 17 Glenayre Scottish Country Dance Club registration begins at 7 p.m. at the Burquest Jewish Community Centre, 2860 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Coquitlam. All levels taught on Tuesday evenings.
Beginners welcome, and no partner is required. Info: Ed or Jean at 604 464 8103.
Avia Employment Services hosts a jobsearch seminar at Terry Fox Library from 4 to 5:30 at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Employment advice, resume skills, interview preparation and job search tips will be offered. Info: 604-927-7999.
Terry Fox Library hosts the Teen Advisory Group (TAG), which meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo The group helps plan and develop teen-oriented library programs and services. Membership is open to all teens. Info: 604-927-7999.
Home Instead Senior Care offers a free workshop for family members of those living with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Wilson Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave. in PoCo. For more info, log on to www.homeinstead.com.
Choral Connections, a local non-auditioned adult community choir, invites anyone who enjoys singing to its inaugural rehearsal, 7:30 p.m. in Riverside Secondary Band Room, 2013 Reeve St., Port Coquitlam. Info: Peggy at 604-465-6599 or Terry at 604-356-4970.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT 18 Evergreen Cultural Centre presents Life Drawing in the Gallery from 6 to 9 p.m. at 1205 Pinetree Way in Coquitlam. Artist and instructor Shelley Rothenburger will lead the workshop, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own drawing supplies. Registration is $30, $10 with valid student ID, or $20 for Evergreen members. Info: www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Singles Travel Club meets at 6 p.m. for dinner at the ABC Restaurant, located at 300-100 Schoolhouse St., Coquitlam. Meet new friends, enjoy the security of group travel and avoid the costly single supplement. RSVP to Val at 604-669-6607 ext 304. Info: www.singlestravelclub.
Terry Fox Library hosts a TED Talk Presentation screening followed by thought-provoking conversation around technology, the arts and current events from 2 to 3 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Info: 604-927-7999.
THURSDAY, SEPT 19 Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society hold a general meeting at 1 p.m at the Gathering Place, 2100-2253 Leigh Square in PoCo. Hyde Creek Watershed Society member Terry Sawchenko will be the guest speaker. Info: 604-927-8403 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northeast Coquitlam Ratepayers annual general meeting takes place at 7 p.m. in Victoria Hall, 3435 Victoria Dr., Coquitlam. Updates on Burke Mountain activities, plus biannual election of officers to be featured. All Burke Mountain residents are welcome. Info: Jim at 604-941-2260 or e-mail email@example.com.
FRIDAY, SEPT 20 Tri-City Singles Social Club meets at 7 p.at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2513 Clarke St., Port Moody. Singles 50 and up are invited to meet new friends and enjoy activities like dancing, theatre, concerts, dining, movies, day trips and travel. Membership is $20 per year. New members welcome. Info: 604-466-0017.
Circle of Friends 50+ Singles Social Club meets at the Port Coquitlam Legion #133, 2675 Shaughnessy St. at 7 p.m. to plan the month's upcoming events. The group is for 50+ singles looking for friendship and social events of all kinds: dining, dancing, theatre, travel, walking/hiking and more. Info: Nina at 604-941-9032
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