FRIDAY, OCT. 25
Port Moody Farmer's Market hosts Food Bank Fridays, from 3 to 7 p.m. throughout October at the Port Moody Recreation Complex, 300 Ioco Rd. For $7, market-goers can grab a hot entree, side dish, salad and dessert from vendors, with proceeds going to the SHARE food bank.
Residents of 486 McGill Dr. in Port Moody host their annual haunted backyard in support of the Coquitlam Animal Shelter, from 6 to 8 p.m. (6 to 7 p.m. is slightly less scary for smaller children). Visit the graveyard, witch's circle, monster alley, spider forest, pumpkin patch and haunted house and enjoy a free hot chocolate. The shelter is eager to receive all donations, but did specify several items this year: Friskies paté (wet and dry) and toys for cats; Lean Cuts food (wet and dry) and toys for dogs (no rawhides, please); chew sticks, rabbit pellets, toys and gift certificates to Thrifty Foods for rabbits.
SATURDAY, OCT. 26
Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School holds its annual Garage Sale Saturday and Sunday (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sat.) at 1335 Dominion Avenue, PoCo. This is a yearly event to raise funds for new projects and school improvements that benefit the students. An impressive selection of items including household goods, tools, books, Christmas crafts, sporting goods, toys, furniture and more. A concession stand will also be on site.
Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library meet at 10:30 a.m. in the boardroom of the library's Poirier branch, at 575 Poirier St. Info: 604-937-4130. New members welcome.
Residents of 486 McGill Dr. in Port Moody host their annual haunted backyard in support of the Coquitlam Animal Shelter, 6 to 8 p.m. (6 to 7 p.m. is slightly less scary for smaller children). Visit the graveyard, witch's circle, monster alley, spider forest, pumpkin patch and haunted house and enjoy a free hot chocolate. For donation details, see listing under Friday, Oct. 25.
SUNDAY, OCT. 27
Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School holds its annual Garage Sale Saturday and Sunday (9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday) at 1335 Dominion Avenue, PoCo. This is a yearly event to raise funds for new projects and improvements for the school that benefit the students. An impressive selection of items including household goods, tools, books, Christmas crafts, sporting goods, toys, furniture and more. A concession stand will also be on site.
Coquitlam Farmers Market hosts its annual Hallowe'en Spooktacular, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Face-painting, games, mask-making, a costume parade and more will be featured. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY, OCT. 28
Terry Fox Library presents a free screening of the film Pan's Labyrinth, from Mexico, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. The film tells the story of the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer who tries to escape 1944 fascist Spain through an eerie but captivating fantasy world. Info: 604-927-7999.
TUESDAY, OCT 29
SHARE Society offers a free education and support group for parents and caregivers who are concerned about their youth and substance use. The group will run on Tuesdays for eight weeks, from Oct. 22 to Dec. 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody. Call 604-937-6969 to sign up.
WEDNESDAY, OCT 30
SHARE Society offers an education series around alcohol and drug use for those who have an alcohol or drug problem, and for those concerned about their use or the use of others. The topic will be "Medical aspects and effects of alcohol and drug abuse." The session includes a video, brief presentation and open discussion, and runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody. Registration is not required. This is a 13-week drop-in series that runs Wednesdays until Jan. 29. Info: 604-936-3900.
Terry Fox Library presents writer J.J. Lee for a talk on the transformative nature of memoir writing, 7 to 8 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Road, PoCo. He will read from his critically acclaimed book The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit. Everyone is welcome - registration recommended. Info: 604 927-7999.
THURSDAY, OCT 31
TOPS BC 2361 holds its weekly meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., at 2083 Shaughnessy St. (in the Co-op room) in PoCo. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a non-profit, non-commercial, affordable weight-loss support organization with more than 10,000 associate chapters across North America. Info: Joe at 604-464-3977.
SATURDAY, NOV 2
Terry Fox Secondary School holds its annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1260 Riverwood Gate in PoCo. The fair will feature 99 crafters and vendors, raffle draws, a bake sale and concession. Proceeds go towards supporting annual After Grad activities. Info: email@example.com.
Best of BC Wines Uncorked, a semi-annual wine-tasting event, runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Port Moody City Hall Galleria, 100 Newport Dr., Port Moody. Presented by the Port Moody Arts Centre and West Coast Wine Education, the event showcases new and current releases from top B.C. wineries and raises funds for the Port Moody Arts Centre Society. Tickets cost $45 and can be purchased online at www.bcuncorked.ca, by phone at 604-931-2008, or in person at the Port Moody Arts Centre.
SUNDAY, NOV 3
1st Port Coquitlam Scouts hold a bottle drive from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kilmer Elementary School, 1575 Knappen St., in Port Coquitlam. Call 604-970-2579 for assured pick up.
TUESDAY, NOV 5
Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group (PCCN Coquitlam) holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Pinetree Community Centre, 1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. All those involved with prostate problems are urged to come and share their experiences in a strictly confidential atmosphere. There is no charge, but donations are accepted. Info: Norm at 604 936-8703 or Ken at 604 936-2998.
Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Park Lane Room at the hospital, located at 475 Guildford Way, Port Moody. New members are always welcome. Info: 604-941-2461.
WEDNESDAY, NOV 6
Hyde Creek Watershed Society holds its monthly general meeting at 7:15 p.m. at the Hyde Creek Education Centre & Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd. in PoCo. Members of the public are invited to attend. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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