WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3
Terry Fox Library hosts evening storytime for preschool children and their families, from 6: 45 to 7: 15 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Highlights include new favourites, songs and fingerplays. Info: 604-927-7999.
Hyde Creek Watershed Society holds its annual general meeting, at 7: 15 p.m. at the Hatchery and Education Centre, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., Port Coquitlam. Info: www.hydecreek. org.
THURSDAY, APRIL 4
Burquitlam Community Association meets at 7 p.m. at Miller Park Community School, 800 Egmont Ave. Burquitlam is seeing a lot of change with the Evergreen Line. How will it affect you? Meeting details and directions are available at www. burquitlam.org.
Port Coquitlam Parks and Recreation hosts the Comic Shop Youth Art Drop-In, from 4 to 5: 30 p.m. Thursdays at Leigh Square, 1100-2253 Leigh Sq. Each free session begins with a brief lesson in comic history and technique, followed by free work time. Participants learn what makes cartooning a unique art form. For ages 13 to 17.
FRIDAY, APRIL 5
Port Moody-Coquitlam NDP Constituency Association hosts a kick-off event for MLA Joe Trasolini's re-election campaign, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Port Moody City Hall Galleria, 100 Newport Dr. The event includes a fashion show by Berit Boutique, snacks from local restaurants, and beverages. Everyone is welcome. Tickets are $25. Info: 778-892-9407.
Friends of Coquitlam Public Library Society hosts a Quiz Night, at 7: 30 p.m. at the City Centre branch, 1169 Pinetree Way. Bring a team of eight or sign up and be placed on a team for this fundraiser for literacy projects for children and adults in Coquitlam. Tickets are $25, and include coffee, dessert and entry into a prize draw. Info/tickets: 604-937-4130.
SATURDAY, APRIL 6
Coquitlam-Maillardville NDP candidate Selina Robinson will open her campaign office from 1: 30 to 3: 30 p.m. at 901A Lougheed Hwy. (at Blue Mountain St.). Party leader Adrian Dix is expected to drop by around 2: 30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Info: 604-4618397.
Coquitlam Parks, Recreation and Culture host the Enjoy the Great Outdoors Kick Off, from 10 a.m. to noon at Spirit Square, 3005 Burlington Dr. (across from City Hall). Celebrate getting back to nature in your neighbourhood with activites meant to make the most of the great outdoors, with tips from local experts. This is a free event for all ages. Info: 604-927-4386.
Metro Vancouver leads a fresh air hike at Jug Island Beach Trail, from 10: 30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. at Belcarra Regional Park. Discover what makes this hike a hidden gem, with vistas of Indian Arm and a secluded beach. This is a moderately strenuous hike with stairs and hills covering six kilometres, and is recommended for adults and youths 15 and older. Advance registration is required. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3.25 for youth/seniors. Register: www.metrovancouveronline.org or 604-432-6359.
Terry Fox Library offers Teen Movie Afternoon with a showing of The Dark Knight Rises, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Enjoy an afternoon of food and fun with a Batman movie.
Soroptimist International of the Tri-Cities hosts the Give Her Wings Gala, in support of projects benefiting women and girls in the Tri-Cities, at 6: 30 p.m. at the Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Dr., Port Moody. Cocktail reception at 6: 30 p.m., followed by entertainment at 7: 30 p.m. The evening includes silent and live auctions, appetizers from Design by Desire Catering, music by Hot Club of PoCo and an iPad mini raffle. Tickets, which cost $65, include one beverage. This event is for adults only. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-942-1442.
SUNDAY, APRIL 7
Author and Mother-preneur Christina Wachko gives an inspirational talk for moms who want to start the businesses of their dreams, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, 1379 Laurier Ave., Port Coquitlam. Waschko is the author of Verry Berry Extra-Ordinary. This is a free event. Info: www. christinawaschko.com.
MONDAY, APRIL 8
Hang Tough Arthritis Community Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at Parkwood Manor, 1142 Dufferin St., Coquitlam. The topic of discussion is a "Talking with your Doctor" workshop, sponsored by the Patient Voices Network. The workshop starts promptly at 1 p.m. Info: 604-937-0320.
United Way of the Lower Mainland hosts two Tri-Cities senior caregivers support meetings, from 1 to 2: 30 p.m. at Wilson Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave. in Port Coquitlam, and from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. at the Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship, 1160 Lansdowne Dr. in Coquitlam. These sessions are for all family caregivers of seniors who have concerns or questions. Register by contacting Karen at 778-789-1496 or seniorcaregiverprogram@ gmail.com.
TUESDAY, APRIL 9
Burke Mountain Naturalists meet at 7: 30 p.m. in the hall of Como Lake United Church, 535 Marmont St., Coquitlam. The guest speaker is ornithologist Rob Butler, who will give a slide presentation on "The Society of Crows." Everyone is welcome to attend this free meeting. Info: www.bmn.bc.ca.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10
Kidney Foundation of Canada, B.C. branch offers a free screening opportunity for kidney health for those at-risk, from 9: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam. The screening takes approximately 20 minutes. Pre-registration is required by calling 604-927-6940.
Terry Fox Library hosts World Film Night, featuring the Canadian movie Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001). Refreshments will be available at intermission from Friends of the Terry Fox Library. The movie begins at 6 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Info: 604-927-7999 or www.fvrl.ca.
THURSDAY, APRIL 11
Philosophers' CafÃ© hosts a discussion on how the belief in successive or past lives can change your perception. The discussion starts at 7 p.m. at the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library, at 575 Poirier St. This is a free, drop-in event. Info: 778782-5215 or www.philosopherscafe.net.
FRIDAY, APRIL 12
United Way of the Lower Mainland hosts a senior caregivers support meeting, from 10 to 11: 30 a.m. at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam. This session is for all family caregivers of seniors who have concerns or questions. Register by contacting Karen at 778-789-1496 or seniorcaregiverprogram@ gmail.com.
Place Maillardville presents Baby's First Two Years drop-in program, from 1 to 2: 30 p.m., for expectant mothers as well as parents, grandparents and/or guardians with babes from newborn to 24 months. This free series - offered April 12 and 26 and May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 - features guest speakers (April 12, Jamie Lynn Davis on Baby Sign Language) in the Heritage Room at Place Maillardville Community Centre, 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam. For more information, e-mail programs@ placemaillardville.ca.
Terry Fox Library hosts the Adult Learner Book Club, from 2 to 3 p.m., for those for whom English is a second language. Come upgrade your reading skills, make new friends and practise English in a fun environment at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Info: 604-927-7999.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
5th Coquitlam Scouts host a manure sale, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hillcrest Middle School, 2161 Regan Ave., Coquitlam. The fundraiser features bags of steer manure, mushroom manure or garden soil at $5 per bag. Free delivery for orders of 10 bags or more to the same address; $5 fee for delivery of less than 10 bags; or free pickup the day of the sale at Hillcrest. Info: www.5thcoquitlamscouts.com.
Al-Anon meets Mondays at 1 p.m., Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Como Lake United Church, 535 Marmont St., Coquitlam, as well as Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church, 2318 St. Johns St., Port Moody. Info: 604-688-1716 or 604-461-6991.
Alzheimer Society of B.C. hosts caregiver support groups. A Coquitlam group meets the last Wednesday of the month, from 7 to 9 p.m.; a PoCo group meets the second Thursday of the month, from 7 to 9 p.m.; and a Chinese-speaking group meets the first Thursday of the month, from 2 to 4 p.m. Info: 604-298-0711.
Art Focus Artists Association meets on Wednesdays, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Outlet in Leigh Square, 2253 Leigh Sq., PoCo. Artists from the Tri-Cities and beyond of all experience levels and interests gather to support each other and display their work. Demonstrations by professional artists are free to the public on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Info: 604-942-0537.
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 604255-4590 or.
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