FRIDAY, SEPT. 28
Tri-Cities Caregivers' Support Group meets the second and fourth Friday of each month, 10 a.m. at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: Karen at 778789-1496.
Terry Fox Library presents Babytime for Babies, Friday until Oct. 12, 10: 15 to 10: 40 a.m., 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam.
Experience cuddly-time with your baby while listening to nursery rhymes and stories, while meeting other new parents and caregivers. Info: 604-927-7999.
Metro Vancouver hosts Rainforest by Night, 6: 30 to 8: 30 p.m. at Minnekhada Regional Park, beginning at the parking lot off Quarry Road in Coquitlam. Learn about the characters that take centre stage as dusk dissipates, from owls and bats to salamanders and flying squirrels.
A park interpreter will help decipher the sounds and trails of the areas nocturnal creatures. For ages six-and-above; $4.25 per child/youth/senior, $8 per adult, or $21.50 per family. Registration is required and can be done by calling 604-432-6359.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 29
Coquitlam Chapter Order of the Eastern Star holds its Shopping Gala, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Masonic Hall (2660 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam). Features jewellery, spices, clothing, kitchenware, makeup and more. Entry fee of $6 also includes lunch. Info: Louise at 604-931-4274.
The Terry Fox Library presents B.C. historian John Mitchell and his stories and pictures of the Cariboo Gold Rush, 1 to 3 p.m., 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in Port Coquitlam.
Learn about life in Barkerville and the fortune hunters who came to strike it rich. Info: 604-927-7999.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 30
Place des Arts presents September Family Day, part of Culture Days, 1: 30 to 3: 30 p.m., 1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam. This free familyfriendly event includes various art exhibits, drop-in style workshops and a 40th anniversary banner unveiling.
Port Moody Library hosts interactive storytelling with Abegael Fisher-Lang, 1: 30 p.m. in the Fireside Reading Room (100 Newport Dr.). Suitable for children 5 and older. No registration required. Info: 604-469-4577.
MONDAY, OCT. 1
BC NDP holds its annual general meeting for the riding of Port Moody-Coquitlam, which includes Anmore and Belcarra, 7: 30 p.m. at Moody Middle School (3115 St. Johns St., Port Moody). Members and non-members are welcome to attend. MLA Joe Trasolini is the guest speaker, with tea and coffee will be served. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, OCT. 2
Immigrant Services Society of BC offers a presentation and screening session, 10: 30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. at the Terry Fox Library, 1470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Learn how Skills Connect for Immigrants works and how it helps newcomers. To register, call 604-684-2561 ext. 2123, or e-mail skillsconnect@issbc. org.
Glenayre Scottish Country Dance Club holds its registration, 7 p.m. at the Burquest Jewish Community Ctr., 2860 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Coquitlam. All levels of experience are taught on Tuesdays - beginners welcome. Info: Jean at 604-464-8103,
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3
Evergreen Cultural Centre presents Hawaiian Myths and Legends, Oct. 3 to 6 (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). See history come to life in this fun-filled exploration of Hawaiian music, dance, language and culture. Show times are Oct. 3, 10 a.m.; Oct. 4 and 5, 10 a.m. & 7 p.m.; Oct. 6, 1: 30 & 7 p.m. For tickets ($10-54) or info, call 604-927-6555 or go to www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Coquitlam Gogos present author and photojournalist Paola Gianturco to discuss her new book, Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon, 1 to 2: 30 p.m. at the Poirier Branch of the Coquitlam Public Library, 575 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Books will be available to purchase, with all author royalties donated to Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign. Info: 604-937-4142.
Central Coquitlam Pensioners Branch 108 meet the first Wednesday of each month in the Centennial Room of Dogwood Pavilion. Membership is $10 per year. For information about membership, call Roy Hartman at 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. For information about the bingo, call Catherine Clout at 604-937-7537.
Terry Fox Library presents Pyjama Storytime, 6: 45 to 7: 15 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Evening stories for preschool children and their families on the first Monday of each month. Children may come in pyjamas and bring a stuffed toy to cuddle. Info: 604-927-7999.
SHARE Family & Community Services Society hosts an alcohol and drug education session, from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. on the second floor of 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody. The topic will be "Cocaine and crystal meth - the struggle to recover, and what long-term recovery looks like." This program is open to everyone and is designed for those who have an alcohol or drug problem or those concerned about their use, as well as those affected by the use of others. Registration is not required for this dropin program, which runs each Wednesday through Nov. 28. Info: 604-936-3900.
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 6044690361.
The Hyde Creek Watershed Society holds its general meeting, 7: 15 p.m. at Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., Port Coquitlam. Guests welcome. Info: www.hydecreek.org or 604-461-3474.
THURSDAY, OCT. 4
Immigrant Services Society of BC provides an information session about Job Options BC program, 1 to 2 p.m. at 204-3242 Westwood St., Port Coquitlam. To register, call 604-468-6262 or e-mail email@example.com.
Burquitlam Community Association meets the first Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Banting Middle School, 820 Banting St., Coquitlam.
SATURDAY, OCT. 6
Civic Association of Iranian Canadians hosts a Meet your MP with minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages James Moore, 3 to 4 p.m. at Douglas College, Room C1002 (1240 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Everyone is welcome. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tricity Speakers Toastmasters Club runs Mondays, 6: 30 to 8 p.m. at Douglas College's David Lam campus, 1250 Pinetree Way (2nd floor, Room B 2050).
Come out and build confidence and enhance your personal and business development. Info: 778-995-5230.
Westcoast Harmony Chorus is seeking energetic, motivated women who love to sing.
Attend a Wednesday night rehearsal to hear this awardwinning, four-part harmony chorus. Info: 604-596-6735.
Wild West Can-Can Dancers Society , a registered nonprofit society, is accepting new members, including dancers and non-dancers. Info: www. wildwestcancan.ca.
Women Helping Others (WHO) meets at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Widows and single women over 50 welcome. Info: 604-464-2058.
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., as well as Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church, 2318 St. Johns St. in 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 each month, from 7 to 9 p.m.; a PoCo group meets the second Thursday of each 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., Port Coquitlam. 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: 6049420537.
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 accepted on an ongoing basis. Info: 604-461-5848 or www. bakerscornerpreschool.com.
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: Scott at 604-255-4590 or www.barnetsailing.bc.ca.
Cameron Centre hosts free drop-in English conversation classes for intermediate to advanced level speakers, from 7: 30 to 9: 30 p.m. Wednesdays at 9523 Cameron St., Burnaby (near Lougheed Mall). Info: Sarah at 604-630-9236.
Circle of Friends , a social group for 50-plus fun singles who are looking to meet new friends and participate in fun activities, meets at 7 p.m. on the third Friday of each month at the PoCo Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St. For more info, call Keiko at 6049429431 or 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. Visitors and prospective members welcome. Info: Joy at 604-466-9992 or Jo-Ann at 604-941-4869.
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