FRIDAY, MARCH 1
Festival du Bois and the Port Coquitlam Sunday Coffee Concerts presents Genticorum, 7 p.m. at the Terry Fox Theatre, 1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam. Enjoy the distinctive and energetic fiddle and flute sounds of this Quebec troupe. Tickets $12/adults, $10/seniors, $5/students, children 12 and under free. Purchase tickets at www. experienceit.ca or call 604-927-8400.
SATURDAY, MARCH 2
B.C. Cancer Agency offers its screening mammography mobile service at the Coquitlam Public Library, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 575 Poirier St., in the Nancy Bennett Room. Women ages 40 to 70 can book an appointment by calling 1-800-663-9203 or by visiting www.smpbc.ca.
Registered dieticians will be at the Real Canadian Superstore 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and March 20 (3 to 7 p.m.) to answer questions and share tips in celebration of Nutrition Month, 1301 Lougheed Hwy., Coquitlam.
Festival du Bois , Maillardville's annual celebration of French culture and Maillardville history all day Saturday and Sunday at Coquitlam's Mackin Park, King Edward Street and Brunette Avenue. Events begin at 11: 30 a.m. and wrap up at 8 p.m., with music, food and activities for all ages. Cost for daily access is $12/ adults, $8/students and seniors, $5/children ages 5-12, or $30 for two adults/two children family package.
Douglas College and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. Tri-City Branch celebrate National Engineering and Geoscience Month by hosting a Popsicle stick bridge building contest, beginning at noon at the David Lam campus, 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. The event invites students in grades 3 to 8, as individuals or teams, to build a bridge using only Popsicle sticks, glue and construction paper. Prizes will be awarded. Cost is $5 per team with advance registration, and will be refunded at the event. Info/registration: www.apeg.bc.ca/ services/branches/tc/index.html#2013.
The Terry Fox Library presents Teen Movie Time, 1 to 4 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Enjoy an afternoon of snacks and fun flicks; the March 2 movie is The Dark Knight (14A). Sign up by calling 604-927-7999.
SUNDAY, MAR. 3
Festival du Bois , Maillardville's annual celebration of French culture and Maillardville history all day Saturday and Sunday at Coquitlam's Mackin Park, King Edward Street and Brunette Avenue. Events begin at 10 a.m. and wrap up at 4: 30 p.m., with music, food and activities for all ages. Start the day with the pancake breakfast - $6/adults, $3/children, plus admission.
Admission tickets are $12/adults, $8/students and seniors, $5/children ages 5-12, or $30 for two adults/two children family package.
The Vancouver Surfriders are holding a Coquitlam River Cleanup, 10: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning at Lions Park at Lions Way and Shaughnessy St. in Port Coquitlam. Look for the blue Surfrider tent. Everyone is invited to help clean debris from the Coquitlam River. Info: http: //vancouverbc.surfrider.org/.
Clothing for a Cause , a program presented by Simon Fraser University students to raise awareness for the causes of homelessness, runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Moody Middle School, 3115 St.
Johns St., Port Moody. Info: 604-723-7019 or email@example.com.
MONDAY, MAR. 4
The Tri-Cities Municipal Pension Retirees Association , meets 11 a.m. at Pasta Polo Rest-aurant, 2754 Barnet Hwy., Coquitlam. All recipients of the Municipal Pension Plan are invited.
Hang Tough Arthritis Community Group meets 1 to 3 p.m. at Parkwood Manor, 1142 Dufferin St., Coquitlam. A panel discussion on personal experiences with hip and knee replacements will be the topic. All persons with arthritis and/or their supporters are welcome. Info: 604-937-0320.
Terry Fox Library hosts Pyjama Storytime, from 6: 45 to 7: 15 p.m. on the first Monday of the month, at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Children may come in pyjamas and bring a stuffed toy to cuddle. Info: 604-927-7999.
TUESDAY, MAR. 5
The United Way presents a Tri-Cities Senior Caregivers Support Caregivers information session, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Wilson Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave., Port Coquitlam. This session is for all family caregivers of seniors who have concerns or questions.
Register by calling Karen at 778-789-1496 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coquitlam Public Library hosts a Chinese New Year Concert, 7 to 8 p.m. at the City Centre Branch, 1169 Pinetree Way. This celebration of the Year of the Snake includes traditional Chinese music by the Arts Musical Studio. Seats are limited and registration is required for this free program. Info/register: Shirley at 604-937-3221.
Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Support Group holds its monthly meeting 7 p.m. at the Pinetree Community Centre, 1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. All those involved with prostate problems are urged to come and share their concerns and experiences in a strictly confidential setting. Info: 604-936-8703 or 604-936-2998.
WEDNESDAY, MAR. 6
SHARE Family & Community Services Society hosts a free drug and alcohol information session, from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. at 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody (second floor). This series, which runs Wednesdays through March 27, is for people who have an alcohol or drug problem, those concerned about their use, or those concerned about someone else's use. The format consists of a video, brief presentation and open discussion. The March 6 topic is "Drinking, Drugs and Driving - How the new laws will affect you."
Hyde Creek Watershed Society holds a general meeting, 7: 15 p.m. at the Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., Port Coquitlam. Guests welcome. Info: 604-461-3474, or www.hydecreek.org.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7
Port Coquitlam 's centennial celebration continues with a variety of free events on March 7 - A public open house at the Heritage Centre at Leigh Square, 3 to 8 p.m., 2253 Leigh Sq.; A games night, face painting and program display followed by a free swim at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, 5 to 10 p.m. (swimming from 8 to 10 p.m.), 1379 Laurier Ave.; A free skate, 7: 15 to 8: 45 p.m. at the PoCo Recreation Complex, 2150 Wilson Ave.; An evening Gala at City Hall, 7: 13 to 9: 13 p.m. Tickets for the gala reception, which includes live music, cost $19.13. Info: 604-927-7900, www.portcoquitlam.ca/100 or email@example.com.
Coquitlam Public Library and R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Society of Women present authors Kamal Dhillon and Kathy Kovacs for a talk on International Women's Day: Peace and Serenity through Forgiveness, 6: 45 to 8: 45 p.m. at the City Centre Branch in Rooms 1 and 2, 1169 Pinetree Way. Dhillon, author of Black and Blue Sari, and Kovacs, author of The Gift of Peace, will share their stories of domestic violence and their own personal journey as survivors. Register for this free presentation by calling 604-9374155. Info: www.respect4women.org.
SHARE Family & Community Services Society is offering a free eight-week group for people impacted by a loved one's substance misuse, beginning March 7. Info: call Rhea at 604-9376964.
Port Moody Public Library hosts the Baby Sing and Learn program for infants up to 18 months of age, running every Thursday (to May 30), from 10: 30 to 11: 15 a.m., and from 2 to 2: 45 p.m. at 100 Newport Dr. Infants and caregivers will learn songs, rhymes
and stories, while meeting other parents and children. This is a free, drop-in program that requires parent/caregiver participation. Info: www.library.portmoody.ca or 604-469-4577.
Recreation Unlimited Volleyball Club offers weekly recrea-
tional volleyball from 8 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays at Hillcrest Middle School, 2161 Regan Ave., Coquitlam.
Beginners are welcome. Info: Gary at 604-469-6389 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recovery International is a self-help peer-to-peer support group for people who struggle with stress, fear, anger, depression, anxiety, panic and nervous
symptoms. Cognitive behavioural techniques are discussed at the Port Coquitlam meeting. Info: Phyllis at 604-931-5945 or www. RecoveryCanada.ca.
Rocky Point Toastmasters meet Mondays at 7: 15 p.m. at Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Dr. Info: 604-506-1037.
SARA Society (Sexual Assault Recovery Anonymous) offers teen and adult support programs, literature and public education in Metro Vancouver. Info: 604-584-2626 or www.sarasociety.net.
Sasamat Outdoor Centre is looking for entertainers for its adult lunch and dinner programs. Info: email@example.com or call 604939-2268.
Scouts francophones is looking for leaders. This fulfilling volunteer position includes opportunities for personal growth, adventure, travel and practicum hours. Info: Monique at 604-936-3624.
SHARE Family & Community Services Society hosts a free support group for seniors (60 and older) who would like to be more involved in the community. The group's purpose is to connect people with others, while having fun and having a place to talk about issues that are important to them. New members are welcome. The group runs on Wednesdays, through the end of March, from 10: 15 a.m. to noon at the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam. For information, details on bus and Handidart information and to register, call Rhea at 604-937-6964.
Special Olympics B.C. , needs volunteers to help run sporting programs and events at its Coquitlam branch. Info: 604-737-3125.
Suite E Life Drawing Group meets each Tuesday until June from 6: 50 to 9: 50 p.m. in the Joseph Howe Room of the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: www. myartclub.com or Myda at 604-469-1911.
SUCCESS is looking for volunteers for its host program, which helps new immigrants adapt to Canadian society. Info: Shirley at 604-936-5900.
Terry Fox Library hosts Grow-A-Reader prenatal storytime on the fourth Saturday of the month, running through April, from 10: 30 to 11: 30 a.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Enjoy meeting other parents with babies on the way and learn a selection of rhymes, songs and stories to share with your soon-to-be newborn. Info: 604-927-7999.
Terry Fox Library hosts one-on-one Internet help. Join staff for a free half-hour session to get you started with the Internet, Facebook, eBooks, e-mail and more. Learn on your own laptop, handheld device or a library computer, at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Info: 604-927-7999 or drop by the information desk at the library.
Terry Fox Library hosts evening storytime for preschool children and their families on the first Wednesday of the month, 6: 45 to 7: 15 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Come and hear new favourites, songs and fingerplays. Info: 604-927-7999.
Terry Fox Library and SHARE Family & Community Services offer a free English conversation group, from 10: 30 a.m. to noon on Thursdays, at the library, 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam.
The group gives people a chance to practise English in a fun atmosphere. All are welcome. Info: 604-927-7999.
TRICEPS (Tri-Cities Early Psychosis Support), a non-profit support group that provides help to parents, spouses and siblings of individuals diagnosed with psychosis, meets the second Wednesday of the month in the ParkLane Room of Eagle Ridge Hospital from 7 to 9 p.m.
Tri-Cities Caregivers' Support Group meets the second and fourth Friday of the month, from 10 to 11: 30 a.m. at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam; the fourth Monday of every month at two facilities - from 10 to 11: 30 a.m., at the Maillardville Community Centre (1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam), and 2 to 3: 30 p.m. at Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Ct., Coquitlam) - and the first Monday of each month, from 1 to 2: 30 p.m. at the Wilson Community Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave., Port Coquitlam. Info: Karen at 778-789-1496.
Tri-Cities Early Childhood Development Committee hosts Family Play and Learn on the ground floor of Coquitlam Centre, from 5: 30 to 7: 30 p.m on the last Wednesday of the month. Join Tri-Cities librarians for stories, songs, crafts and more. No registration is required for this free event.
Tri-City Family Place offers a drop-in program for parents and caregivers of children under six, and is open Tuesdays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2062 Manning Ave., Port Coquitlam. Info: 604-945-0048.
Tri City Potters meet at 7 p.m. at Port Moody Secondary, 300 Albert St., on the third Wednesday of each month. Activities include gatherings, shows, presentions and more to inspire those with an interest in clay Info: www.tricitypotters.ca.
Tri-City Singles Social Club offers an opportunity for 50-plus singles to get together and enjoy a variety of fun activities such as dining, theatre, travel and bowling. Meetings are held the third Friday of each month at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2513 Clarke St., Port Moody. New members welcome. Info: Louise at 604-9418897, Darline at 604-466-0017 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tricity Speakers Toastmasters meet every Monday from 6: 30 to 8 p.m. in Room B 2050, at the Coquitlam campus of Douglas College, 1250 Pinetree Way. Info: Sean at 778-995-5230 or http: // tricityspeakers.toastmastersclubs.org.
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