WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14
Maillardville Community Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at ABC Country Restaurant at Lougheed Highway and Schoolhouse Street. Information: 604-464-1808.
Terry Fox Library presents Port Coquitlam author Florida Town, reading from her newest novel The Copper Trail, 7 p.m. (2470 Mary Hill Rd., PoCo). It is a story about a Scythian boy and a First Nations girl, held captive in what is now Canada's Lake Country. Info: 604-927-7999.
The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce hosts the 2012 Leadership Forum for students, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Douglas College Lecture Hall (David Lam campus, 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Hear School District 43 superintendent Tom Grant and Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Huberman talk about their career paths. This is a free event open to students and chamber members. Space is limited, so register at www.tricitieschamber. com.
Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club hosts a small stamp auction, with viewing at 7 p.m. (auction starts at 8 p.m. - McGee Room, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Info: 604-941-9306 or www.stampclub.ca.
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. This free session is designed for those who have an alcohol or drug problem, those concerned about their use and people affected by others' use. This is a drop-in program. Registration is not required. Info: 604-9363900.
THURSDAY, NOV. 15
Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary hosts its Christmas Bazaar, Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the hospital's main lobby (475 Guildford Way, Port Moody). Items include holiday wreaths, decorations, floral arrangements, sewing, hand knitted and crocheted items. Proceeds go to purchase of new equipment and patient comfort items. Info: 604-941-0378.
The Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society holds its next general meeting, 1 p.m. at the Gathering Place in Leigh Square (2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam). Info: 604-927-8403.
The Coquitlam Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary with a gala evening at the Red Robinson Show Theatre (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam). Reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7: 15 p.m.
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FRIDAY, NOV. 16
Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary hosts a Bake Sale/Wrap and Bag Sale, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the hospital's main lobby (475 Guildford Way, Port Moody). Proceeds go to purchase of new equipment and patient comfort items. Info: 604-941-0378.
Heritage Mountain Elementary hosts its Holiday Bazaar, 3 to 9 p.m. (125 Ravine Dr., Port Moody). More than 35 vendors feature such goods as jewelry, accessories, cosmetics, specialty foods, candles, eco gifts, crafts and more. There will also be items up for raffle, including an iPad. Info: HMEBazaar@gmail.com.
Tri-City Singles Social Club holds its next meeting, 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2513 Clark St., Port Moody. Chance for single men and women over 40 to meet new friends and enjoy activities like dining, theatre, walks and travel. Membership fee is $20. Info: email@example.com, 604-941-8897 or 604-466-0017.
SATURDAY, NOV. 17
St. Laurence Quality Fair features gift baskets, jewelry, baked goods and more, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (825 St. Laurence St., Coquitlam). There will also be a silent auction and a gourmet food basket draw and BBQ. Info: 604-936-5423 or www.saintlaurence. ca.
Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library Society meet 10: 30 a.m. in the boardroom of the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (575 Poirier St.). New members welcome. Info: 604-937-4130.
The University Women's Club gathers 1 p.m. at Gleneagle Secondary (1195 Landsdowne Dr., Coquitlam). The club hosts Evelyn Humphries from "Chance to Choose" program, which has resulted in an award-winning permaculture garden. Info: 604-9399146.
SUNDAY, NOV. 18
The Hyde Creek Salmon Festival presents its 13th annual free family event, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre (1379 Laurier Ave., Port Coquitlam) and Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery (3636 Coast Meridian Rd., PoCo). The day-long event features informative and interactive environmental displays and exhibits including live owls, sea aquarium and an invasive bullfrog, tours and nature walks, crafts, face painting, First Nations art stencilling, birdhouse building, fly cast demonstration/participation, BBQ salmon burgers and salmon chowder, fundraising raffles. Free parking.
MONDAY, NOV. 19
Tri-Cities Parkinson's Support Group meets 10 a.m. at Eagle Ridge United Church, 2813, Glen Dr., Coquitlam. Info: 604-4684478.
The Terry Fox Library presents local pro photographer Steve Smith for his stories and images from Peru and Bolivia, 7 to 8: 30 p.m. (2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam). Info: 604-927-7999.
TUESDAY, NOV. 20
Coquitlam Centre hosts Unwrapped - A Charitable Night of Shopping. Participants will enjoy shopping, food and wine tasting opportunities. A limited number of tickets are being sold for this fundraiser for local not-for-profit groups. Over the past three years Unwrapped has raised more than $203,000 for more than 70 non-profit organizations and community groups. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PoCo Garden Club hosts it's annual general meeting, 7: 30 p.m. at the Trinity United Church
Hall (2211 Prairie Ave., corner of Shaughnessy St. in Port Coquitlam). Special guest Egan Davis, from VanDusen Gardens, will speak on Conifers of the World. Guests and new members welcome. Info: 604-941-9261.
Cameron Centre hosts free drop-in English conversation classes for intermediate to advanced level speakers, from 7: 30 to 9: 30 p.m. on Wednesdays at 9523 Cameron St., Burnaby (near Lougheed Mall). Info: Sarah at 604-630-9236.
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.
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 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., 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: 604-942-0537.
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