WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5
Port Moody Station Museum offers a Family Activities with Scouters event, 6 to 8 p.m. at the museum (2734 Murray St., Port Moody, next to Rocky Point Park). Participants can try their hand at scouting skills like rope making, braiding and other crafts. Info: 604-939-1648 or email@example.com.
Terry Fox Library presents a Family Christmas Special event, 6: 45 to 7: 15 p.m. (2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam). Join library staff for stories, carolling and the fun of decorating the library Christmas tree.
Seasonal goodies will be served. Everyone is welcome for this free event.
The Hyde Creek Watershed Society will host its next general meeting at 7: 15 p.m. at the Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery, located at 3636 Coast Meridian Rd. in Port Coquitlam. Guests welcome. Info: 604-461-3474 or www.hydecreek.org.
The Evergreen Cultural Centre partners with Kushala Yoga to host an evening of Hatha yoga from 7: 30 to 9 p.m. for those 16 and older. The evening features a combination of both art appreciation and an introduction to Hatha yoga. Drop-ins welcome, though pre-registration is recommended. To register, call 604927-6552.
THURSDAY, DEC. 6
Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary hosts a Holiday and Chocolate Sale, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the hospital's main lobby (475 Guildford Way, Port Moody). Holiday needs and notions plus Belgian chocolates and chocolate products. Proceeds go to purchase of new equipment and patient comfort items. Info: 604-941-0378.
The Burquitlam Community Association holds its annual general meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. at Miller Park Community School (800 Egmont Ave., Coquitlam. Guest speaker will be Greg Kanya, manager of emergency programs, city of Coquitlam. Info: 604937-7458 or www.burquitlam.org.
FRIDAY, DEC. 7
Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary hosts a Chocolate Sale, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the hospital's main lobby (475 Guildford Way, Port Moody). Items include fine Belgian chocolates and chocolate novelties. Proceeds go to purchase of new equipment and patient comfort items. Info: 604-941-0378.
Crossroads Hospice Society hosts a free walking group for the bereaved, Fridays from 10: 30 a.m. to noon. The group meets at the Port Moody Social Recreation Centre. Hospice volunteers will be present on the free walk through Rocky Point Park or Orchard Beach. Newcomers can register by calling Castine Breckwoldt at 604-949-2274.
Kids Music Fun Night offered at Dr. Charles Best Secondary (2525 Como Lake Rd., Coquitlam), 5: 30 to 9: 30 p.m. This fun event is for children ages three to eight, where they can experiment with a variety of instruments and participate in music sessions led by Best's music students. Dinner and snacks provided.
$15 for one child, $25 for two, and $5 for each additional child. Info/register: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, DEC. 8
The Vancity Youth Job Club hosts a Family Entertainment Night, 6 to 9 p.m. around the theme of a warm and toasty Hawaiian Holiday at Place Maillardville Community Centre (1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam). Event includes G-rated movies, games, crafts, music and more. Popcorn, baked goods and hot chocolate will be available for purchase. This is a fundraising event for SHARE Family Services and the Coquitlam Animal Shelter, with entry requiring non-perishable food or a toy donation. A babysitting service option is also offered for a minimum $10 donation per family in addition to food or toy item. Drop-in day of event is permitted, but pre-registration for babysitting service is required, by calling 604-933-6166.
SUNDAY, DEC. 9
The inaugural Snowflake Walk offers community members an opportunity to support a new anti-bullying program called Be Someone, now in effect in the City of Port Coquitlam, in partnership with the Port Coquitlam Youth Society, RCMP and School District 43. The event begins at 1 p.m. (pre-registration opening at 11 a.m.) and starts at the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex (2150 Wilson Ave.). Any funds raised through the event will go towards the program. Info: www.snowflakewalk.com.
MONDAY, DEC. 10
Port Coquitlam Stroke Recovery Club meets Mondays at 11: 30 a.m. at Wilson Centre. Those who have had a stroke, and their caregivers, are welcome. Info: 604-942-2334.
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.
TUESDAY, DEC. 11
The Emanuel Romanian Baptist Church Choir will entertain at the Coquitlam City Centre Library, 7 to 7: 45 p.m. (1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) with carols in both Romanian and English. The choir features 50 singers of all ages, under the direction of Sorin Tepes. Info: www.library.coquitlam. bc. ca.
Kyle Centre offers drop-in bridge for all skill levels from 12: 30 to 3: 30 p.m. every Tuesday. Soup and sandwich lunch follows, prepared by Community Integration Services Society, which supports adults with disabilities. Info: 604-469-4561.
Lincoln Toastmasters meet from 7: 30 to 9: 30 p.m. at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, 1379 Laurier Ave. in Port Coquitlam. New members welcome. Info: 604-218-6078 or www.lincolntm.com.
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.
Maillardville Residents' Association meets the first Wednesday of each month at Place Maillardville, 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam. Information: 604-931-5650.
Mood Disorders Association of BC (Coquitlam) hosts a support group every second and fourth Monday of the month at 6: 50 p.m. at the Burquitlam Lions Care Centre, 560 Sydney Ave. in Coquitlam. Information: Anne at 604-941-4721 or Mood Disorders Association of BC office at 604-873-0103.
MOSAIC kindness club needs host volunteers to help newcomers adjust to Canadian life. Commitment is for two hours a week for 13 weeks. For more information, call 604-254-9626.
Nar-Anon support group for those affected by someone else's addiction meets Tuesdays from 7: 30 to 9 p.m. at Lions Hall, 12479 Harris Rd. in Pitt Meadows. Information: Cheryl at 604-465-0872.
North Fraser Alzheimer Resource Centre offers monthly caregiver support groups in Coquitlam and PoCo. Info: 604-298-0780.
Parents Without Partners is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization devoted to the interests of single parents and their children. Single parents who are separated, divorced, widowed or never married are eligible to join. Orientation meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7: 30 p.m. at Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Info: 604-9452407.
THE NOW publishes Bulletin Board notices 10 days prior to events and meetings. To submit, include the group name, type of event as well as the location, date and time and contact information. E-mail to email@example.com. ?