WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27
Tri-Cities Early Childhood Development Committee , along with Tri-City Librarians, present Super Science, 5: 30 to 7: 30 p.m. at the Coquitlam Centre Mall, ground level. This is a family play and learn event, with no registration required for this free program.
Tri-City Greendrinks is holding its first meeting of 2013, 6: 30 to 9 p.m. at the Coquitlam Public Library, 1169 Pinetree Way, in the Coquitlam Foundation Room. Guest speaker Sven Biggs discusses Kinder Morgan and Enbridge pipeline proposals. The event is free and open to the public.
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 Feb. 27 topic is "Trauma: how substance misuse often occurs with people who have experienced childhood abuse and how these experiences may cause relapses or continued misuse."
Coquitlam Public Library hosts a philosophers' café on the Northern Gateway Pipeline, with moderator Shahin Dashtgard, SFU associate professor of earth sciences, at the City Centre branch, 1169 Pinetree Way, Room 3 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Experience is not required, admission is free, and no registration required. Info: 778-7825215 or www.philosopherscafe. net.
Terry Fox Library hosts a meeting of the Coffee Mug Club book club, from 7 to 8 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Members are reading Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? by Anita Rau Badami. New members are welcome. Info: 604-927-7999.
Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club hosts a "stamp game." Visitors are welcome to participate. A swap and shop will take place at 7 p.m., with the game starting at 8 p.m. and featuring prizes. The club meets in the McGee Room of the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: 604-9419306 or www.stampclub.ca.
THURSDAY, FEB. 28
Morningside Toastmasters meet every Thursday from 7: 10 to 8: 30 a.m. at Burkeview Funeral Home, 1340 Dominion Ave., Port Coquitlam. New members welcome. Info: www. morningsidetoastmasters.ca.
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.
Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society hosts a Heritage Evening, the fourth Thursday of each month, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Gathering Place in Leigh Square, 11002253 Leigh Sq. Everyone is invited to hear some of the stories behind Port Coquitlam's heritage homes. Info: www. pocoheritage.org or call 604927-8403.
FRIDAY, MAR. 1
The Coquitlam Presbyterian Church hosts A World Day of Prayer service, 1 p.m. at 948 Como Lake Ave., Coquitlam. Prayers will be offered for the people of France with the theme of "I was a stranger and you welcomed me." All are welcome.
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 604927-8400.
SATURDAY, MAR. 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 1-800663-9203 or by visiting www.smpbc.ca.
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.
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 Mar. 2 movie is The Dark Knight (14A). Sign up by calling 604-9277999.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY, MAR. 4
The Tri-Cities Municipal Pension Retirees Association , meets 11 a.m. at Pasta Polo Restaurant, 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 email@example.com.
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: 604-9368703 or 604-936-2998.
Fraser Pacific Rose Society meets 7: 30 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: 604-9315120.
Hominum is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bisexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. Members meet every Monday evening at locations around the Metro Vancouver area. Info: Don at 604-329-9760 or Art at 604-462-9813.
King of Life Lutheran Church hosts a board game night at 7 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month, 1198 Falcon Dr., Coquitlam. Play some of the classics and be prepared to learn some new favourites. Everyone is invited.
Kyle Centre offers drop-in bridge for all skill levels from 12: 30 to 3: 30 p.m. every Tuesday, 125 Kyle St., Port Moody. 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., 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, Lougheed Highway and Schoolhouse Street. Info: 604464-1808.
Maillardville Residents' Association meets the first Wednesday of each month at Place Maillardville, 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam. Info: 604-9315650.
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., Coquitlam. Info: 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. Info: 604-254-9626.
Nar-Anon , a support group for those affected by someone else's addiction, meets Tuesdays 7: 30 to 9 p.m. at Lions Hall, 12479 Harris Rd. in Pitt Meadows. Info: 604-465-0872.
North Fraser Alzheimer Resource Centre offers monthly caregiver support groups in Coquitlam and PoCo. Info: 604298-0780.
Parent Support Services of BC offers free weekly parent and grandparent support circles led by trained facilitators across the Lower Mainland. Learn new ways to nurture your child through discussing parenting techniques, challenges and stresses, and receiving support.
Info: www.parentsupportbc.ca or 604-669-1616.
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: 604945-2407.
Pinetree Friendship Circle , for women of all ages, invites new members for free activities at Pinetree Community Centre, 1260 Pinetree Way. Coquitlam, every Saturday from 10: 30 a.m. to noon in Room 4. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pocomo Hiking Club meets Saturdays at 9: 30 a.m. for hikes throughout the Lower Mainland. Info: email@example.com.
PoCoMo Youth Services Society is looking for youths between 12 and 18 who want to make a difference in the community. Info: Jerome Bouvier at 604-251-6449 or jerome@ jeromeinspires.com.
Poirier Youth Centre offers youth between 11 and 18 a place to hang out, downstairs from the Poirier Community Centre. Ping pong, Internet, music and PlayStation available. Drop-in is free. Info: 604933-6035.
Port Coquitlam Community Band meets Wednesday evenings at Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary, 1335 Dominion Ave. New members of all levels are welcome. Info: 604-785-9672 or dsmaxwell@ hotmail.com.
Port Coquitlam Legion hosts an euchre club every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 2675 Shaughnessy St. All skill levels welcome. Info: 604-942-8911.
Port Coquitlam Parks and Recreation hosts the Comic Shop Youth Art Drop-In, 4 to 5: 30 p.m. each Thursday at Leigh Square, 1100-2253 Leigh Sq., Port Coquitlam. Each free session begins with a brief les-son in comic history and technique, followed by free work time. Participants learn what make cartooning a unique art form. For ages 13 to 17.
Port Moody Artist Co-op seeks new members to display and sell their original fine art pieces in the Blackberry Gallery of the Port Moody Arts Centre, 2425 St. Johns St. Info: www. blackberryartists.blogspot.ca or www.blackberrygiftshop.ca.
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.
Port Moody Ecological Society invites the community to the Noons Creek Hatchery every Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. to check out volunteer opportunities like working in the hatchery, water quality testing, gardening and administration. Info: 604-469-9106 or www.noonscreek.org.
Port Moody Public Library hosts Preschool Storytime for children ages two to five, every Monday, 10 to 10: 30 a.m. at 100 Newport Dr. Children will learn language skills through books, rhymes and songs. This is a free, drop-in program that requires parent/caregiver participation. Info: www.library. portmoody.ca or 604-469-4577.
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