WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12
Terry Fox Library presents its North Pole Science Lab, 4 to 4: 45 p.m. (2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam). Kids can unlock the mysteries of Christmas with professor Janine the Jenius.
Discover how Santa pops out of the chimneys so fast, what is elf burping potion, and see a candy cane bubble shower. This is an interactive science show for kids of all ages. For tickets/info, call 604-927-7999.
Maillardville Community Lions Club meets 7 p.m. at ABC Country Restaurant at Lougheed Highway and Schoolhouse Street. Info: 604-464-1808.
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 7 to 9 p.m. in the Parklane Room of Eagle Ridge Hospital (475 Guildford Way, Port Moody).
THURSDAY, DEC. 13
Theatrix Youtheatre Society presents Peter Pan at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, Dec. 13 to 15, 1 p.m. matinees and 7 p.m. evening shows (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Info and tickets: www.theatrixyoutheatre.com.
The Christian Women's Club and Stonecroft Ministries presents a women's connection luncheon, noon at the Executive Inn (405 North Rd., Coquitlam). Guest speaker is Marlene Penner, with music by Tom McDonald and Emily Black. To reserve a place call Frieda at 604-937-7198.
Alzheimer Society of B.C. hosts caregiver support groups, with a PoCo group meeting the second Thursday of the month, from 7 to 9 p.m. Info: 604-298-0711.
Philosophers' Cafe at Coquitlam Public Library will meet 7 p.m. to discuss the rising healthcare costs and our aging society with moderator Amir Kamyabnejad, biomedical engineering MA student at SFU (575 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Everyone is invited to this free discussion. Info: www.philosopherscafe.net.
Tri-Cities Certified Dental Assistant Society hosts a lecture, 7 p.m. with Jean Crawshaw, in Room C1005 of the David Lam campus (1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Registration at 6: 30 p.m. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 mar-
ried 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: 604-945-2407.
FRIDAY, DEC. 14
Tri-Cities Caregivers' Support Group meets the second and fourth Friday of the month at 10 a.m. at Dogwood Pavilion (624 Poirier St., Coquitlam), and the fourth Monday of every month, 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). Info: Karen at 778-789-1496.
The Terry Fox Library offers a Seniors Christmas Tea Party, 2 to 3 p.m. (2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam). Come and join them for Christmas stories, carolling, tea and holiday spirit. Everyone is welcome.
The Focus Volleyball Club is looking for boys and girls born in 1995 to 2000 to join for the upcoming indoor volleyball season. Focus is based in the Tri-Cities and Burnaby and offers competitive, fun learning environment. Tryouts are ongoing. Info: www.focusvolleyball.com.
Developmental Disabilities Association offers free pickup of gently used houseware items, including dishes, toys and books. Cloth items can be dropped off in bins. Furniture, dishes and clothes are accepted at donation stations. Info: 604-273-4332.