FRIDAY, JAN. 18
The Terry Fox Library offers Preschool Storytime on Friday mornings, 10: 15 to 10: 45 a.m., for families and caregivers with young children. This drop-in program runs Jan. 18 to Feb.
8. Everyone is welcome. Info: 604-927-7999.
SATURDAY, JAN. 19
Little Neighbours Preschool is holding an Open House, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (155 Finnigan St., Coquitlam). Info: enrollment@ littleneighbours.com, or http: // www.littleneighbours.com/ home.html.
The Terry Fox Library presents Saturday Storytime, 11 to 11: 30 a.m. (2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam). For young children, the program deals with books and reading in a fun atmosphere, setting the stage for Kindergarten reading skills. It runs the third Saturday of every month. Info: 604-927-7999.
The University Women's Club presents the documentary 'The Lost Photo Album,' a story of one Japanese-Canadian woman's experience of being interned during the Second World War. Guest speaker is Sharon Kamitakahara, who participated in the documentary. 1 p.m. at Gleneagle Secondary (1195 Lansdowne Dr., Coquitlam). Info: 604-9399146 or 604-937-5018.
Tri-City Singles Social Club holds its monthly meeting, 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion (2513 Clark St., Port Moody). The club provides opportunities for single people, 50-plus, to meet new friends and enjoy fun activities like dining, theatre and travel. Membership is $20 a year. Info: 604-941-8897, 604-466-0017 or email@example.com.
SUNDAY, JAN. 20
BC Hydro and 1-800GOT-JUNK will be accepting old or unused electronics for free recycling, including televisions, prior to the start of the Coquitlam Express hockey game at the Poirier Sports Centre (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Collection will take place from noon to 2 p.m. (face-off time). For a full list of accepted electronics, visit www.return-it.ca/electronics/ products.
MONDAY, JAN. 21
Tri-Cities Parkinson's Support Group meets 10 a.m. to noon at Eagle Ridge United Church (2813 Glen Dr., Coquitlam). Info: 604-9413182.
The Gathering Place at Leigh Square presents Movie Night, 3: 30 to 6: 30 p.m. at Leigh Square, 1100-2253 Leigh Sq., Port Coquitlam. These all-ages screenings (children 12 and under should be accompanied by a guardian) feature a variety of films, from independent to famous and short documentaries. Cost is $4 for this drop-in program. Offered every second Monday beginning Jan. 21.
TUESDAY, JAN. 22
Fibromyalgia Support Group meets at 1 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library, 575 Poirier St. Info: Julie Park at 604-936-6027.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23
SUCCESS is offering a free workshop on Job Search Resources & Skill Connect, 10 a.m. to noon at the SUCCESS office (2058 Henderson Pl., Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). This is a free workshop. Register at 604-468-6000 or alice.poon@ success.ca.
St. Andrews United Church presents the program 'The Road of Life... Time to Reflect,' 1 to 2: 30 p.m. (2318 St. Johns St., Port Moody). Led by Rev. Julie Lebrun. All are welcome. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-939-5513.
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.
Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club hosts Book Night, 7 p.m., beginning with a swap and shop, followed by presentation of books after 8 p.m. in the 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. The Jan. 23 session is on "Alcohol - How dependence develops; controlled using; effects on pregnant women." 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, JAN. 24
Port Moody Public Library presents the Baby Sing and Learn program for infants up to 18 months of age, running every Thursday (Jan. 24 to May 30) 10: 30 to 11: 15 a.m. or 2 to 2: 45 p.m. (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/caregivers participation. Info: www.library. portmoody.ca or 604-469-4577.
Port Coquitlam 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 lesson in comic history and technique, followed by free work time. Participants learn techniques that make cartooning a unique art form. For ages 13 to 17.
The National Wellness Foundation presents a free Ear Infection Community Workshop, 7 to 8 p.m. at the Coquitlam Public Library's City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way) in the Foundation Room. Guest speaker is Dr. Gil Desaulniers. To reserve a spot, call 778-355-3533 or e-mail nationalwellnessportmoody@ gmail.com.
The Port Coquitlam Heritage & Cultural Society hosts PoCo Heritage Remembers When, 7 p.m. at the Community Archives in the Outlet (2100-2253 Leigh Square). Info: 604-927-8403 or www.pocoheritage.org.
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Business Excellence Awards Gala, Jan. 26, at the Red Robinson Theatre. Tickets are $125 plus GST. RSVP at www. tricitieschamber.com, or call 604-464-2716.
The Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop is seeking volunteers for its new location, opening soon in Port Coquitlam. If interested, please contact 604-939-9594.
Tri-Cities Caregivers' Support Group meets the second and fourth Friday of the month, 10 to 11: 30 a.m. at Dogwood Pavilion (624 Poirier St., Coquitlam); the fourth Monday of every month at two facilities - 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, 1 to 2: 30 p.m. at the Wilson Community Ctr. (2150 Wilson Ave., Port Coquitlam). Info: Karen at 778-789-1496.
Terry Fox Library presents Reading Buddies, a free program to help children in kindergarten to Grade 3 on being a better reader. Runs Mondays, 3: 45 to 4: 30 p.m. from Jan. 14 to Feb. 25 (2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam). Pick up an application form at the Terry Fox Library information desk.
Como Lake Quilters meet Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at Como Lake United Church. The informal group meets to work on individual projects and share talents. Visitors and prospective members welcome. Info: Joy at 604-466-9992 or Jo-Ann at 604-941-4869.
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 604254-9626.
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.
Toastmasters' Crystal Clear Speakers meet every second Tuesday at 7: 30 p.m. at 1111 Austin Ave. in Coquitlam. New members welcome. Info: 604941-0191.
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