WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3
City of Coquitlam hosts a Welcome to Coquitlam open house, from 2 to 7: 30 p.m. at City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way. All residents are invited, but new residents are particularly encouraged to attend and find out about city services, programs and opportunities to get involved. Topics include how local government works; programs and services
provided by the city, including recreation opportunities, library programs, emergency services and animal control; responsibilities of residents and homeowners; and volunteer and work opportunities at the city and in local government. Parking is available at City Hall and the Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way.
Evergreen Cultural Centre presents Hawaiian Myths and Legends, Oct. 3 to 6 (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). See history come to life in this fun-filled exploration of Hawaiian music, dance, language and culture. Show times are Oct. 3, 10 a.m.; Oct. 4 and 5, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Oct. 6, 1: 30 and 7 p.m. For tickets ($10-54) or info, call 604-927-6555 or go to www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Terry Fox Library presents Pyjama Storytime, 6: 45 to 7: 15 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Evening stories for preschool children and their families on the first Monday of each month.
Children may come in pyjamas and bring a stuffed toy to cuddle. Info: 604-927-7999.
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 topic will be "Cocaine and crystal meth - the struggle to recover, and what long-term recovery looks like." This program is open to everyone and is designed for those who have an alcohol or drug problem or those concerned about their use, as well as those affected by the use of others.
Registration is not required for this drop-in program, which runs each Wednesday through Nov. 28. Info: 604-936-3900.
Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition , Tri-Cities committee, meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Dr. Info: John at 604-469-0361.
The Hyde Creek Watershed Society holds its general meeting, 7: 15 p.m. at Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., Port Coquitlam. Guests welcome. Info: www.hydecreek.org or 604-461-3474.
THURSDAY, OCT. 4
Coquitlam Public Library hosts evening family story time from 6: 30 to 7 p.m. at the Poirier branch, 575 Poirier St. This free program, which includes stories, rhymes and songs, is aimed at children two-and-a-half-years-old and older and their families.
Children are welcome to wear pyjamas and bring their favourite stuffed toy. This is a drop-in program; registration is not required. Info: 604-937-4142 or www.library.coquitlam.bc.ca.
Immigrant Services Society of BC provides an information session about Job Options BC program, 1 to 2 p.m. at 204-3242 Westwood St., Port Coquitlam. To register, call 604-468-6262 or e-mail email@example.com.
Burquitlam Community Association meets the first Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Banting Middle School, 820 Banting St., Coquitlam.
FRIDAY, OCT. 5
Port Moody Firefighters host a boot drive to raise money for muscular dystrophy research, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Suter Brook, IGA and the Port Moody Liquor Store.
SATURDAY, OCT. 6
Ioco Days Festival hosts performances of the interactive play Home Town, by Rebel Haunt Theatre. Set in the 1930s, the play features actors moving through the Ioco townsite, as audience members follow along, exploring locations, meeting characters and watching the story unfold. Admission is by donation, and the play begins at both 1 and 3 p.m. at the corner of Ioco Road and First Avenue.
Port Moody Firefighters host a boot drive to raise money for muscular dystrophy research, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Suter Brook, IGA and the Port Moody Liquor Store.
Civic Association of Iranian Canadians hosts a Meet your MP with minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages James Moore, 3 to 4 p.m. at Douglas College, Room C1002 (1240 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Everyone welcome. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, OCT. 9
Burke Mountain Naturalists meet at 7: 30 p.m. in the hall of Como Lake United Church, 535 Marmont St. in Coquitlam. Wildlife biologist Lee Harding will present a slideshow on "the natural and cultural mystique of Morocco." Everyone welcome. Info: 604-936-4108, 604-461-3864 or www.bmn.bc.ca.
Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary meets at 1 p.m. at Legion Branch 133, 2675 Shaughnessy St. in Port Coquitlam. New members welcome. Info: 604-942-6028.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10
Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club meets at 7 p.m. in the McGee Room of Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. The meeting will start with a "swap and shop," and will also feature a "team stamp quiz" with prizes. Visitors are welcome. Info: www.stampclub.ca or 604-941-9306.
SHARE Family & Community Services Society hosts a free alcohol and drug education session from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. on the second floor of 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody. The topic is "Relapse prevention: a discussion of the psychological, emotional and physical aspects of relapsing and what can be done." This session, part of a series that runs Wednesdays through Nov. 28, is aimed at those who have an alcohol or drug problem, those concerned about their use and those affected by the use of others. The format consists of a video, brief presentation and open discussion. Registration is not required. Info: 604-936-3900.
THURSDAY, OCT. 11
Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary hosts a used book sale and Halloween costume blowout sale, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the main lobby of Eagle Ridge Hospital in Port Moody. Great buys on hardcover and paperback books for all reading interests, as well as reduced prices on Halloween hats, costumes, accessories and makeup. Funds raised will go towards the purchase of equipment and patient comfort items for the hospital.
SFU Philosophers' Café hosts a discussion on the topic of "if adults behaved as teenagers," moderated by Amir Kamyabnejad. An SFU master's student in biomedical engineering, Kamyabnejad will lead a discussion on what would happen if adults behaved like teenagers and spent most of their time "playing video games, engaging in temporary relationships without marriage prospects and neglecting their jobs or education without considering the consequences of their actions." Philosophers' café discussions are free of charge and open to all; experience and registration are not required. This session takes place at 7 p.m. at the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library, 575 Poirier St. Info: 778-782-5215.
SATURDAY, OCT. 13
Terry Fox Library hosts a discussion of eReaders and a demonstration of how to download eBooks, from 2 to 3 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Bring your eReader and questions. Information: 604-927-7999.
SUNDAY, OCT. 14
1st Port Coquitlam Scout Group hosts a bottle drive from 9: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kilmer Elementary School, 1575 Knappen St. in Port Coquitlam. For assured pickup, call 604-562-4471.
MONDAY, OCT. 15
Tri-Cities Parkinson's Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon at Eagle Ridge United Church, 2813 Glen Dr. in Coquitlam. Info: 6044619705.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17
SHARE Family & Community Services Society hosts a free alcohol and drug education session from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. on the second floor of 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody. The topic is "Stress: learning to cope with little and big problems without using."
The session is aimed at those who have an alcohol or drug problem, those concerned about their use and those affected by the use of others. The format consists of a video, brief presentation and open discussion. Registration is not required. Info: 604-936-3900.
Golden Spike Days Festival Society hosts its annual general meeting at 7 p.m. in the Parkview Room of Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Dr. Refreshments will be served. Membership is $5 per person. Information: 604-931-8852 or email@example.com.