WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12
5th Coquitlam Scouting Group hosts a registration night from 6: 16 to 7: 15 p.m. at Baker Drive Elementary, 885 Baker Dr., Coquitlam.
The group offers Beavers (K to Grade 2), Cubs (Grade 3 to 5), Scouts (Grade 6 to 8), Venturers (Grade 9 to 12) and Rovers (ages 16 to
18). The group accepts both boys and girls, and registration is ongoing, in case parents cannot attend the Sept. 12 event. Contact Sharon at 604-936-3495 or perrycoq@telus. net for details or to register your child.
Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club meets at 7 p.m. in the McGee Room of the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Bring your stamps to buy, sell or trade. Visitors of all ages welcome. Info: www.stampclub.ca or 604-941-9306.
SHARE Family & Community Services hosts the first in its series of free education sessions for those who have an alcohol or drug problem, those concerned about their use, or those affected by the use of others, from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. at 2615 Clarke St.
(second floor) in Port Moody. The format consists of a video, brief presentation and open discussion, and the topic of the Sept. 12 session is "Use, misuse, abuse: how people become addicted." Registration is not required for these drop-in sessions, which run Wednesdays through Nov. 28.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 13
Women's Connection hosts a luncheon at noon at the Executive Inn, 405 North Rd., Coquitlam. Speaker Glenda Standeven will discuss "Learning forgiveness the hard way," while Alia N Tanjay will showcase fashions. Women of all ages are welcome.
Tri-Cities Certified Dental Assistant Society hosts a lecture at 7 p.m. (registration is at 6: 30 p.m.) in Room C1008 at the David Lam campus of Douglas College, 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. Speaker Derek Salisbury will give an update on drugs. The dropin fee is $10. Info: Janelle at 604-721-0974 or tricitycdas@ live.ca.
Coquitlam Foundation hosts its annual general meeting at 7: 30 p.m. in the Nancy Bennett Room of the Coquitlam Public Library's Poirier branch, 575 Poirier St. Members of the public, especially representatives of donoradvised funds, are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SFU Philosophers' Café meets at 7 p.m. at the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library. The topic is "If you ruled the world, what would you do?" Amir Kamyabnejad will be the moderator. Everyone is welcome.
Registration and experience are not required, and admission is free. Info: 778-782-5215 or www.philosopherscafe.net.
Port Moody Curling Club hosts an open house from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Port Moody Recreation Complex for beginners to experienced players.
Registration opportunities will be available for daytime and evening leagues. Info: www. portmoodycurling.com or 604-461-3719.
Adult Learner Book Club hosts its first meeting, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Terry Fox Library, 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Make new friends, read interesting books and practise English in a fun environment. Adults upgrading their reading skills or learning English are welcome. The books discussed will vary from ELSA levels 2 to 5, according to the reading levels and interests of the group.
Call or drop by the library's information desk (6049277999) to join. The group will meet on the second Friday of each month.
Art Focus Artists Association meets on Wednesdays, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Outlet in Leigh Square, 2253 Leigh Sq., Port Coquitlam. Artists from the Tri-Cities and beyond of all experience levels and interests gather to support each other and display their work. Demonstrations by professional artists are free to the public on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Info: 604-942-0537.
Baker's Corner Preschool is a parent participation school with classes for three-and four-year-olds inside Baker Drive Elementary, 885 Baker Dr., Coquitlam. Registrations are accepted on an ongoing basis. Info: 604-461-5848 or www.bakerscornerpreschool. com.
Barnet Sailing Co-operative welcomes new members, be they land-lubbers or old salts. Members sail the waters of Burrard Inlet, Desolation Sound, the Gulf Islands, Howe Sound and the Strait of Georgia. Info: Scott at 6042554590 or www.barnetsailing. bc.ca.
Burquitlam Community Association meets the first Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Banting Middle School, 820 Banting St., Coquitlam.
Cameron Centre hosts free drop-in English conversation classes for intermediate to advanced level speakers, from 7: 30 to 9: 30 p.m. each Wednesday at 9523 Cameron St., Burnaby (near Lougheed Mall). Info: Sarah at 6046309236.
Central Coquitlam Pensioners Branch 108 meet the first Wednesday of each month in the Centennial Room of Dogwood Pavilion.
Membership is $10 per year. For information about membership, call Roy Hartman at 604-939-0303. The group also holds a social bingo in the Mike Butler Room of Dogwood Pavilion each Friday at 1 p.m.
The cost is five cents per card per game, and pots range from $5 to $25. New players welcome. For information about the bingo, call Catherine Clout at 604-937-7537.
Circle of Friends , a social group for 50-plus fun singles who are looking to meet new friends and participate in fun activities, meets at 7 p.m. on the third Friday of each month at the PoCo Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St. For more info, call Keiko at 6049429431 or Nina at 604-941-9032.
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.
Connexus BNI meets regularly in Coquitlam, and has openings for new members.
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