WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26
Tri-Cities Early Childhood Development Committee presents a Family Play and Learn event at Coquitlam Centre mall, 5: 30 to 7: 30 p.m on the ground level the last Wednesday of each month. Join Tri-Cities librarians for stories, songs, crafts and more. No registration is required for this free event.
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 "Medical aspects and effects of alcohol and drug abuse. What happens to the body and mind under the influence." 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 dropin program, which runs each Wednesday through Nov. 28. Info: 604-936-3900.
Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club meets in the McGee Room of the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Viewing for a small auction starts at 7 p.m., with auction beginning at 8 p.m. Visitors of all ages welcome. Info: www.stamp club.ca or 604-941-9306.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 27
The Terry Fox Library offers an English Conversation Group, every Thursday 10: 30 a.m. to noon, 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Presented by SHARE Family & Community Services. Info: 604-927-7999.
The 10th Coquitlam Scouts hold a registration at 6: 45 p.m. in the gym at Mountain Meadows Elementary, 999 Noons Creek Drive, Port Moody. Info: 604-944-7665.
PoCo Heritage & Cultural Society hosts a heritage evening, 7 p.m. in the Community Archives of 2100-2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam. Dan Owens will demonstrate breadmaking. Info: www.pocoheritage.org.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 28
Tri-Cities Caregivers' Support Group meets the second and fourth Friday of each month, 10 a.m. at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: Karen at 778-789-1496.
Terry Fox Library presents Babytime for Babies, Friday until Oct. 12, 10: 15 to 10: 40 a.m., 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Experience cuddly-time with your baby while listening to nursery rhymes and stories, while meeting other new parents. Info: 604-927-7999.
Metro Vancouver hosts Rainforest by Night, 6: 30 to 8: 30 p.m. at Minnekhada Regional Park, beginning at the parking lot off Quarry Road in Coquitlam. Learn about the characters that take centre stage as dusk dissipates, from owls and bats to salamanders and flying squirrels. A park interpreter will help decipher the sounds and trails of the areas nocturnal creatures. For ages six-and-above; $4.25 per child/youth/senior, $8 per adult, or $21.50 per family. Registration is required and can be done by calling 604-432-6359.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 29
Coquitlam Chapter Order of the Eastern Star holds its Shopping Gala, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Masonic Hall (2660 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam). Features jewellery, spices, clothing, kitchenware, makeup and more. Entry fee of $6 also includes lunch. Info: Louise at 604-931-4274.
The Terry Fox Library presents B.C. historian John Mitchell and his stories and pictures of the Cariboo Gold Rush, 1 to 3 p.m., 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in Port Coquitlam. Learn about life in Barkerville and the fortune hunters who came to strike it rich. Info: 604-927-7999.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 30
Place des Arts presents September Family Day, part of Culture Days, 1: 30 to 3: 30 p.m. , 1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam. This free familyfriendly event includes various art exhibits, drop-in style workshops and a 40th anniversary banner unveiling.
MONDAY, OCT. 1
BC NDP holds its annual general meeting for the riding of Port Moody-Coquitlam, which includes Anmore and Belcarra, 7: 30 p.m. at Moody Middle School (3115 St. Johns St., Port Moody). Members and non-members are welcome to attend. MLA Joe Trasolini is the guest speaker, with tea and coffee will be served. RSVP email@example.com.
TUESDAY, OCT. 2
Glenayre Scottish Country Dance Club holds its registration, 7 p.m. at the Burquest Jewish Community Ctr., 2860 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Coquitlam. All levels of experience are taught on Tuesdays - beginners welcome. Info: Jean at 604-464-8103,
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3
Coquitlam Gogos present author and photojournalist Paola Gianturco to discuss her new book, Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon, 1 to 2: 30 p.m. at the Poirier Branch of the Coquitlam Public Library, 575 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Books will be available to purchase, with all author royalties donated to Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign. Info: 604-937-4142.
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 dropin program, which runs each Wednesday through Nov. 28. Info: 604-936-3900.
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.
Recovery International is a self-help peer-to-peer support meeting for people who struggle with stress, fear, anger, depression, anxiety, panic and nervous symptoms. Cognitive behaviour techniques are discussed at the Port Coquitlam meeting. Info: Phyllis at 604-931-5945 or www.RecoveryCanada.ca.
Recreation Unlimited Volleyball Club offers weekly recreational volleyball on Wednesdays from 8 to 10 p.m. at Hillcrest Middle School, 2161 Regan Ave. in Coquitlam. Beginners are welcome. Info: Gary at 604-469-6389 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SARA Society (Sexual Assault Recovery Anonymous) offers teen and adult support programs, literature and public education in Metro Vancouver. Info: 604-584-2626 or www.sarasociety.net.
Sasamat Outdoor Centre is looking for entertainers for its adult lunch and dinner programs. Those interested are asked to submit a website link to email@example.com or call 604-939-2268.
Scouts francophones is looking for leaders. This fulfilling volunteer position includes opportunities for personal growth, adventure, travel and practicum hours. Info: Monique at 604-936-3624.
Special Olympics B.C. , Coquitlam branch, needs volunteers to help run sporting programs and events. Info: 604-737-3125.
Suite E Life Drawing Group meets each Tuesday until June from 6: 50 to 9: 50 p.m. at the Joseph Howe Room of the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Info: www. myartclub.com or Myda at 604-469-1911.
SUCCESS is looking for volunteers for its host program, which helps new immigrants adapt to Canadian society. Info: Shirley at 604-936-5900.
Terry Fox Library and SHARE Family & Community Services offer a free English conversation group Thursday mornings, 10: 30 a.m. to noon, 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. The gropu gives people a chance to practice English in a fun atmosphere. All are welcome. Info: 604-927-7999.
Terry Fox Library hosts free storytimes for children ages two to six and their families at different times throughout the week at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Info: 604-927-7999.
Tricity Speakers Toastmasters Club meets every Monday from 6: 30 to 8 p.m. in Room B 2090 (main building, second floor) at the Coquitlam campus of Douglas College, 1250 Pinetree Way. Info: Sean at 778-995-5230 or http: //tricityspeakers.toastmastersclubs.org.
Toastmasters' Crystal Clear Speakers meet every second Tuesday at 7: 30 p.m. at 1111 Austin Ave. in Coquitlam. New members welcome. Info: 604-941-0191.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) invites new members to experience friendly group support for weight loss. There are a number of chapters in the Tri-Cities area. Info: Gail at 604-941-8699 or www.tops.org.
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 the second Wednesday of each month in the Parklane Room of Eagle Ridge Hospital from 7 to 9 p.m.
Tri-City Family Place offers a drop-in program for parents and caregivers of children under six, and is open Tuesdays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2062 Manning Ave. in PoCo. Info: 604-945-0048.
Tri-City Women's Resource Society offers an empowering mothers parenting group at various times throughout the year. Participation in the educational group is free, and child care and transportation subsidies are available. Info: 604-941-7111, Ext. 106.
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