WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17
University Women's Club hosts Deyar Asmaro, a Vanier scholar completing his PhD in psychology at SFU. Be inspired as you learn about this young man's educational journey. All are welcome at 7 p.m. at Scott Creek Middle School, 1240 Lansdowne Dr. in Coquitlam. Info: Allison at 604-939-9146 or Diane at 604-937-5018.
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." This session, part of a series that runs Wednesdays through Nov. 28, is aimed at those who have an alcohol or drug problem, are concerned about their use or are affected by the use of others. The format consists of a video, brief presentation and open discussion. Registration is not required. Information: 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.
THURSDAY, OCT. 18
Port Moody-Coquitlam NDP host a pub night at 5: 30 p.m. at the Golden Spike Pub, 3224 St. Johns St. in Port Moody. Tickets (free delivery in the Tri-Cities) cost $20 and include a meal. Info: Paul or Yvonne at 604-461-9847.
Northeast Coquitlam Ratepayers meet at 7 p.m. at Victoria Hall, 3435 Victoria Dr. in Coquitlam. All Burke Mountain residents are welcome. Info: Jim at 604-9412260.
Port Coquitlam Heritage & Cultural Society meets at 1 p.m. in the community meeting room at Leigh Square. Bryan Ness will speak on Coquitlam Herald snippets. Guests welcome. Info: 604927-8403.
FRIDAY, OCT. 19
Saint Catherine's Anglican Church and Art Focus Artists' Association host a wine-and-cheese preview to their community art show, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 2211 Prairie Ave. at Shaughnessy Street (same location as Trinity United Church) in Port Coquitlam. Admission to the preview is $15 per person, which includes refreshments and a glass of wine. Admission to the Saturday showing is free. Call the church at 604-942-9812 for tickets to the preview.
SUCCESS hosts Curling 101, a free workshop aimed at helping new immigrants adapt to Canadian culture, starting at 6: 45 p.m. in Room 2 of the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex, 633 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. A slide show will run from 6: 45 to 7: 45 p.m., followed by a game demonstration. A free trial game is planned for Oct. 27. To register, contact SUCCESS at 604-468-6000 or cctricities@ success.bc.ca.
Coquitlam Family Chiropractic hosts a free screening of The Greater Good, a documentary about families adversely affected by vaccines, from 7 to 9: 30 p.m. at the Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Dr. in Port Moody. Edda West of the Vaccination Risk Awareness Network will conduct a Q and A session via Skype after the screening. Seating is limited, so those interested in attending are asked to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before the movie starts.
Place Maillardville hosts Baby's First Year, a free drop-in program that runs Fridays through Nov. 16. The Oct.
19 speaker is Amy Lee of The Connection We Share, who will discuss "taking awesome pictures with your cellphone." The session runs from 1 to 2: 30 p.m. in the Heritage Room at Place Maillardville Community Centre, 1200 Cartier Ave. in Coquitlam. Participants enjoy support, conversation and validation in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Expectant parents, parents, grandparents and/or guardians are welcome, along with their babies aged newborn to 12 months. Info: 604-933-6166.
Tri-City Singles Social Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2513 Clark St. in Port Moody. The club provides an opportunity for single men and women over 40 to meet new friends and enjoy activities such as dining, theatre, walking and travel. Membership is $20 a year. Info: Louise at 604-941-8897, Darline at 604-466-0017 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, OCT. 20
Saint Catherine's Anglican Church and Art Focus Artists' Association host a community art show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2211 Prairie Ave. at Shaughnessy Street (same location as Trinity United Church) in Port Coquitlam. Admission is free.
Hot Salsa Dance Zone hosts a salsa and Latin dance night from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way in Coquitlam. Free salsa, bachata and merengue lessons start at 7: 30 p.m. No partner nor experience needed. First timers and singles are welcome. Admission is $10 at the door, and free parking is available. Info: www.hotsalsadancezone.com, 604-725-4654 or 604-808-2311.
Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library meet at 10: 30 a.m. in the Nancy Bennett Room of the library's Poirier branch, 575 Poirier St. New members welcome. Info: 604937-4130.
Blue Mountain Quilters' Guild hosts Decade of Quilts: A Quilt Show, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Montgomery Middle School, 1900 Edgewood Ave. in Coquitlam. More than 100 quilts will be on display, and the event will also include a tea room, vendors and a members' boutique. Admission is $5. Info: 604-941-5945.
Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School hosts what organizers are calling "the biggest indoor garage sale fundraiser in the Tri-Cities area," from 8: 30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1335 Dominion Ave. in PoCo. Highlights include a silent auction, food concessions and the now-famous homemade bake sale. Admission is $3 at the door. Only cash payments (not credit or debit) will be accepted).
Gaby Davis Foundation hosts Girlfriends' Night Out, an evening of fashion, shopping, wine and appetizers held in partnership with My Girlfriend's Closet, at the River Springs Rec Centre (1950 Lodge Ave. in Coquitlam). All proceeds from ticket sales and 20 per cent of all clothing sales will go to help families affected by childhood cancer. Contact the Gaby Davis Foundation at 604-464-GABY (4229) for tickets before the event, since they will not be sold at the door. Tickets cost $20 each.
SUNDAY, OCT. 21
Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School hosts what organizers are calling "the biggest indoor garage sale fundraiser in the Tri-Cities area," from 9: 30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. at 1335 Dominion Ave. in PoCo. Highlights include a silent auction, food concessions and the now-famous homemade bake sale. Admission is $3 at the door. Only cash payments (not credit or debit) will be accepted).
Blue Mountain Quilters' Guild hosts Decade of Quilts: A Quilt Show, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Montgomery Middle School, 1900 Edgewood Ave. in Coquitlam. More than 100 quilts will be on display, and the event will also include a tea room, vendors and a members' boutique. Admission is $5. Info: 604-941-5945 or www.bluemountainquiltersguild.ca.
TUESDAY, OCT. 23
Terry Fox Library hosts Ancestry.com genealogical expert Chris Longley, who will discuss techniques and tricks to help you navigate your way through this free database and become better acquainted with your family tree, or perhaps the history of your surname. The event runs from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Call the library at 604927-7999 to reserve a spot at this free event.
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