WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30
Coquitlam Centre presents Celebrating Literacy, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., featuring a busy schedule of free events marking five years of the Family Learn and Play program, which runs the last Wednesday of every month. The schedule includes a stroll'n stories for babies and caregivers, a sip down memory lane for seniors, a teen scavenger hunt and family learn and play celebration. Guests include Bobs and LoLo and Shaun Verrault of Wide Mouth Mason. For a full schedule, go to www. coquitlamcentre.com.
SUCCESS is offering free workshops on Job Options, Job Options for Urban Older Workers, and Vulnerable Immigrant Program, 10 a.m. to noon at the SUCCESS Service Centre in Henderson Place, 1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. The Job Option workshop is a 10-week program. Register: 604-468-6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tri-Cities Early Childhood Development Committee hosts Family Play and Learn on the ground floor of Coquitlam Centre, from 5: 30 to 7: 30 p.m on the last Wednesday of the 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, 7 to 8: 30 p.m. on the second floor of 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody. The Jan. 30 session is on "Cocaine and crystal meth - the struggle to recover." 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. No registration required. Info: 604-936-3900.
Friends of the Terry Fox Library gather for their monthly meeting, 7 to 8: 30 p.m. at the library, 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Info: 604-9277999.
THURSDAY, JAN. 31
The Felice Women's Choir is holding an open house with an eye on recruiting new voices.
The choir sings various songs in classical, folk and pop genres. Everyone is encouraged to drop in between 10: 30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. at the Gathering Place, 1100-2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam. Info: 604-945-0521 or email@example.com.
The Coquitlam-Maillardville NDP Constituency Association presents Pub Night with Selina Robinson and friends, 5: 30 to 8: 30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for this fundraiser, which includes food and a beverage. Info: Susanna at 604-312-0007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, FEB. 2
Cedar Drive Elementary presents its annual Crazy Caribbean Carnival, noon to 4 p.m., at 3150 Cedar Dr., Port Coquitlam. Carnival games, prizes, concessions, a silent auction, raffles and 50/50 draw. All funds raised benefit PAC sponsored school events. Info: email@example.com.
The Terry Fox Library presents Teen Movie Time, 2 to 4 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Enjoy an afternoon of snacks and fun flicks; the Feb. 2 movie is Batman Begins (PG). Sign up by calling 604-927-7999.
King of Life Lutheran Church hosts a board game night at 7 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month, 1198 Falcon Dr., Coquitlam. Play some of the classics and be prepared to learn some new favourites. Everyone is welcome.
SUNDAY, FEB. 3
The Port Moody Heritage Society presents the launch of a new history book, 'Tracks in Time: Port Moody's First 100 Years.' The book depicts life in Port Moody from 1880 to 1980, with photos, text and first-hand accounts. The book can be purchased at the launch ($40), 3: 30 to 4: 30 p.m. at the City Hall Galleria, 100 Newport Dr., or at the Port Moody Station Museum, 2734 Murray St. Info: 604-939-1648 or info@port moodymuseum.org.