SATURDAY, OCT. 13
Community Volunteer Connections hosts the 2012 Tri-Cities VolunteerFest, from 9: 30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Coquitlam Centre.
Representatives from more than 25 organizations will be available to answer questions about volunteering. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-529-5139.
Home Instead Senior Care hosts a free shredding event for seniors, from 10 a.m. to noon at Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt. in Coquitlam. Seniors are invited to dispose of old bills using a shredding truck that will be available free of charge. Best Shredding, Just Junk, Good Riddance Professional Organizers, Amica and Mayfair and the Glen Pine 50-plus Society will also be on hand to help seniors dispose of unnecessary papers and organize their important information. To register, call Glen Pine Pavilion at 604-927-6945.
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: 604927-7999.
SUNDAY, OCT. 14
Port Moody Station Museum hosts Ioco Ghost Town Day from noon to 4 p.m. at the old Ioco townsite, Ioco Road and First Avenue in Port Moody. This free event features tours of the townsite in a Model A car, vintage variety show entertainment, demonstrations by local artisans, kids games and crafts. Info: www. portmoodymuseum.org.
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.
Riverview Horticultural Centre Society hosts the last guided tree tour of the 2012 season on the Riverview Hospital grounds at 1 p.m., leaving from the upper entrance of the Henry Esson Young Building. For a site map, visit www.rhcs.org. Info: 604-290-9910.
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. Information: 604-461-9705.
TUESDAY, OCT. 16
Dogwood Garden Club hosts speaker Brian Minter of Minter Gardens, who is also an award winner, author, prominent horticultural columnist and popular TV and radio host. He will discuss fall and winter container gardening. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Centennial Room at Dogwood Pavilion, 625 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Non-members pay $3 admission.
PoCo Garden Club hosts speaker Laurelle Oldford-Dawn, from Art's Nursery, who will discuss edible gardens and fruit trees. The meeting starts at 7: 30 p.m. in the hall of Trinity United Church, at the corner of Prairie Avenue and Shaughnessy Street. Guests and new members welcome. Info: Marion at 604-941-9261.
Immigrant Services Society of BC hosts a presentation and screening for its Skills Connects for Immigrants program, from 10: 30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. at Terry Fox Library, 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo.
You may qualify for this program if you are unemployed or underemployed (working outside of your field or at a lower level), are eager to learn and motivated to build your career in Canada, have a clear and reasonable job target, can speak at an intermediate to advanced level of English, and have been in Canada for less than five years and are are permanent resident. To register for the presentation and screening, call 604-684-2561, Ext. 2123 or e-mail email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 604-941-2260.
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
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 email@example.com.
SATURDAY, OCT. 20
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.
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