WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16
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 Jan. 16 session is on "The medical aspects and effects of alcohol and drug abuse." 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. Registration is not required. Info: 604-936-3900.
THURSDAY, JAN. 17
The Port Coquitlam Heritage & Cultural Society hosts a general meeting, featuring author Larry Jacobson, who will discuss his latest book 'Salmo Stories,' 1 p.m. in the Gathering Place's community room (2100-2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam). Newcomers welcome.
Fast-Brained Kids of Coquitlam presents speaker Dr. Lannie Kanevsky, Faculty of Education associate professor at SFU, to discuss 'Flexible Pacing Options for High Ability Students,' 7 p.m. at the Winslow Centre Gallery Room, 1100 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam. RSVP to fast.brained.kids.coquitlam@ gmail.com. Admission $10 (adults only). Two childrens' programs will be offered concurrently for parents attending the discussion: Games Night, for kids nine and up (cost $5); and Cinamazoo!, for kids aged seven to 10 (cost $15). Space is limited. Please arrive between 6: 30-6: 45 p.m.
Northeast Coquitlam Ratepayers host their regular monthly meeting, 7 p.m. at the Victoria Hall (3435 Victoria Dr., Coquitlam). All Burke Mountain residents are welcome. Info: 604-941-2260.
Port Moody Power & Sail Squadron is offering a Boating Basics Course (PCOC) on Jan. 17 for adults and children 12 years of age and older. Info: 604-5166072 or lmeisl@telus. net.
FRIDAY, JAN. 18
The Terry Fox Library offers Preschool Storytime on Friday mornings, 10: 15 to 10: 45 a.m., for families and caregivers with young children. This drop-in program runs Jan. 18 to Feb. 8. Everyone is welcome. Info: 604-927-7999.
SATURDAY, JAN. 19
Little Neighbours Preschool is holding an Open House, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (155 Finnigan St., Coquitlam). Info: email@example.com, or http: //www.littleneighbours.com/home.html.
The University Women's Club presents the documentary 'The Lost Photo Album,' a story of one Japanese-Canadian woman's experience of being interned during the Second World War. Guest speaker is Sharon Kamitakahara, who participated in the documentary. 1 p.m. at Gleneagle Secondary (1195 Lansdowne Dr., Coquitlam). Info: 604-939-9146 or 604-937-5018.
Tri-City Singles Social Club holds its monthly meeting, 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion (2513 Clark St., Port Moody). The club provides opportunities for single people, 50plus, to meet new friends and enjoy fun activities like dining, theatre and travel. Membership is $20 a year. Info 604-941-8897, 604-466-0017 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY, JAN. 21
Tri-Cities Parkinson's Support Group meets 10 a.m. to noon at Eagle Ridge United Church (2813 Glen Dr., Coquitlam). Info: 604-941-3182.
The Gathering Place at Leigh Square presents Movie Night, 3: 30 to 6: 30 p.m. at Leigh Square, 1100-2253 Leigh Sq., Port Coquitlam. These all-ages screenings (children 12 and under should be accompanied by a guardian) feature a variety of films, from independent to famous and short documentaries. Cost is $4 for this drop-in program. Offered every second Monday beginning Jan. 21.
TUESDAY, JAN. 22
Fibromyalgia Support Group meets at 1 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library, 575 Poirier St.. Info: Julie Park at 604936-6027.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23
St. Andrews United Church presents the program 'The Road of Life... Time to Reflect,' 1 to 2: 30 p.m. (2318 St. Johns St., Port Moody). Led by Rev. Julie Lebrun. All are welcome. Register at email@example.com or 604939-5513.
Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club hosts Book Night, 7 p.m., beginning with a swap and shop, followed by presentation of books after 8 p.m. in the McGee Room (630 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Info: 604941-9306 or www.stampclub.ca.
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 Jan. 23 session is on "Alcohol - How dependence develops; controlled using; effects on pregnant women." 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. Registration is not required. Info: 604-936-3900.
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Business Excellence Awards Gala, Jan. 26, at the Red Robinson Theatre. Tickets are $125 plus GST. RSVP at www.tricitieschamber.com, or call 604-464-2716.
Port Moody Public Library presents Preschool Storytime for children ages two to five, every Monday (Jan. 21 to May 27) 10 to 10: 30 a.m. (100 Newport Dr.). Children will learn language skills through books, rhymes, games and songs. This is a free, drop-in program that requires parent/caregivers participation. Info: www.library. portmoody.ca or 604-469-4577.
Terry Fox Library hosts Babytime, 10: 15 to 10: 40 a.m. on Wednesdays Jan. 16 to Feb. 6, (2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam). Experience cuddly time with your baby while listening to nursery rhymes, songs and stories while meeting other new parents.
Reserve a spot for you and your baby. Info: 604-927-7999.
Tri Cities Women's Friendship Club (previously the Newcomers Club) offers women 40-plus a chance to meet and enjoy activities in a non-formal structure. Info: 604-525-9094.
Morningside Toastmasters meet every Thursday from 7: 10 to 8: 30 a.m. at Burkeview Funeral Home, 1340 Dominion Ave. in Port Coquitlam.
New members welcome. Info: www. morningsidetoastmasters.ca.
PoCoMo Youth Services Society is looking for youths between 12 and 18 who want to make a difference in the community. Info: Jerome at 604-2516449 or firstname.lastname@example.org.