FRIDAY, JAN. 25
Tri-Cities Caregivers' Support Group meets the second and fourth Friday of the month, 10 to 11: 30 a.m. at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam; the fourth Monday of every month at two facilities - 10 to 11: 30 a.m., at the Maillardville Community Centre (1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam), and 2 to 3: 30 p.m. at Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Ct., Coquitlam); and the first Monday of each month, 1 to 2: 30 p.m. at the Wilson Community Ctr., 2150 Wilson Ave., Port Coquitlam. Info: Karen at 778-789-1496.
SATURDAY, JAN. 26
Terry Fox Library presents Grow-A-Reader prenatal storytime, 10: 30 to 11: 30 a.m., 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Stories and rhymes to share with little ones on the way. Expectant mothers and families welcome. Info: 604-927-7999.
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.
SUNDAY, JAN. 27
Tri-Cities Investors Group Walk for Memories starts at 1 p.m. (registration between noon and 1 p.m.) at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody. The six-kilometre fundraising walk along the Shoreline Trail is in support of those individuals and families living with dementia. Funds raised support the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Info: 778-938-2046.
MONDAY, JAN. 28
SUCCESS is offering an Improve Your Employment Skills workshop, 10 a.m. to noon at the SUCCESS Service Centre in Henderson Place, 1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). This is a free workshop. Register: 604-468-6000 or email@example.com.
Mood Disorders Association of BC (Coquitlam) hosts a support group every second and fourth Monday of the month at 6: 50 p.m. at the Burquitlam Lions Care Centre, 560 Sydney Ave., Coquitlam. Info: Anne at 604-941-4721 or Mood Disorders Association of BC office at 604-873-0103.
TUESDAY, JAN. 29
Port Moody Public Library presents their Twilight Tales storytime, for kids up to six years of age and their parents and guardians. Children are encouraged to come in pajamas for relaxing stories and songs to end a busy day, 6: 30 to 7 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month, 100 Newport Dr. This is a free, drop-in program; parental/guardian participation required. Info: 604-4694577.
Fraser Pacific Rose Society meets at 7: 30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: 604-931-5120.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30
Coquitlam Centre presents Celebrating Literacy, a 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. event 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 (except November and December). 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.
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, from 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: 604-927-7999.
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 come and drop in between 10: 30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. at the Gathering Place, 1100-2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam. Info: 604-9450521 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Coquitlam-Maillardville NDP Constituency Association presents Pub Night with Selina Robinson and friends for an evening of fun, food and cheer, 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 email@example.com.
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, cake walk, concessions, a silent auction, raffles and 50/50 draw. All funds raised benefit PAC sponsored school events. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home Instead Senior Care Victoria is holding a free Alzheimer's Family Education lunch-and-learn Feb. 6, from noon to 1 p.m. at VanCity Savings Credit Union, 7100-2850 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam. Speakers will discuss the upcoming Alzheimer's CAREGiver education classes to be offered later in the year. RSVP for this event by calling 604-552-3324.
Crossroads Hospice Society hosts a free walking group for the bereaved, Fridays from 10: 30 a.m. to noon. The group meets at the Port Moody Social Recreation Centre. Hospice volunteers will be present on the free walk through Rocky Point Park or Orchard Beach. Newcomers can register by calling Castine Breckwoldt at 604-949-2274.
Connexus BNI meets regularly in Coquitlam, and has openings for new members. Info: 778-242-0957.
Morningside Toastmasters meet every Thursday from 7: 10 to 8: 30 a.m. at Burkeview Funeral Home, 1340 Dominion Ave., Port Coquitlam. New members welcome. Info: www.morningsidetoastmasters.ca.
Coquitlam Area Gogos meet monthly to find ways to help African grandmothers raising children orphaned by AIDS. You do not have to be a grandmother to join. Info: 778-216-0499.
Developmental Disabilities Association offers free pickup of gently used houseware items, including dishes, toys and books. Cloth items can be dropped off in bins. Furniture, dishes and clothes are accepted at donation stations. Info: 604-273-4332.
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