WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
Terry Fox Library offers families and caregivers with young children drop-in storytimes on Wednesday mornings, May 15 to June 26, from 10: 15 to 10: 45 a.m. Storytimes include books, fingerplays, songs and flannel board stories. Everyone is welcome. For info, call 604-927-7999.
Terry Fox Library hosts Port Coquitlam's top green thumb James Bobick for a discussion about patio and balcony gardening from 7 to 8 p.m. Learn how to use colourful annuals and perennials to brighten up any outdoor space.
Register by calling 604-927-7999. The library is located at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo.
Moody Middle School hosts a discussion led by professional counsellor and parenting consultant Colleen Drobot on the theme of "Building Resilience in Children and Youth." The discussion runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at 3115 St. Johns St. in Port Moody. Tickets are $10. Call Aspenwood Elementary School at 604-461-7680 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY, MAY 16
Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre branch, hosts Amy Hendel of the Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver to talk about, educate and inform about invasive species and management techniques. This free event runs from 6: 30 to 8: 30 p.m. in the foundation room at the library, located at 1169 Pinetree Way in Coquitlam.
FRIDAY, MAY 17
Canadian Parents for French hosts a Parents Night Out and Scholastic Book Fair/Festival du Livre from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Winslow Centre 1100 Winslow Ave. in Coquitlam Member families with multiple children pay $20 for the first child, $5 for each additional child.
Non-members pay $20 for the first child and $10 for each child after. E-mail tricitiescpf@ gmail.com with child name, age and pizza choice. The choices of pizza are cheese, pepperoni, Hawaiian and vegetarian. To secure your spot, send a $10 cheque to 2-300 Maude Rd., Port Moody, BC V3H 2X6.
Tri-City Singles Social Club is a social group for 50-plus singles who are looking to meet new friends and participate in social events such as walking, dancing, dining out, travel, theatre etc. The group meets on the third Friday of the month at the Port Moody Legion, 2513 Clarke St. at 7 p.m. to plan events. Membership is $20 per year and new members are welcome.
For information, contact Darline at 604-4660017, Louise at 604-941-8897 or e-mail email@example.com.
SATURDAY, MAY 18
The Canadian Diabetes Association holds its annual Fill a Truck fundraiser at three locations across the Tri-Cities: Biggar Bottle Depot, 2577 Kingsway Ave. in Port Coquitlam; Shoppers Drug Mart, 876 Village Dr. in Port Coquitlam and at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2513 Clarke St. in Port Moody. Donations of gently used clothing, cell phones and other small electronics will be accepted. For more info, see www.diabetes.ca/fillatruck.
Bosley's Pet Nutrition Store at 2-2565 Barnet Hwy. in Coquitlam hosts Reisa Stone, who is billed as a "pet communicator," from 1 to 4 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a plain pet photo or a very well socialized pet. Stone will offer 15-minute sessions for $25 each. For more information, call 604-469-7893.
Friends of DeBoville Slough hold a work party to help remove Japanese Knotwood from the area, beginning at 9 a.m. Attendees meet at the kiosk on the north side of the slough and are asked to wear appropriate clothing and footwear. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
Terry Fox Library hosts a comic book creation workshop led by Carla Dearman from 2 to 3 p.m. Learn the ins and outs of character design, page layout and composition, figure drawing, inking and more. The workshops are for teens in Grades 8 to 12. Register by calling 604-927-7999. The library is located at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in Port Coquitlam.
TUESDAY, MAY 21
Dogwood Garden Club hosts guest presenter Les Clay, who will speak to the topic of selecting and caring for rhododendrons.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Centennial Room at the Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam.
PoCo Garden Club hosts bee specialist Brian Campbell from West Coast Seeds to talk about native bee species at 7: 30 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 2211 Prairie Ave. (at Shaughnessy) in Port Coquitlam. Everyone is welcome. For more info, call Michelle at 604-942-3565.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club presents "six-page display" night, in the McGee Room at the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Stamp "swap and shop" at 7 p.m., displays after 6: 30 p.m. For info, see www.stampclub.ca or call 604-941-9306.
Special Olympics B.C. , needs volunteers to help run sporting programs and events at its Coquitlam branch. Info: 604-737-3125.
SUCCESS is looking for volunteers for its host program, which helps new immigrants adapt to Canadian society. Info: Shirley at 604936-5900.
Suite E Life Drawing Group meets each Tuesday until June from 6: 50 to 9: 50 p.m. in the Joseph Howe Room of the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: www.myartclub.com or Myda at 604-4691911.
Terry Fox Library hosts the Adult Learner Book Club, for those who English is their 2nd language. Come upgrade your reading skills, make new friends and practice English in a fun environment, 2 to 3 p.m. every second Friday, 2470 Mary Hill Rd., PoCo. Info: 604-927-7999.
Terry Fox Library hosts one-on-one Internet help. Join staff for a free half-hour session to get you started with the Internet, Facebook, eBooks, e-mail and more. Learn on your own laptop, handheld device or a library computer, at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. For info, call 604-927-7999 or drop by the library.
Terry Fox Library hosts evening storytime for preschool children and their families on the first Wednesday of the month, 6: 45 to 7: 15 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam.
Come and hear new favourites, songs and fingerplays. Info: 604-927-7999.
Terry Fox Library hosts an English conversation group, Thursday mornings 10: 30 a.m. to noon, 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Practice your English in a friendly, social setting. Info: 604-927-7999.
Terry Fox Library hosts Pyjama Storytime, from 6: 45 to 7: 15 p.m. on the first Monday of the month, at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Children may come in pyjamas and bring a stuffed toy to cuddle. Info: 604-9277999.
Terry Fox Library hosts the Teen Advisory Group (TAG), which meets from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. The group helps plan and develop teen-oriented programs and services at the library. The meetings are fun and always include snacks. Membership is open to all teens.
Terry Fox Library offers Saturday Storytime, a free event on the third Saturday of each month, for young children and their parents or guardians, 11 to 11: 30 a.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Hear fun stories and songs. Info: 604-927-7999.
Terry Fox Library and SHARE Family & Community Services offer a free English conversation group, from 10: 30 a.m. to noon on Thursdays at the library, 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. The group gives people a chance to practise English in a fun atmosphere. All are welcome. Info: 604-927-7999.
TRICEPS(Tri-Cities Early Psychosis Support) a non-profit support group that provides help to parents, spouses and siblings of individuals diagnosed with psychosis, meets the second Wednesday of the month in the ParkLane Room of Eagle Ridge Hospital from 7 to 9 p.m.
Tri-Cities Caregivers' Support Group meets the second and fourth Friday of the month, from 10 to 11: 30 a.m. at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam; the fourth Monday of every month at two facilities - from 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, from 1 to 2: 30 p.m. at the Wilson Community Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave., Port Coquitlam. Info: Karen at 778-789-1496.
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.
Tri-Cities Women's Choir is a new women's choir in the Tri-Cities area, and is looking for experienced choral singers. Rehearsals are on Thursdays, from 7: 30 to 9 p.m. in the Coquitlam Centre area and singers are taken on an ongoing basis. Info: 604-817-3976.
Tri-City Family Place offers a drop-in program for parents and caregivers of children under six, and is open Tuesdays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2062 Manning Ave., Port Coquitlam. Info: 604-945-0048.
Tri City Potters meet at 7 p.m. at Port Moody Secondary, 300 Albert St., on the third Wednesday of each month. Activities include gatherings, shows, presentations and more to inspire those with an interest in clay Info: www. tricitypotters.ca.
Tri-City Singles Social Club gathers for activities and friendships, 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2513 Clarke St., Port Moody. This 50+ group is not a dating club. New members are welcome - membership is $20 per year. Info: 604-466-0017, 604-941-8897 or email@example.com.
Tricity Speakers Toastmasters meet every Monday from 6: 30 to 8 p.m. in Room B 2050, at Douglas College, 1250 Pinetree Way. Info: Sean at 778-995-5230 or http: //tricityspeakers.toastmastersclubs.org.
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Tri-City Women's Resource Society offers an Empowering Mothers parenting group at various times throughout the year. Participation in the educational group is free, and child care and transportation subsidies are available. Info: 604-941-7111, Ext. 106.
Toastmasters' Crystal Clear Speakers meet every second Tuesday at 7: 30 p.m. at 1111 Austin Ave. in Coquitlam. New members welcome. Info: 604-941-0191.
TOPS(Take Off Pounds Sensibly) invites new members to experience friendly group support for weight loss. There are a number of chapters in the Tri-Cities area. Info: Gail at 604941-8699 or www.tops.org.
Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition, Tri-Cities committee meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Dr. Info: John at 604-469-0361.
Westcoast Harmony Chorus is seeking energetic, motivated women who love to sing. Attend a Wednesday night rehearsal to hear this award-winning, four-part harmony chorus. Info: 604-596-6735.
Women Helping Others(WHO) meet at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam.
Widows and single women over 50 welcome. Info: 604-464-2058.
Wild West Can-Can Dancers Society , a registered non-profit society, is accepting new members, including dancers and non-dancers. Info: www.wildwestcancan.ca.
Al-Anon meets Mondays at 1 p.m., Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Como Lake United Church, 535 Marmont St., Coquitlam, as well as Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church, 2318 St. Johns St., Port Moody. Info: 604-688-1716 or 604-4616991.
Alzheimer Society of B.C. hosts caregiver support groups. A Coquitlam group meets the last Wednesday of the month, from 7 to 9 p.m.; a PoCo group meets the second Thursday of the month, from 7 to 9 p.m.; and a Chinese-speaking group meets the first Thursday of the month, from 2 to 4 p.m. Info: 604-298-0711.
Art Focus Artists Association meets on Wednesdays, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Outlet in Leigh Square, 2253 Leigh Sq., PoCo. Artists from the Tri-Cities and beyond of all experience levels and interests gather to support each other and display their work. Demonstrations by professional artists are free to the public on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Info: 604942-0537.
Baker's Corner Preschool is a parent participation school with classes for three-and four-year-olds inside Baker Drive Elementary, 885 Baker Dr., Coquitlam. Registrations are accepted on an ongoing basis. Info: www. bakerscornerpreschool.com or 604-461-5848.
Barnet Sailing Co-operative welcomes new members, be they land-lubbers or old salts. Members sail the waters of Burrard Inlet, Desolation Sound, the Gulf Islands, Howe Sound and the Strait of Georgia. Info: www. barnetsailing.bc.ca or Scott at 604-255-4590.
Burquitlam Community Association meets the first Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Banting Middle School, 820 Banting St., Coquitlam.
Cameron Centre hosts free drop-in English conversation classes for intermediate to advanced level speakers, from 7: 30 to 9: 30 p.m. on Wednesdays at 9523 Cameron St., Burnaby (near Lougheed Mall). Info: Sarah at 604-6309236.
Central Coquitlam Pensioners Branch 108 meet the first Wednesday of each month in the Centennial Room of Dogwood Pavilion.
Membership is $10 per year. Membership info: 604-939-0303. The group also holds a social bingo in the Mike Butler Room of Dogwood Pavilion each Friday at 1 p.m. The cost is five cents per card per game, and pots range from $5 to $25. New players welcome. Bingo info: 604-937-7537.
Circle of Friends , a singles social group for people 50 and older who are looking to meet new friends and participate in fun activities like dining, dancing, hiking and theatre, meets at 7 p.m. on the third Friday of each month at the PoCo Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St. Info: Nina at 604-941-9032.
Como Lake Quilters meet Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at Como Lake United Church. The informal group meets to work on individual projects and share talents. Visitors and prospective members welcome. Info: Gay at 604-250-7756 or Jo-Ann at 604-939-4869.
Connexus BNI meets regularly in Coquitlam, and has openings for new members. Info: 778-242-0957.
Coquitlam Area Gogos meet monthly to find ways to help African grandmothers raising children orphaned by AIDS. You do not need to be a grandmother to join. Info: 778-216-0499.
Coquitlam Lawn Bowling Club is looking for new members to take part at the lanes behind Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. Information: Dennis or Flo, 604-945-2768.
Coquitlam Public Library hosts Storytime for Babies on Fridays, from 11 to 11: 30 a.m. at the City Centre branch, 1169 Pinetree Way. Parents, caregivers and babies (under two years old) are invited for songs, rhymes and stories. Info: 604-554-7334 or www.library.coquitlam. bc.ca.
Council of Senior Citizens Organizations is an advocacy group devoted to improving the quality of life for all seniors. Info: Ernie Bayer at 604-576-9734 or ecbayer@ shaw.ca.
Crossroads Hospice Society hosts a free walking group for the bereaved on 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.
Debtors Anonymous meets regularly to offer hope and recovery to debtors, compulsive spenders and underearners. Info: 604-878-3328 or www.debtorsanonymous.org.
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.
Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary hosts a coffee program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays in the main lobby of the hospital, 475 Guildford Way, Port Moody. Sales of beverages and baked goods raise funds for the purchase of hospital equipment and patient comfort items.
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