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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.
Place Maillardville Community Centre hosts a free drop-in program for parents, grandparents and/or guardians, as well as expectant parents, called Baby's First Two Years, from 1 to 2: 30 p.m. in the centre's Heritage Room. The April 26 guest speaker is lawyer Christine Baron, who will discuss estates and wills. The centre is located at 1200 Cartier Ave. in Coquitlam.
Tri-City Stamp Club hosts a small stamp auction in the McGee Room of the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St. Coquitlam. Viewing starts at 7 p.m., while the auction kicks off at 8. Info: 604-941-9306.
The Coquitlam Sharks Swim Club hosts a free "Try It" day from 1 to 3 p.m. at the City Centre Aquatics Complex, 1210 Pinetree Way in Coquitlam. Attendees can try their hands at waterpolo, synchronized swimming and diving, and all that's needed is a bathing suit, towel and the ability to swim 25 metres without stopping. E-mail info@coquitlamsharks. ca for info.
MOSAIC Kindness Club needs host volunteers to help newcomers adjust to Canadian life. Commitment is for two hours a week for 13 weeks. Info: 604-254-9626.
Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club hosts a small stamp auction. Viewing at 7 p.m. and auction after 8 p.m., at the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: 604-9419306 or www.stampclub.ca.
Festival du Bois and the Port Coquitlam Sunday Coffee Concerts presents Genticorum, 7 p.m. at the Terry Fox Theatre, 1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam. Enjoy the distinctive and energetic fiddle and flute sounds of this Quebec troupe. Tickets $12/adults, $10/seniors, $5/students, children 12 and under free. Purchase tickets at www. experienceit.ca or call 604-927-8400.
Tri-Cities Early Childhood Development Committee , along with Tri-City Librarians, present Super Science, 5: 30 to 7: 30 p.m. at the Coquitlam Centre Mall, ground level. This is a family play and learn event, with no registration required for this free program.
SUCCESS and the Coquitlam Express host Multicultural Hockey Night, at 6: 30 p.m. at the Coquitlam Sports Centre, 633 Poirier St. Prior to the Express junior A hockey game, celebrate the Chinese and Korean New Year with a lion dance, Chinese cultural dance, Korean drum and Hapkido demonstration. Discount tickets for the event and hockey game are $7 or $20 for a family pack of four, with children six and under getting in for free. Purchase tickets at SUCCESS service centres on North Road and Pinetree Way in Coquitlam. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Better at Home, a non-medical support program for seniors, is holding an information session at the Coquitlam City Centre Library, 10: 30 a.m. to noon, Room 3, 1169 Pinetree Way. On Feb. 15, the session will be held 10: 30 a.m. to noon at the Poirier Branch, 575 Poirier St., Coquitlam. To register for either free program, call 604-937-4155.
The Terry Fox Library hosts an Adult Learner Book Club, 2 to 3 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam, where people can make new friends, read interesting books and practice English in a fun atmosphere. Adults upgrading their reading skills or learning English are welcome. The program runs the second Friday of each month. Info: 604-927-7999.
Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club hosts a small stamp auction, starting at 7 p.m. at the Poirier Community Centre (McGee Rm., 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Auction begins at 8 p.m. Info: www.stampclub. ca or 604-941-9306.
Port Coquitlam Firefighters, HSR Services and Foam Only are recycling Christmas lights, strands and Styrofoam on Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Port Coquitlam #1 Fire Hall (1725 Broadway St.). Drop-off is by donation,
The Hyde Creek Watershed Society holds a general meeting, 7: 15 p.m. at the Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery (3636 Coast Meridian Rd., Port Coquitlam). Guests welcome. Info: 604461-3474 or www.hydecreek.org.
Terry Fox Library presents its North Pole Science Lab, 4 to 4: 45 p.m. (2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam). Kids can unlock the mysteries of Christmas with professor Janine the Jenius.
Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary hosts a Chocolate Sale, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the hospital's main lobby (475 Guildford Way, Port Moody). Items include fine Belgian chocolates and chocolate novelties. Proceeds go to purchase of new equipment and patient comfort items. Info: 604-941-0378.
Port Moody Station Museum offers a Family Activities with Scouters event, 6 to 8 p.m. at the museum (2734 Murray St., Port Moody, next to Rocky Point Park). Participants can try their hand at scouting skills like rope making, braiding and other crafts. Info: 604-939-1648 or email@example.com.
Evergreen Cultural Centre Theatre presents The Maria Ho Quartet, 8 p.m. (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Featuring songs from classic movies of the 1940s to the 1960s. Tickets are $20 and available at the box office: 604-927-6555 or www. evergreenculturalcentre.ca.