WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28
Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club offers Presentation Night, with swap and shop at 7 p.m. and speakers after 8 p.m., in the Poirier Community Centre's McGee Room (630 Poirier St., Coquitlam) Info: www.stampclub.ca.
Terry Fox Library Book Club meets 7 to 8 p.m. (the fourth Wednesday of each month at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam); members are currently reading Nicholson Baker's A Box of Matches. New members are welcome. Info: 604-927-7999.
SHARE Family & Community Services Society hosts an alcohol and drug education session, 7 to 8: 30 p.m. on the second floor, 2615 Clarke St., Port Moody. This free session is designed for those with an alcohol or drug problem, those concerned about their use and people affected by others' use. A drop-in program. No registration required. Info: 604-936-3900.
Alzheimer Society of B.C. hosts a caregiver support group, 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.
THURSDAY, NOV. 29
Hawthorne Seniors Care Community is holding a celebration of life and legacy for Franklin Findlay, 2: 30 p.m. at Hawthorne Seniors Care Community (2111 Hawthorne Ave., Port Coquitlam). In honour of longtime resident Frank Findlay, who chaired the Port Coquitlam Senior Citizens' Housing Society for many years, and spearheaded the construction of more than 50 subsidized seniors apartments at Dogwood Seniors Housing.
Children of the Street Society hosts its annual general meeting and Holiday Social, 6 to 8 p.m. at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) in the Leonore Peyton Salon. The event is open to community members interested in learning about this not-for-profit organization and its programs for the prevention of sexual exploitation of children and youth. Info: Chrysabelle at 604-7777510 ext. 105 or email@example.com.
The Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable kicks off its watershed café series with author/educator Michael Lewis, who will discuss his new book Global Unraveling: Pathways to Resilience Close to Home, 7 p.m. at the Gathering Place (11002253 Leigh Square Pl., Port Coquitlam). Info: 604-9369474.
FRIDAY, NOV. 30
The 32nd annual Coquitlam Christmas Craft Sale at the Poirier Community Centre (624 Poirier St., Coquitlam) 5 to 9 p.m. Features homemade food, ceramics, textiles and wood crafts, plus other products. Admission is $2 adults, $1 children/seniors. Info: www. coquitlamcrafts.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.
SATURDAY, DEC. 1
Place Maillardville hosts a Breakfast with Santa, 9 to 11 a.m. in the Heritage Room (1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam). Pancake breakfast prepared by Maillardville Lions. Each child will receive a gift from Jolly St. Nick. Cost is $17 per family of three ($7 per adult, $5 per child). Photos provided for donation. To register, call 604933-6166.
Oxford Animal Hospital hosts a Christmas Open House, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (2022020 Oxford Connector, Port Coquitlam). This fundraiser for the PoCo SPCA includes pet photos with Santa, a barbecue and bake sale - all by donation. Donation of food for people or pets receive a $10 coupon off next veterinary visit. Info: 604-942-7381.
The 32nd annual Coquitlam Christmas Craft Sale at the Poirier Community Centre (624 Poirier St., Coquitlam) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Features homemade food, glass, ceramics, textiles and wood crafts, plus skincare and houseware products. Admission is $2 adults, $1 children and seniors. Info: www.coquitlamcrafts.com.
Uptown Dawg Urban Boutique hosts their Paw-lidays with Santa event, noon to 3 p.m. (C-7 1410 Parkway Blvd., Coquitlam). Photos with Santa, pawdicures by donation offered. Proceeds go to Dogway Rescue Society.
Port Moody Power and Sail Squadron is hosting an info table at Thrifty's in Suter Brook Village (170 Brew St., Port Moody), noon to 2 p.m. Information, gift ideas and a raffle for a free boating course.
Carré Heritage Square presents A Lantern Affair Multicultural Celebration of Light, 4: 30 to 7: 30 p.m. at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). Celebrate with a lantern lighting, arts and crafts activities, and a visit from Father Christmas. Admission is free. Info: www. placedesarts.ca.
Port Moody-Coquitlam NDP Constituency Association presents Italian Night Dinner and Dance, 5: 30 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Port Moody Legion (2513 Clarke St., Port Moody). Special guest chefs prepare a variety of enticing delicacies. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple/family (19 and over). For tickets, email ypharris@ shaw.ca or call 604-461-9847 or 604-754-1547.
The Coquitlam Chorale presents A Merry Little Christmas, 7: 30 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. To order, call 604-970-8070.