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Friday, Dec. 6
Students at Port Moody’s Heritage Woods secondary (1300 David Ave.) will host their 10th annual seniors’ Christmas tea at 1 p.m. Seniors are invited to enjoy a social afternoon with the teens and taste treats, view entertainment and have a chance to win prizes. Call 604--461-8679.
ON THE SEVENTH DAY
The city of Port Coquitlam’s 12 Days of Christmas continues today with a screening of the movie Elf, in the lobby of the PoCo recreation complex (2150 Wilson Ave.), starting at 6:45 p.m. during a public skate. Hot cocoa and treats will be provided at no cost to participants.
GOT THE BLUES?
A second show has been added for the Summer Sundays Concerts’ A Port Moody Blues Christmas, featuring Nadine States, Joani Bye, Murray Porter, Don Alder, Steve Daily and Incognito. Saturday’s concert at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr.) is sold out. Tickets are $30 at the door or go online at summersundays.ca.
Calgary crooner and pianist Jesse Peters will jazz up Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree) at 8 p.m. with Celtic fiddler Lizzy Hoyt for a Christmas show, Strings and Swing, Our Favourite Things. Tickets at $35/$30/$15 are available by calling the box office at 604-927-6555 or visiting evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Saturday, Dec. 7
Check out retired art teacher Keith Rice-Jones in action in the artist’s studio at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) from 1 to 4 p.m. Rice-Jones has an exhibit up in the gallery, titled Working The Edge: A (Mostly) Ceramic Journey. Visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
ON THE EIGHTH DAY
Port Coquitlam’s 12 Days of Christmas carries on with a Choose Your Own Xmas Adventure performance by Second Storey Theatre (201-2550 Shaughnessy St.) at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 by visiting sstimprov.com.
The city of Port Moody will show its commissioned carvings of two traditional Central Coast Salish house posts by Squamish Nation artist Jody Broomfield. The public art installation, which is part of PoMo’s centennial celebrations with the project funding from Heritage Canada, will happen at 2:30 p.m. at city hall (100 Newport Dr.). A reception follows. Visit portmoody.ca.
The new writing group, Tri-City Wordsmiths, will hear from Maple Ridge author, artist and environmentalist Annette LeBox at its 2 p.m. meeting at the Terry Fox Library (2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam). Call 604-475-2875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first public performance for the Coquitlam Youth Orchestra, which began in September, is at 1 p.m. at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way). Tickets are $10/$5 at the door. Visit coquitlamyouthorchestra.wordpress.com.
CUTE AS A BUTTON
Blackberry Artists’ Society president Sarah Ronald invites craftmakers to a workshop at 2 p.m. at the Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. John’s St.) to make buttons in aid of Share Family and Community Services. Participants are asked to bring a personal photograph or favourite Christmas card, and Ronald will provide the expertise and supplies to turn it into a gift topper or stocking stuffer. A minimum donation of $2 is asked for each button. Visit http://ow.ly/rmWCk or blackberrygiftshop.ca.
VIEW OF POCO
The opening reception for An Artist’s View of Port Coquitlam — an exhibit to mark the city’s 100th year, with PoCo artists Michael King, Catherine Dumaine and Denise Maxwell — is from 2 to 4 p.m. at Leigh Square Community Arts Village (behind PoCo city hall). There will be a live musical performance by Charles Wes & Avery Croft. Visit portcoquitlam.ca.
Take the kids to Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) for Brighten Up, A Lantern Affair, featuring live music and art activities from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The free family event also includes a visit with Father Christmas and some treats for participants. Donations to the Share food bank will be accepted. Call 604-664-1636.
David Branter conducts the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble (PSWE) in Whatever?! at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 8 p.m. with youth soloist Andrew Lennox playing the trumpet for a concerto. Tickets at $20/$15/$12 are available at 604-927-6555 or visiting evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Hear the Port Coquitlam musical duo Paliatsky at a dinner show to support the charity Bullying Ends Here. Created by RCMP officer Tad Milmine, the non-profit group helps to inform youth about bullying to prevent it. Also featuring the sounds of Norine Braun and Wayne Lambert, the event at Joe’s Atlantic Grill (2410 St. John’s St., Port Moody) starts at 7 p.m. Tickets at $25 includes chowder, fish and chips and a shot of Screech. Call 604-936-8883.
Sunday, Dec. 8
I AM SOMEONE
Bobs and Lolo will entertain at the I Am Someone second annual walk to end bullying, starting at 1 p.m. at Leigh Square Community Arts Village (behind Port Coquitlam city hall). Sponsored in part by The Tri-City News, the event raises money for resource centres and community education. Visit iamsomeone.ca/walk.
JOY TO THE WORLD
Hear the lovely voices from the Coquitlam-based Coastal Sound Music Academy as it performs two Comfort and Joy Christmas concerts at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 3 and 7 p.m. Visit coastalsoundmusic.com.
The Patrons of Iranian Arts and Culture will have two screenings of the award-winning flick The Gardener at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) at 5 and 7 p.m. For tickets, visit thegardenerfilm.com.
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