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THINGS TO DO: Spend time with the family
Friday, Feb. 7
ON THE RIVER
Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Library (2470 Mary Hill Rd.) joins PoCo Heritage in a presentation at 2 p.m. to uncover the city’s early explorers and surveyors as well as the shipbuilding heydays during the Second World War. Register by calling 604-927-7999.
Kids aged seven to 12 can skate, watch a movie and snack on pizza at the Port Coquitlam rec complex (2150 Wilson Ave.) from 7 to 10 p.m. The cost is $15. Register at 604-927-7529.
ME TO WE
Gleneagle secondary students will stir things up at a coffee house — with live music — at the Coquitlam high school (1195 Lansdowne Dr.) from 7 to 9:30 p.m. to raise funds for a new waterwell in San Miguel, Ecuador. The cost is $10/$7 in advance or $12/$9 at the door. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support students at Pinetree and Centennial secondaries this weekend as their musical theatre classes present Cinderella and Legally Blonde. Tickets for Cinderella are available from Pinetree (3000 Pinewood Ave.) by calling 604-464-2513; Legally Blonde at Centennial (570 Poirier St., Coquitlam) by calling 604-936-7205. The curtain is up at 7:30 p.m.
I HEART IMPROV
The Port Coquitlam improv company, Second Storey Theatre, will put an arrow through lovers’ hearts with a Valentine special starting this weekend. The shows run Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. at Second Storey’s venue (201-2550 Shaughnessy St., above Dairy Queen), from Feb. 7 to March 15. For tickets at $12/$10, visit sstimprov.com.
The funny dudes from the Vancouver TheatreSports League are at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way) this weekend. Comedians Roman Danylo and David Milchard will join league regulars Michael Teigen, Pearce Visser, Ken Lawson and Chris Casillan in The Comic Strippers. Tickets for the 18-plus event are $35/$30/$15. Call 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Sat., Feb. 8
The Scouts’ Baden Powell Guild will show how to make a rope at the Heritage Centre at Leigh Square (2100-2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam) from 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The session is open to the public. Call 604-927-8403 or email email@example.com.
New members are welcome to join the Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library Society, which meets at 10:30 a.m. in Room 127 in the City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Call 604-937-4130.
Make an Edwardian Valentine’s Day card for your sweetie at Coquitlam’s Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave.) from 12:30 to 2 p.m. or 2 to 3:30 p.m. The cost is by donation. Call 604-516-6151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way) has a new series of family-themed drop-in workshops starting today at 1 p.m. Participants can tour the current exhibit, Emerging Talent 17, then create their own artwork based on the gallery images. Register at 604-927-6552.
Sunday, Feb. 9
View the winter colours of local produce — and load up on fresh fare — at the Port Moody Farmers’ Market, happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the PoMo recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.). Visit makebakegrow.com.
Tour the exhibits, dive into art projects and learn more about what’s going on at the Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. John’s St.) at its open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 604-931-2008 or visit pomoarts.ca.
A mix of Chicago shuffles, Texas grinders and West Coast jump is how the city of Port Coquitlam will open its Sunday Coffee Concerts series today at 2 p.m. The Twisters will play the Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate) to launch the 15th annual program. Tickets are $12/$10/$6 (children 12 and under are free) or $24 for the three shows. Call 604-927-7529 .
Mon., Feb. 10
The first event of the year for the Port Moody Station Museum will include games, entertainment and history at the facility (2734 Murray St.) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost per family at $10 includes a metal plaque to hammer a message and leave on an outdoor railroad tie. Call 604-939-1648 or visit portmoodymuseum.org.
Talk a walk or run through the Hoy Creek trail and Town Centre Park as part of Coquitlam’s Fit ‘N Frolic Walk/Run. And dress up in red or pink to show your support for Heart Month. Strollers and leashed dogs are allowed. Meet at Spirit Square (behind Coquitlam city hall) at 9 a.m. for the 9:30 a.m. start. Registration at $5 is via at coquitlam.ca.
Westminster Savings credit union hosts a free skate at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) from 2 to 3:15 p.m. and 3:45 to 5 p.m. Call 604-927-6027. Or, for only a twoonie per person, splash around at the city’s two pools — Chimo and City Centre — all day. Poirier is also hosting a family boot camp (six and up) from 3 to 4 p.m. for $2.
From noon to 4 p.m., the city of Port Moody will have a free Family Day skate at the rec complex (300 Ioco Rd.). Enjoy the bouncy castle, balloon art, magic show, face painting, kids’ activities and hot cocoa. Visit portmoody.ca.
Coquitlam Express hockey players will show their prowess at the team’s first superskills competition, happening at 11:30 a.m. a the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St.). Admission is by donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Kids activities will also be aplenty. Visit coquitlamexpress.ca.