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THINGS TO DO: Let the Easter egg hunts begin
Friday, April 18
Port Moody painter Maggie White has an exhibit of new and retrospective work — dating back to 1989 — up at the Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. John’s St.) called Seeing Red, Feeling the Blues & Rockin’ It. The display closes May 8. Visit pomoarts.ca.
Register for a free 30-minute session at the Terry Fox Library (2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam) to get one-on-one tech help. Learn on a library computer or bring your own electronic device. Call 604-927-7999 to book a time.
Take a plunge in Coquitlam’s City Centre Aquatic Complex (1210 Pinetree Way) for free from 7 to 9 p.m. as part of the Westminster Savings’ community recreation program. Call 604-927-6999.
The Tri-City Singles social club for seniors meets for its monthly gathering at the Royal Canadian Legion (2513 Clarke St., Port Moody) at 7:30 p.m. to talk about upcoming activities and day excursions. Call 604-466-0017.
Saturday, April 19
The Coquitlam Alliance Church (2601 Spuraway Ave.) hosts free Easter fun from 10 a.m. to noon for kids under 11 and their families. Games, treats and a bouncy castle will be on site. The egg hunt starts at 11:30 a.m. Don’t forget your basket! Call 604-464-6744.
CoquitlamMommy, a group of 1,500 mothers who take part in drop-in parenting workshops, will host its second annual Easter egg hunt at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody at 10:30 a.m. Registration starts an hour earlier and proceeds support the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation. Admission is a minimum $5 donation. Visit coquitlammommy.ca.
Run through Blue Mountain Park in Coquitlam to look for Easter goodies at an all-ages event hosted by Coquitlam-Maillardville MLA Selina Robinson and New Westminster-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly, starting at noon. Egg hunts will happen every half hour and participants will be split into age groups. Call 778-999-4119.
Read books, sing songs and learn new rhymes at the family storytime at the Coquitlam Public Library’s City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way) at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Call 604-554-7334.
Join Port Moody Mayor Mike Clay and city council at 11 a.m. as they reopen the Moody Street Overpass and the PoMo Rotary Bike Trials Park. Meet at the north end of the overpass sidewalk, beside Rocky Point Park, and enjoy the bike trials demos at noon — as well as some treats from Rocky Point Ice Cream. Visit portmoody.ca.
HOP TO LEIGH
The city of Port Coquitlam hosts its annual Easter arts celebration at Leigh Square Community Arts Village (behind PoCo city hall) from 1 to 3 p.m. for kids aged 10 and under. Enjoy craft-making, face painting, entertainment and a scavenger hunt. The cost is $10 per child. Register by calling 604-927-7529 or visit experienceit.ca.
The season for the West Coast Junior Lacrosse League opens this weekend at the Port Coquitlam recreation centre (2150 Wilson Ave.), with 10 teams playing five games today, from 1:30 p.m., and five games on Sunday until 9 p.m. Entry is $5/$4. Visit wcjll.teampolis.com.
A special Easter edition of the Hot Salsa Dance Zone will take place in the rehearsal hall of Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way) from 7:30 to midnight. Admission is $10 at the door. The event is licensed and there is free parking. Call 604-725-4654 or visit hotsalsadancezone.com.
Sunday, April 20
The Port Moody Station Museum (2734 Murray St.) has hidden treasures as well as craft-making and family activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Call 604-939-1648 or visit portmoodymuseum.org.
Tuck into an Easter Sunday brunch (for a reasonable price) from noon to 2 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion (2675 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam) and enjoy the spring entertainment. Branch 133 will also offer a free gift to the ladies. Enter off Elgin Street. Call 604-942-8911.
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