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Friday, May 2
SING US A SONG
Port Moody singer/songwriter Greg Drummond will test out his latest tunes at a show at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr.) tonight. A semi-finalist in the Peak Performance Project last year, Drummond will play songs from his second album, a 10-track work due to come out this fall. The 19-plus show is sponsored by Deep Cove Brewing, which will sell its craft beer and vodka on site. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets at $20 are available on eventbrite.ca or through gregdrummond.com.
The Coquitlam community theatre society Stage 43 closes its season with Seduced by Moonlight, running tonight and tomorrow at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The content has adult themes and audience members should be over 18. For tickets at $22/$18, call the box office at 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca. Meanwhile, students at Dr. Charles Best secondary present The Crucible tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the school (2525 Como Lake Ave., Coquitlam). For tickets at $12/$8, call 604-461-5581.
The actors at Port Coquitlam’s Second Storey Theatre (201-2250 Shaughnessy St.) are at it again, hosting shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. For this run, they’re giving us performances inspired by the 1990s TV program American Gladiators. Tickets for the Canadian Gladiators version are $12/$10 via ssimprov.com.
Saturday, May 3
CYCLING FOR ERH
Support the riders in the annual Wheel 2 Heal, which is sponsored in part by The Tri-City News, as they cycle for Port Moody’s Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation. The Town Centre Park event for the 65 km and 100 km riders starts at 8:30 a.m. and the trail courses at 10 a.m. The kids’ race gets underway at 11:30 a.m. for the three-year-olds. Visit wheeltoheal.ca for more information.
GREEN THUMB ALERT
The doors open at 9 a.m. for the annual Dogwood Garden Club plant sale, a popular all-ages event held until noon in the Centennial Room at Dogwood Pavilion (624 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Members will have hundreds of perennials, annuals, tomato plants and hanging baskets available to spruce up your home. Admission is free. Visit dogwoodgardenclub.weebly.com.
Book lovers can roam the tables at Terry Fox Library (2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam) for the Friends of Terry Fox Library’s annual sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 604-927-7999 or visit fvrl.bc.ca.
GET IN SHAPE
Lace up your runners and join the Mundy Mudthudders walking group for a one-hour long loop around the Coquitlam park at 10:30 a.m. Meet at the trail head at the eastern end of Regan Avenue, by Hillcrest middle school. Email email@example.com.
Art Focus’ spring show happens this weekend at the Leigh Square Community Arts Village in Port Coquitlam. The exhibition runs Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in The Outlet. Partial proceeds from the artwork sales will benefit the association’s scholarship fund. Also at Leigh Square from 2 to 4 p.m. will be the opening reception for Past Meets Present, a traditional rug display by Gone Hooking.
Help to set free 40,000 young chum salmon into Noons Creek at Port Moody Ecological Society’s annual Fingerling Festival Moody. The free event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.) and across the bridge behind the complex at Noons Creek Hatchery. Hear from environmental groups such as OWL and the Sea Shepherd Society. Children’s performers Bobs and Lolo will also return to the fest to sing for the kids at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Call 778-861-1972 or visit noonscreek.org.
Kiddies Korner Preschool (2211 Prairie Ave., Port Coquitlam) holds its annual Imagination Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring a show by Mr. I and the Rainbow Singers. Kids can also hop aboard the Vancouver Tumblebus or take part in the Mobile Dairy Classroom Experience. Admission is $2. Visit kkp.ca.
Port Moody Power and Sail Squadron hosts an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Reed Point Marina (850 Barnet Hwy.). There will be free displays as well as vessel courtesy checks and training information for boaters. Visit portmoodypss.com.
I LOVE MAMA
Make a gift for your mother at a Coquitlam Heritage Society workshop at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) from 12:30 to 2 p.m. or 2 to 3 p.m. The children’s crafting event is by donation by registration is required by calling 604-516-6151 or visiting coquitlamheritage.ca.
Join the Youth Arts Council at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) to compose a mural as part of Youth Arts Week. The projects happens Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Brushes and paint will be provided free of charge. Refreshments and snacks will be available, as well as music and fun entertainment. Visit placedesarts.ca.
Bring your dog for a 4 km charity fun run at Moody middle school (3115 St Johns St., Port Moody) from noon to 2 p.m. in support of the SPCA. The $5 admission enters you in a draw for one of three Bosley’s prize packs. Call 604-492-0579 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sip tea, sample pie and pursue the baking and craft tables at St. John’s Anglican Church’s annual spring tea from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost is $5 at the door of the church (2206 St. John’s St., Port Moody). Call 604-941-5795 or email email@example.com.
Sunday, May 4
Stop by Poirier community centre (630 Poirier St.) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the city of Coquitlam’s children’s swap meet. Check out gently used toys, clothes, books and accessories. Admission is free. Visit coquitlam.ca/poirier.
HIKE FOR HOSPICE
Enjoy a walk or run from Port Moody city hall to the Rocky Point Park pier and back to raise funds for the Crossroads Hospice Society. Co-hosted by the Port Moody and Port Coquitlam Rotary clubs and sponsored in part by The Tri-City News, Hike for Hospice starts at 10 a.m. Entry is $10 per person or $25 for a family or company team. Visit hike4hospice or call 604-945-0606.
Release thousands of young coho smolts into Hoy Creek between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the hatchery off Town Centre Boulevard in Coquitlam. Park at city hall and stroll over with the family. Call 604-927-6536 or visit hsws.ca.
IN THE SWING
The first annual School District 43 golf tournament for KidSport Tri-Cities will be held at Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club. Proceeds help cover the cost of registration fees for children’s sports. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.