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THINGS TO DO: Spring shows, trivia night
Friday, May 23
GLOW FOR IT
Support women and the Glow Girl flagship program at Glow: A Women’s Evening of Change and Celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Executive Plaza Hotel (405 North Rd., Coquitlam). Enjoy a three-course dinner, dancing, entertainment and talks from inspiring women at the gala. Tickets are $85. Call 604-753-7461 or visit glowwomenssociety.com.
Students at Coquitlam’s Lindbjerg Academy of Performing Arts present A Year With Frog and Toad and Disney’s Aladdin Jr. at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20 through lindbjergacademy.com.
FOR THE FISH
Port Moody’s Mossom Creek hatchery is on a mission to rebuild after last December’s fire. Tonight, organizers will host a trivia night at Centennial secondary (570 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m. and participants can test their knowledge while sampling on desserts; door prizes will also be given away. Tickets are $120 for a team of six, $50 for a student team of six, $25 for adults and $10 for students. Visit mossomcreek.org/trivia.
Saturday, May 24
YARD, BAKE SALE
Coquitlam’s Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (1504 Sprice Ave.) hosts its annual yard and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with proceeds donated to charity. Call 936-2939 or visit gslcc.ca.
Check out the heavy-duty gear used by Port Moody’s parks and public works staff during the city’s free community open house to mark Public Works Week, May 18 to 24. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the public works yard (3250 Murray St.). Donations to the Share food bank will be accepted. Visit portmoody.ca.
Hear concert and string sounds at the sixth annual Coquitlam District Band Festival today from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the PCT Performance Stage in Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street). More than 2,000 Tri-City middle and secondary students will perform at the Port Moody park as well as rally against potential cuts by School District 43 to music education programs. The event also includes a show by the Port Moody Community Band.
TAKE A HIKE
Help Place Maillardville community centre (1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam) send kids to summer camp when it hosts its third annual Step Up for Place Maillardville open house and walk-a-thon fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The open house portion includes free program demos, a hockey tournament, live entertainment, crafts and contests while the walkers/joggers can chose one of three routes available: 1, 2.5 or 5 km. The cost is $10/$5 and kids under 12 are free. Call 604-933-6166.
The Mediated Learning Academy will celebrate 11 years with a free family fun day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 550 Thompson Ave., Coquitlam. There will be entertainment, a bouncy castle, games, prizes and face painting. Call 604-937-3641 or visit mediaedlearningacademy.org.
What are the goals and priorities for Riverview Hospital’s future? Have your say during the BC Housing visioning process at a drop-in open house from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Mike Butler Room in Dogwood Pavilion (624 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Visit renewingriverview.com.
Juno-award winning musician — and Guinea native — Alpha Yaya Diallo brings his band to the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 8 p.m. for a show to remember. Tickets are $30/$25/$15 by calling the box office at 604-927-6555 or visiting evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Sunday, May 25
Kids under 16 can take part — at no cost — in the annual Como Lake fishing derby at Como Lake from 7 a.m. to noon., off Gatensbury Street. Sponsored by the Coquitlam Festival Society, the Kinsmen Club of Coquitlam and the Port Coquitlam Rod and Gun Club, the event includes prize giveaways and a pancake breakfast (for a small fee). And don’t forget your fishing pole and bait. Visit festivalcoquitlam.ca.
Fill up on fresh grub at the weekly Coquitlam Farmers’ Market today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Dogwood Pavilion (624 Poirier St.). The market kicked off its 18th season in Coquitlam last weekend. Visit makebakegrow.com.
SING US A SONG
Sit back and enjoy a spring concert on Sunday with the Dogwood Songsters. The Coquitlam choir will perform “well-known and loved songs” at 1:30 p.m. at the Dogwood Pavilion (624 Poirier St.). Tickets at $5 are available at the front desk. Refreshments will be available.
Young thespians in Place des Arts’ theatre and musical theatre companies will have their final APEx performances at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way) at 2 p.m. The theatre company will show Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters while the musical theatre company will perform an abridged version of Honk!, a musical take on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Ugly Duckling. Tickets are $15/$13. Visit placedesarts.ca.
Choral Connections closes its first year with a show, titled A Musical Journey, at St. Laurence Anglican Church (825 St. Laurence St., Coquitlam) at 2:30 p.m. The adult choir that rehearses in Port Coquitlam will be joined in the concert by Collage and Les Echos du Pacifique. Tickets are $15; children under 12 are free. No tickets will be sold at the door. Call 604-465-6599 or 604-356-4970.
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