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THINGS TO DO: Graduation day nears for Tri-City students

JANIS WARREN/THE TRI-CITY NEWS Coquitlam artist Shahla Nafisi will donate her paintings depicting the four seasons to Parkland Players, which on Friday will see about a dozen of its pre-school students graduate including Dominic and Allison. The school at 1563 Regan Ave., Coquitlam, will host a summer concert for parents, friends and the community on May 30, starting at 4:30 p.m., and staff will present a cheque for Addison’s disease research. Free hot dogs will also be served up. Visit parklandplayers.com. - JANIS WARREN/THE TRI-CITY NEWS
JANIS WARREN/THE TRI-CITY NEWS Coquitlam artist Shahla Nafisi will donate her paintings depicting the four seasons to Parkland Players, which on Friday will see about a dozen of its pre-school students graduate including Dominic and Allison. The school at 1563 Regan Ave., Coquitlam, will host a summer concert for parents, friends and the community on May 30, starting at 4:30 p.m., and staff will present a cheque for Addison’s disease research. Free hot dogs will also be served up. Visit parklandplayers.com.
— image credit: JANIS WARREN/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Friday, May 30

CENTURY OLD

Coquitlam’s Glen elementary — where Port Coquitlam hero Terry Fox once went to school — will mark its 100th year with a reunion for alumni, teachers and staff from 5 to 9 p.m. The school is at 3064 Glen Dr. For tickets at $20, call 604-464-6608 or email glenreunion2014@hotmail.com.

NOTTINGHAM

Drama 10 and directing students at Heritage Woods secondary will show Little Red Robin Hood at the Port Moody high school. Written by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus, the play starts at 7 p.m. Tickets at $5 are available at the door (1300 David Ave.). Call 604-461-8679.

ASCENSION

Goliath Performing Arts has Ascension: 2014 at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) tonight, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets for the song and dance show are $10 by calling 778-709-2154 or emailing goliatharts@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, May 31

PARADE CRAFTS

Create Dr. Seuss hats, character masks and flags for Port Moody’s second annual parade next month. Staff at the Port Moody Public Library (100 Newport Dr.) are hosting a parade craft day for families from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. No registration is required. Call 604-469-4635 or visit library.portmoody.ca.

RIVER HEALTH

The Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable will meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the curling lounge at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) to launch its next planning phase: Developing An Action Plan. Among those at the table are government and First Nations officials and representatives from industry, education, outdoor recreation, arts and culture, real estate and environmental stewardship. The meeting is open to the public and there is no fee to attend; however, pre-registration is required by calling 604-677-2759 or emailing dave@devonknight.com.

iSTAND SUMMIT

Young people will gather at Coquitlam’s Pinetree community centre (1260 Pinetree Way) from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the iStand Youth Summit to build awareness around mental health, an illness that affects one in seven youth in Canada. The event is sponsored in part by the city of Coquitlam, the Canadian Mental Health Association and School District 43. Free lunch will be provided. To attend, register at istandyouthsummit2014.eventbrite.ca.

SHRED IT!

Got important personal documents that you no longer need? Take them to Coquitlam’s Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Crt.) to be shredded, from 10 a.m. to noon. The seniors’ centre will also host a neighbourhood swap meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free; however, donations to the Share food bank will be accepted. Call 604-927-4386.

BUSK-A-MOVE

Pinetree secondary grad and Alluvium singer Samantha Dowdell teams up with the city of Port Moody for the first annual buskathon at Rocky Point Park (off Murray Street) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hear the sounds from street performers around the park; don’t forget to throw a few coins in their open guitar cases! Email rockypointbuskathon@gmail.com.

PLANT SALE

The Oakdale Neighbourhood Association will be out for its third annual neighbour day and plant sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oakdale Park (835 North Rd., Coquitlam). Enjoy live music, food and kids’ activities.

POLISH PARTY

Kick up your heels and dance to the music at the Polish Cultural and Heritage Days, sponsored by the Polonez Tri-City Polish Association. The event runs 2 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at Leigh Square Community Arts Village (2580 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam). Call 604-380-3805.

READ, DANCE

A Metis author will launch her new book at a Port Coquitlam dance studio tonight from 7 to 10 p.m.  Eugenea Couture will read from her publication, Adoption Not An Option, at a free event at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio (205-3242 Westwood St.) that will also include three dance performances. To RSVP, visit dance-with-us.eventbrite.ca.

NICE VINTAGE

Sip on the best of provincial wines at BC Uncorked from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Heritage Woods secondary (1300 David Ave., Port Moody). Tickets at $45 for the 19+ event are available by calling the Port Moody Arts Centre at 604-931-2008.

 

Sunday, June 1

WALK FOR A CAUSE

Join walkers and runners at Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park (off Murray Street) from 9 a.m. to noon for the second annual 5 km fundraiser for Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), a rare demyelinating disease that attacks the central nervous system resulting in temporary or permanent blindness and paralysis. The entry fee is $40/$20. Call 604-468-7295 or visit nomorenmo.com.

FRESH FOOD

Metro Vancouver vendors set up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Dogwood Pavilion (Poirier Street and Winslow Avenue) to sell local produce at the Coquitlam Farmers’ Market. Visit makebakegrow.com.

RIVERVIEW TOUR

Be led by the Burke Mountain Naturalists on a walk through the old orchard area of Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam. Check out the fish habitat enhancement work on Riverview Creek. Wear water-resistant, sturdy shoes or hiking boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Meet at 1 p.m. at the upper entrance of the Henry Esson Young building. Call 604-942-7378.

FREE DIP

Westminster Savings Credit Union hosts its free monthly swim at Coquitlam’s Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St.) at 7 p.m. The event is open to all ages. Call 604-927-4386.

 

Please send Things To Do listings to jwarren@tricitynews.com.

 

 

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