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THINGS TO DO: Golden Spike kicks up, magic fest winds down
Friday, June 27
Port Coquitlam’s Royal Canadian Legion branch (2675 Shaughnessy St.) marks Legion Week with fun and entertainment tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. Dance to the music of Classic Rewind; no cover charge. Call 604-942-8911.
The second annual MAGIC festival in Port Coquitlam wraps up tonight with a show at the Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate, PoCo). The fifth annual Share the Magic, benefitting the Share food bank, will feature acts from award-winning magic champion Shawn Farquhar, Billy Hsueh, Steve Dickson and hometown favourite Alex Seaman. Tickets are $15 through themagicfestival.com.
NEED A LAUGH?
Second Storey Theatre (201-2550 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam) hosts its Sudden Death Improv show tonight and Saturday. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10. Call 778-285-0109 or visit secondstoreytheatre.com for tickets.
Saturday, June 28
Firefighters in Port Moody will serve a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the Inlet Centre firehall (150 Newport Dr.) today and Sunday to raise money for the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation and Crossroads Hospice Society. Call 604-469-7795.
The Community Volunteer Services for Seniors hosts its annual indoor sale of books, baked goods and other household items at the Wilson Centre (2150 Wilson Ave., Port Coquitlam) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The proceeds will go into CVSS’ programs. Call 604-927-7919.
The Coquitlam Public Library kicks off its annual summer reading club at 10 a.m at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Room 2 south) and 2 p.m. at the City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way). Open to kids aged four and up, registration is free and kids get a special medal if they read every day for 49 days — as well as a chance to win an eReader. The program is sponsored by the BC Library Association with funding from library branches, Ministry of Education and RBC Foundation. Call 604-554-7334 or 604-937-4142 or visit library.coquitlam.bc.ca. for more information.
Radio operators at Castle Park (2252 Castle Cres., Port Coquitlam) will be contacting people from around the world as they take part in the annual emergency preparedness field day. The amateur radio competition will happen between noon and 4 p.m.; residents are encouraged to drop by and watch. Visit www.epcom.ca.
See the can can dancers and youth talent at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street) during annual Golden Spike Days, happening today from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday from 6 to 11 p.m. and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Yukon Blonde headlines tonight at 9:30 p.m. Call 604-931-8852 or visit goldenspike.ca for the complete line-up.
Sunday, June 29
EAT YOUR VEGGIES
The Coquitlam Farmers’ Market at Dogwood Pavilion (Poirier Street and Winslow Avenue) will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with vendors selling fresh produce and other treats for the family. Call 604-318-8966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN THE TRENCHES
See how the troops fought — and lived — in the trenches during the First World War at the McKnight Trench installation at the Port Moody Station Museum (2734 Murray St.) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit portmoodymuseum.org.
Adults who have never played tennis can try out their swing with the Coquitlam Tennis Club at 3 p.m. at the tennis courts at Town Centre Park (1240 Pipeline Rd.). Call 604-464-6718 or visit coquitlamtennisclub.org.