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This weekend promises to be a cooker, so there couldn’t be a better time for a cool outdoor evening movie, a sizzling dance class and, most importantly, barbecues.
TODAY: Friday, July 11
Lay out a blanket, get the bucket of popcorn ready and kick back for an unforgettable Cinema Under the Stars at Sun Valley Park in PoCo. Tonight’s movie on the 26-foot screen is Monsters University, starting at 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 12
Put on your dancing shoes (or flip flops) and get moving at PoCo’s Leigh Square from 2 to 4 p.m. Watch the pros from Arthur Murray Dance Studio perform the waltz, rumba and merengue, then hit the dance floor yourself.
Lisa Wolpe, founding director of the L.A. Women’s Shakespeare Company, leads a workshop (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and open rehearsal (for ages 12 and up, 3 to 5 p.m.) for A Winter’s Tale at the Terry Fox Theatre. Wolpe is an award-winning Shakespearan actor, director and teacher and is directing Classic Chic Productions’ all-female production of A Winter’s Tale, July 26 to Aug. 9 at PAL Studio in Vancouver. Registration is required for the workshop (for ages 16 and up, cost is $75) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHECK OUT THE FOX
The Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate, PoCo) hosts a free community barbecue from 2 to 3 p.m. Come meet the new staff at the theatre and get an up-close tour of the venue.
Sunday, July 13
Join the Coquitlam firefighters for a salmon and burger barbecue at the Coquitlam Farmer’s Market. Wild West Coast Seafood is supplying the wild salmon fillets and musical entertainment will be provided by Mihalva. Stories, art and children’s crafts and games will all have a common theme: Protecting our Rivers and Oceans. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Dogwood Pavilion parking lot, the BBQ runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds support the Coquitlam firefighters’ charitable causes.
Head to Rocky Point Park in Port Moody for the second installment of this summer’s Sunday concerts at Rocky Point Park. This weekend, catch Joani Bye & The Home Wreckers, kicking off at 2 p.m. Visit www.summersundays.ca for info.
MUSIC IN THE PARK
Lions Park in Port Coquitlam will come alive from 2 to 4 p.m. with the sounds of the Company B Jazz Band, dubbed a “lively vintage jazz and swing band featuring a female vocal trio.” The fun-loving group has released three albums; get more info at www.companybjazz.ca.
REBUILD MOSSOM GALA
Want to help rebuild the Mossom Creek Hatchery and Education Centre? All you have to do is buy a ticket for the BBQ Gala and Auction tonight, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Port Moody Galleria (100 Newport Dr.). Your $45 ticket gets you a gourmet salmon barbecue, wine or local craft beer, desserts and more — and gives Mossom a chance at reaching its summer construction start date (the group is still $150,000 short). Featured auction items include a trip for two to the world-famous Langara Lodge in Haida Gwaii, REO Rafting adventure, native art prints, kayak trips and much more. Visit www.mossomcreek.org for more details and to buy tickets.
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