Gardening and spooky fun this month at Place Maillardville

Place Maillardville in Coquitlam is offering the following low-cost programs for families this fall, including one with a Halloween theme:

• Edible Landscape: Fall and Winter Planting, Saturdays, 1 to 2 p.m. Participants get to keep their containers and plantings. All garden tools and supplies provided by GardenWorks of Burnaby: Oct. 8, a discussion on plant problems, causes and solutions; Oct. 22, herb garden in a pot, make a planter to take home for indoors or out.

• Halloween Spook-tacular: A spooktacular time for the whole family with scary stories, crafts and co-operative games, ideal for children two to eight years old. Be sure to dress in costume. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a bilingual event and takes place Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Heritage Room. Cost is $5.

And for those thinking ahead to the next big event of the year...

• Breakfast with Santa. Join Santa for pancakes and sausages. Enjoy carols, crafts and games. This is a bilingual event and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Offered in partnership with Centre Bel Âge. Food prepared and served by Maillardville Lions. It takes place Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Heritage Room. Cost is $15 per family, $5 per adult or $3 per child.

For more information, visit Place Maillardville is located at 1200 Cartier Ave. in Coquitlam.


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