THINGS DO TO GUIDE: Christmas is coming
Christmas arrives exactly one month from now — are you ready? Not to worry, with so many fairs and events going on, you can cross everything off your holiday to-do list this weekend.
Friday, Nov. 25
Scoop up some great gifts, grab some treats and you may even win a prize at the Eagle Ridge Manor (475 Guildford Way) Christmas marketplace today and tomorrow, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be sewing, baking, a silent auction, a raffle for a $500 entertaining basket, psychic readings and neck/head massages. Funds raised go to the recreational therapy department.
Reporter and author Mike McCardell will be at the Port Coquitlam Costco (2370 Ottawa St.) from 2 to 4 p.m. signing copies of his latest book, Here’s Mike: And Junkyard Granny, Whistling Bernie Smith, the Robertson Screwdriver, Pancakes and Eternal Truth. Until Feb. 29, 2012, partial proceeds from each sale of Here’s Mike will be donated to Variety - The Children’s Charity. McCardell’s books have raised $75,000 for variety.
Saturday, Nov. 26
Choose from four Christmas bazaars happening today throughout the Tri-Cities to get your shopping done: Eagle Ridge Manor (see above); Trinity United and St. Catherine’s Anglican (2211 Prairie Ave., PoCo) offers a baking/gourmet table, silent auction and luncheon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Hawthorne Seniors Care Community (2111 Hawthorne Ave., PoCo) will have crafts, baked goods and a white elephant sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., as will the Burquitlam Lions Care Centre (560 Sydney Ave., Coquitlam).
MMM, BAKED GOODS
The Tri-Cities Baker’s Community Market returns with plenty of sweet treats, samples and free parking. Stock up on Christmas baking so you have one less thing to do during the holidays, and do bring three non-perishable items for the Share food bank to help out those in need (and a chance to win a basket of baked goods). The market runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre. Visit tricitiesmarket.blogspot.com.
Leigh Square hosts a Winter Artisans Fair this weekend, featuring a variety of affordable, quality art, fine crafts and edibles. There will be free photos with Santa (noon to 3 p.m.), roving entertainment, children’s Christmas story time (3 p.m.) and live music (4:15 p.m.). The lighting ceremony is at 4:30 p.m. The fair runs today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and tomorrow, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Don’t forget to bring a donation for the Share Food Bank.
LIGHT THE HALL
Celebrate the arrival of winter with live music, food, fire juggling, ice carving and arts activities at Light the Hall at Coquitlam city hall from 3 to 7 p.m. Meet the Snow King and Queen, Maillardville Puppets and participate in the Magical Mystery Tour. Bobs and Lolo play at 3:30 p.m. and all activities are free. Visit www.coquitlam.ca for more information.
Master Peter Hudoba, a representative of Master Zhi Gang Sha, is at the Port Moody recreation centre tonight and at Pinetree Community Centre Monday, Nov. 28, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. to discuss self healing. Call Thai Siew at 604-733-0853 for more information.
Sunday, Nov. 27
St. John Ambulance (2338 Clarke St., PoMo) hosts Community CPR Day for people 14 and up to learn CPR Level A (adult) and B (child/infant/adult). Classes begin at 8:30 a.m., with morning and afternoon classes available. Registration is required by calling 604-931-3426.
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