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THINGS TO DO: Soulful sounds at coffeehouse

Check out singer/songwriter Chris Ronald’s Neil Young/Paul Simon/James Taylor vibe (www.chrisronald.com) at the Crossroads Hospice Coffeehouse Friday night at The Gathering Place at Leigh Square (2253 Leigh Sq., PoCo). MikAlva returns for open mic (7:30 to 8:45 p.m.), along with newcomer Kasia Gabinska. Contact wrmarshall@shaw.ca or 604-944-8114 to sign up for an open mic slot. Admission is $5. Visit www.crossroadshospice.bc.ca for more info.  - SUBMITTED PHOTO
Check out singer/songwriter Chris Ronald’s Neil Young/Paul Simon/James Taylor vibe (www.chrisronald.com) at the Crossroads Hospice Coffeehouse Friday night at The Gathering Place at Leigh Square (2253 Leigh Sq., PoCo). MikAlva returns for open mic (7:30 to 8:45 p.m.), along with newcomer Kasia Gabinska. Contact wrmarshall@shaw.ca or 604-944-8114 to sign up for an open mic slot. Admission is $5. Visit www.crossroadshospice.bc.ca for more info.
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Whether it’s live music, family events exploring the great outdoors or local history, this weekend is packed with great ways to have fun.

Friday, Feb. 22

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) hosts a Day of the Arts for kids from kindergarten to Grade 5, where they can explore adventures in the jungle, mould a clay jungle scene, paint a chameleon and more from  8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.  Register at www.placedesarts.ca or 604-664-1636.

TIME TO SHINE

Tri-City students from the Hope Lutheran Christian School’s Hope Choir, Blakeburn Singers and Coastal Sound Music Academy’s children’s choir join forces in Shine, an evening of live entertainment to support the Share food bank. Admission is by donation for the 7 p.m. show at the Hope Lutheran school (3151 York St., PoCo). Visit www.hopelcs.ca for more info.

Saturday, Feb. 23

FAMILY WALK

Talk a winter walk with the whole family at Sasamat Lake from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Participants will spot trees, plants, bird nests and woodpecker holes on the easy walk (with stairs). Meet at the White Pine Beach washroom building next to parking lot F. Visit www.metrovancouver.org for more info.

STITCH-IN

Be part of Port Moody’s centennial wall hanging by taking part in the daily stitch-in, happening at the city hall Galleria (100 Newport Dr.) daily from 2 to 4 p.m. (until March 1). Experts will be available to guide you along as you add stitches to images that will be added to the wall hanging.

Sunday, Feb. 24

HERITAGE TOUR

Port Moody’s centennial celebrations offer Heritage House Tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Costumed hosts will talk about the architecture and family history of the 10 homes on the tour, ranging from Moody Centre to Seaview, Oxford Park and Glenayre. Tickets are $30, available at the Port Moody Station Museum (2734 Murray St.) or at www.portmoodymuseum.org.

WINTER MARKET

The Port Moody Winter Farmers Market will be serving up a wide variety of winter produce, baked goods, crafts and more at the Port Moody recreation centre (300 Ioco Rd.) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit www.makebakegrow.com for more info.

GOSPEL CHOIR

The Port Coquitlam Sunday Coffee Concert Series gets a dose of high-energy fun when the VOC Soul Gospel Choir performs at the Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate, PoCo) at 2 p.m. The 130-member choir sings six-part harmony and draws on Hawaiian, calypso, reggae soul, R&B and jazz sounds. Tickets are $12/$10/$5 at www.experienceit.ca or 604-927-8400.

MINNEKHADA MINUTE

Celebrate Heritage Week in B.C. with a visit to the historic Minnekhada Lodge from 1 to 4 p.m. A park interpreter will guide you on a tour of the lodge, used by two of B.C.’s lieutenant-governors as a hunting retreat, complete with activities for kids. Park near the lodge off Oliver Road in Minnekhada Regional Park.

Please send Things-To-Do guide submissions to spayne@tricitynews.com.

 

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