THINGS TO DO: Charity walk, free skate
Friday, April 25
A Mother Goose program will be held at the Coquitlam Public Library City Centre branch for parents and their young ones (aged 18 months to three years old) whose first language is Cantonese. Presented by the library and SUCCESS, the free session at 1169 Pinetree Way starts today at 10:30 a.m. and runs every Friday morning until June 20. Call 604-468-6002 or 604 937-4136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit library.coquitlam.bc.ca.
Kids aged seven to 10 can join the city of Port Coquitlam’s No Fun Fridays program from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Hyde Creek recreation complex (1379 Laurier Ave.). Admission is $15 on the day of the event (until 6 p.m.). To register in advance, call 604-927-PLAY or visit experienceit.ca.
Several performers will be at the Unity Rocks Showcase Extravaganza for I Am Someone. Among those on stage will be Ria Jade Diy, 16, a singer, songwriter and musician who hosts her own TV show titled eveRIAthing on Shaw; Robot Mafia; Bacon Coma; Mike Stoltz; Dr. Brainstorm; Mortimer’s Band; Nostrathomas; and Charlie Spittel. I Am Someone is spearheading a project to provide a text-messaging platform that links bullied kids with resources and counsellors. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Northside Church (2606 Kingsway Ave.). Tickets at $10 are available at northsidekingsway.com/unityrocks.
Stage 43’s Seduced by Moonlight runs at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) this weekend and April 30 to May 3. All shows are at 8 p.m. except April 27 is a 2 p.m. matinee. The content has adult themes and audience members should be over 18. For tickets at $22/$18, call the box office at 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Saturday, April 26
Troll for treasures in the city of Port Coquitlam’s annual garage sale, happening at designated homes around town from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit portcoquitlam.ca/garagesale.
BYE BYE FISHY
Help the Hyde Creek Watershed Society members release thousands of coho salmon smolts into Hyde Creek at the hatchery (3636 Coast Meridian Rd., Port Coquitlam) between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Exhibits will be set up and enjoy a BBQ hot dog and salmon chowder. Park at the recreation centre on Laurier Avenue and walk along the Traboulay PoCo Trail to the hatchery. Visit hydecreek.org.
WALK FOR CHARITY
Lace up your runners for the annual Tri-Cities Scotiabank MS Walk at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody. There is a two-km route along the Port Moody Inlet or a five-km stretch to Old Orchard Park and back. Both trails are wheelchair, stroller and scooter accessible. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. at Port Moody city hall (100 Newport Dr.) and the start time is at 10 a.m. Visit mssoc.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=2982&pg=entry or call 604-602-3208.
Read books, sing songs and learn new rhymes at the family storytime at the Coquitlam Public Library’s City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way) at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Call 604-554-7334.
Learn how to naturally cleanse your body from environmental toxins at a city of Coquitlam workshop at the Inspiration Garden (corner of Guildford Way and Pipeline Road) at 2 p.m. Taste foods prepared with medicinal herbs and understand the benefits of fruit vinegars. The cost is $15. Pre-register by calling 604-927-4386 using barcode 464557 or online at coquitlam.ca/inspiration.
Westminster Savings credit union sponsors its monthly free skate for Coquitlam residents from 2 to 3:15 p.m. and 3:45 to 5 p.m. at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St.). Skate and helmet rentals are also no charge. Wristbands will be handed out 30 minutes before the session to the first 200 participants. Visit coquitlam.ca/pslc.
Visit lush spaces around the world with musicians Rebecca Blair, Judy Henry and Michelle Carlisle for All in a Garden Green, Place des Arts’ last faculty concert of the season (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). Tickets at $15/$13 are available by calling 604-664-1636 or visiting brownpapertickets.com/event/413484.
Sunday, April 27
Tour the 102-year-old grounds of Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam and hear the history behind the trees. Meet at 1 p.m. at the upper entrance of the Henry Esson Young Building. For a site map, visit www.rhcs.org or call 604-290-9910.
Enjoy an afternoon of music at St. Andrew’s United Church (2318 St. John’s St., Port Moody) at 2:30 p.m. with sounds from the St Andrew’s Choir, Choral Connections, Collage, Amy Stephen, Steve Wilkes, Jeannette Vanderdeen, and Amy and Greg Morrissey. Admission is by donation. Call 604 939-5513.
Top students who competed in this spring’s Coquitlam District Music Festival will show their talents at an honours concert at the Hyde Creek community church (2145 Nova Scotia Ave., Port Coquitlam) at 6 p.m. There is no cost for admission; however, donations will be accepted to the CDMF scholarship fund. Visit cdmffestival.ca.