5 things to do this weekend

1 - HEAD TO THE HORSE SHOW

There will be plenty of horsing around for a good cause this weekend in Port Coquitlam, as Epona Stable and Farms will play host to the 2015 Canada Standardbred Horse Day and Country Fair on Sunday, July 12.

The event will include mini-tractor rides for kids, outdoor games in the riding ring, dance lessons by Carly Reid and her students, performances from the Tri-City School of Music, an online silent auction and more.

All proceeds from the event will contribute to the care and feeding of rescued horses.  

The fair runs from noon to 4 p.m. at 3323 Devon Rd. in PoCo. Info: stbfanclub@StandardbredFanClub.com
 
2 - MARVEL AT SOME MAGIC  

From tricks to jokes and even an educational component, Norden the Magician will leave no stone unturned during his upcoming show at the Terry Fox Library.

An eight-time winner of the “Children’s Magician of the Year” award, Norden will bring his bag of tricks to the library from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Friday, July 10.

The show will feature “wacky antics, amazing tricks and silly jokes,” for the whole family, according to a press release from the library.

Info: 604-927-7999.

3 - GET YOUR SWING ON

Week 2 on PoCo’s Summer in the City agenda features a bit of gypsy swing and a lot of texture.

Held at Leigh Square on Saturday, July 11, the city’s Village Vibe series offers up two hours of free dance lessons from 2 to 4 p.m., as professional dancers from Vancouver Gypsy Group Roma Gry lead participants through the intricacies of the music, dance and folklore of the Romani people.

One day later, the duo known as Bacal performs as part of the Music in the Park series in Leigh Square from 2 to 4 p.m.

For more info, see www.portcoquitlam.ca.

4 - FOR FANS OF FOREIGN FILM

Those wanting a break from the heat can check out a feature film at the Inlet Theatre on Friday, July 10.

Presented by the Port Moody Film Society, the theatre will play host to a screening of the film Ida, which won the 2014 Oscar award for Best Foreign Film.

The film’s dialogue is in Polish, along with English subtitles. Tickets cost $5 at the door for society members and a society membership costs $5 annually. Show time is 7:30 p.m.

Info: www.pmfilm.ca.

5 - CHECK OUT SOME LACROSSE

The Coquitlam junior Adanacs play Game 2 of their playoff series with New Westminster at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 11 at Queen’s Park Arena.

The A’s launched the playoffs and a Minto Cup march this week, after steamrolling through the competition during the regular season with a 20-1 record.

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Led by veterans Cole Shafer, Tyler Pace, Challen Rogers and newcomer Chris Cloutier, the Adanacs have averaged 18 goals a game over the past month.

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