Last Riverview tree tour of the season is this weekend

Weekend events in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody

Friday, Oct. 4

Guitarist Josué Tacoronte, singer Jafelin and dancers Martha Villa Martin and Nathanael Webber whip up a flamenco feast for the eyes at the Port Moody Legion (2529 Clarke St.) at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, go to Visit

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Teens can take to the ice at the new Port Coquitlam Community Centre for a supervised spin at Arena 3, between 10:15 and 11:15 p.m. The drop-in is $3 and includes skate rentals. Visit


Saturday, Oct. 5

Help the Coquitlam Sunrise Rotary raise money for the Starfish Backpack Program by joining a team in the Amazing Race, based on the TV series. The event runs 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. from the All Saints Parish Hall (821 Fairfax St., Coquitlam) and includes a dinner and prizes. Visit

Help the Port Moody Rotarians, Port Moody city staff and volunteers with the Port Moody Ecological Society rip out invasive plants — English ivy, English holly and Himalayan blackberry — at Shoreline Park. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Noons Creek hatchery (behind PoMo recreation complex, 300 Ioco Rd.). Tools, gloves and lunch will be provided for the three-hour pull. Email to register.

Learn how to make soap from scratch using herbs, spices and essential oils at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). The class, presented by the Coquitlam Heritage Society from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is for participants ages 16 and older. The cost is $48. Visit to sign up.

Lace up your shoes for the Stoma Stroll Awareness Walk, starting at noon at the orca eco-sculpture on the west side of Lafarge Lake at Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The walk is to build awareness of gastrointestinal and bladder diseases. No cost to participate. Call 604-992-4590 or 604-202-0743 to register.

Artists and art collectives can find out how to apply for exhibit space — and be an artist-in-residence — in the city of Port Coquitlam, at two sessions held at The Outlet (behind PoCo city hall) in Leigh Square. The artist-in-residence workshop is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (register via using barcode 39281) and the exhibit information class is from 3:30 to 5 p.m. (barcode 39280). Applications for displays are due by Oct. 15. Email

Vancouver artist Angela Teng leads a tour of her solo show, Up a Lemon Tree, at the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) from 2 to 3 p.m. She’ll also demonstrate how she uses dry paint to crochet works of art. No cost to participate. Visit

Writer, editor and manuscript consultant Janet Fretter talks to the Tri-City Wordsmiths at their meeting, held at the Terry Fox Library (2150 Wilson Ave., Port Coquitlam) at 2 p.m. No cost. Visit

Rebel Haunt Theatre and the Port Moody Arts Centre present Your Shoe, My Shoe: A Micro-Epic Play at 2 p.m. at PMAC (2425 St. Johns St.). The 30-minute show for families follows Zapa and Baby Cakes on a crazy school day. No cost. Register via Visit

The Latin dance beats will pulse at the rehearsal hall in the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.; a dance lesson starts at 8 p.m. Entry is $10. Parking is free or take the Evergreen Extension to Lafarge Lake-Douglas. Visit


Sunday, Oct. 6

Hop on your motorcycle — and bring a gift for a child — for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau’s 41st annual toy run, leaving Coquitlam Centre (2929 Barnet Hwy.) at 9:30 a.m., through Port Moody and down the Barnet Highway to the PNE. Visit

Do you have an escape plan for your family if a fire breaks out at home? Learn about emergency preparedness during Fire Prevention Week, held Oct. 6 to 12. Go to

It’s the last month for this season’s Poirier Farmers Market so bring your grocery bags and pick up some fall veggies, baked goods and meat in the parking lot at Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam) between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Visit

Tour the historic grounds of Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam with volunteers from the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society who lead the last tree tour of the year, starting at 1 p.m. Meet at the front of the HEY (Henry Esson Young building). Visit

The Vancouver Cello Quartet is the first offering in the new Power Classic Sundays series at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The recital with Lee Duckles, Luke Kim, Cristian Markos and Kevin Park is at 3 p.m. Call the Evergreen box office at 604-927-6555 or visit


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