New Repair Cafe among the 16 things to do this weekend

Weekend events guide for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.

Friday, May 31

SPRING SONG
Seniors centres around the Lower Mainland bring their choirs to the Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam) for an annual showcase, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. If the weather is nice, the concerts will move to Spirit Square. Visit coquitlam.ca.

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CRICK, CRICK
Try your hand at cricket at a free drop-in offered by the Windies Cricket Club and the city of Coquitlam. The all-ages event runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mackin Park (1046 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). Visit coquitlam.ca/cib.

 

Saturday, June 1

SUMMER BOOKS
The Coquitlam Public Library opens registration for its annual summer reading club, which has the theme Imagine the Possibilities. Visit the City Centre (1169 Pinetree Way) or Poirier (575 Poirier St.) branches or sign up online: coqlibrary.ca.

LAZULI BUNTING
Bird watchers can tour Colony Farm regional park in Coquitlam to search for migratory birds including Lazuli Buntings. The free two-hour hike, by the Colony Farm Park Association, starts at 9 a.m. in front of the community gardens, at the end of Colony Farm Road. Visit burkemountainnaturalists.ca.

REPAIR CAFE
Bring your broken small appliances, electronics and furniture to the city of Port Coquitlam's inaugural Repair Cafe, held at the Public Works Yard (1737 Broadway St., PoCo) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit portcoquitlam.ca/repaircafe. To volunteer or make a tool donation, email repaircafe@portcoquitlam.ca. 

TENNIS ANYONE?
Bring your racket and balls to Gates Park (2575 Wilson Ave., Port Coquitlam) between noon and 5 p.m. when the Port Coquitlam Tennis Club hosts an open house. No cost for admission; a barbecue meal will be served for a charge and raffle tickets will be sold in a fundraiser. Visit portcoquitlamtennisclub.ca.

CADET PARADE
The 150 air cadets with the 777 Neptune Squadron have their 15th annual ceremonial review at 1 p.m. at Pitt River middle school (2070 Tyner St., Port Coquitlam). Visit 777aircadets.ca.

YOUTH THEATRE
Support the 31 young performers in the Coquitlam Youth Theatre Company — part of Place des Arts — as they end their year with two “girl power” showings of the musical Dear Edwina Jr., in the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Tickets are $20/$15. Call 604-664-1636 or visit placedesarts.ca.

POETRY BOOTCAMP
African-Canadian author and artist Storma Sire gives a poetry bootcamp at the Tri-City Wordsmiths meeting, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Terry Fox Library (2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam). The event is free; however, registration is required by calling 604-927-7999. Visit tri-citywordsmiths.ca.

LAX GAME
Catch the Coquitlam Sr. Adanacs as they battle the Maple Ridge Burrards in a home game at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam), starting at 7 p.m. Visit adanaclacrosse.com.

SALSA NIGHT
Boogie over to the rehearsal hall at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) for the weekly Hot Salsa Dance Zone lesson at 8 p.m. followed by the Latin dance party from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Admission is $10; parking is free. Visit hotsalsadancezone.com.

 

Sunday, June 2

YOGA MARKET

Bring a mat for the first hatha yoga class of the season at the Poirier Street Farmers Market. The hour-long session starts at 10 a.m. and costs $5. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam). Visit makebakegrow.com.

SPRING BAZAAR
Check out the neighbourhood flea market in Spirit Square (south of Coquitlam city hall) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and tour the showcase inside the Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam) to see the collectibles, arts and crafts from 10:30 a.m. to noon, in the Great Room. Admission is free. Visit coquitlam.ca.

FOOD TRUCK FEAST
About two dozen food trucks — including Tacofino, Sea Island Diner and Guerrilla Q — will gather at Coquitlam Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the touring Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival. Admission is free and entertainment runs all day. Call 604-339-8367 or visit greatervanfoodtruckfest.com/coquitlam.

FIRST NATIONS
Tsleil Waututh’s Carleen Thomas shares stories and photos about her Nation’s history, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) as part of the Welcome Post Project, which is supported by the Port Moody Ecological Society. Admission is free. Visit portmoody.ca.

PET LOVERS
The John B Neighbourhood Pub (1000 Austin Ave., Coquitlam) hosts the annual fundraiser, Pints and Paws, for the BC SPCA Tri-Cities Education and Adoption Centre. Tickets at $25 include a burger and a beverage. Call 604-468-4044 or visit spca.bc.ca/tricities.

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