Friday, Nov. 15
The city of Port Coquitlam launches its One Pass membership card for drop-in programs at the Port Coquitlam community centre and Hyde Creek recreation complex. Visit portcoquitlam.ca.
Tour Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) as it launches three exhibits: Positively Petite (miniature artwork); Reflections (digital art by Ian Bateson); and Staycation (watercolours by Margaret Park). The reception is at 7 p.m. Also, be sure to shop for handmade goodies in the new Christmas Boutique. Call 604-664-1636 or visit placedesarts.ca.
Melody A. Johnson presents her one-woman show about bad neighbours, called Person of Interest, at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) tonight at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Call the box office 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Saturday, Nov. 16
Load up on baked goods and garage sale items — and fill up on a Filipino lunch or a tailgate BBQ, courtesy of the Port Coquitlam Knights of Columbus — at the 35th annual fall fair at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish (3141 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam). The milestone event, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., also includes kids’ games and crafts, and a silent auction. Admission is free. Call 604-942-7808.
Pull invasive weeds — and earn volunteer points — with Lower Mainland Green Team as it tackles the Shoreline Trail in Rocky Point Park (2800 block of Murray Street, Port Moody) from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet on the trail behind the Rotary Sk8 Park. Register via http://goo.gl/WRx6jr.
FOR THE GRADS
Support the 2020 graduates of Riverside secondary (2215 Reeve St., Port Coquitlam) as the school hosts its annual winter market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry is $3 at the door; no cost for kids ages 12 and under. Visit facebook.com/riversidecraftfair.
Learn how to break down a scene or monologue, breathe and move in an AIR Introduction to Stage Acting class at the Gathering Place in Leigh Square (next to Port Coquitlam city hall) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants must be at least 13 years old. No cost for the workshop. Register via https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/cityofportcoquitlam/Activity_Search/32473.
BE A HERO
Would you know what to do if a disaster hit? The city of Coquitlam will give you the tools to get ready for an earthquake, flood or massive power outage in its H.E.R.O.S. Emergency Preparedness Program, running from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). To register for the free class, go to coquitlam.ca.
Make a shadow puppet in one of Coquitlam’s oldest homes: Mackin House. The workshop starts at 11 a.m. and is suitable for families with kids ages 3 and up. Admission is by donation. To register, visit coquitlamheritage.ca.
Kristen Hudec, a clinical psychologist who holds a UBC fellowship, will speak at the Coquitlam Chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women meeting at 1 p.m. in the Nancy Bennett Room of the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (575 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Her topic is Making Socially Accepting Inclusive Classrooms (MOSAIC) a school-based program. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
Use nature materials like pinecones, leaves and twigs to produce a piece of art at PoCo Heritage (150-2248 McAllister Ave., Port Coquitlam) from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. Buy tickets online via pocoheritage.org.
Dozens of highly crafted images from members of the Pacific Digital Photography Club will be shown in the Port Moody group’s 16th annual Photomotion, a juried slideshow that runs at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody). Tickets at $15 are through Elfi at 604-929-7860 or pdpc.ca.
The Coquitlam Express face the BCHL Vernon hockey team on home ice at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m. Visit coquitlamexpress.ca.
Move to Latin beats spun by the Hot Salsa Dance Zone in the rehearsal hall of the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Entry is $10. Visit hotsalsadancezone.com.
Sunday, Nov. 17
Bring your grocery bags to the Port Moody Winter Farmers Market, happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the PoMo recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd., Port Moody). Visit makebakegrow.com.
Celebrate 20 years of the Hyde Creek Salmon Festival at the hatchery (3636 Coast Meridian Rd., Port Coquitlam) and nearby at the Hyde Creek recreation centre (1379 Laurier Ave.) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Visit hydecreek.org.
Young musicians with the North Shore Celtic Ensemble present Mosaic: A Colourful Display of Musical Diversity, in a show at 2 p.m. at the Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam. Tickets are $25/$15. Visit nsce.ca.
Music students at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) showcase compositions in a concert starting at 3 p.m. Visit placdesarts.ca.