Friday, Aug. 16
Take the family to Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) for summer crafts from 11 a.m. to noon. Visit coquitlamheritage.ca.
LONG LIVE THE KING
Elvis tribute acts will be at the Coquitlam branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (1025 Ridgeway Ave.) to mark the 42nd anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. The show is from 3 to 10 p.m. Cost is $25. Call 604-230-3361 or visit elvispalooza.weebly.com.
Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and snacks to Sun Valley Park (3700 Hamilton St., Port Coquitlam) to watch Avengers: Endgame on a 26’ tall screen. The outdoor event starts at 8:45 p.m. Call 604-927-8400. Visit portcoquitlam.ca/summer.
Saturday, Aug. 17
St. John’s Anglican Church (2206 St. Johns St., Port Moody) hosts a mega garage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., selling household items, toys, games and second-hand clothing. Visit stja.ca.
Members of the Plastic Battle Society, a Maple Ridge-based non-profit group, will help to clean up the shores of the Coquitlam River, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 778-980-5115 or visit plasticbattle.ca.
Young bookworms who joined the Summer Reading Club will collect their medals — for completed booklets — at the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (1169 Pinetree Way) at 10:30 a.m. Another ceremony is at 1:30 p.m. Visit coqlibrary.ca.
Check out the tricks by amateur and professional riders at the city of Port Moody’s 7th annual Scootfest, starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Rotary PoMo SK8 Park at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street). Registration for competitors begins at 9:30 a.m. ($10, cash only). Visit portmoody.ca.
More than 45 businesses in Port Moody’s NewPort Village will be part of Summer Vibes today and Sunday. Visit shopnewportvillage.com.
Western Jaguar, an indie rock group founded by Jeffrey Trainor and made up of Kier-Christer Junos, Ryan Domingo and AJ Buckley, are at Lions Park (2300 Lions Way, Port Coquitlam) for the city’s Music in the Park series, at 1 p.m. They’ll be followed by Matt Storm, at 2 p.m. Visit portcoquitlam.ca.
Grab a lawn chair and park it on the street curb to watch more than 175 vintage, collector and muscle cars cruise by for the 6th annual Saturday Car Cruise — a promotion for Sunday’s 15th annual Downtown PoCo Car Show. The cruise takes about 90 minutes to complete and starts at Leigh Square, heads south to Citadel Heights loops back to Shaughnessy Street and hits several northside roads before returning to the downtown. For a cruise route map, visit pococarshow.ca.
Sunday, Aug. 18
SHOW ’N SHINE
Downtown Port Coquitlam will be closed off for the 15th annual PoCo Car Show, the city’s biggest attraction of the year. Vintage, collector and muscle vehicles will be lined up down and around Shaughnessy Street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. And there’ll be lots of entertainment and activities during the day including a free model car workshop for kids (register online). Don’t forget to swing by IconicCarz at Wilson Avenue and Shaughnessy Street, where the 501st Legion - Outer Rim Garrison and other characters will be on hand for photos (by donation for the BC Children’s Hospital). Visit pococarshow.ca.
NO CARS ALLOWED
Ditch the car and bike, walk, hop on the shuttle or take the Evergreen Extension to the Moody Centre station for the city of Port Moody’s 3rd annual Car-Free Day on St. Johns Street, from noon to 7 p.m. The stretch from Douglas to Moody streets will be closed to traffic from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The event features dozens of arts, non-profit and business displays as well as a Brewers Row beer garden and live music from Clavinova Nights, 4 Quarter and Trilojay. Electric vehicles will also be on display. The shuttle runs from Knowle Street (in front of the PoMo recreation complex) to Rocky Point Park every half hour. Visit portmoody.ca.
Chill out at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street, Port Moody) for Summer Sundays, a music series that supports the Crossroads Hospice Society. PoMo residents Shannon Gaye (vocals/percussion) and her pianist husband Kristian Alexandrov will pay tribute to the female musicians of soul and RnB in a show called RESPECT, with country siblings Britt and Carly McKillip. The concert at 2 p.m. is free; however, donations will be accepted for Crossroads. Visit summersundays.ca.