Friday, Nov. 16
Thank the women in the Tri-Cities, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge who are making a difference in our communities, at the second annual Women Influencer Awards hosted by the Women’s Collaborative Hub. The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam). Admission is $89. Visit wchwomeninfluencersawards.ca.
Watch the Coquitlam Express hockey club face off against the Victoria Grizzlies in a home game at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m. Call 604-936-4625 or visit coquitlamexpress.ca.
PETITE & BOUTIQUE
Meet the artists who designed miniature artworks for the annual show Positively Petite, at the opening at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). Don’t forget to also check out the handmade wares in the Christmas Boutique, which also officially launches tonight at 7 p.m., and the new exhibits by Suchen Wu and Teresa Chow and by Zhanna Shomakhova. Free admission. Call 604-664-1636 or visit placedesarts.ca.
Sat., Nov. 17
St. Andrew’s United Church (2418 St. Johns St., Port Moody) is cleaning house as it prepares for a site redevelopment. Its moving sale — including church pews and choir robes — is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cash only. Call 604-939-5513.
The congregation at Our Lady of Assumption Parish (2255 Fraser Ave., Port Coquitlam) will have its 34th annual fall fair from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children’s activities will be available and Filipino food will be served. Call 604-942-5522.
Get your Christmas shopping done early at the fall fair hosted by St. Laurence Anglican Church (825 St. Laurence St., Coquitlam) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Collectibles, jewellery, books and DVDs will be for sale. Call 604-936-5423.
Residents of the mobile home park strata Wildwood Park will host a craft fair and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 201 Cayer St., Coquitlam. Free admission. Call 604-526-2331.
More than 100 artisans and vendors will sell their wares at the Riverside secondary annual Winter Market, running 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school (2215 Reeve St., Port Coquitlam). Admission is $2; no cost for kids aged 12 and under. Proceeds support the 2019 after-grad celebrations. Visit facebook.com/riversidecraftfair.
New members are sought by the Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library Society, which meets at 10 a.m. at the City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Call 604-937-4130.
Bring your pets to the BC SPCA Tri-Cities Education and Adoption Centre (1-2565 Barnet Hwy., Coquitlam) for a snap with Santa Claus. Appointments can be booked from noon to 4:30 p.m. — for a $20 minimum donation per session — by calling the branch at 604-468-4044. Drop-ins are from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Visit spca.bc.ca/events/event/pet-photos-with-santa.
Author Melanie Cossey is back in the Tri-Cities to sign copies of her new publication, a gothic horror novel titled A Peculiar Curiosity, at Chapters (2991 Lougheed Hwy., Coquitlam) from noon to 3 p.m. Call 604-464-2558.
Learn about the earliest forms of projected entertainment during a family history event at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). From noon to 3 p.m., the Coquitlam Heritage Society will have its magic lanterns and shadow puppet show — every hour — for kids of all ages. Admission is by donation. RSVP by calling 604-516-6151 or visiting coquitlamheritage.ca.
Admire the photography by two dozen members of the Pacific Digital Photo Club, a Port Moody-based organization that hosts its annual slide and sound show at 2 and 7 p.m. in the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody). Award-winning nature photographer Anthony Bucci is the guest artist. For tickets at $15, visit pdpc.ca.
GODDESS, TRAVEL MAP
Port Moody artist and Langara College instructor Judith M. Atkinson opens her new show, The Return of the Goddess, which pays tribute to Athena and reimagines her leading the way in modern times as a warrior for female empowerment, at 3 p.m. in the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Families can also create a travel map using photo transfers, colouring, collage and other materials during the Westminster Savings Family Day, in the gallery from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Drop By Drop is the theme for TEDxYouth@Lafarge Lake, a lecture series — geared for students — organized by Anjali Menon at the Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam) at 6 p.m. Visit ted.com/tedx/events/30574.
TERRY FOX TRIVIA
Help the music department students at Terry Fox secondary (1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam) raise funds for their extracurricular music trips, at the annual trivia night. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. with the action starting at 7 p.m. The ticket price of $20 includes snacks and desserts. Visit terryfoxtrivianight.ca.
Deanna Knight and the Hot Club of Mars entertains at the Gallery Bistro (2411 Clarke St., Port Moody) with a gypsy-swing and world beats concert at 8 p.m.; a dinner will be served at 7 p.m. For tickets, call 604-937-0998 or visit gallerybistroportmoody.com.
Sunday, Nov. 18
Help to remove invasive species at Shoreline Trail Park in Port Moody, from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.) before heading to the trail to pull English Ivy and blackberry bushes with the Lower Mainland Green Team. RSVP at http://goo.gl/WRx6jr.
Bring your grocery bags to the Port Moody winter farmers market, happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd., Port Moody). Visit makebakegrow.com.
Members of the Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam) will have crafts, quilts and other things for sale at a Christmas bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Call 604-927-4386.
HYDE CREEK FEST
Learn about wildlife from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Orphaned Wildlife Society and others at the 19th Annual Hyde Creek Salmon Festival, running 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hyde Creek hatchery (3636 Coast Meridian Rd., Port Coquitlam) and the Hyde Creek recreation centre (1379 Laurier Ave., Port Coquitlam). Food trucks will be on site. The celebration is sponsored in part by the city of PoCo, the Downtown Port Coquitlam BIA and Vancity. Free admission. Visit hydecreek.org.
Head over to the Old Mill Boathouse at Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street) for the Tri-Cities Collective Christmas Market, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3. Partial proceeds will be donated to CAARE Animal Rescue. Visit eventbrite.ca for tickets.
Young musicians in the North Shore Celtic Ensemble present SPARK: Celebrating 20 years of Music, at 2 p.m. at the Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam). Tickets are $25/$15 via vtixonline.com.
The Surrey Eagles take on the home team, the Coquitlam Express, in a 3 p.m. game at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Call 604-936-4625 or visit coquitlamexpress.ca.
Hear the music students at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) perform in a free public concert, starting at 3 p.m. Call 604-664-1636 or visit placedesarts.ca.
Beatboxer Martin O. pairs up with magician Travis Bernhardt for a variety show at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 7:30 p.m. For tickets at $33/$28/$15, call 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.