Things to Do: SD43 students on spring break

One-woman show at Evergreen, St. Patrick’s Day fun

Friday, March 15

Environmental Sculptures is the title of Sherrill Hardy’s new art show that opens at Western Sky Books (2132-2850 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam) with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. The display is on until May 7. Visit

Marisa Emma Smith stars as Maranatha, a 15-year-old Quiverfull Christian girl waiting for her 28-year-old fiancé to carry her away to a life of domestic bliss, in the one-woman show The Good Bride. Penned by Rosemary Rowe, the award-winning production that’s directed by Donna Spencer runs at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Saturday at 3 p.m. Call 604-927-6555 or visit

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Saturday, March 16

Hand over your empties to the 1st Port Coquitlam Scouts as they fundraise with a bottle drive from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Kilmer elementary (1575 Knappen St., Port Coquitlam). Scouts will canvass door to door in the neighbourhood. Call 604-704-5972 for assured pick-up.

Bring your gloves, tools and waterproof shoes and help clean up the habitat around Brown Creek, in a volunteer project supported by the city of Port Coquitlam and the Wildcoast Ecological Society. Meet at the entrance to Kilmer Park (1844 Pooley Ave.) at 10 a.m. Email to sign up.

Start spring break with a dip at the City Centre Aquatic Complex (1210 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam), where the city will have a holiday — and St. Patrick’s Day-themed — bash, with fun and games in the pool from 1 to 3 p.m. Call 604-927-6999 or visit

Coquitlam’s Larkyn Austman, who was on the Canadian skating team at last year’s winter Olympics, is the guest performer for the Coquitlam Skating Club’s Fairy Tales on Ice. Shows are at 1 and 7 p.m. at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Tickets at $15/$10/$5 are at the door prior to each event. Visit

Get inspired by Amalie Atkins’ exhibit, where the hour floats, in the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) and create a prairie landscape during the monthly Westminster Savings Family Day, happening from 1 to 4 p.m. Visit

Grab your dancing shoes for the weekly Salsa party in the rehearsal hall at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) with the Hot Salsa Dance Zone. Instructors Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szfler lead a beginners’ class at 8 p.m. while, from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., the dance floor opens up. Admission is $10. Visit

Fiddler Mary Brunner joins Copper Sky for a St. Patrick’s Day party at the Gallery Bistro (2411 Clarke St., Port Moody) at 8 p.m. A dinner will be served an hour prior. For tickets, call 604-937-0998 or visit


Sunday, March 17

The Port Moody rec complex (300 Ioco Rd.) will have vendors selling their fresh food and wares at the Port Moody Winter Farmers Market form 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit

The Polish Canadian Art Fusion Exhibition returns to the Galleria at Port Moody city hall (100 Newport Dr.) for its sixth year, courtesy of the Polonez Tri-City Polish Association. The opening reception is from 2 to 5 p.m. with Port Moody Arts Centre faculty member Agata Teodorowicz presenting her work in the Inlet Theatre at 4:15 p.m. The show runs until March 21. Visit

Celtic-folk singer-songwriter Lizzy Hoyt brings her tour to the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) following a performance on Quadra Island. For tickets to her 7:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day show, call 604-927-6555 or visit

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