Weekend: New chess club at Coquitlam Library, home ice hockey for the Express

Events guide for Jan. 10 to 12, 2020

Friday, Jan. 10

FRESH ART
Three new exhibits open for the month at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam): Collaborative Alchemy (Pierre Leichner, Edward Peck and Phyllis Schwartz, photography and sculptures); Happiness is a thing called…. (Tammy Pilon, watercolours and water media); and The Influencer (Alex Sandvoss, oil paintings). There is no cost to attend the reception at 7 p.m. Visit placedesarts.ca.

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LIVE MUSIC
The indie folk-rock band Likewise — aka Rachel Prior and Chris Fowles — headline the first Crossroads Coffeehouse of 2020. They perform at 8:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place at Leigh Square (next to Port Coquitlam city hall). Doors open at 7 p.m. with an open mic at 7:30 p.m. Entry is $5 at the door. Visit crossroadshospicesociety.com.

CLASSIC ROCK
Catch Super Sonic Timewarp — or SST, made up of veteran musicians Steve Sainas, Kelly Stodola and Ted Tosoff — perform classic rock and blues tunes at The Arms Pub (3261 Coast Meridian Rd., Port Coquitlam) at 8:30 p.m. Visit armspub.ca.

YOUTH SKATE
Youth and teens looking for something to do late Friday night can slip on their skates for a spin around the Arena 3 (purple) rink in the new Port Coquitlam community centre (2150 Wilson Ave.) from 10:15 to 11:15 p.m. Admission and rentals are $3. Visit portcoquitlam.ca.

 

 

Saturday, Jan. 11

BOTTLE DRIVE
The 1st Anmore Scouts will pick up refundables for its bottle drive fundraiser. Anmore residents can leave their empties at the roadside by 10 a.m. for collection.

LITTLE STORIES
Parents and their young ones can hear stories, songs and rhymes at the Terry Fox Library (2150 Wilson Ave., Port Coquitlam) for 30 minutes starting at 10:15 a.m. The event is free. Visit fvrl.ca.

TREE AWARDS
Find out who won the best dressed in the 7th annual Christmas Tree Festival, a fundraiser hosted by PoCo Heritage. The awards ceremony is at 1 p.m. at the museum (150-2248 McAllister Ave., Port Coquitlam). Visit pocoheritage.org.

CHECK MATE
Learn how to play chess or meet new competitors at Coquitlam Public Library’s new chess club that starts today in the Nancy Bennett Room of the Poirier branch (575 Poirier St., Coquitlam) and runs weekly on Saturdays from 2 to 5 p.m. All ages are welcome and materials are supplied for the free drop-in sessions. Visit coqlibrary.ca.

MERENGUE
Dance to the high-energy beats in the rehearsal hall of the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) as the Hot Salsa Dance Zone has a Salsa dance lesson at 8 p.m. followed by a dance party until 12:30 a.m. Parking is free or take the Evergreen Extension to the Lafarge Lake-Douglas station. Admission is $10 and the event is licensed. Visit hotsalsadancezone.com.

 

 

Sunday, Jan. 12

GET YOUR GREENS
Load up on veggies and continue your healthy new year’s resolutions at the Port Moody Winter Farmers Market, on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.). Visit makebakegrow.com.

BIRD ID
Join WildResearch as they look for wintering passerines, waterfowl, raptors and shorebirds on their field trip to Colony Farm regional park (Colony Farm Road, Coquitlam) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The excursion is rain or shine. To participate, register via wildresearch.ca.

LITTLE LEAGUE
Coquitlam Little League, which last year saw its 11/12 All-Star team play at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn., accepts registrations for its spring programs, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 1 of the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Visit coquitlamlittleleague.ca.

HOCKEY MATINEE
The Coquitlam Express battle the Langley Rivermen on home ice at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St.) at 3 p.m. Visit coquitlamexpress.ca.

LIGHTS AT LAFARGE
There’s only a week left to see Lights at Lafarge, the biggest free outdoor winter lights display in Metro Vancouver. Sponsored in part by The Tri-City News, the attraction is lit from dusk to 11 p.m. with activities by community groups and the city’s Park Spark team from 5 to 9 p.m. (meet at the TD Community Plaza). Tonight, there is a mascot parade. Take the Evergreen Extension to the Lafarge Lake-Douglas station. Visit coquitlam.ca/lightsatlafarge

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