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THINGS TO DO GUIDE: The '20s roar into Place des Arts

Roll up your sleeves for a tree planting at Coquitlam's Panorama Park on Saturday then dress up that night for Place des Arts' Impromptu fundraiser in aid of the Maillardville centre's scholarship and bursary program. Friday, Oct.

Roll up your sleeves for a tree planting at Coquitlam's Panorama Park on Saturday then dress up that night for Place des Arts' Impromptu fundraiser in aid of the Maillardville centre's scholarship and bursary program.

Friday, Oct. 14

POPCORN TIME

The Port Moody Film Society presents Storm (Germany/Netherlands, drama), a movie about Hannah Maynard, a prosecutor at The Hague's tribunal for war crimes who charges a Serbian commander for killing Bosnians. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody). Tickets are available at the door. Visit www.pmfilm.ca.

SEASON OPENER

The Stage 43 Theatrical Society kicks off its 2011-'12 season with Ethan Claymore, a romantic-comedy penned by Norm Foster about a young, reclusive widower who - with the help of a determined neighbour and the spirit of his recently deceased brother - finds love and laughter again. The play runs until Oct. 22, with shows at 8 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Visit www.stage43.com or call the Evergreen box office at 604-927-6555 or visit www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

Saturday, Oct. 15

STUFF FOR AFRICA

A multi-family "stuff sale" to benefit famine relief in Africa will happen from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Forest Hills townhouse complex (common building) at 65 Foxwood Dr., in Port Moody. More than 15 families are taking part in the event, selling a variety of children's and household items. For more information, email Joanne at saleforafrica@yahoo.ca.

E-RECYCLE

From 9 a.m. to noon, you can drop off your recyclable plastics, Styrofoam and electronics at Place Maillardville (Laval Square, Cartier Avenue) as part of the community centre's program with Pacific Mobile Depot. For a list of accepted items and fees, visit www.pacificmobiledepots.com. Proceeds from this monthly event fund the Coquitlam facility's youth programs and activities. Email info@placemaillardville.ca.

GET DIRTY

Join the Footprints Conservation Society as it plants grass and trees along the south facing slope at Panorama Park (1485 Panorama Dr., Coquitlam). The planting happens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., along with TD Friends of the Environment and the city of Coquitlam staff. Bring shovels and gloves. For more information, call Dana at 604-927-3662 or email dslocum@coquitlam.ca.

HEALTH PULSE

The Amberheart Breast Cancer Foundation has assembled a variety of health providers and foundations that will be on hand for Tri-City Health Day, a free health-awareness event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Coquitlam Public Library (575 Poirier St.). It will feature presentations and question-and-answer sessions about a wide spectrum of health issues. For more information, visit www.healthfair.amberheart.net.

JAZZ IT UP

A fat jazz concert and dance - and a fundraiser for Eagle Ridge and St. Andrew's United churches - will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Eagle Ridge United Church (2814 Glen Dr., Coquitlam). Admission is by donation at the door. Call 604-945-9811.

RAG TIME

Support Coquitlam's Place des Arts fundraiser benefitting the Maillardville facility's scholarship and bursary program, with Impromptu, An Invitation You Can't Refuse, which runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Dress up in your 1920's costumes and enjoy the entertainment; you can also win a trip for two to Jasper, AB, courtesy of The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and Via Rail Canada. Tickets at $50 for the event, which is sponsored in part by The Tri-City News, are available at www.impromptugala.ca or by calling 604-664-1636, extension 0. The fundraiser will happen at PdA, located at 1120 Brunette Ave., by Mackin House Museum.

Sunday, Oct. 16

GREEN THUMB

Sign up for courses at Coquitlam's Inspiration Garden (corner of Guildford Way and Pipeline Road in Town Centre Park). Sharon Hanna, an experienced food gardener and a regular contributor of GardenWise magazine, will demystify how to plant garlic and broad beans - and present a brief demo on Lasagna Gardening, or sheet composting. The $5 class runs from noon to 1:15 p.m. Then, stay for the 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. seminar (also $5) with Catherine Dale, an organic master gardener from SOUL (Society of Organic Urban Landscapers) who will talk about using artificial chemical herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers. To sign up, visit www.coquitlam.ca/inspirationgarden.

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