Friday, July 29
JUST FOR BABIES
Caregivers can help babies with their speech and language skills at the Terry Fox Library (2150 Wilson Ave., in the Port Coquitlam Community Centre). From 11 to 11:30 a.m., young ones can hear songs and stories.
Parents can bring their preschoolers and school-aged kids to the Port Moody Public Library (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) for a drop-in event. Kids can learn something new at the library with history, coding and crafts, from 4 to 5 p.m.
Try your luck at a music bingo held at the Royal Canadian Legion branch 133 (2675 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam) at 6:30 p.m.
Unfold your lawn chair or blanket at Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) to see From Now to Nowhere, presented by Place des Arts’ Summer Theatre Troupe. Directed by Molly Beatrice with production design by Hannah Abbott, the show, adapted from William Morris’ News from Nowhere, takes place at 7 p.m. at the TD Community Plaza, on the eastern side of Lafarge Lake. Admission is free. The troupe will also present on Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., as well as on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Saturday, July 30
Spend the afternoon touring Leigh Square, next to Port Coquitlam city hall, and the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.) to see the new exhibits by Kristy Shandal (Inside Euphoria, The Outlet gallery); Charlotte Heffelfinger (The Peaceful Places We Seek, city hall) and Manfred Kraus (Santorini – A Parable of Planning, Patience and Persistence, PCCC).
Find your groove on at the weekly Salsa dance party happening from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the rehearsal hall at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler will lead a beginners’ class for the first hour. No partner is needed.
Sunday, July 31
Coquitlam Public Library will be at the weekly Coquitlam Farmers Market for its monthly book club for adults, as well as show off culinary books in the collection. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam). Registration is not required.
It’s a double show at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street, Port Moody) with the Matlin Starsley Band, a blues–soul ensemble that debuted at the 2006 Vancouver Jazz Festival, taking the bandshell at 2 p.m. The group will be followed at 3:45 p.m. by Big City Soul, a nine-piece band with Joani Bye on lead vocals. Donations are accepted for the Crossroads Hospice Society. Organized by Port Moody Rotarian George Balzer and others, the summer series is sponsored in part by the Tri-City News.