Friday, Sept. 23
Families with young kids in School District 43 schools who are out for Pro-D Day can head to the Nancy Bennett Room at the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (575 Poirier St., Coquitlam) or the City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way) for a screening of Dreamworks’ The Bad Guys, featuring the voices of Sam Rockwell, Awkwafina and Zazie Beetz. The film rolls from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m. No registration is required.
AT THE PALACE
Pull on your Coquitlam Express jersey and cheer the hockey players as they battle Prince George at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam). The puck drops at 7 p.m.
Hear musician–composer Lowry Olafson perform at the Crossroads Coffeehouse, a fundraiser for the Crossroads Hospice Society. Doors open at 7 p.m. with an open mic at 7:30 p.m. Olafson hits the stage at 8:50 p.m. at Leigh Square (next to Port Coquitlam City Hall).
Saturday, Sept. 24
Hunt for treasures in the City of Coquitlam’s city-wide garage sale, happening from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Sunday. The address list of participating households will be available online.
50 YEARS YOUNG
Join Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) during the day as it begins to mark its 50th year with a community art project. The project will be facilitated by a faculty artist and will represent the Maillardville venue’s impact on the community. The final art piece will be unveiled in June 2023. You can also participate on Sept. 27 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Join former Haligonian and Port Moody resident Adam Faber for a Kitchen Party at the Park, running from noon to 2 p.m. at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street, Port Moody). Bring an acoustic instrument to the open jam at the picnic shelters or grab a shaker or cabasa from the box. All musical skill levels are welcome. The event is funded in part by Neighbourhood Small Grants.
Make and decorate paper dolls and no-sew rag dolls from around the world at Mackin House Museum (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) from noon to 3 p.m. The free event is part of the Culture Days celebration across Canada.
Drop in to the Nancy Bennett Room at the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (575 Poirier St., Coquitlam) for board game day. From 1 to 3 p.m., families with kids ages seven and older can join the fun.
Family Days returns to the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Visit an outdoor installation by Krystle Silverfox to get inspired for an art craft using transparent papers, beads and other items. The event is free; however, registration is required. Parents must stay with their kids during the program, which runs from 1 to 2:30 p.m.; a second session is 3 to 4:30 p.m.
See and hear the winners of the inaugural Dare to Shine contest organized by Tri-City resident and musician Susie McGregor. Ea Ritchie, 14, Annika Trask, 18, Willem Roelents, 25, and Judy Johnson, 58, will take the Evergreen Cultural Centre stage at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 25
Shop for local fare from Metro Vancouver farmers and vendors at the Coquitlam Farmers Market, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot next to Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam).
LIONS PARK ART
Port Coquitlam’s artist-in-residence Kaitlyn Beugh is finishing her term with a workshop at Lions Park (2300 Lions Way, Port Coquitlam). From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., be part of her Drawing with the Rain Garden session, a registered drop-in that sees participants colour and get inspired by nature (course #68471).