Friday, June 24
MUSIC IN THE SQUARE
Dance to music from the cover band Golly Gone Wild in Maillardville’s Heritage Square as part of a new concert series for the summer, hosted by Coquitlam Heritage. The event, from 7 to 8 p.m., is free and no registration is required. And, this weekend, tour the Fraser Mills Train Station and CP Rail 1970s caboose, which was recently renovated. Donations are encouraged. Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House is located at 1116 Brunette Ave.
Saturday, June 25
Amateur and professional artists with the Coquitlam Art Club will show and sell their original pieces — in various mediums — as part of the Summer Art Show at the Centennial Pavilion (620 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Admission is free to the event, which runs Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Door prizes and face painting are available.
Children and teens can test their chess skills at the Coquitlam Public Library’s chess club, an in-person event in the City Centre library branch (1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The activity runs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and is in partnership with the Library Champions Project. Arrive early to save a spot.
OUTDOOR SALSA NIGHT
Get your dancing shoes on to Salsa and Cha-Cha-Cha with Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler of the Hot Salsa Dance Zone (pictured at right). The free event takes place at the TD Community Plaza on the eastern side of Lafarge Lake at Town Centre Park (1290 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The second annual Latin dance party starts with a 45-minute Salsa, Bachata and Merengue class for beginners at 7 p.m. The dance party runs 7:45 to 10 p.m. No registration required.
Sunday, June 26
An arborist and members of the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society will lead a public walk through the historical σəμιθ̓ʷəʔελə/Riverview grounds from 1 to 3 p.m. Meet in the parking lot on the upper side of the Henry Esson Young (HEY) building. Look for the directional signs at main intersections. The stroll is rain or shine.