Your weekend: Take your musical instrument for a kitchen party in Port Moody

Weekend events in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody September 23-25, 2022.

Friday September 23

PRO-D FILM

Families with young children in School District 43 schools participating in Pro-D Day can visit the Nancy Bennett Room at the Poirier Branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (575 Poirier Street, Coquitlam) or the downtown branch (1169 Pinetree Way) for a screening of Dreamworks’ The villains, with the voices of Sam Rockwell, Awkwafina and Zazie Beetz. The film runs from 1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. No registration is required.

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AT THE PALACE

Put on your Coquitlam Express jersey and cheer on the hockey players as they take on Prince George at the Poirier Sports and Recreation Complex (633 Poirier Street, Coquitlam). The puck drops at 7 p.m.

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COFFEE

Hear musician-songwriter 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 takes the stage at 8:50 p.m. in Leigh Square (next to Port Coquitlam City Hall).

MORE: thecrossroadscoffeehouse.com

Saturday September 24

VACATION-LOFT

Go on a scavenger hunt at Coquitlam’s citywide garage sale, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Sunday. The address list of participating households will be available online.

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50 YEARS YOUNG

Join Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam) during the day as it begins to mark its 50th anniversary with a community art project. The project will be animated by an artist from the faculty and will represent the impact of the Maillardville hall on the community. The final artwork will be unveiled in June 2023. You can also participate on September 27 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

MORE: www.placedesarts.ca

KITCHEN PARTY

Join former Haligonian and Port Moody resident Adam Faber for a kitchen party in the park, taking place 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 in the picnic shelters or grab a shaker or cabasa from the box. All levels of musical skill are welcome. The event is funded in part by Neighborhood Small Grants.

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PAPER GAME

Make and decorate paper dolls and no-sew rag dolls from around the world at the Mackin House Museum (1116 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam) from noon to 3 p.m. This free event is part of Culture Days celebrations across Canada.

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BOARD GAME

Meet at the Nancy Bennett Room at the Poirier Branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (575 Poirier Street, Coquitlam) for a day of board games. From 1 to 3 p.m., families with children seven and older can join in the fun.

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FAMILY DAYS

Family Days returns to Evergreen’s Art Gallery (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Visit an outdoor installation by Krystle Silverfox to be inspired by an arts and crafts using transparent papers, beads and other objects. The event is free; however, registration is required. Parents must stay with their children during the program, which runs from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; a second session is from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

WINNERS SHOW

See and hear the winners of the inaugural Dare to Shine contest hosted by Tri-City resident and musician Susie McGregor. Ea Ritchie, 14, Annika Trask, 18, Willem Roelents, 25, and Judy Johnson, 58, will take the stage at the Evergreen Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Sunday September 25

FARMERS’ FIELDS

Shop for local food from farmers and vendors in Metro Vancouver at the Coquitlam Farmers Market, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot next to the Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam).

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LIONS PARK ART

Port Coquitlam Artist-in-Residence Kaitlyn Beugh ends her tenure with a studio at Lions Park (2300 Lions Way, Port Coquitlam). From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., take part in his Drawing with the Rain Garden session, a recorded meeting that allows participants to color and be inspired by nature (class #68471).

REGISTER: portcoquitlam.ca/register

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