Les Miserables, Swap Meets and Twisted Sister

This is shaping up to be an action-packed week here in the V3H, with a variety of activities for all ages and interests. Read on to find something that tickles your own fancy!

Theatrix YouTheatre presents Les Miserables: The School Edition from Wednesday, April 7 to Sunday, April 11 at Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]. Broadway’s legendary musical has been specially adapted to meet the needs of young performers. This author-approved edition has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours, while carefully maintaining the integrity of one the greatest musicals ever written. For more information, or to buy tickets, call 604.927.6555.

The Port Moody Public Library is presenting Raincoast Place Names on Wednesday, April 7 from 7-8:30pm in the ParkLane Room [map]. Author Andrew Scott will use stories and slides to explain the fascinating history behind the names of many BC coastal places. The presentation is free. For more information, or to register, call 604.469.4577.

The Coquitlam Public Library is presenting two free programs on Thursday, April 8 at its Poirier Branch [map]. First up, from 10-11am, the library is offering Mouse Skills. This is the course you need if you want to attend the library’s Beginner’s Internet course. You will learn how to click, scroll, drag and drop, and more. Then, from 7-8:30pm productivity expert and health author Chris Bennett speaks on Diabetes and Diet. Find out what diabetes is and how your weight can put you at risk. Learn how to get control of your weight, look your best and be healthy. You will receive a free copy of Bennett’s e-book, Think and Be Thin. Registration is required for both programs, as space is limited. For more information, or to register, call 604.937.4144.

This is really happening weekend at the Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]. First up, on Thursday, April 8 at 8pm the theatre presents Adam Lambert. Lambert is the glam rockstar who had millions of viewers hooked by his performances on the eighth season of American Idol. Then, on Friday, April 9 at 8pm Sylvia Browne takes to the stage. Considered by many to be the top psychic in North America, Browne has become a legend in her own lifetime. Finally, 80s music fans will want to catch Twisted Sister on Saturday, April 10 at 8pm. The band has a 37-year legacy, with global sales of 12 million records, thirty-three Gold and Platinum Awards and more than 9000 performances. Tickets for any of these shows can be purchased from TicketMaster, or by calling 280.4444.

The Port Moody Film Society is presenting the Isreali film Lemon Tree on Friday, April 9 at 7:30pm at Inlet Theatre [map]. The film is shot in Arabic, Hebrew, French and English, with English subtitles. It is based loosely on true stories, depicting the legal battle waged between a poor widowed lemon farmer living on the Green Line between the West Bank and Israel and her neighbor, the Israeli Defense Minister, whose security detail wants to uproot all her trees to ensure that no terrorists will use the orchard as cover for an attack. For more information call 604.469.4571 or email info@pmfilm.ca.

Port Moody is holding a City-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11. More than 70 households throughout the city are taking part. The bargains and treasures abound. While days and times vary from sale to sale, most begin around 9am. Happy hunting!

We’ve already told you about the fabulous Living Library event in Coquitlam on Saturday, April 10. Be sure to register if you plan to attend!

Teens might be interested in Teen Crafternoons on Saturday, April 10 from 2-4pm at Terry Fox Library [map]. There will be free snacks, and a chance to hang out and make a cool craft. For more information, call 604.927.7999.

If you’re looking for some kid-related treasures, you might want to swing on by Port Coquitlam’s Kids Only Swap Meet on Sunday, April 11 from 9am-1pm at the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex [map]. Clean out your toy room closets, shelves and garage and book a table for $20, or browse for some second-hand finds. For more information, or to book a table, call 604.927.7970.

In Metro Vancouver we live, work and play in close proximity to bears. If you’d like to know more about these animals join park interpreters on Sunday, April 11 from 1-4pm at the drop in outdoor Bear Essentials event on the Pitt River Regional Greenway in Pitt Meadows [map]. Learn about black bear biology and understand how to avoid conflict on hiking trails. Allow an hour to complete all of the activities, handouts are provided. This event is free, and intended for ages 13+. For more information call 604.530.4983.

Genealogists might be interested in Beyond the BMD and Census on Monday, April 12 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Terry Fox Library [map]. Research your genealogy by using birth, marriage and death (BMD) and census records. Chris Longley of the Port Coquitlam Genealogical Group will cover both free and subscription-based resources. Call 604.927.7999 for more information or to reserve a spot.

Have a great week!

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