Blue Mountain Music Festival and More

July is almost half over, and the summer just keeps heating up. To find out how you can enjoy the dog days here in the V3H, read on.

What: Tamara’s Block Party
When: Thursday, July 15 and from 4-7pm
Where: Rocky Point Park [map]
The skinny: Celebrate summer at the 5th Annual Tamara’s Block Party happening on Thursday, July 15th in Rocky Point Park in Port Moody. Don’t miss CTV Weathercaster Tamara Taggart, CTV Weathercaster Marke Driesschen and CTV Sportscaster Perry Solkowski live on location during CTV News at Five and CTV News at Six. Enjoy a delicious meal from Mr. Mikes Steakhouse & Bar, interactive games and giant inflatable bouncy castles from Party Works amazing balloon creations by Sylvia face-painting by A-Star Art Parlour, the Vancouver Aquarium and much more. Dance to live music by Dr. Strangelove performing under the Rocky Point Park bandshell.
More info: Your TV? (sadly, there doesn’t appear to be a phone number or email address for this event)

What: Salmon Pond Seining
When: Saturday, July 17 and from 9-11am
Where: Noons Creek Hatchery [map]
The skinny: Volunteers will be donning chest waders and helping with the seining of the salmon pond at Noons Creek Hatchery, essentially scooping whatever fish might be left in the pond out into the creek so that we can release the small salmon that are currently being held in tanks. The Port Moody Ecological Society needs volunteers on a regular basis at the hatchery every Saturday morning between 9am and 11:30am to help with feeding the fish, administration and water quality testing, amongst other things. Volunteers of all ages are welcome and students often use the hatchery to gain field experience to help further their environmental studies. Anyone interested in attending can drop by the hatchery on Saturday morning from 9am to help out and have a look at what they do.
More info: 604.469.9106 or

What: Multicultural Book Fair and Family Storytelling Contest 2010
When: Saturday, July 17 and from 10am-2pm
Where: Terry Fox Library [map]
The skinny: Bring your used or new books to the library to exchange with others. Books in all languages are welcome with a limit of 12 books per family. Families can show off their storytelling skills in front of the audience and a panel of judges. Be creative and win prizes! Prizes include: Chapters gift certificates, books and more. We invite stories from all over the world, but please tell your story in English.
More info: 604.927.7999

What: Sedums and Succulents
When: Saturday, July 17 and from 10-11am
Where: Inspiration Garden [map]
The skinny: Learn how to prepare, plant and maintain your sedums and succulents! All supplies required included. Participants will create and take home their own containers. Registration is required.
More info: 604.927.4386

What: Variety The Children’s Charity BBQ
When: Saturday, July 17 and from 10am-5pm
Where: Save on Foods [map]
The skinny: Come buy a hot dog, some chips and a drink and raise money for Variety The Children’s Charity. All of the supplies for the BBQ are donated, so funds go directly to the kids. Organizers promise the best volunteers and the best cook. They will also be selling Gold Heart pins and T-shirts, and there will also be face painting, a coin drive and a bottle drive.
More info: 604.939.7419

What: Blue Mountain Music Festival
When: Saturday, July 17 and Sunday, July 18 from 1-9:30pm
Where: Blue Mountain Park [map]
The skinny: The popular annual music festival is back, with face painters, balloon artists and local service clubs selling food and refreshments. Plan on arriving early to enjoy the many activities for the whole family. Bring a blanket, a few chairs, sun screen and your smile to take in the sight and sounds of the Blue Mountain Music Festival. It’s all about the fun – and the music, too, of course. Admission is by donation.
More info:

What: Ballroom and Latin Dance Event
When: Saturday, July 17 from 1-3:30pm
Where: Henderson Place Mall [map]
The skinny: Arthur Dance Studios present a fun afternoon of Ballroom and Latin dancing. If you are curious about Ballroom and Latin dancing and open to learning about some of the popular dance styles and accompanying music, come watch and participate. Professional dance instructors will provide demonstrations and offer classes. And you can put on your dancing shoes and join the fun on the open dance floor.
More info: 604.552.6130

What: Public Tree Tour
When: Sunday, July 18 at 1pm
Where: Henry Esson Young, Riverview Grounds [map]
The skinny: Walks are usually led by a volunteer arborist, and last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots. We go rain or shine. Children and adults welcome. Dogs on leash are also welcome. Walks are free but you can join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society, or make a tax-deductible donation if you wish.
More info: 604.290.9910

What: Transformation and Memory – Endangered Spaces
When: Sunday, July 18 from 4-6pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: Ideas surrounding preservation and biodiversity are the themes of this summer exhibition in the Art Gallery. Called Transformation and Memory – Endangered Spaces, the show is a collaborative exhibit by Fraser Valley based artists Doris Hutton Auxier, Suzanne Northcott and Jeff R. Warren. The three artists continue to delve into the history of human and natural elements, more specifically, the relationship between Langley bog and the history of peat moss mining and between Colony Farm and the Riverview Mental Health Facility. Each of these human histories plays a role in the development of the natural landscape and infringes upon natural biodiversity. The Opening Reception happens on July 18 and the exhibition continues until September 18.
More info: 604.927.6550

What: Hulk Hogan and Friends
When: Sunday, July 18 at 8pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: Terry Gene Bollea – the man known around the world over as “Hulk Hogan” – is one of the biggest superstars of professional wrestling from its 1980s heyday. Easily recognized by his extra-large frame, long white hair and handlebar moustache, Hogan’s trademarks included feather boas, torn shirts and leg drops. Hulk Hogan will be appearing with fellow wrestlers Jimmy Hart, Brutus Beefcake, Greg Valentine, Honky Tonk Man, Hillbilly Jim, and The Nasty Boys’ Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags for an evening of stories and laughs along with a question-and-answer session.
Tickets: 280.4444

Have a great week!

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