Summertime, and Finding Fun is Easy

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: Annie, Jr. and RENT
When: Tuesday, July 20 – Sunday, July 25, with Annie at 1pm and RENT at 7:30pm daily
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: Theatrix Youtheatre presents two great shows. In Annie, the popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals, full of fun for all ages. RENT isJonathan Larson’s Pulitzer-prize winning Broadway musical, which follows a year in the lives of seven friends living the disappearing Bohemian lifestyle in New York’s East Village. RENT is geared towards mature audiences.
More info: 604.927.6555

What: Mad Science
When: Friday, July 23 from 1-1:30pm
Where: Terry Fox Library [map]
The skinny: Mad Science shows amaze and entertain young audiences in unique ways. Shows are exciting performances that demonstrate just how much fun science can be. Help Eggbert get into his home, explore the concepts of lift and heat. Watch dry ice fog storms, taste a CO2 burp, and even have a bubble shower. Back by popular demand, Mad Science is great fun for one and all. Free tickets (available from the library) required.
More info: 604.927.7999

What: Port Moody Rock and Gem Club Really Rocks!
When: Friday, July 23 from 2:30-3:30pm
Where: Port Moody Public Library, ParkLane Room [map]
The skinny: Learn about the secret life of rocks with the Port Moody Rock and Gem Club. This interactive workshop features information on working with gemstones, rockhounding, and the science behind the stones. Free drop-in, no registration required.
More info: 604.469.4575

What: Tri-Cities International Children’s Festival
When: Friday, July 23 – Sunday, July 25
Where: Place Maillardville [map]
The skinny: Celebrate the inaugural fest with theatre, comedy, music, magic, musicals, dancing, costume days, sports, games and much more!
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What: Cinema Under the Stars
When: Friday, July 23 at 9:15pm
Where: Gates Park [map]
The skinny: Back by popular demand to a park near you! Port Coquitlam’s towering, 26ft tall enormous silver screen will be traveling around the city throughout the summer months; so pack a picnic, bring a blanket and round up some friends or bring the whole family out to Cinema Under the Stars. This showing is Raiders of the Lost Ark, which is a sure-fire win in my book.
More info: 604.927.5411

What: Kick for a Cure
When: Saturday, July 24
Where: Heritage Woods Secondary [map]
The skinny: 24 soccer teams will play through the day in a World Cup format to raise money and awareness for Childhood Cancer. Soccer is about teamwork, spirit, strength and the fight to win. Those touched by cancer share a similar journey and need the same strength and courage to win their individual fight. Your support and the important contribution of your time and energy will enhance our quest. Let’s kick childhood cancer where it hurts!
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What: What Swims Beneath
When: Saturday, July 24 from 10am-3pm
Where: Rocky Point Park [map]
The skinny: Ever wonder what lives below the Burrard Inlet? Come check out what swims beneath this important marine habitat! Peek into an aquarium containing many species of local fish. Enter a colouring contest for Vancouver Aquarium passes and Port Moody Public Library gift packs. Take a browse through live interactive displays put on by local stewardship groups. The City of Port Moody is also on hand with simple steps on how you can protect the Burrard Inlet.
More info: 604.469.4535

What: Integrated Health’s Wall
When: Saturday, July 24 from 1-4pm
Where: Integrated Health [map]
The skinny: Integrated Health has finally figured out what to do with that big blank wall! They are painting a mural on the side of the building that overlooks the church parking lot and would love your input. Join them as they brainstorm about three areas – community, wellness and sustainability. What do you imagine Port Moody will look like in these areas in the future? Your ideas will be captured by a graphic reporter, and will form the basis of a mural to be painted on the wall.
More info: 604.931.2225

What: Big Heart Rescue Pub Night
When: Saturday, July 24 from 5-9pm
Where: John B Pub [map]
The skinny: Join in on some cold brews, good food, and lots of fun – all in support of Big Heart Rescue Society. Big Heart Rescue Society is a non-profit registered charity that rescues abused, neglected and abandoned dogs in need in BC.
More info: 604.992.4350 or

What: Family Fun Nights at the Mall
When: Wednesday, July 28 from 6-8pm
Where: Coquitlam Centre [map]
The skinny: Children aged 3 to 10 and their parents are invited to join Tri-City Librarians at Coquitlam Centre Mall for Family Fun Nights, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on the last Wednesday of each month. Imagine, play and learn through stories, songs, arts and more! No registration is required – please drop in. They meet on the lower level in front of London Drugs and the Toy Jungle.
More info: 604.464.1414 or 604.937.4142

Have a great week!

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