What’s Happening in the Tri-Cities: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Port Moody Festival of the Arts, Evergreen’s Season Launch Party and More!

The Number 14 Bus Evergreen Cultural Centre

Shakespeare would surely be jumping with excitement with the Theatre Season starting this week.  The Evergreen Cultural Centre will be having their 2012/2013 Season Launch Party on Saturday. It’s a bit of a teaser, showing you bits and pieces of what’s to come this season.  And their season will start with a bang on Tuesday with the production of “The Number 14”, a comedy show that describes itself as part Monty Python, part Mr. Bean.  Port Moody Festival of the Arts is also starting up with all kinds of cultural events for you to take in.  Or would you rather do something a bit more energy-depleting like a half marathon?  The Tri-Cities aim to please so they’ve got one for you, as well as some other great events to check out below.

What:  Port Moody Festival of the Arts
When:  Thursday to Sunday, September 20-September 30
Where:  Variety of Locations
The skinny:  Discover arts and culture at your doorstep!  Have your teens enjoy the Youth Dance Party, take your family to the Art 4U family day or attend a comedy show with your friends.  There is something for everyone during this two week event.  For a full listing of festival events, tickets and details, go to www.pomoartsfestival.ca.
More info:  604.931.2008 x0

What:  Thursday Evening at the Movies
When:  Thursday, September 20 from 6:45 – 8:30pm
Where:  Coquitlam Public Library, 575 Poirier Street

 (Poirier Branch)
The skinny:  Free movie nights featuring fascinating documentaries from the National Film Board of Canada!
Movie this Week: The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche (52 min). This dazzling portrait of one of the most prolific women writers of the 20th century uncovers the secrets behind her success.
More info:  Call 604.937.4155 to register.

What:  Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
When:  Saturday, September 22 from 9:00 – 11:00am
Where:  Noons Creek Hatchery, 300 Ioco Road [map]
The skinny:  Sponsored by the Port Moody Ecological Society, The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup brings the community together to help clean up Port Moody Inlet.  To register, go the The Shoreline Cleanup website.
More info:  1.877.427.2422 (Toll free in Canada)

What:  Partici-Paint Mural Project
When:  Saturday, September 22, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Where:  Minnekhada Middle School, 1390 Laurier Avenue [map]
The skinny:  Volunteers are invited to help transform a Port Coquitlam soccer portable into public art as part of a community mural project. People of all ages and abilities can drop by the Minnekhada Middle School field (across from Hyde Creek Recreation Centre) to take part in Partici-Paint, a new mural project that is a spin-off of the City of Port Coquitlam’s Teens Against Graffiti (TAG) program.   Partici-Paint is an opportunity for local residents to take ownership of their park facilities, give back to the community, gain volunteer hours and be guided by a professional artist. Volunteers are asked to dress for the weather and wear clothing they don’t mind getting splattered by paint.  Mural and graffiti artist Kris Kupskay, a former Port Coquitlam resident who has been involved in a variety of youth art projects, designed the soccer-themed mural concept and will lead the painting on Saturday.
More info:  604-927-2393 or 604-927-7981 or email eastmanc@portcoquitlam.ca

What:  Evergreen’s 2012/2013 Season Launch Party!
When:  Saturday, September 22 from 6:30 – 9:00pm
Where:  Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way (map)
The skinny:  An exciting evening of sneak peeks, entertainment, great prizes and food as Evergreen Cultural Centre launches their 2012/2013 Season! Refreshments & Desserts will be served. No-host bar.
More info:  604.927.6555

What:  Salsa & Latin Dance Night
When:  Saturday, September 22 from 7:00pm – 12:00am
Where:  Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way [map]
The skinny:  Social, fun and fresh atmosphere dance night with Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha-Cha, Cumbia and more with Alberto and Teresa of Hot Salsa Dance Night. Complimentary Salsa, Bachata and Merengue lesson to warm up the floor and get to the dancing!
Cover: $10 at the door.  Licensed/Free Parking.
More info:  604.725.4654 or 604.808.2311

What:  Trail River Run
When:  Sunday, September 23 from 8:00am – 12:00pm
Where:  Hyde Creek Recreation Centre , 1379 Laurier Avenue [map]
The skinny:  The event begins at at 8:00am with the Half Marathon, 10K, and a 5K Junior Runs.  Registration is required.
More info:   604.782.5432

What:  THE NUMBER 14 – Axis Theatre Company
When:  Tuesday to Saturday, September 25-29, from 8:00 – 10:00pm
Where:  Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way [map]
The skinny:  Set on an urban bus as it travels through the social strata of a large city, the play has entertained audiences all over the world. Described as part Monty Python, part Mr. Bean and wholly engaging, The Number 14 is all about laughter – lots of it!  Tickets: $39, $30 $15
More info:   info@evergreenculturalcentre.ca or 604.927.6555

What:  Play & Learn Events at Coquitlam Centre
When:  Wednesday, September 26 from 5:30 – 7:30pm
Where:  Coquitlam Centre Mall, 2929 Barnet Highway [map]
The skinny:  Join the Coquitlam Public Library at Coquitlam Centre mall for monthly Play & Learn storytimes, songs and crafts! Join them on the last Wednesday of each month on the lower level in front of the Bay.
September Theme – Fabulous Fall.   No registration is required for these free programs – just drop-in!
More info:  604-927-3562


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