What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: Mellow Summery Vibes – that’s all

West Coast Wine Education Fraser Valley Wine Tours

By now you should be relaxing into that summer feeling, kicking off the shoes and kicking back into relaxation oh yesss! This is the week to stay local, explore local or get on a bus out to the Fraser Valley for some sweet sipping delight. Celebrate BC Day and don’t forget to check out The V3H Events Calendar for even more happenings.

What: Felice Women’s Choir
When:  Thursday, August 1 from 10:30am – 1:00pm
Where:  Leigh Square Community Arts Village, 2253 Leigh Square Place (map)
The skinny:  Something a little different! This is an ongoing program and you are welcome to watch the choir practice under the instruction of Mr. Hyun Jung Kim. If you’d like to join in, please phone 604.949.1486. The choir meets every week.
More info:  604.949.1486

What: Creative Café in Minnekhada Park
Sunday, August 4 from 1:00 – 4:00pm
Where: Minnekhada Park, off Quarry Road, Coquitlam (map)
The skinny: Continue the Art in the Park theme with crafts, local and natural history displays, film and slide shows on the first Sunday of every month. Hosted by Minnekhada Park Association
More info: 604-520-6442

What: Storytimes Galore!
When:  Monday to Friday, August 1 from 10:15am onwards
Where:   Coquitlam Library – City Centre Branch, 1169 Pinetree Way (map)
The skinny:   Summer is great time to make friends with your local library. Coquitlam Libraries provide the opportunity with a number of indoor storytimes taking place in their branches throughout the summer. Check the link in the title for full details. Admission free.
More info: 778.782.8000

What: Farmer’s Markets
When:  Thursday, Friday and Sunday mornings
Where:  Port Coquitlam, Port Moody and Coquitlam
The skinny:  Another great summer happening – Farmer’s Markets. Eating local and the 100-mile diet have never been easier or more enjoyable with full-size farmer’s markets in Port Moody and Coquitlam (Friday afternoon and Sunday morning), and Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam (Thursday afternoon). Make the most of supporting your local artisans and food producers while the sun still shines.
More info:  check the websites linked above

What: Music in the great outdoors
When:  Saturday and Sunday
Where:  Suter Brook, Port Moody; Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam; Rocky Point Park, Port Moody; Lions Park, Port Coquitlam
The skinny:  Summer is also a great time to groove into some mellow vibes or shake out your dancing shoes al fresco. Start your weekend with an afternoon of music with Village Vibe in Leigh Square before splitting yourself in two between Lions Park and Rocky Point. Admission free.
More info:  check out the title link for coverage

What: VIP Fraser Valley Wine Tour
When: Sunday, August 4 from 9:45am – 4:45pm
Where: tour meets at the Coquitlam Centre, 2929 Barnet Highway (map)
The skinny: Wine education and tour, all rolled into one delightful journey. Learn about your local wines, where to find them and how they taste. Tickets at $89 per person include hydration and light picnic lunch – book online and quote discount code WC13.
More info: 604.463.1998

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