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Port Moody Wall Hanging Centennial 2013

It’s a fun-packed week again in the ‘hood. Check out unveilings, groundbreakings, culture galore, fundraisers, upluggedness and a Pro D Day to enjoy.

Still want more? check out The V3H Events Calendar.

What: PoCo Heritage Society: Sto:lo History
When:  Thursday, September 26 from 7:00 – 8:00pm
Where:  Leigh Square Community Arts Village, 2253 Leigh Square Place (map)
The skinny:  Discover more about your neighbours, learning from Sonny McHalsie, an expert in culture and history, and watching a video, Txelatse Comes Home, on the story of a sacred item.
More info:  check the link in the title

What: Crossroads Hospice Coffeehouse Unplugged
When:  Friday, September 27 from 7:30pm
Where:  The Gathering Place, 1100 – 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam (map)
The skinny:  The Crossroads Hospice “Unplugged at the Coffeehouse” series has started for the Fall. This week’s double bill features The Sidewalk Cellist at 8pm and Don Alder-Guitar Idol at 9pm. Doors open at 7:00pm and the stage is open until 9:00pm when the band set starts. Tickets $5 at the door.
More info: info@crossroadshospice.bc.ca

What:  They Dream film screening
When:  Friday, September 27 from 7:00 – 8:30pm
Where:  Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue (map)
The skinny:  Enjoy a screening of They Dream, a motion picture film partially filmed at Mackin House. Boo! There’s a surprise ending and another ending with a Q&A session involving the filmmaker. Please call to reserve a seat.
More info: box office 604.516.6151

What: Culture Days
When:  Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 28 (times various)
Where: all over the Tri Cities
The skinny: Come out and experience art in all its many shapes and forms. Meet your local artists and enjoy the arts facilities your cities bring you. Learn to know what you like and what you like to see. There are events in each of the Tri Cities.
More info: see the title

What: Shoreline Cleanup by Kayak and Canoe
When:  Saturday, September 28 from 9:00 – 11:00am
Where: Rocky Point Park, Port Moody (map)
The skinny: Afloat and collecting garbage – join this joint Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup initiative from Port Moody Ecological Society and Rocky Point Kayak. Bring garbage bags and float the trash back to shore. Bring your own sea-going craft, or rent online (type ‘GCSC’ in the notes section).
More info: portmoodyecologicalsociety@hotmail.com or 778-861-1972

What: Port Moody Arts Centre Groundbreaking Ceremony
When:  Saturday, September 28 from 10:30 – 12:00pm
Where:   Port Moody Arts Centre, 2425 St. John’s Street (map)
The skinny:   Port Moody Arts Centre inches closer in its expansion project with a Groundbreaking Ceremony preparing the way for moving Centennial Appleyard House. Minister for Industry and local MP, James Moore will be joined by Mayor Mike Clay in turning the first turf. Tea and warm-up refreshments in the Arts Centre afterwards.
More info:  604.931.2008

What:  Stitching Our History – Grand Unveiling
When:  Saturday, September 28 from 2:00 – 3:00pm
Where:  Inlet Theatre, Port Moody Civic Centre, 100 Newport Drive (map)
The skinny:   Witness the unveiling of the Port Moody Bayeux Tapestry. Stitched by a legion of community embroiderers, with added knots and what-nots from the public, this wall hanging covers salient moments and locales in the city’s Centennial history. After the unveiling, it will hang permanently in the Galleria.
More info: Ann Kitching – 604-469-0738 sophiecat@shaw.ca | Rose Kapp 604-941-3023 roszay@shaw.ca

What: Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation “Evening of Caring”
When:  Saturday, September 28 from 5:30 to 11:00pm
Where:   Red Robinson Show Theatre, 2080 United Boulevard (map)
The skinny:   A gala fundraising event for your local hospital. Please support and enjoy, to ensure that your less enjoyable but incredibly supportive-to-you moments continue to be available in your neighbourhood. Tickets are $175, or $1350 for a table of 8. Silent auction, raffles, food (gourmet) and the Famous Players Band await. Don’t be shy.
More info:  online or 604.469.3128

What: Port Coquitlam Rivers and Trails Festival
When:  Sunday, September 29 from 10:00am
Where: various locations
The skinny: Celebrate the great outdoors and all the skinny winding trails that er, wind round the fair city. Festival events, bike valet to persuade you to cycle the aforementioned winding trails, activities – you know the score, plus a trip on a paddlewheeler if you get close enough to the river ($2).
More info: Sandra Battle 604.927.7935 at parksrec@portcoquitlam.ca

What:  Family Day at Place des Arts
When:  Sunday, September 29 from 1:30 – 3:30pm
Where:  Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue (map)
The skinny:  Family Day for the family at the family’s favourite arts education location in Coquitlam. Celebrate Culture Days with the artists, touring the new exhibitions and taking part in interpretive workshops. Admission free.
More info: box office 604.664.1636

What: Culture Days at Evergreen
 Sunday, September 29 from 1:30 – 5:30pm
Where:   Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way (map)
The skinny:   Celebrate Culture Days at Evergreen with three amazing interactive experiences – a guitar concert of classical, jazz and surf music; an interactive digital art installation; Under the Mango tree live theatre. Admission free – there’s something for everyone.
More info:  604.927.6555

What: Coats for Cuts
When:  Monday, September 30 from 10:00am – 6:00pm
Where: 2337 Clarke Street, Port Moody (map)
The skinny: For donating one warm winter coat, the good folks at Mint Hair Lounge will trim your locks or wax your brows. So you look neater on the outside, and feel good on the inside, and someone who needs it will get a warm feeling all over. Win/win.
More info: 604.936.3661

What: Young Actors Workshop – Advanced
When:  Wednesday, October 2 from 6:45 – 8:45pm
Where: Burquest Jewish Community Centre (map)
The skinny: Join Leo Award winning director Robert Randall to learn all there is about thespian stuff and how to do it right. Admission is by audition only, so you’re probably too late. Try busking instead? $1000 for 30 weeks of instruction – next stop, the Oscars or Starbucks.
More info: Robert@YoungActorsProject.ca or 604-318-0881

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