What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: Reading, Planting Bulbs and City Planning

Port Moody Rock and Gem Show 2014

This week is reading week, bulb-planting week and the lead-up to Halloween in the Tri Cities. Plenty to do! More events in The V3H Events Calendar.

What: Community Bulb Planting Event
When:  Thursday, October 23 from 10:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Como Lake Park, 700 Gatensbury Street (map)
The skinny: Help to bring Como Park alive! Coquitlam’s Park Spark program is hosting a community bulb-planting event. Neighbours, school groups and local businesses are encouraged to stop by Como Lake Park to help plant flower bulbs around the park. Volunteers will be able to work alongside City gardening staff and other community members to create a beautiful flower display come spring. All necessary equipment and bulbs will be supplied. Come prepared to get a little dirty. All those interested are welcome to participate.
More info: 604.927.6312

What: An Evening at the Museum with Guy Black
When:  Thursday, October 23 from 7:00 – 8:00pm
Where:  Leigh Square Community Arts Village, 2253 Leigh Square Place (map)
The skinny:  Our special guest speaker will be Guy Black, a former Army cadet, reservist and military museum curator with a special interest in place naming.
More info:  604.927.8403

What: Heritage Ghost Walk with the Canadian Paranormal Society
When:  Friday, October 24 from 8:00 – 9:00pm
Where: Coquitlam Heritage Society, 1116 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam (map)
The skinny: Join us for a ghost walk as the Canadian Paranormal Society takes you on a paranormal  journey. $25 per ticket. Adults only. Call the museum for more information.
More info: http://www.coquitlamheritage.ca/events/

What: 36th Annual Rock & Gem Show: Marvellous Mud
When:  Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26 from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Kyle Centre, 125 Kyle Street, Port Moody (map)
The skinny: Featuring local lapidary artists and wonders of nature, the annual rock & gem show is an enjoyable and fascinating event for visitors of all ages. The 2014 show themed, “Marvellous Mud”, will explore fossils and mud-formed jaspers. Highlights for the 2014 show include: Special Displays, Sales / Marketplace, Demonstrations, Prize Draws, Silent Auction, Spin ‘n Win, Grab Bags and Food & Beverages.
More info: Port Moody Rock & Gem Club website: www.portmoodyrockclub.com

What: Magical Melody Train | VSO Tiny Tots
When:  Saturday, October 25 from 10:00am – 12:00pm
Where:  Terry Fox Theatre, 1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam (map)
The skinny:   All aboard! Travel by boat and train in this classic story based on the life and music of Antonin Dvorak.  Filled with engaging musical moments, we share in the joy of Dvorak’s famous works through the letters to his children and their own travels in the New World. Featuring the music of Dvorak. Instrumentation: Flute, Clarinet, Cello, Double Bass. Tickets: $15 Adults | $7 Children | $2 Babies Purchase Online: www.vancouversymphony.ca
More info:  778.554.9917

What:  Family Day at PdA! with Mr. I’s Spooky Songs & Stories
When:  Sunday, October 26 from 1:30 – 3:30pm
Where:  Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue (map)
The skinny:  Gather up the family and tour three exhibitions, meet the artists and participate in several all-ages workshops! Join us at 2pm for Mr. I’s Spooky Songs & Stories concert, perfect for getting wee ones (and the rest of us) in the mood for haunting! Art Activities: Create symmetrical abstract landscapes based on artist Elaine Hunter’s digitally manipulated photography; Craft sharpie tie-die coasters using what you’ve learned from Karen Santos’ exhibition; Get funky by using old CD’s to make a handmade glitter ball, in reference to Place des Arts recent disco-themed Impromptu event. Reserve your spot for Family Day. Admission free; Mr. I concert $7.
More info: box office 604.664.1636

What:  Drop Everything and Read Day
When:  Monday, October 27 from 9:00am – 9:00pm
Where:  Port Moody Public Library, Port Moody Civic Centre, 100 Newport Drive (map)
The skinny:   Drop Everything and Read in the library all day long! We’ll celebrate your reading with chocolate kisses. Read for an entire hour and get a surprise reward.
More info: 604.469.4577

What:  House Height Town Hall Meeting
When:  Monday, October 27 from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where:  Inlet Theatre, Port Moody Civic Centre, 100 Newport Drive (map)
The skinny:   The City of Port Moody will be hosting a Town Hall meeting to discuss house size, height, and placement. The Town Hall will take place on October 27, at 7pm at City Hall. As a follow-up to the July 15, 2014 “Let’s discuss house size and height in Port Moody” Forum Council continued the discussion at the July 29, 2014 Special Committee of the Whole Meeting. For over four hours, Council created resolutions based on the feedback from the July 15th Forum and asked staff to start scheduling additional public consultation opportunities.
Next Steps: This process is just starting. On September 9, 2014 Council finalized a plan to engage residents and property owners in a consultation process so that we can hear from you. A copy of the Council report is available.
More info: Send us your questions at iocoroadstudy@portmoody.ca

What: Play and Learn Events at Coquitlam Centre: Fabulous Fall
 Wednesday, October 29 from 5:30 – 7:30pm
Where: Coquitlam Centre, Barnet Highway, Coquitlam (map)
The skinny: Join Coquitlam Public Library at Coquitlam Centre mall for monthly Play & Learn storytimes, songs and crafts!  Join us on the last Wednesday of each month on the lower level in front of the Bay. No registration is required for these free programs – just drop-in!
More info: http://www.library.coquitlam.bc.ca/programsandevents/Children/default.htm

What: Port Moody Community Sessions: Living Pain Free Workshop
When:  Wednesday, October 29 from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where:   Port Moody Rec Centre, 300 Ioco Road (map)
The skinny:   Simplify health and learn a brilliant way to detoxify your body and increase your chance of living a life free from chronic pain. Ideal for people who want to alleviate pain, lose weight or simply improve their general level of health. Meet with Jon Ley for this free informative presentation. Advanced registration required. Course 54454.
More info:  from the web site http://www.portmoody.ca/index.aspx?page=1096

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