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Weekend events for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, Dec 13 to 15, 2019

Friday, Dec. 13

Coquitlam’s environmental services team join the city’s Park Spark leaders on a walk around Lights at Lafarge. Meet at the Warming Tent at the TD Community Plaza at Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way) from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit coquitlam.ca/parkspark.

Tuck into a holiday turkey dinner served at the Hyde Creek recreation complex (1379 Laurier Ave., Port Coquitlam) from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $5/$3. Register by calling 604-927-7529 or visit portcoquitlam.ca/register (use barcode 37474). Also, Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam) will have its traditional turkey feast for adults, starting at 6 p.m. with entertainment from Choral Connections at 7:30 p.m. Entry is $30 a plate. Call 604-927-4386.

The Lawless Firm — aka Michael Dunn, Eleanore Dunn, Joe Bourchier and Edgar Bridwell — play American tunes from the 1930s and ‘40s at the last Crossroads Coffeehouse concert of the year. Doors to the Gathering Place in Leigh Square (next to Port Coquitlam city hall) open at 7 p.m. with the stage open at 7:30 p.m. The headliner starts an hour later. Admission is $5 at the door with proceeds supporting the Crossroads Hospice Society. Visit crossroadshospice.org.

The Jessie-nominated mystery The Double Axe Murders, by Rusticate Theatre, is at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) tonight at 8 p.m., and Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m. The psychological thriller is about a 200-year-old murder of two trappers in Newfoundland and efforts to locate them. Call 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca for tickets.


Saturday, Dec. 14

Jewelry, woodwork, pottery, baked goods and beauty products will be on sale in the Christmas Farmers Market, held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Take part in a wreath-building workshop with Amanda Smith. Entry to the market is free. Visit makebakegrow.com.

Port Coquitlam families can have breakfast with Santa at one of three seatings this morning — 9 a.m., 9:25 a.m. or 9:50 a.m. — at the Port Coquitlam community centre (2150 Wilson Ave.). Entry is $10/$8. Sign up via portcoquitlam.ca/register.

Société Francophone de Maillardville (200-938 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) has a Christmas celebration — en francais — with Santa and snacks from noon to 3 p.m. Call 604-515-7070 to RSVP.

Get inspiration at the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) for the monthly Westminster Savings Family Day, from 1 to 4 p.m. The drop-in art activity draws from the current display, Something More than Nothing. Visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

The Coquitlam Ukulele Tiny Instrument Enthusiasts — or CUTIE Circle — sing and play Christmas standards at the Terry Fox Library (2150 Wilson Ave., Port Coquitlam) from 2 to 4 p.m. The event is free. Visit cutiecircle.com.

Sport your fancy holiday sweater while touring the Lights at Lafarge at Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) for a chance to win a prize. Meet at the Warming Tent between 6 and 8 p.m. Visit coquitlam.ca/parkspark.

Bring your dance shoes to the Arthur Murray Dance Studio (212-1090 Lougheed Hwy., Coquitlam), which celebrates its 15th year in the Tri-Cities with a free Mexican-themed Latin dance party (Quinceanera) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A dance class is at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Call 604-544-5008 or visit dancecoquitlam.ca.

DJ Mixxx is in the house for the weekly Hot Salsa Dance Zone party in the rehearsal hall of the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szfler will lead a merengue lesson for beginners at 8 p.m., with the floor open from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Admission is $10. Visit hotsalsadancezone.com.


Sunday, Dec. 15


Spin the ice at the Port Coquitlam community centre (2150 Wilson Ave.) with Santa from 1:15 to 3:45 p.m. Admission is $4 per person. Visit portcoquitlam.ca.

It’s a double feature for the Dogwood Drama Club, whose members present ’Twas the Night Before the Night Before Christmas and What the Dickens? The show starts at 1:30 p.m. at Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam). Call 604-927-6098 for $5 tickets.

The award-winning Buzz Brass quintet plays Christmas songs at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) starting at 7:30 p.m. as part of the facility’s TD Music Series. For tickets, call 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

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