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This is the week for getting into the Centennial spirit big time in Port Moody, with a toe-tapping dance party and tea-sipping millinery craft party to get you in the mood. Meanwhile, over in Port Coquitlam, tweens are encouraged to leave their parents home alone for an evening (it’s good training for them, honest) or send them out to a movie of their own for a change while you splash, gnosh and hang out with friends. And Tri Cities ladies – which would you choose, firemen or shoes? Hmm – tricky week ahead. Enjoy.

For more events, don’t forget to check out The V3H Events Calendar.

What: Transit Story Exhibition Opening at Leigh Square
When:  Friday, June 14 from 6:00 – 8:00pm
Where:  Leigh Square Community Arts Village, 2253 Leigh Square Place (map)
The skinny:  Transit Story or I Love Transit opens this evening, presenting a collaboration between four artists (Joy Hanser, Kate MacDonald, Pamela Cambiazo, Lena Tan) and their guests.
More info:  604.927.7529

What: Swim, movie and a pizza for youth
When:  Friday, June 14 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where:   Hyde Creek Rec Centre, 1379 Laurier Avenue, Port Coquitlam (map)
The skinny:   Attention 7 to 12-year-olds! How about an evening of peace away from your parents? For only $15 you can have a swim then take in a pizza and movie with your friends. What a deal.
More info:  pre-register at 604.927.7946

What: Ladies’ Night In
When: 
Friday, June 14 from 7:00 – 11:00pm
Where: 823 Ioco Road (map)
The skinny: This event’s a shoe-in. Join with other local ladies to sip champagne,  nibble the hors d’oeuvres, and raise money for Rethink Cancer and the BC Cancer Foundation. The season’s fabulous new footwear will be served on silver platters by the fabulous Sole-men, tempting guests with their charm as well as the shoes. And did I mention the bachelor fire fighter auction? or that the party continues afterwards at The Burrard Public House? Tickets $74.95 include event parking and shuttle.
More info: 604.783.3124 or 604.619.9336

What: As It Is In Heaven: Port Moody Film Society
When:  Friday, June 14 from 7:30pm
Where:  Inlet Theatre, Port Moody Civic Centre, 100 Newport Drive (map)
The skinny:  Port Moody Film Society presents As It Is In Heaven, a sweet film about singing and Sweden and returning home and being unable to say no. Come and see why this film was nominated for an Oscar. Tickets are available after 6.45pm on the night ($5 membership; $5 per film).
More info: [email protected]

What: Klahanie Community Garage Sale
When:  Saturday, June 15 from 9:00am – 1:00pm
Where:   Klahanie, Port Moody (map)
The skinny:   Wander down the bustling metropolitan streets of Klahanie-by-the-Inlet and take part in the community’s third annual garage sale. Check out what the good residents are shedding and pick up a hot dog for charity. Live entertainment and face-painting are also on offer. Admission is free, but please bring a non-perishable food item for the Share food bank.
More info:  Klahanie website

What:  The Breast Event
When:  Saturday, June 15 from 9:30am – 4:00pm
Where:  Inlet Theatre, Port Moody Civic Centre, 100 Newport Drive (map)
The skinny:   Join other interested parties for a day-long conference on breast health and education. This event runs in support of Rethink Breast Cancer. Tickets ($20, includes light lunch) available from Eventbrite.
More info: 604.469.4722

What: Access Awareness Fair
When:  Saturday, June 15 from 10:00am – 4:00pm
Where:   Port Moody Rec Centre, 300 Ioco Road (map)
The skinny:   Celebrate Access Awareness Day and learn what your community is doing about improving services for all of its residents. The fair will feature demonstrations, refreshments, door prizes, and information from service providers. BC Wheelchair Basketball athletes will play a game to show you what it’s all about.
More info:  from the web site above

What:  National Aboriginal Storytime
When:  Saturday, June 15 from 11:00-11:30pm
Where:  Terry Fox Library, 2470 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam (map)
The skinny:  This morning, celebrate National Aboriginal Day with storyteller Lorre Gibson. She will be weaving tales and illustrating them with First Nations regalia so you can learn more about the community in which you live.
More info:  604.927.7999

What: Mad Hatter Tea Party and Hat-making Extravaganza
When:  Saturday, June 15 from 1:00 – 4:00pm
Where:   Port Moody Arts Centre, 2425 St. John’s Street (map)
The skinny:   Get ahead in the Centennial spirit race by attending this fun crafting-plus-tea afternoon. All supplies/eats are included so you can concentrate on making your head the best-dressed at the Centennial Parade later this month. Soko Tea and Inno Bakery provide the calories; arts centre volunteers and artists provide the guidance. Please register for tickets ($2 members; $5 non-members; $15 per family).
More info:  604.931.2008

What:  Students Helping Students Benefit Concert
When:  Saturday, June 15 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where:  Inlet Theatre, Port Moody Civic Centre, 100 Newport Drive (map)
The skinny:   Yarilo Music is inviting the audience to enjoy its second annual concert supporting its Advanced Music Scholarship. Join musicians Anna Levy and guests in a diverse program of Chopin, Haydn, Gershwin and more. Tickets $25 general admission; $15 students available online.
More info: 604.469.4722

What: Rocky Point Ice Cream Grand Opening
When: Sunday, June 16 from 11:00am – 3:00pm
Where: next to Rocky Point Pool, 2700 Murray Street, Port Moody (map)
The skinny: As if Father’s Day wasn’t enough celebration! At last – handmade ice cream scooper goodness comes to a park near you. Rocky Point Ice Cream moves out of the van and into a new purpose-built retail environment to serve the eager hordes of summer-fun park enthusiasts. Celebrate this awesome event with a back-to-the-future 1997 prices roll-out that sees $1 kid cones and $2.50 waffle cones. In addition, the BC Dairy Mobile classroom will be on site to give you the cow-to-cone experience. Please form a line behind me at the counter …
More info:  [email protected]

What: Dance With Us
When:  Sunday, June 16 from 3:00 – 6:00pm
Where:  Inlet Theatre, Port Moody Civic Centre, 100 Newport Drive (map)
The skinny:   Get those toes tapping, those feet stomping and your body swaying along to the rhythms from the last hundred years played out by Yarilo Ensemble musicians Anna Levy and Jane Hays plus guests. Admission free; dancing feet optional (but we bet you’ll be up on your feet by the end of the concert).
More info: 604.469.4722

What: Evergreen Gallery Exhibition Interactive Performance and Gallery Opening
When: Sunday, June 16 from 12:00 – 6:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam (map)
The skinny: Evergreen celebrates the opening of Natalie Purschwitz‘s fashion design and mixed media installation with a participatory interactive performance (12 noon to 4pm; bring an object the size of a tennis ball or smaller) and a reception (4 to 6pm). Admission free.
More info: 604.927.6555

What: Middle Schoolers ONLY Reading Club
When:  Monday, June 17 from 10:00am
Where:   Coquitlam Library – City Centre Branch, 1169 Pinetree Way (map)
The skinny:   Students finishing Grades 5, 6, 7 or 8 this summer can sign up today for their own summer reading club. Read a book, write a review and maybe win a prize. The program runs until the end of August. Registration opens from today in person at the City Centre branch or at the Poirier branch (575 Poirier Street). Free.
More info: email Chris Miller, young adult services librarian or phone 604.554.7339

What:  Up, Up and Away Puppet Show
When:  Wednesday, June 19 from 3:30-4:30pm
Where:  Terry Fox Library, 2470 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam (map)
The skinny:  Get summer off to a flying start with puppets and stories, songs and laughter. Admission is free.
More info:  604.927.7999

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