SATURDAY, JUNE 23
Coquitlam Public Library hosts a summer reading club kickoff party featuring the instructors of Mad Science demonstrating cool experiments for children four and older and their parents. Poirier branch registrations will take place from 10 to 10: 30 a.m. with the show running from 10: 30 to 11: 30 a.m. at the Poirier
Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St.). City Centre registration will take place from 2 to 2: 30 p.m. with the show running from 2: 30 to 3: 30 p.m. in Coquitlam City Hall's
council chambers, located above the library (3000 Guildford Way). Info: www.library.coquitlam.bc.ca or www.kidssrc.ca.
Hot Salsa Dance Zone hosts Latin dance night from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way in Coquitlam. Complementary dance lessons at 7: 30 p.m. A partner and experience are not needed. Info: www.hotsalsadancezone.com or 604-725-4654. SUNDAY, JUNE 24
Coquitlam Farmers Market hosts a Strides for Strokes event from noon to 1 p.m.
Registration is at 11 a.m. in front of Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. (between Poirier and Winslow Avenue). The walk is sponsored by the Stroke Recovery Association of BC (SRABC), a non-profit organization offering information and programs to stroke survivors.
Home Instead Senior Care offers the Alzheimer's care program its caregivers use to help families struggling with the disease, through a free family training workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. at Blue Mountain Baptist Church, 450 Blue Mountain St., Coquitlam. RSVP to the Home Instead office at 604-552-3324.
The Protein for People Project hosts a free community barbecue, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mountain View Elementary, 740 Smith Ave., Coquitlam. A kids zone will be on site, as well as information and resources for families facing challenges. Info at www.proteinproject.ca.
The Francophone Centre of Maillardville invites the community to enjoy the annual St. Jean Baptiste celebration, from noon to 3 p.m. at Heritage Square, 1120 Brunette Ave. in Coquitlam.
The Green Party of Canada electoral district associations of both New WestminsterCoquitlam and Port Moody, Westwood and Port Coquitlam ridings hold their annual general
meeting and barbecue, from 1 to 6 p.m. at 2617 Spuraway Ave., Coquitlam. The keynote speaker will be Adriane Carr. Green Party members and others welcome. Info: email@example.com.
Metro Vancouver hosts a Mid Summer Fete at Colony Farm Regional Park, 1 to 5 p.m. in the main parking lot south on Colony Farm Rd. in Coquitlam. Music, workshops, storytelling and art will join with gardeners, beekeepers and ecologists. A free shuttle bus will run every 15 minutes from the Lougheed SkyTrain Station, starting at 12: 30 p.m. Info: www.publicdreams. org or www.metrovancouver.org.
Riverview Horticultural Centre Society hosts a guided tree tour on the Riverview Hospital grounds, 1 p.m. near the upper entrance of the Henry Esson Young Bldg. in Coquitlam. For info, visit www.rhcs.org or call 604-290-9910.
B.C. NDP Coquitlam-Maillardville Constituency Association invites the public to hear party leader Adrian Dix speak at a meeting, 1: 30 p.m. at the Poirier Sport and Recreation Complex, 633 Poirier St., Coquitlam. An annual general meeting, for members only, follows.
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