FRIDAY, FEB. 15
Glen Pine Community Centre presents a Year of the Snake celebration, featuring various cultural dance performances, the Glen Pine Mandarin Choir, and more, 1200 Glen Pine Ct., Coquitlam. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for general public and $10 for children under 10. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner served between 6 and 7 p.m., followed by entertainment.
Port Coquitlam celebrates Spirit Week with a variety of events. At the Hyde Creek Rec Centre, 1379 Laurier Ave., a Jelly Bean Dance, 6: 15 to 9: 15 p.m., for kids in Grades 4 to 6. Tickets $8. Between 7 and 10 p.m., Hyde Creek hosts the Spirit Swim-a-thon. Funds raised will assist at-risk and marginalized youth with the cost of advanced aquatics and lifeguarding courses. At 10: 15 to 11: 15 p.m. at the PoCo Rec Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave., the Spirit Youth Skate event, for teens 13 to 18 years of age. Admission and rentals $2; free with YAC card.
The Coquitlam Public Library hosts Storytime for Babies on Fridays, 11 to 11: 30 a.m. at the City Centre branch, 1169 Pinetree Way. Parents, caregivers and babies (under two years old) are invited for songs, rhymes and stories. Info: 604554-7334 or www.library.coquitlam.bc.ca.
SATURDAY, FEB. 16
Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library Society meet 10: 30 a.m. at the Poirier Library, 575 Poirier St. Info: 604-937-4130. New members always welcome.
Port Coquitlam celebrates Spirit Week with a variety of events around the city. At the Terry Fox Library, 2470 Mary Hill Rd., a drop-in Storytime for kids of all ages, 11 to 11: 30 a.m. At the PoCo Rec Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave., a Spirit Skate, 3: 15 to 4: 45 p.m.
The Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society and local wine expert and NOW columnist John Gerum host a special Taste of PoCo Spirit, 7 p.m. at the Gathering Place, 1100-2253 Leigh Sq. This centennial fundraiser offers sparkling wine and appies from local favourites. Tickets for this 19+ event are $45. Info: www. pocoheritage.org.
The Port Moody Arts Centre Society presents 2013 Wearable Art Awards event, 7: 30 p.m. at the City Hall Galleria, 100 Newport Dr. See the unique entries and fashionable inspirations in a moving exhibit. Tickets are $25/adults, $10/youth and available by calling 604-931-2008, local 0. Info: www. wearableartawards.com.
SUNDAY, FEB. 17
The Port Moody Arts Centre Society presents 2013 Wearable Art Awards ceremony, 6: 30 p.m. at the City Hall Galleria, 100 Newport Dr. See this year's unique entries and fashionable inspirations. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for youth and may be purchased by calling 604-931-2008, local 0. Info: www.wearableartawards.com.
MONDAY, FEB. 18
Tri-Cities Parkinson's Support Group meets 10 a.m. to noon, at Eagle Ridge United Church, 2813 Glen Drive, Coquitlam. Info: 604-945-2877.
Terry Fox Library presents an info session on Memory and Aging, 2 to 3 p.m., 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam. Find out how to maintain and improve your memory.
TUESDAY, FEB. 19
The United Way and Dogwood Pavilion present a Tri-Cities Senior Caregivers Support Caregivers information session, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Wilson Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave., Port Coquitlam. This session is for all family caregivers who have concerns or questions. Register by calling Karen at 778-789-1496. This is a free event, with refreshments provided.
The PoCo Garden Club presents author Sharon Hanna, 7: 30 p.m. at Trinity United Church Hall, 2211 Prairie Ave. at Shaughnessy in Port Coquitlam. Info: 604-942-3565.
The Dogwood Garden Club presents Conway Lum, speaking on Spring Planting, 7 p.m. in the Centennial Room, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam.