WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
SHARE Family & Community Services hosts an alcohol and drug education session, from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. at 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody. The session, which focuses on mental illness, depression and addiction, will consist of a video, brief presentation and open discussion. It is open to those who have an alcohol or drug problem or those concerned about their use, as well as people affected by the addictive behaviour of others. Info: 604-936-3900.
Terry Fox Library hosts the Purple Pirate, from 2 to 2: 45 p.m. at 2471 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. A children's entertainer, the Purple Pirate is hunting for treasure and needs first mates to help. A first mate must like magic, laughter and reading. This is a free presentation for the whole family. Info: 6049277999.
Friends of the Terry Fox Library meet from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. at the library, 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Info: 604-927-7999.
Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club hosts Letter Q Night, featuring a presentation of "Q" stamps and topics after 8 p.m. A swap and shop begins at 7 p.m. in the McGee Room of the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: 6049419306 or www.stampclub.ca.
TriCities Women's Friendship Club hosts a casual drop-in coffee/book/social night from 7 to 8: 45 p.m. at the Town Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library. Info: Wendy at 604-468-2423.
THURSDAY, MARCH 15
North Fraser chapter of CARP hosts a public meeting at 1 p.m. entitled "Understanding dementia and promoting mental health," in Room 2 of the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex, 633 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Bill Munn, a geriatric social worker with Fraser Health, is the featured speaker. Light refreshments will be served. Info: Bruce Bird at email@example.com.
Northeast Coquitlam Ratepayers meet at 7 p.m. in Victoria Hall, 3435 Victoria Dr. Coquitlam's fire chief will be the guest speaker. New Burke Mountain residents welcome. Info: Jim at 604-941-2260.
Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society meets at 1 p.m. in the Gathering Place at Leigh Square. Speaker Lois McCrady will discuss Girl Guides. Guests welcome. Info: Pippa at 604-927-8403 or www.pocoheritage.org.
Como Lake United Church hosts a Lenten telling for all ages with Linnea Good and David Johnson, at 7 p.m. at 535 Marmont St. in Coquitlam. Admission is by donation.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133 hosts Texas hold 'em starting at 7: 30 p.m. at 2675 Shaughnessy St. in PoCo. Info: 604-942-8911.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
Tri-City Singles Social Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion at 2513 Clarke St. in Port Moody. The club provides opportunities for single men and women over 40 to meet new friends and enjoy activities such as dining, theatre, walking, bowling and travel. Membership is $20 per year. Info: Darline at 604-466-0017, Vicki at 778-883-6108, Louise at 604-941-8897 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133 hosts St. Patrick's Day super meat draws starting at 4 p.m. and karaoke at 7 p.m. at 2675 Shaughnessy St. in PoCo. Info: 604-942-8911.
Al-Anon meets Mondays at 1 p.m., Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Como Lake United Church (535 Marmont St., Coquitlam), plus Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at St.
Andrew's United Church (2318 St. Johns St., Port Moody). Info: 604-688-1716 or 604-461-6991.
Alzheimer Society of B.C. hosts caregiver support groups. The Coquitlam group meets the last Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m., and the PoCo group meets the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. A Chinese-speaking support group is held the first Thursday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. Info: 604-298-0711.
Apex Netball Club practises Mondays from 6: 30 to 8: 30 p.m. at Hillcrest Middle School, 2161 Regan Ave., Coquitlam. For women and girls of all ages. Info: Wendy at 604-552-3219.
Art Focus Artists' Association meets Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Outlet in Leigh Square (2253 Leigh Sq., PoCo).
Artists of all experience levels and interests share their work. Info: 604-942-7611.
Baker's Corner Preschool is a parent participation school with classes for threeand four-year-olds inside Baker Drive Elementary (885 Baker Dr., Coquitlam).
Registrations accepted on an ongoing basis. Info: 6044615848 or www.bakerscornerpreschool.com.
Barnet Sailing Cooperative welcomes new members, be they landlubbers or old salts.
Members sail Burrard Inlet, Desolation and Howe sounds, the Gulf Islands and Strait of Georgia. Information: www. barnetsailing.bc.ca.
Burquitlam Community Association meets on the first Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Banting Middle School, 820 Banting St., Coquitlam.
Central Coquitlam Pensioners Branch 108 meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. in the McDonald Cartier Room at Dogwood Pavilion. Membership is $10 per year. Info: Roy at 604-939-0303.
Central Coquitlam Pensioners Branch 108 weekly social bingo runs Fridays at 1 p.m. in the Mike Butler Room at Dogwood Pavilion. There are 15 games, and pots range from $5 to $25. New players welcome.
Info: Catherine at 6049377537.
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