WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8
Tri-Cities Literacy Committee hosts Stories Galore & More, featuring free stories, puppets, crafts and fun, from 10: 30 to 11: 30 a.m. at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody; from 1 to 1: 45 p.m. at Burns Park (802 Edgar Ave.) in southwest Coquitlam; and from 3 to 4 p.m. at Lions Park in Port Coquitlam. Info: 604-937-4155 or www. library.coquitlam.bc.ca.
THURSDAY, AUG. 9
Port Moody Public Library invites Summer Reading Club kids to blast off with Mad Science's Up, Up and Away show, from 1: 30 to 2: 30 p.m. at Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Dr. Get ready to be mystified by molecules and amazed by atmospheric events in this show about the power of pressure. If you love explosions, experiments and science, this is the show for you. This event is general seating, and limited to Port Moody Public Library Summer Reading Club participants five and older. For more information, or to register for the Summer Reading Club, call the library at 604-469-4577 or visit www.library.portmoody.ca.
Port Coquitlam Heritage & Cultural Society and PoCo Garden Club are partnering on a heritage/garden walk at 10 a.m. The walk will incorporate the history of the downtown, heritage houses, nominated gardens, city gardens and parks. It will start at the Terry Fox Library, at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. (at Wilson Avenue). Call 604-927-8403 or e-mail pocoheritage1@gmail. com to register.
Tri-Cities Literacy Committee hosts Stories Galore & More, featuring free stories, puppets, crafts and fun, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Galette Park (3252 Galette Ave.) in Coquitlam. Info: 604-937-4155 or www.library.coquitlam.bc.ca.
FRIDAY, AUG. 10
Terry Fox Library hosts Mad Science, who will present their Fire and Ice show from 10: 30 to 11: 30 a.m. at the library, 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Children are invited to discover the cool chemistry behind the states of matter and learn the intriguing basics of air pressure. Free tickets are available by calling the library at 604-927-7999.
City of Port Coquitlam hosts an outdoor screening of The Help, at 8: 30 p.m. in Gates Park as part of the city's Cinema Under the Stars series. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and round up some friends for this free showing on a 26foot-high screen. In the event of rain, the film will be shown the following Friday. Info: 604-927-8400 or www.portcoquitlam.ca/leighsquare.
SATURDAY, AUG. 11
Minnekhada Park Association and Metro Vancouver Parks host the fourth-annual Art in the Park Festival, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Take a scenic walk through the park to the historic Minnekhada Lodge, where you'll find works by visual artists from throughout the Lower Mainland. Enjoy live jazz, be entertained by performers and storytellers, explore the gardens, check out the outdoor café and barbecue and more. Free admission and free parking at the Quarry Road lot. Free shuttle buses will run between the lot and the lodge every 30 minutes from 10: 45 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Info: www. minnekhada.ca.
Anamdra State Cultural Association hosts a festival, starting at 6 p.m. at Queen of All Saints School, 1405 Como Lake Ave., in Coquitlam. The association, which is a non-profit group that promotes cultural integration, includes members, mainly of Nigerian background, from throughout the Lower Mainland. The cost is $25 per person, which includes dinner and dancing. Everyone welcome. Info: 604-970-9437.
ALS Society of BC hosts its second-annual Tri-Cities Walk for ALS, with events starting at 10 a.m. and the walk starting at 11 a.m. at Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam's Town Centre Park. Highlights include live music, raffle prizes, a barbecue, refreshments, face painting and a bouncy castle. Info: www.walkforals.ca.