What's happening in New West this weekend? Top picks for June 7 to 9

1. Explore the newly renovated New Westminster Public Library at a Blast Off celebration that includes hands-on activities, entertainment and refreshments. It’s on Saturday, June 8 from noon to 3 p.m. at 716 Sixth Ave.

2. Dunk New West Mayor Jonathan Cote and enjoy a night out with the family at Connaught Heights Elementary School’s annual carnival on Friday, June 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 2201 London St. Raffles, carnival games, a barbecue, a Star Wars photo booth, cotton candy, a cake walk, a petting zoo, an NHL shootout game, and a dunk tank (where you’ll even have a chance to dunk the mayor from 7 to 7:30 p.m.) are part of the fun. Cash only to purchase tickets for games and food.

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3. Check out StageFest Youth Performing Arts Festival 2019, when youths take to the stage at Anvil Centre to showcase their musical theatre, ballet, tap and creative dance talents in Charlotte’s Web, Honk! and The Many Disguises of Robin Hood. Shows run from Thursday, June 6 to Sunday, June 9. For tickets and details about the three shows, go to www.anvilcentre.com.

4. Meet New Westminster’s archivist Barry Dykes and learn about his Top 10 favourite discoveries since starting work with the City of New Westminster. Meet the Archivist (a free program) takes place on Saturday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to noon at Anvil Centre. Take note: seating is limited, and registration (20751) is required by calling 604-527-4640.

5. Enjoy a night of live music when singer-songwriter Eric Brent West and The Evergreens with Hot Cuppa perform at the Heritage Grill on Sunday, June 9 at 8 p.m. West will be playing country-folk music from his recently released album. Tickets are $5 and available at the door, 447 Columbia St.

6. Watch some exciting soccer action when the New Westminster Soccer Club hosts a university women’s game on Friday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mercer Stadium turf, when Douglas College takes on University of the Fraser Valley and New Westminster Soccer Club.

Email your Top 5 ideas to calendar@newwestrecord.ca or tmcmanus@newwestrecord.ca. You can also check out our full arts and events calendar listings on our website's homepage at www.newwestrecord.ca.

 

 

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