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Serving up soup and hot dogs

Veggie dogs are now on the menu at the soup kitchen at Trinity United Church in Port Coquitlam thanks to the contributions of members of the local branch of the Tzu Chi Foundation.

Help for victimized families

Tri-City Transitions Society will present a pair of free classes - one for kids, one for parents, both beginning in April - as part of its Children Who Witness Abuse (CWWA) program: • Lion Tamers, an anger management group for children seven to

ERH Auxiliary offers $1k student bursary

Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary is once again offering an education bursary of $1,000 to a student living in the Tri-Cities. This bursary is available to any student who is planning to pursue a post-secondary education in health care.

Antique appraisals Feb. 27 in Port Moody

Do you have a treasure at home you think is invaluable? Well-known local appraiser Al Bowen will be available to appraise your items this weekend at the Port Moody Station Museum. Appraisals cost $15 for two items and take place Sunday, Feb.

Start 'em young on money matters

A piggy bank is just the first step. Port Moody Public Library hosts financial expert Bryan Stark March 2 from 7 to 8 p.m. for a free program on money tips for kids.

Nutrition for 50+ crowd at Dogwood Pavilion

Jennifer Blades, a dietician with At the Table Nutrition, will host a healthy nutrition seminar for adults 50 plus next Tuesday, March 1, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Dogwood Pavilion.

Moody middle get busy

The city of Port Moody is offering new youth recreation programming based out of Moody middle school starting this month. For instance, a break dancing class runs four consecutive Fridays beginning this week (Feb. 25), 3:10 to 4:30 p.m.

Centennial grad aims to build alliances with Diversity Project

A Centennial secondary graduate hopes to harness the power of music, dance, video and social media to promote the message of tolerance and understanding at his former high school. Calan Breckon will launch his Diversity Project at the school Feb.

Parkland is in the pink

Parkland elementary school students want to be buddies, not bullies, and they've designed a t-shirt to get their point across. The school is distributing more than 200 pink-t shirts to staff, students and parents in time for Pink Shirt Day, Feb. 23.

Know someone who has spirit?

The Society for Community Development is again hosting the Spirit of Community Awards in September and nominations for the honours are now being accepted.