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THINGS-TO-DO GUIDE: Who let the cat out at Centennial?

Books, bellydancing and The Big Game are three great reasons to stay indoors and out of the rain this weekend. But in case you want more, here's what's happening in and around the Tri-Cities. Friday, Feb.

Singing of love and speeding tickets

By Mario Bartel The Tri-City News Trudy Zonneveld has seen people react with glee, bewilderment, shock and even embarrassment to her singing. But she never thought it would help her get out of a speeding ticket.

A new lease on life with a donation

Shortly after Dorothy Wickinhiser got a kidney and a new lease on life in January 1991, the 54-year-old kidney-disease sufferer told a Tri-City News reporter that the transplant had been nothing short of "a miracle.

A GOOD READ: Never too young to read Shakespeare

By Lori Nick Shakespeare and his times are mentioned in the popular children's series 39 Clues and Septimus Heap. A reader of both series, my daughter was intrigued by Early Modern English speech.

THINGS-TO-DO GUIDE: Comedy scene sketches

TODAY: Friday, Jan. 28 CSI: COQUITLAM Roman Danylo, star of the CTV show Comedy Inc., returns to Coquitlam with his hit live sketch show.

Be a teen reading buddy at CPL

Teens who like working with younger kids and need community service hours should consider joining the winter session of Reading Buddies at Coquitlam Public Library.

Comedian/artist puts his stamp on mental health and therapy

Before J. Peachy reinvented himself, people knew him as Geoffrey and he seemed the very image of success.

Games and literacy at library

You can celebrate Family Literacy Day at the City Centre branch of Coquitlam Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 27. From 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Learn about real estate Thursday

Real estate has long been thought of as a solid investment.

Help out at Coquitlam's Festival du Bois

Coquitlam's annual French affair is looking for some helpers. Festival du Bois is scheduled for the weekend of March 5 and 6, and organizers are looking for volunteers for those days as well as for set-up and take-down on March 4 and 7 respectively.