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SPOTLIGHT: Student help for Douglas, eco-thanks

STUDENT HELP Port Moody Rotarians recently handed over $10,000 to the Douglas College Foundation to help students in caring programs like nursing, therapeutic recreation and community social services.

Youth outreach to youth

Last June, before classes ended for the summer, volunteers with the Coquitlam Youth Council stood in high school lobbies, handed out flyers and talked to students with the aim to bolster membership for the 2010/'11 year.

Join the community farmers at Colony Farm

The gardeners at the Colony Farm Community Gardens in Coquitlam is inviting the public for a guided tour this Sunday, July 24 at 3 p.m. This is a chance to see what organic vegetables look like before they reach your plate.

PoMo kids learn about plants

Kids aged 5 to 10 are invited to celebrate this year's Summer Reading Club theme of "Savour Each Word" by growing their very own edible plant.

Dancing up a storm at Blue Mountain Music Festival

Tri-City residents got to experience a music festival without leaving home this past weekend during the 7th annual Blue Mountain Music Festival.

THINGS-TO-DO GUIDE: Mountain music mania

This weekend offers tons of free things to do in the Tri-Cities including music, food, dance, art shows and walking tours. Friday, July 15 FRIDAY FARMERS' Market The Coquitlam Farmers Market hosts another Friday Market from 4 to 8 p.m.

Services available at local library

Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.

Hatchery volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed at the Noons Creek Hatchery for several projects over the coming months. On Monday, July 18 and Tuesday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.volunteers will help with fin clipping.

Day camps at Victoria Hall

Day camps are available at Victoria Hall in Coquitlam this summer. The drop-in camps for children 6-10 years run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are filled with non-stop activity and fun. They run weekly Monday to Friday from July 18 to Aug. 26.

Children can learn about lady bugs

Coquitlam's Inspiration Garden at Pipeline Road and Guildford Way in Town Centre Park runs workshops, seminars and hosts special events throughout the growing season from March through till October.