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Preparing for annual plant sale

The Dogwood Garden Club is getting ready for the annual sale next week. The group's members are selling annuals, perennials, tomatoes and hanging baskets from their gardens at the fundraiser, which runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

THINGS-TO-DO GUIDE: May Day's back for 88th year

The May Day Festival is here and with it comes a new month of arts and cultural events around the Tri-Cities.

Treat mom to brunch at Sasamat Outdoor Centre

You can treat your mom to a special brunch and some outdoors activity next week. Sasamat Outdoor Centre is hosting a Mother's Day brunch on May 8. Cost is $20 per person for adults and children over five years (children under five eat for free).

Como Watershed Group starts fresh

A non-profit group whose mandate is to take care of Coquitlam's Como Creek watershed is on a new path after being stuck in the mud for two years.

BEARS IN AREA: Bears and cubs are drawn to Tri-City's suburban lifestyle

Bears will continue to move into the Tri-Cities in greater numbers unless efforts are made to crack down on attractants that make the suburbs a giant fast-food drive-through for the hungry omnivores.

Coquitlam kids' swap meet May 15

Spring brings spring cleaning and parents can benefit. Coquitlam Leisure and Parks Services is hosting its annual spring children's swap meet on Sunday, May 15 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Poirier community centre and in the Centennial Pavilion.

BEARS IN AREA: Is your area really attractive to bears?

Are you in a bear activity area? The cities of Port Coquitlam and Port Moody have identified bear activity areas, where tougher garbage storage rules apply for both businesses and residences.

BEARS IN AREA: Tips for keeping your trash away from bruins

Warmer weather will act like an oven for kitchen waste and what smells horrid to humans smells like dinner to a bear.

Compost classes on May 1 & 7 at Inspiration Garden

The Coquitlam Inspiration Garden will be hosting a composting workshop this weekend and next with Spring Gillard, a composting expert. On Sunday, May 1 (10 to 11 a.m.) and Saturday, May 7 (2 to 3 p.m.).

Classes for parents with babies at Place Maillardville

Baby's First Year at Coquitlam's Place Maillardville community centre boasts a line-up of expert guest speakers for its free drop-in program for moms, dads and grandparents with babies up to 12 months of age.