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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.

Volunteer at Inspiration Garden

Do you have an interest and/or experience in raising a food garden? Do you feel comfortable working with school-age kids? If so, then become an Inspiration Garden volunteer and mentor.

Polish party on May 29 in PoCo

You can celebrate all things Polish on May 29 in Port Coquitlam with the Polonez Tri-City Polish Association. From 12:30 to 6 p.m.

PJ time at Fox library

For kids, putting on PJ's means bedtime. At Port Coquitlam's Terry Fox Library, it also means storytime. The library offers evening storytimes for pre-school children and their families on the first Wednesday of every month.

Kids' health focus of April 28 event in Coquitlam

If you have kids, you are likely concerned about their health. And next week, you can get information on that topic at the Tri-Cities Healthy Kids Fair in Coquitlam.

Learn about Riverview Hospital heritage at May 1 walk

Burke Mountain Naturalists are known for their commitment green causes and, on the Riverview Hospital grounds, they've frequently hosted walks to show of the site's impressive collection of trees.
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