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Volunteering is for the birds for Belcarra women

Volunteer Week is April 10 to 16. It could have been a scene from a Disney movie but instead of a lonely orphan reconnecting with his long-lost family, the central character of this touching scene was a tiny Goldeneye.

Vincent, Auschwitz and the accordion

If it could speak, the dusty accordion sitting in a storage archive at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum would tell a tale of hunger, deprivation and death.

SPOTLIGHT: Fox grad is off to Miss Worlds

READING TIME School kids from four Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam elementaries recently competed in the ninth annual Tri-Cities Reading Link Challenge.

Are youth truly The Dumbest Generation?

Are today's youth becoming dumber? The Dumbest Generation author Mark Bauerlein, an American university professor, says yes and that technology is largely to blame.

Douglas College students want to get word out on addiction

Douglas College students Kate Hunt and Jessica Hewitt would like you to know three things: No one chooses to become an addict. Addiction can happen to anyone. And people dealing with addiction deserve dignity and respect.

Frog fun at Minnekhada Regional Park

You can join the frog chorus by spending an evening strolling the marsh, learning about frogs and other amphibians at Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam. You can join a park interpreter this Friday, April 15 from 7 to 9 p.m.

May Day! May Day!

The 2011 Port Coquitlam May Day kicks off April 29 and wraps up on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 8. Watch the April 27 and May 4 editions of The Tri-City News for full details of the popular annual event.

Make your own jewelry at Dogwood

Dogwood Pavilion is offering the opportunity this spring to design and make your own original creations. Starting on Monday, April 18 for four weeks, participants in this workshop create a different piece of jewelry: necklaces, earrings and rings.

Take your homework to the library

Tutors from high school will help kids with their most troublesome homework assignments on Fridays at the City Centre branch of Coquitlam Public Library.

Teens, get lyrical

All teens have something to say. At Coquitlam Public Library's annual Teen Poetry Slam on Thursday, April 28, it's how they say it that matters.