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BOOKS PLUS: Poetry slam, Suzuki movie, storytimes and English practice

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.

GOLDS: Celebrate trees on Earth Day

F rom my childhood, I fondly remember a piece of my grandmother's cross-stitched embroidery that she had framed and hung for display.

MINTER: Move your vegetable garden for good results

W ell, it's finally here: the beginning of our vegetable gardening season. But before you lift even one shovel full of soil, let me offer a few suggestions on how to achieve better success with your vegetable garden this year.

A GOOD READ: Few words but powerful stories in kids' books

S haring a great picture book with a child can be a magical experience. As you explore together, you learn about the world, about each other and about the world of the imagination.

SENIORS: Dogwood fun includes food & wine, yoga & pilates

FOOD & WINE If you're 50 or older, you can expand your cooking skills and knowledge of food with instructor Monica Hanser on Mondays this month at Coquitlam's Dogwood Pavilion .

SENIORS: Seniors' activities abound in Coquitlam, PoCo, Port Moody

Following are listings taken from the Seniors category of The Tri-City News' Community Calendar : New Age Seniors bingo every Friday, 1 p.m., Mike Butler Room, Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam; consists of 15 games (5 cents per card).

MINTER: Get ready for June strawberries

I t's hard to imagine a June garden without the mouth-watering flavour of strawberries and the good news is, planted now, both the 'everbearing' and 'day neutral' varieties will produce fruit this year.

BOOKS PLUS: Tri-City libraries mark Earth Day

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.

YOUR HISTORY: Coquitlam quilts symbols of women's unsung work

W hen asked recently to suggest Maillardville pioneers for potential recognition through the naming of streets in a new development area, the Coquitlam Heritage Society brought together a small group of knowledgeable volunteers and historians.

A GOOD READ: Celebrate Earth Day with films

A pril 22 is Earth Day , a day on which events are held around the world to increase awareness and appreciation of our planet's natural environment.