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BOOKS PLUS: Book clubs galore this summer at Tri-City libraries

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.

A GOOD READ: Exploring the empire in the clouds

One hundred years ago, Yale scholar Hiram Bingham rediscovered the spectacular Inca city Machu Picchu high in the Peruvian Andes.

SENIORS: Check out these seniors' groups

Below are listings taken from the Seniors category of The Tri-City News' Community Calendar: Council of Senior Citizens Organizations (COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted to seniors' concerns.

SENIORS: What a senior needs to ask about prescriptions

Seniors who are seeing multiple doctors are at increased risk of medication problems so their loved ones should try to ensure older adults have one doctor overseeing all of their medications.

MINTER: Cool as a cucumber - and delicious, too

Can you imagine a salad without cucumbers? Don't you love a cool crisp cucumber sandwich on a hot day, or fresh cucumbers in vinegar? And what would a grilled cheese sandwich or hamburger be without pickles? Well, cucumbers are just about the most po

Musical fundraiser Sunday for family in need

The second of two fundraisers to help a family in great need is set for this weekend. Melissa White is a 29-year-old mother of three children under six years of age and she has a terminal illness.

A GOOD READ: Magicians, rock stars and Cleopatra

Today, a smorgasbord of books to ponder if you're looking for a good read: The Magicians and Mrs. Quent by Galen Beckett Imagine a Jane Austin novel taking place in a world where magic is commonplace and you'll have the setting for this book.

WELLNESS: There's plenty of support for your health

Below are listings from the Support Groups section of The Tri-City News' Community Calendar: Irritable bowel syndrome support group meets monthly in PoMo to exchange information, to offer one another support, and to share experiences and coping strat

GREEN SCENE: Environment Week a time to celebrate all of nature's gifts

Every year, Environment Week in Canada takes place in early June. This year is the 40th anniversary of this event.

WELLNESS: Work that belly

Pinetree community centre offers a pair of programs that aren't your usual exercise class: ABSolute Workout: Participants in this class will learn how to target their core stabilizers.