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SIGN ME UP: Dance classes for kids, adults

Parents and their children can learn to dance together as part of the Tiny Tutus class.

SIGN ME UP: Get sweaty at Pinetree

Coquitlam's Pinetree community centre is offering an array of fitness programs for various levels of interest and fitness: Women's circuit training (new): Visit Pinetree weight room on Monday evenings for circuit training with a qualified instructor.

SIGN ME UP: Adult literacy and buddy program at CPL??

If you are 55 years or older, have an interest in helping adults upgrade their English skills and have two hours a week to volunteer with a learner, then Coquitlam Public Library welcomes your application to its Adult Literacy Tutor/Learning Buddy pr

SIGN ME UP: Sign up for Phoenix Air Cadets

Registration for 754 Phoenix Air Cadet Squadron begins Sept. 7 and 14 at Moody elementary school, 2717 St Johns Street, Port Moody at 6:30 p.m. Youth between 12 and 18 years of age who are interested in flying and fun are welcome to join.

GREEN SCENE: A successful summer for purple martins?

Alas, summer is quickly drawing to a close. Families of birds are gathering into flocks and summer blossoms are fading fast.

SIGN ME UP: Spin classes at Poirier

Do you like to pedal your way to fitness? Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex in Coquitlam is introducing new spin classes this fall in its fitness studio.

SIGN ME UP: Plenty of support for parents

There are plenty of Tri-City groups for parents with children of all ages. If you're looking for something to do and people to do it with, check out the items below, taken from the Parents & Kids listings of The Tri-City News' Community Calendar.

SIGN ME UP: Sign up and walk for SPCA

Animal lovers in the Tri-Cities are urged to get moving to help a furry friend. Registration is open for the annual Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk, held each fall to raise funds for homeless and abused animals in B.C.

SIGN ME UP: Get artistic at Evergreen Cultural Centre

Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam has a variety of programs kicking off this fall, including: TEENS@EVERGREEN Create a documentary film about local emerging artists. Paint a mural that will seen by thousands.

MINTER: A hibiscus? In the Lower Mainland?

Move over Hawaii, we have our own beautiful hibiscus to light up our summer gardens. Perhaps one of the most under-used summer flowering shrub is the hardy Hibiscus syriacus althaea or Rose of Sharon.