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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.

WELLNESS: Consider detoxing before getting pregnant

GUEST COLUMN When we think of a healthy pregnancy, many things come to mind, including physical activity, healthy eating and stress management. But we often fail to recognize the significance of a healthy lifestyle and diet even prior to conceiving.

WELLNESS: One-on-one help for people with diabetes

More than two million Canadians have diabetes and those who commit to managing their disease can lead healthy and active lives. London Drugs pharmacies' certified diabetes educators are hosting Diabetes and Your Nutrition Clinics in April and May.

GOLDS: Still waiting the buzz of bees this spring

On recent walks around my neighbourhood, it has been delightful to finally see a few spring blossoms with bright colours that contrast with the well-watered greenery.

BOOKS PLUS: Mother Goose for Korean and Cantonese kids

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.