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SENIORS: Dementia covered at March 15 CARP meeting in Coquitlam

The North Fraser chapter of CARP (A New Vision of Aging For Canada) is holding a meeting for members and guests next Thursday. Do you or someone dear to you suffer from dementia? Or do you think you might be getting it? Then this meeting is for you.

GOLDS: Herons are part of the rites of spring in Coquitlam

March is a marvellous month to enjoy the birds at Coquitlam's Colony Farm Regional Park , especially the great blue herons. These large and elegant birds can be reliably seen there throughout the winter months.

BOOKS PLUS: Tri-City libraries serve adult learners

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: Check out read-aloud books for children

Spring break is just around the corner even if spring is not. Get ready with some great read-aloud stories to share with your kids.

WELLNESS: 'Dynamic stretching' can help you warm up better

What is dynamic stretching? It's a type of stretching where you are moving your body actively and rhythmically through a range of motion.

WELLNESS: Groups offer support for physical, emotional and psychological issues

Check out these listings from the Support Groups section of The Tri-City News' Community Calendar. Port Moody Alanon Family Group open meeting, Wednesdays, 8 p.m., St. Andrews Church, 2318 St. Johns St., Port Moody. Info: 604-461-6991.

MINTER: Sun and drainage keys to growing asparagus

Asparagus is one of our oldest perennial vegetables. The generic word is derived from the Greek 'asparagos' meaning 'to tear', which relates to the prickly nature of some stalks.

BOOKS PLUS: Puppets, pirates, finance and dementia offerings 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.

MINTER: Explore root causes of moss in our lawns

Moss moss and more moss! It is in lawns everywhere this year, spreading vigourously and choking out those poor lawn grasses. In spite of all the tons of lime and moss control applied, it seems to get worse.

GOLDS: Spring is in the air and so are birds

Even though we had only about a week of real winter weather, I am ready for spring. And so, I notice, are the plants as I can see their green tips emerging from the ground through the decomposing leaves that have protected them from winter frosts.