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Educate with science, Popsicle sticks and glue

With the impending retirement of baby boomers and increasing demand for skilled engineering and geoscience professionals, it's time to pique the interest of a new generation.

Linwood House to host celebration

The community is invited to an International Women's Day celebration at Linwood House in Roberts Creek next Friday, March 7.

Life in Buma today

Jan Kotaska will present an illustrated account of her 2013 visit to Burma, also known as Myanmar, at the next meeting of the Sunshine Coast Natural History Society (SCNHS) on April 4.

United Church host documentary screening

Jacqueline Samson, recently returned from Guatemala as a delegation member of Breaking the Silence, invites you to a screening of the acclaimed documentary Gold Fever next Friday, March 7. Doors open at 7 with the screening at 7:30 p.m. at St.

Family caregiver series set to start

Dementia often brings about changes in behaviour and communication, which can dramatically affect family caregivers. That's why the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. is running its free family caregiver series in Sechelt next month.

On the lookout for winter bats

If you have seen bats during the winter, the Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project wants to hear from you. Project leader, Dr.

Pender/Egmont Highlights

Thank you to Earthfair for hosting and all the smiling, kind supporters who came out last Saturday in the cold, slushy, snowy weather to BCSPCA and the Humane Societies National Cupcake Day. More than $500 was raised doubling last year's total.

Gumboot Connection

Tonight (Friday, Feb. 28) stop by the Roberts Creek Legion for dinner and music by Charlotte Wrinch a Sunshine Coast folk/pop/rock singer. There is no cover, but tips gratefully appreciated. Dinner is served from 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Hands up for healthy manicures

The text message from my sister-in-law made me pause. Admittedly, she likes to have fun, but the message: Want to have a man later? seemed a little brash, considering the timing (Sunday morning) and the fact we both had spouses.

Are steroid shots for you?

Say the word 'steroids' and many people automatically think of sport cheaters and oversized hulking athletes. That is not what we're going to talk about (and not the same thing at all).