CoolDrinks: A casual gathering to connect and inspire community members interested in taking action on climate change will meet Thursday, May 26, 7-9 p.m. at Bistro Chez Michel, 224 West Esplanade, North Vancouver. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. Heather Johnstone from the Edible Garden Project will speak about the blooming of urban vegetable gardening and how to get involved on the North Shore. Fee: $10 which includes snacks. Registration: email@example.com. Info: www.coolnorthshore.ca.
Art in the Garden: A self-guided tour that features 15 private North Shore gardens with visual artists and musical performances will take place May 28 and 29 from noon to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Admission: $1 per garden. Brochures with maps are available at CityScape Community Art Space, 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver or any North Shore library and many garden centres. Info: www.nvartscouncil.ca.
Celebrate the Day of the Honey Bee: Join local beekeepers at Lonsdale Quay Farmers' Market as they share their knowledge about honey bees Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m-3 p.m. at 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Get an up close look at bees through an observation hive and see beekeeping equipment.
GardenSmart -- Backyard Composting -- From Slime to Success: Learn how to compost and troubleshoot compost bins Saturday, May 28, 2-3:30 p.m. at Queen Mary Community Garden, Keith Road and Forbes Avenue, North Vancouver. Admission: $5. Registration: 604-990-3755. Info: www.gardensmart.ca.
The West Coast Bonsai Society will hold their annual show and sale on June 4 and 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Plaza at Harry Jerome Community Centre, 123 East 23rd St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-922-6608.
The Puddle Project: A workshop presented by the B.C. Wildlife Federation Sunday, June 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Learn about small wetlands and help map vital habitats in North Vancouver. Fee: $30. Registration: 604-990-3755. Info: www.dnv.org/ecology/.
GardenSmart -- Buzz -- The Fascinating World of Honey Bees: Beekeepers Ric Ericson and Sharon Lisette will delve into hives and what it takes to manage them Saturday, June 18, 1-2:30 p.m. at Queen Mary Community Garden, Keith Road and Forbes Avenue, North Vancouver. Admission: $5. Registration: 604-990-3755. Info: www.gardensmart.ca.
Bird Survey: All levels of birders welcome on the first Saturday of the month, 8 a.m. at Maplewood Flats Conservation Area, 2645 Dollarton Hwy., North Vancouver. Info: 604-987-5586.
Bird Walk: Join the Wild Bird Trust nature walks the second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. Meet in the parking lot at 2645 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver. Info: 604-987-5586.
Capilano Flower Arranging Club meets the second Wednesday of each month (except July and August), 7:30 p.m. at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. They have demonstrations, guest speakers and workshops. New members and guests welcome. Info: Donna, 604-986-9360 or Heather, 604-987-5382.
Capilano Garden Club is scheduled to meet the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Canyon Heights Christian Assembly, 4840 Capilano Rd., North Vancouver. New members are always welcome. Guests: $5. For more information call 604-980-4964.
Deep Cove Garden Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month (except July, August and December) from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Multicultural Seniors' Room at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Meetings include speakers, workshops and field trips. For more information Elaine, 604-929-2928 or Chris, 604-924-1628.
Delbrook Garden Club meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at St. Catherines Church, 1058 Ridgewood Dr., North Vancouver. New members welcome. Guests: $5. For more information call Flo at 604-985-4870.
Edible Garden Project Volunteer Orientation Night: A monthly meeting to learn about the projects the Edible Garden Project is running and how to get involved, will take place the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. Location will be provided upon registration. Registration and info: www.ediblegardenproject.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email information for your North Shore non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to email@example.com.