North Shore Green Market: A showcase of local Canadian made products, unique foods, art, jewelry and entertainment Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Maplewood Farm, 405 Seymour River Pl., North Vancouver. Info: www.canamade.com.
Lonsdale Quay Farmers' Market will run every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Oct. 27 at the East Plaza, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. There will be traditional and organic produce, prepared food vendors, crafters and more. Info: www.artisanmarkets.ca or 604-318-0487.
Ambleside Farmers' Market will run every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Oct. 28 in the parking lot behind the police station on Bellevue Avenue and 13th Street in West Vancouver. There will be traditional and organic produce, prepared food vendors, crafters and more. Info: www.artisanmarkets.ca or 604-318-0487.
Adventures in Cooking: Cooking instructor Maureen Goulet of Ambrosia Adventures will host a cooking class Wednesday, June 20, 6: 45-9: 30 p.m. at Y Franks store, 503 15th St., West Vancouver. Author Stephanie Yuen will share recipes from her East Meets West cookbook. Cost: $72. Cookbooks will be available for sale at the class. For more information visit www.ambrosiaadventures.com or 604-218-2084.
Hart House Summer Garden Parties: Each evening will start with a casual wine tasting with offerings from the featured region. Guests may purchase a bottle or two from the specially-selected wine list to pair with the al fresco dinner that follows, which is served on the estate lawn overlooking Deer Lake. Dinner will be accompanied by live music. Schedule: June 20, Nova Scotia Lobster Supper, $60; July 11, Italian Garden Party, $52; July 25, An Evening in Provence, $52 and Aug. 22, Spain Fiesta, $52. All parties start at 6 p.m. Reservations: 604-298-4278. Hart House is located at 6664 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby.
Winemaker's Dinner: Hawksworth Restaurant will present an opportunity to join one of France's most esteemed winemakers Michel Chapoutier, for an intimate dinner Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. Chapoutier will pair wines from wineries in Australia and the Alsace region with a five-course tasting menu and canapé reception. Cost: $188. Reservations: 604-605-3325 or sp@hawksworthrestaurant. com. Hawksworth Restaurant is located in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 West Georgia St., Vancouver.
Night at the Aquarium, the signature fundraising gala of the Vancouver Aquarium, will take place Thursday, June 21 at 6: 30 p.m. There will be wine, food, live music and an array of items in live and silent auctions. All event proceeds directly support the Vancouver Aquarium's conservation, research and education programs. Tickets are $250 and can be purchased at bbnc.vanaqua.org/sslpage. aspx?pid=1507.
Patio Party: Wild Rice will hold a patio grand opening party Saturday, June 23, 7: 30 p.m. at their New Westminster location in the River Market, 122-810 Quayside Dr. The pig roast dinner with Asian slaw, potato salad and adult punch is included. Tickets: $20. Optional dress code for this party is luau themed. Info and reservations: Leann, leann@ wildricebc.ca or 7783970028. For those that cannot make dinner, there will be an after party for a suggested $5 donation with proceeds going to the New Westminster Food Bank.