Friday, June 4
Learn how to paint an expressive landscape with watercolours in a free online workshop with Tiffany Blaise. The Vancouver-based artist appears in a video courtesy of the Art Focus Artists’ Association, which typically meets at Leigh Square in Port Coquitlam. Visit artfocusartistsassociation.com to follow her demonstration.
Saturday, June 5
Bring your unwanted personal documents to the Rotary Club of Port Moody’s shred-a-thon, an annual fundraiser sponsored in part by the Tri-City News. Rotarians and Best Shredding will be at the front of Port Moody city hall (100 Newport Dr.) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Due to COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions, donors are asked to stay in their vehicles while volunteers unload the papers and boxes. Proceeds will support the club’s projects. Visit portal.clubrunner.ca/257.
HIKE FOR HOSPICE
Tune in for the virtual Hike for Hospice celebration, the conclusion of the annual fundraiser by the Crossroads Hospice Society. The non-profit organization, which has its hospice in Port Moody, will talk about its work over the past year with terminally-ill patients and ongoing grief support for their loved ones. Sponsored in part by the Tri-City News, the live-streamed event starts at 10 a.m. Visit crossroadshospice.org for the YouTube link.
Scribes can hear from writer Traci Skuce at a free online workshop called The Impossible Longing, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Hosted by the Tri-City Wordsmiths, the talk delves into narrator and character development. Skuce recently released a collection of short stories titled Hunger Moon, published by NeWest Press. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The group will also hold its Writers in our Midst 18 session, focusing on poetry, on June 8 at 7 p.m. via the Port Moody Public Library’s Facebook page.
Sunday, June 6
TO THE MARKET
It’s market day in the parking lot of the Poirier library branch (575 Poirier St.) and more than 50 vendors will be on site for the weekly Coquitlam Farmers Market, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit makebakegrow.com.