This year's Art at Work series offers evening workshops. Each is designed to provide practical, inspiring careerrelated advice for professional and amateur artists, as well as those working in the arts and culture sector. Wednesday, May 23: Understanding Customers/Approaching Galleries; and Monday, May 28: Harnessing the Web. All events take place at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate. Prices range from $20-40 per workshop Advance registration is required for all sessions and can be done by calling 604-276-4300 or online at www.richmond. ca/register. Brochures with full details are available at the Richmond Cultural Centre or online at www.richmond.ca/artists.
The Richmond Garden Club meets on the fourth Wednesday at 7: 30 p.m. at the Minoru Sports Pavilion, 7191 Granville Ave. All gardeners are welcome as our guests. For more information, call Gary at 604-278-8159.
The Children's Organ Transplant Society invites all golfers to its Classic Golf Tournament, benefiting its foundation and the Starlight Children's Foundation, on Thursday, May 24 at the Quilchena Golf and Country Club. Tickets are $200, which includes golf and buffet dinner. All pro-ceeds benefit seriously ill children and their families. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 604-271-7719 or visit www. childrensots.org.
Phoenix Perennials presents a Charity Shopping Weekend to benefit the Richmond Animal Protection Society (RAPS) and the Richmond Animal Shelter on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday May 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their nursery, 3380 No. 6 Rd. Tell the cashier that you are there to support RAPS and 20 per cent of your purchase will be donated to RAPS. For more information, call 604-270-4133.
Richmond Spanish Wellness Fair happens Saturday, May 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Minoru Activity Centre, 7660 Minoru Gate. There will be many performances, activities and delicious Latin-American food offering at an affordable cost. For more information, call Angelica at 604-789-4785.
The City of Richmond hosts its annual Engineering and Public Works Open House on Saturday, May 26. Stick your hands into wet cement, play in the largest sandbox you'll ever see and enjoy lots of other fun activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the City Operations Yard, 5599 Lynas Lane. Purchase delicious hot dogs and other food. There will also be a portable water station for water bottles.