Create a poem for Farmers Appreciation Week and there could be a $150 gift certificate in it for ya.
The BC Association of Farmers Markets is holding a poetry contest open to all on the theme of agriculture.
The Ode to a Farmer Poetry Contest runs until Sept. 13 and is part of Farmers Appreciation Week, Sept. 12 to 19.
Find out complete rules at www.bcfarmersmarket.org under the poetry contest link.
“Whether it be a haiku, sonnet, or limerick, we are looking for people to use their creativity through words to show their appreciation of local farmers who contribute greatly to our communities, health and well being,” said Georgia Stanley, of the farmers market association.
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Sept. 3 is the first Thursday of the month and the Fort Gallery is hosting local vocalist Lawrence Yang.
On the first Thursday of each month, the Fort Gallery hosts local visual artists, writers, poets, and musicians.
These free community arts events are to encourage and support artists and to engage the public. The Township sponsors First Thursdays.
Audiences will also hear an artist talk from Nikol Haskova, whose show Destination Right Here is being exhibited at that time.
The gallery is at 9048 Glover Rd. The events run 7 to 9 p.m.