Crofton Block Watch invites the public to annual meeting to see how Block Watch works, Monday, May 4, 7-9 p.m., basement of Crofton Community Centre. Speaker: Carol-Ann Rolls of Cowichan Community Policing. Info: 250-246-6727.

Monthly meeting of Cowichan Valley Arthritis Support Group, May 4, 1 p.m., 486 Jubilee St., Duncan. Speaker: Jim Potts of Cowichan District

Hospital pharmacy with an update on general and arthritis-specific medications. Info: 250-748-4395.

Chemainus Garden Club meeting Tuesday, May 5, 1 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 3319 River Rd., Chemainus. Guest Speaker: Garry Brust on growing veggies like cucumber, peppers, tomatoes and cape gooseberry in containers. Brag table, $2 drop-in fee. Info: 250-246-1207.

Cowichan Valley Rhododendron Society meets Tuesday, May 5 for last meeting of the season, St. John’s Anglican Church Hall, 163 First St., Duncan, 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker: Marc Columbel from France with a 45-minute presentation "Rhododendrons in France: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow". Visitors welcome. Question/answer period. Info: