Local events


Aug. 23

What: University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s “A Proactive Approach to Desert Gardening,” taught by Master Gardener Howard Galin.

When: 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Where: Paseo Verde Library

Info: Free and open to the public; preregistration is required. Register at www.mypubliclibrary.com or call the Paseo Verde Library at 702-492-6580.

What: Fresh52 farmers market

When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd.

Cost: Varies by product

Info: www.fresh52.com or 702-900-2552

What: Gardens guided walk. Join Springs Preserve experts for a guided walk through the botanical gardens.

When: 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.; also Sunday

Where: Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

Cost: Free for members; included with general admission

Info: 702-822-7700

Aug. 24

What: Fresh 52 Farmers Market

When: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: Sansone Park, 9480 S. Eastern Ave.

Cost: Varies by product

Info: www.fresh52.com or 702-900-2552

Aug. 28

What: Country Fresh farmers market

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Downtown Events Plaza, 240 Water St., Henderson

Cost: Varies by product

Info: Dave Star at 702-579-9661 or bob.drabicki@winderfarms.com

Aug. 29

What: Downtown3rd farmers market

Where: Off U.S. Highway 95 and Casino Center Drive

When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: Varies by product; cash only

What: Country Fresh farmers market

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson

Cost: Varies by product

Info: Dave Star at 702-579-9661 or bob.drabicki@winderfarms.com

Sept. 6

What: University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener program

When: 9 a.m.-noon every other Saturday beginning Sept. 6

Where: Research Center &Demonstration Orchard, 4600 Horse Road, North Las Vegas

Info: Open to children ages 7-12, eight sessions cost $52. For more information and to register (required), contact Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or email johnsonk@unce.unr.edu.

Sept. 9

What: Sunset Garden Club’s “Trees in Drought ” by Dennis Swartzell, master arborist.

When: noon

Where: Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson

Cost: Free, open to public

Info: www.sunsetgardenclubofnv.org

Sept. 10

What: Ikenobo Ikebana Workshop, beginner freestyle

When: 10 a.m.-noon

Where: 4110 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. (park complex located one block south of Craig Road), North Las Vegas

Info: Call Sensei at 702-496-3763 and confirm your attendance for the day or days you would like to attend.

Sept. 13

What: Ikenobo Ikebana workshop, regular, freestyle and shoka

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: 4110 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. (park complex located one block south of Craig Road), North Las Vegas

Info: Call Sensei at 702-496-3763 and confirm your attendance for the day or days you would like to attend.

What: University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener program

When: 9 a.m.-noon every other Saturday beginning Sept. 13

Where: Lifelong Learning Center’s Outdoor Education Center, 8050 Paradise Road

Info: Open to children ages 7-12; eight sessions cost $52. For more information and to register (required), contact Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or email johnsonk@unce.unr.edu.

Sept. 15

What: Ikenobo Ikebana workshop, regular, freestyle and shoka

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: 4110 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. (park complex located one block south of Craig Road), North Las Vegas

Info: Call Sensei at 702-496-3763 and confirm your attendance for the day or days you would like to attend.

Sept. 17

What: Ikenobo Ikebana Workshop, beginner freestyle

When: 10 a.m.-noon

Where: 4110 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. (park complex located one block south of Craig Road), North Las Vegas

Info: Call Sensei at 702-496-3763 and confirm your attendance for the day or days you would like to attend.

Sept. 20

What: University of Nevada Cooperative Extension workshop on “Gardening in Small Places: Using Native and Desert Adapted Plants,” by M.L. Robinson.

When: 8 a.m.-noon.

Where: Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road.

Info: Class space is limited and preregistration is required. There is a $25 fee that includes class materials. To register, email Elaine Fagin at fagine@unce.unr.edu or call 702-257-5573.

What: University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners’ tour: “What Survived the Summer.”

When: 10 a.m. to about 11:30 a.m.

Where: Demonstration Gardens Lifelong Learning Center (meet in courtyard), 8050 Paradise Road.

Info: Free and open to public. Walking shoes, hats, water suggested. Groups (five or more people) should call Ann Edmunds, program coordinator, at 702-257-5587 at least two weeks in advance.