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Local events

Sept. 22

What: Getting Ready for Backyard Rose Expo. South Valley Rose Society and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension are collaborating to help residents prepare for the upcoming expo. Steve and Janet Schneider, who have more than 25 years experience growing roses and are founders of the rose society and Consulting Rosarian, will discuss the types of roses to plant, explain the classifications, how to choose and transport specimens and complete entry forms.

Where: Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road

When: 6 p.m.

Cost: Free

Info: 257-5555

What: Interior Design Society, Las Vegas Chapter, social reception

Where: La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery, 5700 Centennial Center Blvd.

When: 6-8 p.m.

Cost: Free

Info: Kimberly Joi McDonald at 533-5273 or La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries at 259-3839

Sept. 24

What: Fall gardening workshop. Participants will learn how to get their vegetable and herb gardens started. Experts share gardening secrets to add nutrition, high fiber and zest to the autumn table.

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

When: 8:30-10:30 a.m.; also Sunday

Cost: $10 members; $15 nonmembers

Info: 822-7700

What: Drip irrigation. Participants will learn complete system installation from the street to the plants, including how to select and assemble components. Build a drip system in class. Presented by experts from the Southern Nevada Water Authority Conservation District.

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

When: 9 a.m.-noon

Cost: Free

Info: 862-3760; advance registration required

What: Landscape design with fall colors in mind. Participants will create a landscape plan featuring plants that grow well in fall in winter and add color to the space.

Where: Acacia Demonstration Gardens, 50 Casa Del Fuego St., Henderson

When: 9-10 a.m.

Cost: Free

Info: 267-4000

What: Art festival. The 17th annual Summerlin Art Festival will showcase nearly 100 artists from the Southwest including paintings, glass work, pottery and sculpture .

Where: Summerlin Centre Community Park, 1800 S. Town Center Drive

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; also Sunday

Cost: Free

Info: www.summerlineartfestival.com

What: Personalized garden gloves. Stop by the gift shop/library and create a pair of personalized gloves so you can garden in style. Stop by anytime for this activity.

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

When: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; also Sunday

Cost: $2 members; general admission plus $3 nonmembers

Info: 822-7700

What: Garden tour. Participants will discover new and unusual Mojave native and Desert Southwest plants for their landscapes.

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

When: 10:30 a.m.; also Sunday

Cost: $3 members; general admission plus $5 nonmembers

Info: 822-7700

What: Ladybug release and craft activity. Aimed at children, this session will have participants releasing ladybugs, nature’s most charming natural form of pest control, and painting ladybug rocks to decorate their gardens.

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

When: 12:30 and 3:30 p.m.; also Sunday

Cost: $3 members; general admission plus $5 nonmembers

Info: 822-7700

What: Garden – Mind, Body and Soul. Learn the basics for planting a cool-season vegetable garden, and how gardening not only nourishes the body, but nurtures the mind and soul.

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

When: 1:30 p.m.; also Sunday

Cost: $3 members; general admission plus $5 nonmembers

Info: 822-7700

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