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April 7

What: Country Fresh farmers market. Farm fresh fruits, vegetables, grocery and milk delivery service, and other artisans and vendors.

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

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

Cost: Varies by product

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

What: Go solar. Find out what it takes to go solar and how to reduce your carbon footprint and become energy independent. Bring your power bill for a free analysis.

Where: Desert Living Center at Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

When: 6-7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Info: 822-7700

What: Drip irrigation; learn complete system installation from the street to the plants, including how to select and assemble components .

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

When: 6-9 p.m.

Cost: Free

Info: Call the Southern Nevada Water Authority Conservation Division at 862-3760; advance registration required

April 9

What: Spring Plant Sale. The Conservation District of Southern Nevada will sell drought-tolerant plants grown by the students at College of Southern Nevada. There also will be plant talks by experts and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension master gardeners on hand to answer questions.

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

When: 8 a.m.-noon

Cost: Varies by plant

Info: Jennifer Clifford, 262-9047, ext. 109

What: Salute America. Las Vegas Flower Arrangers Guild will present this standard flower show, which also includes horticulture exhibits.

Where: Nevada Garden Club building, 3333 W. Washington Ave.

When: noon-4 p.m. Also Sunday

Cost: Free

Info: 258-0662

What: Ikenobo Ikebana Society, Nevada Chapter, flower arranging workshop. Fresh flowers will be used. The session will focus on shoka, which represents a partial landscape. In the morning, the workshop will be isshu-ike, using only one material: a flowering plant. The afternoon workshop will be a shashu-ike, using three types of materials.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Also offered April 11 and 12. The April 11 session is geared toward beginners of those needing to refresh their skills.

Info: 655-2447 or 496-3763 for location and more information

What: Safe and Sound Insect Control. Participants will learn how to control garden pests using everyday household items to make traps, sprays and repellants .

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

When: 9-10:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

Info: 267-4000 or 257-5587

What: Water Smart landscaping. If you have thought about converting your lawn to Water Smart landscaping, this overview will show you how. Participants will learn how they can earn a rebate from the Southern Nevada Water Authority.

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

When: 9 a.m.-noon

Cost: Free

Info: Call the SNWA Conservation Division at 862-3760; advance registration required

What: Sprinkler clock demonstration .

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

When: 10 a.m.-noon

Cost: Free

Info: 267-4000

What: Plant introduction tour. Participants will discover new and unusual Mojave native and Desert Southwest plants and how they appear at maturity during a tour of the gardens.

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

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

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

Info: 822-7700

What: Friendly bugs. Learn how to control and manage garden pests, and which insects are beneficial.

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

When: 11 a.m.; also Sunday

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

Info: 822-7700

What: Vine crops. Participants will learn the basics of growing vine crops such as cantaloupe, watermelon, cucumber, squash and pumpkin.

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

When: 1 p.m.; also Sunday

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

Info: 822-7700

What: Ladybug release and craft. Participants will release ladybugs and paint ladybug rocks for their gardens.

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

When: 1 p.m.; also Sunday

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

Info: 822-7700

What: Cactus gardening. Participants will discover how cacti and succulents can add richness and variety to their landscapes while saving water.

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

When: 2 p.m.; also Sunday

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

Info: 822-7700

What: Seed balls – If you can throw it, you can grow it. Participants will learn about this Native American planting method and how it still works today, as well as make their own seed balls.

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

When: 3 p.m.; also Sunday

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

Info: 822-7700

What: Irrigation scheduling. Participants will learn how to set and adjust their irrigation clocks.

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

When: 3 p.m.; also Sunday

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

Info: 822-7700

April 10

What: Second Sunday. Dinosaurs and Roses, a nonprofit resale shop and art gallery, will highlight its artists with a special family-friendly event.

Where: Dinosaurs and Roses, 6029 W. Charleston Blvd.

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Cost: Free

Info: 277-3752 or 258-1187 or www.dinosaursandroses.org

April 12

What: Sunset Garden Club. The monthly meeting will feature “Plant Nutrition and Malnutrition” presented by Linn Mills. Mills is a horticulturist for the Las Vegas Water District at the Springs Preserve , master gardener and author.

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

When: Noon

Cost: Free

Info: President Marci Brown, 269-9631

n Please email calendar events to hsaylor@reviewjournal.com

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