Local events

Feb. 25

What: Home Expo. The spring kickoff event will feature hundreds of exhibitors for indoor and outdoor home-improvement projects.

Where: Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. N.

When: Noon-6 p.m.; also 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

Cost: $6, free for children younger than 12 and military personnel with ID, as well as senior citizens on Friday only

Info: 565-9552 or info@homeexpolas

Feb. 26

What: Gardening in Small Spaces workshop. The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is sponsoring the class that will include information about selecting containers, differences in potting mixes, using artificial light, fertilizers and seeds.

Where: Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road

When: 8 a.m.-noon

Cost: $15

Info: Elaine Fagin at fagine@unce.unr.edu or call 257-5573

What: Working with a Designer 101. Participants will learn how the design process works and the best ways to utilize a designer’s talents and expertise. Topics will include the language of design and how to effectively explain your project and ideas.

Where: Robb and Stucky, 6521 Las Vegas Blvd. South, at the north end of Town Square Las Vegas.

When: 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

Info: 531-0531 or www.robbstucky.com; reservations requested

What: Yes, You Can Grow Fruit Trees in the Desert. This class will focus on how to grow fruit trees in the desert, along with which ones to choose, when to plant, fertilize and prune.

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

When: 10-11:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

Info: 267-4000 or 257-5587

What: Sprinkler clock demonstration. Water conservation experts will teach participants how to properly use their automated irrigation systems.

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

When: 10 a.m.-noon

Cost: Free

Info: 267-4000

What: Desert Gardening. Find out what to plant right now and how. Learn the ABCs of gardening in the desert from the Spring Preserve’s experts.

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

When: 11 a.m.-noon; also Sunday

Cost: $3 members; $5 nonmembers

Info: 822-7700

March 3

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

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