Local events

Oct. 21

What: Cultivating Fresh Air. Participants will learn how houseplants can act as filters for common pollutants and which ones are most effective at cleaning the air. They also will make their own nontoxic plant cleaner for indoor plants.

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

When: 6-8 p.m.

Cost: $10 adults; members receive a $2 discount

Info: 822-7786; advance registration requested

What: Molto Vegas Farmers Market. Fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruit are featured. Also, area master gardeners staff a question and answer booth.

Where: 7485 Dean Martin Drive, Suite 106

When: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. each Thursday

Cost: Varies by product

Info: Bob Morris at 257-5509 or e-mail morrisr@unce.unr.edu. Or Doug Taylor at dtaylor@moltovegas.com

What: Plant introduction tour. Experts will highlight new and unusual Mojave native and Desert Southwest plants for your landscape and how they appear at maturity.

Where: Gardens at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

When: 10-11 a.m.

Cost: Free

Info: 822-7700

Oct. 23

What: Composting. Learn how to turn kitchen scraps into enriching compost that creates a truly green garden or landscape.

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

When: 8-10 a.m.

Cost: $10 adults, $8 children 5-17; members receive a $2 discount

Info: 822-7786; advance registration requested

What: Vermicomposting: The Ins and Outs of Worming. Find out why happy worms make happy gardens as you learn all about worm composting. Participants will make their own worm bins to take home.

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

When: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $10 adults, $8 children 5-17; members receive a $2 discount

Info: 822-7786; advance registration requested

What: Sustainable living tour. Learn about the ways you can adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. From architecture to interior design to water-smart landscaping, the Springs Preserve is a sustainable oasis.

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

When: 10:30 a.m. – noon

Cost: Free with general admission

Info: 822-7700

What: Nevada Garden Clubs will host its Fall Flower Show themed “At the Movies.” Floral designs and horticulture specimens are featured.

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

When: Noon – 4 p.m. Also to be held Sunday at the same time.

Cost: Free

Info: Barbara, show chair, 459-0662

What: Fall Home Expo. More than 200 booths featuring the latest offerings for the home, including a personal/portable energy trailer system.

Where: Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North

When: noon – 6 p.m.; also 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Oct. 24 and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Oct. 25

Cost: $6; free for children 12 and younger when accompanied by an adult and military personnel with ID. Free admission for seniors on Friday.

Info: H&S Productions, 565-9552

What: Secrets to Creating the Perfect Holiday Tablescape. Participants will learn how to set a festive holiday table with the use of centerpieces and place settings. Several napkin folding techniques also will be taught.

Where: French Heritage showroom, C156, at Las Vegas Design Center, 495 S. Grand Central Parkway

When: 1-2:30 p.m.

Cost: $10

Info: 382-5910 or e-mail michelle@
frenchheritage.com; advance registration required

n Please e-mail calendar events to hsaylor@reviewjournal.com

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