Local events

April 8

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: Water Smart by Design; class 2. Discover the seven steps of Water Smart landscaping, the basics of landscape design, how to select a theme and the plants that will bring it to life, and how to plant and maintain your new living work of art. Design 1-4 must be taken as a series. Design 5 and 6 can be taken as stand alone classes. Classes continue on Thursday evenings.

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

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost: Cost: For the entire six-class series, $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers; for classes 1-4, $28 members, $36 nonmembers; Design 5 or 6, $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers

Info: 822-7786; advance registration required

What: Las Vegas Valley Rose Society. Members of the group will gather for their monthly meeting; guests are welcome. Plans for the April 24 show will be discussed.

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

When: 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Info: 646-6048 or 873-6621

April 10

What: Design your perfect chair. Experts from the design team and new custom upholstery department will teach participants how to select the perfect fabric, style and accents for their chair.

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; reservations requested

What: Vine crops and warm-season vegetables. Linn Mills will explore the beauty and benefits of vines in your garden and crops such as watermelon, squash and cantaloupe.

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

When: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

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

Info: 822-7786; advance registration requested

What: The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program. A self-guided tour of four private gardens in Las Vegas and Henderson. The event will be held rain or shine.

Where: Visitors may begin the tour at any of the following locations: Zeldenrust Garden, 300 Redondo St., Henderson, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m; Norm’s Sunrise Garden, 767 Rossmore Drive, Las Vegas, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Desert Display garden, 10024 Summit Canyon Drive, Las Vegas, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Rosenthal Garden, 4035 Spitze Drive, Las Vegas, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: Hours vary by location

Cost: $5 per garden, free for children younger than 12

Info: Visit www.opendaysprogram.org or call The Garden Conservancy at 888-842-2442 toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST

What: 19th annual Spring Awakenings bonsai weekend. Presented by the Las Vegas Bonsai Society, the event will include demonstrations and the opportunity to ask questions.

Where: Plant World Nursery, 5301 W. Charleston Blvd.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also to be held Sunday.

Cost: Free

Info: 522-1724

What: Healthy and water-efficient lawns. Learn how to design and install a functional, water-efficient lawn, as well as ways to upgrade your existing lawn-irrigation system. Taught by experts from the Southern Nevada Water Authority Conservation Division.

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

When: 10:30 a.m. to noon

Cost: Free

Info: 822-7786; advance registration requested

April 13

What: Sunset Garden Club. The monthly meeting will feature “I Did It, So Can You (floral design)” presented by Linnea Domz, a former floral instructor for national Garden Clubs. Domz has taught in many countries around the world and is a trustee, past president and floral judge for Nevada Garden Clubs. She is a member of the Las Vegas Flower Arrangers Guild and Rose Garden Club.

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

When: 9:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

Info: President Marci Brown, 269-9631

April 15

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: 822-7786; advance registration requested

April 17

What: The Conservation District of Southern Nevada and the College of Southern Nevada will offer plants specifically for the Mojave area. Hummingbird and butterfly attractors as well as native Mojave plants and desert tortoise food plants will be available. All of the plant material was grown locally by college students and is drought tolerant to promote water conservation.

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

When: 8 a.m. to noon

Cost: $5 to $15 per plant; cash and check only

What: What on Earth Day. Visitors to the Springs Preserve will help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with a variety of free games and attractions for all ages. There will be information about how to live, work and play greener.

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

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

Cost: Free event admission; regular admission price for museums and galleries

Info: 822-7700

What: GMJ Interiors will present a color clinic. Participants will learn how to use color and accent paint in their homes. Each will receive a free Color to Go paint sample.

Where: Sherwin-Williams, 4490 E. Sahara Ave.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free; advance registration requested

Info: GMJ Interiors, 269-7001

What: Ikenobo Ikebana Society, Nevada Chapter, flower arranging workshop. The morning session will focus on traditional shokas, while the afternoon session will be modern shokas; both styles address the beauty of line, harmony, color and shape to express the arranger’s spiritual energy .

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also offered April 19 and 20

Info: 496-3763 for location and more information

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

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