Local events

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

What: Water Smart by Design; class 3. 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 standalone classes.

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

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

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

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, mass, color and shape to express the arranger’s spiritual energy. Fresh flowers will be used.

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

Info: 496-3763 for location and more information

What: Desert gardening. Experts will be on hand to discuss a variety of issues related to gardening in the desert, including converting to desert landscaping, flowering desert plants and fertilization. Additionally, the Cactus and Succulents Society of Southern Nevada will hold a cactus sale

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

When: Starts at 10 a.m. Also to be held Sunday

Cost: Free

Info: 522-1724

April 22

What: Do-it-yourself cleaning recipes with Whole Food Market. Participants will learn how to make chemical-free household cleaning products.

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

When: 6 p.m.

Cost: Free

Info: 822-7786; advance registration required

What: Water Smart by Design; class 4. 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 4 must be taken as a series. Design 5 and 6 can be taken as stand alone classes.

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

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

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

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

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