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Home & garden events calendar


Jaycees Lawn Mower Clinic
April 19, 8am-1pm, OReilly Auto Parts North, 1321 N. Dirksen Pkwy, Push mower full-service tuneup. All service done same day. $55 or $20 blade sharpening. 553-2082.

Introduction to Weatherization
April 19, 8am-4pm, Air sealing, attic and wall insulation, furnace repair and replacement, electric base load reduction (lighting and refrigerator), window and door weatherization. $100. Lincoln Land Community College, 217-786-2407. llcc.edu/workforce

Pest Control Strategies in the Garden
April 22, 1:30pm and April 24, 6:30pm, Best options for managing pests while protecting the environment. Telenet workshop. $5. Register at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/. U of I Extension building, 700 South Airport Drive. 217-782-4617.

Tomato Cage Workshop
April 24, 5pm, “How to Make a Sturdy Tomato Cage.” $6 includes one cage. Register at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/. U of I Extension building, 700 South Airport Drive. 782-4617.

Jaycees Lawn Mower Clinic
April 26, 8am-1pm, OReilly Auto Parts West, 1501 W. Jefferson, 217-793-1872. Push mower full-service tuneup. Service done same day. $55 or $20 blade sharpening. 553-2082.

Illinois Native Plant Society Plant Sale
April 26, 9am-2pm, Purchase native Illinois prairie and woodland plants grown by INPS members. Pavilion. 243-6055. Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 217-782-1698.

Earth Fair
Apr 26, 10am-2pm, Free, all-ages event includes activities, information and music. 789-2255. Lincoln Park, Fifth St. and Sangamon Ave., 217-544-1751.

Ani-Mall Pet Expo
April 26, 10am-4pm, Exposition Building. Admission: Donation for Animal Shelters. 217-467-2831. Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 217-782-1698.

SCGC Annual Plant Sale
May 3, 8am-12pm, Thousands of plants recently dug from local gardens priced from $1-$7. Bring pots for recycling. Tech Town. scgc-il.org. Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 217-782-1698.

Bargain Gardening
May 6, 1:30pm and May 8, 6:30pm, University of Illinois Extension Logan-Menard-Sangamon Unit via telenet teaches you gardening tips and ideas to save time and money. $5. Register at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/. U of I Extension building, 700 South Airport Drive.

Yes! You Can: Preserving Safety Program
May 8, 5:30-7:30pm, Basics of food preservation, up-to-date safety guidelines, dial pressure canner gauge testing and more. $5. Register at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/. U of I Extension building, 700 South Airport Drive. 217-782-4617.

Plight of the Monarch
May 15, 7-8pm, Springfield Audubon Society: Kirby and Cindy Pringle show their short documentary “Plight of the Monarch” and lead post-movie discussion. Free. Adams Wildlife Sanctuary, 2315 East Clear Lake Ave., 217-544-2473.

AADA Antique Show
May 16-18, 10am-6pm Fri, 10am-5pm Sat, 11am-4pm Sun, 899-4437. Orr Building. Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 217-782-1698.

Land of Lincoln Water Gardening Plant Sale
May 17, 10:30am-12:30pm, Your chance to purchase water garden plants from local experts. Washington Park Botanical Gardens, 1740 W. Fayette Ave. 217-546-4116. www.llwgs.org

Illini Bird Fanciers Bird Fair
May 18, 9am-4pm, Breeders with varieties of birds and supplies. $3, kids free with paid adult. Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 217-782-1698. illinibirdfanciers.com

Rain Barrel Presentation
May 20, 6-7pm, “The Use of Rain Barrels.” Receive a 55-gallon high density poly-ethylene barrel in blue, gray, terracotta or black. Barrels must be selected and paid for five days before class. Register by May 14, http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/. U of I Extension building, 700 South Airport Drive.

Springfield Civic
Garden Club Meeting
June 2, 9am, “Gardening Methods for Small Spaces,” Jennifer Fishburn. Salad tables, earthboxes, areogardens and grow bags. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S. Walnut St., 522-4415. www.scgc-il.org

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