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Spring Home and Garden Calendar

 

Upscale Collectible Sale
Apr 13-14, 5pm-8pm Fri, 8am-12:30pm Sat. Featuring bargains on new and gently used items, plus a book and record nook, kids’ corner and bake sale. All proceeds support Animal Protective League’s homeless dogs and cats. $5 per person. apl-shelter.org. 544-7387. The old HH Gregg building, 2501 Wabash Ave.

Trivia Night
Apr 13, 7pm Fri. Hosted by the Springfield Area Home Builders Association. $10 per person; 10 people per team. builderevents.com. 698-4941. Springfield Columbus Home Association, 2200 S. Meadowbrook Road, 787-2360.

Spring Combo Pot Workshop
Apr 14, 10am-12pm Sat. $10, includes instruction. greenview.com. 309-243-7761. GreenView Nursery, 3000 W. Jefferson, 787-4700.

Woodland Wildflower, Herb, Tree Sale
Apr 14-15, 8am-4pm Fri, 1-4pm Sat. Annual sale features shade-loving woodland wildflowers and bare root trees. lincolnmemorialgarden.org. Lincoln Memorial Garden, 2301 E. Lake Shore Dr., 529-1111.

Adult + Child Paint: Gnomes
Apr 15, 1-2:30pm Sun. Paint a garden treasure with your little one. An Our Vibrant Community event. $25 for adult and child. rhiannon@ourvibrantcommunity.com. 331-2027. Head West Sub Stop, 1124 W. Jefferson St., 793-9101.

Annual Lawnmower Clinic
Apr 21, 9am-1pm Sat. Hosted by the Springfield Jaycees. Not intended for riding lawnmowers. $60, includes inspection to check filters, change spark plugs, sharpen blades and change oil. SpringfieldJaycees.net. O’Reilly Auto Parts, 1501 W. Jefferson, 793-1872.

Earth Awareness Fair
Apr 21, 1-5pm Sat. Featuring 40+ exhibitors, live music, games, crafts, activities, workshops, food and more. Hosted by the City of Springfield. Free. springfield.il.us. 789-2255. Old State Capitol Plaza, between Sixth and Fifth streets at Adams.

Herb Plant Sale and Plastic Pot Recycling
Apr 27-28, 9am-1pm Fri-Sat. Sale features a variety of herbs along with garden gloves, soil knives, craft and bake sales, plus more. Plants priced $3-$7. Free admission. web.extension.illinois.edu. University of Illinois Extension, 700 S. Airport Dr., 782-4617.

Annual Lawnmower Clinic
Apr 28, 9am-1pm Sat. Hosted by the Springfield Jaycees. Not intended for riding lawnmowers. $60, includes inspection to check filters, change spark plugs, sharpen blades and change oil. SpringfieldJaycees.net. O’Reilly Auto Parts, 699 W. Stanford Ave., 522-8528.

Native Plant Sale
Apr 28, 9am-2pm Sat. Featuring more than 200 species of native Illinois plants, many grown and donated by INPS members. Hosted by the Illinois Native Plant Society Central Chapter. ill-inps.org. Illinois State Fairgrounds Commodities Pavilion, 801 E. Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Springfield Winter Farmers Market
Apr 28, 9am-12pm Sat. Seasonal farmers market features 16 local vendors selling a wide variety of fresh and/or locally grown products. ilstewards.org. 528-1563. Third Presbyterian Church, 1030 N. Seventh St., 528-0457.

Springfield Civic Garden Club
May 7, 9am Mon. Monthly meeting. Program titled “Floral Design and Horticulture for Flower Shows” by Sally Noble, Gail Olson and Ada Lynn Shrewsbury. Free. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S. Walnut St., 522-4415.

Prairie Wildflower Sale
May 12-13, 8am-4pm Fri, 1-4pm Sat. Featuring wildflowers native to Illinois. lincolnmemorialgarden.org. Lincoln Memorial Garden, 2301 E. Lake Shore Dr., 529-1111.

Litchfield Pickers Market
May 13, Jun 10, 9am-3pm Sun. Held every second Sunday, Apr through Oct. Open-air market specializing in vendors featuring items prior to 1980. Plus live music, food and more. Free. visitlitchfield.com. Downtown Litchfield, 400 North State St., Litchfield, 866-733-5833.

Old Capitol Art Fair
May 19-20, 10am-5pm Sat, 10am-4pm Sun. One of the most popular juried art fairs in the country. Featuring original art, entertainment, food, children’s tent and more. Free. socaf.org. Old State Capitol, 1 Old State Capitol Plaza, 785-9363.

Spring Bird Fair
May 20, 9am-4pm Sun. Featuring breeders and specialty vendors with wide variety of birds and supplies. Hosted by Illini Bird Fanciers. $3 adults, free to ages 12 and under. illinibirdfanciers.com. Illinois Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 S. Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Hydrangea Event
Jun 2, 10-11am Sat. Learn how to identify hydrangea, secrets to achieving gorgeous hydrangea blooms, crucial hydrangea maintenance information and more. Free. greenview.com. GreenView Nursery, 3000 W. Jefferson, 787-4700.

Springfield Civic Garden Club
Jun 4, 9am Mon. Monthly meeting. Presentation titled “Plant a Pollinator Pocket Garden” by Jennifer Fishburn. Free. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S. Walnut St., 522-4415.

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