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Home and garden events calendar


 

Demonstration garden program
Sep 18, 5:30-6pm, Free program, “Creating a Prairie Garden Demo.” University of Illinois Extension Sangamon-Menard Unit, 2501 N. Eighth St., Illinois State Fairgrounds, Bldg. #30. 217-782-4617.

Springfield Audubon Society
Sep 18, 7pm, Arvin Pierce, ACBees Apiaries, talks about joys and challenges of keeping honeybees. View an observation hive with live bees. Adams Wildlife Sanctuary, 2315 East Clear Lake Ave., 217-544-2473. illinoisaudubon.org

CWLP Smart Solutions workshop
Sep 20, 10am, “Getting Ready for Winter.” Free. Preregister for this public workshop, phone CWLP Energy Services Office, 217-789-2070. Carnegie Room North, Lincoln Library, 326 S. Seventh St.

Four seasons fall garden program

Sep 23, 1:30pm, Program via computer with live discussion: “Getting Your Feet Wet with Rain Gardens.” $5. University of Illinois Extension, 700 S. Airport Drive, 217-782-4617. web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/

Demonstration garden program
Sep 25, 5:30pm, Half hour free program: “Straw Bale Gardening.” University of Illinois Extension Sangamon-Menard Unit, 2501 N. Eighth St., Illinois State Fairgrounds, Bldg. #30. 217-782-4617.

Fall migratory bird walk
Sep 27, 8am, Morning walk with local bird expert. Adults and attentive kids ages 7 and older welcome. Meet in parking lot. Carpenter Park Nature Preserve Pavilion, Cabin Smoke Trail off North Business Route 55 (Peoria Road), Sherman, 217-544-1751.

Bird fair
Sep 28, 9am-4pm, Pet birds for sale by professional and hobbyist breeders, speakers, kid’s activities, food. $3. Illinois Building. Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 217-782-1698. IlliniBirdFanciers.com

Fall migratory bird walk
Oct 4, 8am, Morning walk with local birding expert. Adults and attentive kids ages 7 and older welcome. Meet in parking lot. Adams Wildlife Sanctuary, 2315 East Clear Lake Ave., 217-544-2473.

Springfield Civic Garden Club meeting
Oct 6, 9:15-11:30am, “Doing It Dried.” Ada Lynn Shrewsbury, SCGC past president, accredited flower show judge and floral design instructor. Free and open to the public. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S. Walnut St., 217-971-6888. SCGC-IL.org

Four seasons fall garden program
Oct 7, 1:30pm, Program via computer with live discussion: “Hydroponics for the Home Garden.” $5. University of Illinois Extension, 700 S. Airport Drive, 217-782-4617. web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/

Springfield Civic Garden Club Fair
Nov 3, 9-11:30am, Membership drive with info booths, displays, prizes, food, games and more. Free, open to public. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S. Walnut St. 217-971-6888. SCGC-IL.org

CWLP Smart Solutions workshop

Nov 4, 5pm, “Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit.” Free. To preregister, contact the CWLP Energy Services Office at 217-789-2070. Carnegie Room North, Lincoln Library, 326 S. Seventh St.

Illinois Herb Association Annual HerbFest

Nov 8, 9am-3:30pm, Speakers and vendors. Registration at 8:30 a.m. $45-$40. Membership available. Washington Park Botanical Garden, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 309-557-2107. specialtygrowers.org/illinois-herb-association

Home decor seminar series
Nov 8, 10:30am, Learn about latest decor trends at this free seminar. Tips, treats, register to win prizes. Registration required. Scheels, 3801 South MacArthur, 217-726-6330. scheels.com/events

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