Streamside Landowners Workshop: The Snohomish Conservation District and Snohomish County Surface Water Management hosts a free workshop from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Eagle Creek Elementary, 1216 E. Fifth St., Arlington. Topics include stream ecology, wildlife, bank erosion, permits and regulations and resources. Register at http://landowners.eventbrite.com. Participants will visit a stream.
Dahlias: Meerkerk Gardens is holding a workshop at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 12 on digging, dividing and storing dahlias. with John Willson, founder of Swede Hill Dahlia Sunflower Farm and Larry Childs, grower at Baby Island Dahlias. Fee is $10. Make reservation by calling 360-678-1912 or 360-222-012. Meerkerk Gardens is at 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank, off Resort Road.
Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters: The monthly meeting features award-winning quilter Kathy McNeil at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 4514 84th St. SW, Mukilteo. McNeil's style features pictorial and landscape designs. The meeting is open to the public with a $5 fee for nonmembers. See www.mukilteolight housequilters.org.
Quilt workshop: Kathy McNeil is conducting a two-day workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19 at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. The fee is $90 for the class and $10 for patterns. To sign up email Carla Schultz-Parks at email@example.com. For more about McNeil see go to www.kathy mcneilquilts.com.
Rhodie care: The Komo Kulshan Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society presents at talk by agronomist Alan Yoder of fertilization at their meeting at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17. The chapter meets at the Burlington Community Center 1011 Greenleaf St., Burlington. Coffee, tea snacks and raffle prizes are offered after the program. Contact: Carol Torset, 360-856-2410 or see the website, www.flonder.ca/komokulshan/index.asp.
Everett Parks and Recreation: Design and organization classes with Kelly DuByne of Distinctive Interior Designs, Monika Kristofferson of Efficient Organization and Gary Hartz of Kitchens for Cooks. Register online at signmeup.everettwa.gov; by phone at 425-257-8300, ext. 2; or at the Recreation Office at Forest Park.
*Oct. 10: Plan a kitchen remodel, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Forest Park Spruce Hall, free.
*Oct. 15: Keeping keepsakes, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Forest Park Spruce Hall, $25.
*Oct. 22: If walls could talk, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Van valey House, $25.
*Nov. 7: Decluttering, downsizing for seniors, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Everett Senior Center, $25.
Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens 2013 lectures: Noon to 1 p.m. select Saturdays, at the arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett, either in the indoor classroom or, when appropriate, outside on the arboretum grounds. All the classes are free. Seating is limited and some classes require registration. Call 425-257-8597 to register. Go to www.evergreenarboretum.com to learn more.
*Oct. 19: Putting your Garden to Bed with Wink Cushman, master gardener. Meet at the arboretum entrance.
*Nov. 16: Holiday natural centerpieces with Marylou Hart, arboretum board member and master gardener. Registration necessary.
These local nurseries feature gardening classes, guest speakers and special events throughout the year, often for no charge. Check their websites or call for details.
Christianson's Nursery and Greenhouse: 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; 360-466-3821; www.christiansonsnursery.com
*Oct. 12: Shrubs and trees for fall and winter from 11 a.m. to noon, with Ani Gurnee of Aulos Design. $5. Reservations needed.
*Oct. 20: Fall color walk with John Christianson, 1 to 2 p.m. Free but reservations requested. High Tea at the Granary at La Conner Flats follows the walk. $24. Call for reservations.
Falling Water Gardens: Free classes in creating and caring for a pond, 17516 Highway 203, Monroe; 360-863-1400, www.fallingwatergardens.com.
McAuliffe's Valley Nursery: 11910 Springhetti Road, Snohomish; 360-862-1323; www.mcauliffesvalleynursery.com
Molbak's Garden & Home: 13625 NE 175th St., Woodinville; 425-483-5000; www.molbaks.com
My Garden: 17414 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek; 425-402-1842; www.mygardennursery.com
Pine Creek Nursery: 23225 Sofie Road, Monroe; 360-863-8866; www.pinecreeknursery.com
Plant Shack: 2829 164th St. SW, Lynnwood; 206-390-1422; www.plantshacknursery.com/
Sky Nursery: 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; 206-546-4851; www.skynursery.com
Sunnyside Nursery: 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; 425-334-2002; www.sunnysidenursery.net
*Oct. 12: Terrariums with Barbara Anderson, 10 a.m. Create a garden in a bottle to take home. $40 class/supply fee. Register as space is limited.
*Oct. 19: Plant a Pumpkin Workshop, 10 a.m. $25 fee includes materials. Registration and payment required. Class limit is 30.
*Oct. 26: Putting the Garden to Bed with Trevor Cameron, 10 a.m.; Protect your plants and get a head start on next spring. Free.
The Plant Farm at Smokey Point: 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville; 360-652-3351; www.theplantfarm.com
Wight's Home & Garden: 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-775-3636; www.wights.com
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