Dividing dahlias: With Kathy Willson of Swede Hill Dahlia Sunflower Farm, 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 27 at Meerkerk Gardens. $5 fee. Registration required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-678-1912. Meerkerk Gardens is at 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank. See .
Worm composting: Noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market. Todd Spratt of BugaBay is offering a free workshop. Email email@example.com or call 360-544-2278 or 360-632-0239. South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market is at 2812 Thompson Road, Langley; www.southwhidbeytilth.org/market.
Washington Garden Clubs Show: The flower show will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 at Holiday Inn, 3105 Pine St., Everett. Tickets are $8 in advance at Stadium Floral in Everett and Stadium Flowers in Lynnwood. Tickets are $10 at the door. Kids under 12 admitted free. Call Bea Randall at 360-435-3892 for more information.
Northwest Orchid Society fall sale: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 10 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11, Swanson’s Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. NW, Seattle. Free orchid display, a talk on orchids at 10 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers answer orchid-related questions. See nwos.org.
Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens 2012 lectures: Noon to 1 p.m. select Saturdays, at the arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Free, but limited space. Call 425-257-8597 for reservations. See www.evergreenarboretum.com.
• Nov. 10: Holiday centerpieces from your back yard with Sandy Milam.
Interior design classes: With Kelly DuByne of Distinctive Interior Designs and Monika Krisofferson of Efficient Oranization NW. Check www.distinctiveinteriordesigns.net, 425-238-3678, or www.EfficientOrganizationNW.com, 425-220-8905.
Everett Parks &Recreation: Register at 425-257-8300, ext. 2, or www.everettwa.org. Classes taught at VanValey house, 2130 Colby Ave., Everett; 6 to 7:30 p.m., $25:
• Oct. 25: The Art of Hanging Art
• Nov. 13: Loving Your Small Home
Marysville Parks &Recreation: Register 360-363-8400, www.marysvillewa.gov. classes taught at Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St. Classes from 6 to 7:30pm, $22:
• Nov. 8: Organize for the holidays
Lake Stevens School District: Register at 425-335-1500 or www.lkstevens.wednet.edu. Classes at Educational Service Center 12309 22nd St. NE, Lake Stevens. 6 to 7:30 p.m., $20.
• Nov. 6: Organize kids
• Nov. 8: Get Psyched About Color
Master gardener program: The WSU-Snohomish County Extension Master Gardener application deadline for the 2013 training class is Nov. 5. Classes January through March at 600 128th St., at McCollum Park, Everett. Tuition is $245 plus a volunteer commitment. For information and an application, visit snohomish.wsu.edu, call 425-357-6010 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local nurseries offer classes, speakers and events, 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.
McAuliffe’s Valley Nursery: 11910 Springhetti Road, Snohomish; 360-862-1323; www.mcauliffesvalleynursery.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; pinecreeknursery.com.
Sunnyside Nursery: 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; 425-334-2002; www.sunnysidenursery.net.
The Plant Farm at Smokey Point: 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville; 360-652-3351; www.theplantfarm.com.