Purrfect Pals Autumn Plant Sale: 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Sept. 21, 22 and 23, and Sept. 28, 29 and 30 at Purrfect Pals Cat Shelter, 230 McRae Road NE, Arlington. Proceeds go to support homeless cats and kittens. Call Kathy at 306-618-0417 or email email@example.com.
Caring for roses: Songaia’s Community Garden, 22401 39th Ave. SE, Bothell, presents a workshop on choosing and caring for roses, 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 with Rose Lee, owner of Rosebriar Garden and Design. Early Donations requested from $15 to $35. Register at Garden.Songaia.com/Workshops. Contact Patricia at 206-902-8107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens 2012 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. Call 425-257-8597 for reservations. See www.evergreenarboretum.com for more about the arboretum.
Oct. 20: “Putting Your Garden to Bed” with master gardener Frankie Dennison.
Nov. 10: “Holiday Centerpieces from Your Back Yard” with Bob Adrian, owner of Flowers by Adrian of Everett.
Dec. 8: “Winter Blooming Plants” with Trevor Cameron of Sunnyside Nursery, Marysville.
Interior design classes: Kelly DuByne of Distinctive Interior Designs and Monika Krisofferson of Efficient Oranization NW offer the following classes. Check www.distinctiveinteriordesigns.net, 425-238-3678, or www.EfficientOrganizationNW.com, 425-220-8905.
First Saturday of each month: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ask a Designer color consultations at Lynnwood Miller Paint, 18021 Alderwood Mall Parkway, Ste. 103. Register at 425 248-4950.
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 (unless otherwise noted):
Oct. 25: The Art of Hanging Art.
Nov. 13: Loving Your Small Home.
Oct. 2: Declutter, Organize and Park in Your Garage Before Winter.
Dec. 13: Furniture University: Quality, Placement and Styles to Make Your Home Wow.
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 (unless otherwise noted):
Sept. 20: Decluttering, Decisions and Downsizing for Seniors.
Sept. 27: Get Psyched About Color: What Colors to Paint Your Rooms and Why.
Oct. 18: Declutter and Decorate, Live in Your Home, Love Your Home! 6 to 8 p.m., $30.
Nov. 8: Organize Your Kitchen for the Holidays.
Nov. 15: Creative Ways to Infuse Color into Your Home.
Dec. 20: The Significance of Color.
Master gardener program: The WSU-Snohomish County Extension Master Gardener application deadline for the 2013 training class is Nov. 5. Training includes 80 hours of classroom and workshop instruction every Thursday from January through March as well as online instruction. Classes held at the Extension Office at 600 128th St., at McCollum Park, Everett. Tuition is $245 plus a volunteer commitment of 50 hours each year for two years For information and an application, go to snohomish.wsu.edu, call 425-357-6010 or e-mail email@example.com.
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.
McAuliffe’s Valley Nursery: 11910 Springhetti Road, Snohomish; 360-862-1323; 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; pinecreeknursery.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.
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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