“Canning at Home: You Can Do It!” 2 p.m. Oct. 23, Everett Public Library, Evergreen branch, 9512 Evergreen Way, south Everett; 425-257-8250. Kate Halstead, who learned the art of canning from her grandmother, will provide an introduction to home canning, including current USDA
Beekeeping apprentice level courses: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday nights Nov. 7 to Dec. 5 or Jan. 9 to Feb. 13 or Feb. 27 to March 26; $70, WSU Snohomish County Extension, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. To register with a credit card, go to www.brownpapertickets.com and search for master beekeeper. To download a registration form and mail it in with a check, go to snohomish.wsu.edu/calendar.htm. Call Karie Christensen at 425-357-6039 or e-mail email@example.com with registration questions.
Tours & events
Ruffles & Rust vintage flea market: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 22, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. Admission is $8 for ages 13 and older and $3 for youngsters; www.comejunkwithus.com or 360-217-7557.
‘Tis the Season flower show: 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 2 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3, Holiday Inn, 3105 Pine St., Everett; $8 for advance tickets or $10 at the door. Contact local flower shops or Linda Maida at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-389-2609 for advanced tickets. See floral arrangements and cut and potted displays of conifers, broadleaf evergreens, berries, fall flowers, houseplants, edible fruits, root crops and herbs in this 65th-annual show put on by the Washington Federation of Garden Clubs.
Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens: Legion Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett; 425-257-8597. www.evergreen arboretum.com for the 2011 class series list. Classes are held at the arboretum from noon to 1 p.m. on select Saturdays. Classes are free.
• Nov. 12, holiday centerpieces from your back yard with Bob Adrian, owner of Flowers by Adrian. Limited to 20 people. Call 425-257-8597 to reserve a seat in the indoor classroom.
• Dec. 3, backyard beekeeping with master gardener Paul Bryant. Limited to 20 people. Call 425-257-8597 to reserve a seat in the indoor classroom.
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.christiansons nursery.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.mygarden nursery.com.
Sunnyside Nursery: 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; 425-334-2002; www.sunny sidenursery.net.
Pine Creek Nursery: 23225 Sofie Road, Monroe; 360-863-8866; www.pinecreeknursery.com.
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.
Got a gardening question? Consult a local master gardener at a public plant clinic. If you have a plant with a problem or disease, bring in a fresh plant sample that, if possible, includes the diseased area, a transition area and a healthy area. Photos are also helpful. You can also call the master gardener hot line from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. October through March at 425-357-6010 or visit the Home & Garden section at snohomish.wsu.edu.
WSU Snohomish County Extension: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays April through September, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. October through March (closed the two weeks of Christmas and New Years), 600 128th St. SE, Everett.
To submit an item for the Home & Garden calendar, e-mail email@example.com or send it to H&G Calendar, The Herald, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206.