Places to go

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• Take a free, family-friendly hike with a naturalist at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the River Legacy Living Science Center. RSVP to 817-860-6752. 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington.

• Hike the Riverbottom Trail under a canopy of shady cottonwoods, 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. Bring sketching paper or a journal and/or a camera. The hike, which is free with paid admission ($2-$5), is recommended for ages 16 and older. From 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, follow an unmarked trail along Spillway Road for a similar adventure with drawing and photography opportunities. It’s also free with paid admission. 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth. 817-392-7410;

• Attend a required orientation session for the Parker County Master Gardener program, 10 a.m. Tuesday or 2 p.m. Aug. 20, at the AgriLife Extension office, 608 N. Main St., Weatherford. The fee for the eight-week program will be $130. For more information, call the extension office, 817-598-6168.

• Get your gardening questions answered with a call to the Tarrant County Master Gardener Association help desk, 817-884-1944. Call 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

• Johnson County Master Gardeners answer gardening questions and give horticultural advice 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays. Simply call the Johnson County Extension Office at 817-556-6370 and ask to speak to a master gardener.

Mark your calendar …

• For the first fall meeting of the North Texas Daylily Society, 7 p.m. Aug. 21, at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Camellia Room. Nationally known hybridizer Tim Bell, of Sycamore, Ga., will talk about daylilies and auction some of his own. For more information, call Dee Dee Thompson, 817-249-5992, or visit http://www.north or the society’s Facebook page.

• For Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Earth-Kind modular horticulture and Master Gardener classes held on occasional Saturdays through December in various locations in North Texas. Registration is recommended. For info, call 817-884-1944 and ask for Steve Chaney, or visit for the schedule of classes.

• For free, informal tours of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden by members of the Perennial Garden Master Gardener Project and the Trial Garden Master Gardener Project at 10 a.m. Aug. 13, and a guided tour of the trial garden at 9 a.m. Aug. 14, weather permitting. Look for signs at each garden and wait for the tour guide. To check availability, call the botanic garden’s main desk at 817-871-7686.

Send announcements of local home and garden happenings (including retail news) at least two weeks in advance to Places to Go, Features Department, Star-Telegram, Box 1870, Fort Worth, TX 76101, or send an email to with “Places to Go” in the subject line.

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