Places to go for the week of Aug. 30-Sept. 5

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• Learn how to landscape your yard using native plants at a workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday at the River Legacy Living Science Center. RSVP to 817-860-6752. 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington.

• Kids can join Laura Eckroat, author of The Life of Bud, on a short nature walk to learn about leaves 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. Kids also will make a craft during the program, which is best for ages 4-10. Pre-registration is required; the program is free with paid admission ($2-$5). Meet some of the refuge’s live animal ambassadors at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Monday. At 7:30 a.m. Friday, join an “early birds” hike. Bring your binoculars and camera. Both events are free with admission. 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth. 817-392-7410;

• Peter Tea will demonstrate bonsai styling during a meeting of the Fort Worth Bonsai Society, at 7 p.m. Friday at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Conservatory, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. 817-871-7686;

• 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 seventh annual Art in the Garden & Artisan Fair. As part of the fall Gallery Night, the event will be noon-7 p.m. Friday, and continues Sept. 6 and 7. The Artisan Fair, with arts and crafts, and the children’s Artspace will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 6. Fort Worth Botanic Garden Center, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

• For BRIT’s First Saturday event, Vineyard/Orchard Day, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 6. The farmers market will be 8 a.m.-noon. The Botanical Research Institute of Texas is at 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth. 817-332-4441;

• 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 information, call 817-884-1944 and ask for Steve Chaney, or visit for the schedule of classes.

• For free, informal tours at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden by members of the Perennial Garden Master Gardener Project and the Trial Garden Master Gardener Project. The perennial garden tour is the second Wednesday of the month, at 10 a.m., and a guided tour of the trial garden is on the second Thursday of each month, at 9 a.m. Both events are 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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