▪ Learn the benefits of drip irrigation during a free clinic at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at all area Calloway’s stores. www.calloways.com
▪ Andy Chidester of Austin-based Lady Bug Brand organic products will lead a free class on vegetable gardening, from seed-starting to harvesting, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Marshall Grain’s Fort Worth store and at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Grapevine location. Store addresses are 2224 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, and 3525 William D. Tate Ave. 817-416-6600; www.marshallgrain.com.
▪ Bring the kids to a free story time and activity at 11 a.m. Saturday at the River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington. To RSVP, call 817-860-6752, ext. 105. www.riverlegacy.org.
▪ Get a jump on spring wildflowers and hatching birds and insects during a “What’s Blooming?” hike, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. It’s free with paid admission ($2-$5). On Thursday beginning at 7:30 p.m., take an evening stroll with a naturalist. It’s $10 (including admission), $5 for members. (The group meets at the front gate.)
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▪ Grow Hemerocallis — known as daylilies — like an expert with tips from Tim Thompson of Three Creek Gardens in McKinney during a meeting of the Grapevine Garden Club, 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S. Main St., Grapevine. Social time begins at 9:30.
▪ Carol Morris will talk about the health benefits of herbs during a meeting of the Arlington Organic Garden Club at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Bob Duncan Center, 2800 S. Center St., Arlington. For more information, contact Bob Ressl at 817-265-0696.
▪ The Preschool Discovery Club meets at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 27. The class, for ages 3-5, will learn about spring flowers. Registration is required; fee is $10 per child/adult, $5 for members. 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth. 817-392-7410; www.fwnaturecenter.org.
▪ The Botanical Research Institute of Texas and the city of Fort Worth are selling 50-gallon Ivy rain barrels to North Texas residents at a reduced price of $72.50 through April 18. They can be purchased online with a credit card at www.rainbarrelprogram.org/britfortworth. Rain barrel pickup is 9 a.m.-noon April 18 in the BRIT parking lot, 1700 University Drive.
▪ Get your gardening questions answered with a call to the Tarrant County Master Gardener Association help desk, 817-884-1944. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
▪ Johnson County Master Gardeners also answer gardening questions and give advice 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays. Call the Johnson County Extension Office at 817-556-6370 and ask to speak to a master gardener.
Mark your calendar …
▪ For an annual glass art sale by the University of Texas at Arlington’s art and art history departments, scheduled 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (or sell-out) on March 28, at the UTA Studio Art Center, 810 S. Davis Road, Arlington.
▪ For a free class about cactus, succulents and agaves at 10:30 a.m. March 28, at Redenta’s Garden, 5111 W. Arkansas Lane, Arlington. 817-451-2149; www.redentas.com
▪ For “Snakes of Texas” presentations, led by the Longhorn Council and the Boy Scouts of America, at 10 and 11 a.m., noon and 1 and 2 p.m. March 28 at the River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington. $5 per person; space is limited. RSVP by calling 817-860-6752, ext. 105. www.riverlegacy.org.
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