THURSDAY, April 15

• The Clatsop County Master Gardeners meet at 7 p.m. at Clatsop Care Center, 16th Street and Grand Avenue, Room 215.

• The Spring Plant Expo and Sale at the Puyallup Fairgrounds takes place from 3 to 10 p.m., continuing 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup, Wash. For information, call (253) 541-5045 or go to www.thefair.com

SATURDAY, April 17

• The annual Clatsop County Master Gardeners' Spring Garden Seminar takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds and Expo Center.

• The Berry Botanic Garden holds its Spring Plant Sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Montgomery Park in Portland. The emphasis will be on unusual perennials, hardy trees and shrubs and a wide selection of Pacific Northwest natives.

• Ravenna Gardens, 315 First St. Suite 103 in Lake Oswego, offers a free class on topiary design at 1 p.m. For information, call (503) 636-4484 or go online to www.ravennagardens.com

• Ferguson's Fragrant Nursery, 21763 French Prairie Road N.E. in St. Paul, holds a free class on Victorian moss basket planting at 2 p.m. For information, call (503) 633-4585 or go online to www.fragrantnursery.com

• The Woodenville Spring Garden Fair is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodmoor Elementary, 12225 N.E. 160th, Bothell, Wash. For information, call (425) 487-4102.

SUNDAY, April 18

• Joy Creek Nursery, 20300 N.W. Watson Road in Scappoose, holds a 1 p.m. free workshop, "Just for Beginners," the rock bottom basics for everyone who wants to get a running start on the season. For information, call (503) 543-7474.

TUESDAY, April 20

• Through today, the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm holds its Tulip Fest from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. To check on blooms and get directions, go to the farm's Web site, www.woodenshoe.com. For information, call (800) 711-2006.

• The Oregon Fuchsia Society holds an auction from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Tabor Heights United Methodist Church, 6161 S.E. Stark, Portland. Fuchsia starts, mature plants and baskets will be available. Free admission.

WEDNESDAY, April 21

The Clatsop County Beekeeper's Association meets at 7 p.m. at the Oregon State University Lab Conference Room, 2001 Marine Drive, Astoria. The public is welcome.

ONGOING AND UPCOMING

• Clatsop Community College offers "Lavender - from Soil to Sachets" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24. Cost is $39. "Perennial Gardening" is 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, May 5, 12 and 19. The fee is $42. For information, call (503) 325-0910 or go online to www.clatsopcc.edu

• Radio station KMUN seeks donations of plants and gardening goodies for its annual plant sale, to be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 8 in the parking lot of the Oregon State University Seafood Lab, 2001 Marine Drive, Astoria. For information or to donate for the sale, call Liz Howard, (503) 325-7198.

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