The Clatsop County Beekeepers Association meets at 7 p.m. at the Oregon State University Extension Service, 2001 Marine Drive, Astoria. For information, call (503) 325-8573.


The Clatsop County Master Gardener Association meets at 7 p.m. at Clatsop Care Center, 16th Street and Franklin Avenue, Astoria.


• Timber Press offers a chance to win a trip to London. Jan. 24 is the deadline for all entries to the Essential Garden Design Workbook Contest. For complete contest rules, visit

• The Berry Botanic Garden starts its year of excellent workshops with a session on winter twig identification, held Jan. 29 in Portland. The class is 10 a.m. to noon and the fee is $16.50. For information, call (503) 636-4112. The Web site is

• Horticulture Magazine has invited garden makers and plant collectors to Portland Jan. 30 for a symposium on their personal approaches to developing residential gardens that soothe the spirit and reawaken the pleasure of being in the garden. For information, go to

• The Remember Me Rose School Garden Awards commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001. This new award, sponsored by Messenger, Edmunds' Roses and "Remember Me" Rose Gardens, will help 20 schools establish rose gardens. The application deadline is Jan. 31. An application is available online at, or by writing National Gardening Association, 1100 Dorset St., South Burlington, VT 05403. For information, call (888) 538-7476.

• The Northwest Flower & Garden Show takes place in Seattle Feb. 9-13 at the Washington State Convention Center. For information, go online to or call (800) 229-6311.

• The Yard, Garden and Patio Show opens Feb. 18 in Portland and runs through Feb. 20 at the Oregon Convention Center. For information, go to the Web site.


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