THURSDAY, Jan. 20
The Clatsop County Master Gardener Association meets at 7 p.m. at Clatsop Care Center, 16th Street and Franklin Avenue, Astoria.
MONDAY, Jan. 24
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 www.timberpress.com/essentialcontest
SATURDAY, Jan. 29
The Berry Botanic Garden starts its year of workshops with a session on winter twig identification. The class is 10 a.m. to noon and the fee is $16.50. For information, call (503) 636-4112. The Web site is www.berrybot.org
UPCOMING AND ONGOING
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 www.hortmag.com
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 www.kidsgardening.com 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 www.gardenshow.com 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 www.ygpshow.com Web site.
The Portland Home & Garden Show rolls into the Portland Expo Center Feb. 23-27. For information, see www.oloughlintradeshows.com/ots-shows-hg-pdx.html