SATURDAY, Jan. 29

• The Berry Botanic Garden in Portland starts its year of excellent workshops with a session on winter twig identification from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $16.50.

• Al's Garden Center, 1220 N. Pacific Highwayr in Woodburn, offers a hands-on, free fruit tree pruning workshop at 11 a.m. Bring your pruners and loppers and dress for the weather. For information, call (503) 981-1245.

SUNDAY, Jan. 30

Horticulture Magazine invites 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

THURSDAY, Feb. 3

The Berry Botanic Garden offers a session on "Pruning for Health and Beauty" Thursday and Saturday. This is a two-part (theory on Thursday, hands-on practicum on Saturday) introduction to the whys, whens and hows of pruning, and the selection, use and care of tools. For information, call (503) 636-4112.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

• 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 more information, please see www.oloughlintradeshows.com/ots-shows-hg-pdx.html

• The Master Gardener Program Endowment creates an annual stream of program funds to benefit the entire state. For more information about the endowment, contact the OSU Foundation, (800) 354-7281 or go online to www.osufoundation.org

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