THURSDAY, June 17

The Clatsop County Master Gardener Association meets at 7 p.m. at Clatsop Care Center, Room 215, 16th Street and Grand Avenue, Astoria. Maureen Hosty will talk about creating wildlife habitat in your garden. The public is welcome.

SATURDAY, June 19

• The Clatsop County Master Gardeners hold a free plant clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Raintree Nursery in Seaside.

• Ravenna Gardens, 315 First St., Suite 103 in Lake Oswego, offers an Oswego Westside Open Gardens Tour. Meet at Ravenna Gardens at noon and visit several westside private gardens. For information, call (503) 636-4484 or go online to www.ravennagardens.com

• The Japanese Garden, 611 S.W. Kingston Ave. in Portland, holds an iris Ikebana show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information, call (503) 223-1321.

• Hollyhocks, a Portland garden essentials store at 2707 S.E. Belmont St., holds a Lavender Fest from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Locally grown plants and refreshments will be available, as well as demonstrations in wand and wreath making with the Lilla Lavender Farm. For information, call (503) 872-8672.

SUNDAY, June 20

• The Astoria Sunday Market takes place in downtown Astoria from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Joy Creek Nursery, 20300 N.W. Watson Road in Scappoose, holds a free 1 p.m. class on geraniums. For information, call (503) 543-7474.

ONGOING AND UPCOMING

• Jessica Stall teaches a class on creating plant portraits with your camera from 9 a.m. to noon and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 25 at the Berry Botanic Garden, 11505 S.W. Summerville Ave. Cost is $20-$25. For information, call (503) 636-4112 or e-mail bbg@rdrop.com

• The Lower Columbia Preservation Society offers a virtual sneak peak at the gardens slated for its annual tour July 10. Go to www.lcpsweb.org/events/gardentour2004.htm to learn more about the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with tickets available the day of the tour at 690 17th St., Astoria. Cost is $4 for LCPS members and $8 for nonmembers.

• The Clatsop County Master Gardener hotline gives gardening advice from noon to 3 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Call (503) 325-8573 with your questions. The new Clatsop County Master Gardener Web site is www.geocities.com/clatsopmg

• The Oregon Master Gardener Association holds its annual Gardener Mini-College Aug. 4-7 in Corvallis. You don't need to be a Master Gardener to attend. For information, call the Oregon State University Extension Office in Clatsop County at (503) 325-8573. Register by July 12.

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