The Clatsop County Beekeepers Association meets at 7 p.m. in the Oregon State University Seafood Lab Conference Room, 2001 Marine Drive, Astoria.


The Clatsop County Master Gardener Association meets at 7 p.m. at the Clatsop Care Center Cafeteria, Fourth Floor, 16th and Franklin streets.


The Clatsop County Master Gardeners hold a plant clinic, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Lyle's Garden Center, 725 Ave. J, Seaside.

SUNDAY, May 22

Joy Creek Nursery, 20300 N.W. Watson Road in Scappoose, offers a free 1 p.m. class on creating "on and on bloom" with nursery owner Maurice Horn. This is the first of a multi-part series on great plant choices and their care. Part two takes place July 24. Plan on attending both sessions to evaluate plants with staying power. For information, call (503) 543-7474 or go to


• The Sou'Wester Garden Club presents a flower arranging class Saturday, June 18 at the Bob Chisholm Community Center, 1225 Ave. A in Seaside. The fee is $5. Prize-winning flower arrangers and judges Joan Gamble, Sue Holman and Mary Rogness will teach and demonstrate methods of flower arranging for the Sou'Wester's upcoming flower show Aug. 20-21. For information or to reserve a spot in the class, call Sue Alstadt at (503) 738-5874 or Nancy Berry at (503) 738-6297.

• July 9 marks the date for the Lower Columbia Preservation Society's fifth annual Garden Tour and raffle. The event takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features town and country gardens. The cost is $5 for LCPS members and $10 for nonmembers. Tickets are available at the Astoria Sunday Market June 26 and July 3 or the day of the tour. For information, call (503) 325-3981.