SATURDAY, Nov. 13

• The Clatsop County Master Gardener Association holds a Demonstration Garden work day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds in Astoria. For information, call (503) 325-4423 or (503) 325-7429.

• Al's Garden Center opens up its poinsettia growing facility at 2 p.m. for its annual tour. Register for the Willamette Valley area tour at www.als-gardencenter.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17

The Clatsop County Beekeeping Association holds a meeting at 7 p.m. in the Oregon State University Seafood Lab Conference Room, 2001 Marine Drive, Astoria. Call (503) 325-8573 for information.

THURSDAY, Nov. 18

The Clatsop County Master Gardener Association graduates its 2004 class at 7 p.m. at the Clatsop Care Center Fourth Floor Cafeteria. Veteran MG members are asked to bring desserts.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

You might have better garden design as your goal, and Timber Press jumps into the garden contest fray with a plan to help you get there - "The Essential Garden Design Workbook Contest." You can win a trip to the English Gardening School in London, and you have until Jan. 24, 2005 to enter. You do have to buy a copy of Rosemary Alexander's "The Essential Garden Design Workbook" to qualify. To enter the contest, you must send in the postage-paid contest entry card found in the book, and add 50 words telling Timber Press why you want to go to the English Gardening School. The workshop takes place in April 2005. For more information, see the Timber Press Web site, www.timberpress.com, or call (800) 327-5680. By the way, Timber Press invites you to enter its Daily Stumper contest at www.timberpress.com/?s=em

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