Wednesday, Nov. 20• The Sou'Wester Garden Club meets at 10 a.m. to conduct business and progresses to a 10:45 a.m. program titled "Fish Hatchery Operations." Harley Meithe will give a talk and show slides. The gathering takes place at the Seaside Community Center. All gardeners are welcome.

• The Clatsop County Beekeepers Association meets at 7 p.m. at the OSU Extension Service Meeting Room at 2001 Marine Drive in Astoria, second floor.

Thursday, Nov. 21The Clatsop County Master Gardener program graduates its Class of 2002. The dessert event takes place at 7 p.m. in the Port of Astoria meeting room. For more information, call (503) 325-8573.

Ongoing and upcoming• Clatsop Community College offers gardening courses this fall for the ENCORE - Exploring New Concepts of Retirement Education - program. Four classes will be offered on different gardening topics, to be announced, to students ages 50 and above. The cost is $50. For more information, call (503) 338-2506.

• The Clatsop County Master Gardeners work in their Demonstration Garden at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds on the third Saturday of each month. The start time is 10 a.m. - if the work day is rained out, plan to attend the following weekend.

• A class, "Flower Arranging at Christmas," will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 at Clatsop Community College. The session covers wreaths, ornaments and arrangements. For more information, call the college, (503) 325-0910.

• Now's the time to register for the 2003 Master Gardener Class. Class size is limited to the first 30 people to sign up. Sessions start Jan. 8 at Clatsop Community College. Classes take place from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on two Saturdays, through the winter term. The fee is $50, which included publications, the MG Sustainable Gardening Handbook and class materials. To register, or for more information, call (503) 325-8573.


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