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Events for June 25-July 2Posted by The Oregonian June 24, 2009 12:00PMCategories: CalendarThe OregonianEvents are free unless noted.

Fees usually include materials; call to confirm.

All area codes are 503 unless noted.

PICK OF THE WEEK: Like city pavement in August, the topic of water-efficiency is becoming hot.

This Sunday, learn how you can reduce your water consumption in the summer gardening months at Clackamas Community College.Tour the school's 7,000-square-foot demonstration garden, featuring educational materials on its drought-tolerant plants and irrigation techniques, and talk to experts about how to be more sustainable in your landscaping.

Noon-4 p.m.

Clairmont Hall in front of the greenhouses at Clackamas Community College, 19600 S.

Molalla Ave., Oregon City; free; or 723-3511 TOURS SEEDING OUR FUTURE GARDEN TOUR & ART SHOWFeatures six private gardens in Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood.

Master gardeners will teach short classes, and garden guests will include HGNW writer Kym Pokorny.

The art show, representing more than 50 Northwest artists, is at Tigard High School, 9000 S.W.

Durham Road, Tigard.

WHEN: Art show 5-8 p.m.

Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, June 26-27; tour 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday TICKETS: $20 for tour, art show is free; available through tour day at Al's Garden Center, Sherwood; Ferguson's Fragrant Nursery, St.

Paul; Gardener's Choice, Tigard; McCann's Pharmacy, King City; Hughes Water Gardens, Tualatin; and The Garden Corner, Tualatin.

Through Friday, tickets will also be available at Tualatin High School and the Tigard Tualatin Schools Foundation office, 6960 S.W.

Sandburg St., Tigard.

Tickets may be ordered on the Web site but must be picked up at the art show 5-8 p.m.


DETAILS: 431-4024, www.foundation4smartkids.orgBENEFITS: Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools WASHINGTON COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS TOURFeatures seven gardens with an emphasis on sustainable gardening practices and home food growing.

WHEN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, June 27 TICKETS: Free; brochures with garden descriptions and directions available at Farmington Gardens, Dennis' Seven Dees, Backyard Bird Shop, Beaverton; Al's Garden Center, Sherwood; Bethany Nursery, Cornell Farm, Western Sun Nursery, Portland; and at the Web site below.

DETAILS: 821-1150 or (click on "public events")MUSIC IN THE GARDENFive private Northeast Portland gardens, including those of Nancy Goldman, past Hardy Plant Society president, and beekeeper Glen Andresen.

WHEN: 1:30-4 p.m.

Saturday, June 27 TICKETS: $10 in advance, $12 tour day.

Available at Garden Fever, Caffe Destino, Portland Nursery, Beaumont Hardware, Marbott's Greenhouse & Nursery and JazzKats Cafe through tour day.

DETAILS: 282-1839 BENEFITS: Growing With Music FOSTER-POWELL NEIGHBORHOOD GARDEN TOURFeatures a variety of private urban gardens, from those with perennials and flowers to small vegetable gardens.

WHEN: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saturday, June 27 TICKETS: Free; for a list of addresses, e-mail [email protected] or pick one up Friday at Holgate Library or Dennis' Seven Dees Garden Center on Southeast Powell Boulevard.

DETAILS: www.fosterpowell.orgSPONSOR: Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association BEHIND-THE-SCENES GARDEN TOUR Features 10 urban gardens in Northeast Portland and the Eastmoreland neighborhood designed by members of the Association of Northwest Landscape Designers.

WHEN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, June 27 TICKETS: $20; check the Web site below for availability at Cornell Farm, Garden Fever and Portland Nursery Southeast Stark Street through tour day.

DETAILS: www.anld.comBENEFITS: Association of Northwest Landscape Designers scholarship programs at Portland and Clackamas community colleges SANTIAM HERITAGE FOUNDATION'S GARDENS OF DELIGHT TOUR Features eight gardens, including herbaceous borders, water features and a 1920s sunken garden.

WHEN: Noon-5 p.m.

Sunday, June 28 TICKETS: $10; available at Bird & Hat Inn, Jensen-Kreitzer Family Clothing and Stayton/Sublimity Chamber of Commerce.

Available noon-4 p.m.

tour day at Bird & Hat Inn, 717 N.

Third Ave., Stayton.

DETAILS: 769-5863, www.brownhouse.orgBENEFITS: Restoration of the Charles and Martha Brown House and Garden HIDDEN TREASURES SUMMER GARDEN TOUR AND FAIRE Presented by the McMinnville Garden Club, this tour features five gardens in the McMinnville area in styles ranging from traditional to whimsical.

The Garden Faire features 50 vendors with plants, garden accessories and art; one block off Oregon 99W on Cowls Street between Second and Fourth streets.

WHEN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

tour and 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

fair, Sunday, June 28 TICKETS: $10 for tour, Garden Faire is free; available at Incahoots, Kraemer's Garden Center, Roth's Fresh Market, McMinnville; the McMinnville Farmers Market; and the Garden Faire on tour day.

DETAILS: 434-4344, www.mcminnvillegardenclub.orgBENEFITS: Community garden projects PRIVATE ROSE GARDENSFeatures four gardens in Southwest Portland and Vancouver.

Talk with Rosarians and see a variety of companion plantings and hundreds of roses.

Includes lunch and travel in an air-conditioned motor coach.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 18 TICKETS: $35; available at the phone number below DETAILS: 777-4311 SPONSOR: Portland Rose Society BENEFITS: Gold Medal Garden handicap accessibility at International Rose Test Garden EVENTS FRIDAY OREGON COAST GARDENING AND LANDSCAPING EXPO: 2-7 p.m.; continues 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


Seminars, tools, garden art, planters and more.

Newport Middle School, 825 N.E.

Seventh St., Newport; $5 single-day ticket, $8 two-day pass; SATURDAY IVY PULL: 9 a.m.-noon.

Help remove invasive English ivy.

Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 S.W.

Terwilliger Blvd.; or 636-4398 IRIS SHOW: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sponsored by the Greater Portland Iris Society.

Second floor next to Sears.

Lloyd Center, 2201 Lloyd Center; free; OLD HOUSE FAIR: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Resources, demonstrations and advice on old home and period-authentic renovation.

Architectural Heritage Center, 701 S.E.

Grand Ave.; or 231-7264 SIMPLIFY YOUR GARDEN: 10 a.m.

A talk and reading by garden writer Barbara Blossom Ashmun.

Al's Garden Center, 16920 S.W.

Roy Rogers Road, Sherwood; or 726-1162 USE WATER WISELY: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

How to save time, water and money gardening this summer.

Free watering gauge kits and other conservation resources available at the Regional Water Providers Consortium table.

Al's Garden Center, 16920 S.W.

Roy Rogers Road, Sherwood; or 726-1162 ONGOING "OUR ARCHITECTURE" EXHIBIT: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

through Friday, June 26.

To celebrate Oregon's sesquicentennial, the Portland Chapter of the American Institute of Architects presents this retrospective look at significant Oregon architecture in the past 150 years.

Center for Architecture Gallery, 403 N.W.

11th Ave.; or 223-8757 BACKYARD MAKEOVER EXHIBIT: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

weekdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Master gardeners offer advice and gardening activities for all ages.

Visitors can explore "before" and "after" gardens that show a yard's transformation into a wildlife-friendly garden.

Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W.

Canyon Road; free with admission ($6.75-$9.75); or 226-1561 CLASSES & DEMONSTRATIONS SATURDAY GROUND COVER SOLUTIONS: 10-11 a.m.

Dennis' Seven Dees Garden Center, 6025 S.E.

Powell Blvd.; or 777-1421 TRIED AND TRUE PERENNIALS: 10 a.m.

Al's Garden Center, 1220 N.

Pacific Highway, Woodburn; or 981-1245 ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDENING -- FERTILIZERS AND PESTICIDES: 10:30 a.m.

Master gardener-taught class at the Oregon City Farmers Market.

Clackamas County Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City; 655-1822 LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION: 11 a.m.

Registration required.

Smith & Hawken, 26 N.W.

23rd Place; 274-9561 WATER CONSERVATION IN THE GARDEN: 1 p.m.

Save money and resources by using mulch, drip irrigation and drought-tolerant plants.

Registration required.

Portland Nursery, 5050 S.E.

Stark St.; or 231-5050 SUNDAY PEST MANAGEMENT: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Registration required.

Zenger Farm, 11741 S.E.

Foster Road; $25; or 282-4245 BUILDING A RAISED BED: 1 p.m.

Registration required.

Portland Nursery, 5050 S.E.

Stark St.; or 231-5050 COMING BACK TO EARTH WORKSHOP: 1 p.m.

Ground covers.

Registration required.

Joy Creek Nursery, 20300 N.W.

Watson Road, Scappoose; or 543-7474 THURSDAY, JULY 2 BUILD A SOLAR OVEN: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Build and take home your own solar oven and learn to cook with solar energy.

Registration required.

Lents Park, Southeast 92nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard; $37; 760-3000 UPCOMING BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION: Learn how to paint in watercolor with garden illustrator Ren� Eisenbart, formerly of The Oregonian.

Any skill level.

Five-week series will be offered 1:30-4 p.m.

Tuesdays beginning June 30 and 6:30-9 p.m.

Wednesdays beginning July 1.

Registration required; specify Tuesday or Wednesday session.

Oregon Society of Artists, 2185 S.W.

Park Place; $125-$155; 890-9668 or [email protected] Click for PUBLIC GARDENS.Calendar items run on a space-available basis.

Please submit notices at least one month before the event to HGNW Listings Desk, The Oregonian, 1320 S.W.

Broadway, Portland, OR 97201; or by e-mail (send as a plain text file, with HGNW in the subject line) to [email protected]

Except for cancellations and corrections, notices cannot be accepted by phone.

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