Free Paint Saturday
Participating Ace Hardware stores will give customers a free quart of flat enamel interior Clark+Kensington paint+primer in one paint on Saturday. Customers can also enter to win a $1,000 Ace gift card. Customers must present a Free Paint Saturday coupon, available at www.facebook.com/acehardware and acehardware.com/coupon.
‘The Classic Cattleyas’
Chadwick & Sons Orchids owner and author Arthur E. Chadwick will give this lecture, 2 to 4 p.m. at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Chadwick is co-author of “The Classic Cattleyas” and will speak on the plant’s history and growing tips. Chadwick also will bring orchids from his 13 greenhouses. The fee is $15 for members and $18 for nonmembers. Details: www.dsbg.org or 704-825-4490.
Gearing up the organic herb garden
Mills Garden Herb Farm is the place for this workshop, 2 to 5 p.m. at 732 Mills Garden Road, Statesville. Learn about planting seeds and get organic gardening tips and a garden tour. Dig for plants to take home. The class is $30 per person or $50 for two. Dress for gardening, and bring gloves, shovels, bags and boxes for taking home plants. The class also includes a handout with recipes, techniques and medicinal properties of herbs. Herbal treats and tea will be served. Details and to register: 704-873-3361; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.millsgardenherbfarm.com.
Top 10 Flowers for 2013
This horticultural Lunch and Learn program will be from noon to 1 p.m. at Gaston County Citizen’s Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway, Dallas. Learn about garden trends for 2013. The cost is $10, and lunch will be provided. Register by April 5 at 704-922-2112.
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