Participating Ace Hardware stores will give customers a free quart of flat enamel interior Clark+Kensington paint+primer on Saturday and on Aug. 10. Customers can choose their color and also enter to win one of 10 $1,000 Ace gift cards and personalized paint color recommendation from Ace design experts. To receive a free quart of paint, present the coupon found at acehardware.com/coupon or www.facebook.com/acehardware.
Wildlife biologist and researcher Susan Campbell will do hands-on hummingbird research from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Part of her ongoing research on health and migration patterns, Campbell will catch, band and release hummingbirds. Garden attendees can observe, get running commentary from Campbell and have questions answered. This event is free withadmission: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors age 60 and older, and $6 for children ages 4 to 12. Details: www.dsbg.org.
“Sustainable Summer Sod”
Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens will host this First Tuesday presentation, noon to 1 p.m., 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont.
Tom Fox of John Deere Landscapes and J.P. Hayes from Buy Sod will discuss selecting the right sod and lawn maintenance, especially for the summer months.
Because the Carolinas are in a transitional climatic zone, cool-season grasses such as fescue are getting harder to grow, and warm-season grasses such as Bermuda and Zoysia are becoming more common.
First Tuesday presentations are free with admission and guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 60-plus and $6 for kids 4-12. Details: www.dsbg.org.
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