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Home and garden events around the Charlotte area

Tuesday

Backyard fire pits

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s First Tuesday presentation of 2014 will be Fire Pit Making 101, from noon to 1 p.m., 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. “Break Out the S’mores” will feature Eric Murray and Preston Sadler from Blue Max Materials speaking about fire pit construction and installation. Their session will cover fire pit design, construction and safety. First Tuesday presentations are free with garden admission, which is free for members, $12 for adults; $10 for seniors 60 and older; and $6 for ages 4 to 12. Guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. Details: 704-825-4490; www.dsbg.org.

Garden tour

A free, guided tour of the UNC Charlotte McMillan Greenhouse will begin at 10 a.m., rain or shine, 9201 University City Blvd. No registration necessary. Details: 704-687-0720.

Ongoing

Vendor opportunity

Vendor applications for ground spaces at the ninth annual Cabarrus Master Gardener Volunteer Spring Plant and Herb Festival are now being accepted. The festival will be April 12 at 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord. Cost is $30 per space. Vendors must provide their own tables and tent and be prepared for rain. The annual educational event features more than 85 vendors from several Southern states and more than 100 master gardener volunteers. All proceeds from the sale benefit the Cabarrus Extension Master Gardener Volunteer educational and garden scholarship programs and association projects. For festival details: djgofort@ncsu.edu. For vendor inquires, contact Vickie Julian: vickiejo@ctc.net; 704-578-9071 or 704-455-7847.

Hilary Trenda

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