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Get gardening advice Saturday in Davidson.
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Best bets

“Take a Frog Walk”: June 27 and July 25, 7:30 p.m., at Four Mile Creek Greenway in Piper Glen. HAWK (Habitat and Wildlife Keepers) sponsors a walk in the dark with Observer birding columnist Taylor Piephoff. Wonder what frog is making that sound you’ve heard? Ever see a beaver? Get answers and see trees lit with lightening bugs. Free. Register at hawkncwf@gmail.com to receive details on where and when to meet.

Advice for Summer Gardens: June 27, 8 a.m.-noon, Davidson Farmers Market, 120 S. Main St., Davidson. Get your gardening questions answered by Extension master gardeners. www.mastergardenersmecklenburg.org or 704-336-4011.

“Garden Nights”: July 2, 5-9 p.m., Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Enjoy food, wine and beer, walk the gardens and enjoy a guided tour of the ZimSculpt traveling art exhibit at 7 p.m. Child care available for a fee. Garden admission: $12.95 adults; $11.95 seniors 60 and older; $6.95 children. Details: www.dsbg.org or 704-825-4490.

“Get Crafty with Red, White, & Blue”: July 4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., McDowell Nature Center, 15222 York Road. Children ages 6 and older will take home a summer craft in patriotic colors. (Dress to get messy.) From 3-4 p.m., discover examples of the patriotic nature of the United States and North Carolina through stories, history and interpretation. Free. Register at parkandrec.com or call McDowell Nature Center, 704-588-5224.

Compiled by Mecklenburg Extension master gardener volunteers, www.mastergardenersmecklenburg.org.