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Home and garden happenings -- Week of Jan. 25

January 24, 2014

By Mary Beth Breckenridge, The Akron Beacon Journal

Jan. 24 --Dayton Nurseries in Norton is offering a series of winter seminars on Saturday mornings, starting next weekend. Topics are: -- Feb. 1 : Troubleshooting in the Landscape & Lawn: Preventing Problems Before They Start by Dayton Nurseries' Tom Dayton . -- Feb. 8 : Gardening With Tropical Plants by Cynthia Drukenbrod of Cleveland Botanical Garden . -- Feb. 15 : Sensory Gardening by Michelle Riley of All About You Landscape Design. -- Feb. 22 : The Birds, The Bees & Everything in Between by Carol Zeh , Audubon Society member and volunteer with Metro Parks, Serving Summit County. -- March 1 : The Miniature World of Fairy Gardening by Jill Manda of Manda's Plant Farm . -- March 8 : Sneak Peek -- What's New for 2014? by Dayton Nurseries' Karen Martin and Tom Dayton . Programs start at 11 a.m. Cost is $6 for garden club members and $10 for others. The fee includes a light lunch. Register at 330-825-3320 or . Dayton Nurseries is at 3459 Cleveland-Massillon Road , Norton. Grants available Grants for horticulture-related projects, programs or events are available through the Partner Grant Program of the Master Gardeners of Summit County . Educational, public and other nonprofit organizations in Summit County are invited to apply for grants of up to $1,000 . Projects must be garden or horticulture related and must have an educational element. The grant must be used within 12 months. Application information is at . Click on the Grants link under the Resources tab. The application deadline is Feb. 22 . For information, contact Geoff Kennedy at . Nominations sought Nominations of projects and individuals are being sought for the Architectural Heritage Awards, a program of the Summit County Historical Society and the Preservation Alliance of Greater Akron . The awards honor exemplary examples of historic preservation and individuals who have made a significant, positive impact in the area of preservation. Projects must be in Summit County . Details and a nomination form are at . The nomination deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 14 . Events, programs --Fiber CAFE ( Center for Alternative Fiber Experience ), 10 a.m. to noon today, Peninsula Art Academy , 1600 W. Mill St. Share a project or technique or get advice. 330-657-2248. --NARI Home Improvement Show, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday , I-X Center next to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport . Vendor booths, home-improvement displays, stage presentations, giveaways. Appearances by HGTV's "Kitchen Cousins" at noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. today. $14 , free for those 16 and younger. $4 discount coupons at Northeast Ohio Sherwin-Williams stores; $2 discount coupons at . Parking: $8 . -- Knitty Gritters Knitting Club meeting, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday , Lake Community Branch of Stark County District Library , 11955 Market Ave. N , Lake Township . 330-877-9975. --Warm Up Akron meetings, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday , Mogadore Branch Library , 144 S. Cleveland Ave. Members knit and crochet rectangles that are used to make afghans for needy people in the Akron area, and they'll teach others the skills. 330-699-3252 or . --Sustainability Symposium: Preserve & Protect, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. next Saturday, Cleveland Botanical Garden , 11030 East Blvd. Sessions will focus on preservation efforts in Ohio and offer ideas for participants' own yards. Members $65 , others $80 . Fee includes garden admission, parking, box lunch and refreshments. Registration: 216-721-1600, ext. 100, or . -- Graf Growers programs, 1015 White Pond Drive , Copley Township . Flowering Shrubs for Every Season, 10-11:30 a.m. next Saturday, $12 . Winter Potting Workshop , 1-2:30 p.m. next Saturday. Free, but plants must be purchased from Graf's. Advance registration preferred for both programs, but walk-ins welcome. Mail-in registration forms at . Information: 330-836-2727. --Gardening for Romance: Garden Themes for Valentine's Day , 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. next Saturday, Brunswick Library , 3649 Center Road . Presented by the Medina County Master Gardeners. Information on landscape designs to create romantic settings, history and lore of flowers and chocolate-theme gardens. $10 per person or $15 for any two people who register together. Registration deadline is Monday. Details and mail-in registration form in the Events section of . --Nature's Way Brings Birds to Backyards, 11 a.m. next Saturday, Donzell's Flower & Garden Center, 937 E. Waterloo Road , Akron . Free, but reservations are requested at 330-724-0550, ext. 110. Details in the Events section of . Submit notices of classes, programs and events two weeks in advance to or Home and Garden News , Features Department , Akron Beacon Journal , P.O. Box 640, Akron, OH 44309-0640. Please include name and phone number. All events must be open to the public. Mary Beth Breckenridge can be reached at 330-996-3756 or . You can also become a fan on Facebook at , follow her on Twitter @MBBreckenridge and read her blog at . ___ (c)2014 the Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) Visit the Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) at Distributed by MCT Information Services

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