For more information, call the phone number or use the e-mail address provided. To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send e-mail to email@example.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.” Please submit items at least 10 days before publication.
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA HOSTA CLUB, 7 p.m. Thursday at Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Topic is “Hostas’ best companions.” Business meeting and snacks following. Visitors welcome.
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oklahoma County Cooperative Extension Service, 930 N Portland. Visitors welcome.
OKLAHOMA ORGANIC GARDENING ASSOCIATION, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, OSU Agriculture Resource Center, 400 N Portland. Speaker is George Kuepper from The Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Topic is sweet potatoes and biochar at The Kerr Center. Free and open to the public. Call 755-2139.
FALL VEGETABLE GARDENING DEMONSTRATION sponsored by the Cleveland County Master Gardener Association, 10 a.m. Saturday at the demonstration and teaching garden, southwest corner of the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 601 E Robinson, Norman. Demonstration begins in Room C. Learn about growing fall crops such as broccoli, cauliflower, greens, beans, lettuce and other cool season vegetables. Call 321-4774.
INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE SERIES: Watering Basics by Ray Ridlen, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Crystal Bridge second-floor conference room, Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno. Learn some simple tips for knowing when and how much to water. Cost is $5 members; $7 nonmembers. Call 297-3995 or register online at myriadgardens.org.
CLEVELAND COUNTY MASTER GARDENER TRAINING CLASSES, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, Aug. 15 through Nov. 14, Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 601 E Robinson, Norman. The Cleveland County Extension office is accepting registration for the 2014 Master Gardener Training program. Cost is $100 per person, which supplies each student with a soil test, several detailed educational manuals, as well as research-based information provided by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. Classes are open to anyone with a genuine interest in horticulture, with a high school degree or equivalent. Topics include botany, vegetable gardening, disease and insect control, trees, shrubs, fruit, water quality, propagation, soil science, lawn care and more. Visit oces.okstate.edu/cleveland/horticulture or call 321-4774.
OKLAHOMA COUNCIL OF NATIONALLY ACCREDITED FLOWER SHOW JUDGES SYMPOSIUM, Wednesday and Thursday, Hilton Garden Inn, 135 NW 2, Lawton. Wednesday’s topics are “Zillion of Zinnias” and “Ring Around the Rose.” Thursday’s topic is “Tables Type I, Exhibition Type II.” Instructors are Judith Newman of Menomonee Falls, Wis., and Fran Wittgardner, Castle Rock, Colo. Call 319-750-1779 to register.
OKLAHOMA GARDEN CLUBS STATE CONVENTION, “Black Gold and Red Earth, Déjà Vu,” Tuesday, Hilton Garden Inn, 135 NW 2, Lawton. Call 580-280-2100.