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Plant sales

* Tri-Village Garden Club of Bartlett, Hanover Park and Streamwood annual plant sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Banbury Fair at 211 W Railroad Ave, in downtown Bartlett.


* Crystal Lake Home & Garden Show, March 17-18, Holiday Inn Conference Center, 800 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Free admission; free parking. Visit

* North Shore Home & Garden Show, March 24-25, Westin North Shore Hotel and Event Center, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Free admission; free parking. Visit

* Fox Valley/Naperville Home & Garden Show, April 7-8, Players Sports & Event Center, 1740 Quincy Ave., Naperville. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Free admission; free parking. Visit

* Western DuPage County Home Improvement Expo, April 21-22, Odeum Expo Center, 1033 N. Villa Ave., Villa Park. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Free admission; free parking. Visit; call (630) 468-2237.

* Lake County Home & Garden Show, April 28-29, Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 Peterson Road, Grayslake. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Free admission; free parking. Visit

Expos and fairs

* Garden Resource Fair, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, Carol Stream Public Library, 616 Hiawatha Drive. Sponsored by DuPage Organic Garden Club and Carol Stream Public Library. Local gardening expert, speaker and author Shawna Coronado will present "Secret 101 Organic Garden Hacks That Will BLOW YOUR MIND!" from 2 to 3 p.m. The fair will include representatives from University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners, Saving Monarchs, Wild Ones, SCARCE and others. No charge.


* Geneva Garden Club: $2,000 scholarship to a qualified student who intends to pursue an education in horticulture, landscaping, environmental sustainability or a closely related field. A qualified applicant must be a resident of Geneva (ZIP code 60134) who is a graduating high school senior or current college student, intending to pursue his/her education in the above mentioned fields. Those pursuing a Master Gardener certificate can also apply. Applications due Friday, March 30. Visit for complete information.

* Roselle Park District Garden Club: $500 scholarship to a graduating senior pursuing an environmentally related field. Application packet due by March 15. For details, visit or email

Garden clubs

* Arlington Heights Garden Club: 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26. "An Evening with Rachel Carson," presented by the garden club and Arlington Heights Memorial Library at the library, 500 N. Dunton Ave. Biologist and author Rachel Carson warned the world of the potentially dire environmental impact of chemical pesticides in her best-selling 1962 book, "Silent Spring." In this new living-history program, set in 1963, award-winning actress and historian Leslie Goddard portrays Carson. Leslie Goddard has been presenting history lectures and performing first-person programs in the Chicago area for more than 10 years. Registration is required at Call Jim at (847) 322-8207 or visit

* Bloomingdale Garden Club: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. "Love of Hummingbirds," presented by Nancy Carroll, Master Gardener and landscape and garden designer, at St. Paul Church, 118 First St., Bloomingdale. Carroll will discuss how to identify the various species of hummingbirds, what to plant in your garden to attract them and what types of feeders are best to use. She will also bring hummingbird feeders to sell at the meeting. Visit or email

* Des Plaines Garden Club: 11 a.m. Thursday, March 8. "Spring Ephemerals," presented by Ed Max of Max's Greener Places, at Frisbie Senior Center, 52 E. Northwest Hwy., Des Plaines. Visit * Garden Club of Inverness: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 15. "Container Gardening," presented by Master Gardener Colleen Graudins, at All Saints Lutheran Church, 630 S. Quentin Road, Palatine. Guests are welcome. Learn about the best containers, soil and plant material to use for the best results. For information, visit

* Gardeners of Central Lake County: 7 p.m. Monday, March 12. "Gardening Myths and Misinformation: Barriers to Good Gardening," presented by Sharon Yiesla, at CrossLife Evangelical Free Church, 431 W. Austin Ave., Libertyville. Guests welcome. The club's annual plant sale is set for May 12 at the Crawford Warming House, 817 W. Lake St., Libertyville. Visit, call (847) 722-2186 or email Cindy Julian at

* Geneva Garden Club: 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 6. "Why Gardeners Should Become Part of the Food Swap Movement," at the Stephen D. Persinger Center, 3507 Kaneville Road, Geneva. Spring Luncheon Extravaganza will be Tuesday, April 24, at Eagle Brook Country Club in Geneva. Luncheon includes raffles, silent auction, fashion show and a floral demonstration by John Windisch. Tickets are $35 and must be purchased by April 14. If you are interested in joining the club, visit or

* Illinois Dunesland Garden Club: 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 13. "Potato Gardening," at Zion-Benton Public Library, 2400 Gabriel Ave., Zion. Open to public; no charge. For information, call Fran at (847) 249-0482.

* Itasca Garden Club: noon, Tuesday, Feb. 27. "Low-Maintenance Gardening," presented by Carol Cichorski, at the Itasca Park District building, 350 E. Irving Park Road. For information, email

* Tri-Village Garden Club: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. "Milkweed for Monarchs," DVD presented by Kay MacNeil at Poplar Creek Public Library, 1405 S. Park Ave., Streamwood. This program will show types of milkweed, plants butterflies use for food, caterpillars splitting, butterflies emerging and how to raise and release caterpillars. Join the garden club; 2018 dues are $20 for an individual and $35 for a couple. Call Wally Groble at (630) 497-1958 or Sandy Swenson at (630) 837-0281 or visit

* Winfield Area Gardeners: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. "Animal Resistance Gardening," presented by Mel Zaloudek, at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 501 Summit Drive, Winfield. Visit

Flea markets, antique shows

* Grayslake Antique Market, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. Admission is $7. Free parking. Visit Only licensed service dogs allowed on fairgrounds.

* Wheaton Antique Vintage Flea Market, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 W. Manchester Road, Wheaton. Admission is $5. Early buyers $10 for admission from 6-8 a.m. Visit Food served all day.

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Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Date:Feb 25, 2018
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