Midlands home and garden calendar

August 22, 2013 

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23rd Annual Midlands Master Gardener Symposium: “Gateway to Gardening ...Today for Tomorrow,” 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Columbia Conference Center, 169 Laurelhurst Ave. Cost is $65 for SCMMGA members, $75 for all others. (803) 520-7437; www.scmmga.org

Edgefield’s Farmers, Artists and Craft Market: Local produce, crafts, plants and food items will be available at the market every Saturday through September from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (803) 507-0278

Town of Lexington’s Farmers Market: The market is open Saturdays through Oct. 26 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 206 N. Church St., Lexington. (803) 359-4164; http://www.lexsc.com

First Nazareth Baptist Church Farmers Market: The market is open Saturdays through Nov. 23 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Millwood parking lot across from the church, 2351 Gervais St. (803) 254-6232

“Art in the Garden”: Wingard’s Nursery and Garden Center, 1367 North Lake Drive, Lexington, hosts its eighth annual event at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4. Tickets are $40. Proceeds benefit Lexington Interfaith Community Services. (803) 359-9091; wingards nursery.com/ events

Year-Round Telephone Book Recycling: As the new 2013 phone books are being delivered, Keep the Midlands Beautiful encourages residents to recycle last year’s books. In Lexington and Richland counties and Columbia, take phone books to a drop-off facility and put them in the recycling bin for newspaper. Residents of Columbia, Forest Acres and Lexington County can also recycle phone books in their recycling bins curbside. Richland County will accept them in their recycling roll carts curbside. (803) 733-1139; www.keepthemidlands beautiful.org

Free plant identifications: The A.C. Moore Herbarium at the University of South Carolina provides free plant identifications. Bring your unknown plant by Coker Life Sciences. (803) 777-8196

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