Midlands home and garden calendar

November 14, 2013 

LIFE HDY-HOME-ENV-POINSETTIAS 1 AK

ED SUBA JR. — MCT

Dollar Sundays, Robert Mills House and Gardens: Take a tour of historic house museums 1-5 p.m. third Sunday of each month. Purchase tickets at the Museum Shop, 1616 Blanding St. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24, or email aposner@historiccolumbia.org.

W. Gordon Belser Arboretum: Monthly open house will be held 1-4 p.m. Sunday, 4080 Bloomwood Road. (803) 777-3934

Richland County Master Gardener Association Presentations: “Holiday Plant Care,” 7 tonight, Richland Library, Sandhills Branch, 1 Summit Pkwy., (803) 699-9230; 2 p.m. Saturday, Richland Library Eastover Branch, 608 Main St., Eastover, (803) 353-8584. Learn how to extend the life of your holiday greenery and indoor plants, and how to use them in decorating.

ICRC Art & Garden Workshops: “Herb Garden,” 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday; “Succulent Wreath,” 9:30-11 a.m. Dec. 4, Seven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Lane. Open to age 12 and older. Cost per session is $20 for Irmo or Chapin residents and $21 for all others. Register in advance. (803) 772-3336; www.icrc.net

Santa’s Little Helpers: Saturday-Dec. 20 at the Carriage House at the Robert Mills House and Gardens, 1616 Blanding St. Cost is $6 per child (ages 3-8). Enjoy the holiday season with the Historic Columbia Foundation. Children can make crafts, play games, listen to stories and have their picture taken with a Victorian Santa. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served. (803) 252-7742

Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop: 8:45 a.m.-noon Monday at the Cayce City Hall Municipal Complex, 1800 12th St. Representatives from Cayce and Lexington County stormwater departments will provide information about stormwater runoff, water pollution and rainwater harvesting, after which Lexington County Stormwater Consortium members will assist participants with building their own rain barrels. (803) 796-9020, ext. 3064; (803) 785-8201

Soda City Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the 1500 block of Main Street. www.sodacitysc.com

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