Midlands home and garden calendar

January 30, 2014 

Woodrow Wilson Family Home Reopening Party: “Party Like a President,” 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Woodrow Wilson Family Home, 1705 Hampton St. The Historic Columbia Foundation will celebrate the reopening of the home with a party fit for a president. Attendees are encouraged to wear flapper fringe, top hats and tails. Tickets are $100 for foundation members and $125 for the general public. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; reservations@historiccolumbia.org

Orchids on the Riverbanks Festival: Feb. 7-9 at Riverbanks Botanical Garden, 500 Wildlife Pkwy. See hundreds of blooming orchids and get expert growing advice. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Feb. 7, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 8 and 9. Entry is free with paid admission. Presented by Riverbanks Botanical Garden, the S.C. Orchid Society and Ikebana International Chapter 182. (803) 779-8717; www.riverbanks.org

The Farmer’s Shed: A panel discussion for those interested in learning how to raise chickens, 11 a.m. Feb. 8 at The Farmer’s Shed, 2514 Augusta Hwy., Lexington. Register by calling (803) 996-9122.

Garden Council Fundraiser: Feb. 13 at the Garden Council Building, Maxcy Gregg Park, 1605 Park Circle. Doors open at 10 a.m.; lunch at noon. Gift baskets, baked goods, door prizes and silent auction. Cost is $17. Accepting paid reservations only; no walk-ins. Mail to: Doris Kahn, 3811 Kilbourne Road, Columbia, SC 29205. (803) 787-7217

Richland County Master Gardener Presentations: “Spring Bulbs,” 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Eastover Library, 608 Main St., Eastover, (803) 353-8584; “Square Foot Gardening,” 7 p.m. Feb. 20, Sandhills Library, 1 Summit Pkwy., (803) 699-9230; “Shade Gardening,” 10 a.m. Feb. 28, Cooper Library, 5317 N. Trenholm Road, (803) 787-3462.

Greater Columbia Rose Society Pruning Workshop: Annual rose pruning workshop, 9 a.m. Feb. 22 in the rose garden in front of Palmetto Health Richland, 5 Richland Medical Park Drive. Free and open to the public. Rain date is March 8. (803) 609-0566; rosepruner@aol.com

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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