Midlands home and garden calendar

February 6, 2014 

Lake Murray Tree Seedling Giveaway: As part of the shoreline enhancement project for Lake Murray, SCE&G will give away tree seedlings from 2-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at the SCE&G Environmental Building, 6248 Bush River Road (on the north side of the dam). Seedlings will be distributed in bundles of 10 and 15 trees and are free for lake residents. Planting instructions will be provided. (803) 217-9221

Woodrow Wilson Family Home Reopening Party: “Party Like a President,” 7 p.m. Friday 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: Friday through Sunday at Riverbanks Botanical Garden, 500 Wildlife Pkwy. See hundreds of blooming orchids and get expert growing advice. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 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

Mid-Carolina Camellia Society Flower Show: 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the State Farmer’s Market, Phillips Market Center, 3483 Charleston Hwy., West Columbia. Admission is free. Camellia experts will be on-site. See 1,500 blooms from Florida to Virginia. Participants can also become a member of the American Camellia Society. www.camelliasc.org

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

Edgefield Camellia Club Tea: 3-5 p.m. Feb. 13 at Magnolia Dale, 320 Norris St., Edgefield. Sandwiches, sweets, punch and tea will be available. Camellia experts will be on-site to discuss the plant. Open to the public. Admission is free. (803) 637-3975

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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