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- Tree-lighting festival kicks off holiday season in Machesney Park
- Roscoe Boy Scout Troop’s tree stand at new location
- Tips for selecting safe toys for kids this holiday season
- Prayer service for World AIDS Day Nov. 30
- Food Bank joins national #GivingTuesday movement
- Lee Hamilton: What lies ahead for Congress
- Rockford Public Schools faces $8.8 deficit, board OKs flat tax, HR chief
- Literary Hook: A holiday tradition: ‘This Thanksgiving, Remember’
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‘Horticulture for the Holidays’ at Nicholas Conservatory Dec. 1
University of Illinois Extension presents its annual “Horticulture for the Holidays” at the Nicholas Conservatory Saturday, Dec. 1. The cost to attend is $25 per person, which covers all take-home project materials and instruction.
The event offers participants two hands-on activities, traditional wheat weaving and a folkart painting project, plus a demonstration and keynote from U of I Extension educator Candice Miller about creating long-lasting holiday centerpieces and arrangements using evergreens and other common backyard materials. Learn how to integrate nature’s beauty into your holiday gifts and decorating.
Join U of I Extension at Rockford’s newest horticulture destination, Nicholas Conservatory, for a morning of seasonal demonstrations and creative workshops utilizing natural materials. Event attendees will be able to enter the conservatory for a reduced entrance fee of $5 on the day of the event.
Register online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/jsw or call the Winnebago County Extension office at (815) 986-4357. Register by Nov. 25; space is limited.
Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens is at 1354 N. Second St., Rockford.
From the Nov. 7-13, 2012, issue