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Friday, Lunch 'n' Learn--Cost $5 Friday, October 27, from 12 Noon until 1 p.m. at the AgriLife Extension Office, 1st floor Edd B. Keyes Building, 113 W. Beauregard, San Angelo Texas. Allison Watkins, Agrilife County Extension Horticulturist, will talk about "Plants for the Concho Valley". Planting native or adapted plants in your garden and landscape require less water and still add color to your home.
Green Thumb Gardener Mini Seminar--Thursday, October 26---9 a.m. until noon. Station 618 Senior Center meeting room. 618 S. Chadbourne (next to the railroad tracks) San Angelo. Ron Knight, Master Gardener, will be the presenter. Ron will talk about rainwater harvesting. You will learn how to set up a system and which size is best for your garden. He will also talk about the Texas Star plants. These are plants that have been tried and determined to be the best for our area. They are drought tolerant and make great additions to your landscape and garden. As a special treat, we will caravan to Ron's home and view his extensive rainwater harvesting system and his beautiful drought tolerant landscaping. The cost is $25 for individuals, $45 for couples, $20 for PPC members and Master Gardeners. Youth ages 10+ are invited but must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is requested to assure materials 325-656-3104. Refreshments will be served and door prizes given away.
4th Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-in and Pumpkin Festival--Thursday, November 2 from 6-8 p.m. The festival will be held at the Southside Recreation Center, 2750 Ben Ficklin Rd., San Angelo. The pumpkin weigh-in has expanded to include a pumpkin pie contest, activities for kids, pumpkin flavored refreshments and door prizes. The pumpkin and pumpkin pie registration starts at 6 p.m. Entries are $10 each. The judging will be at 6:30 p.m. The Pumpkin Festival is open to the public and free to attend. To pre-register your pumpkin or pumpkin pie, call 325-656-3104.
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in July 2009.