EVENTS CALENDAR
Saturday,
February 9, 2019

Chinese New Year
February 5-19, 2019 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR


Chinese New Year at Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of the most popular things to do in Portland. Experience the most joyous two-week celebration for families and individuals with lion dances, glowing lanterns, cultural activities, and more. Plan for the most auspicious visit by purchasing admission tickets ahead of time online and arriving early for your favorite activities. The festivities end with several nights of Lantern Viewing Evenings when the garden is illuminated with colorful lanterns and lively dragon processions. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan for the best visit by purchasing your tickets ahead of time and arriving early for your favorite activities. lansugarden.org

Drip Irrigation – How, What, When, Where, Why, and YOU!*
Saturday, February 9, 2019 • 10:00am-12:00pm
PCC Rock Creek, Portland, OR


With Jennifer Peters, Chair of the PCC Rock Creek Landscape Technology Department and Susan Albright, Master Gardener. Thinking about drip irrigation but not sure where to start? Well, here’s the answer. In this session we’ll cover the following: drip vs. overhead watering; how to convert an existing system from overhead to drip; determining water needs for your site’s size, light conditions, soil and plants; installation options; resources for information and supplies; tour of irrigation system at WCMGA Education Garden at PCC Rock Creek (weather permitting): hands-on activity with take-home sample plus ample time for questions. *Approved for MG education credit. LOCATION: PCC Rock Creek Building 4 Workroom WCMGA Education Garden at PCC Rock Creek 17705 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229. No registration needed, free parking: For weekday WCMGA educational events, use the Events Parking Lot behind Building 9. On Saturdays all campus parking areas available for free.

Red Lantern Family Craft Activity
Saturday-Sunday, February 9-10, 2019 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday-Sunday, February 16-17, 2019 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Monday, February 18, 2019 • 11:00am-1:00pm
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR


Construct your own red lantern in celebration of Chinese New Year — Year of the Pig. Paper lanterns are used in Chinese culture during festivals and times of celebration. The bright red color of these lanterns is especially important in Chinese culture, representing luck and prosperity. This family craft activity will teach you how to create this keepsake that you can carry through the garden during your visit and take home with you to use as decoration.

All needed materials are provided.This activity is included free with Lan Su membership or admission; no registration is required. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan for the best visit by purchasing your tickets ahead of time and arriving early for your favorite activities. lansugarden.org

Kids’ Club: Seeds are Da’ Bomb
Saturday, February 9, 2019 • 11:00am(S)
Saturday, February 16, 2019 • 11:00am(G)
Saturday, February 23, 2019 • 11:00am(V)
Al's Garden & Home, Woodburn, Sherwood, Gresham, Wilsonville(V), OR


www.als-gardencenter.com

Fruit Tree Spraying
Saturday, February 9, 2019 • 11:00am
Tsugawa Nursery, Woodland, WA


Join us for one of our most popular first-of-the-year classes, Dormant Spraying. Jim Chennault will share the proper use of dormant spray for fruit trees and deciduous shrubs in preventing the spread of fungal diseases and controlling harmful insects. Plan on staying to attend our next class, Fruit Tree Pruning at 1:00 p.m. To get the most out of your fruit trees, plan to attend both Fruit Tree Spraying and Fruit Tree Pruning. Free. After the seminar, we will be offering 15% OFF pruning tools and dormant sprays! www.tsugawanursery.com

Valentine Terrarium
Saturday, February 9, 2019 •11:00am-12:00pm
Garland Nursery, Corvallis, OR


A terrarium is a miniature garden grown inside a covered container. The children will get to plant up their very own Valentine themed terrarium which they will take home. They will be taught about the different plants and how to care for them. Fun and informative! Cost: $7.00. www.garlandnursery.com



Portland Chinatown Dragon Parade
Saturday, February 9, 2019 • 11:00am
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR


Celebrate Chinese New Year with the Portland Chinatown History Foundation Dragon Parade! PLEASE NOTE: The parade route leads through the Chinatown neighborhood surrounding the garden. The parade begins on NW Davis & NW 4th Avenue at 11:00am. www.lansu.org

Make a Nesting Ball for Birds!
Saturday • February 9, 2019 • 11:00am
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR


With Portland Nursery’s Tamara Wallace. Make a unique and beautiful present for your neighborhood birds to help them easily find the materials they need to build nests. Pinecone nesting balls, made with natural, found and recycled materials, offer essential supplies that ensure your avian friends can make a warm and cozy refuge to raise the next generation. Class fee: $15. Class size limited to 15. www.portlandnursery.com



Wishing Tree
Tuesday, February 5-Sunday, February 16, 2019 • 12:00pm-2:00pm
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR


Chinese wishing trees, money trees, and hong bao trees are a big part of Chinese New Year festivities. Every year, billions of people around the world gather to toss their red ribbons up into the wishing tree with hope that it will stick and their wish will come true for good fortune in the coming year. Visitors will have an opportunity to toss a wish for prosperity, happiness and longevity into the wishing tree at Lan Su. Your wish (if you're lucky!) will stay in the wishing tree, but you can learn how to make your own wishing ribbons for use at home at this event.
Free with membership or admission. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan for the best visit by purchasing your tickets ahead of time and arriving early for your favorite activities. Event begins at 10:00am on February 5, 9, 10 & 16. lansugarden.org



Folk Art Demonstration
February 5-18, 2019 (Daily, Excluding Thursdays) • 12:00pm-4:00pm
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR


Calligraphy is a high art in Chinese culture. See why the writing of beautiful characters is so revered, and watch as expert calligrapher Zhao Ze Ming creates a colorful painting that builds on this ancient art's techniques. Personalized calligraphy is available for a small cost or simply watch a master at work. Event begins at 10:00am on February 5, 9, 10, 16 & 17. lansugarden.org



School Performance
Saturday-Sunday, February 9-10, 2019 • 12:00pm-12:30pm
Saturday-Sunday, February 16-17, 2019 • 12:00pm-12:30pm
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR


Watch as children from local schools sing and dance! Each performance will take place at Noon on the terrace. lansugarden.org

Fruit Tree Pruning
Saturday, February 9, 2019 • 1:00pm
Tsugawa Nursery, Woodland, WA


Mid-winter, while our fruit trees are dormant, is the best time to give them some much needed TLC. Join us as Jim Chennault advises on fruit tree pruning, teaching different techniques to control growth, remove dead or diseased wood or stimulate the formation of flowers and fruit buds. Arrive early and attend our 11:00 a.m. Fruit Tree Spraying seminar. To get the most out of your fruit trees, plan to attend both Fruit Tree Spraying and Fruit Tree Pruning. Free. After the seminar, we will be offering 15% OFF pruning tools and dormant sprays! www.tsugawanursery.com

 
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