November 18, 2017

Art in the Garden - Mirrors of the Mind: The Noh Masks of Ohtsuki Kokun
Thru December 3, 2017 • Garden Hours
Japanese Garden, Portland, OR

Included with Garden Admission. Thirty hand-carved Noh masks by Ohtsuki Kokun and a selection of elegant brocade costumes from the traditional silk looms of Orinasu-kan in Kyoto bring the elusive world of Noh drama to Portland in the exhibition Mirrors of the Mind: The Noh Masks of Ohtsuki Kokun. The exhibition is highlighted by performances by Noh actor Kawamura Haruhisa, who has been designated an Intangible Cultural Asset, during the opening days of the exhibition. A demonstration of Noh mask carving will be presented by Mr. Ohtsuki, who will also be present for exhibition’s opening days. This aristocratic form of theater art is vastly different from the exuberant peoples’ art form of Kabuki.

Holiday Mini-sessions with Crystal Genes Photography
Saturday, November 18, 2017 • 10:00am(G)
Sunday, November 19, 2017 • 10:00am(W)
Al’s Garden & Home, Gresham, Woodburn, OR

Once again, Crystal Genes Photography has partnered up with Al's Garden & Home to bring you quick and easy holiday mini-sessions! We will have a custom designed holiday set, just for this event! Session includes a 10 minute photo shoot and 1 full sized digital image of your choice; with printing rights. Holiday cards will be available. Additional images can be ordered after the session. 2 Adults/5 people max please. 2 back-to-back sessions must be purchased for more than 5 people.

Kid’s Club Birdseed Wreath
Saturday, November 18, 2017 • 11:00am(G)
Saturday, November 25, 2017 • 11:00am(V)
Al’s Garden & Home, Gresham, Wilsonville, OR

As the weather turns colder outside, it is important to remember our feathered friends. We will use grapevine wreaths as our base and cover them with shortening and birdseed for a delightful treat. Learn more about our Pacific Northwest birds and what they need to survive the winter. Cost: $7.50. Registration required.

Bonsai Class: Styles, Shapes & Forms
Saturday, November 18, 2017 • 11:00am
Tsugawa Nursery, Woodland, WA

This month, we will focus on bonsai styles, shapes and forms. People are welcome to bring trees they have questions about or are working on, as always. Join us and learn about this fun, relaxing and artistic hobby. All levels are invited. We look forward to seeing you! A fee for materials may be added once topic is determined. Call us for more information.

Bonsai Care for Fall and Winter
Saturday, November 18, 2017 • 11:00am-12:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Lucy Davenport of Bonsai Akira. Join this class to further develop your skills by learning seasonal care of both indoor and outdoor bonsai. Although this class focuses on intermediate skills, all levels of bonsai enthusiasts are welcome in this hands-on class! In this class Lucy will do a follow-up from her last class and discuss proper fall and winter care. Feel free to bring in your own plants to work on. Class limited to 12.

Favorite Veggie Side Dishes for the Holidays
Saturday, November 18, 2017 • 11:00am-12:00pm
Blooming Junction, Cornelius, OR

Farmer Justin shares our favorite recipes with samples provided. Green beans, sweet potatoes—what veggies do you like? You can take home plenty of fresh produce to get you started wowing your family! Pre-registration required. Class Fee: $10.

Basic Macrame Plant Hanger
Saturday, November 18, 2017 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark), Portland, OR

With Katie Davis of Portland Nursery. With a couple of simple knots and some jute twine, you can make a decorative hanger to get your plant off the valuable table space, out of the reach of mischievous puppies and kittens, and into the light of the window. Throwback to the seventies? We don’t care, it works, and it’s fun to do. Participants will come away with the skills and written pattern to finish a hanger for a standard 6” or 8” pot. $5 materials fee. Class limited to 10.

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