November 19, 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
Sunday, November 19, 2017 • 10:00am(W)
Al’s Garden & Home, 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.

Beginning Indoor Bonsai
Sunday, November 19, 2017 • 11:00am-1:00pm
Garland Nursery, Corvallis, OR

Create and go home with your own indoor bonsai. Fee: $50 (Includes plant, pot and soil) Instructor: Theo Bennett. Website:

The Magic of Paperwhites
Sunday, November 19, 2017 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark), Portland, OR

With Portland Nursery Staff. Forcing paperwhites is an easy way to add life and fragrance to your home around the holidays! These lovely flowers can be rustic or elegant, depending how you deploy them. Bring your 6” diameter watertight vessel (or come early and buy one) and we will pot up some bulbs to grow through the winter in your home. Think wide mouth glass jars and/or bowls, glass or ceramic. Three bulbs will be provided and they fit in a vessel with a 6” diameter. Bring in more than one container if diameters are smaller. $10 materials fee. Class limited to 10.

Plan Ahead for Vegetable Seed Starting
Sunday, November 19, 2017 • 1:00pm-2:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Marc Scheidecker. Do you need to grow the hottest pepper? The newest tomato variety? The largest cabbage? The best way to get the vegetable varieties you want is to grow them yourself from seed. How much space will it take? Do you need more than just a sunny window? This class will cover what is needed and includes a supply checklist to take home. Starting now will give you time to spread the costs over several months. Whether your garden is big or small, a seed starting set up is a great asset.

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