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Shorelines class open to public

Learn about landslide warning signs, natural beach processes, coastal geology and other shoreline issues at a class offered by Washington State University Extension on Feb. 15 at the Squaxin Island Tribal Museum.

The course, which is open to the public, is accredited for all real estate professionals, including appraisers, for 7.5 clock hours. It will include a field trip.

Registration fee is $120 for those seeking clock hours, and $80 for the general public.

For more information, call Karen Janowitz at 360-786-5445, ext. 7918, or e-mail janowitz@wsu.edu.

Garden clubs travel to Seattle show

The Black Hills District of Garden Clubs is organizing its annual one-day bus trip to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle.

The bus will leave South Sound Center in Lacey near Sears at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 14. It should arrive back in Lacey by 5 p.m.

To reserve your space and a ticket to the show, send a check for $42 per person (payable to the Black Hills District) to Debby Minton, 7515 Shorewood Ct. S.E., Olympia, WA 98503. Please include the names of guests on your check.

The deadline is Feb. 5. For more information, call Minton at 360-456-1635 or e-mail inktvis@aol.com.

Fruit society hosts speaker at event

Dr. Roger Eichman will demonstrate grafting and use of the Montrose Apricot during the next South Sound Fruit Society meeting, 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Barn Nursery, 9510 Old Highway 99 S.E., Olympia.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 360-480-5383.

Learn DIY skills at free workshops

The Home Depot offers a variety of free classes to help do-it-yourselfers. Here's what's on tap:

n Tiling your bathroom floors and walls, 10 a.m. today

n Maximize your closet space, 1 p.m. Sunday

n Do-It-Herself - freshen up your style: rediscover, revive and reveal, 7 p.m. Monday

For more information on the classes, call 800-430-3376 or see www.homedepot.com.

Yelm nursery offers classes today

Gordon's Garden Center, 308 Yelm Ave. E., Yelm, will offer the following classes to help get gardeners warmed up.

n Pansy wreaths and wall pockets, 10 to 11 a.m. today

n Veggie garden seed starting, 1 to 2 p.m. today

For more information on the classes, call 360-458-2481.