Prairie Garden
Sep 17, 5:30pm Thu. Learn which prairie plants will make great additions to your garden. Hosted by University of Illinois Sangamon-Menard Extension. Free. 782-4617. University of Illinois Extension Sangamon-Menard Unit, 2501 N. Eighth St., Illinois State Fairgrounds, Bldg #30, Springfield.

Bird Feeder Wash
Sep 19, 10am-1pm Sat. Springfield Audubon Society members make your feeders clean and healthy for birds and more attractive for bird watchers. $5 per feeder. 544-2473. Wild Birds Unlimited, 1930 S. MacArthur Blvd., 789-6468.



Fall Bird Hikes
Sep 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17 8am Sat. Spot migrating birds during hikes led by Kevin Veara. Free to birders of all skill level. lincolnmemorialgarden.org. Lincoln Memorial Garden, 2301 E. Lake Shore Dr., 529-1111.

Enos Park Home Tour
Sep 19, 1-5pm Sat. Self-guided tour of historic homes in Springfield’s oldest neighborhood. Wine and cheese reception held 4-7pm at the Enos Park Sculpture Garden. $10. epnia.com. Edwards Place, Springfield Art Association 700 N. Fourth St., 523-2631.

Fall Bird Fair
Sep 20, 9am-4pm Sun. Birds, bird toys, cages, food, husbandry table, meet and greet table, more. Hosted by Illini Bird Fanciers Inc. $3 adults, kids free with paid adult. illinibirdfanciers.com. Illinois Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Invasive Plant Control Workshop
Sep 23, 6:30-8:30pm Wed. Learn the basics of invasive plant species management from species identification to proper application methods, safe and effective herbicide use and more. Free. lincolnmemorialgarden.org. Lincoln Memorial Garden, 2301 E. Lake Shore Dr., 529-1111.


Illinois Herb Association Annual HerbFest
Sep 26, 8:30am Sat. Speakers and vendors. Membership available. $40-45. Preregistration, specialtygrowers.org/illinois-herb-association.html. 309-557-2107. Allerton Park, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello, 333-3287.

Custom Tool Fabrication Workshop
Sep 27, 1-4pm Sun. Farmers and gardeners learn how to make their own tools such as hand weeders and other farming, gardening implements. Workshop led by former bike mechanic Clay Yapp and hosted by The Land Connection. $45. thelandconnection.org/tlc-store/customtool. 840-2128. Sola Gratia Farm, 2200 South Philo Road., Urbana, 367-1189.

Fall Festival
Oct 3, 8am-5pm Sat. Education about plants, childrens’ entertainment, petting zoo, more. Free. GreenView Nursery, 3000 W. Jefferson, 787-4700.

Capital Area Woodworkers Club Meeting
Oct 5, 6:30pm Mon. Scheduled program: The Making of a Windsor Chair at the Windsor Institute by Michael Mitchell. Dinner/social hour at 5:30pm. Visitors welcome. Free. cawspi.org. 553-0097. MCL Cafeteria, 2151 Wabash Ave., 787-8706.

Preparing Roses for the Winter
Oct 15, 5:30pm Thu. 30-minute presentation followed by Q&A session. Hosted by University of Illinois Sangamon-Menard Extension. Free. 782-4617. University of Illinois Extension Sangamon-Menard Unit, 2501 N. Eighth St., Illinois State Fairgrounds, Bldg #30.


CWLP Smart Solutions Workshop
Oct 21, 5:30pm Wed. Free. To preregister, contact the CWLP Energy Services Office at 789-2070. Carnegie Room North, Lincoln Library, 326 S. Seventh St., 753-4900.

Home Decor Seminar
Nov 12, 6:30-7:30pm Thu. From trees and mantels to table and shelving, learn about the latest decor trends. Tips, treats, register to win great prizes. Presented by SCHEELS Home Decor & Gift Lodge Experts. Free. Preregister, scheels.com/events. Scheels, 3801 S. MacArthur Blvd., 726-6330.

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