The Learning Curve: October in the Garden & North State Calendar of Gardening Events

My 14 year-old who is learning French for the first time and this last week she learned the colors and subsequently I re-learned French colors. Not dissimilarly, in the course of co-developing an exhibit on mushrooms and fungi of Northern California with colleague John Whittlesey, I have acquired some of the language of the world of mushrooms and mycology, and in so doing my father, a hobbyist mushroom forager in his early adulthood on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains, has enjoyed re-learning some of this vocabulary as well.

What does this have to do with gardening in Northern California in October? Just this: in all seasons of life, location and the year, we naturally learn the many languages of the worlds in which we immerse ourselves – the spoken language, body language, the languages of the heart, the language of flowers, the mysteries of soil and mushrooms. We learn some things naturally, some things the hard way, we have our own learning styles, which we inevitably learn through trial and error. From bird song to spider webs to plant families to Autumn constellations shining brightly in early evenings and late-dark mornings – we are surrounded by languages worth learning.

If we’re lucky, we never stop learning and/or re-learning and the learning curve will never be less steep than it is right now, so what are you waiting for? The old saying you learn something new everyday comes to mind here, or in some cases, you relearn something as though it were new everyday. Which is just as good – maybe even better.

For me, at least when I’m in the right mood, this infinite possibility provides everyday with an element of hopeful anticipation. Something to look forward to. October in the garden is one of those times of exquisite, shifting beauty and offering that I look forward to. There’s always a lot to learn. Immerse yourself.

October continues the late summer impulse towards planting and planning. October brings olive curing and pumpkin, gourd and pomegranate harvests. With the first cold nights, apples and persimmons are sweetening up nicely. In pomegranates, look for the first small splits on your fruits and try to get them down before the rains. Continue succession plantings of fall and winter seeds and starts. The snap peas, radishes, carrots, beets, mustard, lettuces, bok choy and kale are up in the beds I had ready, I will plant the remainder in the coming weeks with succession plantings of these and add a few more. Putting in sweet pea seeds now to sprout and set down roots will provide you with the most abundant lovely and fragrant blooms clambering up stakes and trellises come spring. Garlic and onions as well as ornamental bulbs throughout the garden are ready to be put in anytime now as well, as are the roots/tubers of perennial artichokes and horseradish. For those beds or areas you are not ready or planning to plant, consider a soil-building cover crop like fava beans or clover which you can turn under as green compost when you are ready to plant there again?

As the rains come and the leaves begin to fall, good hygiene in the garden will save you time and trouble. Clean up and discard the leaves of any diseased plants. Collect healthy leaves and mulch areas in need of such, you can pull from these areas to round out your home compost through the winter and next spring.

SEPTEMBER


The calendar of gardening events is full of learning and opportunities for re-learning as well. The On-line Calendar of North State Gardening Events at jewellgarden.com adds events throughout the month. I do my very best to keep the calendar up-to-date and accurate, please confirm all events with the event host. If you have an event you would like listed, or if you are aware of a mistake on the calendar, please send all pertinent information to: Jennifer@jewellgarden.com. Thanks!

Sept 28 – Chico: Mt. Lassen Chapter of the California Native Plant Society FIELD TRIP: YAHI TRAIL UPPER BIDWELL PARK, CHICO 9 am Meet Meet in Upper Bidwell Park at Parking Lot L (Diversion Dam) at 9 am. Wear sturdy shoes, bring a lunch, water, insect repellant, and sun protection. Hike the scenic Yahi Trail in a majestic canyon with spectacular vistas. We will follow Big Chico Creek where it flows through a diverse selection of scenic natural features. We expect to see and identify a variety of plants and trees and learn about the biology, history and geology of the area. The trail transects grassy rock fields, open oak savanna, slopes and canyon walls covered with trees and shrubs. The trail crosses through shady and moist riparian woodlands in side drainages. Elevation at trail’s end is about 800 feet. We will walk about 2 1⁄2 miles one way or as far as time permits. The first mile of the trail is narrow, has an uneven surface and must be negotiated with care. Leaders: Gerry Ingco, 530-893-5123, Wes Dempsey, 530-342-2293. For more information see website at mountlassen.cnps.org

Sept 28 – Redding: Shasta Chapter CNPS FIELD TRIP Camden House—Mill Creek Trail 9 am Meet at Redding City Hall’s south parking lot on Parkview Avenue.This will be a level, three-mile walk on trails along riparian areas of Willow Creek, Clear Creek, and Mill Creek near the Camden House in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Walk leader David Ledger will identify native plants and lichens along the trails and explain how water, sunlight, and temperature can determine vegetation in an area. A plant list will be given to participants. Meet at Redding City Hall’s south parking lot on Parkview Avenue at 9 AM. No dogs, please. For more information, call David at 355-8542.

Sept 28 – Redding: McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at Turtle Bay: 7th annual Fall Plant Sale 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fall is the best time to plant most hardy perennial plants & shrubs in our area. Our fall sale focuses on hardy perennial plants including California natives, grasses, many unusual flowering plants, evergreen ground-covers and shrubs. Free gardening advice will be available throughout the day from Arboretum and Botanical Gardens staff and volunteers. Free admission to the Gardens all day. Member Pre-sale, 9 – 11 a.m. Public Sale, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sale includes a 20% discount for the public, and a 30% discount for Turtle Bay members! Meet at West Garden Entrance. Take N. Market Street, turn on Arboretum Drive. Take the right fork. Parking lot and entrance are on the left.

Sept 28 – Redding: McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at Turtle Bay: Walk with Horticultural Manager Lisa Endicott 10:30 am. Bring your notebooks and camera! We’ll make our way through the Gardens with frequent stops for discussions about (what else?) plants! Free with Park or Garden admission. Meet at West Garden Entrance. Take N. Market Street, turn on Arboretum Drive. Take the right fork. Parking lot and entrance are on the left.

Sept 28 – Chico: Magnolia Gift & Garden FALL VEGGIE GARDENING WORKSHOP 10:30 – 11:30 Hosted by Trish and Mike P It’s an exciting transition time for the garden and we will be demonstrating and sharing about what to plant and all the things to help to have a plentiful and successful fall garden. Magnolia Gift & Garden 1367 East Ave Chico, Ca 95926 http://magnoliagardening.com/events/fall-veggie-garden-workshop/

Sept 28 – Paradise: Paradise Garden Club KIDS GROWING STRONG LEADER WORKSHOP Paradise Garden Club Inc supports the Kids Growing Strong program! This year we’re hosting a Kids Growing Strong Leader Training Workshop on Saturday, September 28th, in Paradise, sponsored by our own Buttes District. The workshop goes from 10:00 a.m. to about 3:00 p.m. at Annie’s Country Café, 5522 Skyway in Paradise. The $15 fee covers training materials and lunch. Become a Certified Kids Growing Strong Leader at this workshop for only $15 more! (You must pass a background check, covered by the additional cost.) Download a printable mail-in registration form here. Our mailing address: P.O. Box 1246, Paradise CA 95967. Please make checks payable to PGCI. Go to the Kids Growing Strong website to register using a credit card here. (Click the green “for Leaders” tab at the top of the page.) While you’re there, do take a minute to explore this official website for much more information on the program and the benefits it offers children, their parents, AND their schools! Late-Breaking News: A few leader-training scholarships are now available! For more information contact Donna Beronda at (530) 877-2432. For more info: http://www.paradisegardenclub.org

Sept 29 – Davis: UC Davis Arboretum Butterfly Ecology Talk & Tour 11 am-12:30 pm, UC Davis Arboretum Wyatt Deck, UC Davis. Join naturalist Steve Daubert and explore the ecological relationship between the flowering plants and the Lepidoptera, and learn how the Arboretum functions as a butterfly preserve. All ages are welcome. The event is free; parking is free and available in Visitor Parking Lot 5 on Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. For more information and directions, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit http://arboretum75th.ucdavis.edu/butterfly-ecology-talk-tour.

OCTOBER

Oct 2- Chico: Mt. Lassen Chapter of the California Native Plant Society regular Monthly Meeting & Program by Josie Crawford, CNPS statewide Education Program Director on the CNPS Native Plant School Curriculum 7:30 pm Chico Butte County Library. Teachers, Parents, Students, Members, Botanists come see all of the wonderful things that our CNPS Education Program can offer you for whatever ideas you may have on education focused on native plants. CNPS statewide Education Program Director, Josie Crawford, will present a program, showcasing the tools and activities we have and are developing for chapters education committees, teachers, and naturalists to teach, engage, and support students of all ages as well as parents and the curious public. For more information see website at mountlassen.cnps.org

Oct 5 – Redding: McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at Turtle Bay: Charlie Rabbit and His Friends 10:30 am. Join us the first Saturday of every month for an interactive program in the Gardens (or Greenhouse when it rains) for children, their siblings, parents and Grandparents. Join Charlie, our adorable jack rabbit puppet, in various gardening activities. Wear your favorite gardening clothes! Presented by Dennis and Sherrill Bambauer. Free with park admission! Meet at the Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Office (1135 Arboretum Drive next to Nursery Greenhouse)

Oct 5 – Davis: UC Davis Arboretum UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale MEMBERS ONLY: 9 a.m.-11 a.m.: PUBLIC SALE: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery (on Garrod Drive, across from Vet Med), UC Davis campus. “The New Front Yard”—that’s the focus for the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum plant sale fundraisers this fall. At this sale customers will find plants suitable for replacing their lawns or refreshing their landscapes. Attractive, low-water, easy-care California native plants, as well as a large selection of Arboretum All-Stars and other regionally-appropriate plants, will once again line the aisles of the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery. Plan to arrive early for the best selection! For more information, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/plant_sales_and_nursery.aspx. Members save 10% off their purchases and get early entry to this sale from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Become a new member at the sale to receive 10% off your purchases AND an additional $10-off coupon! Find out more about becoming a member here: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/join_the_friends.aspx

Oct 9 – Davis: UC Davis Arboretum Walk with Warren: West End Gardens 11 am-1 pm, UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis campus. Join Warren Roberts, the Superintendent Emeritus of the Arboretum and famous storyteller and punster for an always engaging noontime exploration of the UC Davis Arboretum’s west end gardens. The event is free; limited free one hour parking is available along Garrod Drive near the Gazebo or in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55 where parking can be paid by meter or by purchase of an $8 daily pass. For more information and directions, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit http://arboretum75th.ucdavis.edu/walk-with-warren-west-end-gardens.

Oct 11 – Redding: Shasta Chapter CNPS Fall Plant Sale Preparation Work Party 2 to 4 PM. Come help weed, set up, organize, and label plants for the sale on Saturday. This is a work party; plants will be available for sale to members at the pre-sale starting at 4 PM. Meet at the Shasta College greenhouses. Members-Only Pre-Sale. 4 to 6 PM at the Shasta College greenhouses. CNPS members have an opportunity to buy plants before the sale opens to the public on Saturday! Plant sales are open to current CNPS members only, but memberships will be sold. Call Jay & Terri Thesken at 221-0906 for information or directions, or to volunteer.

Oct 11 – Anderson: Anderson Valley Garden Club Monthly Meeting 12 noon – 1 pm, public welcome. Anderson Valley Garden Club meets the 2nd friday of each month at the Anderson City Hall Community Room unless otherwise stated. Meeting begins at noon. For more information call Nancy: 530-365-2014. Fri Jul 12, 2013 12pm – 1pm Anderson City Hall Community Room

Oct 12 – Redding: Pilgrim Congregational Church 7th ANNUAL PLANT EXCHANGE 9 – 11, at Pilgrim Congregational Church, UCC located at 2850 Foothill Blvd., (near Manzanita School) – off Eureka Way at Almond Ave. Have extra/unwanted plants that are too good to toss in the green waste container, but they don’t know how else they might be used? Come to the 7th Annual Plant Exchange! Bring plants – take new ones. OR, just bring or just take! Annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, fruit trees, berries, succulents, grasses, herbs, ground covers and house plants. Have a good time ‘talking garden’. For more information: Pilgrim Congregational Church, 530-243-3121 or http://tinyurl.com/p-lant-exch

Oct 12 – Redding: Shasta Chapter CNPS FAll PLANT SALE 8 am – 2 pm. Shasta College Horticultural Area. For more info: www.shastacnps.org

Oct 12 – Redding Shasta Rose Society 28th annual rose show Wyntour Gardens in Redding. Halloween Theme. Open for entries from 6:30 am until 9:30 am. Show available for viewing throughout the day. Join us! For more information on attending or submitting roses: Shasta Rose Society: President, Robert Parker: bobsanpark@gmail.com

Oct 12 – Redding: McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at Turtle Bay: The Magic is in the Soil 10 am – 12 noon. Come learn from Ken Waranius, owner of Redding Compost Tea, about the chemical, physical, and biological properties of soil. Find out all you need to know for making bad soil good, and good soil great! Turtle Bay’s McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery – 1100 Arboretum Drive.

Oct 12 – Davis: UC Davis Arboretum Guided Tour: Celebrate Oaktober! 11 a.m., UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis campus. It’s acorn time in the oak grove again. Explore the Shields Oak Grove in autumn to see signs of how these massive trees prepare for winter. The event is free; parking is free along Garrod Drive near the Gazebo or in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55. For more information and directions, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx.

Oct 12 – Chico: Cultivating Community North Valley Workshop: Fall Harvest Field Day 1 – 5 pm. Price for Income-Eligible participants: Free. Income-Ineligible participants may sign up for the waiting list: If there is space we will contact you within one week of event. Cost will be $10. Paid day of event at sign-in table. Organic Vegetable Project CSU Farm 311 Nicholas C. Shouten Lane, Chico OVP will be open to visitors for tours, workshops, cooking demonstrations, and vegetable tastings. Activities for kids will include pumpkin carving and a scavenger hunt. If you enjoy vegetables, want to learn more about them or just want to get out to the farm, please join us. Contact Lee at 530-636-2525 for more information. Agenda: 1-5: field tours and scavenger hunts 1:30-2:15: Overview of variety trials with Kelsey Lewis 2:15-3:00: Vegetable harvesting workshop with Kyle Riddle 3:00-3:45 Vegetable nutrition and cooking demonstration 4:15-4:45 Carved pumpkin judging Pumpkins will be available for sale! $1 for small $2 for mid-sized $3 for large Address: CSU Farm 311 Nicholas C. Schouten Lane Chico, CA Map and Directions For more info: http://cultivatingcommunitynv.org

Oct 13 – Chico: Mt. Lassen Chapter of the California Native Plant Society FIELD TRIP: Big Springs & Yellow Creek In Humbug Valley – Lassen National Forest. 8:30 am meet at Chico Park & Ride west lot (Hwys 32/99). Leaders: Gerry Ingco, phone (530) 893-5123 and Wes Dempsey, phone (530) 342-2239. PARK, CHICO For more information see website at mountlassen.cnps.org

Oct 13 – Chico: Chico Seed Lending Library, Chico Permaculture Guild & GRUB Education present the 4th Annual Fall Community Seed Swap 2 – 6 pm Chico Grange Hall: 2775 Nord Ave. Chico, CA. What is Provided: Seed Swap ‘Potluck’ Style. Speaker Presentations. Seed Saving Education. Seeds & Plants for Sale. Community Non-Profits. Local Food & Drinks. Seed Ball Making Table. Seed Threshing Area. Tickets for Handmade Quilt Drawing (a fundraiser for Chico Seed Lending Library) ~ you do not need seeds to attend ~ What to Bring: Seeds, bulbs, plants, cuttings and more to exchange. Used envelopes/containers and pens/pencils ~ please label your seeds or plants ~ For More Information: Sherri Scott (GRUB Education Program) 342-3376. sherri@grubchico.org OR Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper (Chico Permaculture Guild) 828-6390. modcpg@gmail.com. Sponsored by: GRUB Education Program, Chico Permaculture Guild, Chico Seed Lending Library (CSLL) & Chico Grange Hall This event is in Solidarity with the Fortnight of Action for Seed Freedom 2013!! SEED = FOOD = LIFE

Oct 14 – Paradise: Paradise Garden Club Regular Member Meeting & Horticulture/Gardening Program Where: Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway, Paradise When: 12:30 PM Program: Begins 1:00 PM. Speaker: TBD Topic: TBD General Membership Meeting follows program. Plant Sale, Benefit Drawing, Refreshments. For more info: http://www.paradisegardenclub.org

Oct 16 – Chico: Chico Horticultural Society Regular Member Meeting 9:30 am. Refreshments and socializing 9:30 – 10 am, Program 10 – 11 am. Business meeting: 11:15 – 12 noon. Please join us for our monthly meetings and programs to learn more about home gardening and horticulture in Chico, Butte County and beyond. More information, call or email Chico Hort President Carol J: ajcarol@aol.com or 530-345-4824.

Oct 16 – Fair Oaks: Fair Oaks Horticulture Center and Sacramento Master Gardeners OPEN GARDEN 10 – 1 pm. Learn about growing cover crops and how they can enrich your garden soil. Get tips for protecting sensitive plants from frost damage. Discover UC and Master Gardener resources that are available to you to help prevent and treat garden pests. For more information: http://ucanr.org/sites/sacmg/Fair_Oaks_Horticulture_Center/Workshop_Schedule/

Oct 17 – Redding: Shasta Chapter CNPS Regular Monthly Meeting & Program: Wayne Steffes Photographs of Trinity Alps 7 – 9 pm. Shasta College Health Science & University Programs building, downtown Redding, 1400 Market Street, Community Room 8220 (Southwest corner of Market & Tehama Streets). Chapter business followed by Join us for a photo presentation by long-time CNPS member and photographer Wayne Steffes. Wayne will show us his many excellent photos of the Trinity Alps, including plants, wildflowers, and other natural features of this wonderful wilderness so close to Redding. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend Chapter Meeting. Meet at 7 PM at the Shasta College Health Science & University Programs building in downtown Redding, 1400 Market Street, Community Room 8220 (clock tower building at the north end of the Market Street Promenade; enter on south side of building). For more info: www.shastacnps.org

Oct 19 – FULL MOON

Oct 19 – Redding: Shasta Chapter CNPS FIELD TRIP Salt Creek We will be using CNPS member David Fritchle’s extensive plant list to view native plants in fall colors along lower Salt Creek. This may be the last year to view Salt Creek before most of the shrubs and trees on the south side of Salt Creek are clear-cut for fire safety reasons for homes that will be built in a controversial subdivision on the steep slopes above the creek. This is a fairly easy, one-way walk on uneven terrain. Meet at Redding City Hall’s south parking lot on Parkview Avenue at 9 AM. No dogs, please. For more information, call David Ledger at 355-8542.

Oct 19 – Chico: Butte Rose Society 19th ANNUAL ROSE SHOW: A Festival of Roses! Chico at Our Divine Savior Church Social Hall 566 East Lassen. Entries will be accepted from 6:30 – 10:00 am the morning of the show, and the show will be open to the public from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Entry is free and open to the public for both shows. For more info: http://www.butte-rosesociety.org

Oct 19 – Dairyville/Los Molinas: Dairyville Orchard Festival 10 am – 4 pm. Lassen View School – Los Molinas. The event is a celebration of our local harvest season, allowing our residents an opportunity to share our beautiful area and produce with all who attend. One of the many highlights of the festival is the Dairyville Orchard Festival Marketplace (you can’t miss the huge tent in the middle!) where festival attendees can taste and buy California’s finest and freshest Walnuts, Almonds, dried Plums, Pecans and Pistachios. You can also sample wonderful seasoned nuts, and more. For more info: http://www.dairyvillefestival.org

Oct 19 – Chico: Plant Barn and Gifts WORKSHOP: FALL Container Gardening 11 am. The Plant Barn 406 Entler Chico CA 95928 345-3121. www.the plantbarn.com

Oct 19 – Redding: McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at Turtle Bay: Ornamental Grasses 10 am – 12 pm. With their variety of form, size, and texture, ornamental grasses have earned their place in the garden. Join Turtle Bay Horticulture Manager Lisa Endicott for this informative class covering grasses, rushes, sedges, and restios, followed by a tour of the 50+ species growing in the Gardens and offered for sale in the Nursery. Free for Turtle Bay Members and volunteers, nonmembers $3 Meet at the Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Office (1135 Arboretum Drive next to Nursery Greenhouse) Take N. Market Street, turn on Arboretum Drive. Take the right fork. Nursery on immediate left.

Oct 19 – Redding: McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at Turtle Bay: Earth Science Saturday 11 am – 3 pm. Join us as we celebrate Earth Science Week with a fun, hands-on program that shows off the diversity of fossils, gems, and minerals found in the north state. Guests will get a chance to uncover fossils in our dig box, identify different rocks and minerals, and talk to local hobbyists. See Lassen National Park’s exciting volcano demonstration and meet amateur paleontologist, Mike Higley, as he shows off an incredible collection of fossils found in the local area. Fossil display will be up until 3 p.m. Sunday. Free with Park admission

Oct 19 – Davis: UC Davis Arboretum Guided Tour: Natives as the New Front Yard! 10:00 a.m., Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center, UC Davis campus. California native plants are a great choice for the “new front yard” that features low-water, easy-care plantings. Tour the Mary Wattis Brown Garden of Native Plants, then shop for plants at the Arboretum plant sale on October 20. Free parking is available in the Gateway District Parking Structure on Old Davis Road across from the Mondavi Center. For more information and directions, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx.

Oct 20 – Davis: UC Davis Arboretum Fall Plant Sale PUBLIC SALE: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery (on Garrod Drive, across from Vet Med), UC Davis campus. “The New Front Yard”—that’s the focus for the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum plant sale fundraisers this fall. At this sale customers will find plants suitable for replacing their lawns or refreshing their landscapes. Attractive, low-water, easy-care California native plants, as well as a large selection of Arboretum All-Stars and other regionally-appropriate plants, will once again line the aisles of the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery. Plan to arrive early for the best selection! For more information, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx. Members save 10% off their purchases. Become a new member at the sales to receive 10% off your purchases AND an additional $10-off coupon! Find out more about becoming a member.

Oct 21 – Cottonwood: Cottonwood Garden Club Regular Member Meeting 10 – 12 pm. Cottonwood Community Center, 20595 Gas Point Road (behind the little league fields). The meetings are educational and social with a potluck following meetings. Different speakers teach a variety of topics from scarecrow making to attracting birds into your garden. Call 530-347-3852 for more information.

Oct 26 – Redding: McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at Turtle Bay: Walk with Horticultural Manager Lisa Endicott 10:30 am. Bring your notebooks and camera! We’ll make our way through the Gardens with frequent stops for discussions about (what else?) plants! Free with Park or Garden admission. Meet at West Garden Entrance. Take N. Market Street, turn on Arboretum Drive. Take the right fork. Parking lot and entrance are on the left.

Oct 26 & 27 – Chico: Chico Fall Home & Garden Show 10 am – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. Most of our regional plant and horticulture societies will have displays and demonstrations. Chico Horticultural Society will host its annual Standard Flower Show, the theme for which is “In an English Garden”. Stop by for awe-inspiring floral and horticulture displays. Peruse the fall plant sale just in time for the best planting time of the year. For more info: http://chicohomeshow.com

Oct 27 – Chico: Mt. Lassen Chapter of the California Native Plant Society FIELD TRIP: Maidu Medicine Walk 9:00 AM. Upper Bidwell Park, Chico. Meet at Middle Bidwell Park – Horseshoe Lake – Parking Lot “E”. Leader: Wes Dempsey, phone (530) 342-2239.

Oct 29 – Chico: Butte Rose Society Regular Monthly Meeting and Program 7 pm Public Welcome! At the Chico Veterans Memorial Hall on 554 Rio Lindo Ave in Chico, California. Find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Butte-Rose-Society/189382585776 Or contact us by US Mail at: Butte Rose Society, P. O. Box 8888, Chico, CA 95927For more info: http://www.butte-rosesociety.org

Oct 30 – Chico: Gateway Science Museum MWOW Lecture Series: “A Garden of Mushrooms” presented by Debbie Viess of Bay Area Mycological Society 7:30 – 8:30 pm Public Welcome! $3 suggested donation. Gateway Science Museum 625 Esplanade Ave (next to Bidwell Mansion) Free Parking at meters or otherwise along peripheral streets. Paid in Museum lot until 10 pm. For more info: www.gatewayscience.org

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