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May 19

Growing Natives * The Washington County Master Gardener Association is hosting a class about growing native plants at its Learning Gardens at the Jenkins Estate in Aloha. 10 a.m.

May 24

Green Cleaning * Head to the Forest Grove City Library to learn about how everyday cleaning products impact health, budget and the environment. AmeriCorps Waste Reduction Specialist with Washington County Caitlin Ahearn will teach participants how to look for non-toxic cleaning alternatives and make their own. 6:30 p.m. Free. Everyone goes home with a recipe booklet and bottle of spray cleaner.

May 25

Film Screening * There will be a free screening and discussion of “This Changes Everything,” a film about climate change. 6 to 8 p.m. Washington Street Conference Center of the Hillsboro Park and Ride, 225 S. First Ave., Hillsboro. Free.

June 3

Salmonberry Meeting * The Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency will meet at the Banks Fire District, 13430 N.W. Main St. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The discussion will center on fundraising, rail banking and establishing committees.

June 4

Garden Class * OSU Master Gardener and Forest Grove resident Jerry Anderson and four more Master Gardeners with experience in physical therapy, horticultural therapy and vocational rehab will teach a Gardening Made Easier class. 1 to 3 p.m. Forest Grove Senior & Community Center, 2037 Douglas St.

June 5

Garden Tour * The Friends of Historic Forest Grove is hosting its annual garden tour. Noon to 4 p.m. Start at the Old Train Station at the corner of 19th Avenue and Main Street. $12 pre-sale. $15 day-of. $12 for seniors. $7 FHFG members. Children free. Purchase online at www.fhfg.org or at Corner Antiques and Collectibles, the Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce, Linda’s Re-Creations, or Starkey’s Corner Farm and Garden. Explore backyard beauty and discover “Homegrown Gardens and Handmade Quilts.” Some of the best-kept secrets nestled in the city will feature beautiful handmade quilts.

June 7

Sustainable Landscapes * Join the Washington County Master Gardener Association for its monthly meeting, This month’s guest speaker is Robin Akers, who will talk about sustainable landscaping and low-care plants. First Baptist Church, 5755 S.W. Erickson Ave. in Beaverton. 7:15 p.m.

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