Midlands home and garden calendar, March 12-18

DOLLAR SUNDAYS, ROBERT MILLS HOUSE AND GARDENS: Take a tour of historic house museums 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Purchase tickets at the Museum Shop, 1616 Blanding St. (803) 252-1770, Ext. 24, or email

W. GORDON BELSER ARBORETUM: Monthly open house will be held 1-4 p.m. Sunday, 4080 Bloomwood Road. (803) 777-3934

LASAGNA GARDENING: 6 p.m. Thursday at the Richland Library Eastover branch, 608 Main St. Learn how to add a no-dig, no-till organic garden with the least effort. A Richland County Master Gardeners Association presentation. (803) 353-8584

RENOVATION RODEO TOUR: 6 p.m. Thursday in the Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood. Historic Columbia’s Palladium Society series offers tours of homes that have been refurbished and renovated while staying true to the roots and history of the shite. $5; Palladium Society members, free. Includes light hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine. Advance registration is required; location details will be sent to registrants before event. Reserve your spot at or by calling (803) 252-7743, ext. 15

PRUNING: 10 a.m. Friday at the Cooper Branch of the Richland Library, 5317 N. Trenholm Road. Richland County Master Gardeners will show you the correct techniques, tools and appropriate time to prune shrubs, roses and other woody plants in your landscape. (803) 787-3462

CAROLINA CLASSIC HOME & GARDEN SHOW: Friday through Sunday at the State Fairgrounds, Rosewood Drive and Assembly Street. More than 250 construction, home improvement and outdoor products exhibitors. Friday is Seniors Day, free admission for age 62 and older (there will be a special Senior Expo with special exhibits and education sessions, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.); don’t forget the Wine Walk at the Home & Garden Show from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (separate tickets required, $20) The show will also feature free educational seminars by exhibitors (who will be giving away more than $10,000 in prizes and discounts). Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6; age 14 and younger, free; military discount with ID. Parking is $2 (through gate 6 off George Rogers Boulevard). (803) 256-6238;

HERBS IN CONTAINERS: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Richland Northeast Branch of the Richland Library, 7490 Parklane Road. Learn how to grow these delightful plants in containers from your windowsill or patio. Richland County Master Gardeners will teach you how and when to plant herbs, as well as ways to use them in your everyday life. (803) 736-6575

BUTTERFLY GARDENING: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the South Congaree-Pine Ridge branch of the Lexington County Library, 200 Sunset Drive, West Columbia. Richland County Master Gardeners will show you the right plants to attract butterflies to your garden. (803) 785-3050

SPRING IN FULL BLOOM: Ikebana exhibition, demonstration and tea, noon-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Garden Club Council Building, 1605 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Emiko Nishiwaki Suzuki, professor at Ikenobo School of Hendersonville, N.C., will give a demonstration at 1 p.m.; tea will be served at 2 p.m. Presented by Ikebana International Chapter 182. (803) 738-0240

S.C. WILDLIFE FEDERATION: Registration is now open for the 2015 Midlands Master Naturalist course. The course consists of 12 classes, meeting generally from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays, March 20 through June 5. For more information and to register, visit

HANDS-ON WINDOW RESTORATION WORKSHOP: 9 a.m.-noon March 21 at the DeBruhl-Marshall House, and Thompson Cottage. Historic Columbia, Shenandoah Restorations Inc. and the Committee for the Restoration and Beautification of the Randolph Cemetery are sponsoring the workshop led by historic preservation professionals. The first part of the workshop will be a an instructional discussion at the DeBruhl-Marshall House, 1401 Laurel St. Then participants will move to the Thompson Cottage for refreshments and the hands-on portion of the day, learning how to restore a historic window sash. $15; students and Historic Columbia members, $10. Space is limited so registration is recommended. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23;

USC A.C. MOORE HERBARIUM: The A.C. Moore Herbarium at the University of South Carolina offers free plant identifications. Weeds, houseplants, blooming flowers, trees, shrubs and more. (803) 777-8196;

Soda City Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the 1500 block of Main Street.