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Master Naturalist Training Deadline: Virginia Master Naturalists, Riverine Chapter, based in Ashland, is accepting applications for the 12-week training program through Wednesday. Training takes place Thursday nights beginning Jan. 12. For application and details, www.virginiamasternaturalist.org/riverine.html or (804) 741-9126.

Tree Stewards Training: Learn about tree biology, selection, pruning and more in an 11-week program Jan. 10-March 20, meeting 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Round House, Byrd Park. $75-$100; advance registration requested. www.richmondtreestewards.wordpress.com.

Maymont Wreath Workshops: Experts demonstrate making wreaths from natural materials, with workshop participants crafting a wreath to take home and others to deck the mansion's halls. Sessions are 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon or 6-9 p.m. Wednesday or Thursday at Maymont's Stone Barn, 1700 Hampton St. Register by Monday. $25-$28; materials provided; bring clippers. www.maymont.org or (804) 358-7166, ext. 310.

Quilt Repair Drop In Day: Consult a specialist about damaged quilts, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday at Designer Hand Sewing, 2117 W. Cary St. Free. (804) 304-3345.

Monticello Wreath Workshops: Three-hour workshops guide participants through making a traditional holiday wreath, various times Thursday through Dec. 5, and Dec. 7, 9 and 10 at Jordan Classroom, Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center, Monticello, Albemarle County. $45 (includes materials, bring pruners); registration required. www.monticello.org or (434) 984-9880.

Deck the Halls Workshop: Maymont experts demonstrate techniques to make a boxwood wreath, mixed greens mantel adornment and a door swag, 9-11 a.m. and noon-2 p.m. Saturday at Maymont's Stone Barn, 1700 Hampton St. Register by Friday. $37-$40; materials provided; bring clippers. www.maymont.org or (804) 358-7166, ext. 310.

Lewis Ginter Programs: Increase your gardening know-how with programs at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave.:

 

  • Saturday: "Great Greens — Working with Garden Evergreens for Holiday Decorations," demonstration 10:30-11:45 a.m. Free; no registration required.

     

     

    • Dec. 6: Ginter in the Morning: Seasonal guided garden walk, 10 a.m., $15; free to members.

       

       

      • Dec. 10: "Fairy Houses": Workshop on construction of the whimsical fairy houses made of dried natural materials that accompany the garden's GardenFest train displays, 9 a.m.-noon (adults) or 1:30-4:30 p.m. (adult/child), $45-$56 single adult or adult/child pair.

         

        Registration required for all classes. To register or for course information, visit www.lewisginter.org or call (804) 262-9887, ext. 322.

        Great Holiday Evergreens Sale: Choose from cuttings from the garden's collection of evergreens, pre-made wreaths and other holiday décor items noon-2 p.m. Saturday at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Free; sale benefits the garden's programs. (804) 262-9887, ext. 322.

        Boxwood Wreath Workshop: Learn to craft a traditional boxwood wreath, 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover. $35-$45; registration required. (804) 537-5050.

        Deck Your Halls Marketplace: Chesterfield Historical Society offers Christmas decorations, live green arrangements, wreaths and more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 9-10 at Castlewood, 10201 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield. Sales benefit Chesterfield Historical Society. www.chesterfieldhistory.com or (804) 797-7121.

        Pat Row

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