Homework: Rose-pruning demonstrations; IKEA voting; South Hills Home Show
Learn to prune and care for roses
The Pittsburgh Rose Society will have it spring pruning demonstrations at 1 p.m. April 6 and 13 at Renziehausen Park Arboretum in McKeesport.
Rosarians will conduct hands-on pruning demonstrations as well as answer questions about planting, fertilizing and pest control.
Participants should bring their own pruning tools, gloves and knee pads. The demonstration is free and open to the public and will go on rain or shine.
Food event benefits ravaged communities
“Forces of Nature” is coming to Bakery Square in the East Liberty on April 5. Four teams of event professionals will combine their creative minds to unveil the themes of water, fire, earth and ice in food vignettes designed to entice the senses with sights, sounds, smells and tastes as they transform a third-floor raw space.
The fundraiser will benefit Event Pros Take Action and the Pittsburgh chapter of the International Special Event Society. Tickets are $70; $50 in advance. Event Pros Take Action is a not-for-profit organization of event pros throughout the country who have merged their talents and resources to help communities who have suffered from environmental catastrophe. The International Special Event Society Pittsburgh is a not-for-profit organization for event professionals.
IKEA restarts voting after malfunction
Because of a malfunction in its voting system, IKEA is reopening voting on its Life Improvement Challenge “Click for a Cause” program.
IKEA Pittsburgh is planning to donate $10,000 worth of goods to a charitable project in the Pittsburgh area as part of the program. The nominated finalists are: Washington Hospital Teen Outreach Center, upgrades to the kitchen and learning spaces; Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, makeover of the learning areas; and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, upgrade kitchen equipment and dining spaces for some of its rural Partner Distribution Organizations.
You can vote through April 8 at www.thelifeimprovementproject.com. The winner will be announced on April 10. Voting originally had closed on March 11.
Show offers home, landscape ideas
More than 100 exhibitors will be on hand for the first South Hills Home Show from April 5 to 7 at the Iceoplex at Southpointe near Canonsburg, Washington County. There will be talks and exhibits on home improvements, decorating and landscaping projects.
Hours will be from 4 to 9 p.m. April 5, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 6, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 7.
Admission is free April 5 and $5 on the other two days but free for children younger than 12.
Event features homebuyer services
The 17th-annual Butler County homebuyers events will be from 3 to 8 p.m. April 3 at Coleman Hall, Tanglewood Center in Butler.
The event features exhibits by Realtors, banks, housing agents, mortgage lenders, insurance agencies, housing inspectors and other service providers. There will be workshops on topics such as first-time homebuyer mortgage programs, working with real-estate agents, credit repair, housing construction, home inspections, refinancing and reverse mortgages.
The event is free and open to the public. The center is at the corner of Fairground Hill and Hanson Avenue.
— Staff and wire reports
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