Living & Entertainment

Things to do: Gardening workshops, artists’ reception, fuchsia garden and more

Come out to learn about latest exhibit “Threads” at the WW Seymour Conservatory in Tacoma
Come out to learn about latest exhibit “Threads” at the WW Seymour Conservatory in Tacoma Staff file, 2015


Organic Gardening in the Northwest The Gallucci Learning Garden Veggie COOP is sponsoring class for gardeners who have some experience but want to get a comprehensive educational foundation of organic gardening and learn what works best in our local climate. 5 p.m. Wednesday, Bates Technical College, 1101 S. Yakima Ave, Tacoma. $100. 253-572-2875,

Low Maintenance Landscapes and Plants with Bill Peregrine Reduce labor and enjoying your landscape more by putting the right plant into the right place, grouping plants for their watering needs, reducing fertilizer use, lowering your water bill and take advantage of nature’s free plant food. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Gig Harbor Civic Center, 3510 Grandview St., Gig Harbor. Free. 253-851-6170.

]Riki Thompson, Mixed Media Artist exhibit at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, 401 Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. Artist reception will feature small bites and wine to celebrate. All ages are welcome. 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. Free. 253-274-0225,

The Story of Kantha Embroidery with documentary filmmaker Cathy Stevulak. Stevulak’s film, “Threads”, is inspired the current art installation of artwork from the Hilltop Artists: “Common Threads” glass art installation. 6-7 p.m. Wednesday. WW Seymour Conservatory, 316 G St. South, Tacoma. Free. 253-591-5330,


Fuchsia Display Garden by Tahoma Fuchsia Society. These fuchsias are grown outside, in the ground, all year around. Inside the Rose Garden fence at Point Defiance Park. Open every day. Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. Free. society