| Akron Beacon Journal
Master Rain Gardener Late Summer Online Course: Courses continue from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday through Sept. 30. Cost is $50 for residential certification or $75 for professional certification. For more information or to register, go to https://crwp.org/index.php/projects/mrg.
Geauga Soil & Water Conservation Rain Barrel Auction: Local artists have transformed 55-gallon recycled plastic barrels into rain barrels. The decorated barrels will be displayed at the Geauga office and the district’s annual meeting and are available for bidding at http://geaugaswcd.com until Oct. 30. Minimum bids start at $90.
The Greater Akron Orchid Society Virtual Monthly Meeting: Sept. 14. The meeting is free to the public. For more information, go to http://www.thegaos.com. Attendees who wants to have their blooming orchids on display at the virtual meeting can call Dave at 330-307-7189.
Geauga Soil & Water Conservation District Free Online SepticSmart Program: 6-7 p.m. Sept. 17. Geauga Public Health sanitarians Dave Sage and Zach Myers will give a virtual presentation on how a home septic system works, how to maintain a treatment system and what to do when it appears not to be working properly. To register by Sept. 16, go to https://geaugalibrary.libcal.com/event/6934213 or contact the district at 440-834-1122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.