• American Sewing Guild Tallmadge Group, 1 p.m. Thursday, Tallmadge Lutheran Church, 759 East Ave., Tallmadge. Information, email Leesa Hileman at anledream6@gmail.com or go to www.asgakroncanton.org.

• The Basics of Soil, 11 a.m. Feb. 3, Dayton Nurseries, 3459 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Norton. Tom Dayton will discuss pH, nutrients, soil amendments and the soil composition in our area. $8. 330-825-3320 or email info@daytonnursery.com.

• Quail Hollow Herb Society, 2-4 p.m. Feb. 4, Quail Hollow State Park Manor House, 13480 Congress Lake Road, Hartville. Lynn Vogel, Portage County Master Gardener, will discuss phenology (the study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena). Call Pat Kaiser at 330-877-2873.

• American Sewing Guild Fairlawn Group, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6, Resnik Community Learning Center, 65 N. Meadowcroft Drive, Akron. Information, email Connie Bair at cb47@att.net or go to www.asgakroncanton.org.

• Portage County Beekeepers Beginner’s Beekeeping Classes, 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 8-22, at the Portage County Soil and Water Conservations District, 6970 State Route 88, Ravenna. $60. To register, go to http://bit.ly/BeeClass2018.

• Twinsburg Garden Club, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 10285 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg. Denise Ellsworth, director of the Honey Bee and Native Pollinator Education Program at the Ohio State University Wooster. www.twinsburg-garden-club.com.

• The Importance of Honey Bees, 11 a.m. Feb. 10, Dayton Nurseries, 3459 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Norton. Emily Mueller will discuss the value of these pollinators. $8. 330-825-3320 or email info@daytonnursery.com.

Send information on home and garden events to lsherwin@thebeaconjournal.com.