Home and Garden Notes: Friendship garden and homes on tour

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Eight houses and a community garden will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22 for the 18th annual Friendship House Tour.

With the theme "In a Friendship House," the self-guided tour will feature porch cafes, music, shuttle service and tasty bites from neighborhood restaurants. The starting point for the tour is the Pittsburgh Glass Center at 5472 Penn Ave. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 on tour day at the glass center. Advance tickets, information: http://friendship-pgh.org.

Household chemical collection

Collections of household chemicals will be next Saturday at South Park and Oct. 12 in Beaver.

Residents can drop off cleaners, automotive fluids, paints, car batteries, pesticides and pool chemicals at the events sponsored by the Pennsylvania Resources Council and its partners. A $2 fee per gallon will be charged, cash only.

The collections will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the South Park Wave Pool parking lot and the Bradys Run Park recycling center. Information: 412-488-7452.

For a complete list of what will be collected, go to www.zerowastepgh.org.



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