Home and Garden Notes: Household hemical collection at North Park

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A household chemicals collection will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the North Park swimming pool parking lot. Items accepted include cleaners, paints, varnishes, car batteries, motor oil, pesticides and other products. The fee is $2 per gallon, cash only. The event is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Resources Council and its partners. A certified contractor will be on site to sort the hazardous waste for recycling, incineration or burial in special landfills. Information: www.zerowastepgh.org/hhw-AlleghCoNthPark-2014.

Antique, art festival

An Antiques and Artisans Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 21 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22 at 130-year-old Whispering Pines Farm in Cabot, Butler County. Forty antique and artisan vendors will offer wares including primitives, collectibles, woodworking and felting.

Also, more than 100 varieties of hostas will be sold by the Daffodil and Hosta Society of Western Pennsylvania. Sunny Sprouts Greenhouse of West Newton, Westmoreland County, will sell rare perennials, succulents and tropical plants. There will be live music both days and food booths including homemade jams and jellies, breakfast sandwiches, funnel cakes and roasted pig dinners. This is the second year of the biannual festivals held in June and October. Information: 724-568-7463.

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