In this month’s cover story we got you up to speed on local farmers markets and backyard gardening. If you want to get a leg up on planting your own plot, head to North Haven Gardens this weekend for the free All Texas Garden Show. They’ll have all sort of local flowers and veggies for sale, and host several workshops to teach you how to care for them.

Hear about the Oscar-Nominated short films every year but never been able to see them? The Magnolia is showing both the live action and animated short film nominees from this year in two separate sessions all weekend.

And Sunday afternoon from 1 to 3 Painting with a Twist is hosting “Painting with a Purpose” to raise money for Haitians affected by the earthquake. If you come in and paint during that time, all the proceeds go to Haiti Missions, Inc., a group that is helping to rebuild Haiti.

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