LONG BEACH On June 9 from noon to 3 p.m., the Long Beach Elks Lodge will host an appearance from Ciscoe Morris as part of a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of the Long Beach Peninsula.
Ciscoe is a longtime Northwest persona, providing gardening advice through segments with Meeghan Black on Seattles KING5, a weekly question and answer show on Northwest Cable News called Gardening with Ciscoe Live, appearances on KING5s New Day Northwest with Margaret Larson, and on his 97.3 KIRO radio show, Gardening with Ciscoe.
He has co-authored books on roses and prennials, writes a weekly garden column for the Seattle Times, and has written a top-selling book, Ask Ciscoe. Copies of the book will be for sale at the event, and there will even be an opportunity for guests to have their books signed.
Sponsored by the Peninsula Kiwanis club, the event will also offer gardening demonstrations, a question and answer session, and the opportunity to purchase a photo with Ciscoe.
With help from the Planter Box, club kids have made flowerpots to sell, and there will also be refreshments to purchase. All proceeds of the event will go to the Boys and Girls Club.
Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Jean Fisher says the funds will help the club provide an eight-week summer session starting June 17.
Seating is limited and tickets are being sold in advance. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased from Boys and Girls Club members, the Kiwanis, Long Beach Pharmacy, Adrift Hotel and Kiss of Mist.
For more information, call Florence at 642-8905 or Sandy at 642-2646. More information about Ciscoe Morris can be found on his website, www.Ciscoe.com.