Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

Beginning Floral Design Class for Youth

Beginning Floral Design Class for Youth

 

On July 22 at 6:00 pm, Cowlitz County Master Gardener Marge Lippincott will discuss the basics of flower arrangement.  Students will learn how to combine form, color, style and balance into a beautiful display.  Following the presentation, youth will design their own display and then can enter them at the Cowlitz County Fair.  You must pre-registrar and pay by July 17.  Class size is limited to 12 youth ages 6-12.  The cost of the class is $5.00 per student.  Classes will be held at the Cowlitz Training Center, 1942 First Avenue, Longview.  The workshop is sponsored by Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners.  For more information, contact Carlee Dowell at 577-3014 Ext 0 or DowellC@co.cowlitz.wa.us .  This is a great opportunity for youth to learn the basics of floral design and create an entry for the fair.

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Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

Thrill-Chill-Spill: Hanging Basket Workshop for Kids

Where: Master Gardener Demonstration Garden (Cowlitz County Fairgrounds)

Cost: $5, scholarships available

Info: pre-register and pay by June 13--Carlee Dowell at 577-3014 Ext 0 or DowellC@co.cowlitz.wa.us

Master Gardeners help kids 6-12 y/o create beautiful hanging baskets  Students will learn how to combine a variety of plants in a planter that will thrill, chill and spill into a beautiful hanging basket.  The students will be encouraged to tend to their baskets and then can enter them at the Cowlitz County Fair.  You must pre-register and pay by June 13 .  Class size is limited to 15 youth ages 6-12.  The workshop will be held at the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, Cowlitz County Fairgrounds, just inside the fairgrounds entrance off Washington Street. The workshop is sponsored by Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners.  For more information, contact Carlee Dowell at 577-3014 Ext 0 or DowellC@co.cowlitz.wa.us .

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May
28
6:00 PM18:00

Do-it-yourself Drip Irrigation

  • Cowlitz County Expo Center, Fairgrounds (map)
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Hot summer, wilted plants, and you stuck holding the hose.  There is a way out!

On May 28 at 6:00 pm, WSU Master Gardener Jerry Winchell will explain how to construct a simple and inexpensive sprinkler system.   Find out how to develop a sprinkler system that allows you the flexibility to reduce water use, save time, use less labor and control weeds. Come join us for a faucet-to-roots…nuts-and-bolts review of how to save your green thumb. Catalogues and hardware will be there to get your hands on.  The class will be held for free in the Fair Exposition located in Longview at the Cowlitz County Fairgrounds.  The workshop is sponsored by Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners.  For more information, contact Gary Fredricks at 577-3014 Ext 3.

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May
18
8:00 AM08:00

Master Gardener PLANT SALE and TOMATOPALOOZA!

Please support our Plant Sale and Tomatopalloza this year. The proceeds help to fund the community outreach program we offer.

We are offering a large selection of QUALITY TOMATOES AND PEPPERS this year, and these and ALL of our other VEGGIES are only $2 each, and we will have a huge selection of perennials, too, as well as trees and shrubs. We’ll be having exciting raffles throughout the sale this year, too.

All this, and you’ll be able to talk with Master Gardeners about how to grow your garden this season!

We hope to see you there—don’t miss it!

Floral Building, Cowlitz County Fairgrounds

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May
5
2:00 PM14:00

SAVE THE DATE: May 18, 8-4: MASTER GARDENER TOMATOPALOOZA AND PLANT SALE

SAVE THE DATE—SATURDAY, MAY 18, 8am-4pm.

Please support our Plant Sale and Tomatopalloza this year. The proceeds help to fund the community outreach program we offer.

We are offering a large selection of QUALITY TOMATOES AND PEPPERS this year, and these and ALL of our other VEGGIES are only $2 each, and we will have a huge selection of perennials, too, as well as trees and shrubs. We’ll be having exciting raffles throughout the sale this year, too.

All this, and you’ll be able to talk with Master Gardeners about how to grow your garden this season!

We hope to see you there—don’t miss it!

Floral Building, Cowlitz County Fairgrounds

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Apr
30
6:00 PM18:00

Straw Bale Gardening

  • Cowlitz Co. Event (Expo) Center, Fairgrounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WSU Master Gardener Vicki Williams will present the details on what is needed for straw bale gardening and answer your questions.  Is it for you? Where can information be found? Handouts will be available to attendees, along with Washington State University backed references  The class will be held for free in the Fair Exposition located in Longview at the Cowlitz County Fairgrounds.  The workshop is sponsored by Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners.  For more information, contact Gary Fredricks at 577-3014 Ext 3

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Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

PERMACULTURE FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Lower Columbia College, Building HSB 101 Map: https://lcc.ctc.edu/maps/

PERMACULTURE FOR SUSTAINABILITY

FREE!

https://www.geofflawtononline.com/
Nature is Abundant - Nature is Perfect
Permaculture is a sustainable method of growing and managing the land which not
only mimics nature but supports natural systems to combat the critical issues that life on earth is facing including:
Soil

  • Erosion

  • Deforestation

  • Water Pollution


  • Permaculture is a Design Science which gives the knowledge to plan a garden of any
    size from a small backyard up to a commercial farm to community where people can benefit natural systems rather than destroy them. 

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Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Workshop: Kokedama String Garden

Kokedama is the Japanese art form of growing plants in a moss-covered ball, held together with twine.  It's a beautiful and creative way to bring the beauty of the outdoors into your home. Join Master Gardener Trisha Bonipace on  Monday, April 22 at 6:00 pm as she helps you to create these amazing kokedama string gardens! The 2 hour class covers equipment, supplies and coaching. Cost for the course is $15 per person.  Participants will take home their living kokedama string garden  The program sponsored by Washington State University Extension will be held at the Cowlitz County Training Center, 1942 First Avenue in Longview.  Class registration and payment are due by April 10.  Class registration is limited to 30 people.  For more information, contact Carlee Dowell at 577-3014 Ext 0

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Apr
20
to May 12

Hulda Klager Lilac Garden: Lilac Days

  • Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens (map)
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Lilac Days 2019
April 20 to Mothers’ Day, May 12

Each year in the spring, the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens hosts Lilac Days to celebrate the beauty of lilacs in bloom. Visitors from around the world stroll through the gardens, buy their favorite lilacs, visit Hulda’s Victorian era home, and shop for special lilac inspired items in the gift shop.

Lilac Days are the 3 weeks up to and including Mothers’ Day. Lilac Sales, Hulda’s Farmhouse, and the Gift Shop are only open during Lilac Days.

The gardens are open daily 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. year around. A $5.00 gate fee is payable at the gate during Lilac Days.  Except during Lilac Days, the gate fee is $3.00.  Children 12 years old and under enter free when accompanied by an adult. No pets are permitted, this includes therapy or comfort dogs.  Only service dogs as defined by ADA.gov are permitted to enter Gardens.

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Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Make your own hypertufa flower pots

On April 17 at 6:00 pm, Cowlitz County Master Gardener Phyllis Collins will teach you how to make Hypertufa garden pots and planters.  Hypertufa is the art of making lightweight cement pots.  In this class you’ll mix the ingredients, cast a planter, get ideas, learn techniques, and gain the knowledge to make more forms at home.  You’ll take home your projects.  The class cost is $20 per person.  You must pre-registerr and pay by April 12.  Class size is limited to 12.  The class will be held for in the Floral Building at the Cowlitz Couny Fairgrounds .  The workshop is sponsored by Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners.  For more information, contact Carlee Dowell at 577-3014 Ext 0 or DowellC@co.cowlitz.wa.us .

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Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

Workshop: Kokedama String Garden

Kokedama is the Japanese art form of growing plants in a moss-covered ball, held together with twine.  It's a beautiful and creative way to bring the beauty of the outdoors into your home. Join Master Gardener Trisha Bonipace on  Thursday April 11 at 6:30 pm as she helps you to create these amazing kokedama string gardens! The 2 hour class covers equipment, supplies and coaching. Cost for the course is $15 per person.  Participants will take home their living kokedama string garden  The program sponsored by Washington State University Extension will be held at the Cowlitz County Training Center, 1942 First Avenue in Longview.  Class registration and payment are due by March 31.  Class registration is limited to 30 people.  For more information, contact Carlee Dowell at 577-3014 Ext 0

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Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

Garden Super-heroes: Welcoming beneficial insects into your garden!

Insects in the Garden—Meet the “good guys” and create a habitat that will make them stay!
Join Master Gardener Anne Wolff on Tuesday, March 26 at 6 pm, who will introduce you to the hidden garden super-heroes in your yard that help to control garden pests. She will share how to create a garden space that will make them love to stay! The program sponsored by Washington State University Extension will be held at the Expo Center in the Cowlitz County Fairgrounds in Longview. For more information, contact Carlee Dowell at 577-3014 Ext 0

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Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Cowlitz County Expo Center—Fairgrounds at the Home and Garden Show

Join the Master Gardeners at their booth, and attend the spring gardening series of presentations!

9:30 a.m.   Growing Vegetables, where to start!

11:00 a.m. Extending the Gardening Season

12:00 p.m.   Spice of Life (Growing Herbs)

1:00 p.m.     How to Grow a Red Tomato

2:00 p.m.  Attracting Beneficial Insects with Plants

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Mar
16
8:00 AM08:00

Clark County Farm Forestry Association Tree Sale

In case you missed Cowlitz County's Tree sale last Saturday, here's a second chance!

Where: Albertson’s parking lot, 2108 W Main St., Battle Ground.

The sale last year ended at about 11 a.m. when all trees were sold. About 11,800 trees were sold last year.

Trees in this year’s sale will be priced at $1, $2 and $3 each. Popular Douglas Fir trees will be priced at $1 each, along with Western Red Cedar, Norway Spruce and Sitka Spruce. This year’s Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar trees will be about 18 inches tall.

Priced at $2 will be Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Ponderosa Pine, Shore Pine, Scotch Pine, Red Alder, Big Leaf Maple, Oregon Ash, Red Osier Dogwood, Pacific Willow and Red Elderberry.

Deodar Cedar, Incense Cedar, Giant Sequoia, Vine Maple and Red Flowering Currant will be offered at $3. Oregon Grape and Salal will also be available. For more information, see the website: https://www.clarkcountytoday.com/event/clark-county-farm-forestry-association-tree-sale/

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Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

RAINTREE NURSERY--FULL DAY OF CLASSES!!

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RAINTREE NURSERY--FULL DAY OF CLASSES!!

Sat Mar 9, 2019

Calendar Education

Who PUBLIC WELCOME!

Where Roxy Theater, 233 W. Main St. Morton, WA 98356 Show on map

Full Day of Classes

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Please note: Classes are at Roxy Theater, 233 W. Main St. Morton, WA 98356.

We will have a lot of great classes taught by experts.

Pre-registration: $10

Registration day of class: $15

People under 21 are free!



Come join us for an all you can learn buffet of helpful information!

Raintree open: 7:30 a.m. to dark.

How to register: Call us, send in your check or register online.

Books, supplies, rootstocks and scionwood will be available for sale.

Special Class-Day Sale: At the classes, we will have a flyer listing

dozens of items offered at the nursery at class day only sale prices!

SCHEDULE:

9:15 a.m.- 3 p.m. GRAFTING: Ongoing small groups! Scionwood available.

9:15 a.m. FRUITS FROM AROUND THE WORLD: How to choose the best cultivars offered by Raintree with Sam Benowitz.

9:15 a.m. FOR THE BEGINNER: All the basics to successfully start growing fruit trees and berries in your yard!

10:15 a.m. PLANT PROPAGATION: Raintree staff shows you propagation from seeds, cuttings, layering, budding & grafting.

10:15 a.m. GROWING YOUR OWN MUSHROOMS: Mushroom expert Bill Hulbert will teach you how to grow mushrooms. 11:15 a.m. FRUIT TREE PRUNING: Gary Moulton, formerly from the WSU Mt. Vernon station, explains and demonstrates how to prune all fruits including young and old trees.

12:15 p.m. LUNCH: There are several places in Morton to eat lunch.

1:15 p.m. MASON BEES: Learn all about how to care for them!

1:15 p.m. PESTS AND DISEASES: Learn to control fungus, insects including the new fruit fly, weeds and deer in your fruit garden using ecological methods!

2:15 p.m. GROWING GRAPES & KIWIS: Gary Moulton shares his expertise. Best varieties, rootstocks, growing & training methods.

2:15 p.m.BERRIES-BLUE, BLACK, ELDER, GOOSE, RASP AND STRAW: Learn to prune, train, select and plant them.

3:15 p.m. MAKING HARD CIDER: Hard cider expert Gary Moulton explains how to make top quality hard ciders.

3:15 p.m. GROWING NUT TREES: Learn what to grow and how.

4:45 p.m. HANDS ON PRUNING AND TOP WORKING: (At Raintree)We go out in the field and learn to prune and top-work a large overgrown fruit tree.

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Mar
9
8:00 AM08:00

Native Tree, shrub, flower sale

Proudly hosted by  Cowlitz Farm Forestry Association.

When & Where –

  • March (9) 2019 at: Bob’s Sporting Goods – 1111 Hudson St, Longview WA 98632.

  • Hours of operation: Sat 8AM-4PM / or until stock is gone…limited quantities!

Items are priced between $1 – $3 with all proceeds going to support local natural resource student educational scholorships.

Sample of available native seedlings include:
Conifer –  Douglas Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Grand Fir, Giant Sequoia, Western Valley Ponderosa Pine and Western Red Cedar
Deciduous:  Mock Orange, Red Osier Dogwood, Blue Elderberry, Golden Currant, Pacific Dogwood, Pacific Crabapple, Red Flowering Currant

Cowlitz Farm Forestry Association’s annual TREE SEEDLING SALE will take place, Saturday March 9th at Bob’s Sporting Goods parking lot, 1111 Hudson St., Longview. The hours for the sale on Saturday are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm or until the seedlings are gone. Cowlitz Farm Forestry Association is a non-profit organization and a chapter of Washington Farm Forestry Association.

This sale gives the community an opportunity to purchase any number of Northwest native plant stock including evergreen trees, native shrubs, and flowering trees. This year the available seedlings include: Western Red cedar, Douglas fir, Noble fir, Grand fir, Colorado Blue spruce, Giant sequoia, Willamette Valley ponderosa pine, Pacific dogwood, Red Osier dogwood, Mock Orange, Red and Golden Flowering currant, Blue elderberry, and Nootka rose. We will have small quantities of Deer fern, Maidenhair fern, Pacific rhododendron, Pacific madrone and Evergreen huckleberry.

Seedlings are priced from one to eight dollars each and all are fresh from nearby nurseries. Most seedlings are bareroot. 

This event’s proceeds will go to a local scholarship fund at LCC.  So plant a tree and help local students – it’s a win-win for everyone!

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Mar
2
1:00 PM13:00

Raising Mason Bees

This class will focus on a wonderful little insect…the Mason bee! We are excited to have Master Gardener Billie Bevers back to share with you her knowledge of these proficient pollinators and how you can encourage them to visit your garden and orchard this season, increasing the abundance of your harvest. Learn about their nesting habits and how to establish an environment that will encourage them to keep a regular home in your garden. This class covers equipment, seasonal management, bee biology and management of pests.

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Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Pruning Fruit Trees

Pruning Fruit Trees

On February 26 at 6:00 pm, Jim Chennault will discuss about the technique used when pruning fruit trees.  Pruning your trees will control the size of the tree and improve fruit quality.  Proper pruning techniques reduces disease and promotes greater fruit production.  The class will be held for free in the Fair Exposition located in Longview at the Cowlitz County Fairgrounds (1900 7th Ave, Longview, WA 98632).  The workshop is sponsored by Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners.  For more information, contact Gary Fredricks at 577-3014 Ext 3.

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Feb
23
11:00 AM11:00

Inviting Mason Bees to your Garden

This class will focus on a wonderful little insect…the Mason bee! We are excited to have Master Gardener Billie Bevers back to share with you her knowledge of these proficient pollinators and how you can encourage them to visit your garden and orchard this season, increasing the abundance of your harvest. Learn about their nesting habits and how to establish an environment that will encourage them to keep a regular home in your garden. This class covers equipment, seasonal management, bee biology and management of pests.* FREE
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*Seating is limited. Please register ahead online or call 
(360) 225-8750. Most classes are 1-2 hours long and are FREE unless otherwise noted. Please check our website and email for updates. New classes will be posted as they are scheduled.
 

Tsugawa Nursery

410 Scott Ave.

Woodland, WA

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Feb
11
9:00 AM09:00

Blueberry pruning workshop Blueberry pruning workshop with Dr. Bernadine Strik, Professor of Horticulture, Oregon State University

Blueberry pruning workshop with Dr. Bernadine Strik, Professor of Horticulture, Oregon State University

February 11, 2019 – Prosser, WA

Description. This free event held in the morning will entail a presentation on the rationale and fundamentals of highbush blueberry pruning. The presentation will be followed by in-field demonstrations in cooperating grower fields. Further details will follow.

Contact: lisa.devetter@wsu.edu

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Feb
9
to Feb 10

Fruit Tree Spraying-Tsugawa Nursery

Fruit Tree Spraying
Saturday, February 9, 2019 – 11:00 a.m.
Join us for one of our most popular first-of-the-year classes, Dormant Spraying. Jim Chennault will share the proper use of dormant spray for fruit trees and deciduous shrubs in preventing the spread of fungal diseases and controlling harmful insects. Arrive early and attend our 11:00 a.m. Fruit Tree Pruning seminar. To get the most out of your fruit trees, plan to attend both Fruit Tree Pruning and Fruit Tree Spraying.* FREE

Tsugawa Nursery, 410 E Scott Ave, Woodland, WA 98674
After the seminar, we will be offering 15% OFF pruning tools and dormant sprays! 
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Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Fruit Tree Pruning-Tsugawa Nursery

Saturday, February 9, 2019 – 1:00 p.m.
Mid-winter, while our fruit trees are dormant, is the best time to give them some much needed TLC. Join us as Jim Chennault advises on fruit tree pruning, teaching different techniques to control growth, remove dead or
diseased wood or stimulate the formation of flowers and fruit buds. Plan on staying to attend our next class, Fruit Tree Spraying at 1:00 p.m. To get the most out of your fruit trees, plan to attend both Fruit Tree Pruning and Fruit Tree Spraying.* FREE
After the seminar, we will be offering 15% OFF pruning tools and dormant sprays!

Tsugawa Nursery, 410 E Scott Ave, Woodland, WA 98674
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Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Raising Mason Bees

Raising Mason Bees

 

On February 9 at 10:00 am, Billie Bevers, Washington State University Master Gardener, will discuss the skills needed for raising Mason Bees.  Orchard Mason Bees are highly effective pollinators that are very non-aggressive and become active in early spring.  The 2 hour class covers equipment, seasonal management, bee biology and management of pests. Cost for the course is $30 per person.  Participants will receive a Mason Bee house and cocoons of hibernating Mason Bees.  The program sponsored by Washington State University Extension will be held at the Cowlitz County Training Center, 1942 First Avenue in Longview.  Class registration is due by February 1.  Class registration is limited to 30 people.  For more information, contact Carlee Dowell at 577-3014 Ext 0 or DowellC@co.cowlitz.wa.us .

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Feb
8
9:00 AM09:00

Blueberry Pruning Workshop with Dr. Bernadine Strik

Blueberry pruning workshop with Dr. Bernadine Strik, Professor of Horticulture, Oregon State University

February 8, 2019 – Lynden WA

February 11, 2019 – Prosser, WA

Description. This free event held in the morning will entail a presentation on the rationale and fundamentals of highbush blueberry pruning. The presentation will be followed by in-field demonstrations in cooperating grower fields. Further details will follow.

Contact: lisa.devetter@wsu.edu

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Feb
2
1:00 PM13:00

Fruit Tree Spraying-Tsugawa Nursery

Fruit Tree Spraying
Saturday, February 2, 2019 – 1:00 p.m.
Join us for one of our most popular first-of-the-year classes, Dormant Spraying. Jim Chennault will share the proper use of dormant spray for fruit trees and deciduous shrubs in preventing the spread of fungal diseases and controlling harmful insects. Arrive early and attend our 11:00 a.m. Fruit Tree Pruning seminar. To get the most out of your fruit trees, plan to attend both Fruit Tree Pruning and Fruit Tree Spraying.* FREE

Tsugawa Nursery, 410 E Scott Ave, Woodland, WA 98674
After the seminar, we will be offering 15% OFF pruning tools and dormant sprays! 
REGISTER ON-LINE>>

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Feb
2
11:00 AM11:00

Fruit Tree Pruning, Tsugawa Nursery

Fruit Tree Pruning
Saturday, February 2, 2019 – 11:00 a.m.

Mid-winter, while our fruit trees are dormant, is the best time to give them some much needed TLC. Join us as Jim Chennault advises on fruit tree pruning, teaching different techniques to control growth, remove dead or
diseased wood or stimulate the formation of flowers and fruit buds. Plan on staying to attend our next class, Fruit Tree Spraying at 1:00 p.m. To get the most out of your fruit trees, plan to attend both Fruit Tree Pruning and Fruit Tree Spraying.* FREE
After the seminar, we will be offering 15% OFF pruning tools and dormant sprays!

Tsugawa Nursery, 410 E Scott Ave, Woodland, WA 98674
REGISTER ON-LINE>>

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