Soil plays an important part in a yard’s vitality. Kassie Brown, founder and educator of Renaissance Soil, will discuss soil ecosystems at a meeting of Prairie Edge Wild Ones. Brown will lead an in-depth discussion of how healthy soil can clean and hold water and grow resilient plants. 7 p.m. Jan. 9. Eden Prairie Community Center, 16700 Valley View Road. wildonesprairieedge.org.
Pesky creeping Charlie is the topic of January’s meeting of Dakota Gardeners. Cindy Tong, a professor in the Department of Horticulture at the University of Minnesota, will discuss how to manage the invasive weed in lawns. 7 p.m. Jan. 16. South St. Paul High School, 700 2nd St. N. dakotagardeners.org.
Tea and flowers
Dates have been added for the afternoon teas during the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s flower show “Passport to Spring.” The centerpiece of the show is a French-inspired glass house surrounded by fragrant herbs, plants and flowers. Flower show runs Feb. 1 through March 3; for hours and tea times go to flowershow.umn.edu. Flower Show, $15 for 16 and older; afternoon teas, $40. 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska.
Vinyl and vintage
Fly Vintage & Vinyl, a new retro decor and record store, will hold its grand opening from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 12. DJ Jake Rudh will spin records from 1 to 4 p.m., and there’s free swag while supplies last.
“Our vintage furniture and decor is primarily ’60s and ’70s,” said owner Betsy Ruppert-Kan. “Think ‘Mad Men’ meets ‘The Brady Bunch.’ ” The shop also sells records from the 1960s to the present, including ’80s New Wave and classic rock. Fly Vintage & Vinyl, 3900 36th Av. N., Robbinsdale.