Being held at the Community Center on Saturday, March 9th from 10:00-11:00 am, a lecture will be hosted by the Kure Beach Community Center Committee. The public is invited to come and hear Master Gardener Jon Wooten, from the NC Cooperative Extensions' Speakers Bureau Program, kick-off the Community Center's Spring Lecture series. Information will be presented to help homeowners manage their landscapes and will offer gardening tips for managing plants in this challenging Cape Fear environment. The program discusses the importance of soil sampling and garden bed preparation, proper plant selection and correct cultural practices to maintain a successful garden. A question and answer period will be conducted at the end of the presentation. For more information, call the center's Message Line at 910-458-8944. A $5 donation would be appreciated to help defray costs.