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Sat. Sept. 9 (9 am -4 pm) and Sun. Sept. 10 (10 am – 4pm)Stratford Kiwanis Garlic Festival, Family Fun Weekend. 60 vendors market, wine, beer & food sampling, Music, Clown (face painting, balloon animals, stilt walking), Scavenger Hunt, Coloring Contests, Garlic-themed crafts, Garlic Bulb Planting (Master Gardeners), and MUCH MORE!
Location: Stratford Rotary Complex, 353 McCarty Road, Stratford.
Tickets: 2 for $10 in advance by Sept. 1.  Call Bonnie Richardson 519-273-1200

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 – A Legacy Celebration presented by the Garden Club of London, featuring Marie-Francoise Deprez, from France (International Floral Designer, Instructor & Author)Floral Demonstration & Dinner $75.00 per person.
Location: Greek Canadian Community Centre 955 Sarnia Road, London, ON, 519-471-0025.
Bar opens 5 pm, Dinner 6 pm, Floral Demonstration 7:30 pm. Draw to follow the demonstration.
A selection of Marie-Francoise’s books will be available for sale at the venue.
TICKETS: 519-672-1575 Email:, Make cheque out to and Mail to “The Garden Club of London” 1008 Waterloo St., London, ON N6A 3E6.

Saturday, October 14, 2017Lambeth Lions Club 12th Annual Fundraiser.
Cocktails – 5:00 pm (cash bar)
All you can eat Buffet Dinner – 6:00 pm
Entertainment: The Allen Family Reunion (Bluegrass & Country Artists)
Live and Silent Auctions
Tickets: Terry Lane 519-652-8116 or Dale Taylor 519-652-5856
Proceeds to support: Lambeth Lions community projects, Lambeth Lions Memory Box Program at Pediatric Critical Care Unit, Children’s Hospital, Neo Natal INtensive Care Unit, London Health Sciences Centre, Child & Parent Resource Institute.

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 9 am to 3:30 pmThe London Middlesex Master Gardeners host a technical Update focusing on Native Plants.  Speakers: ‘Native Plant Guilds’ – Ben Porchuk (Ecologist, Carolinian Canada Coalition, Dir.Restorative Native Experiences), ‘Native Trees & Shrubs’ – Kyle Mcloughlin (Climbing & Consulting Arborist, Int’l Society of Arboriculture, Writer), ‘Using Native Plants to Transform Urban Landscape “In the Zone” – Michelle Kanter (Carolinian Canada Coalition – ED, Biologist). Early bird registration by Sept.15 – $50/ After Sept. 14 – $60.
Price includes morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, hot & cold beverages.
Location: 625 Springbank Dr. London, ON. Register online


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