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PRETTY PE­ONIES: Kay­dale Lodge Gar­dens holds its an­nual open gar­den week­ends star­ring pe­onies to­mor­row and Sun­day and De­cem­ber 9-10. The gar­dens, at 250 Loon­gana Rd, Ni­etta, are open from 10am to 4.30pm. Cost: $5 in­cludes a bunch of pe­onies. De­tails: 6429 1293.

PULLING POWER: The Tas­ma­nian Trac­tor Pulling Chal­lenge will be con­tested to­mor­row and Sun­day at Red Hills Me­mo­rial Park in Delo­raine from 10.30am each day. Cost: $15, un­der-16s free.

CLAS­SIC CAR­RIAGES: The Tas­ma­nian Horse Drawn Ve­hi­cle Foun­da­tion will be hold­ing a d’At­te­lage de Tra­di­tion at En­tally House in Had­spen to­mor­row. The day, from 9.30am, in­cludes old and new car­riages with driv­ers and grooms dressed in their finest clothes. De­tails: David 0457 881 109 or Michael 6343 1308.

CHRISTMAS FAIR: The Evan­dale Vil­lage Christmas fair and pageant will be held to­mor­row. The day, at the Unit­ing Church grounds in High St, Evan­dale, runs from 10am to 3pm and in­cludes a visit by Santa as well as a pageant by Evan­dale Pri­mary stu­dents. There will also be stalls of lo­cal arts and crafts, jew­ellery, Devon­shire teas and a his­tory dis­play. De­tails: Lynette 0497 298 368.

SHOW­TIME: The 109th Cir­cu­lar Head Show will be held on De­cem­ber 9 at the Stan­ley Recre­ation Ground. Cost: $10, $5 chil­dren to 14, un­der-fives free. De­tails: 0456 003609 or email chag­so­ci­ety@gmail.com.

SWEET SOUNDS: Carols and cake are on the menu at Franklin House in Launce­s­ton on De­cem­ber 10. The Na­tional Trust prop­erty at 413 Ho­bart Road, Young­town, is host­ing the event from 2pm fea­tur­ing the Ta­mar Val­ley Voices and fruit mince pies. Cost: $10, book on 6344 7824 for cater­ing pur­poses.

FLOWER SHOW: The Clare­mont sum­mer flower show will show­case lil­i­ums and roses from Jan­uary 13-14, 2018, at Clare­mont Me­mo­rial Hall, cor­ner of Main Rd and Bil­ton St. On the Satur­day the show runs from 1pm to 5pm and on the Sun­day from 10am to 4pm. De­tails: Stan Walker 6275 2285.

CRAFTY GROUP: New mem­bers are wel­come to the Happy Hook­ers group ev­ery Mon­day to cre­ate tex­tiles. The group meets at the Bri­tish Ho­tel in Delo­raine from 10am to noon. Re­fresh­ments $2. De­tails: Joanne Wild 6368 1373.

EX­PLORE HIS­TORY: An ex­hi­bi­tion sheds light on Jimmy Pos­sum, a Tas­ma­nian mys­tery. The dis­play is at the Delo­raine and Dis­tricts Folk Mu­seum, 98-100 Emu Bay Rd, Delo­raine. De­tails: 6362 5280.

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