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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.