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April 17: Mem­phis Fern So­ci­ety: 7:15 p.m. meet­ing at the Town Vil­lage Audubon Park, 950 Cherry Road. Dr. Eugene McKen­zie speaks on ferns and flora of Costa Rica. April 18: Milling­ton City Beau­ti­ful Gar­den­ing Se­ries: 6:30 p.m. at Baker Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 7942 Church St. in Milling­ton. Free and open to the pub­lic. Julie Mor­gan, Mem­phis Area Mas­ter Gar­dener. Topic, “Aza­leas, Queen of the Spring Gar­den.” 901-872-2609. April 20: Keep­ing Your Land­scape Look­ing Good All Sum­mer: Noon-1 p.m. lunch and learn pro­gram at the Shelby County Ex­ten­sion Of­fice, Agri­cen­ter In­ter­na­tional, 7777 Wal­nut Grove Road, Suite “B.” Speaker: Dr. Chris Cooper and Booker T. Leigh, Ex­ten­sion Agents. April 20: Botany Talks: 5-6 p.m. at Dixon Gallery and Gar­dens. $8 per month, $70 per year (Dixon mem­bers $5 per month, $50 per year). Lily Fam­ily (Lil­i­aceae) — Hur­ley Shep­hard, bi­ol­ogy pro­fes­sor, Bap­tist Col­lege of Health Sci­ences. 901-761-5250. Dixon.org. April 20: Mid-South Hosta So­ci­ety: Rita Ran­dolph, owner/op­er­a­tor of Ran­dolph’s Nurs­ery in Jack­son, Ten­nessee, speaks on “Con­tain­ing Your Hosta Col­lec­tion.” $5 for non-mem­bers. Re­fresh­ments 6:30 p.m., pro­gram 7 p.m.at Mem­phis Botanic Gar­den. April 21: Date Night Camp­fire Party: “Botan­i­cal Brews”: 7-9 p.m. at Mem­phis Botanic Gar­den. $15 ($12 MBG mem­bers). An evening of out­door fun with tunes by Josh Cosby and Jeremy Stan­fill. Bernoulli Brew Werks shares how-to’s for home brews and you can sam­ple their fla­vors. Explore the Herb Gar­den. Hot dogs and smores pro­vided for roast­ing over the open fire; beer avail­able for pur­chase. En­ter to win a party bike night with Sprock ‘N’ Roll. April 21-22: Spring’s Best Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Mem­phis Botanic Gar­den. A huge as­sort­ment of peren­ni­als, an­nu­als, trop­i­cals, herbs, shrubs and trees, plus spe­cialty gar­den items by lo­cal ar­ti­sans. Ex­pert Gar­den staff and Mas­ter Gar­den­ers on-hand to as­sist with pur­chases and plant care tips. Pro­ceeds from plant sales di­rectly sup­port the ed­u­ca­tional and hor­ti­cul­tural growth of the Gar­den. Free ad­mis­sion. Also, the Mem­phis Herb So­ci­ety will present in­for­ma­tive and en­ter­tain­ing talks at the MBG Plant Sale. April 21-22: Vol­un­teer Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 21 and 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 22 at Lichter­man Na­ture Cen­ter, 5992 Quince Road. Thou­sands of na­tive and wildlife-friendly plants grown on site for this once-a-year sale. Ex­perts on hand to an­swer ques­tions about plants of­fered, as well as other gar­den­ing top­ics. Spe­cial fo­cus on but­ter­fly gar­den­ing. Free ad­mis­sion and park­ing. Mem­phis­mu­se­ums.org. April 21-23: Bartlett City Beau­ti­ful Com­mis­sion Shrub and Bed­ding Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 21-22 and noon-4 p.m. April 23 at 6777 Stage Road (un­der the green and white tent in front of Hol­i­day Flow­ers). 901-386-7539. April 22: Half Price Plant Sale: 2-4 p.m. at Lichter­man Na­ture Cen­ter, 5992 Quince Road. Na­tive, wildlife-friendly, se­lec­tions from the Lichter­man Salvia Col­lec­tion, heir­loom plants and other plants of­fered at half reg­u­lar price. Free ad­mis­sion/park­ing. Mem­phis­mu­se­ums.org. April 25: Vine to Wine: “Con­serve Wa­ter…Drink More Wine” 6-8 p.m. at Mem­phis Botanic Gar­den. $45 ($30 MBG mem­bers). Cel­e­brate Earth Day with a se­lec­tion of eco-friendly and bio­dy­namic wines. 901-636-4131. Mem­phis­b­otan­ic­gar­den.com/wine­tast­ings. April 25: Mem­phis Bon­sai So­ci­ety: 7 p.m. meet­ing at Mem­phis Botanic Gar­den. Matt Smith presents a pro­gram on “All About Bon­sai Aza­leas.” April 29: Cooking Up Fun at the Gar­den: 10-11 a.m. at Mem­phis Botanic Gar­den. $15 per child ($10 MBG mem­bers). Adults pay reg­u­lar Gar­den ad­mis­sion. Ages 4-6 explore whats grow­ing in My Big Back­yard and pick in­gre­di­ents to pre­pare a healthy snack. En­joy your treat while lis­ten­ing to “The Very Hun­gry Cater­pil­lar” by Eric Carle. 901-636-4126. April 29: West Ten­nessee Iris So­ci­ety (WTIS) Iris Show: Any­one can sub­mit named iris stems for hor­ti­cul­tural ex­hibit from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Pub­lic show opens at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Some potted iris rhi­zomes also avail­able for sale dur­ing the show. Pick­er­ing Cen­ter, 7771 Po­plar Pike, Ger­man­town. April 30: Mem­phis Orchid So­ci­ety: 2 p.m. meet­ing at Mem­phis Botanic Gar­den. Su­san Wil­son presents “The New Paph Species and their Hy­brids.” Charles Wil­son presents “A Photo Romp through Bul­bo­phyl­lums, in­clud­ing How to Buy One.” Vis­i­tors wel­come. Mem­phisor­chids.org.

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Through May 5: Woman’s Ex­change of Mem­phis an­nual “WE Con­sign” Sale: An­tique and up­scale vin­tage house­hold items such as ster­ling and plated sil­ver, china, crys­tal, fur­ni­ture, dec­o­ra­tive items by pres­ti­gious mak­ers and more. Stock re­plen­ished through­out the sale. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit the Mem­phis Woman’s Ex­change, a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion help­ing oth­ers to help them­selves since 1885. 88 Racine St. (near Ben­jamin L. Hooks Cen­tral Li­brary). 901-327-5681. April 27: Dec­o­ra­tive Arts Trust Talk, Past Present: A Lec­ture by Su­san Sully: 6:45 p.m. lec­ture at Mem­phis Brooks Mu­seum of Art. In­cluded with mu­seum ad­mis­sion. Af­ter ex­pe­ri­enc­ing her own reck­on­ing with an in­her­ited col­lec­tion of trea­sures and count­less odd­ments, au­thor Su­san Sully sought the ad­vice of dozens of pro­fes­sion­als and dis­tilled the best of it into a beau­ti­fully il­lus­trated and practical guide. Brooksmu­seum.org. April 28-30: Agnes Stark Pot­tery Spring Show and Sale: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 28-29 and noon-5 p.m. April 30 at 12675 Donel­son Road, Eads, Ten­nessee. Call 901-458-2354 or 901-488-4050 or 901-867-9240. Starkpot­tery.com. TO­DAY’S CRYP­TO­QUIP: MY WIFE AND I SIM­PLY ADORE THE CITY OF PORT-AU-PRINCE. YOU COULD SAY WE HAVE A LOVE-HAITI RE­LA­TION­SHIP.

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