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Home and garden events around Charlotte

April 20

Plant auction and meeting

The Piedmont Daylily Club will meet at 9 a.m. in the garden of John and Anne Smethurst, 11308 Hallmark Drive, Matthews. Bring a plant (not a daylily) for the auction and a food item to share. Visitors welcome. Questions: 704-962-9238; mhagler3@carolina.rr.com.

Lake Norman Garden Club

The 14th annual Lake Norman Garden Club plant sale will be 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Rehobeth United Methodist Church, 9297 Sherrills Ford Road, Terrell. The sale will feature plants from members’ gardens and from Setzer’s Nursery. Sale proceeds support community projects such as the upkeep of Uncle Billy’s Garden at Sherrills Ford Library and a scholarship for a local student majoring in a horticulture-related field. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions.

April 27

Green giving

Mecklenburg County Solid Waste will offer this free class, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Hal Marshall Building, 700 N. Tryon St. Learn to create one-of-a-kind gifts from repurposed items and receive written information on giving eco-friendly gifts. Registration is required: 704-432-1970; bit.ly/P8tmYA.

Ongoing

Photo contest

Celebrate Wildflowers, a photo contest at Lake Norman State Park, continues through May 31. Enter one photo of wildflowers native to the state. Entries must include photographer’s name, name of the flower and location where the picture was taken. Submissions should be sent to lake.norman.state.park@gmail.com. For details and complete rules: 704-528-6350.

Hilary Trenda

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