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10/03/2008 12:00 AM

10/03/2008 11:21 PM

Garden club's fall bulb sale

The Charlotte Garden Club's Fall Bulb Sale continues until all bulbs are sold. Order forms are available at the front desk at the Mint Museum on Randolph Road. Download forms at www.charlottegardenclub.com or buy bulbs at the club's Oct. 20 meeting at 7 p.m. at the museum. To pick up bulbs, call Kathy Howe at 704-377-8825.

Oct. 7

Home Buyers Seminar:

Find out who is giving a $7,500 tax credit, what your credit score means and how to improve it, where the best mortgage deals are and when to prepare to buy a home. Free credit reports. 6:30 p.m. Free. 704-651-5893. Allen Tate Realtors Matthews office, 101 East Matthews St., Suite 100, Matthews. 704-847-6400. www.edeluca.com.

Habitat and Wildlife Keepers (HAWK):

Stop worrying and learn to love spiders. David Grant will discuss the interesting behaviors of spiders and the deceptive ways they entice their prey. 7 p.m. Free. 704-814-0877. www.nc wildlife.ning.com. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-321-7275. www.matthewsnc.com/html/commcenter .html.

Oct. 10

Salisbury's OctoberTour:

Historic Salisbury's 33rd annual OctoberTour will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. and end Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Visit eight historic homes, including Graystone, two urban lofts at EastSquare ArtWorks in the Flowers Bakery Building. For ticket information, call the Historic Salisbury Foundation at 704-636-0103 or visit www.historicsalis bury.org.

Oct. 16

Showhouse for Schools:

The A-B-C Designer Showhouse benefiting educational organizations will be held Oct. 16 through Nov. 2 in South Iredell County. The $2.5million European country home on Lake Norman is located at 112 Sienna Pace Court off Templeton Road and Camino Real. It will be open noon-6 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, call Lorraine Shalvoy at 704-641-6900 or go to www.patrickjosephhomes.com.

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