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Beautiful Bulbs:

Learn what a true bulb is, examine bulbs under a microscope and learn proper planting techniques at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. 9 a.m. $10 adults; $9 ages 60-plus; $5 ages 4-12; members free. 704-825-4490 or www.dsbg.org.

Carolina Claymatters Pottery Sale:

Works of more than 45 clay artists on display. Carolina Claymatters is a nonprofit organization of regional clay artists. 10 a.m. at the old barn at McAlpine Business Park, 8300 Monroe Road. Free. Details: 704-563-7766 or www.carolinaclaymatters.org.

Plant Sale and Gift Shop:

10 a.m. program on “Shrubs for Winter Interest.” No registration required. Details: 704-331-0664 or www.winghavengardens.com. Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary, 248 Ridgewood Ave.

Simonini Builders Christenbury Hall Fall Home Tour:

Home features flowing, spacious rooms, modern conveniences, a pool and tennis courts – ideal for large families. This home was nominated for the Best in American Living Awards competition and is hosting a weekend of public tours. Designers will mingle with guests. 10 a.m. Oct. 11; 1p.m. Oct. 12. Free. Christenbury Hall, 2423 Christenbury Hall Drive, Concord.

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.

Oct. 17

Conservatory Fall Home Tour:

Fourth and final home tour by Simonini Builders. This home at the Conservatory was nominated for the Best in American Living Awards competition. Designers will mingle with guests and share design tips. 10 a.m. Oct. 17; 10 a.m. Oct. 18; 1p.m. Oct. 19. Free. Conservatory Home, 6719 Conservatory Lane, Charlotte.

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