PLANT CITY GARDEN CLUB ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11, Plant City 1914 High School Community Center, 605 N. Collins Street, Plant City, free, contact: Bess Treadwell 813-732-9025 or plantcitygardenclub.org. "Victory of the Grand Alliance."
GARDEN-INSPIRED GATHERINGS: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11, Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, 863-676-1408, $25 per person/ advance registration required. Workshop featuring lifestyle expert Krayl Funch. Learn how to incorporate the beauty of the garden into holiday celebrations and sample award-winning cuisine. Following workshop, Funch will sign copies of her book, "An Appealing Plan: A Year of Everyday Celebrations" in the Bok Tower Gardens Gift Shop.
LAWN CHAIR LECTURE SERIES: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Nov. 11; second Saturdays; Peterson Nursery & Garden Center Inc., 2184 County Road 540A, Lakeland; free; 863-644-6491; Attracting Birds to your Yard, lectures for the do-it-yourself garden enthusiast.
LUNCH AND LEARN: Noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 14, Lakeland Electric, 501 E. Lemon St., Lakeland, free, lunch provided, registration is limited, register at http://polkgardening.eventbrite.com. Growing & Cooking Fall Edibles, presented by Lakeland Water Utilities and the UF/IFAS Extension Polk County.
Barefoot Gardener Organic Garden Club
Members share knowledge on how to grow or where to obtain local, organic fruits and vegetables through the Yahoo group, the website, Facebook, classes or field trips.
When: Visit www.thebarefootgardener.org for events
Contact: 863-904-8620, email@example.com
Bone Valley Natural Botanical Society
When: 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays
Location: Lakeland Public Library, 100 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland
Contact: Bone Valley Natural Botanical Society on Facebook
Bromeliad Guild of Tampa Bay
When: Doors open 7 p.m.; program 7:30 p.m. third Mondays
Location: Christ the King Catholic Church, Mary Martha Center, Room 201-202, 821 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa
Contact: http://www.bromeliadguildoftampabay.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/groups/562988247096958/ or Call Tom at 813-961-1475
Camellia Society of Lakeland
When: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays
Location: Parks and Recreation building at the end of the Joker Marchant Stadium parking lot.
Contact: President Sandra Wyche, 863-816-3743
First Lakeland African Violet Society
When: 9:30 a.m. fourth Saturdays
Location: Lakeland Police Station, 219 N. Massachusetts Ave., Lakeland
Garden Club of Lake Wales
When: 10 a.m. last Mondays
Location: Senior Center, 129 E. Stuart Ave., Lake Wales
Garden Club of Lakeland
When: Circles meet Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Thursday evening and Friday morning, the third week of each month. New members welcome, experts and beginners.
Contact: Leslie Montwid, president 863-687-4750 and Alicia Harner, membership 863-683-5681.
Plant City Garden Club
Nov. 13 Speaker: Karen Elizabeth, chairwoman of the Community Gardens in Plant City. The meeting will include a tour of the Plant City Community Garden on the Campus of the Hillsborough Community College.
When: 10:15 a.m. coffee; 10:30 a.m. meeting, second Mondays
Location: The Walden Lake East Community Center, 1304 Teakwood Drive, Plant City
Contact: Lisa Firm at 813-404-4922, www.plantcitygardenclub.org
Ridge Orchid Society
When: 7:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays
Location: Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 125 Brannen Road, Lakeland
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