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Sept. 14-16

Want your house to be perfect by Christmas? Start planning now. See what's new in home décor and renovations at the first Fall MAC Events Home Show at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Friday, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $7 adults; $5 seniors and kids 12-17. Children younger than 12 are free.

Sept. 18

The season for beautiful cut flowers is far from over. Explore the Maymont gardens with Richmond floral designer David Pippin as he points out the best blooms and foliage and demonstrates how to arrange them. Arrangements will be given away as door prizes. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $39 per person. Register by Sept. 11. Contact the University of Richmond's School of Continuing Studies at 287-6331 or sbowlin@richmond.edu.

Sept. 22

Get greener at the second annual Virginia Garden Festival at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Watch tree care and lawn demonstrations, learn landscape strategies and get earth-friendly tips from vendors. Enjoy music, taste samples of Virginia-grown foods and shop for unusual plants. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 262-9887.

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