Events

Upcoming events

    • 7 Jan 2019
    • 10 Jan 2019
    • FFGC Headquarters 1400 S. Denning Dr. Winter Park, FL 32789

    Jan 8-11, 2019

    • 9 Jan 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Orlando Garden Club at Leu Gardens

    Digging It is an immersive class for you to learn everything you ever wanted to know about a particular horticulture topic. Our first session is an introduction to Horticulture and growing plants in Florida by the creator of the Digging It course, Tina Tuttle. Each other topic is taught by an expert in that topic: roses, cacti and succulents, camellias, orchids, and butterfly gardening.

    Additional information other than what has already been stated, such as special instructions, where to park, what to bring, ect. Registration is open and the form is attached. We will close registration if or when we reach out limit. Lunch can be ordered for delivery for units after the first unit. There is no studying or tests, we are all attending to soak up knowledge to improve our gardens.

    Dates: January 9,23, Feb 13,20, March 6 and 20

    Time: Jan 9 8am-12pm, all other dates 10am - 2pm.

    Registrar: Joanne Mulinare  ogcdiggingit@gmail.com 

    Registration Form

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    • 9 Jan 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10 Jan 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • ECO Center, Rome, GA

    Course II, $80 for 2 day session

    Ms. Stanley Boulee  stanleyboulee@gmail.com

    Is this your first time taking the school? Refresher?

    Name of your garden club.

    • 11 Jan 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Garden Club of Deland
    • 23 Jan 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 24 Jan 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites, 4350 PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
    • 23 Jan 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Orlando Garden Club at Leu Gardens

    Digging It is an immersive class for you to learn everything you ever wanted to know about a particular horticulture topic. Our first session is an introduction to Horticulture and growing plants in Florida by the creator of the Digging It course, Tina Tuttle. Each other topic is taught by an expert in that topic: roses, cacti and succulents, camellias, orchids, and butterfly gardening.

    Additional information other than what has already been stated, such as special instructions, where to park, what to bring, ect. Registration is open and the form is attached. We will close registration if or when we reach out limit. Lunch can be ordered for delivery for units after the first unit. There is no studying or tests, we are all attending to soak up knowledge to improve our gardens.

    Dates: January 9,23, Feb 13,20, March 6 and 20

    Time: Jan 9 8am-12pm, all other dates 10am - 2pm.

    Registrar: Joanne Mulinare  ogcdiggingit@gmail.com 

    Registration Form

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    • 28 Jan 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 29 Jan 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 6600 River Club Blvd, Bradenton,FL 34202 District VIII

    Series 7 - Topics covered: Basic Botany, Soils, Organic Pesticides and Pesticides Study and Safety, Techniques for Growing Outdoor Flowers, Plant Propagation, Propagation Workshop (Hands on). 

    Course I

    A wonderful opportunity for new and seasoned gardeners to learn or refresh their knowledge on up-to-date information with Basic Botany, Soils, Techniques for growing outdoor flowers, plant propagation, and organic Pesticide and Pesticide study and safety.

    May bring tools for propagation workshop. Registration information on brochure.

    Sheryl Perkins phone: (941)708-2963  email: sl_perkins@hotmail.com

    Brochure
    • 30 Jan 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 31 Jan 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 6600 River Club Blvd, Bradenton , FL 34202 District VIII

    Series 7 - Topics covered: Plant Diseases and Garden Pests, Animal Pests, Irrigation and Water, Lawn Alternatives and Growing Grass, Growing Fruit, Growing Vegetables

    Course II

    A wonderful opportunity for new and seasoned gardeners to learn or refresh their knowledge on up-to-date information with Plant diseases and garden Pests, Irrigation and water, lawn alternatives and growing grass, growing fruit, growing vegetables, and Regional Animal Pest:  birds, frogs, toads, lizards, possums, rabbit, skunk, snakes.

    Registration information in Brochure

    Sheryl Perkins phone: (941)744-7356  email: sl_perkins@hotmail.com


    • 31 Jan 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139

    Savor, Sip and Support the Garden! This heralded gastronomic experience offers you the opportunity to indulge in a sampling of dishes from Miami's premier chefs and restaurants. Stroll through Miami Beach's tropical oasis sipping cocktails, wines and brews, mingle with the chefs who have secured Miami's spot on the culinary map, bid on the "culinary inspired" silent auction. Round out the evening with great music staged under the big tent.

    Fee: $85 for Garden Members, $90 for Not yet members, $125 at the door for all.

    Sandy Sharpiro 305-673-7256

    Tickets can be purchased online at the website: 

    https://www.mbgarden.org/calendar/tickets

    • 2 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 3 Feb 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Riverside Park - Vero Beach, FL

    Gardenfest! Natures Finest Marketplace

    Get your wagons ready for the 18th year of this treasured Vero Beach favorite!

    Gardenfest! - Nature's Finest Marketplace returns to Riverside Park, Vero Beach February 2-3, 2019. Come stroll under the beautiful oaks and enjoy one of the largest free and family-friendly garden festivals in Florida.

    Thousands of Treasure Coast residents and visitors eagerly await this annual event hosted by the Garden Club of Indian River County.

    Gardenfest! is what your garden has been waiting for.

    Over 85 vendors are hand selected to bring you an amazing collection of plants and garden accessories. 

    At Gardenfest! you'll find plants for sale including palms, ferns, orchids, bromeliads, Florida natives, herbs, succulents, bamboo, fruit trees, bonsai, roses and geraniums.

    You'll also find planters, pottery, fountains, furniture, lighting, statuary and other garden accessories. There's so many wonderful choices.

    Have a gardening question? The crowd favorite, "Ask the Experts," returns each day with free lectures, demonstrations and question and answer sessions - all lead by local horticulture authorities.

    Need a break? Rest under the oaks at the Gardenfest! Food Court featuring a Vero Beach favorite, 14 Bones.

    There are activities for children too. And don't forget to pick up a raffle ticket!! Proceeds help fund our Club's community outreach programs aimed at enhancing, preserving and beautifying the landscape of Indian River County.

    Garden enthusiasts of all levels look forward to experiencing Vero's premier annual gardening event, Natures Finest Marketplace - Gardenfest!

    Free Admission and parking. Rain or Shine.

    Garden Club of Indian River County (772) 567-4602

    Gardenfest! Flyer

    • 4 Feb 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 5 Feb 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Ribault Garden Club, 705 2nd Ave. NO., Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

    A wonderful opportunity for seasoned gardeners and "newbies" to refresh or learn about FL horticulture.

    Brochure and Registration can be found under Classes and at districtx.org under Educational Opportunities.

    Carolyn H. Stevens 904-247-8269


    • 6 Feb 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • 8 Feb 2019
    • FFGC Headquarters

    Al Latina

    Home: 813-988-6794 Cell: 813-417-5542

    • 8 Feb 2019
    • 9 Feb 2019
    • 3120 First Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205

    Friday February 8, 1pm - 4pm and Saturday February 9, 10am - 4pm

    Come see how love-themed music and prose can be creatively expressed in floral and plant exhibits. The show offers colorful exhibits in floral design, botanical arts (photography & crafts), horticulture and education. Admission is free. Info can be found at: www.manateerivergardenclub.com

    Contact: Dallas Carroll  941-795-7856

    • 8 Feb 2019
    • 10 Feb 2019
    • Wekiva Youth Camp, Apopka FL
    Register

    1pm on Friday, 8 Feb until 11am on Sunday, 10 Feb 2019 

    This 2-night camp experience provides hands on training to volunteers working with Wekiva Youth Camp in the summer months and provides Jr. Gardner Leaders with ideas and training for their junior gardener years' activities.

    Cost is $75. Limited to 52 adult garden club member campers. Registration required. For more information visit www.wekivayouthcamp.org or go to www.ffgc.org and click on the Wekiva Youth Camp home page.

    Tina V. Tuttle 850-587-2361 (home) or 850-341-2361 (cell), Ttuttle1954@gmail.com

    • 10 Feb 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Wekiva Youth Camp, 1800Wekiwa Circle Apopka, FL

    Come visit our ACA accredited youth camp and take a tour of the facilities, talk to the staff and enjoy light refreshments.

    Free and open to the public, garden club members and prospective campers.

    Tina V. Tuttle, 850-587-2361 (home), 850-341-2361 (cell) or Ttuttle1954@gmail.com

    • 12 Feb 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 13 Feb 2019
    • 2000 Turnbull Bay Rd, New Smyrna Beach

    Sponsored by New Smyrna Beach Garden Club 

    Contact the Registrar, Barbara Magnusson 386-427-7794 or

    Sally Flanagan 386-428-3170, sfflan@aol.com

    Registration Form
    • 13 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Orlando Garden Club at Leu Gardens

    Digging It is an immersive class for you to learn everything you ever wanted to know about a particular horticulture topic. Our first session is an introduction to Horticulture and growing plants in Florida by the creator of the Digging It course, Tina Tuttle. Each other topic is taught by an expert in that topic: roses, cacti and succulents, camellias, orchids, and butterfly gardening.

    Additional information other than what has already been stated, such as special instructions, where to park, what to bring, ect. Registration is open and the form is attached. We will close registration if or when we reach out limit. Lunch can be ordered for delivery for units after the first unit. There is no studying or tests, we are all attending to soak up knowledge to improve our gardens.

    Dates: January 9,23, Feb 13,20, March 6 and 20

    Time: Jan 9 8am-12pm, all other dates 10am - 2pm.

    Registrar: Joanne Mulinare  ogcdiggingit@gmail.com 

    Registration Form

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    • 18 Feb 2019
    • 20 Feb 2019
    • Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church, 100 Andrew Jackson Trail, GB FL 32561

    8:00am (Registration) - 5:00 pm, 18-19 Feb. 2019; Exam Feb.20 from 9-12 noon. If not taking the exam, Cass concludes at 3:45 p.m.

    Flower Show School is designed for training and certifying National Flower Show Judges; however, anyone wanting to learn about Horticulture, Design or Flower Show Procedure should come. We have the best instructors - David Robson and Gina Jogan -- and there is a lot to learn.

    Additional information:Cost is $100 for 2-day Course plus exam; $95 2-day Course, no exam.

    Horticulture only - $60; Design only $60. All prices include lunch. Registration form is included in the Trifold. NO REFUNDS AFTER FEBRUARY 4,2019. Checks payable to FFSJ, District I. 

    Judy Keliher, 2022 Downing Dr., Pensacola, FL 32505, Registrar

    850-484-9172 or mrmrsjfk@aol.com

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    • 20 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Orlando Garden Club at Leu Gardens

    Digging It is an immersive class for you to learn everything you ever wanted to know about a particular horticulture topic. Our first session is an introduction to Horticulture and growing plants in Florida by the creator of the Digging It course, Tina Tuttle. Each other topic is taught by an expert in that topic: roses, cacti and succulents, camellias, orchids, and butterfly gardening.

    Additional information other than what has already been stated, such as special instructions, where to park, what to bring, ect. Registration is open and the form is attached. We will close registration if or when we reach out limit. Lunch can be ordered for delivery for units after the first unit. There is no studying or tests, we are all attending to soak up knowledge to improve our gardens.

    Dates: January 9,23, Feb 13,20, March 6 and 20

    Time: Jan 9 8am-12pm, all other dates 10am - 2pm.

    Registrar: Joanne Mulinare  ogcdiggingit@gmail.com 

    Registration Form

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    • 1 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 2 Mar 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Boca Raton Garden Club, 4281 NW 3rd Ave, Boca Raton, FL District X

    Friday March 1 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Saturday March 2 - 9:00am - 3:00 pm

    Rebecca Stallard, Chair (561)400-2119

    The show schedule and entry information for exhibitors will be posted on the club's website, http://www.bocaratongardenclub.org , approximately three months prior to the show.

    Schedule

    • 4 Mar 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 5 Mar 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Ribault Garden Club, 705 2nd Ave. No., Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

    A wonderful opportunity for seasoned gardeners and "newbies" to refresh or learn about FL horticulture.

    Brochure and Registration can be found under Classes and at districtx.org under Educational Opportunities.

    Carolyn H. Stevens 904-247-8269


    • 6 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Orlando Garden Club at Leu Gardens

    Digging It is an immersive class for you to learn everything you ever wanted to know about a particular horticulture topic. Our first session is an introduction to Horticulture and growing plants in Florida by the creator of the Digging It course, Tina Tuttle. Each other topic is taught by an expert in that topic: roses, cacti and succulents, camellias, orchids, and butterfly gardening.

    Additional information other than what has already been stated, such as special instructions, where to park, what to bring, ect. Registration is open and the form is attached. We will close registration if or when we reach out limit. Lunch can be ordered for delivery for units after the first unit. There is no studying or tests, we are all attending to soak up knowledge to improve our gardens.

    Dates: January 9,23, Feb 13,20, March 6 and 20

    Time: Jan 9 8am-12pm, all other dates 10am - 2pm.

    Registrar: Joanne Mulinare  ogcdiggingit@gmail.com 

    Registration Form

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    • 9 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, Fl 33139

    Book early for one of our most popular events of the year. You'll visit spectacular gardens, discovering the tropical worlds hidden behind the gates of some of Mimi Beach's finest homes. Each garden has its own style and enticing features such as pools, water views, secluded patios and decorative plantings.

    Saturday's tour begins and ends at the Miami Beach Garden Clubs Flower Show, shop our Gems & Junque Bazaar and plant sale. Box lunches, snacks, beer, wine, and bubbles will be available for purchase. At 4pm a reception for tour attendees will be held to honor the garden hosts. A ticket for the shuttle service can be purchased for those who prefer not to drive. Cost: $30 members, $35 nonmembers, Transportation $20.00.

    Kick off tour weekend on a Friday evening with a VIP cocktail party held at the Garden. This year's VIP experience includes a docent guided preview of the Miami Beach Garden Club's flower show and your Saturday tour ticket ($80)

    Ticket link to purchase tickets: 

    https://www.mbgarden.org/calendar/tickets

    Sandy Shapiro: 305-673-7256 ext. 206




    • 11 Mar 2019
    • 13 Mar 2019

    Westin Hotel

    Jekyll Island, GA

    Info Packet

    Registration Form

    • 18 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Ribault Garden Club, Jacksonville Beach, FL

    March 18,25 and April 1, 2019

    Registrar: Beverly Williams,  bevthepatriot@gmail.com  phone: 404-312-8530

    Registration Form

    • 19 Mar 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 20 Mar 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • New Smyrna Beach Garden Club

    First of a 4-part series, can be taken in any order.

    Course 1 is an overview of environmental studies and its components. Lunch will be provided.

    Sally Flanagan, Chairperson SFFlan@aol.com

    • 20 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Orlando Garden Club at Leu Gardens

    Digging It is an immersive class for you to learn everything you ever wanted to know about a particular horticulture topic. Our first session is an introduction to Horticulture and growing plants in Florida by the creator of the Digging It course, Tina Tuttle. Each other topic is taught by an expert in that topic: roses, cacti and succulents, camellias, orchids, and butterfly gardening.

    Additional information other than what has already been stated, such as special instructions, where to park, what to bring, ect. Registration is open and the form is attached. We will close registration if or when we reach out limit. Lunch can be ordered for delivery for units after the first unit. There is no studying or tests, we are all attending to soak up knowledge to improve our gardens.

    Dates: January 9,23, Feb 13,20, March 6 and 20

    Time: Jan 9 8am-12pm, all other dates 10am - 2pm.

    Registrar: Joanne Mulinare  ogcdiggingit@gmail.com 

    Registration Form

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    • 22 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Naples Botanical Gardens, 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples, FL 34112

    Mary Pulick  marypulick@gmail.com

    • 25 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Ribault Garden Club, Jacksonville Beach, FL

    March 18,25 and April 1, 2019

    Registrar: Beverly Williams,  bevthepatriot@gmail.com  phone: 404-312-8530

    Registration Form

    • 29 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Lake County Agriculture Center 1951 Woodlea Rd. Tavares, Florida 32778

    Open to the public presented by the Lake County Council of Garden Clubs.

    March 29th & 30th, 2019 

    Sue Cangialosi 352-874-1251 

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 31 Mar 2019
    • The Royal Dalton House, 5445 West Oak Park Blvd., Homosassa,FL 34446

    Saturday March 30,2019 from 1-4pm

    Sunday March 31,2019  from 10am - 2pm

    Nancy A. Smith 352-382-7975

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 31 Mar 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • St. Johns County Agricultural Center 3125 Agricultural Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32092

    MARCH 30TH, 2019  9AM-5PM

    MARCH 31ST, 2019  10AM-3PM 

    FLOWER SHOW IS HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH EPIC CELEBRATION OF SPRING.

    SHOW SCHEDULE AND ENTRY INFORMATION FOR EXHIBITORS WILL BE POSTED ON THE CLUBS WEBSITE: gardenclubofstaugustine.org

    GINNY PIERUCCI   missg@capquest.com   904-460-9473

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Sarasota Garden Club 1131Blvd. of Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236

    You are cordially invited to a wedding at SGC. Member's gowns, wedding veils, and photos will be displayed along with floral designs and horticulture. See www.SarasotaGardenClub.org

    Betty Call 978-257-6698

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 2629 Bayshore Blvd. Tampa Garden Club

    Parking on premises. No additional cost.

    Kathy Echevarria - Kathy.Echevarria@gmail.com

    • 31 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 2629 Bayshore Blvd. Tampa Garden Club

    Parking on premises. No additional cost.

    Kathy Echevarria - Kathy.Echevarria@gmail.com

    • 1 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 2 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 6600 River Club Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34202 District VIII

    Series 7 - Factors that Influence Plant Growth; New Plant Development and Evaluation; Container Gardening- Outdoor; Houseplant Basics; Teaching Tour of Marie Shelby Botanical Garden; Visit Test Garden

    Course III

    A wonderful opportunity for new and seasoned gardeners to learn or refresh their knowledge on up-to-date information with Factors that influence plant growth, New Plant development and evaluation, container gardening - outdoor, houseplant basics, teaching tour of Marie Shelby Botanical Garden.

    Registration information in Brochure

    Sheryl Perkins  phone: (941) 744-7356  email: sl_perkins@hotmail.com

    • 1 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Ribault Garden Club, Jacksonville Beach, FL

    March 18,25 and April 1, 2019

    Registrar: Beverly Williams,  bevthepatriot@gmail.com  phone: 404-312-8530

    • 3 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 4 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 6600 River Club Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34202 District VIII

    Series 7 - Plant Classification and Nonmenclature; Outdoor Identification of Plants; Specialized Styles of Gardening; Techniques for Woody Ornaments; Pruning Techniques; Invasive Plants in Florida

    Course IV

    A wonderful opportunity for new and seasoned gardeners to learn or refresh their knowledge on up-to-date information with Plant Classification and Nomenclature, Outdoor identification of plants, specialized styles of gardening, techniques for growing wood ornamentals, pruning techniques, and Invasive plants in Florida.

    Registration Information in Brochure

    Sheryl Perkins  phone: (941) 744-7356  email: sl_perkins@hotmail.com

    • 5 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 6 Apr 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Venice Community Center 326 S. Nokomis Ave. Venice Area FL

    April 5-6th, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm each day.

    Tracey Ivey 941-412-1642
    • 6 Apr 2019
    • 10 Apr 2019
    • St. Augustine


    • 9 Apr 2019
    • 10 Apr 2019
    • Oxford, Mississippi


    • 9 Apr 2019
    • 12 Apr 2019
    • Lafayette,Louisiana


    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 12500 Pierson Rd., Wellington, Florida

    Carol Coleman (561)792-2290

    Deeridge Farms Gardens Tour Additional Information:

    This mobile guided tour is approximately 1 hour in length with additional activities

    to follow. Due to the nature of these garden trails, there is no handicap

    accessibility for this event. ADVANCE TICKET SALES ONLY by mail or online at

    www.wellingtongardenclub.org ! Tickets purchased by mail will be assigned

    specific tour times. No tickets will be sold at the event. Bring your cameras!



    • 25 Apr 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Benvenuto Caterestaurant, Boyton Beach

    Morning Program:

    Roger Hammer, Well-known Naturalist and Photographer will Present "Creating Natural Corridors for Birds and Butterflies." 

    Afternoon Program:

    Presented by FFGC Flower Show Judge, Mayfair Hydro -featuring designs from the New FS Handbook.

    Additional information and registration on flyer.

    Brabar Hadsell 561-635-8809 (call or text)  or barbarahadsell@cs.com

    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Ft. Myers Lee County Council Building

    Vicki Williamson

    Have you taken previous LDS courses?

    What is your Garden Club?

    Registration Form


    • 29 Apr 2019
    • 2 May 2019
    • Biloxi, MS

    Annual Convention

    • 9 Jun 2019
    • 11 Jun 2019
    • Gainesville, FL

    June 9, 5-7pm June 10, all day, Design program 6-9pm, June 11, 8:30-3pm

    Florence Cline 352-332-2309

    • 17 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 20 Jun 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Chinsegut Retreat and Conservation Center, Brooksville, FL (MYFWC.com/Chinsegut)_(ChinsegutRetreat)

    This year's SEEK Conference will be limited to 40 students. All students requesting registration after the first 40 are confirmed will be placed on a wait list. Attached is registration and flyer.

    Registration Form
    Flyer

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