Spend an autumn evening in the botanical gardens during Mercer’s largest fundraiser of the
year, Moonlight Over Mercer: Dine, Dance, and Donate Saturday, Oct. 17 starting at 5 p.m.
Enjoy savory appetizers, a gourmet cocktail buffet, and complimentary wine and beer under
the stars while the DJ Brothers entertain. Find unique and extraordinary treasures during the
silent and live auctions, and meet this year’s honoree Brenda Beust Smith of the Lazy Gardener
& Friends Newsletter.
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Put your decorating skills to the test by entering Big Stone Lodge’s Pumpkin Decorating
Contest by Monday. Oct. 26.
Whether it’s scary, funny or whimsical, Big Stone Lodge is looking for your best entry. To
enter the contest, fill out a registration form at Big Stone Lodge. Only one entry is allowed per
team. Pumpkins may not be carved, cut or hollowed out and electrical devices and candles are
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Join Master Gardener Debbie Banfield of Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center as she shares
tips for autumn and winter plant care Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. at Big Stone Lodge in
Dennis Johnston Park.
In this presentation, Banfield will demonstrate how to reap the fruits of fall and prepare
plants for colder weather. She will also share a special presentation on the native monarch
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