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Wreaths and Feeders: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Country Club Nursery, 9850 Starkey Road, Largo. Make a holiday wreath, or kids can make pine cone bird feeders; free. Call (727) 397-4438.

Growing Orchids: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S Palm Ave., Sarasota. Class on growing orchids that thrive in a Central Florida climate; $40. Call (941) 366-5731, ext. 239, to register.

Wildlife Treats: 11 a.m.-noon today, Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Make treats for backyard wildlife, both furred and feathered, plus easy, natural gifts for neighbors. Call (727) 453-6500 to register.

Orchid Conservation: noon-1 p.m. Tues., Cooley Theatre, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S Palm Ave., Sarasota. Talk on: "Orchid Conservation, Why Should I Care?"; free with general admission, $12 adults, $6 kids 6-11, members free. Call (941) 366-5731, ext. 237.

'Seasonal Sensations': 5-10 p.m. daily through Jan. 3 at Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Stroll through a 425,000-light holiday wonderland, with brilliant lighted displays, holiday garden railway, music; free. Call (727) 582-2100.

'Trees & Traditions': 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 1-4 p.m. Sun. through December, Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Holiday trees decorated in global themes in decorated buildings throughout the village, docent-led, self-guided tours; free. Call (727) 582-2123.

'Lights in Bloom': The gardens' flora and fauna are illuminated with 500,000 lights in giant displays of birds, flowers and more in over 150 rainforest-themed displays, special children's "secret garden," 20-foot "tree" made of 800 bromeliads, festive music from performers, historical mansion decorated by interior designers, trains, miniature "villages'' and more in annual Lights in Bloom at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S Palm Ave., Sarasota, from 6-9 p.m. through Dec. 23, and Dec. 26-30. Tickets: $12 adults, $6 kids 6-11, kids 5 and under free with adult. Call (941) 366-5731, ext. 241, or visit

Christmas at Pinewood: Tours of decorated mansion and gardens with "Marvelous Moods of Christmas'' theme, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through Jan. 1 (closed Dec. 24-25), plus 60-bell carillon recital at 1 and 3 p.m. daily at the Pinewood Estate at Historic Bok Sanctuary, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales. Tour admission: $17 adults, $8 for ages 5-12, $6 members, children under 5 admitted free; includes Historic Bok Sanctuary admission. Call (863) 676-1408 or

Old World Charm: 7 p.m. Jan. 8, Coquina Key Community Center, 3850 Pompano Drive SE, St. Petersburg. Bring concrete garden planters or accessories to Coquina Key Garden Club workshop; wash is applied to create a timeless "Old World'' look. Register through Fri. Call (727) 823-2886 or (727) 895-5116.

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