Saturday, April 19, 2003

Events include teas and puppets

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Floral designer and author Ron Morgan's luncheon talk will kick off the Cincinnati Flower Show's Lecture Series. He will speak 11 a.m. Wednesday. Cost: $45, includes lunch and show admission.

Morgan's talk, and most other special events of the flower show, will be at Coney Island's Moonlite Pavilion. Most tickets include show admission.

Other lecture speakers and special events:

What: Cincinnati Flower Show, presented by Provident Bank
When: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday-next Saturday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 27.
Where: Coney Island, on the banks of Lake Como, Kellogg Avenue.
Tickets: $15 adults, $3 ages 3-12. Advance tickets ($11) through Sunday at Kroger and Provident Bank locations; by phone, 872-5194 or (800) 670-6808, or at
Miscellaneous: End-of-show sale of some props and plants will start 6 p.m. April 27.
• Floral designer Pam Smith, director of marketing for Miami-based Nature's Flowers, will discuss "Easy and Irresistible! Stylish Decorating Solutions!" at 11 a.m. Thursday. Cost: $20.

• Debra Moreland, founder of Paris, the Reading tiara and accessories design company, will be featured at a tea and fashion show at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Cost: $30.

• Sir Richard Carew Pole, president of the Royal Horticultural Society in Great Britain, will speak at a dinner at 6 p.m. Friday. His topic will be his ancestral home and gardens in Cornwall. The dinner will benefit the Cincinnati Preservation Association and Friends of the Royal Horticultural Society. Cost: $60.

• Spring Fling, "A Tribute to Italy" party with music by Johnny Clueless, will be 6 p.m.-midnight Friday. Cost: $40, advance reservations required.

• Craig Summers Black, senior garden editor for Better Homes & Gardens, will talk about "Six Winning Ways to Jump-Start Your Garden This Spring" at 2 p.m. next Saturday. Cost: Free to show visitors.

• Afternoon teas will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Cost: $30 Wednesday and $50 Thursday (a benefit for Every Child Succeeds).

• A Mother-Daughter Tea will feature a Mad Cap Puppet Theater production of Tales from the Madcap Treasure Chest at 2:30 p.m. April 27. Cost: $30 adults, $20 children 12 and under.

To purchase lecture or tea tickets, visit or call 872-5194.

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