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The communications office of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin provides media with timely, accurate information about the Wildflower Center. Below are recent press releases related to Center events and to staff expertise on conservation practices, native plant gardening, nature education, and native plant resources and research findings. For more information or photos beyond those on the newsroom site, please contact:

    Media Manager
Barbra Rodriguez

December 4, 2009

Wild Ideas Shopping Event

What:  The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center goes wild for the holidays with artists, artisans and special sales during the 19th Annual Wild Ideas Shopping Event.  When:  9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, December 4 and 5. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 6.  Where:  Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739 

Background:  Whether your loved ones enjoy photography, jewelry, nature books or special teas, the Wildflower Center is the perfect place to shop for holiday gifts the first weekend in December. Enjoy free admission and special merchandise discounts daily. On Friday, which honors the Austin Junior League, general gifts will be 20 percent off. Holiday ornament singings will occur from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and truffle tasting from 1 to 3 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, artists and artisans will display their wares, including watercolors, holiday apparel, handmade soaps, and limestone products. Saturday honors University of Texas at Austin faculty, staff, and exes, and includes three nature book signings in the store. Kelly Bender will sign “Texas Wildscapes” from noon to 3 p.m. And from 1 to 4 p.m., Lance Allred signs “Enchanted Rock” and Jim Stanley signs “Hill Country Landowners Guide.” Store visitors on Sunday enjoy Franz porcelein jewelry specials and Michael Michaud jewelry show, as well as 20 percent off apparel. From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. that day, Greg Lawson signs “Star Struck: Texas Impressions,” while artist Julia Webber is on hand from 1 to 4 p.m. to sign her newly released Wildflower Days™ 2010 poster. Learn more at http://www.wildflower.org/holiday/.

Sponsors:  MAJIC 95.5.                                                                                                     

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