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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

October 24, 2006

Artisans, Artists and Ambiance! Shop Tax-Free at the Wildflower Center

Shop stress-free, tax-free and admission-free in the beautiful surroundings of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center this holiday season.

When: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, December 1 and 2. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 3

What: The Wildflower Center's 16th Annual Holiday Shopping Event features local artists and artisans selling watercolors, jewelry, photography, pottery and herbal products as well as the unique gifts for all ages in the Wildflower Center Store. Friday and Saturday are tax-free shopping days. Sales specials: 10 percent off general gifts on Friday, 10 percent off apparel and accessories on Saturday and 10 percent off books, calendars and stationery on Sunday. Wildflower Center members save another 10 percent.

Where: 4801 LaCrosse Ave., Austin, TX Refreshments: At the Wildflower Café.

Book Signings: Saturday: Photographer Laurence Parent signs his book, Big Bend, and Wesley Treat signs Weird Texas Admission: Free! Sponsored by Majic 95.5 For information, visit www.wildflower.org.

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