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Page 8 POST-GAZEI"I'E, JANUARY 20, 2012 What comes to mind when you think of relaxing and unwinding with your family and friends? Most people will find the sound of a water fountain or the site of a beautiful fresh water pond with colorful fish plants and butterflies very relaxing and entertaining. Besthands Landscape Design & Construction of Easton, Massachusetts will be on hand to help you create that perfect outdoor setting. Be sure to stop by their booth at the 2 d Annual Massachusetts Home Show this weekend. Once again the Hynes Convention Center in Bos- ton will be packed wall to wall with hundreds of companies for the 2 nd Annual Massa- chusetts Home Show taking place on January 21 st and 22 ", 2012. With so much to choose from, the Home Show has the selection you need to save time, compare options and save money. Exhibitors will cover Hall A with every product_and ser- vice imaginable for inside and outside your home. Talk to builders and contractors, kitchen and bath special- ists, look at the latest in doors, windows and siding, plan a new addition with a deck, porch, patio or sunroom, check out home entertainment and lighting systems, choose a new land- scape design or outdoor building for your property, the Massachusetts Home Show has it all! NARI the National Asso- ciation of the Remodeling Industry will be conducting daily seminars to help those with remodeling jobs make the right choices for their projects. Art lovers come and enjoy a mural being painted on site by Custom Art by Christian, and eco-friendly ceramic tile murals for pri- vate residences by Symme- try Tile. The 2 "d Annual Massachu- setts Home Show is produced by Jenks Productions, Inc. Show hours are Saturday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sun- day 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Children 12 and under FREE. For further information, floor plans, show lists and the latest information on show events, entertainment and guest celebrities visit www.jenksproductions, com. In the clutch of winter, two Central Massachusetts cul- tural institutions collaborate on an exhibition of fresh flo- ral arrangements and artis- tic masterworks that con- jure the sights and scents of a warmer climate. Flora in Winter, on view Thursday through Sunday, January 26-29, features fresh floral arrangements interpreting works of art at the Worces- ter Art Museum (55 Sal- isbury St, Worcester) and "A Floral Feast" at Tower Hill Botanic Garden (11 French Drive, Boylston). Garden club members and floral de- signers from throughout Central New England have volunteered to create the arrangements. Visitors will admire gorgeous arrange- ments in the Worcester Art Museum's galleries and in the Education & Visitors Center at Tower Hill, as well as floral displays sponsored by area florists to adorn pub- lic spaces. Guided tours at each location will be offered several times daily. Special Events celebrating Flora in Winter will be held at each institution throughout the period. At Tower Hill Botanic Garden, celebrate "A Floral Feast" as the inspiration for arrangements displayed in LUCIA RISTORANTE & BAR Traditional Italian Cuisine 415 Hanover Street, Boston 61 7.367.2353 11 MountVernon Street, Winchester 781.729.0515 [3,iwte I=unchon loorns fop anti Occasion Chpisleninq - ESiI,I Show+ B+lq Sho,+ Birlhlaq BePe+vemenl, Ic. DonatoFrattaroli donato @ Tower Hill's Education & Visitors Center, including the Limonaia opened in the fall of 2010, adjacent to the lush subtropical blooms and greenery in the Orangerie, with the backdrop of the Win- ter Garden. Enjoy stunning floral interpretations in- spired by life's many ban- quets-feasts of celebration, holidays and honor. Feasts may also be interpreted as feasts for the senses, of decadence, or of giving. Be sure to visit and explore how our masterful designers in- terpret "A Floral Feast." Tal- ented floral designers will reach the heights of artistic expression in this one-of-a- kind show. On Friday, Janu- ary 27 at 7:30 pm, Tower Hill enhances the mood and at- mosphere of Flora in Winter with a Candlelight Concert presented by renowned jazz pianist Dr. Elliot Steger and friends. Twigs Caf6 will pro- vide complimentary hors d'oeuvre. Call Tower Hill at 508-869-6111 ext. 135 for reservations. Opening Hours for Flora in Winter at Tower Hill Botanic Garden: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, reopening at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, January 27 for the Candlelight Concert. Admis- sion is free for Tower Hill Members, and children un- der 6. Public tours will be held at Tower Hill at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. each day. Tours are included with the price of admission. For private tours for groups of 10 or more, please call 508-869- 6111 ext. 125. Tower Hill Botanic Garden is the home of the Worces- ter County Horticultural So- ciety, incorporated in 1842 for the purpose of "advancing the science, and encourag- ing and improving the prac- tice of horticulture." Located on 132 acres of garden para- dise in bucolic Boylston, Massachusetts, the Garden hosts educational programs, exhibits, shows, and special events throughout the year. An Evening with Stanley Sagov & The Remembering The Future Jazz Band with Special Guest jazz/rock guitarist Larry Coryell is headed to The Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street in Cam- bridge on Saturday, March 31 for two shows -- 7:30 pm and I0:00 pm. Tickets for either show are on sale now and can be purchased on line at or by calling: 617-395-7757. The Remembering the Fu- ture Jazz Band features some of the premier musi- cians in Boston: Dr. Stanley Sagov on piano and key- boards, John Lockwood on acoustic bass, Bob Gullotti on drums, Robert Douglas Gay Inside the Limonaia at Tower Hill Botanic Garden: The Limonaia, opened in 2010, houses the bulk of the Garden's Camellia collection, but is also home to lemons and other citrus plants. on alto sax and Mike Peipman on trumpet, Stan Strickland on tenor sax, flute and vocals and special guest vocalist, Wannetta Jackson. Stanley Sagov is a dazzling jazz pianist and composer who is skilled on a number of musical instruments. Sagov also commands a full time career as a medical doctor, amazing his col- leagues in both music and in medicine with his ability to lead such an intense dual life both as'a physician and as a musician. Sagov's new CD, Fever, is highlighted by singer Wannetta Jackson who takes the lead on the title track and then brings in the ever-enchanting Stan Strickland for an in- tensely intimate live perfor- mance this past September. Dr. Sagov and the Remem- bering The Future Jazz band are also scheduled to perform live on Eric in the Evening on Thursday, March 7 at 9:00 PM. As one of the pioneers of jazz-rock -- perhaps the pio- neer in the ears of some -- Special Guest Larry Coryell deserves a special place in the history books. He brought what amounted to a nearly alien sensibility to jazz elec- tric guitar playing in the 1960s, a hard-edged, cutting tone, phrasing and note- bending that owed as much to blues, rock and even coun- try as it did to earlier, smoother bop influences. Yet as a true eclectic, armed with a brilliant technique, CityFeast Co-Hosts Carla Gomes Proprietor of Antico Forno and Terramia Paul Trojano Proprietor of Caffe Graffiti Malt and Scan Williams Proprietors of Lucca Jose Duarte Proprietor of Taranta Ray Bourque and Harvey Wilk Proprietors of Tresca ) Joslin Diabetes Center