Topical Tropical: 53rd Annual Tropical Short Course is presented by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 661 N.W. 53rd St., Boca Raton. 1/26 presenters include: Lloyd Singleton, Horticulturist, The Breakers in Palm Beach; Kristin Jacobs, Commissioner, Environmental Advocate, Founder of NatureScape; Jan Sillik, FFGC 2nd VP and Designer Extraordinaire. 1/27 presenters: Mike Zimmerman, President of the Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden, Owner of Zimmerman Tree Service, Treehugger; Georgia Tasker, Author and Miami Herald columnist; Julia Clevett, NGC Creative Design Genius. Event includes raffles, and vendors of plants, books, garden accessories, containers, floral design materials, etc. 8 am - 2:30 pm. $95 (2 days, lunch included), $50 (single day, lunch included). Call Barbara Horan at 954-698-0109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.