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Roses Without Fear
    The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will offer people a chance to raise their gardening I.Q. by attending a catered lunch and fund-raiser on Wednesday at 12 noon at a private home in Southampton’s Shinnecock Hills. Harvey Feinstein, a gardening connoisseur and president emeritus of the Southampton Rose Society, will discuss “How to grow roses without killing them or yourself.” Reservations are requested by tomorrow and can be made by phone with the co-chairwomen Gladys Remler or Ursula Lynch, both in Southampton.

‘Time and Place’
    MONC XIII, a home store at 40 Madison Street in Sag Harbor, will host a book signing and cocktail reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday for Steven Gambrel, a designer. Mr. Gambrel’s book, “Steven Gambrel: Time and Place” showcases his designs at 10 residences. Those who wish to attend can R.S.V.P. to 

Much Ado at Madoo
    Much Ado About Madoo, a daylong benefit for the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack on Saturday, begins at 10 a.m. with a market offering rare and unusual plants, garden and home accessories, and garden antiques. The market will be open through 4 p.m., and there will be events for children throughout the day. Tickets are $10, but Madoo members get in free. Also at 10, Lynch’s Garden Center and Lilee Fell Flowers will offer a flower arranging class, and there will be a topiary class at 11. The cost of each class is $40, or $30 for members.  A lunch at noon will include a lecture by Barbara Paul Robinson, who will also sign copies of her book, “Rosemary Verey: The Life and Lessons of a Legendary Gardener.” Tickets cost $60 and $50 for Madoo members. Reservations are required for the classes and the lunch.
    A cocktail party from 6 to 8:30 p.m. closes the day. There party will feature live and silent auctions. Tickets cost $125 and $100 for members.