This invitation is sent out to all the flower lovers--The North Carolina Arboretum will host the 26th Annual Show of the Carolinas Dahlia Society September 8 and 9. The show will be open to the public Saturday and Sunday. Hundreds of dahlias in every shape, size, and color will be on display. Exhibitors from four states, including commercial and amateur growers from North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama will participate. This year’s theme, Power of Pink, was chosen to bring increased awareness to the fight against cancer. Each year more than 370,000 visitors experience the Arboretum’s gardens, trails, exhibits, shows and expos, educational programs, demonstrations and lectures. The show is free for Arboretum Society members or with the standard parking fee ($8 per personal motor vehicle). For more information, call (828) 665-2492 or visit www.ncarboretum.org.