Calendar of Events

I                                        WELCOME GARDENING FRIENDS!
The location of all our meetings is at the First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange,
150 S. Ashland, LaGrange in the basement Fellowship Hall, unless otherwise noted.
Please enter directly from the parking lot entrance into the basement area.  
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Our Hospitality & Social Hour begins at 12:15 pm with coffee, appetizers & sweet treats.
Our Business Meeting begins at 1:00 pm, followed by a special program & speaker.
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We would love to have guests join us to see if they might be interested in membership.
Our members have a lot to offer and share in responsibilities to make us a success! 
If you'd like to attend as a guest, contact Pat, our Membership Chairperson at
(312) 218-0060 or Jan, our President, at (708) 359-2124. 
Hope to see you soon!  
 
 

  SEPTEMBER, 2017



September  11, 2017

Location:        First Presbyterian Church of LG

                      150 S. Ashland, LG

                       Fellowship Hall (bsmt)

        
Social Hour:                              12:15 p.m.

Enjoy some refreshments and catch up with garden club friends!                                                    Annual Membership Dues are payable.

Meeting                                        1:00 p.m.        

Program:   Business meeting followed by tours of two wonderful local gardens! 

                      This is a member-only event.


September 14 - Community Service Project 
Members will make Sports Ball centerpieces for Aging Care Connections fundraiser. 
Aging Care provices social services to senior citizens. All direction and materials will be provided by the club. 
 
Sept. 15 – District II Presidents Forum meeting at Bloomingdale Country Club.                

 
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OCTOBER, 2017

MEMBERSHIP  DUES ARE PAYABLE THIS MONTH.

 

October 2 - Evening Social Hour:   6:15 p.m.

EVENING Meeting:                       7:00 p.m.

 Catch up with all your gardening friends or meet new ones!

We always welcome guests and new members. 

                            

 Program:  "How to Grow Vegetables in Containers" by Michael Annes, 
from Ball Horticulture                
                                       
Wednesday, October 11 - 6:30 pm- Member Workshop at Maria's Floral Studio, LaGrange. Members will make pumpkin floral arrangements.

Civic Development:  We will perform a Fall cleanup of the LaGrange post office garden. 
Date to be determined.
                      

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 NOVEMBER, 2017

 November 6    

 Program: "Art & Architecture in your Garden" by Julie Janoski, landscape designer and owner of Janoski Design, formerly with The Growing Place.

           

*Signup for our Dec. 4th Member Christmas Luncheon.  Reservations and payments should be made with our Social/Hospitality Chairperson, Linda Rucins.  

 

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DECEMBER, 2017

 December 4 
LGGC MEMBER CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON - Prior signup and payment required with our Social/Hospitality Chairperson Linda to be able to attend.   Members only event.
 
Luncheon Program:  "Holiday Floral Design and Tablescapes"   demo by a wedding and event florist.  

 Note:  As part of our Community Service, members and guests are asked to bring
children's unwrapped, new toys and books for Community Nurse and Health Association's
"Secret Santa" program. Financial Donations for Community Nurse are also welcome.  
                       
  
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 JANUARY, 2018
There is no meeting in January.

Member Workshop:  Make a Rosette Wreath. Members will be notified about location.  
 
January 19, 2018 - 10 AM District II Program Chairman’s Meeting at Indian Prairie Library, Darien
 
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FEBRUARY, 2018
 
 February 05 
Program:  "How our Planet is Impacted by Artificial Light" by Drew Carhart,
Illinois Coalition for Responsible Outdoor Lighting



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 MARCH, 2018
 
March 5
Program: "Sustainability and How to Create a Healthy Environment" by Kay McKeen,
founder and executive director of SCARCE, an environmental resource center in Glen Ellyn
 
March 16 – District II Annual Meeting and Luncheon –
Abbington Banquets, Glen Ellyn

 
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APRIL, 2018

 

Ways & Means - CLUB FUNDRAISER
 
Members & Friends Annual PLANT CATALOG orders and payments are due at this meeting.
All Members are expected to participate and help on our fundraiser by ordering plants themselves and asking friends & family.  (sorry, no internet orders)
 
Members that are physically able are also asked to help unload the plant trucks and help sort orders in May when the plants are delivered.
 
April 2
Program: "Best New Plants" by Kim Hartmann, Countryside Gardens.
Trees, shrubs, perennials, veggies...all proven to grow in our area.
 
 CIVIC DEVELOPMENT:  Members clean up the Post Office flower beds.  
Date to be determined.
 
 Easter April 1----- Earth Day April 22 -----  Arbor Day April 27
 
 April 30 – Garden Clubs of IL. Annual Convention & Luncheon - 
            Hilton Lisle/Naperville in Lisle
 
CELEBRATING ARBOR DAY:  Our Club donates a tree to a local community organization to celebrate Arbor Day.  In April, 2017 we donated a tree to St. Francis School.  The Village Forester and Club members participated in a tree planting ceremony with students.We will determine a location for a 2018 tree. 
 
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 MAY, 2018
 
May 7
Program: "Vertical Gardening" by Shawna Coronado, a regular guest on
Fox 32 radio.  She will bring her books to sell.  

 
 
CATALOG ANNUALS DELIVERED!!
May  17  - Nursery suppliers deliver plant orders.
Members & friends are asked to pick up any plants they ordered at times and locations specified.
Club Members are asked to volunteer to help unload the truck & sort plant orders.
We enjoy an outdoor picnic lunch as a group. Questions can be directed to our club president, Jan.
 
 
May 23 and 24 - Member Community Service Project -
MEMBERS, ALONG WITH HELP FROM THE LAGRANGE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, 
 PLANT THE LAGRANGE BUSINESS DISTRICT'S SUMMER PLANT CONTAINERS
DURING THE WEEK BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY.  ONE OF OUR CLUB MEMBER DEVELOPS THE PLAN.
WORKING WITH THE VILLAGE TO HELPING TO BEAUTIFY OUR COMMUNITY IS WHAT WE'RE ABOUT!   
   
May 28 – Memorial Day
 
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 JUNE, 2018
Monday,  June 4 – Members Annual Garden Club Luncheon  - Location TBD


        National Garden Week: June 3-9, 2018

 
 
EACH WEDNESDAY DURING THE SUMMER MEMBERS VOLUNTEER
FOR "FLOWER GUILD" TO MAKE SMALL FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS
FOR TWO LOCAL RETIREMENT AND NURSING HOMES. 
MEMBERS ALSO USE THIS AS A WAY TO KEEP IN TOUCH DURING 
THE SUMMER AND DISCUSS THEIR GARDENS! 
 
       
                          JULY, 2018 

 Garden Clubs of IL. Summer Meeting   

Details and specific location to be announced.

     
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SUMMER, 2018 - GARDEN CLUB MEMBERS TAKE A BREAK FROM OUR REGULAR
MEETINGS TO TEND TO OUR GARDENS, VISIT OTHER GARDENS & NURSERIES, AND
ATTEND OTHER GROUP'S GARDENING EVENTS.   HAPPY PLANTING!
 
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