Calendar of Events

I                                        WELCOME GARDENING FRIENDS!

The location of all our Monday meetings is at the First Presbyterian Church of La Grange,
150 S. Ashland, La Grange 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 Kerber, our Membership Chairperson at
(312) 218-0060 or Jan, our President, at (708) 359-2124.   Hope to see you soon!  
 
 

  SEPTEMBER, 2019


Monday, September  9, 2019

Location:        First Presbyterian Church of LG

                      150 S. Ashland, LG

                       Fellowship Hall (basement entrance off the parking lot)

        
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 will be followed by a visit to a few member gardens.

                    Locations will be provided at the meeting.

                   This is a member & their guest only event.


Thursday, September 12 - Community Service Project 
Members will make Sports Ball centerpieces for Aging Care Connections fundraiser. 
Aging Care provides social services to senior citizens. Direction and materials will be provided by the club and completed at Jan's at 1:00 PM. 


Sept. 20 – District II Presidents Forum meeting at the Naperville City Hall.                

 
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OCTOBER, 2019

MEMBERSHIP  DUES ARE PAYABLE THIS MONTH.

 

Monday, October 7 - 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. 


Members of the LaGrange Newcomers and Neighbors Club
have been invited as guests this night. 

                            

 Program:  Sharon Yiesla, a professional horticulturist will present 
 'Hydrangeas Are Hot"
Sharon will speak about all the different types of hydrangeas, colors, and 
how to care for them.      
                                       
Civic Development:  We will perform a Fall cleanup of our garden at the
 La Grange Post Office.    Date to be determined.
                      

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 NOVEMBER, 2019

 Monday, November 4    

 Program: Bill Kargas, from Pioneer Garden and Feed Supply will present
'Forcing Bulbs Indoors'  
Just in time for the holidays, Bill will show us how to force bulbs for some indoor joy!

           

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DECEMBER, 2019

 Monday, December 2 
LGGC MEMBER CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON - Prior signup and payment required with our Social/Hospitality Chairperson Linda Rucins to be able to attend. Location TBA.  Members and their guests/friends only event.
 
Luncheon Program:  Tina Messina, owner of Maley's Flower Shop in Western Springs will delight us with her holiday floral demonstration.  

 Note:  As part of our Community Service, members and their guests are asked to bring
children's unwrapped, new toys and books for Pillars Community Nurse and Health Association's
"Secret Santa" program. Financial Donations are also welcome.  
                       
  
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 JANUARY, 2020
There is no meeting in January.

January 17, 2020 - 10 AM District II Program Chairman’s Meeting at Indian Prairie Library, Darien
 
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FEBRUARY, 2020
 
 Monday, February 03 
Program:  Carol Cichorski, past president of the Elk Grove Garden Club presents
'These are a Few of Our Favorite Things' gardening favorites from pros and celebs.



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 MARCH, 2020
 
Monday, March 02
Program: Nick Wesley, a young environmentalist with Urban Rivers talks about their
"Wild Mile Floating Eco Park' as part of their mission to create an urban widlife sanctuary 
on the Chicago River.

 
March 20 – District II Annual Meeting and Luncheon – Abbington Banquets, Glen Ellyn

 
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APRIL, 2020

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)

Monday, April 6 
Program: Lisa Hilgenberg, Horticulturist, Chicago Botanic Garden presents
'Basic Rose Care' to learn about the best roses for your yard, how to plant, prune, etc.

 CIVIC DEVELOPMENT:  Members clean up our garden at the La Grange Post Office.    
 Date to be determined.  

Earth Day April 22 -----  Arbor Day April 24

 April 27 – Garden Clubs of IL. Annual Convention & Luncheon - location TBA

CELEBRATING ARBOR DAY:  Our Club donates a tree to a local community organization 
to celebrate Arbor Day.  Recently we donated a tree to Gilbert Park. 
 
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 MAY, 2020
 
Monday, May 04
Program: Bob and Kathy Andrini, nature program teachers talk about
'Amazing Birds' facts, stories and behaviors of birds. 
 

 CATALOG ANNUALS DELIVERED!
Thursday, May  14  - Nursery suppliers deliver pre-ordered plants.
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 - Member Community Service Project -
Members, along with help from the La Grange Public Works Department, plant the La Grange Business
 district's summer plant containers during the week before Memorial Day. 
Working with the Village to help beautify our community is a joy!

We also plant the containers at the Post Office and maintain a small garden that we planted, as well as
Brainard Avenue War Memorials, and planters at Windsor Place Retirement Home.

   
May 25 – Memorial Day
 
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 JUNE, 2019
Monday,  June 1st – Members Annual Garden Club Luncheon  - Location TBD

July 13 - Garden Clubs of Illinois Summer Meeting - I-Hotel Champaign Urbana



        National Garden Week: June 7-13, 2020

 
 
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! 
                                       
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SUMMER - 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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