Calendar of Events

WELCOME GARDENING FRIENDS!


The location of most of our Monday meetings is at the First Presbyterian Church of La Grange,

150 S. Ashland, La Grange, Illinois 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, savory & sweet treats.

During this time members check in, sign up for upcoming events listed, and enjoy socializing.

Our Business Meeting begins at 1:00 pm, followed by a speaker or special program.

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Our members have a lot to offer and share in responsibilities to make us a success!

If you'd like to know more contact Helen our Membership Chairperson at (708) 579-5913 or

Jan one of our co-Presidents, at (708) 359-2124.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS - 2022-2023

Although we have these scheduled events on our calendar,

programs, workshops, or locations may change or be virtual. Members will be notified.

Please feel free to check back for any updates.


SEPTEMBER

September 8, 2022 - Community Service Project -

Members will make Sports Ball floral centerpieces for Aging Care Connections fundraiser.

Aging Care provides social services to senior citizens. Direction and materials will be provided by the club.


September 12 (masks are optional)

Social & Hospitality Hour: 12:15 p.m. Enjoy catching up with garden club friends!

Meeting: 1:00 p.m.

Program: After our business meeting and committee updates for the coming season we will

proceed to a local garden for a tour with the owner.


Sept. 16 – District II Presidents Forum meeting.

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OCTOBER

October 3 -

Location: First Presbyterian Church of LG, 150 S. Ashland, La Grange

Fellowship Hall (basement entrance off the parking lot)

Social Hour: 12:15 p.m. Meeting & Program: 1:00 p.m.

Program: Mike Nowak, radio host, columnist, master gardener and more, presents

"Everything You Know About Gardening Is Wrong", covering

misconceptions about plants, gardening remedies and insects.


October 11 - Member Workshop 11 am at Blumen Gardens, Sycamore

Members will make arrangements in birch baskets with dried flowers and enjoy shopping.


October Community Service Projects:

-La Grange Post Office: Members do a Fall garden cleanup.

-Windsor Place Retirement Center: Members arrange fall decorations in outdoor containers.

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NOVEMBER

November 7

Social Hour: 12:15 p.m. Meeting: 1:00 p.m.

Program: Jessica McCarthy, Davey Tree Expert Arborist will talk about

"Right Tree, Right Place" and show us how to choose the correct tree in your landscape.

LATE NOVEMBER COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS:

-Post Office: Members decorate the containers with evergreens and holiday winter decorations

-Windsor Place Retirement & Historical Society at the Vial House: Members will add evergreens

and holiday decorations to outdoor containers.

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DECEMBER

Wedesday, December 7

LGGC MEMBER CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON - Prior signup and payment required with our Social/Hospitality Chairperson Debbie to be able to attend. Location: Ruth Lake Country Club. Members only event.

Luncheon Program: Peggy Garvin, owner of Garvin Gardens,

will delight us with her holiday floral demonstration. Arrangements will be raffled.

Note: As part of our Community Service, members are asked to bring children's unwrapped, new toys

and books for the La Grange Rotary Club's "Secret Santa" program. Financial Donations are also welcome.

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JANUARY, 2023

There is no meeting in January.

January 20, 2023 - 10 am District II Program Chairman’s Meeting

Date TBA - Member Workshop - by Claire

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FEBRUARY, 2023

February 7

Program: Glenn Grosch presents "Starting From Seed". Just in time for spring

and summer growing, Glen will provide specific steps for success in starting from seed.

He will touch on plant selection, containers, mixes, and more.

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MARCH, 2023

March 06 - Dolly Foster presents "The Long Blooming Perennal Garden". We will learn how

to make our garden more attractive all season long. Dolly will review the best, longest

bloomers, and new varieties.


March 15 - Member Workshop

Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh of the Backyard Patch will do a workshop for us to make

sugar scrubs, lotion bars, and a dry herb bath mix with essential oils.

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APRIL, 2023

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. Everyone also works to sort plants and fill orders (sorry, no internet orders).

April 3

Program: Cindy Tyley, landscape designer, presents "Succulents-Indoors and Outdoors",

teaching us about hot new trends.

APRIL COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT:

-Members clean up our garden at the La Grange Post Office.

April 17 – Garden Clubs of IL. Annual Convention & Luncheon - Chicago Marriott Hotel, Naperville


Easter April 9 ----- Earth Day April 22 ----- Arbor Day April 28

CELEBRATING ARBOR DAY: Our Club will celebrate by donating a tree planted by our Village Public Works at a local school with a short ceremony. In 2022 we donated a Tulip tree.

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MAY, 2023

May 1, 2022 - Annual Meeting

Program: "Hacks From Our Own Quacks" Some of our own knowledgeable club members

will present easy garden hacks and ideas you might not know about. We'll be sharing some of our own amazing knowledge with each other!

Thursday, May 18 - CATALOG ANNUALS DELIVERED! 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 co-president, Jan.

May 13– District II Annual Meeting and Luncheon – Abbington Banquets, Glen Ellyn.


May Community Service Projects:

-Plant the La Grange Business District: Members, along with help from the La Grange Public Works Department, plant approximately 80 containers with summer plants before Memorial Day.

Working with the Village to help beautify our community is a joy!

-La Grange Post Office: Members plant the containers and continue summer maintenance for the garden.

-Windsor Place Retirement Home: Members plants containers with summer plants.

May 29 – Memorial Day

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JUNE, 2023

June – Members Annual Garden Club Luncheon & Day Trip - TBD


National Garden Week: June 4-10, 2023

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Date TBD - Garden Clubs of Illinois Summer Meeting -

EACH WEDNESDAY DURING THE SUMMER MEMBERS VOLUNTEER FOR OUR "FLOWER GUILD"

TO MAKE SMALL FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR TWO LOCAL RETIREMENT AND NURSING HOMES.

MEMBERS 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 AND ENJOY YOUR SUMMER!