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PLEASANTDALE GARDEN CLUB MEETINGS & PROGRAMS
                                          2016-2017_MEETING YEAR________
               All Member & Board Meetings will be held at 
                    the Pleasantdale Park District Building,
7425 South Wolf Road, Burr Ridge, unless otherwise noted.

Member meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. with a social time of coffee and culinary treats prepared by members, followed by our business meeting and the scheduled programs below.
 
 GUESTS ARE WELCOME!  HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
  

September 14, 2016 - Meeting

Join us for our regular hospitality time with coffee and treats at 9:30 am, 

followed by our Business meeting, and then our monthly program.

Program:  Tour of Hidden Gardens nursery

After our regular member meeting, we will car pool to the Hidden Gardens in Hinsdale, off of Rt. 83 and German Church Road.  Members can purchase plants, treets, etc. and visit the gift store on the premises.

 

 

October 12 –  Meeting - 9:30 am

Program:  Anything Orchids - Don White

Don is the owner of "Anything Orchids" in Frankfort.  He will give us information on how to raise and care for these beautities!  Don will also bring orchids to sell.  

 

November 9 –  Meeting 9:30 am

Program: Ikebanna: Japanese Flower Arranging - Susan Haney 

A seasoned Japanese traveler, Susan is well-versed in Japanese flower arranging.  She will do a demonstrate of this fine art and we will raffle several of her arrangements to some lucky winners!   

 

 

December 14– Meeting 9:30 am

Program:  White Elephant Auction - Holiday Theme!

Members are asked to donate 3 gently used or new articles for any holiday season - Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, etc.  Pat, one of members,  will serve as our auctioneer, with members bidding to buy their favorite items. Proceeds will help fund Club initiatives.

Members are also asked to bring 2 dozen home baked cookies.  One should be packaged for the Illinois Masonic Children’s Home, CP#5, and one for the members to enjoy.  Please wrap separately.

   
 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
 

January 11, 2017– Meeting 9:30 am

Program: Member Pot Luck Brunch

Every member attending is asked to bring a food dish item to share.

 

 

February 8 - Meeting 9:30 am

Program: How Weather Affects Our Gardens - Fox TV Meteorologist Bill Bellis

Bill will also discuss if there is really such a thing as climate change and if there is anything we can do to help reverse it.

 

March 8 - Meeting 9:30 am

Program:  Will the Real Egg Basket Please Stand Up - Judy Keslick

Judy is a white oak master basket collector.  She will give us some history about egg baskets, their origins, design, material and weaving techniques used in various geographical areas.  Judy will also bring some special baskets to sell.

 

April 12– Meeting 9:30 am

Program: Little Red Schoolhouse Visit
Immediately after our business meeting we will form car pools to visit and tour the Nature Center with a narrator, who will give us a history of the center and discuss their programs and activities.
 
 

May 3 - NO MEETING – ANNUAL SPRING LUNCHEON

11:30 am - Club Annual Spring Luncheon, Raffle and Program*
Location: Capri Banquets, 6240 Joliet Rd., Countryside 

 

An entertaining program by Nancy Carroll on "Hummingbirds, Our Flying Jewels" 
will be presented, along with wonderful raffle prizes and lunch. 
A college scholarship will also be awarded to a sudent from Lyons Township 
High School.

Tickets must be purchased no later than two weeks prior to the event for 

a $32 donation (there are no refunds).


Contact Nancy Alex at (630) 455-4265 by April 19, 2017 if you'd like to attend.              
We always have lots of guests so join us for a great time!         

 


 June 14 - CLUB OUTING TO BROOKFIELD ZOO AND 

                    INSTALLATION OF NEW OFFICERS

 9:00 AM - Club members will meet at Pleasantdale Park District building 

to form carpools to the zoo where we will have a narrated tram tour, attend 

dolphin show, and enjoy a bo lunch,  Complimentary parking is included in the cost.

Alison will provide details and price of the trip at one of our meetings.

 
THIS IS THE END OF OUR MEETINGS FOR THE SEASON!
VISIT US AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER, 2016, OR BETTER YET, JOIN US!
 
 
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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