Calendar



​September 2018


Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.”
--Rumi

Board Meeting
Monday, September 17 at 7:00 pm
At the home of Susan and Earle Nicholas

Monthly Meeting
Monday, September 24 at 6:30pm
Sharon Adult Center

Program:
​Botanical Nomenclature with Gretel Anspach from MA Master Gardeners

Botanical names are unique - one per plant across the world - but they come with their own challenges. Learn where these complex names came from, how they are maintained, what they mean, and hot to pronounce them. Then you too can walk into a nursery and ask with confidence to be directed to the Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon)!

Hospitality:
Cathy Dunning (Chair), Ann Marie Bielenin, Marcia Podlisny, Con Healey, Ellen Schoenfeld-Beeks, Judy Karlin, Betty Rice


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October 2018

"Life is a garden. Dig it."
---Joe Dirt


Board Meeting
Monday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m.
at the home of Valerie Kafka

Monthly Meeting

Monday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Sharon Adult Center

Program:
Photographing your Garden and Entering Photos in Flower Shows with Christina Wood​

Chris Wood is a GCA Approved Judge in photography, a member of the Noanett Garden Club and the 2017-2018 co-chair of the Photography Division of the New England Flower and Garden Show.

Hospitality
Marjorie Newman (Chair) with Susan Nicholas, Susan Fazzio, Dixie Buckland, Roger Bridgeman, Jean Vigeant, Faith Berkland, and Liv Van Dyke

Special Event Saturday, October 6: Create Your Own Garden Sculpture​
A hands-on 2-1/2 hour workshop with Cilla Kitay at 7 Country Lane, Sharon, MA​
$35 pp. Contact Kathy Hawes to register

​​Special Event Saturday, October 20: A Walk in the Woods with Ed Burr
Join Ed as he leads us along the Morse Loop in Borderland State Park​​​​

Special Event Saturday, October 27 at 10 a.m. - noon: Floral Design Workshop​: Arranging VEGETABLES and flowers.
At the home of Marge Drake. Space is limited. Contact Marge to reserve your spot. If attending,please bring 5 to 7 vegetables plus a bunch of smaller flowers. Be aware of color, different shapes and textures.We will provide the container. Call Pat Simmons if you have any questions.


DAFFODIL PLANTING TIME!

It's time to pick up and plant your daffodil bulbs!  Thanks so much for your participation!  If you would like to help plant daffodils in Sharon in public places, please contact Valerie Kafka...love to have your help! ​​​

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N​​ovember 2018


“Let our hearts be full of thanks and giving”​
---Unknown

Board Meeting
Monday, November5 at 7pm
At the home of Liz Siemiatkaska

Monthly Meeting 
Monday, November 19 at 6:30pm
Sharon Adult Center

Program:
Holiday Magic - November through January with Yvonne Capella
Yvonne is an award-winning designer, flower show judge, Chairman of the Judges Coucill and GCFM Board member. She will demonstrate beautiful floral designs to take us through the holiday season.

Hospitality:
Susan Drisko (chair), Pat Blansfield, Kay Bowers, Amanda Sloan, Andy Nebenzahi, Pat Doherty, Rebecca Kinraide

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​December 2018


“I heard a bird sing in the dark of December.
A magical song and sweet to remember.
You are closer to spring than you were in September.
I heard a bird sing in the dark of December​​​”

---Oliver Herford

Board Meeting
Monday December 3 at 7pm
At the home of Valerie Kafka

Greens Workshop
Saturday, December 15 at 9am
Hixson Farm Clubhouse

Holiday Party
Monday December 17 at 6:30pm
At the home of Marie Martin

Decorations:
Chair: Valerie Kafka

Hospitality:
Valerie Kafka (Chair), Kathy Ritter, Sue Molinda, Kathy Hawes, Brenda Minihan, Sharon Steih, Kate Mason and Carol Lundeen

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​ALL TEXT IN ORANGE IS FROM LAST YEAR AND IS NOT ACCURATE.
​UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE PLEASE CONSULT YOUR YEARBOOK FOR ACCURATE CALENDAR INFO. WEBMASTER CAROL LUNDEEN APOLGIZES FOR THE DELAY.

​​January 2018


“The greatest oak was once a little nut who held her ground”
---Unknown

Board Meeting
Monday January 8 at 7pm
At the home of Elizabeth Siemiatkaska

Monthly Meeting
Monday, January 22 at 6:30pm
Sharon Adult Center

Program
Club Members Presentations "Seed Starting and Growing Under Lights"
​Ed Burr and Brenda Minihan will wow us with how to start seeds and grow them under lights in our own homes. Think of the possibilities...six packs of annuals for our May Plant Sale!

AND: Silent Auction
All members are encouraged to bring in a garden-related item. Proceeds to benefit the scholarship fund.

Hospitality:
Marie Martin (Chair), Sandy Jardin, Judy Karlin, Rebecca Kinraide, Kathy Hawes, Anne Healey, Deborah Mattia

January National Garden Club and Garden Club Federation of MA Calendar​​​​

16 Design Morning (snow date 1/17)
25 Judges Council Meeting

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February 2018

“My garden isn't dead; it is sleeping”
--Unknown

Hands-On Workshop
Topic: Floral Design
Date, time and location TBD​​​​​​


Board Meeting
Monday, February 12 at 7pm
At the home of Marge Drake

Monthly Meeting
Monday, February 26 at 6:30pm
Sharon Adult Center

Program:
“Pressed Flower Cards Workshop” with Cheryle Monroe
Come join in the fun! Cheryle provides us with beautfiul pressed flowers and each of us can create our own pressed flower card suitable to frame or to reproduce as note cards.

Hospitality:
Hospitality Committee: Sheila Horwitz (Chair), Janelle Dominique, Marjorie Drake, Brad Hawes, Marcia Podlisny, Elaine Savage, Patricia Walker

February National Garden Club and Garden Club Federation of MA Calendar​​​​
7 GCFM Board Meeting
26 Back to Basics (snow date 2/27)

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March 2018

“Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!' ”
---Robin Williams

Hands-On Workshop
Topic: Pruning
Date, time and location TBD​​​​​​​​

Board Meeting
Monday, March 5 at 7pm
At the home of Vicki Farinella

Monthly Meeting

Monday, March 19 at  6:30pm     
Sharon Adult Center

Program:
"Tulip Mania" with Ila Cox
Everything we wanted to know about tulips!

Hospitality:
Hospitality: Sharon Steih (Chair), Ellen Shoenfeld-Beeks, Con Healey, Patricia Simmons, Jean Townsend, Jennifer Volpe, Beverly Weisman

March National Garden Club and Garden Club Federation of MA Calendar​​​​
​​7 GCFM Board Meeting
14-18 Boston Flower Show
20 Programs Workshop @ Elm Bank
28 Programs Workshop @ Tower Hill
29 Civic Beautification Workshop

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April 2018

“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow”
---Proverb
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Board Meeting
Monday, April 9 at 7pm
At the home of Marie Martin

Annual Daffodil Drive Order Forms
​All members are encouraged to support the annual Daffodil Drive by purchasing a bag of bulbs to plant in their yard or neighborhood. Daffodil order forms will be delivered to all Sharon residents. Please support this annual SGC program and place your orders to do your part to beautify Sharon. We will be rewarded each spring with your support and participation.


Monthly Meeting
Monday, April 23 at  6:30pm
Sharon Adult Center

Program:
“Jaw Dropping, Traffic Stopping, Get Your Neighbors Talking Containers” with Deborah Trickett
Deborah is an award-winning container gardener and owner of The Captured Garden. Deborah will instruct us on new and exciting ways to create amazingly striking containers.

Hospitality:
Loretta O’Brien (Chair), Don Drake, Sue Molinda, Grace Tinch-Owens, Susan Shikora, Liz Siemiatkaska, Jane Vigeant

April 7: Floral design workshop at Marge Drake's at 10 a.m.
April 11 6-8 p.m & April 12 before 5 p.m: Books in Bloom drop off

April National Garden Club and Garden Club Federation of MA Calendar​​​​
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2 Horticulture Morning
3 Northeastern District Annual Meeting
4 GCFM Board Meeting
10 Design Morning
11 Metro District Annual Meeting
19 Southeastern District Annual Meeting
21 Earth Day
24 Wallack Program
25 Northern District Annual Meeting
26 Gardening Consultants Council Meeting
27 Arbor Day
27-29 Art in Bloom

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May 2018

“Gardeners know all the best dirt”
---Unknown

Board Meeting
Monday, May 7 at 7pm
At the home of Earle and Susan Nicholas

Annual Plant Sale - MAY 19 - Congregational Church - ALL MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE!

Watch your email for updates and opportunities to volunteer before, during, and after the sale.

Monthly Meeting ~ Annual Dinner Meeting

Monday, May 21 at 6:30pm
Location TBA

Program:​

Hospitality:
Susan Nicholas (Chair), Joyce Ginsberg, Valerie Kafka, Hana Jenner, Andy Nebenzahl, Earle Nicholas, Ulli Rapp

May 21: ​Annual dinner at Bon Caldo's


May National Garden Club and Garden Club Federation of MA Calendar​​​​
2 GCFM Board Meeting
3 Judges Council Meeting
9 Middlesex District Annual Meeting
16 Landscape Design Council Annual Meeting
21-24 NGC Annual Meeting - Philadelphia, PA

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​June 2018

“Gardeners know all the best dirt”
---Unknown

Board Meeting
Monday, June 4 at 7 p.m.
At the home of Linda Crowley

Walkabouts​​
Walkabouts are a free, fun and informative forum in a varitey of members' gardens that allow for an exchange of gardening knowledge, philosophy and inspiration. Watch your email during the summer months for our schedule.

May National Garden Club and Garden Club Federation of MA Calendar​​​​
3-9 National Garden Week
6 GCFM Annual Meeting
13 GCFM Board Meeting
14 Gardening Consultants Council Annual Meeting
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July and August 2018

Have a Spectacular Summer!

Walkabouts
​Walkabouts are a free, fun and informative forum in a varitey of members' gardens that allow for an exchange of gardening knowledge, philosophy and inspiration. Watch your email during the summer months for our schedule.​​

Remember:
  • Check your mailbox for the Summer Walkabout Schedule
  • Cut flowers and drop them off each week on Monday night or Tuesday morning for Garden Therapy at the Epoch Center
  • Show up for Garden Therapy on Tuesday mornings at 10am to help out if you are available
  • Help out with Civic Beautification mornings—watch your email for details
  • Look for the Daffodil Drive order form online, in the newspaper, and at many locations around town
  • Enjoy your gardens!!
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