The Sharon Garden Club  Monthly Programs and Workshops

September 2019

Board Meeting:  ​​Monday, Sept 9 at 7pm at the home of Earle and Susan Nicholas

House and Tour and Barn Sale, Saturday, Sept 14

Monthly Meeting:   Sept 23 at 6:30   Sharon Adult Center

Program:  Sensational Dahlias - Something for Everyone by Donna Lane
   We will learn about dahlia history, cultivation, care, dividing and storage.  And possibly become addicted in the process.  Donna is an award winning designer lecturer and writer of the weekly column called The Addicted Gardener.  She is a lifetime master gardener, Treasurer of the New England Dahlia Society, Member of the New England Dahlia Society and an ADS accredited dahlia judge​​​.

Hospitality Committee:  Betty Rice (chair) with Faith Berkland, Karen Birnbaum, Kay Bower, Susan Fazzio, Karen Freitas, Jane Vigeant

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​​October 2019

Board Meeting:  ​​Monday, Oct 7 at 7pm at the home of Carolyn Appelman 

New Member Welcome:  Tuesday, October 15 at 7pm at the home of Sue Molinda

Monthly Meeting:   Oct 21 at 6:30   Sharon Adult Center

Program: Autumn Splendor - Setting the Stage for The Winter Garden by Jim Zoppo, owner Sharon View Nursery and American Landscaping

Hospitality Committee:  Jean Zaniewski (chair) with Marian Blatchford, Marie Brennan-Chasin, Brad Hawes, Sheila Horwitz, Amanda Sloan

Floral Design Workshop     October 26  -  Details to follow

​​​​​​Daffodils!  It is time to pick up and plant your Daffodil Bulbs!  Thank you!


​​November 2019

Board Meeting:  Wednesday, Nov 6 ​​at the home of Valerie Kafka

Monthly Meeting:   Nov 18 at 6:30   Sharon Adult Center

Program:  Outdoor Winter/Seasonal Design Ideas for your Home
Speaker:  Tony Todesco, founder and owner of Stow Florist/One Main Street Studio, Stow, MA
   Tony will share his expertise while he creates several exterior winter decorations for your home.  Tony is a regular guest designer, lecturer, and instructor for Civic, Design Groups, and Garden Clubs on state, national and international levels.

Raffle:  After Tony's presentation, we will raffle off his creations.  Don't miss this meeting!

Hospitality Committee:  Pat Blansfield (chair) with Ed Burr, Susan Gibson, Joyce Ginsberg, Con Healey, Sandy Jardin,  Grace Tinch-Owens

WALK IN THE WOODS at Beaver Brook with Ed Burr will be on Saturday, November 2 at 9:00am.  Meet Ed at  Sandy Ridge Circle (off Farnham Rd)​​​​

​​Field Trip Opportunity:  Night Lights at Tower Hill, B​oylston, MA.  Late November through December



Board Meeting:  ​​Monday, Dec 2 at 7pm at the home of Kathy Hawes

Greens Workshop:  Saturday, December 14 at 9am  Hixon Farm Clubhouse, Sharon, MA

Holiday Party:   Monday, December 16  at 6:30 at the home of Sue Molinda and Andy Nebenzahl

Decorations Chair:  Pat Blansfield, Marcia Bridgeman and Kathy Hawes

Hospitality Committee  Kathy McIssac (chair) with Ann Marie Bielenin, Dixie Buckland, Pat Doherty, Ann Healey, Theresa Kennedy, Kate Mason, Susan Nicholas, Sharon Steih

Walk in the Woods with Ed Burr      Saturday, Dec 21:  King Philip's Rock       Time - TBA


January 2020

Board Meeting:  ​​Monday, Jan 6 at the home of Ann Marie Bielenin

Monthly Meeting:   Jan 27 at 6:30pm   Sharon Adult Center

Program:  Great Public Gardens of New England by Suzanne Mahler 
   Come chase the winter blues away with a virtual tour of the Great Public Gardens of New England delivered by the Chair of the Horticulture Garden Federation of MA.  Suzanne has been a garden lecturer for more than 30 years, past president of he New England Daylily society, owner of the Mahler Gardens, a National Display garden for the American Daylily Society which is open to the public in July.

Silent Auction:  All members are encouraged to bring in a garden related item.  Proceeds to benefit the scholarship fund.​
Hospitality Committee:  Marcia Bridgeman (chair) with Linda Crowley, Cathy Dunning, Judy Karlin, Rebecca Kinraide, Andy Nebenzahl, Beverly Weisman

Floral Design Workshop     Date and Time  -  TBA



February 2020

Board Meeting:  ​​Monday, Feb 3 at the home of Marge Drake

Monthly Meeting:   Feb. 24 at 6:30pm   Sharon Adult Center

Program:  A Mid-Winter Garden "Virtual" Walkabout
Speakers:  Sharon Garden Club Members   (More information to follow)​

​​Hospitality Committee:  Brenda Minihan(chair) Sue Molinda, Beth Nathan, Earle Nicholas, Susan Shikora, Genna Robbins


March 2020

Board Meeting:  ​​Monday, March 9 at home of Marie Martin

Monthly Meeting:   March 23 at 6:30pm   Sharon Adult Center

Program:  Hardscapes in the Garden
Speakers: Erika Baehr and Patrick McEneaney  

    A look at enhancing your garden with new dimensions in hardscape.  Patrick and Erika are a husband and wife team and co-owners of Village Stonesmith Gardens & Masonry, Inc., a landscape design/build company specializing in work with natural stone, now in its sixth year of operation.

Hospitality Committee:   Susan Drisko (chair) with Roger Bridgeman, Don Drake, Marjorie Newman, Kathy Ritter, Jennifer Volpe 


​​April 2020

Board Meeting:  ​​Monday, April 6 at the home of Sue Molinda

Monthly Meeting:   April 13 at 6:30pm   Sharon Adult Center

Program:   Veggies and Flowers Unite
Speaker:  Dawn Davis, Tower Hill Horticulture Specialist
    Dawn will share her passion to show us how to integrate beautiful vegetables into our flower garden.  She has been an employee at Tower Hill for the past 20 years.

Hospitality Committee:  ​​Debbie Mattia (chair) with Nancy Bass, Maureen Duffy, Jane Furr, Marcia Podlisny, Ellen Schoenfeld-Beeks, Liz Siemiatkaska

A Walk in the Woods with Ed Burr:  Saturday, April 25:  Morse Loop      Time-TBA

​​​Floral Design Workshop        Date/Time - TBA

Field Trip Opportunity:  Wicked Tulips Flower Farm  Johnston, Rhode Island  Tulip Season - late April to early May​


​​​​​​May 2020

Board Meeting:  Monday, May 4 at 7pm at the home of Pat Doherty

The Sharon Garden Club Annual Plant Sale:   Saturday, May 16 from 9am to 12 noon
       Set-up and Plant Drop off:  Friday, May 15 from 3pm to 7pm
Location:  First Congregational ​​​Church of Sharon, 29 North Main Street

All members are expected to participate!   Watch your email for updates and opportunities to volunteer either before, during or after the Plant Sale.

Annual Dinner Meeting:   Monday, May 18 at 6:30pm      Location - TBA
Installation of New Officers

Hospitality Committee:  Vicki Farinella (chair) with Kathy Hawes, Carolyn Appelman, Ma​​​​​​​​rjorie Drake and Patricia Simmons