Calendar of Events – 2020/2021
Unless otherwise designated all general meetings are held at 12:30 p.m.,
Grace Lutheran Church, 4101 Wolf Road, Western Springs
Masks are mandatory, per CDC guidelines. Please check back for any updates.
Monday, September 20, 12:30 p.m.
The Balance of Floral Design with Janet Shangle from 'Heather & Vine'
We will discuss what makes a "balance" when arranging flowers. The principles such as balance and contrast along with elements like color and shape to make the arrangement pleasing to the eye.
Monday, October 18, 12:30 p.m.
Tips for the Lazy Gardener and Care of Your Gardening Tools
with Cindy Tyley from 'Carriage House Garden Design'
Discover useful ways to save time, energy, and money while gardening. This ‘Show and Tell’ presentation demonstrates tips for both indoor and outdoor gardening throughout the year.
Monday, November 15, 12:30 p.m.
Christmas Swag with Janet Shangle from 'Heather & Vine'
Janet will demonstrate how to assemble a Christmas Swag of assorted greens, berries, and other materials to make your holidays merry. Materials will be chosen upon availability of the season and will allow you to recreate the swag design
Monday, December 6, TBA
A Special Day to Share and Remember - Emogene Cooke Day (Members Only)
This is our annual event when we make holiday favors for area senior facilities. Details to be determined.
Monday, January 17, 2022, 12:30 p.m.
Succulents in the Garden with Lorey Ford, University of Illinois Master Gardener
How about adding plants to your garden or home that can thrive with little attention. We will review their basic needs including propagating, dividing and the best watering and light strategies that offer a variety of garden and home design ideas.
Monday, February 21, 12:30 p.m.
Backyard Birds with David Brooks
Learn how to attract a variety of birds to your backyard with feeding stations and food plantings. David’s program will include who’s who of common local birds and some of the migrating birds to be observed in spring and fall.
Monday, March 21, 12:30 p.m.
By the Light of the Moon: An Evening Garden with Heather Prince
Many of us can only enjoy our garden spaces in the evening after a busy day. Why not create a special garden to enjoy when the sun goes down and the moon rises? We’ll discuss garden design and delve into the many types of plants that add color and texture to dusk and beyond.
Monday, April 18, 9:30 a.m.
Annual Election of Officers and Plant Digging. We will hold our election of officers and have a short business meeting. We will then proceed to members’ and friends’ gardens to dig and pot for our May Plant Sale.
Date, Time & Location TBA
Bagging of seedlings for Arbor Day Kindergarten distribution Friday, April 29.
Friday, May 13, 9:00 a.m., Tower Green
Plant Sale Set-Up. Transport plants, label, price and setup for sale. Bring tables and wagons.
Saturday, May 14, 8:00 a.m.-12 noon, Tower Green
Date & Time TBA
Plant Blue Star Memorial Garden
Volunteers gather to plant our Wolf Road garden in Western Springs.
Annual Luncheon, Date, Time & Location TBA
Spring Luncheon and Installation of Officers