Calendar of Events – 2019/2020
Unless otherwise designated all general meetings are held at 12:30 p.m.,
First Congregational Church of Western Springs - Plymouth Hall,
1106 Chestnut Street, Western Springs
Monday, September 16, 12:30 p.m.
Recycling: Let's Do This Right! with Bill Kenney of Lakeshore Recycling Services and member Sue Klein
Bill Kenney of LRS, the new Western Springs hauler beginning 2020, along with member Sue Klein, will update us on the ever-changing climate for recycling and how we can improve the percentage of material we can divert from landfills.
The latest technology will be explained, so no matter where you live, bring your questions, and they'll guide you to best practices.
Monday, October 21, 12:30 p.m.
** Change of location for this meeting - Western Springs Presbyterian Church, 5250 Wolf Road, Jones Room
Curb Appeal! with Laura Christensen
Is your front yard in need of an update? Laura Christensen, Landscape Designer, will show us many examples to illustrate a well-designed landscape. Laura is an accomplished educator and presenter who visited us last fall.
Monday, November 18, 12:30 p.m.
Environmental Sustainability with Kay McKeen
Kay McKeen from SCARCE is returning to further inform us about how we can best re-use, re-purpose and dispose of items that we no longer need and will also discuss insects and animals facing extinction. Kay founded the SCARCE organization and is highly respected in her field of environmental conservation. "What can we do to help save our planet?"
Monday, December 9, 9:00 a.m.
A Special Day to Share and Remember-Emogene Cooke Day
In honor of one of our early members who encouraged sharing our talents with others, our members meet to share a potluck brunch and then work on special favors that are given to over 150 residents at a local nursing home. This is an adjunct to our Garden Therapy Program when we work on crafting projects with residents at the home.
Monday, January 27, 12:30 p.m.
Indoor Gardening with Mel Zaloudek
During the dark winter months you can cheer up your living space with healthy houseplants! Mel will give us tips on optimal care, pest and disease problems and other information to help us benefit from his years of experience in the commercial greenhouse industry. Bring your queries regarding houseplants and we'll get to the root of the matter.
Monday, February 24, 12:30 p.m.
A Spring Walk with Kathy and Bob Andrini
We will be hoping for Spring about now. Kathy and Bob Andrini are retired teachers, whose passion is the outdoors. Their power point presentation will show us images of native spring flowers and migrating birds and their songs.
Monday, March 23, 12:30 p.m.
Hydrangeas and Lilacs with Dan Kosta
Many of you have met Dan Kosta at Goer's Greenhouse in Hinsdale. Dan has a wealth of knowledge about flowers and will give us some timely tips for caring for hydrangeas and lilacs in our gardens.
Saturday, April 4, 9:00 a.m.
Project N.E.A.T. We will gather to rake and clean up our designated park in Western Springs. Click HERE for more info.
Monday, April 20, 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.
Thursday, April 23, 9:30 a.m.
Bagging of seedlings for Arbor Day Kindergarten distribution Friday, April 26.
Friday, May 8, 9:00 a.m., Tower Green
Plant Sale Set-Up. Transport plants, label, price and setup for sale. Bring tables and wagons.
Saturday, May 9, 8:00 a.m.-12 noon, Tower Green
Wednesday, May 13, 9:00 a.m.
Plant Blue Star Memorial Garden
Volunteers gather to plant our Wolf Road garden in Western Springs.
Annual Luncheon - Date and Time TBA
Spring Luncheon and Installation of Officers
Member's Special Event TBA