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2004-09 Past

  • Monday, December 21, 2009 ADVENTURE
    Holiday Cookie Exchange and Yankee Swap. This fun event will take place at Carlene McCarty’s house.  Come with or without 3 dozen cookies and a garden item or plant to be used for the Yankee swap gift.  
    Location:  Carlene McCarty’s house 
    Meeting Time:  6:00 p.m.
    Coordinators: Bobbie Lopez, Carlene McCarty RSVP 257-1440 by December 15
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  • Monday, December 14, 2009 Holiday Workshop This is always a wonderful evening and this year will be for members only.  Learn to make swags, wreaths, and arrangements.  Its a great way to decorate your house and yard.  You don’t want to miss this evening!  Please bring clippers and any special containers you’d like to fill for you holiday arrangement.
    Location:  Trinity Lutheran Church
    Meeting Time:  6:00 p.m.
    Coordinators: Grace Amidon, and Others
    Hostesses:  Carol Corwin, Nancy Dwyer
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  • Monday, November 9, 2009 MEETING and Special Guest Speaker Henry Homeyer No Gardener Left Behind.  This evening will be lead by the popular Henry Homeyer who will talk to us about the importance of gardens.   Henry’s books will be available for sale, just in time for holiday gift giving!  Guests are welcome.
    Location:  Trinity Lutheran Church
    Meeting Time:  6:00 p.m.
    Coordinators: Grace Amidon, Nancy Howes  and
                             Carlene McCarty
    Hostesses:  Iris Bronson, Florence Story
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  • Monday, October 26, 2009 ADVENTURE
    Pumpkins, Pumpkins and More Pumpkins This evening will be full of pumpkins.  We will enjoy baked pumpkin with meat, pumpkin breads, and pumpkin desserts!  Then we will carve and fill pumpkins with flowers!  Grace Amidon will plant the pumpkins for us and we are each asked to bring flowers for our arrangements.  Bring in a pretty place setting with a soup bowl and wine glass.  
    Location:  Trinity Lutheran Church
    Meeting Time:  6:00 p.m.
    Coordinators: Grace Amidon, Nancy Howes  and Carlene McCarty RSVP to Grace Amidon 802-387-5129 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              802-387-5129      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
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  • Monday, October 12, 2009 MEETING and Gourd Bouquets Amanda Ellis Thurber will be leading us in this hands-on workshop using the gourds we planted in May at Lilac Ridge Farm.  We will be carving gourds and arranging flowers that we bring from our gardens to make the arrangements. 
    Location:  Lilac Ridge Farm
    Carpool:  5:45 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church
    Meeting Time:  6:00 p.m.
    Coordinator:  Jill Stahl Tyler
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  • Monday, September 28, 2009 ADVENTURE
    Hydrangea Rings for Your Candlesticks Nancy Howes and Carlene McCarty will demonstrate how to make these miniature wreaths with miniature frames.  Bring in fresh hydrangeas for this workshop. 
    Location:  Trinity Lutheran Church
    Meeting Time:  7:00 p.m.
    Coordinator:  Nancy Howes and Carlene McCarty
    Hostesses:  Esta Smith, Nancy Smith
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  • Monday, September 14, 2009 MEETING and Bows with Grace Amidon Grace has many more types of bows to teach us!  For those who attended the meeting in the Fall with Grace, we learned to make two types of bows.  Now widen your talents and learn more ways to decorate your packages, wreaths and treasures! 
    Location:  Trinity Lutheran Church
    Meeting Time:  7:00 p.m.
    Coordinator:  Grace Amidon
    Hostesses:       Karen Davis, Nancy Long
    Exhibits:  
       Arrangements: Members are encouraged to bring in a flower arrangement of their choice.         
       Horticulture:  Any worthy specimen 
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  • Saturday, September 5, 2009 ADVENTURE
    Garden Tour Gordon & Mary Hayward’s home This special tour is part of the Puppets in Paradise celebration. 
    Location:  Westminster, Vermont 
    Carpool:  Former Home Depot Parking Lot, Putney Road
    Cost:  To be announced
    Time:  To be announced
    Coordinator:  Libby Lafland RSVP 257-7893 by August 26, 2009
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  • Monday, August 24, 2009 ADVENTURE 
    Little House By the Side of the Road - This will be a full day trip to the “Little House By the Side of the Road” in Wilton, NH.  We’ll have lunch at the Melting Pot Restaurant and stop at Grenon’s Wholesale Floral Supply Shop.
    Location:  Wilton, New Hampshire 
    Carpool:  Former Home Depot Parking Lot, Putney Road
    Time:  9:00 a.m.
    Coordinator:  Carlene McCarty RSVP 802-257-1440 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              802-257-1440      end_of_the_skype_highlighting by August 21, 2009
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  • Monday, August 10, 2009 MEETING and How to Dry Flowers!Do you know how to save and treasure your flowers?  Becky from Carley’s Florist will lead this Dried Flower Workshop.  Bring flowers from home you want to save!
    Location:  Trinity Lutheran Church
    Meeting Time:  7:00 p.m.
    Coordinator:  Thera Hindmarsh
    Hostesses:   Fannie Speno, Fran Jerard
    Exhibits: Exhibits:  
       Arrangements: Members are encouraged to bring in a flower arrangement of their choice.           
       Horticulture:  Any worthy specimen
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  • Monday, July 20, 2009 ADVENTURE
    Annual Garden Tour We will be visiting three new gardens this year.  We will meet at the Lutheran Church and carpool from there.  The first stop will be at the home of Heidrun Mayer, the second stop will be at Stephanie Keep’s house and then we’ll finish at the home of Nancy Howes for a tour and dessert party. 
    Directions will be shared ahead of time. Coordinator:  Grace Amidon
    Carpool:  5:45 p.m.Trinity Lutheran Church
    Time:  First tour starts at 6:00 p.m.
    Hostesses:  Nancy Howes, Carlene McCarty
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  • Monday, July 13, 2009 MEETING and Flower Arrangements 
    Bring in flowers from your gardens and containers.  We will be designing our own arrangements.  We’ll also create a special shell design with sedum.  The shells will be provided.  Each member needs to bring sedum or a succulent plant. 
    Location:  Trinity Lutheran Church
    Meeting Time:  7:00 p.m.
    Coordinator:  Karen Davis
    Hostesses:       Judith Myrick, Grace Amidon
    Exhibits:  
       Arrangements: Members are encouraged to bring in a flower arrangement of their choice.           
       Horticulture:  Any worthy specimen
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  • Monday, June 15, 2009 ADVENTURE
    Hildene Peony Gardens
    Magnificent peonies surround this historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abe Lincoln, in Manchester, Vermont.  We will carpool to Hildene, stop for lunch and return late afternoon.  0
    for a special group tour rate otherwise $12.50 per person. 
    Location:  Hildene, Manchester, Vermont 
    Carpool:  Trinity Lutheran Church
    Time:  9:00 a.m.
    Coordinator:  To be announced RSVP to Grace Amidon 802-387-5129 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              802-387-5129      end_of_the_skype_highlighting by June 1
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  • Monday, June 8, 2009 SPECIAL DINNER MEETING & Pruning This special dinner meeting will take place at Mileva Brown’s house in Guilford.  Jason Neumeister will come and demonstrate “the how to and when to” prune trees and shrubs.  Bring a notebook and food to share for dinner. 
    Location:  Mileva Brown, 1919 Green River Rd., Guilford, VT
    Carpool:  5:45 Trinity Lutheran Church
    Meeting Time:  6:00 p.m.
    Coordinators: Mileva Brown, Frannie Burrows RSVP to Mileva Brown  802-254-210-
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  • Saturday, May 23, 2009 ANNUAL PLANT + Bake+ Tag SALE Expanded this year to include bake sale and tag sale items!  Start planning what plants you want to dig and donate items you might want to get rid of or bake a special treat.  This will be one of our biggest fundraisers of the year!  With our newly expanded format, all members should be able to contribute! 
    Location:  West Brattleboro Common
    Set up Time:  6:00 a.m.
    Sale Time:  8:30 a.m.
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  • Monday, May 11, 2009 MEETING and Holy Gourds
    For this meeting we will travel to Lilac Ridge Farm where Amanda Ellis Thurber will discuss gourds and organic gardening.  We will then plant gourds and watch them grow.  At the October meeting we will return to the Farm to do magic in making our gourds into colorful arrangements!  Frankie Gibson will have photos and gourds on display.  We will also have a beautiful book about gourds on display in our library.  Please ask Thera Hindmarsh, our librarian, to see this book.  Wear old clothes, bring gloves and trowels.  We are going to play in the dirt inside the greenhouse! 
    Location:  Lilac Ridge Farm
    Carpool:  5:45 Trinity Lutheran Church
    Meeting Time:  6:00 p.m.
    Coordinator:  Jill Stahl TylerHostesses:       Libby Lafland, Vicki Meyer
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  • No February meeting
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  • No January meeting
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  • July 2007-December 2008 are not electronically recorded
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  • June 11, 2007 - Tours of Member's Garden
    Time: Late Afternoon - Early Evening
    Locations: TBD
    Program: Several garden club members will be opening their gardens for tours. Information regarding garden locations, driving directions and carpooling will be provided at the May meeting and via e-mail. 
  • May 19, 2007 - Plant Sale
    Time: SALE promptly STARTS at 8:30-Noon ..............Plant Preview 8:00-8:30 p.m.
    Location:West Brattleboro Green (beside the Fire Station 
    Directions: From Exit 2 - east on Rt 9 
    ..................Contact JilMac if you need plant pickup 254-8628
    Committee Chair: Jil MacMenamin & Vicki Meyer 

  • May 14, 2007 - Edible Arrangements http://sharonmyers.com/
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Location: Trinity Lutheran Church - White Church with RED doors on Western Avenue in Brattleboro, VT 
    Program: Sharon Myers, of Sharon Myers Fine Catering, will demonstrate how to make edible arrangements. 
    Hostesses: Alice LaRosa & Mary Wright
    Exhibits:
    __Design - .......Mass arrangement of spring flowers, using a favorite container,
    ........................not to exceed 18 inches. 
    __Miniature - ...Same as above, not to exceed 6 inches. 
    __Horticulture - Any worthy specimen.
  • April 9, 2007 - Annual Meeting 
    Time: 6:00 p.m.
    Location:Steakout Restaurant 
    Directions: SteakOut Restaurant on Putney Road in Brattleboro, VT Phone: 802-257-1333 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              802-257-1333      end_of_the_skype_highlighting 
    ..................choice of Prime Rib, Teriyaki Chicken, or Catch of the day(White Fish) 
    ..................desert bar included!!! cost $28.00 check or cash
    ..................Contact Fannie by April 4th 254-4554 with your choice
    Committee Chair: Mileva Brown
  • March 12, 2007 - Bath Salts & Scrubs 
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Location: Trinity Lutheran Church - White Church with RED doors on Western Avenue in Brattleboro, VT 
    Program: Peg Tart (Byron) 254-1091 PO Box 169, Williamsville, VT 05362 Peg is a member of the Newfane Garden Club, and will conduct a workshop on creating Herbal Bath Salts & Bath Scrubs. Members can bring a special jar, or use the 15 oz Mason Jars provided. You can decorate the jars with labels & ribbons as desire.
    Hostesses:Florence Storey& Erica Sullivan
    Exhibits:
    __Design - .......Dried arrangement, any type of container, not to exceed 22 inches. 
    __Miniature - ...Same as above, not to exceed 6 inches. 
    __Horticulture - Any houseplant of your choice.

  • No February meeting 
  • No January meeting 

  • December 11, 2006 - Holiday Workshop http://www.lindengardens.com/
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    LocationTrinity Lutheran Church - White Church with RED doors on Western Avenue in Brattleboro, VT 
    Program: Cathy and Michael of Linden Gardens will lead a workshop on creating holiday centerpieces. Please bring clippers and gloves. This is a hands-on workshop filled with fragrance and holiday spirit. 
    Hostesses: Jill Tyler-Stahl & Libby Lafland
    Exhibits:
    __Design - .......None.
    __Miniature - ...None.
    __Horticulture - None. 

  • November 13, 2006 - 40th Birthday Party 
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    LocationTrinity Lutheran Church - White Church with RED doors on Western Avenue in Brattleboro, VT 
    Program: Come celebrate the 40th birthday of our Floral Arts & Garden Club !!  Diane Loiselle will bake our Garden Club's Birthday Cake! Members should bring a place setting for dessert (Judging will be by Popular Vote suggestions include:  place mat & napkin, cake plate, cup & saucer, and fork & spoon) 
    Hostesses:Thera Hindmarsh & Bev Tier
    Exhibits:
    __Design - .......None.
    __Miniature - ... An arrangement to complement your place setting, not to exceed 5 inches. 
    __Horticulture - None. 

  • October 9, 2006 - Orchids - by Dot Lenheart of Windham Flowers http://windhamflowers.com
    Time: 7:00 p.m. 
    Location: Trinity Lutheran Church - White Church with RED doors on Western Avenue in Brattleboro, VT 
    Program: Dot Lenhart of Windham Flowers will discuss the care and feeding of orchids. 
    Hostesses: Alice Stockwell & Dorothy Helyar
    Exhibits: 
    __Design - ...... Seasonal design not to exceed 20 inches.
    __Miniature - ...Same as above, not to exceed 8 inches. 
    __Horticulture - Any worthy specimen.

  • September 11, 2006 - From the Cooks Garden
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Location: Trinity Lutheran Church - White Church with RED doors on Western Avenue in Brattleboro, VT 
    Program: Ellen Ecker-Ogden, co-founder of "The Cook's Garden"; seed company, will be our presenter. Ellen will talk about herbs and flowers for cooks who love to garden and will also share topics from her latest book.
    Hostesses: ...... Judith Myrick & Carol Corwin
    Exhibits:
    __Design - .......Crescent design incorporating herbs and other materials not to exceed 14 inches.
    __Miniature - ...Same as above, not to exceed 5 inches.
    __Horticulture -Any worthy specimen from your garden.

  • August 14, 2006 - Floral Design Workshop 
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    LocationTrinity Lutheran Church - White Church with RED doors on Western Avenue in Brattleboro, VT 
    Program: "Floral Design" with members Iris Bronson and Sandy McCauley leading a workshop on floral arranging. Members should bring material from their gardens, clippers and a container. Oasis will be provided by the Club.
    Hostesses: Mary Gerbasi and Nancy Long.
    Exhibits:
    __Design - ........None this month 
    __Horticulture - None this month

  • August 17, 2006 - FOOD SALE
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Location: Vermont Welcome Center, Interstate91 south of exit 1 
    Program: Fundraiser - Libby Lafland, Chairperson 257-7893
    Click Here to see all the details

  • July 10, 2006 Program at Mileva Browns home
    Time: 6:30 p.m. to CarPool from the Outlet Center at Exit 1 
    ......... 7:00 p.m.
     to meet at Mileva's
    Location: Mileva Brown's home accross from Green River Falls Program: We will have a Garden Craft presentation by Nancy Reneau of "Detailed Garden Maintenance" - who is always creative and fun! 
    Hostesses: Mileva & Friends. 
  • June 12, 2006 - Container Workshop at Walker Farms Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Location: Walker Farm - Route 5, East Dummerston, VT
    Program:We will have a brief presentation on container gardening and then member will be able to put together a container of their own. Bring your own container or purchase one there. The club will provide three pants for each member
    Hostesses: There will be no hostesses for this event. Members should bring their own refreshments.
  • May 20, 2006 Annual Plant Sale 
    Time: 8:00 a.m. Plant Review - Sale Starts Promptly at 8:30 am - 11:30 am 
    Location: West Brattleboro Green - Beside the Fire Station 
    Program: Click on the link above to get all the information on the sale. 
  • May 8, 2006 - MINE MOUNTAIN ORGANIC FARM http://www.vt-blackdirt.com
    Time: 7:00 p.m. 
    Location: Trinity Lutheran Church
    Program: Leah & David Gessner from Guilford, Vermont have been developing special blends of 100% organic compost, topsoil and mulch to meet a wide variety of landscaping and gardening conditions. Some of their products include: Rotten Goodies - 100% Organic Fertilizer, Leaf Mold, Dutch Chocolate - visit their website to read about these and other interesting products, and bring questions to the discussion. Leah will give a presentation on their Organic Gardening Products for growing vibrant, naturally beautiful plants in a chemical free environment.
    Hostesses: Billie Pichette & Friend 
    Exhibits:
    Design - Any design of your choice 
    Horticulture - Any worthy specimen 
  • April 10, 2006 Annual Meeting 
    Time: 6 p.m. appetizers 7pm Dinner
    Location: SteakOut Restaurant on Putney Road in Brattleboro, VT Phone: 802-257-1333 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              802-257-1333      end_of_the_skype_highlighting 
    ...............choice of Prime Rib, Teriyaki Chicken, or Catch of the day(White Fish) 
    ...............desert bar included!!! cost $25.00 check or cash
    ...............Contact Fannie by April 4th 254-4554 with your choice
    Program: New Officer Installation 
    Hostesses:
     Annual Committee Members - TBA
  • TUESDAY March 14, 2006 Tentative - Smith College Botanic Gardens
    Time: 12:00-12:30 p.m. Jil, Vicki & Libby will be driving - those wishing to get picked up should 
    Call Jil at 254-8628 if you need a ride.
    Location/Directions: Take I91 South to Exit 20, and follow onto Route 5 south into the center of town. At the intersection of Route 5 and Route 9 (Main Street), turn right onto Route 9. Go straight through four traffic lights, turning left into Smith's main entrance (College Lane) shortly after the fourth set. 
    Program: Spring Bulb Show Week at Smith College Botanic Garden is a beautiful way to break up the long Vermont winters. Smith College Botanic Garden has a long history and is the result of much hard work and dedication. Incorporating the study of plants into academics was an insightful idea in 1875, and it still is. This is the seventh oldest botanic garden in the country, and is one of the few college botanic gardens with a history of continuous operation. This is a very free form tour - members will stroll through the fragrant Greenhouses and see the bulbs at their own pace. They close at 4:00pm 
    Hostesses:
     There will be no hostesses for this event. Members should bring their own refreshments. 

  • February 13, 2006 Tentative - Marlboro College - Internet Gardening Workshop-CANCELLED
    Time: 1 p.m. 
    Location: TBA
    Program: We will review our web site http://www.vermontgardenclubs.org and create program options for the coming year. The Marlboro Grad Center is a fully equiped lab - we can use this time for each of us to experience the internet and explore how we can use the internet to enhance or gardening experiences. If you have a favorite site - or software package - please e-mail Jil and she will incorporate it into the program.
    Hostesses:
     Mary Wright & Alice LaRosa
    Exhibits:
    Design - Any design of your choice 
    Horticulture - Any worthy specimen
  • January 9, 2006 No Meeting - Nomination Committee Meets - Chair: Vicki Meyer
  • December 12, 2005 - Holiday Workshop
    Time: 7:00 p.m. 
    Location: Trinity Lutheran Church
    Program: Cathy Toomey owner of Linden Gardens and 
    Michael - creative designer who brings life to every arrangement!
    visit their web site:  http://www.lindengardens.com/
    This has become a yearly event - members look forward to and mark their calendars. Cathy and Michael share their enthusiamiam for the holiday season adding fresh ideas to tradition. They graciously share with us their designs and guide us through creating festive arrangements. You may bring your own container - or purchase one of their many choices! Please bring your clippers & gloves. This is a hands on workshop - a sappy & happy event!! Fresh greens fill the air with Holiday Spirit - a fragrant event to be sure! 
    Hostesses: Ruth Marx & Thera Hindmarsh
    Exhibits:
    Design - Any design of your choice 
    Horticulture - Any worthy specimen 
  • November 14, 2005 - Tea Party and Yankee Swap Holiday 
    Time: 7:00 p.m. 
    Location: Trinity Lutheran Church
    Program: Tea Party things to Bring:
    ..... Tea Place Setting - show off a favorite Tea Set 
    ..... Bring some cookies to share
    ..... Bring an arrangement to be judged
    ..... Bring a Yankee Swap Gift (home made, or something that you like - but don't need to keep ..... some suggestions would be: Old and Interesting, or something "Tea Party" related, an interesting cookie plate, and old creamer/sugar set, a candy dish, napkins, vase or use your imagination. If imagination fails gift is not to exceed $5.00)
    Hostesses: Fannie Speno & Nancy Long. 
    Exhibits:
    Design - Any design of your choice 
    Horticulture - Any worthy specimen 
  • October 10, 2005 - Bath Salts & Bath Scrubs
    Time: 7:00 p.m. 
    Location: Trinity Lutheran Church
    Program: Peg Tart (Byron) 254-1091 PO Box 169, Williamsville, VT 05362 
    Peg is a member of the Newfane Garden Club, and will conduct a workshop on creating Herbal Bath Salts & Bath Scrubs. Members can bring a special jar, or use the 15 oz Mason Jars provided. You can decorate the jars with labels & ribbons as desired.
    Hostesses: Frankie Gibson & Reggie Cote 
    Exhibits:
    Design - Any design of your choice 
    Horticulture - Any worthy specimen
  • September 12, 2005 - Terriaums -Winnie Dolan 365-7870 + Betty Horton 365-9766 
    Time: 7:00 p.m. 
    Location: Trinity Lutheran Church
    Program: Members should Collect - moss, minuture hemlocks 2', unusual plants firns 1inch, partidge berries are a vine, small shady plants that are an evergreen by the thickness of the leaf.
    Members should bring a clear and round old, that a hand will fit into, brandy sniffers 4 to 6 inches, Jil will bring in various glass disks for Look through this summer's flee markets and tag sales, or that unique container that you have been storing for just a special occasion!
    Hostesses: Alice Chapman & Margaret Helyar.
    Exhibits:
    Design - Any design of your choice 
    Horticulture - Any worthy specimen 

  • August 8, - Visit Emily Dickinson's Home & Garden in Amherst, MA 
    Time: 2:30 p.m.those wishing to car pool should meet at the Exit 1 Mall on the Burger-King side of the parking lot.
    Location: Amherst, MA.
    Program: Our tour will begin at 3:30 of the House & Garden - it will take approx 1 hour. A tour of the Emily Dickinson Museum introduces visitors to the poet's world by visiting both the Homestead, where the poet lived, and The Evergreens, home to her brother Austin, sister-in-law Susan, and their three lively children. Focusing on Emily Dickinson’s life and work, the tour shares insights into her private and public worlds. 

    The tour begins at the Homestead and includes a visit to the poet’s bedroom. The route continues over the landscape to The Evergreens. There, in addition to the library, parlor, dining room, and kitchen, visitors have the opportunity to see the children’s nursery, where Emily Dickinson’s beloved nephews and niece spent many hours. Because it is a Monday - the Gift Shop will be closed. There will be no rain-date, so please dress appropriately.

    Hostesses: There will be no hostesses for this event. Members should plan to bring their own refreshments or JilMac is planning on stopping at Yankee Candle for tea at the Bulvarian House in the center of the store & shopping and gathering decorating ideas. Yankee Candle is only open until 6pm. We should be back in the Exit 1 Mall parking lot by 7pm.

  • July 29th, 2005 - Food Sale at the Vermont Welcome Center on I91
    Time: Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
    Location: Vermont Welcome Center - South on I91 of exit 1 
    Program: We will be selling snacks at the Vermont Welcome Center. Best to make non-perishable, cookies, small breads, individually wrapped. Sell Lemonaid & Ice Tea. No set prices - just donations accepted. Libby is the chairperson, and will be working during that day, Jil, Vicki & Mileva will take turns at the booth along with other volunteers. Please bring your donations to the Welcome Center or have one of these people pick them up on the way to their shift.
    Chairperson:
     Libby Lafland 257-7893

  • July 11 , 2005 - Rain Date July 12th Coger's Sugar House Gardens of Vermont http://www.cogersugarhouse.com
    Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m. those wishing to car pool should meet at the Exit 1 Mall on the Burger-King side of the parking lot at 5:00pm Location/Directions: Take I91 North for 30 miles to Exit 7; Take VT-11 W to Springfield for 5 miles; Bear RIGHT at the Y onto RIVER ST/VT-106. Continue to follow VT-106 for 3 miles; Stay STRAIGHT to go onto VT-10/GASSETTS RD for .1 mile; RIGHT onto BALTIMORE RD. They are 15 Baltimore Rd. 
    Program: Gale Coger and her husband have operated Coger's Sugar House Gardens for the past 6 years and are the 3rd generation to run the farm. They have expanded and improved the Gardens and invite us to take a walking tour with them of their ponds surrounded by perennial gardens, greenhouses, a nursery and a log cabin garden shop filled with home and garden accessories, exquisite florals, unusual candles and fine hand crafted gifts. Gale has also offered the use of both of her 4 wheeler/golf carts for those that would prefer to ride. Visit their wonderful web site for a full description! http://www.cogersugarhouse.com and check their "Special Events for Visitors" they have some interesting seminars scheduled their site is updated as events are added!
    Note: Gale is offering our club 10% off any store item, plants & perennials, and 20% off any Nursery stock item ( trees and shrubs ). 
    Hostesses: There will be no hostesses for this event. Members should bring their own refreshments. 
  • June 13, 2005 Water Fountain Basics - Five Acre Farm Greenhouses
    Time: 6:30 p.m. those wishing to car pool should meet at the Exit 1 Mall on the Burger-King side of the parking lot at 6:00pm 
    Location/Directions:: Five Acre Farm, located in Northfield, MA. 
    Program: Cindy Drumgool, Five Acre Farm, will do a demonstration of several water fountains. Members will then be able to browse and shop on their own. 
    Hostesses: There will be no hostesses for this event. Members should plan to bring their own refreshments.
  • May 21, 2005 Annual Plant Sale - Another Successful Year !! Thank you everyone !! 
    Time: 8:00 a.m. Plant Review - Sale Starts Promptly at 8:30-11:30 a.m. 
    Location: West Brattleboro Green - Beside the Fire Station 
    Program: Click on the link above to get all the information on the sale.
  • May 9, 2005 Container Gardening - Walker Farm
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Location: Walker Farm, Dummerston, VT.
    Program: We will have a brief presentation on container gardening and then members will be able to put together a container of their own. Bring your own container or purchase one there. The club will provide three plants for each member. 
    Hostesses: There will be no hostesses for this event. Members may purchase snacks and drinks on site. 
  • May 2, 2005 Art in Bloom , Boston, MA - Bus Trip
    Time: Departs: 7:45 a.m. from Hannaford’s Parking Lot net Baker’s Book Store
    ..........Return: ..7:10 p.m. 
    Agency: Travel Kuz, Gill, Ma. Our discount price is: $53.10 (was $59) 
    Includes: Round trip, museum ticket 1030-2:00 & shopping time at Quincy Market 2:30-4:00. 
    Please make checks to: Brattleboro Senior Center 
    Drop off at: Senior Center: M-T: 9-12 & 1-3 F: 9-12 Phone 802-257-7570 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              802-257-7570      end_of_the_skype_highlighting 
    or Mail to: Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro, VT 05301 Attn: Barbara Page 
    Questions: Barbara Page 603-336-7248 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              603-336-7248      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
  • April 11, 2005 Annual Meeting
    Time: 6:00 p.m.
    Location: Steakout on Putney Road in Brattleboro, VT
    Program: Dinner/Luncheon Meeting - bring: $25.00 plus dues $15 member, $20 associate 
    ............... choice of: Chicken Terri, Fish of the Day, or Prime Rib
    ............... give Iris a call with your choice 254-8762
    Hostesses: Iris Bronson, Nancy Long, Fanny Speno 
  • March 14, 2005 - Magic Wings Butterfly Farm
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Location: South Deerfield, MA. - those wishing to car pool should meet at the Exit 1 Mall on the Burger-King side of the parking lot at 12:15
    Program: We’ll have a short overview of butterflies and butterfly plants from the farm staff and then be free to roam the habitat on our own. Bring your camera. This will be a special “summer treat” in the cold of winter. We will meet at the Exit 1-Outlet Center at 12:15 to car pool to South Deerfield, MA.
    Hostesses: There will be no hostesses for this event. Members may purchase snacks on their own from the farm’s reasonably-priced menu. 
    Thank you VP-Vicki Meyer for the great photo's !! 
     
  • December 12, 2005 Tentative - Holiday Workshop
    Time: 7:00 p.m. 
    Location: Trinity Lutheran Church
    Program:
  • November 8 10, 2004 - Silk and Dried Flower Arrangements
    Time: 7:00 p.m. 
    Location: Trinity Lutheran Church
    Program: Karen Hembrow, Basketville Store Designer will demonstrate how to use silk and dried flowers in floral arrangements. Karen was professionally trained at Boston's Rittner's Floral Design School and has been a flower designer for 30 years. Locally she has worked at Taylor for Flowers & Newfane Greenhouse.
     
  • October 11, 2004 - Fall Garden Crafts
    Time: 7:00 p.m. 
    Location: Trinity Lutheran Church
    Program: Nancy Renaud and Shelly Suponski of "Detailed Garden Maintenance" will lead a demonstration of Fall Garden Crafts. 
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