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Monday, December 21

Holiday  Party

Join the fun at Carlene McCarty’s home.  Hot soup will chase away the winter chills.  

This year we will do a Cookie Swap, rather than a Yankee Swap.  

Bring your favorite cookies to share with others and take home a lovely sample of new and different treats.  
Take-home containers will be provided.

NEW THIS YEAR! Please bring one of the following items to the party-- a new pair of socks or mittens, a scarf, or a warm hat.  

These items will be given to the Overflow Shelter.  If you would prefer to bring a non-perishable food item, we will donate it to the food pantry.  Let’s spread holiday cheer! 

Please RSVP to Carlene McCarty, vtbooklady@gmail.com, by December 8.  Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Location:         43 Chestnut Hill, Brattleboro
  • Time:               6:00 p.m.
  • Hostesses:      Carlene Mc Carty, Judy WagenbachMeg Harriman

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Monday, December 7  (NOTE DATE CHANGE)

Making Holiday Centerpieces

Another garden club holiday tradition continues! Nancy Renaud will lead us during this fun evening in making exquisite holiday centerpieces.  Members may make one centerpiece at no cost.  The cost of a second item will be $10.  Non-members will be charged $10 per item.

Please RSVP by Dec. 1 to Carlene McCarty, vtbooklady@gmail.com, to insure adequate supplies.  Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Location:         Green Mountain Chapel
  • Time:               6:00  p.m.
  • Hostesses:      Lynn Kuralt, Melissa Shuey, & Patti Neubauer
  • Exhibits:          We will display our centerpieces for horticulture credit.


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Monday, November 9

Making Wreaths & Roping

The tradition of creating beautiful holiday wreaths continues.  This year Nancy Renaud will also teach us how to make roping.

Members may make one wreath at no cost. The cost for additional wreaths or roping is $10 per item.  Non-members are welcome to attend this fun evening at a cost of $10 per item.

Please RSVP to Carlene McCarty, vtbooklady @gmail.com,  by November 1.  It is imperative that we have accurate numbers so adequate supplies are available.  Thanks for your cooperation.

  • Location:          Green Mountain Chapel
  • Time:                 6:00 p.m.
  • Hostesses:        Jill Stahl Tyler, Nancy Long, & Fannie Speno
  • Exhibits:            We will display our wreaths for horticulture credit.

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Monday, October 19   (NOTE DATE CHANGE)

Souper Supper

Making Corn Husk Dolls - Riina Viise

Join us for delicious homemade autumnal-themed soups, breads and desserts.  After enjoying this harvest feast, craft artist Riina Viise will teach us how to make corn husk dolls.

PLEASE BRING:  your own place setting (placemat, napkin, plate, cup, bowl, goblet, utensils) and a miniature fall arrangement to put at your place setting.  The arrangement will be the horticulture component for the evening.

This program is free to members. $10 fee for non-members.  Please RSVP to judithwagenbach@gmail.com or 387-2134  by  October 9 to insure adequate supplies are available.  Thank you.

  • Location:         Green Mountain Chapel
  • Time:               6:00 p.m.
  • Hostesses:      Libby Lafland, Ann Newsmith, & Frankie Knibb

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Monday, September 21   (NOTE DATE CHANGE)

Honoring Herbs & Their Uses

Carlene Mc Carty & Judy Wagenbach

Herbs are important components in any garden, yet sometimes are overlooked.  We will share ways to use herbs, information and  ideas, as well as some  recipes.  Members will also have the opportunity to make herb scrubs...please bring 1 cup of granulated sugar for use in creating the scrubs. If you have herbs to share/donate, please bring them with you.

RSVP to judithwagenbach@gmail.com or 387-2134  by  Sept 14

to ensure that adequate supplies are available.  $10 fee for non-members, members are free, but RSVP is required. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Location:         Green Mountain Chapel
  • Time:               6:00 p.m.
  • Hostesses:      Meg Harriman, Grace Amidon, & Judy Wagenbach
  • Design:                    An arrangement for your kitchen table or counter incorporating herbs
  • Horticulture:       Flowers or other specimens from your yard or garden

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Monday, August 10
Annual Beach Party - Lake Spofford

Come swim, talk, and play!

Bring your bathing suit, beach toys, a chair, towel, and food to share. If you have a kayak, bring it along as well.

  • Location:          B&K Aqua Club across from Pine Grove Golf Club,  Lake Spofford, N.H.
  • Time:                4 p.m. to dark (arrange your own car pool)  (NOTE TIME CHANGE)
  • Coordinators:  Mary Rogers & Adrienne Raptis
  • Hostesses:       Adrienne Raptis, Mary Rogers, Carlene McCarty, &  Lynn Kuralt

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Monday, July 13

Annual Garden Tours

Join friends in visiting gardens belonging to club members:  Mary Heninger and Betsy Wagenknecht. We will also visit Doug Switzer's gardens. Join us afterwards for refreshments on Mary’s patio.

Please RSVP to Carlene Mc Carty, vtbooklady@gmail.com, by July 7.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Time:              

  •  Tour starts at 5:30 p.m.
  •  Meet at 5:15 p.m. at Green Mountain Chapel   (NOTE TIME CHANGE)
  •  to carpool

Hostesses:      Mary Heninger, Cheryl Wilfong, 
                        Rene Brewer-Durkee, & Betsy Wagenknecht

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Monday, June 8

Butterfly Bliss -Jerry Schneider

Beneficial Plants - Mary Heninger, Dynamic Landscaping 

Butterflies are beautiful, beneficial additions to any garden.  
Learn the tricks of encouraging their appearance in your garden from the “Butterfly Man,” Jerry Schneider.  Jerry will share his expertise, introduce us to plants that court butterflies and also have available his butterfly-themed games.  Mary Heninger of Dynamic Landscaping will discuss the best plants for attracting butterflies.  Plants will be available for purchase.

  • Location:         Green Mountain Chapel
  • Time:               6:00 p.m.
  • Hostesses:      Donna Burgoyne & Carlene McCarty 
  • Design:            An arrangement of plant material from your garden or yard suitable for a bridal shower.
  • Horticulture:  Flowers from your garden. Blooming branches from trees and shrubs in your yard.

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Monday, May 11

   Dividing Perennials

Mary Filgate

Learn the tricks of successfully dividing perennials, as well as 
how to effectively prune to correct the natural pruning done 
by Mother Nature during the winter.

  • Location:         Green Mountain Chapel
  • Time:               6:00 p.m.
  • Hostesses:      Karen Golden & Carolyn Pieciak

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     Hurrah!

  • Design:            An arrangement to welcome summer using flowers and/or branches from your yard---not to exceed 18" overall.
  • Miniature:      Same as above scaled in size-- not to exceed 8" overall.
  • Horticulture: Flowers and blooming shrubs and branches from your yard.

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2015 Monday, April 13

   Annual Meeting of the Brattleboro Floral Arts & Garden Club

Dinner and meeting at the beautiful Chesterfield Inn.  

Please join us to savor the delicious food and visit with 
your Garden Club friends.

 

Annual business meeting and speaker to follow.

 

  • Location:           The Chesterfield Inn
  • Time:                   5:30 p.m. cocktail hour     6:30 dinner
  • Cost:                   $25.00
  • Coordinators:   Grace Amidon, Judy Wagenbach  & Carlene McCarty

 Please come prepared to pay your annual dues:

$20 Active/$25 Associate Member.

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2015 Monday, March 9 - CANCELLED

   Welcome Spring Party

Judy Wagenbach & Carlene McCarty

Remember those bulbs you potted last October?  Many will be blooming now. Bring them to share your success with others!

We will also decorate a clay or plastic pot that may be used to house your blooming bulbs.  If you have a specific sized flower pot in mind, please bring your own; otherwise pots will be supplied. 

  • Location:         Green Mountain Chapel
  • Time:               6:00 p.m.
  • Hostesses:      Mary Heninger, Betsy Wagenknecht & Libby Lafland

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  The End of Winter

  • Design:            An arrangement using fresh and/or dried flowers to celebrate the end of winter--- not to exceed 18" in height, width or depth.
  • Miniature:      Same as above design scaled in size--not to exceed 8'' overall.
  • Horticulture:  House plants of your choice.  Maybe an early spring boom!

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No January or February Meetings 

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