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If you have a Club fund raiser or Statewide event you would like to add to this calendar CLICK HERE to email your request. If your date is after June 1, 2015, please send your event request by clicking HERE - In your e-mail, please include the following: Name of Garden Club, Title of Event, Dates/Times, Location (specific address), Fees (if applicable), Name, Phone and email address of person to contact.

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September 18, 2014
Petoskey - Blue Star Memorial Dedication

Saturday, September 18 -- The Petoskey Area Garden Club will host a Blue Star Memorial Dedication as part of their 80th anniversary celebration.  4:00 p.m.  Nancy Graham is chair, 241-439-9501.

September 23, 2014
National Garden Clubs Fall 2014 Board Meeting

Tuesday-Sunday, September 23-28 -- National Garden Clubs, Inc., Fall Board Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa.

September 24, 2014
District V - Leadership Training Meeting

Wednesday, September 24 -- Leadership Training Workshop at the Little River Casino Resort hosted by District V.  For information, contact Kathleen Johnson, District V Director,

September 24, 2014
NGC - National Fall Board Meeting

Wednesday-Sunday, September 24-28 -- National Fall Board Meeting, Des Moines, Iowa

September 25, 2014
District V - Fall 2014 Meeting

Thursday, September 25 -- District V Fall Meeting -- "A Light in the Garden" will be hosted by the Spirit of the Woods, Portage Lake and Periwinkle Garden Clubs at the Little River Casino Resort in Manistee.  Terry Pepper, President of the Michigan Lighthouse Keepers Association, will speak about area lighthouses and lighthouse keepers' gardens. Carolyn Thayer of "Designs in Bloom" will talk about ways to integrate Michigan native plants into many types of landscapes. Lunch will be catered by the resort. For more information contact Sally Cook,

September 29, 2014
District IV - Fall 2014 Meeting

Monday, September 29 -- District IV Fall Meeting will be hosted by Kent Garden Club at the Watermark Country Club on Cascade Rd. in Grand Rapids, MI.   Steve LaWarre, Director of Horticulture at the Frederik Meijer Gardens will present a program on the progress of the new Japanese Garden, which will open in June 2015.   Pam Mille r, CFO and Marketing for HOPYARDS of KENT will speak on growing hops in Michigan.  Did you know that hops are grown in the same conditions as roses?   Contact person: Anne Todd


October 1, 2014
School - Landscape Design School, Course III

Wednesday & Thursday, October 1 & 2 -- Landscape Design School Course III will be hosted by District IIA Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc. 8:30AM to 4:00PM at UN of MI Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 North Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor.    Cost is $50.00 for a 2 day registration or $25.00 for 1 day registration. Contact Mary Pulick 734-476-2453 or for more information.

October 2, 2014
Glen Arbor - Peter Hatch Presentation

Thursday, October 2 -- 9am – 1 pm, The Homestead, 1 Wood Ridge Road, Glen Arbor. The Glen Lake Garden Club is co-sponsoring this event.  Peter Hatch, retired director of the gardens at Monticello, will explore the legacy of Jefferson’s gardening in a morning lecture that includes lunch.  “Monticello’s Revolutionary Garden: An Ellis Island of Fruits and Vegetables” will highlight the 1,000-foot-long garden laboratory that inspired a new American cuisine and provided an enduring legacy for the farm to table movement today.  Book signing to follow.  The $35 admission includes lunch and an opportunity to walk along the Crystal River with Peter Hatch, concluding at 2:15 pm.  Morning lecture is $20 for advance registrants; $25 for day-of participants. 

October 6, 2014
School - Gardening Study, Course I

Monday & Tuesday, October 6 & 7 --  Gardening Study School Series 18 Course I.  Traverse City.  For more information contact Co-Chairs, Nancy Collard:  231-943-8697, or Terry Harding:  231-947-0568,  Download the information and registration by clicking here.

October 9, 2014
2014 Central Region Convention

Thursday-Saturday, October 9-11 --  The Central Region Convention will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  More details to come.

October 14, 2014
District VI - Fall 2014 Meeting

Tuesday, October 14 -- District VI Fall Meeting.  More details to follow.  Contact Ronnie Dush @ or 989-307-0248 for further information.

October 15, 2014
Yearbook Judging

Wednesday, October 15 -- We have set the date for Yearbook Judging. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River Ave. Lansing, MI 49912.  Church phone for emergencies: 517-484-9495.  Bernadine’s Cell: 517-281-6998.  Deannie’s Cell: 616-283-7744.

October 16, 2014
District IIB - Fall 2014 Meeting

Thursday, October 16 -- The Fall District IIB meeting “Olde Time Harvest” to be held at the Johnson Center, Cleary University, 3725 Cleary Drive (at Grand River), Howell, MI 48843.  Registration, continental breakfast, and Marketplace will begin at 8:30.  This event will be hosted by the Howell Garden Club.  For further information contact Lillian Van Houten 517-546-5476 or  Like us on Facebook:  Howell Garden Club.

October 18, 2014
District IIA - Fall 2014 Meeting

Saturday, October 18 -- District IIA Fall Meeting will be hosted by the Morenci Garden Club.  Cost is $25 per person.  DEADLINE for registration is October 8th.  The registration form with ONE CHECK from the club to be sent to:  Becki Jaeger, District IIA Director for Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc., 114 Stony Ridge Court, Hillsdale, MI 49442-1154; 517-437-7171.

October 21, 2014
District III - Fall 2014 Meeting

Tuesday, October 21 -- AUTUMN GARDENS IN RIVER COUNTRY.  The Club of Little Gardens will host the 2014 District III Fall Meeting at Riverside Church in Three Rivers, MI.  Janet Macunovich author, educator and garden designer will present two programs: “Michigan Wildflowers in the Perennial Garden” and “Never Stop Growing in Pursuit of Low Maintenance, All The Years of Our Lives.”  More details to follow.

October 22, 2014
District I - Fall 2014 Meeting

Wednesday, October 22 -- District I Fall Meeting.  Details to follow.

October 23, 2014
School - Environmental Studies, Course IV

Thursday & Friday, October 23 & 24 -- Environmental Studies School, Course IV, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Pleasant Ridge Community Center, 4 Ridge Road, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069.  Pleasant Ridge is a northern suburb  of Detroit near the I-75 and I-696 intersection and at the I-696 (10 Mile Rd.) Woodward Ave. intersection.    For further information please contact Anastatia (Stacey) Stutcher at 85 Amherst Rd., Pleasant Ridge, Mi 48069, (248) 546-6538;

November 5, 2014
Board Meeting/Finance Committee Meeting - Winter 2014

Wednesday, November 5 –- 1:00-5:00.  Finance Committee-Hampton Inn, 2500 Coolidge Road, Lansing, 517-324-2072.

Thursday, November 6 – 9:30-2:00.  Winter Board of Directors, Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 East Grand River, Lansing.

November 23, 2014
Dearborn -- 30th Annual Festival of Trees.

Sunday - Sunday, November 23-30 -- The Garden Club of Dearborn is hosting The 30th Festival of Trees, for the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation, at the Ford Community &Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, Mi.  For more information, call 248-336-2331 or visit us at  Please help make our 30th Festival of Trees is a huge success by donating a decorated wreath, tabletop tree (1 ft, 2 ft, 3 ft), or centerpiece. Guidelines and contact information is available at  For wreaths:  Iris Graves 313-393-5186.  For table top trees:  Wendy Moya  313-318-1068.  If you would like to also contribute a centerpiece for our gift shop, please let either of these ladies know.

December 6, 2014
Cadillac - 14th Annual Holiday Home Tour

Saturday, December 6 -- The Cadillac Garden Club presents their 14th annual Holiday Home Tour, 10:00 - 3:00.  Visit four area homes decorated in the season's finest!  Discounted advance tickets.  Sales begin Nov. 1st..  Call 231-510-9047 for more information.

December 6, 2014
Dearborn - 18th Annual Holly Berry Brunch

Saturday, December 6 -- The GARDEN CLUB of DEARBORN cordially invites you to attend their 18th Annual Holly Berry Brunch.  Brunch, gift raffle, silent auction, and 50/50 will take place at The Dearborn Inn, 20301 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Earlybird tickets $30 each (tickets purchased after November 1st, $35 each).  For ticket information, please contact Mary Bugeia, 313-562-7524, or  Proceeds support Scholarship, Civic Beautification, Community Outreach, and Environmental Initiatives.  Hope to see you there

April 8, 2015
Board Meeting/Finance Committee Meeting - Spring 2015

Wednesday April 8 –- 1:00-5:00.  Finance Committee-Hampton Inn, 2500 Coolidge Road, Lansing, 517-324-2072.

Thursday, April 9 –- 9:30-2:00.  Spring Board of Directors, Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 East Grand River, Lansing.

April 13, 2015
School - Gardening Study, Course II

Monday & Tuesday, April 13-14 -- Course II will be offered.  More details to follow.

April 16, 2015
District I - Spring 2015 Meeting

Thursday, April 16 -- District I Spring Meeting.  Details to follow.

April 22, 2015
District III - Presidents Meeting

Wednesday, April 22 -- District III Presidents Meerting.  More details to follow.

May 7, 2015
School - Landscape Design School - Course IV

Thursday & Friday, May 7 & 8 --  Landscape Design School, Course IV. Hosted by District IIA at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800  North Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor, 48105.  For more information, contact local chairman, Mary Pulick at or 734-476-2453.



May 11, 2015
NGC - 2015 National Convention

 Monday-Monday, May 11-18 -- National Convention, Louisville, Kentucky (Installation Year)

June 3, 2015
2015 MGC Convention

Wednesday-Friday, June 3-5 -- The MGC Convention will be hosted by District V and take place at the Odawa Casino Resort in Petoskey.

July 12, 2015
Mt. Pleasant - Evening Boomers Garden Walk

Sunday, July 12 -- The Evening Bloomers Garden Club is hosting a Garden Club Walk from 1-5 pm.  Contact:

September 15, 2015
National Garden Clubs Fall 2015 Board Meeting

Tuesday-Saturday, September 15-19 -- National Garden Clubs, Inc. Fall Board Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.

September 15, 2015
District V - Fall 2015 Meeting

Tuesday, September 15 -- District V Fall Meeting.  Hosted by the Elk Rapids Garden Club at the Sacred Heart Catholic Parish Facility in Elk Rapids.  Contact Sonja Perry, 231-264-5835.  More details to follow.


October 3, 2015
Central Region Annual Meeting

Saturday-Monday, October 3-5 -- The Central Region meeting is in Sioux City, Iowa this year.  More details to follow.

October 12, 2015
School - Gardening Study, Course III

Monday-Tuesday, October 12-13 -- Course III will be offered.  More details to follow.

October 14, 2015
District IIB - Fall 2015 Meeting

Wednesday, October 24 -- The District IIB Fall Meeting will be hosted by the Thornapple Garden Club.  More details to follow.

April 11, 2016
School - Gardening Study, Course IV

Monday & Tuesday, April 11-12 -- Course IV will be offered.  More details to follow.

May 2, 2016
2016 NGC Convention

Monday-Friday, May 2-6 -- The NGC Convention is set to take place at the Amway Grand in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  More details to follow.


September 26, 2016
National Garden Clubs Fall 2016 Board Meeting

Monday-Sunday, September 26-October 2 -- National Garden Clubs, Inc. Fall Board Meeting in Portland Maine.

September 27, 2016
NGC - National Fall Board Meeting

Tuesday-Monday, September 27-October 3 -- National Fall Board Meeting, Portland, Maine