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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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If you have a Club fund raiser or Statewide event you would like to add to this calendar CLICK HERE -mgc.events@yahoo.com to email your request. In your e-mail using Times New Roman with Font Size 11, please include the following: Name of Garden Club, Title of Event, Dates/Times, Location (specific address), Fees (if applicable), Name, Phone and e-mail address of person to contact.

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August 5, 2015
MGC Finance Meeting

Wednesday, August 5 -- MGC Finance Meeting,  Time:  2:00 - 5 p.m. Location: Hampton Inn Board Room, East Lansing,  Business phone for hotel reservations:  517-324-2072.


August 6, 2015
MGC Executive Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 6 -- MGC Executive Committee Meeting, Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Location:  Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 Grand River Avenue, Lansing, Business phone:  517-484-9495.


August 12, 2015
Muskegon - Flower Show

Wednesday, August 12 -–  The Muskegon County Garden Club will host the Books in Bloom Flower Show – “Fantasy. Fiction and Flowers” at the Norton Shores Branch, Muskegon Area District Library, 705 Seminole Rd. Norton Shores. 12 noon – 7 pm.

No charge and open to the public. For details contact Peggy Hartmann at 231-744-3540.


August 19, 2015
54th Michigan Flower Show Symposium

Wednesday & Thursday, August 19-20 -- Mark your calendar and plan to attend the two-day Flower Show Symposium in Ann Arbor hosted by District IIA at the Holiday Inn, 3600 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.  Michigan's Dolores Stouwie will be the Horticulture instructor.  Horticulture topics include "Holistic Herbs" and "Colossal Conifers."  The Allied topic..... Writing a Flower Show Schedule.  The Design Instructor,  Jo Krallman, will present "Tablevision."  Judging Procedure will be her Allied topic.  Click here to get the registration form.  For additional information, contact local chairperson, Mary Pulick at marypuick@gmailcom or 734-476-2453. 

 


August 23, 2015
Plein Air Art Day at Cadillac Sound Garden

PLEIN AIR ART DAY AT THE CADILLAC SOUND GARDEN

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2015 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 
ARTISTS NEED TO REGISTER BY AUGUST 19 AND CAN DO SO BY CALLING
231-839-4685 OR EMAIL: janenemecek.nemecek@gmail.com,
THEY MUST BRING THEIR OWN SUPPLIES, STARTING AT 10:00 AM AND FINISHING AT 5:00 PM , AT WHICH TIME THERE WILL BE A “WET PAINT SALE” AND RECEPTION - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
 
CADILLAC GARDEN CLUB AND CADILLAC AREA ARTISTS ASSOCIATION ARE JOINING TOGETHER TO SPONSOR AN ART AND GARDEN APPRECIATION DAY.
 
Cadillac Sound Garden is located on Chestnut Street, east of the Junior High Building.

August 25, 2015
Flower Show School Course I

Tuesday-Thursday, August 25-27 - Flower Show School, Course I sponsored by District VI to be held in at the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 3516 Monroe Road, Midland, Michigan.  The Local Chairmen are Ethel Gallagher and Kathryn Clary, kathrClary@aol.com.  The Registrar/Treasurer is Alice Mesaros.  To download more information and the registration form, click here.


September 1, 2015
Flower Show Symposium, Illinois

Tuesday-Wednesday, September 1-2 -- Flower Show School Symposium, Bellville, Illinois.  Contact: Wilma Conley, mascoutahgarden@gmail.com.


September 5, 2015
Charlevoix - Annual Plant Sale

Saturday, September 5 -- The Charlevoix Evening Garden Club will host their Annual Plant Sale at 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.  The location is Ferry Beach near the corner of Ferry Rd. and Stover Rd. in Charlevoix.  There are no fees.  For questions or further information contact: Margaret @ 231-547-5199 or email: arnoldm@charemisd.org.

 


September 9, 2015
MGC Finance Meeting

Wednesday, September 9 --  MGC Finance Meeting, Time:  2:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Location: Hampton Inn Board Room, East Lansing, Business phone for  hotel reservations:  517-324-2072.

 


September 10, 2015
MGC Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, September 10 -- MGC Board of Directors Meeting, Time:  Social Time: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.,  Meeting:  10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Location:  Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 Grand River Avenue, Lansing, Business phone for emergencies:  517-484-9495.  Executive Committee Meeting 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. (Parlor).


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 "Birds, Bees, Butterflies and their Natural Environment" hosted by the Elk Rapids Garden Club.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church Hall, 143 Charles Street, Elk Rapids, Michigan 49629.  Speakers:  Kay Charter, author, For the Love of Birds; Stuart Campbell, founder of Perennial Harvest; Brian Zimmerman, owner of Four Season Nursery; and Tom Ford, Bird illustrator published in Breeding Bird Atlas.  Contact:  Sonja Perry   socperry@hotmail.com 231-264-5835.


September 18, 2015
Environmental Study School - Course IV, Wisconsin

Friday-Saturday, September 18-19 -- Environmental Studies School Course IV in Mequon, Wisconsin, Nancy Gregory, Chairman, enjayee@yahoo.com 


September 19, 2015
Plainwell - Blue Star Memorial Dedication

Saturday, September 19 -- The Chula Vista Garden Club (District III) will dedicate two Blue Star memorials. They will be placed in the Veterans Parks in Plainwell and in Otsego. For additional information contact Dick Northrup at 269-615-2108.


September 23, 2015
District VI - Fall 2015 Meeting

Wednesday, September 23 --District VI Fall meeting hosted by Chemical City Garden Club to be held at the Northwood University, Griswold Communication Center, 4000 Whiting Drive, Midland.  8:45 am - 3:00 pm; Ronnie Dush, MGC District VI Director ronniedush@gmail.comph. # 989-307-0248.  Cost $25.00.  Theme: “Where the Wild Things Are.”  

Janea Little: “Animals We Love To Hate”  Despite being animals ourselves, we humans hate a lot of other animals.  Some of them we hate because they can hurt us.  Some we hate because we THINK they can hurt us. Some we hate because of what they eat, or what we think they eat. And some seem just too creepy, or have too many legs or eyes, to not hate!  Naturalist Janea will explore the natural history of a wide variety of ‘hate able’ animals, from ticks and toe biters to hawks and hornets, and offer a perspective on which are really worth hating.

Joe Rogers: “Introduction to Birds of Prey”  Joe Rogers is a Raptor and Wildlife biologist and is the Director of Wildlife Recovery Association since 1975.  Mr. Rogers rescues injured birds of prey, heals their wounds and prepares them for re-release them back into the wild.  Birds who have been injured too severely to release he gives them a home on his 200 acre farm in Shepherd, Michigan.


September 23, 2015
Landscape Design School - Course IV, Wisconsin

Wednesday-Thursday, September 23-24 -- Landscape Design School Course IV in Madison, Wisconsin, VerLowell, Chairperson, vlowell@mhtc.net


September 29, 2015
District IV - Fall 2015 Meeting

Tuesday, September 29 -- MGC District IV 2015 Fall Meeting will be hosted by the Muskegon County Garden Club.  Click here for information and form.


October 3, 2015
Central Region Annual Meeting

Saturday-Monday, October 3-5 -- The Central Region meeting is at the Kirkwood Centers in Cedar Rapids, Iowa this year.  Registration Form Here, 2015 Speakers Bios and Program Here.


October 12, 2015
School - Gardening Study, Course III

Monday-Tuesday, October 12-13 -- Course III will be sponsored by District V to be held in Traverse City, Michigan at the Congregational Church on Old Mission Peninsula.  Contact Co-Chairs Nancy Collard, handymama@chartermi.net or Terry Harding,  wsharding@chartermi.net.


October 14, 2015
District IIB - Fall 2015 Meeting

Wednesday, October 14 -- The District IIB Fall Meeting will be hosted by the Thornapple Garden Club. 

Theme is Spooktacular Fall on the Thornapple..,at the Ever After Banquet Center, Hastings, MI,October 14, 2015. Registration begins at 9:00 am.  This event ishosted by Thornapple Garden Club and Inland Lakes Garden Club. For more information contact Barb Benner at (269)945-2986.


October 15, 2015
District I - Fall 2015 Meeting

Thursday, October 15 -- The District I Fall Meeting hosted by the North Farmington Garden Club will be held at the Italian-American Club Banquet & Conference Center, 39200 W. Five Mile Rd., Livonia.  9:00am-2:30 pm; Ruth Moline, MGC District I Director ruthmoline@aol.com; ph. #734-525-3167.  Cost $25.00.  Theme: “On the Wild Side.”


October 17, 2015
District IIA Fall Seminar and Luncheon

Saturday, October 17 -- A Saturday hosted by the Neighborhood Garden Club of Carleton for the Clubs of District IIA to network, lunch and learn.  The meeting will be held at St. John Lutheran Church, 28320 Waltz Road, New Boston, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Cost $20.  Theme of event is "Beauty and the Bees."  Deadline for registration is October 3, 2015. One check from each club to be mailed to Debby DeLisle, 520 Ready Road, Carleton, MI 48117.  Contact person: District Director IIA, Carolyn Gardetto, 734-755-2012, cgardetto7@comcast.net. 


October 22, 2015
District III - Fall 2015 Meeting

Thursday, October 22 -- District III will present its Fall Meeting, AUTUMN GATHERING, at the Fred Mathews Conference Center at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac.  This event is hosted by the Town and Country Garden Club and the Wabigon Garden Club.  For more information, contact Karen Gentile, District III Director, saturnus@mei.net or 269-664-6555. 


November 4, 2015
MGC Finance Meeting

Wednesday, November 4 -- MGC Finance Meeting, Time  2:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Location:  Hampton Inn Board Room, East Lansing, Business phone for hotel reservations:  517-324-2072. 


November 5, 2015
MGC Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, November 5 -- MGC Board of Directors Meeting, Time:  Social Time:  8:30 - 9:30 a.m.,  Meeting 10:00 a.m. - 2:30  p.m., Location:  Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 Grand River Avenue, Lansing, Business phone for emergencies:: 517-484-9495. Executive Committee Meeting 8:30-9:30 a.m. (Parlor).

 



November 11, 2015
Kalamazoo - Blue Star Memorial Dedication

Wednesday, November 11 -- The Westwood Garden Club (District III), in cooperation with the Kalamazoo Garden Council, will dedicate a Blue Star Memorial on Veterans Day.  It will be located in the Riverside Cemetery on Gull Rd (M43) in Kalamazoo.  For additional information contact Lori Reed, 269-375-2572. 


December 5, 2015
Cadillac - 15th Annual Holiday Home Tour

Saturday, December 5 -- 15th Annual Holiday Home Tour presented by the Cadillac Garden Club.  Hours: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  Visit four area home decorated in the season's finest! Complimentary refreshments.  Advance tickets (after Nov.1) $15.00/person.  For more information contact Vickie @ 231-510-9047 or dessenmacher0559@charter.net


April 6, 2016
MGC Finance Meeting

Wednesday, April 6 -- MGC Finance Meeting, Time 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Location:  Hampton Inn Board Room, East Lansing, Business phone for hotel reservations:  517-324-2072.



April 7, 2016
MGC Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, April 7 -- MGC Board of Directors Meeting, Time:  Social Time:  8:30 - 9:30 a.m., Meeting:  10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Location:  Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 Grand River Avenue, Lansing, Business phone for emergencies:  517-484-9495.  Executive Committee Meeting 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. (Parlor)


April 11, 2016
School - Gardening Study, Course IV

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


April 14, 2016
District IIB - Spring 2016 Meeting

Thursday, April 14 -- District IIB Spring Meeting - Hosted by the Mason Sycamore Creek Garden Club and Williamston Red Cedar Garden Club at the Eagle Eye Golf Club and Convention Center, Bath, Michigan.  Stay tuned ... More information and Fun to come.


April 19, 2016
Flower Show School Course II

Tuesday-Thursday, April 19-21 - to be held in Midland, Michigan.  Contact Flower Show Chair, Kathryn Clary, kathrClary@aol.com.  More details to follow. 


June 7, 2016
85th Annual MGC Convention

Tuesday & Wednesday, June 7 & 8, 2016 -- The 85th State Convention "The Artful Garden - Der kunstliche Garten", will be hosted by District VI at the Bavarian Inn Lodge Convention Center, 1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, MI 48734. 855-652-7200.  For more information, contact Co-Chairs, Ronnie Dush ronniedush@gmail.com and Nancy Stark Higgins nstark1801@aol.com .


August 3, 2016
MGC Finance Meeting

Wednesday, August 3 -- MGC Finance Meeting, Time:  2:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Location:  Hampton Inn Board Room, East Lansing, Business phone for hotel reservations:  517-324-2072.


August 4, 2016
MGC Executive Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 4 -- MGC Executive Committee Meeting, Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Location:  Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 Grand River Avenue, Lansing, Business phone for emergencies.


August 17, 2016
Michigan Flower Show Symposium

55th Michigan Flower Show Symposium

Wednesday and Thursday, August 17 and 18, 2016 in Grand Rapids


September 7, 2016
MGC Finance Meeting

Wednesday, Spetember 7 -- MGC Finance Meeting, Time:  2:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Location:  Hampton Inn Board Room, East Lansing, Business phone for hotel reservations:  517-324-2072.


September 8, 2016
MGC Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, September 8 -- MGC Board of Directors Meeting, Time:  Social Time:  8:30 - 9:30 a.m., Meeting: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Location:  Plymouth Congregational Church, 21 Grand River Avenue, Lansing, Business phone for emergencies:  517-484-9495.  Executive Committee Meeting 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.  (Parlor).


September 13, 2016
Flower Show School Course III

Tuesday-Thursday, September 13-15 - to be held in Midland, Michigan.  Contact Flower Show Chair, Kathryn Clary, kathrClary@aol.com.  More details to follow. 


September 27, 2016
National Garden Clubs Fall 2016 Board Meeting

Tuesday-Monday, September 27-October 3  National Garden Clubs, Inc. Fall Board Meeting in Portland Maine.

 


October 7, 2016
NGC 2016 Central Region Convention

 Friday through Sunday, October 7-9, 2016 in Springfield Illinois


November 2, 2016
MGC Finance Meeting

Wednesday, November 2 -- MGC Finance Meeting, Time 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Location: Hampton Inn Board Room, East Lansing, Business phone for hotel reservations:  517-324-2072.


November 3, 2016
MGC Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, November 3 -- MGC Board of Directors Meeting, Time:  Social Time: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., Meeting 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Location:  Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 Grand River Avenue, Lansing, Business phone for emergencies:  517-484-9495.  Executive Committee Meeting 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. (Parlor).


April 5, 2017
MGC Finance Meeting

Wednesday, April 5 -- MGC Finance Meeting, Time 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Location:  Hampton Inn Board Room, East Lansing, Business phone for hotel reservations:  517-324-2072.


April 6, 2017
MGC Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, April 6 -- MGC Board of Directors Meeting, Time:  Social Time:  8:30 - 9:30 a.m., Meeting 10:00 a.m.  - 2:30 p.m., Location: Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 Grand River Avenue, Lansing, Business phone for emergencies:  517-484-9495.


May 11, 2017
Flower Show School Course IV

Tuesday-Thursday, May 9-11 - to be held in Midland, Michigan.  Contact Flower Show Chair, Kathryn Clary, kathrClary@aol.com.  More details to follow. 


May 16, 2017
2017 NGC Convention

National Garden Clubs, Inc. Convention  - Richmond, Virginia, May 16-21.


May 21, 2018
2018 NGC Convention

National Garden Clubs, Inc. Comvention - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 21 - 24.