The Holiday Luncheon

Our holiday luncheon is fast approaching!

It is at Lauren Huyett’s house-1123 Monument Street on Wednesday,December 14th at 11:30. Please park on Monument Street and walk up driveway. There are 10 parking spots near the house for those who need to be close.

The wreath below and a small boxwood tree will be auctioned off, so bring your wallets!

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Cans for Caring!!

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Everyone created such beautiful and festively decorated boxwood trees this morning!

The group included Victoria Mulligan, Barbara Freeland, Leslie Cheney, Georgine Feldt, Kathleen Kennedy, Hilary Robinson, Tracy Lyne, Mary Ann Ferrell, Maryann Street, Susan Eckle, Kitsy Rothermel, Betsy Spaulding, Susan Finberg, Mary Kemp, Betsy Howerton and Kathy Ticknor.

All 31 trees will be distributed by Meals on Wheels tomorrow — one for each Meals on Wheels recipient in Concord.

Ellen Whitney

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Annual Holiday Workshop!!

 

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Join us for a festive morning creating a beautiful and lasting holiday arrangement at our annual holiday workshop!  Use this link to sign up:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4aacaa28a64-holiday

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016
  • 10:00-12:00
  • Emerson Umbrella Room 111
  • Light refreshments will be served.
  • $30 payable to The Garden Club of Concord.  Bring your check with you to the workshop or mail to Anne Umphrey 76 Red Coat Lane, Concord, MA  01742
  • Capacity is limited to 30 participants.  Sign up early so you won’t be disappointed

Questions?  Call Anne Umphrey at 781-249-7976 or Anne Hrabchak at 978-505-5206

 

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Your New Lanyards!!!

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Don’t forget to wear your new lanyards to the Garden Club meeting next Wednesday,November 16th at 1:00 pm!!!! We are at Tricon Church,54 Walden Street.

In addition-if you have ANY changes to the 2016-17 Directory,please send them asap to Hilda Parrott at hparrott1@gmail.com

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Cans for Caring Workshop!

Cans for Caring, our boxwood tree workshop, will be held this year on Monday, December 5 from 9:30-11:30.

We’ll meet at the home of Ellen Whitney to assemble small boxwood trees that will be delivered to Meals-on-Wheels recipients in Concord. If you’d like to join us, please email Ellen at ellenhwhitney@gmail.com or call 978-369-7434.
Limited to 16.
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Please Sign Up!!!!!!!!!

Exploring the Landscape and Flora of Walden Woods

With naturalist Cherrie Corey

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 9:30 am – noon

Our hike will begin at Walden Pond’s brand new Visitor’s Center, with a quick introduction.  From there, we will head out Walden’s southern trail and cross over the Emerson Cliff trail to the “other” Heywood’s Meadow, a boggy fen richly documented by Thoreau, with a number of locally rare plants, active beaver works, and beautiful autumn vistas.  Heading west, we’ll cross the RR tracks to Adams/Wright Woods toward the Andromeda Ponds, a terraced chain of boggy kettleholes fed by Walden’s subsurface drainage.  Leatherleaf, highbush blueberry and bearberry, cotton sedge, and pitcher-plants thrive here along with swamp loosestrife (Decodon verticillatus) which still forms lush colonies in the same locations described by Thoreau.  Returning to the pond’s western shore, we’ll watch for the uncommon stiff aster and other late shoreline flowers and autumn surprises.  After a brief visit to Thoreau’s cabin site, we’ll rejoin the shoreline at Wyman’s meadow, noting more interesting trees and shrubs in Thoreau’s Cove, and follow it back to our starting point. There will be time at the end to peek inside the very “green” Visitor’s Center and the Thoreau Society gift/book shop, and check out the extensive new native plantings.

Participants should park in the main Walden Pond parking lot (annual visitor’s tag or $8 daily fee required) and meet on the Visitor’s Center deck.

Cost is $20 per person payable by check made out to The Garden Club of Concord.  Please RSVP to elisewoodward@gmail.com .

 
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Walk in Walden Woods

 

SPECIAL OCTOBER WALK OPPORTUNITY

Exploring the Landscape and Flora of Walden Woods

With naturalist Cherrie Corey

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 9:30 am – noon

Our hike will begin at Walden Pond’s brand new Visitor’s Center, with a quick introduction.  From there, we will head out Walden’s southern trail and cross over the Emerson Cliff trail to the “other” Heywood’s Meadow, a boggy fen richly documented by Thoreau, with a number of locally rare plants, active beaver works, and beautiful autumn vistas.  Heading west, we’ll cross the RR tracks to Adams/Wright Woods toward the Andromeda Ponds, a terraced chain of boggy kettleholes fed by Walden’s subsurface drainage.  Leatherleaf, highbush blueberry and bearberry, cotton sedge, and pitcher-plants thrive here along with swamp loosestrife (Decodon verticillatus) which still forms lush colonies in the same locations described by Thoreau.  Returning to the pond’s western shore, we’ll watch for the uncommon stiff aster and other late shoreline flowers and autumn surprises.  After a brief visit to Thoreau’s cabin site, we’ll rejoin the shoreline at Wyman’s meadow, noting more interesting trees and shrubs in Thoreau’s Cove, and follow it back to our starting point. There will be time at the end to peek inside the very “green” Visitor’s Center and the Thoreau Society gift/book shop, and check out the extensive new native plantings.

Participants should park in the main Walden Pond parking lot (annual visitor’s tag or $8 daily fee required) and meet on the Visitor’s Center deck.

Cost is $20 per person payable by check made out to The Garden Club of Concord.  Please RSVP to elisewoodward@gmail.com and mail check to Elise Woodward, 379 Garfield Road, Concord, MA 01742. OR sign up at the October 19meeting.

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