Almost Spring Walk!

A walk has been scheduled for Wednesday,March 27th in Great Meadows. Please meet at Holly Salemy’s house-68 Great Meadows Road at 10:00 am.

Here are some pictures from past walks!-

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Spring Outreach Workshop

Spring Basket Outreach Workshop
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Tricon Church (lower level)
Next week’s meeting will be the Annual Spring Basket Workshop — we will be making colorful flower arrangements to brighten the days of many people in our community, including those who may be sick, infirmed, or Senior Citizens.  Anne Hrabchak has visited Wilson Farms and made a wonderful selection of fresh Spring flowers to put in the jars we got from Vanderhoof Hardware.  Each arrangement will be finished off with a beautiful butterfly from Sandra Conrad & NE Nurseries.
Kitsy and her group have compiled a list of 150 recipients, including some local reception areas.  This includes some group deliveries to Concord Park, Rivercrest, and Newbury Court.  We ask that each Garden Club member deliver at least 5 of these arrangements — “many hands make light work” and with so many delivery persons, we can complete this Community Outreach project in just one day!
Wear your Garden Club apron and bring some clippers and/or scissors for cutting flower stems.  Also please bring small boxes for transporting the arrangements (those for clementines are a perfect size).  A light lunch will be served by Head Hostesses Anne Umphrey and Pat Sinton & Team.
See you next week!
Betsy, Spring Basket Chair
If you have any questions, contact me at
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Field Trip to Lyman Estate-March 13th

We had a great tour of the Lyman Estate and then of the Greenhouse on the property. Fun field trip!

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Spring Flower Workshop!!




Come to the lower level at Tricon Church, Wednesday March 20st,to make lovely spring gifts, enjoy a light lunch and choose where you want to deliver.  This is one of our most meaningful outreach activities.  Your visit to some of our Concord shut-ins will bring a smile and a bit of spring cheer where it is most needed.

If you have friends or neighbors who are experiencing difficult times, please send their names to Kitsy, Mary or one of the Susans. Your recommendations mean a lot, and we will make sure each person receives a touch of spring.

Kitsy Rothermel


Susan Eckel


Susan Fineberg


Mary Kaiser


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Our website-update!

Our website is currently being worked on by a professional. We know that all of you are receiving upsetting and very odd advertisements when you receive this email/blog. Please know that we are working to get rid of these!!!! Thank you for your understanding.

Sandra Conrad, Vice President and Lauren Huyett, administrator of website

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Ikebana:Japanese Flower Arranging


What a wonderful demonstration of Ikebana( by true definition: modern Ikenobo arrangements) we had yesterday. The speaker was Mimi Santini-Ritt, a level 12 Professor of Ikebana .  Five very happy members got the chance to take her lovely arrangements home!

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Next Meeting-Wednesday, February 20th

Mimi Santini-Ritt, a Level 12 Professor of Ikebana, will speak to our club next Wednesday, February 20, 2019.  The meeting will be held at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, starting at 1 p.m.  Mimi has extensively studied Ikenobo in both the United States and in Japan for over 15 years.  She teaches, exhibits and demonstrates the art of Japanese flower arranging throughout the Boston area, as well as in Maine and New Hampshire.  She is the past president of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of Boston.  Ikenobo is the most traditional of the schools of Ikebana, with a history extending back 555 years.  Though firmly grounded in the past, Ikenobo has evolved with the times and Mimi will demonstate traditional and modern Ikenobo arrangements.  When not practicing Ikenobo, Mimi can often be found at the Museum of Fine Arts, where she is a tour guide.
Don’t forget to bring some money to purchase tickets for a drawing to take one of her beautiful arrangements home!!!!.
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