We are planning a field trip on Friday November 3, 2017 to “Set to Celebrate” a tablescape fundraiser held at the historic Town and County Club in Hartford, CT. Sponsored by the Connecticut Valley Garden Club, this popular event features more than 30 elaborately “dressed” tables, mantles and staircases. Hartford area designers, florists and nurseries set their prettiest tables with varied themes, as part of this annual event. “Set to Celebrate” also features a wonderful boutique and a table top tag sale of objects, linens, crystal and other quality “finds” for your next celebration. In addition, this year one of the beautiful tablescapes will be raffled off to a lucky visitor.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Please send a check made out to The Garden Club of Concord to Jane Rupley, 162 Westford Rd., Concord, MA. or your can also pay at the door if you prefer. We will carpool down with an approximate departure time of 8:30 AM and returning by 3:30 PM. We will have lunch at the Town and County Club ($16++). Please email Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org or call with questions (508-826-5645) to let her know that you will be coming, by Friday October 27th.
Concord’s Long Range Plan: Envision Concord – Bridge to 2030
Be Part of Concord’s Future & Take the Envision Concord Survey
Concord is in the planning process of “Envision Concord – Bridge to 2030”- our town-wide comprehensive plan that looks to understand the current and future challenges faced by the community, as well as opportunities to reinforce our collective vision for a strong future. The Comprehensive Long Range Plan will help the Town prioritize the goals and needs of the community and create an action plan to move forward. Your input is essential to shaping Concord’s future and also protecting all that is cherished in the town. Please take the Envision Concord survey by October 10th at: www.envisionconcord.org
Hard copies of the survey are also available at the Town Clerk’s office, the Planning Division office, the Council On Aging office, the Main Library, and the Fowler Library. At the end of the survey, you can enter a raffle to win a $50 or $25 gift card to a Concord shop.
With the weather forecast, we think it makes more sense for people to park along the driveway instead of in the pasture.
Turn into driveway (beech trees on both sides of driveway entrance) and proceed up driveway past gray stable. Please park on the right side of the driveway only. We will reserve a few spaces at the top of the driveway for anyone with mobility issues. When you leave, you can drive up the driveway and turn around in the car park in front of the house. If you must park on Estabrook Road/Barnes Hill Road, please park on our side of the road, starting at our driveway going towards Barnes Hill Road. (To the left as you face the driveway entrance.)
If it rains-we will be inside. It will not be cancelled.
Andrea Meyers address is: 116 Estabrook Road
By now you have received two different sign-ups through SignUpGenius.com
One is for hospitality to be a hostess or head hostess, and one is to sign up for all committees. Please check your emails and make sure you have done both!
Garden Club of Concord Seeks Grant Proposals
The Garden Club of Concord is soliciting proposals from local organizations and residents seeking funding for gardening-related community projects.
Each year, the Garden Club sponsors a range of projects in the Concord community. Past grants have funded planting projects at the Old Manse, the Concord Housing Authority and The Umbrella Community Arts Center. Grants have also supported organizations engaged in the preservation of open space and the environment in Concord. In addition, the Club supports outreach to citizens through nature and horticulture; Gaining Ground, MinuteMan ARC for Human Services, and Cooperative Elder Services have received past grants for garden-related educational and therapeutic programs.
Funding for all grants is provided by the Club’s annual Spring Plant Sale which is open to the public.
Please email Andrea Meyers at: email@example.com to receive the grant application. Applications are due by October 12, 2017.