Spring Outreach Project-Wednesday March 20th


Please come to the annual SPRING OUTREACH PROJECT!!!!



Come to the lower level at Tricon Church, Wednesday March 20st to make lovely spring gifts, enjoy a light lunch and choose those you wish to visit and bring baskets.  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

     978-341-4111; susan@fineberg.net

Mary Kaiser

     978-369-0157; mpkontrary@netscape.net

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New Members of 2018-19!

Please say hello at the next meeting to the 9 (soon will be 10-Dennis Fiori is applying) new members! That is 1/8 of our Membership!

Left to right: Marta Taylor, Michelle McArdle, Kelley Bothe, Julia Farwell-Clay, Dennis Fiori, Barbara Fadden

In front: Paula Casey and Joanne Roser

Not pictured: Chandler Woodland and Carolyn Gouchoe

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Field Trip to the Lyman Estate!

The Lyman Estate, also known as “the Vale,” is a National Historic Landmark and one of the finest U.S. examples of a country estate following the principles of eighteenth-century English naturalistic design. In the 1700s and 1800s, Waltham was a popular location for country estates. In 1793 shipping merchant Theodore Lyman commissioned famed architect Samuel McIntire to design and build a Federal-style house for his family.

The family enlarged the house in 1882 in the Victorian style and then remodeled it in the Colonial Revival style in 1917. The thirty-seven acres include beautifully preserved gardens and historic greenhouses. Its architectural features include an elegant ballroom and graceful oval parlor, both pristine examples of Federal design.
The Lyman Estate Greenhouses are among the oldest surviving greenhouses in the United States. The complex includes an 1804 grape house, 1820 camellia house, 1840 orchid house, and a 1930 sales greenhouse where you can buy plants to take home. Our expert horticultural staff offers advice and assistance with plant selection and culture. No matter the season, a visit to these picturesque greenhouses is a treat.

Save the date! On Wednesday March 13 we are planning a trip to the Lyman Estate for a tour of the house and camellia greenhouse. This is peak bloom time for the camellias! We will meet there at 11:00 and the two tours will take approximately 1 1/2 hours total. Please organize your own carpools. The address is: 185 Lyman Street, Waltham MA. Please send your check for $15, made out to the Garden Club of Concord, to: Jane Rupley, 162 Westford Rd., Concord, MA. 01742. If you have any questions my email is Designjane@aol.com

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Holiday Luncheon

Wednesday, December 12th at 11:30…..

we are at Leann Griesinger’s house at 1266 Lowell Road. Please park on the same side of Lowell Road as the house. DO NOT park in the driveway so that people who need to be dropped off at the door may do this.

Our note cards will be sold at the Luncheon. Remember-this is a fund raiser for the Club so stock up on a great Holiday gift! They are 12.00 for 8 beautiful notecards-Cris Van Dyke’s gorgeous photos.

See you there!!

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Winter Walk

These ladies enjoyed a wonderful walk last week, thanks to the leadership of Joan Campbell!

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Our Beautiful Tree at Concord Museum

Many thanks to the wonderful committee of Sarah Beguelin, Alisha Boyajian, Liz Berk, Leslie Cheney, Joan Campbell, Maggie Lincoln, and Anne Umphrey!!!

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Cans For Caring!

All had a wonderful time this morning-thanks to Ellen Whitney and her superb guidance and materials. The little boxwood trees have a base made from tuna fish cans, covered in a beautiful gold paper. They will be going to Meal on Wheels later today. Great work-they are very cute and surely very appreciated.

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