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September

Mon. Sept 10 at 9:30am
General Meeting
Somerset County Environmental Ed. Center
190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge
Please remember your coffee mug


Program: “Wreaths Across America”
​Mel Russen, board member of “Wreaths Across America”, will talk about the importance of putting a wreath on every veteran’s grave.

Social Committee
  Hostess: Linda Lozowski
  Aides: Dodie Allers, Muriel Hickson Bobby Mazurak, Cynthia Wynant
  Centerpiece: Jan Blakeman

Mon.            Executive Board Meeting, at the home of Diane Falato
Sept. 24       
10:00am

October

TBA      Tree Planting and Dedication in honor of Mary Ellen Mix and Nancy Kelly
                Harry Dunham Park

Mon.  Oct 1 at 9:30am    
General Meeting
Somerset County Environmental Ed. Center
190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge
Please remember your coffee mug

Program: “Bruce Crawford”
A surprise presentation by Bruce Crawford with intern!

Social Committee
 Hostess: Agnes Baily
 Aides: Kathleen Donnell, Maureen Hally, Helen Meehan, Audrey Muenzen
 Centerpiece: Janet Santoro

Boxwood Tree Order forms available today

Wed.    Day Trip to Skylands Manor & NJ botanical Gardens, Ringwood, NJ
Oct. 3  
Guided tour of lovely Tudor revival mansion and 8 themed gardens, $12 group rate for tour of both the gardens and mansion. (need at least 10 attendees- self tour is also available for less than 10 attendees). 
Bring a bagged lunch to enjoy at Shepherds Lake afterwards. Sign up at our Sept. meeting, as the park would like a headcount for tour reservation by 9/14. We will leave Basking Ridge at 9:30am

Tues.          Garden Therapy
Oct. 9       Adult Day Center of the VNA
1:00pm  Fall Arrangement Workshop
200 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge

Tues.      Boxwood Coffee at the home of Cynthia Wynant
Oct. 9    Please bring finger food to share
10:00am

Tues.            Garden Therapy
Oct. 9          Adult Day Center of the VNA
1:00pm      Fall Arrangement Workshop
200 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge

Wed.            VNA Wandering Garden
OCT. 10      Garden Clean up and planting
10:00am

Tues.        Civic Garden
Oct. 16    Library Gardens
9:30am    Fall planting of bulbs for spring bloom

Fri.                Civic Garden
Oct. 19       EEC Rock Garden
                        Final Fall cleanup

Oct. 24 -    Boxwood Tree Building for VNA Fundraiser
Nov. 1        Open house 10:30am-4:30pm
(participation by a small subset of tree builders)

Mon.           Executive Board Meeting, at the home of Barbara Burger
Oct. 29 
10:00am

November
Mon. Nov 5 at 9:30am    
General Meeting
Somerset County Environmental Ed. Center
190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge
Please remember your coffee mug.

Program: “Holiday Arrangements”
Bedminster florist will present flowers for November and December holidays

Social Committee
 Hostess: Max Snyder 
 Aides: Dorothy Collins, Margaret Cronin, Judy Hill, Betty Moccio
 Centerpiece: Anne Goldsmith

Nov. 2 -     VNA Holly Day Market – Boxwood Tree Sale
Nov. 4        200 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge

Nov. 7 -     Demonstrations for Building and Decorating Trees

Wed.        Civic Gardens
Nov. 7       9/11 Memorial
9:30am     Fall cleanup

Nov. 8 -     Boxwood Tree Building for Orders & Farmstead Arts Center Event
Nov. 30
Open house 10:30am-4:30pm (omitting 11/21-23 for Thanksgiving holiday) 

Nov 9Last day to place Boxwood Tree orders

Wed.          Civic Gardens
Nov. 21    Planting of VNA/SWC Containers
1:00pm    Clean out and winter planting

Mon.           Civic Gardens
Nov. 26     Planting of Town Containers
9:00am     Clean out and winter plants

​Fri.-Sat.      Pre-Ordered Boxwood Trees Available
Nov. 30-    See order form for pick-up location & hours
Dec. 1

TBD    Farmstead Arts Center event
              Boxwood Trees on sale

December
Mon.        Executive Board Meeting, at the home of Barbara Barbeau
Dec 3     
10:00am

Dec. 3 –    Boxwood Tree Building for Cookie Walk & Historical Society Tour
Dec. 6        at the home of Cynthia Wynant  

Wed.      Holiday Wreaths
Dec. 5     Bernards Township Community Center
9:30am  South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge

Sat.          Adult Day Center of the VNA 
Dec. 8     Cookie Walk & Sale of Boxwood Trees
10:00am200 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge

Sun.          Historical Society Boxwood Tree sale
Dec. 9

Mon.          Holiday Wassail
Dec. 10    95th Anniversary Celebration
11:30-1:30pmDetails at our November meeting

January

Mon.        Executive Board Meeting, at the home of Breda Ryan-Blake
Jan. 28  
10:00am


February
Mon.  Feb. 4 at 9:30am
General Meeting
Somerset County Environmental Ed. Center
190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge

Program: “Sharing the World with Raptors”
A dedicated handler will demonstrate these beautiful rescued raptors. An invitation to tour this fabulous facility to follow.

Social Committee
  Hostess: Pam Wychunas
  Aides:Jane Bauer, Flo Cox, Rose Marie Hunter, Margaret Skelly
  Centerpiece: Vivian Morrison

Mon.    Executive Board Meeting, at the home of Franka Falcon
Feb. 25  
10:00am

March 
Mon.  Mar. 4 at 9:30am
General Meeting
Somerset County Environmental Ed. Center 
Please remember your coffee mug

Program: “Petal Art"
Beth Murphy, from her Basking Ridge studio, will demonstrate pressed flowers.

Social Committee
  Hostess: Lee Cleary
  Aides: Maureen Fuchs Helen Johnson, Barbara Loock, Jennie Martin
  Centerpiece: Kerrie Stepko

Thurs.       Civic Gardens
Mar. 14      Library Gardens
10:30am  Spring cleanup and pruning

Mon.        Executive Board Meeting, at the home of Joan Patterson
Mar. 25  
10:00am


April
Mon.   Apr. 1 at 9:30am
General Meeting
Somerset County Environmental Ed. Center
190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge


Program: “Harvesting History”
Barbara Melera will give this history of this company through the history of seeds

Social Committee
  Hostess: Cheryl Himmelreich
  Aides: Kathryn Daut, Chris Johnson, Carmen Fortenbacker, Ann Millan
  Centerpiece: LouAnn Kreuder

Wed.        Civic Gardens 
Apr. 3       9/11 Memorial
9:30am   Spring Cleanup and Planting

Thurs.      Civic Gardens
Apr. 3       Spring Planting of VNA/SWC Containers
1:00pm   Clean out and Spring Planting

Mon.       Civic Gardens  
Apr. 8       Planting of Town containers
                    Spring  Clean out and Spring Planting

Fri.              Civic Gardens 
Apr. 19     EEC Rock Garden
10:00am Spring Cleanup Party

Mon.        Executive Board Meeting, at the home of Tille Emmert
Apr. 29    
10:00am


May
Mon.  May 6 at 9:30am
General Meeting
Somerset County Environmental Ed. Center
190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge
Please remember your coffee mug

Program: “Spring Fever"
Florence Lessene, a master flower designer, will demonstrate easy flower arrangements with unusual material 

Social Committee
  Hostess: Krista Colwell
  Aides: Barbara Golankiewicz, Joan Patterson, Dorothy Reynolds, Rose Salaki
  Centerpiece: Joanne Hamilton

Tues.        Garden Therapy
May 7        Adult Day Center of the VNA
1:00pm    Spring Arrangement Workshop
200 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge

Mon.          Civic Gardens
May 13      EEC Rock Garden
TBD            The first of several Spring cleanups & plantings

Tues.          VNA Wandering Garden
May 15     Planting of the garden at Adult Day Center
10:00am

Wed.  May 29 at 9:30am
Iris Day Trip to Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Garden and Van Vleck House 

Walking tour of Presby Gardens, the largest public iris garden in the US with more than 10,000 irises of around 1,500 varieties, some varieties dating back to the 1500's. The suggested donation is $8. 
Nearby is Van Vleck House and Gardens, a 6-acre suburban estate with numerous gardens to enjoy, including stunning Rhododendrons and Azaleas, plus a 1916 Mediterranean style Italianate Villa. No entrance fee. Signup at our April or May general meeting.

Sat.          Charter Day
May 18

Mon.        Executive Board Meeting, at the home of Carol DeCoste
May 20      
10:00am

Wed.        Civic Gardens
May 22    9/11 Memorial
9:30am    Summer Planting

Thurs.        Civic Gardens
May 24    Summer Planting of VNA/SWC Containers
10:00am   Clean out and Summer planting


June

Mon.        Civic Gardens 
June 3      Summer Planting of Town Containers

Tues.          Civic Gardens
June 11    Library Gardens
9:3am        Weed, mulch and summer container planting

Date TBDSenior Garden Tour
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