Seagrove Garden Club Announces 2008/2009 Program Calendar
Lila Norris and Tricia Sloan have developed an outstanding list of speakers and meeting venues for the Seagrove Garden Club 2008/2009 year. The club, which has a long, local history in that it was first chartered in 1963, meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:00AM, September through May.
The first meeting and luncheon will be held at Seering’s Piano Bar on Wednesday September 10th. After a quick business meeting which will include an introduction of officers and committee chairs, Victoria Hunt and floral designer Donna Talbott will demonstrate basic flower arranging. Lunch will be served at 11:30 and Seering’s Chef Andy Bell has promised not to disappoint.
On Wednesday October 8th the program is on Salt Tolerant Plants and How to Grow Hydroponic Vegetables. Toni Wheeler owner of Perenials and Natives by a Girl Named Toni is the presenter and the luncheon will be held at Café Provence.
In November the club happily welcomes back Russ Barley of Emerald Coast Florist. It is always standing-room-only when Russ speaks and demonstrates how to create elegant holiday arrangements. For the November 12th event the club will meet at Santa Rosa Beach Club for the luncheon and program.
The Holiday program and lunch on December 12th is a tradition as well. The December program is the annual pot luck and auction the club sponsors to raise money for people and charities in need during the holidays. This past year over $2,500 was raised and helped deliver Christmas to many families in the community. The food is always fantastic and the auction guaranteed to be fun and exciting. This year the club will hold the program at Christ the King Episcopal Church.
After the first of the year, on January 14th Connie Cartier will deliver a fascinating program on how to create clay flowers. For this event Harriett Cromilin and Café 30A will be host the club. Then in February on the 11th the club will meet at Eden Gardens State Park and Manson Markette will guide the club through all the beautiful camellias and demonstrate air-layering techniques as well as flower waxing. In March, also on the 11th Diane Page will demonstrate how to make sea glass jewelry with lunch provided by the Old Florida Fish House. The meetings for April and May will be all about celebrating spring and visiting local homes with sensational gardens. On April 8th the club will tour homes in Pt. Washington with Pt Washington Methodist Church providing the lunch and on May 13th the club will tour the gardens and dine at Anne Perry’s home.
The cost for each program and lunch is $18 for members and $20 for non members. Everyone is welcome but reservations are required. In addition to these wonderful programs and venues the club also offers trips outside of the area to view other gardens or special events. If you would like to attend a meeting or would like more information on membership please contact Shari Roberts, Membership Chair, at 267-9586.