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May 2019

MAY 21, 2019 – DRAGONFLIES & DAMSELFLIES

May 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Presenter: Cindy Crosby Few insects are as fascinating as Illinois' dragonflies and damselflies. From their unusual life cycle of transformation, their bizarre sex life, mystifying migratory habits, and their struggle for survival, there is plenty to discover and marvel about! Hear the cultural history of dragonflies, including some of the myths and superstitions that surround them. Be amazed at their natural history as you see beautiful close-up images of different species that are found in the Chicago Region. Find out…

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June 2019

HYDRANGEAS are HOT!!!

June 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Horticulturist, Sharon Yiesla will teach us about the many hydrangea varieties produced in cultivation by selective breeding that are prominent in landscaping. Learn more about the species available and their care. Visitors are welcome. Social time begins at 6:15 with announcements at 6:45 PM. Program starts at 7:00 PM at St. Paul Church, 118 First Street in Bloomingdale. Visit www.bloomingdalegardenclub.org or contact bloomingdalegardenclub@gail.com for more information.

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July 2019

THAT AIN’T NO WAY TO TREAT A TREE

July 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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For more than 20 years, Mike Nowak has been talking about gardening, the environment and green living on Chicago radio. He is an Illinois Master Gardener, Openlands TreeKeeper, and past president of the Chicago Recycling Coalition. He will discuss such questions as: Do tree roots break into sewer or water lines? If your tree sustains a "wound," you should cover it over with tree wound paint? When you plant lawn under a tree, does the tree always win? Do most…

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August 2019

Be A Herbal Gourmet

August 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh began growing herbs in 1992 and started an herb business marketing a variety of herb products in 1995. What began as a hobby and a way to grow herbs for use in programs at the museums she managed, soon became a personal passion which was turned into a full-time endeavor. She is a regular contributor to The Essential Herbal Magazine, has a trilogy of short books on using herbs, and shares her more than 20 years of herb gardening experience on…

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September 2019

SCARCE Gardeners, Sustainability, and Recycling

September 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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The energetic presentation by Kay McKeen will address the many aspects of sustainability and conservation, including the history and importance of composting, water, and our direct connection to nature and the environment. It will also provide tips on how to protect our resources and where to dispose of all unwanted materials properly. Attendees will definitely leave with valuable information pertaining to healthy living, prosperous gardens, and pollution reduction.    Visitors are welcome. Social time and announcement begin at 6:15 PM.…

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October 2019

Tips for the Lazy Gardener

October 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Discover useful ways to save time, energy, and money while gardening. This show and tell presentation by Cindy Tyley, demonstrates tips for both indoor and outdoor gardening throughout the year. Cindy owns Carriage House Garden Design in LaGrange and is a certified landscape designer who provides design and consultation focusing on practicality and low maintenance as well as beauty. She is a member of the Landscape Design Association and the Western Springs Garden Club.

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November 2019

Snowman Centerpiece Craft Event

November 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Join our club as we make snowman centerpieces for Christmas dinner tables at West Suburban Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. You can also make a snowman centerpiece for yourself to take home and enjoy! (Just a small fee for take-home centerpieces.)

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December 2019

Bloomingdale Garden Club Christmas Party!

December 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jameson’s Charhouse, 94 Stratford Drive
Bloomingdale, IL United States
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$32

This is event is for our members and their families to be held at Jameson’s Charhouse in Bloomingdale. Cocktails begin at 6 PM (cash bar) with dinner at 6:30 PM. Cost is $32 per person. Contact Cheryl Svee for menu choice and payment. Please bring a wrapped white elephant gift (per person) so everyone can join in the fun!

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January 2020

Annual Business Meeting

January 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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The New Year begins with our Annual Business Meeting. Agenda items include election of officers, review of 2019 activities, upcoming events for 2020 (including our popular Annual Flower and Plant Sale in May), and decisions on where to direct our charitable donations. The Bloomingdale Garden Club has now celebrated 57 years together. Started in April of 1963 by seven ardent gardeners and neighbors, the Club has grown considerably throughout its history, and today’s members enjoy exciting programs and speakers, workshops and field…

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February 2020

City Bee Savers

February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Bill Whitney has kept honey bees for over 20 years. City Bee Savers is his small honey bee farm in West Chicago that is deeply concerned about the future of bees. Their vulnerability has prompted Bill to become a certified member of the Illinois Queen Rearing Initiative. This group is developing a superior honey bee suited for the rigors of Illinois. Bill will be speaking to us about how to plant for these pollinators. He also teaches classes about bee keeping…

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