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October 2023

Putting your Garden to Bed

October 17, 2023 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Our guest speaker, Bill Karges, will discuss “Putting Your Garden to Bed”.  Bill will bring expertise, insights, and recommendations on gardens, lawns, and plants. He will give us advice and great tips for getting our flower and vegetable gardens ready for the coming months.  Bill has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Botany from the University of Iowa with a minor in speech. He was Manager, Chief Botanist and all-around dispenser of relevant horticultural advice at the Pioneer Garden Shop…

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60th Anniversary Gratitude Gala 10.29.23

October 29, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bloomingdale Golf Club, 181 N Glen Ellyn Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Put on your Sunday best for October 29, 2023—our biggest celebration event ever! It's our club's 60th Anniversary!!! Invitations will be sent out for this is event which will include a formal plated luncheon and exciting activities! It will be held at the Bloomingdale Golf Club where we will honor seniors, veterans, and dignitaries who have supported the mission of our club for 60 years. Reserve a table for your family and friends. Everyone is invited!

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December 2023

2023 Member Christmas Party

December 10, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jameson’s Charhouse, 94 Stratford Drive
Bloomingdale, IL United States
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Our 2023 Christmas Party For Members and their Families will be SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2023 at JAMESON’S CHARHOUSE 94 Stratford Drive, Bloomingdale Cocktails at Noon Buffet at 1 PM includes: Bruschetta • Mini Crab cakes • Spinach Pies • Teriyaki Chicken Skewers. Cost per person $20 Please Mail Checks to Laurie DringPlease RSVP by December 1st Please bring a wrapped White Elephant Gift to participate in the fun!

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January 2024

Date Changed Due to Weather—2024 Annual Business Meeting

January 30 @ 1:15 pm - 3:00 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 will include a review of 2023 activities, upcoming events for 2024 (including our popular Annual Flower & Plant Sale in May), and decisions on where to direct our charitable donations. We meet at Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street, Bloomingdale, IL 60108 1:15 PM Social time 1:45 PM Announcements 2:00 PM Meeting Begins Visitors are Welcome!

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February 2024

Curative Properties of Tea

February 20 @ 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Our speaker will be Marcy Lautenan-Raleig. Much has been touted recently about the benefits of a good cup of herbal or green tea. This lecture discusses the difference between black tea and herb tea as well as what herbs make good tea, how to formulate your own teas and the various medicinal properties discovered throughout time of various native plants with pictures to help with identification. If hot water is available, we can create our own blends to sample at…

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March 2024

Fighting Climate Change in Your Back Yard & Front Yard

March 19 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Mike Nowak will be our presenter. A lot of us are pretty unhappy about the direction in which our planet’s environment is headed. Unfortunately, many people also think there’s nothing we can do about it. That’s not exactly true. The decisions we make in our yards—especially if done en masse—can make a huge difference in saving plant and animal species and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Mike will walk us through the basics—native plants (especially oaks), harvesting rainwater, reducing lawn area,…

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April 2024

Plant Sale Prep Meeting

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Join us as we prepare for our Annual Flower & Plant Sale this year being held on May 10 and 11. This is our major fund-raiser for the year that we support our local charities with and we need all hands on deck to have a fun and successful event. Come and learn about the schedule, pre-sale orders, food and equipment, and working the sale. Most of all—LET'S HAVE FUN! We need you to contribute ideas to make this a…

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May 2024

Who’s Who of Owls & Raptors

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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To some people, owls are symbols of wisdom but to others their hoots are harbingers of death and doom. Join award-winning naturalist Mark Spreyer as he reveals the truth about many of our North American owls and other raptors. Owls’ amazing hunting adaptations are explained. Special feathered guests illustrate just who’s who! Stillman Nature Center’s Executive Director Mark Spreyer has been bringing owls to school classes, garden clubs, wildlife conferences and other groups for nearly 35 years. Mark did his…

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June 2024

Fabyan Japanese Garden, Geneva

June 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fabyan Japanese Garden, 1925 S. Batavia Avenue
Geneva, IL 60134 United States
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The Japanese Tea Garden at Fabyan is a tranquil oasis in the middle of the forest preserve, where history and nature meet. George Fabyan commissioned the building of the garden in 1909, shortly after serving as a military diplomat for President Roosevelt. It was designed by Japanese architect Taro Otsuka. The garden has plant life, historic and Japanese cultural structures, a reflecting pool. The Fabyan Villa Museum is a Frank Lloyd Wright re-designed home of Colonel George and Nelle Fabyan…

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July 2024

Summer Potluck Picnic at Springfield Park

July 16 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Springfield Park, 269 Springfield Drive
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Our July event will be on Tuesday, July 16 at Springfield Park, located at 269 Springfield Drive. It is beautiful 40 acre park which includes 20 acres of wetlands and a one-mile walking path and bridge.  We will meet at the picnic pavilion from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm for a potluck picnic. We can go on a nature walk and tour our club's community garden. Everyone please bring a dish. We will have a food/drink sign up sheet at…

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