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November 2023

Christmas Craft for West Suburban Nursing and Rehabilitation

November 21, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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Join our club as we make Christmas Crafts to bring holiday cheer to the residents of Bloomingdale's West Suburban Nursing and Rehabilitation. For a small fee, you can also make one for yourself to bring home. The craft will start immediately after a short business/elections meeting and a time to gather with friends and enjoy a few treats.  The project will be announced soon. Hope you can join us. Visitors are always welcome!

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December 2023

Christmas Collection for West Suburban

December 4, 2023 @ 8:00 am - December 8, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
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The garden club members are asked again to come through in a big way in its holiday collection for the residents at the West Suburban Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The generosity of our members is always amazing! Items residents need most are toiletries (soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc.). Of course, we know residents enjoy both sweet and salty treats. Socks, throw blankets, activity books are also welcome. Drop off dates are Monday, December 4th, through Friday morning, December 8th, and again…

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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

Perennial Plant Potting Party

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bloomingdale Park District Maintenance Building, 259 Springfield Drive
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH • PREPARATION FOR PLANT LABELS AND SIGNS Email Carol Lockerbie to let her know what plants you will provide, how many, their height and spread, bloom time, and their growing conditions. Please include in your email the common name, along with the botanical name if you know it. Carole is preparing labels for the plant markers. (If you know that she already has a label on file, you can just let her know the name and how…

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2024 ANNUAL FLOWER & PLANT SALE

May 10 @ 12:00 pm - May 11 @ 3:00 pm
Bloomingdale Park District Maintenance Building, 259 Springfield Drive
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 United States
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SUBMIT PRE-ORDERS BY MARCH 23RD (See below). SHOPPING OPENS TO PUBLIC Friday, May 10th • Noon to 6 PM & Saturday, May 11th • 9 AM to 3 PM  The sale will feature professionally grown annuals in flats, hanging baskets, accessory plants, caladiums, grasses, tropicals, Tuts, Proven Winners and many other specialty annuals in 4 1/2" & 6" pots. We also plan to have vegetables & herbs on the days of sale. There will be raffles and gently-used garden items…

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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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