2019 - PROGRAMS
Monthly Programs Theme: “Celebrating 90 Years”
SEASONAL CREATIONS STUDY GROUP
Joanne Arnold - Chair 607-723-2799
NATURE STUDY GROUP
Linda Vick 607-766-1122 and Nancy Oakley 607-648-5579 Co-Chairs
HORTICULTURE STUDY GROUP
Tony Antes, Chair 607-775-3831
NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held at the
East Side Congregational, U.C.C., 284 Robinson St., Binghamton NY 607-722-1017.
NOTE: For details of all Programs, Seasonal Creations, Nature Study, and Horticulture, please see your 2019 BGC Yearbook.
NOTE: For all trips, please call the chair if you plan to drive directly to a scheduled place rather than meeting at the designated parking lot.
Jun. 20 THU 11 AM HORTICULTURE Weed Identification and Management
In a departure from our usual format, we will have our lunch first.
Lunch at Thai-Thai Cuisine 584 Upper Court St, Binghamton, NY. After lunch, we will go to the East Side Congregational Church, 284 Robinson St, Binghamton, NY where, at 1:00PM, Linda Svboda, Staff Member at Cutler Gardens, will present “Weed Identification and Management”.
Jun. 26 WED 9:45AM HORTICULTURE Hilton Road Ground Cover Flora
Meet in the Olum’s parking lot to carpool to Waterman Conservation Education Center 403 Hilton Rd, Apalachin, NY for a presentation on “Hilton Road Ground Cover Flora” from Christopher Audette, Executive Director of WCEC. Followed by a brief nature walk on their boardwalk. Those not wishing to take the walk can browse the many displays at the center. We will depart at 11:45AM for lunch at Chat-A-Whyle.
Jul. 10 WED 10 AM SEASONAL Floral Tea Towel
Cost $2.00 A tie dye technique that will blossom before your eyes! Held at the church.
Jul. 19 FRI 10 AM NATURE Butterfly Puddling Stations
A Visit to the Vick Wildlife Residence 323 Port Rd. Binghamton, NY
Join us at the Vick residence to learn why butterflies need Puddling Stations. Each person will be able to make a Butterfly Puddling Station to take home. We will observe a variety of butterflies and summer birds. All materials will be provided, $3.00 per person. Bring a bag lunch. Beverages will be provided. Bring rubber gloves.
Aug. 7 WED 10 AM SEASONAL Holiday Tree Decorations
Bring glue gun with hot glue sticks. Held at the church.
Aug. 8 THU 12 NOON – Annual Summer Picnic
Place: Otsiningo Park – North Picnic Shelter Relax and enjoy the company of your fellow Garden Club members. Please bring your favorite dish to pass, and your own table
service. Beverages will be provided. Reports: New York State Fair, Finch Hollow
Aug. 15 THU 10:30 AM HORTICULTURE Japanese Maples
Master Gardner and BGC Member Tony Antes will present “Japanese Maples”. We will discuss their care, selection of cultivars, and starting them from seed. Afterwards, we will carpool to Citrea Restaurant, 7 Court St # 3, Binghamton, NY.
Sep. 5 THU 10:30 AM Board Meeting, 1:00 pm General Meeting
Event: Third Annual Tea Party Our tea party will have all the trappings of an old Victorian tea party. Strengthen your pinkie finger, bring your best tea cup, and mingle with the ladies, and gentlemen of the Binghamton Garden Club. Tea, scones, watercress sandwiches, and many surprises. Join us for an enjoyable afternoon. Reports: Nature Conservancy, Waterman Center
Sep. 11 WED 10 AM SEASONAL Decorative Dried Gourds
Cost $4.00 NOTE: Register with Joanne, there is a size limit. Held at the church. Lunch at House of Reardon.
Sep. 19 THU 10:30AM HORTICULTURE Putting the Garden to Bed for the Winter
Master Gardener and BGC member, Tony Antes, will do a presentation on “Putting the Garden to Bed for Winter”. Following the presentation, we will carpool to Park Diner, 119 Conklin Ave, Binghamton.
Oct. 3 THU 10:30 am Board Meeting 1:00 pm General Meeting
Speaker: Ken Havenstein owner of the Renaissance Floral Gallery, will present“Floral Design” Ken will demonstrate three designs: Colonial Style Green Arrangement, Contemporary High Style Parallel Construction Design, and a Japanese project. Dr. Havenstein will allow us to raffle off the finished Projects.
Oct. 9 WED 10 AM SEASONAL Holiday Tree Decorations. (part 2)
Finish up the decorations we started in August. Bring glue gun with hot glue sticks Held at the church.
Oct. 25 FRI 10 AM NATURE Wreaths for the Birds
Participants will be provided with grapevine wreaths, and a variety of foods for birds to eat. After making the wreath, there will be a discussion on types of food to provide for birds. Bring some wire, clippers, and rubber gloves. Cost $3.00 per person.
Nov. 6 WED 10 AM SEASONAL Decorate the Christmas Tree
At the Roberson Museum. Meet at Roberson.
Nov. 7 Thursday 10:30 am Board Meeting, 1:00 pm General Meeting. Donna Lupardo -Representative of the 123rd District of New York, will discuss “Growing Hemp” Donna has been an
advocate of Hemp growing in our area.
Reports: Presentation of the Slate of Officers, Budget, Roberson Tree Decorating
Dec. 4 WED 10 AM SEASONAL Boutonniere/Corsage
We are celebrating our 90th anniversary and getting in the holiday spirit by creating wearable sprigs for our luncheon. Held at the church. Bring scissors & floral tape
Dec. 5 THU 10:30 am Board Meeting, 12:00 noon Luncheon and Program – Holiday Luncheon
Place: Traditions in the Glen, 4101 Watson Blvd, Johnson City, NY (reservation form on pg. 51)
Program Installation of 2020 Officers. “Duo Meridian” Robert Seiger (banjo) and Cricket Tombs (violin) will offer a blend of classical and folk style holiday melodies as we dine.