2019 – 2020 Calendar of Events

Note: If your schedule changes and you can not hostess (provide food and drink) for the month you have been assigned, it is your responsibility to trade months with another member.

OCTOBER

Deborah Trickett

Deborah Trickett, owner of The Captured Garden, will return to do a demonstration on Chameleon Containers. 
This program is all about transitioning a container from one season to another.

Meeting:  Wednesday, October 2, 9:00 a.m.
Where:  St. Dunstan’s Fellowship Hall

Hostesses:  Amie Glick, Raechel Hwang, Amelia Slawsby

 

NOVEMBER

House Tour Workshop

Help us prepare for Dover’s 1st Holiday Craft Show, which will be part of the Dover Holiday House Tour.
PGC will be donating holiday items for sale.  We will be making jars of seasoning salts for those scrumptious
holiday meals, peppermint bath scrubs, and potpourri to fill everyone’s home with the smell of the season.
The best part is that each member will bring one of each item home with them.

We will supply the ingredients for the project.  But we need some supplies to make the projects go smoothly.
Please bring a set of measuring spoons, a bowl and a scissor to the meeting.

Meeting:  Wednesday, November 6, 9:00 a.m.
Where:  St. Dunstan’s Fellowship Hall
Hostesses:  Val Marden, Liz Marson, Meredith Whalen

 

DECEMBER

Workshop: Seasonal Wreath Making

Meeting:  Wednesday, December 4, 9:00 a.m. 
Where:  Dover Town Hall
Hostesses:  Madge Casper, Gloria Schwartz, Meredith Whalen

Join us for our annual wreath-making workshop.  Let your friends and fellow members help you
create a beautiful holiday wreath; bow instructors will be on hand!  All wreaths, extra greens, 
ribbon and decorations will be supplied.

Note:  You must pre-register for this workshop and a $20 member and $25 non-member fee will
be charged (cash or check
to PGC).  Only one guest per member.  If you register and are a no-show,
you are still responsible for your fee.

 

JANUARY

Book Club:  Founding Gardeners by Andrea Wulf

For the Founding Fathers, gardening, agriculture and botany were element passions:
a conjoined interest as deeply ingrained in their characters as the battle for liberty
and a belief in the greatness of their new nation.

Founding Gardeners is an exploration of that obsession, telling the story of the
revolutionary generation from the unique perspective of their lives as gardeners,
plant hobbyists and farmers.  Acclaimed historian, Andrea Wulf, describes how
George Washington wrote letters to his estate manager even as British warships
gathered off Staten Island; how a tour of English garden renewed Thomas Jefferson’s
and John Adams’s faith in their fledgling nation; and why James Madison is the
forgotten father of environmentalism.  Through these and other stories, Wulf
reveals a fresh, nuanced portrait of the men who created our nation.

Books will be reserved at the Doer Library (as many as possible).

Meeting:  Wednesday, January 8, 9:00 a.m. 
Where:  St. Dunstan’s Fellowship Hall
Hostesses:  

 

FEBRUARY

Liz Borbour, Creative Feast

Liz Barbour, owner of Creative Feast, will be returning with her Passionate
Dishes for your Valentine program.

In both art and literature, food invites passion.  Romantic foods don’t have to
be limited to oysters and wine.  Food color, texture and preparation all play in
a passionate meal.  Spicy food will get your heart rate going and make your
checks flush and a beautiful plate can bring tears to your eyes.  Learn about
the foods of passion and how you can prepare recipes that entice.  Enjoy a
cooking demonstration of two passion inducing recipes and samples.

Meeting:  Wednesday, February 5, 9:00 a.m.
Where:  St. Dunstan’s Fellowship Hall
Hostesses: Robin Hart, Anita Lascalzo, Rhonda Nicolopoulos, Doug Riis

 

MARCH

Off-Site Field Trip:  Massachusetts Audubon at Moose Hill in Sharon

Visit Moose Hill’s maple sugaring operation during this magical time as winter
turns to spring.  Learn first-hand that trees make sugar and the process needed
to create syrup!  We will learn how tree function changes through the seasons;
observe tools used by Native Americans, Colonial farmers and today’s workers;
and savor the different tastes of maple sap and syrup.

Meeting:  Wednesday, March 5, 9:00 a.m.
Where:  Sharon, MA
Hostesses:  None Needed

 

APRIL

Ikebana Floral Design with Lisa Oberholzer-Gee

Three arrangements will be created using flora design and techniques from Europe and Asia
to create floral art.

Meeting:  Wednesday, April 2, 9:00 a.m.
Where:  St. Dunstan’s Fellowship Hall
Hostesses:  Hannah Lefkowitz, Tracy Tobin

 

MAY

Spring Succulent Workshop

Our own Ronda and Robin of Ivy & Moss will lead us in a workshop to create a beautiful spring
succulent container.

Meeting:  Wednesday, May 6, 10:00 a.m.
Where:  St. Dunstan’s Fellowship Hall
Hostesses:  Lindsay Forde, Jan Gardner, Karen Ketterer

JUNE

Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Meeting:  Tuesday, June 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where:  Meredith Whalen’s home