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2022-23 Meetings and Programs

If you are interested in joining please attend a meeting!  

 

Guests are welcome at all meetings except for those specifically restricted to members.  Meetings are typically  held at 7:00 PM at the Cheshire Senior Center at Maple Avenue, unless otherwise noted.  Refreshments are available beginning at 6:30. There is a guest fee of $5.00 for these meetings, which is deducted from the initial membership fee if you decide to join the Club.   

Some of our meetings are held via Zoom.  If you would like to join one of our Zoom meetings, please contact our Membership Chairperson Pat Archibald at parchibald459@gmail.com.  Guest fees will be waived for Zoom meetings.

Wednesday September 20, 2023

2023-2024 Kickoff Meeting
Annual Pot Luck Dinner and Birdseed Wreath Demo

 

Members Only

 

Start the year with friends and great food provided by our members.    Bring your special dish along with flowers and vegetables for centerpieces.  After dinner club member Lucinda Perry will demonstrate how to make a birdseed wreath for your feathered friends

There is no hospitality committee, everyone helps with clean-up.

Wednesday October 18, 2023

Houseplant Auction

Back by popular demand, our houseplant auction!  Club members donate plants which are auctioned off to the highest bidder.  Come to buy, share and enjoy this fun meeting! 

Hospitality:  Lead Barbara Masiulis with members Kathy Harris, Melinda Lazarus, Mary Ellen Morgan, Lorraine Murphy, Lucinda Perry, Deb Poach and Barbara Zaniewski

Wednesday November 15, 2023

Critters in the Garden

Margery Winters from Roaring Brook Nature Center will talk about chipmunks, rabbits, and deer – oh my! These and many other animals can wreak havoc in our gardens. Learn how to humanely co-exist with these furry creatures.

 

Hospitality:  Lead Bernie Uluski with members Kathy Adams, Kim BlockNancy Fede, Angelica Kaner,  Elizabeth Morin, Tony Poitras and Deb Rutter

Wednesday January 17, 2024  (Snow Date January 24)

Growing Your Own Food

Ian Gibson is the Farm Manager at Wellstone Farm, an organic practice vegetable and flower farm in Higganum.  He is also the coordinator of their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Ian will discuss the rewards and challenges of growing your own vegetables.

Hospitality:  Lead Karen Hutchinson with members Linda Broker, Steve Broker, Maria Colacrai, Linda Lane, Anupa Simpatico, Agnes Urquart and Alberta Valerio.

Wednesday February 21, 2024  (Snow Date February 28)
Spring Bird Migration

 

Club member Steve Broker discusses the spring migration of birds in southern New England, which extends from February through May. Steve is past president of the Connecticut Ornithological Association and the New Haven Bird Club. 

Hospitality:  Lead Paula Senedker with members Marge Chapman, Lisa Cocco, Susan Dillman, Betsy Fox, Erica Hoyos-Ramirez, Karen Piedescalzo and Nancy Sewitch. 

 

 

Wednesday March 20, 2024  (Snow Date March 27)

Curb Appeal for Pollinator Gardens

Nancy DeBrule of Natureworks will share basic design principles and easy-to-implement methods to make your pollinator gardens look beautiful and fit into any neighborhood setting. Co-sponsored by Cheshire Public Library via Zoom.  Register at Library web site. 

Wednesday April 17, 2024

Spring Floral Design Workshop
Members Only

Club member and award-winning designer Tony Poitras will demonstrate how to create a design using spring flowers.  Members will be able to follow along with Tony to create their own design. 

Hospitality:  Lead: Jessica Fischer with members Marian Brennan, Ginni Donovan, Rita Giannotti, Marianne Goldberg, Valerie Joyce, Ed Pasciutti and Hedy Weiner

Wednesday May 15, 2024  

The Good, the Bad and the Natural - IPM for the Home Garden

Sarah Bailey, a Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional with more than 20 years of experience in the horticultural industry, will discuss Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for the home gardener.

Hospitality: Lead Patricia Wright with members Kris Archambault, Pat Archibald, Linda Buckley, Jeanne Levasseur, Carol Lewoc, Tom Lewoc and Estelle Lumer.

Tuesday June19, 2024

All About Herbs and Year-end Dinner
 

Members Only

Barbara Torino, a longtime herb gardener and former Natureworks employee,  will explain how to select, grow, harvest and preserve herbs.   The Senior Center will be open at 5:30.  Bring your special dish along along with flowers for centerpieces.  Potluck Dinner starts at 6:00.

There is no hospitality committee, everyone helps with clean-up.

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