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2016 program list

2023 WCGC Program Schedule 
Programs are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted.


February 16th

Let's Talk About Trees with Jake from Abbott Tree Care

6:30 pm  -   Little Home Church

Learn about how to keep your trees healthy and get answers to all of your tree-related questions.

March 16th

Annual Kick-Off Potluck Luncheon

11:30 a.m.  -  At the Home of Emily Miller

Dine with your fellow garden club members and be a part of our first meeting of the year.  Bring a dish (and the recipe) to share and enjoy the afternoon.

April 15th

Wayne Community Spring Clean-Up Day

9:00 a.m. - More details to follow

Help keep our village looking beautiful.  Many hands will get the job done more quickly, and we'll have fun doing it!

April 20th

Container Gardening at Platt Hill Nursery

10:00 a.m.

222 W Lake Street

Bloomingdale, IL

Meet at the greenhouse to prepare a spring container

May 6th

Spring Civic Clean-Up (Rain date: May 13th)

9:00 a.m.  -  Meet at Old Town Hall

Bring your garden gloves and tools as we spend the morning cleaning the garden beds around the village hall, post office, old town hall, memorial rock, and the Wayne School butterfly garden.

May 18th

55th Annual Spring Luncheon

11:30 a.m.  -  Dunham Woods Riding Club

Join your wonderful garden club friends and invite guests for a wonderful lunch, fantastic raffle prizes and a few other surprises.  Featuring floral designer Kiko Zimmerman who is trained in the art of ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging.

June 11th

Wayne Flag Day Parade

3:30 p.m.  -  Meet at the Old Town Hall

A long-held tradition the village of Wayne, the Flag Day parade and picnic is popular with all ages.Members of the garden club will march in the parade as a group to celebrate our community service.  Enjoy the afternoon listening to jazz music and spending time with friends from the community at the ice cream social.

June 15th

Garden Walk

6:30 p.m.  -  At the Home of Toni Levine (Details to follow)

Enjoy an evening of snacks and the company of our fellow garden club members as you ramble through Toni's gardens and learn some of her gardening tips.

July 20th

Seed Saving with Jan Gricus

9:00 a.m.  -  Little Home Church

Master Gardener Jan Gricus will teach us all about how to harvest our seeds for future gardening.

August 17th

Preserving Foods and Fermentation Techniques (fee based)

6:30 p.m. Farmhouse School

3N369 LaFox Rd

Campton Hills, IL

Learn about how to preserve the bounty from your garden.

September 21st

Create your own "Chi-cuterie" Board (fee based)

6:30 p.m.  -  Chi-cuterie

321 Franklin St.

Geneva, IL

October 7th (Saturday)

Fall Civic Clean-Up in the Village

9:00 a.m.  -  Old Town Hall

Bring your garden gloves and tools as we spend the morning cleaning the garden beds around the village hall, post office, old town hall, memorial rock, and the Wayne School butterfly garden.

October 19th

Floral Fun for our Friends at the DuPage Care Center

10:00 a.m.  -  Little Home Church

Get your creative juices flowing as we make small fall arrangements for the residents of the DuPage Care Center.  Bring a friend to help as we will have many to make and deliver.  Imagine the smiles we will see from the recipients when they see what the garden club has made for them!


October 25th

Pumpkin Patch

9:00 a.m. Wayne Elementary School


November 16th

Election of Officers/Becca's Legacy

6:30 p.m.  -  At the Home of Doreen DeFilippis (Details to follow)

Enjoy snacks while participating in the election of officers.  Additionally, we will collect toys to help realize the dreams of one little girl to help other children like her with cancer.  Bring unwrapped, NEW toys which will be distributed to area Chicagoland hospitals, or use the Amazon ordering option.  (See for more details)


November 29th

Boy Scouts Help WCGC Volunteers set up for Holly Hanging

4:30 p.m.  -  Little Home Church 


November 30th

Traditional "Holly Hanging" festivities & Potluck Luncheon

9:00 a.m.  -  Little Home Church

The overwhelming scent of greenery, the flourish of ribbons, and the holiday season is upon ius!  We gather to prepare the swags that will decorate the village streets and enjoy a festive potluck with friends.  Guests are encouraged!

December 2nd

Boy Scouts hang the swags throughout the village

9:00  -  Little Home Church

For additional information on any of our programs, please refer to the quarterly WCGC newsletters.  Guests are always welcome!

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