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2024 WCGC Program Schedule 
Programs are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted.


 

February 22nd

Birds of Prey with Stillman Nature Center

6:30 pm  -   Little Home Church

Learn about these amazing raptors.  Mark Spreyer will bring 4 owls and 1 hawk.

March 21st

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 6th

Wayne Community Spring Clean-Up Day

9:00 a.m. - Help keep our village looking beautiful.  Many hands will get the job done more quickly, and we'll have fun doing it!

April 18th

Nature Excursion with Bill Bedrosian of Bedrock Earthscapes

10:00 a.m. - Barbara Dunham Dole Park, Wayne

See fabulous native spring flowers and overview of the work done to improve the environment.

May 4th

Spring Civic Clean-Up (Rain date: May 11th)

9:00 a.m.  -  Location TBD

Bring your garden gloves, tools, and wear long sleeves 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 16th

56th Annual Spring Luncheon

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

Join your garden club friends and invite guests for a wonderful lunch, fantastic raffle baskets, lovely centerpieces and a great presentation.  Featuring Leslie Goddard as Georgia O'Keefe.  Leslie is an award-winning actress and scholar who "becomes" Georgia O'Keefe as the artist meets us at her Ghost Ranch in New Mexico..

June 9th

Wayne Flag Day Parade

3:30 p.m.  -  Meet in front of the Wayne Post Office

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.  Be prepared to dress up in a theme TBD, and enjoy the afternoon listening to jazz music and spending time with friends from the community at the ice cream social.

June 20th

Tour of Aquascape Pond Shop and Inspiration Center.

5:00 p.m.  -  Aquascape, 901 Aqualand Way, St. Charles

We will get to visit this amazing facility of ponds, waterfalls, fish, and turtles.  Included will be some behind-the-scenes gardens of interest.  This is sure to be INSPIRING!

July 18th

Fabyan Villa Japanese Garden Walk

10:00 a.m.  -  1925 S. Batavia Avenue, Geneva

Our own Bobbi Higham has been an active leader in restoring and maintaining this historic garden with the Geneva Garden Club.  It is a beautiful place to visit and we will hear some history and on-going work being done. 

**August 14th ** this is a WEDNESDAY event

The Gardens at Ball Tour

10:00 a.m. Ball Horticultural, 622 Town Road, West Chicago

Over 9 acres of display beds for perennials, annuals, cut flowers, and vegetables including the newest plants from the industry's leading breeders and marketers.  It is a beautiful and amazing place.  

September 18th

Chocolate 101- Chocolate Tasting (fee based)

6:30 p.m.  -  All Chocolate Kitchen, 33 South Third Street, Geneva

An evening of chocolate and wine with Chef Alain Roby.  Learn why chocolate has been called the "Food of the Gods" and learn to enjoy all its flavors and nuances.

October 5th (Rain Date October 12)

Fall Civic Clean-Up in the Village

9:00 a.m.  -  location TBD

Bring your garden gloves, tools and wear long sleeves 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 17th

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 29th

Wayne Trunk or Treat

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  -  Little Home Church and Wayne Elementary School

Help create an amazing trunk for the Garden Club, or create your own!  Join in celebrating  the Halloween Season with a spooktacular music concert and gifting candy to those adorable ghouls and goblins!

October TBD

Pumpkin Patch

9:00 a.m. Wayne Elementary School

Volunteer to decorate a pumpkin or two for the classrooms or help to set out pumpkins for the kids.  On the day of the event, garden club members will read books to the school children in their classrooms (details on security clearance to come - stay tuned)

 

November 21th

Election of Officers/Becca's Legacy

6:30 p.m.  -  At the Home of Anne Gardner (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 www.beccaslegacy.com for more details)

 

December 4th

Boy Scouts Help WCGC Volunteers set up for Holly Hanging

3:30 p.m.  -  Little Home Church 

 

December 5th

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 7th

Boy Scouts hang the swags throughout the village

9:00  -  Little Home Church

 

January 11th

Boy Scouts take down the swags throughout the village

9:00  -  Wayne Public Works Building

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

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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 www.beccaslegacy.com 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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