2019 WCGC Programs

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.      •    Annual Potluck Luncheon at the home of Kathie Connolly
Dine with your fellow garden club members and be a part of our first meeting of the year.  Bring a dish (and recipe) to share!
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.     •    Bats and Tarantulas and a Skunk at the Little Home Church Fellowship Hall
A fun, informative and family-friendly event to invite all of your friends, young and old.  And yes, there will be bats, tarantulas and a sweet pet skunk.
Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.      •   Container Gardening at Heinz Brothers Greenhouse - 2010 East Main Street, St. Charles
Meet at the greenhouse to prepare a spring container.  After the program, please join for lunch at Olive Garden.
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.      •    Spring Clean Up in the Butterfly Garden at Wayne School
Spend the morning cleaning up the beds of the Butterfly Garden at Wayne School.  
Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.      •    53rd Annual Spring Luncheon
Join your garden club friends for a wonderful lunch, fantastic raffle prizes and a few surprises.  Featuring Jeanette Andrews, a contemporary magician and artist who specializes in creating interactive sensory illusions - MAGIC!
Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.    •    Wayne Flag Day Parade    •    Meet at the Old Town Hall at 3:30 p.m.
A long-held tradition in the village of Wayne, the flag day parade and picnic is popular with all ages.  Members of the garden club march in the parade as a group.  Enjoy the afternoon listening to jazz music, eating cake, and spending time with friends from the community.
Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.      •    Garden Gathering at the home of Laura Long
Enjoy and evening of snacks and the company of your fellow garden club members in Laura's lovely garden.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m..    •   Morton Arboretum Tour at 4100 Rte 53, Lisle, IL
Tour the arboretum grounds including May T. Watt's Reading Garden with glimpses of giant trolls along the way.  Please join us for lunch at a place to be determined. 
Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.   •   Summer Garden Bounty Cooking Class at Marcel's Culinary Experience, 490 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL
Learning creative cooking techniques/tips and using the produce of the season, we will create a multi-course meal with wine accompaniments.  Carpool arrangements to be determined.
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September 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.     •   Paint Monet's Water Lilies at Elite Extrusions, Fellowship Hall of Little Home Church in Wayne
Artist Jen Hunger will lead us in creating our own impressionist masterpiece using acrylic paints
October 5, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.     •   Fall Clean-Up in the Village
Join your fellow garden club members for a morning spent cleaning up the village beds, preparing the gardens for a winter's rest.  Bring gardening gloves and tools.  Tentative rain date: October 12
October 22, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.     •   Pumpkin Patch at Wayne School
Volunteer to decorate a pumpkin or two for one of the classrooms at Wayne School.  On the day of the event, volunteer readers from the garden club will read Halloween themed stories to the younger grades of the school.  Program begins at 9:00 a.m.
November 21, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.    •   Election of the Officers and Becca's Legacy at the home of Debra Galloway
Participate in the election of the officers.  This year, we will collect toys to realize the dream of one little girl to help other children like her with cancer.  Bring unwrapped NEW toys which will be distributed at Chicago area hospitals.  See www.beccaslegacy.com for gift suggestions. 
December 4, 2019 (Wednesday), 4:30 p.m.     •   Boy Scouts set up for Holly Hanging at the Little Home Church Fellowship Hall
Volunteer to decorate a pumpkin or two for one of the classrooms at Wayne School.  On the day of the event, volunteer readers from the garden club will read Halloween themed stories to the younger grades of the school.  Program begins at 9:00 a.m.
December 5, 2019 at 9:00 a.m..     •  Holly Hanging and Potluck at the Little Home Church Fellowship Hall - Guest encouraged
The warmth of the holiday season is never more evident than on the morning of holly hanging.  We will gather to prepare the holiday swags for hanging in the village.  Once the work is completed, we sit down and enjoy a wonderful potluck lunch.  

Wayne Countryside Garden Club