2021 WCGC Programs

February to December - 2021

Programs are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted.

February 18th

Annual Kick-off the New Year 

Laissez les bons temps rouler! It’s Mardi Gras on ZOOM! Surprises to come.

5:30PM on ZOOM 

Join Zoom Meeting

March 18th

Spring in Antibes Flower Arranging Workshop (Virtual!)

7PM on ZOOM with Alice’s table

Receive fresh flowers by mail to your home and join a flower expert for a fin-filled virtual flower arranging workshop. Guests will learn step-by-step to create a beautiful spring arrangement to display or share for weeks to come. $67 per arrangement. ***Expect to plan ahead! Reservations will be required 3 weeks in advance.

April 15th

Morton Arboretum It’s Daffodil time!

10AM Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle

On west side, go to and park in large parking lot (P21) across from Thornhill Education Center, meet at Fragrance Garden on west end of Thornhill building. We will walk the Joy Path through gardens and to the Daffodil Glade…BEWARE of Trolls! Beverages and nibbles to follow. Masks required, observe 6’ social distancing

May 1st

Spring Civic Clean-up

9AM Meet at Old Town Hall at 9AM

(Tentative Rain Date May 15)

Bring your garden gloves and tools as we clean the garden beds around Village Hall, Post Office, Old Town Hall, Memorial Rock and Wayne School prairie and butterfly garden. Let’s prepare for Spring growth. Masks required, observe 6’ social distancing

May 20th

Barbara Dunham Dole Wildlife Sanctuary

West end of White Thorn Road, Wayne

10AM Meet at the bench opposite 34W160 White Thorn Road, PARK ON WEST SIDE of road. Violets, Jack in the Pulpit, Marsh Marigolds, Virginia Bluebells, perhaps a Piliated Woodpecker, Wood Ducks…and Skunk Cabbage. We will be walking on a grass path and horse trail so have appropriate footwear. A walk past a prairie garden through an amazing woods to a secret pond.  Beverages and nibbles to follow. Masks required, observe 6’ social distancing

June 13


Wayne Flag Day Parade (Stay tuned for information)

3:30PM Meet at Old Town Hall 

Members of the Garden Club will march in the parade 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 17th

Chicago Botanic Gardens

11AM at 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe

Enjoy what’s blooming at the gardens. A stroll through the gardens and lunch at the Garden View Cafe

July 15th

Garden Gathering

5:30 at the home of Bobbi Higham

33W112 Shagbark Road, Wayne

Enjoy a ramble through Bobbi’s gardens, studio and greenhouse along with your fellow garden club members. All beverages will be provided by our hosts. Potluck snacks will be served. The event will be EXCLUSIVELY outdoors with masks required, and observing 6’ social distancing

August 19th

Anderson Japanese Gardens

11AM Meet at the Visitor Center, 318 Spring Creek Road, Rockford

Enjoy the tranquil setting, water features and feed the koi fish. Hopefully, we will be able to dine outdoors at Fresco at the Gardens. Masks required, observe 6’ social distancing

September 16th

Fine Line Arts Studio Exploration Day

5PM at 37W570 Bolcum Road, St. Charles

Enjoy a “taste” of 2 classes. All materials will be provided. The perfect opportunity to try something new. Possible classes to be offered: Ceramics, Pastel Painting, Fused Glass, watercolor, bookmaking, basket making. Classes will be small (limited to 4 students), with masks required, and observing 6’ social distancing

October 2nd


Fall Civic Clean-up

9AM Meet at the Old Town Hall

(tentative rain date October 10)

Bring your garden gloves and tools as we clean the garden beds around Village Hall, Post Office, Old Town Hall, Memorial Rock and Wayne School prairie garden.

October 21st

54th Annual Luncheon – Nature Photography of Sheila Newenham

11:30AM at Dunham Woods Riding Club

“Foxy ladies” lunching as we view fabulous photography of our own member and hear about the process of accessing the amazing moments in nature that Sheila has captured. Wonderful lunch, fantastic raffle items and beautiful centerpieces to collect.

October 26th

Pumpkin Patch – (estimated date)

Wayne School

Volunteer to decorate a pumpkin or two for the classrooms. Read 

Halloween themed books to the younger children. 

November 18th

Election of Officers/Becca’s Legacy

9AM At the home of Debra Galloway

5N460 Curling Pond Road

Enjoy a lovely brunch. Participate in the election of officers. 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 to Chicago area hospitals or use the Amazon ordering option. See www.beccaslegacy.org for details and toy suggestions.

December 1st

Boy Scouts help WCGC Volunteers Set-up for Holly Hanging

4:30PM Little Home Church Fellowship Hall

December 2nd

Traditional Holly Hanging Festivities and Potluck Luncheon

9AM Little Home Church Fellowship Hall 

The overwhelming scent of greenery, the flourish of ribbons and

the holiday season is upon us! We gather to prepare the swags that

Decorate the village and enjoy a festive potluck with friends.

Guests are encouraged!

December 4th

Boy Scouts hang swags

Meet at Debra's House

Program begins 9:00 a.m.

January 8th

Boy Scouts take down Swags

Meet at Little Home Church

Program begins 9:00 a.m.

Wayne Countryside Garden Club