2021 WCGC Programs
February to December - 2021
Programs are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Pumpkin Patch – (estimated date)
Volunteer to decorate a pumpkin or two for the classrooms. Read
Halloween themed books to the younger children.
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 for details and toy suggestions.
Boy Scouts help WCGC Volunteers Set-up for Holly Hanging
4:30PM Little Home Church Fellowship Hall
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!
Boy Scouts hang swags
Meet at Debra's House
Program begins 9:00 a.m.
Boy Scouts take down Swags
Meet at Little Home Church
Program begins 9:00 a.m.