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Dates to Remember 2023

Programs and Events 2023


Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
Journey to Different Floral Worlds!
Lisa Oberholzer-Gee will take us on a visit to Germany/Belgium to observe local floral techniques. After our journey she will do a live demonstration using elements from the countries.
Location: ZOOM
Coordinators: Becky Burke and Nancy Rhodes

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 12:30 p.m.
Cabin Fever Luncheon
Location: Marsh Tavern, Equinox Resort
Coordinator: Becky Burke

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
Seed Saving and More!
Toni Kessler of West River Seeds will discuss the importance of local seeds. She will demonstrate threshing seeds and more!
Location: Manchester Community Library
Coordinators: Pattie Haubner and Lisa Welp

 

Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
Green Up Day on River Road
This is a statewide event of greening up Vermont.
Location: Meet at fountain below Wilburton Inn
Coordinator: Barbara Powers

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
Trees - Morphology Wonderland
Jim Graves, retired professor of Biology at Green Mountain College, will discuss the glutinous, glabrous, glandular and other
ways to recognize and enjoy Vermont’s largest plants.
Location: Manchester Community Library
Coordinator: Michele Pagan

 

Friday & Saturday, May 19 & 20, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
Annual Plant, Bake and Tag Sale
All member participation needed for our fundraiser for Civic Beautification.
Location: Southern Vermont Art Center
Coordinators: Carolyn Brogan, Anne MacLaurin
and Becky Moore

 

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 7:00 & 9:00 a.m.
Annual Bird Walk and Breakfast
Manchester Country Club is an ideal location in spring to see different species of migrating birds returning from their winter
ground to nest here. A short program will follow breakfast.
Locations: Manchester Country Club and Equinox Village
Coordinator: Martha Pfeiffer


Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
Manchester Town Green Cleanup
Coordinator: Sue Hinkel

 

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas
and Madame Pompadour’s Underwear
Rebecca Rupp will discuss the surprising history of common
garden vegetables, among them the popular pumpkin and
Gilfeather Turnip.
Location: Manchester Community Library
Coordinator: Carolyn Smith

 

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
Manchester Town Green Cleanup
Coordinator: Sue Hinkel

 

Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
Flower Demonstration by Jaga
Jaga returns by popular demand for a floral demonstration in preparation for our Flower Show. She will inspire you and you’ll
feel at ease enough to become a part of the show.
Location: Equinox Village
Coordinator: Becky Burke

 

Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.

Manchester Town Green Cleanup
Coordinator: Sue Hinkel

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
Day Trip to Wiawaka Center for Women on Lake George
Wiawaka is the oldest (1903) and longest running retreat for women in America. We will take a guided tour of the Center and
gardens and enjoy lunch on site.
Wiawaka.org, 3378 Route 91, Lake George NY
Cost per person $30
Location: Carpool from Christ Our Savior Parish
(St. Paul’s Church) parking lot.
Coordinator: Carol Munson

 

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
Manchester Town Green Clean up
Coordinator: Sue Hinkel

 

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
Green up Day on River Road
Location: Meet at fountain below Wilburton Inn
Coordinator: Barbara Powers

 

Friday and Saturday, September 8 and 9, 2023
The Language of Flowers
A Small Standard Flower Show using books and authors
as the design theme.
Location: Manchester Community Library
Coordinators: The Flower Show Committee

 

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
Annual Meeting and Luncheon
Lunch, awards and a summary of the year past
takes place at our Annual Meeting.
Location: Ekwanok Country Club
Coordinators: Claudia Kinder and Christina Nichols

 

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
Manchester Town Green Clean up
Coordinator: Sue Hinkel

 

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
Forest Bathing on the Boswell Trail
Shinrin-yoku or “Taking in the forest” is a practice supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and natural environments.
Location: Southern Vermont Art Center
Coordinators: Carol Berry and Larissa Carlson

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
History of the Garden Club of Manchester and Area Gardens Shawn Harrington of the Manchester Historical Society will speak
about the beginning days of GCM and area gardens from long ago.
Location: Equinox Village
Coordinator: Becky Moore

 

Monday, November 27, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
Annual Greens Workshop
Join in the camaraderie to help decorate donated wreaths and prepare for the holiday market.
Location: First Congregational Church
Coordinators: Carmen Bodge and Sue Hinkel

 

Friday and Saturday, December 1 and 2, 2023
Winter Market
Help support the fundraising event where we sell winter arrangements, swags, boxwood trees
homemade and handmade creations by members.
Location: Manchester Community Library
Coordinators: GCM Executive Board

 

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Annual Tea
Join in the fun of our annual event in a relaxed setting before the holiday rush.
Location: TBD
Coordinator: Christina Nichols

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