Member's Upcoming Activities Calendar
This list is for the benefit of members so they know when activities in the club as well as outside the club are happening. Most of this information appears in the Garden Scoop newsletter but all efforts will be made to keep this list current and add items as needed.
9-17 (Monday) Gnome Painting Workshop - A representative from PNW Stone Works is coming from Olympia and bringing 20 gnomes that will be sold at our Holiday Garden Art & Crafts club booth. And our job/fun is to paint them! We will be shown tricks about painting the gnomes and the rep will bring Seahawk colors and possibly UW, WSU and AHS and other colors if he has them. He'll also have some brushes and sealer.
Please come and join the fun! It will be held at Judy Ness' home from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided.
9-18 (Tuesday) Downtown Garden Tour - A members only tour of 'Old Town' Arlington gardens has been planned for Tuesday, September 18th from 1:00 to approx. 3:30.
The tour starts at 1:00 at the Mayor's Garden in front of City Hall (on Olympic Ave. close to 3rd St.). Club members maintain this garden for the city.
Next walk or drive to Sharon and Richard Dittenberger's garden. This is a new garden for the Dittenbergers having moved less than a year ago.
The Community Garden across from the library was created in 2001 and has 30 raised beds. This garden will possibly be relocated next year.
Bea and Chuck Randall's garden is an established 'old' garden. Their garden has been certified as a Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary. Bea has been an avid Dahlia grower for many years. Her property also is home to a vegetable garden and perennials.
Kathy and Norm Engell's garden ends the tour. Their garden is a combination of old and new. The 'old 'was gradually established while the 'new' escalated when the adjacent apartment building went in. They have been working on lessening the view of the apartment building and bringing the focus back into their yard.
Watch your email in-box for the flyer which included the addresses and details. Information will also be available at the Mayor's Garden at the beginning of the tour at 1:00. Contact Kathy Engell for more info.
9-20 (Thursday) Cork Workshop - This is another fundraising project for the Holiday Garden Art & Crafts booth. Shawna Gould and Karen Ricketts will be showing us how to make various items out of corks. There are grape clusters, pumpkins, American flag, reindeer, among other items.
This workshop is going to be held at the Stillaguamish Room at the Water District building at Haller Park (where the AGC board meetings are held) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Please bring your own lunch.
Stay tuned! When we have more events we'll post em here!
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June Fling - June 10, 2019
This event is held the last month of our garden club year which runs from September through June. It's a celebration of the year's accomplishments. Each year the theme changes and members or groups of members are encouraged to adopt a table and decorate it with their version of the event theme. This year's theme is 'Ode to a Flower' in which each table will be decorated with a particular flower in mind.
At this event the Roberta Lothian award is presented, the annual $2,000 scholarship is awarded and, depending on the committee choice, a silent auction or other fun fundraiser is held the duration of the event.
This celebration is for current paid member's of the Arlington Garden Club. Guests are welcome at our September through May meetings.
Craft Day at Karen's - held in July each year
Each July members of the Arlington Garden Club gather at member Karen Rickett's wonderful garden to play and create craft projects. Each year new crafts are taught, mostly by members. As much as possible we keep the craft projects garden related. A Wednesday night potluck is then held to pick up the hand-made treasures and enjoy the company of members and their guests.
Members must sign up in advance as space is limited. Details appear in the Garden Scoop newsletter prior to the event. Small fees may be required for craft projects to cover materials.
Photo slideshow from the June Fling end of year celebration
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Congratulations to Carol Jacques (right),
winner of the 2018 Roberta Lothian Award
(pictured with AGC president Judy Ness)
2018 Craft Day at Karen's
May 9, 2018 Planting Mother's Day Baskets
at Stanwood Elementary School
Members work on the Mayor's Garden
In July of 2018 Arlington Garden Club members presented Karen and Charlie Ricketts with a metal sculpture fountain, handcrafted by Dennis Cant, as a thank you for the many years they hosted Craft Day at Karen's.
Arlington Garden Club members were hard at work making banners, wreaths and holiday greens in decorative containers for the 2017 Holiday Garden Art & Crafts event. See Upcoming Events tab.