Celebrating 80 years
Celebrating 80 years
There's much to see here. So, take your time, and check out all the Special Events and Workshops planned for 2021-2022. We hope you enjoy what has been put together for you.
Brandenburg Road, 1 mile south of Fox Lake, on IL RTE 12. Meet in the Bog parking lot at 9:00 AM
Enjoy the late sights and sounds of autumn with your garden club friends. After a short stop in the Visitor’s Center, where you’ll learn the history of the bog and gather particulars about all their program offerings, we’ll head out to see what the morning holds.
Layer up, wear sensible shoes, and walk the short trail that winds past a pond with migrating birds and lush native flowers and bushes. Signage along the way offers excellent information, and the path leads directly to the open water of the bog. After the walk, we’ll gather for lunch at an outdoor setting, weather permitting. A small donation is requested at the Center.
It’s time to think about our feathered friends before the snow flies. Join us for an evening of light snacks as we listen to proprietor Alyse Burman explain how we can aid the birds while winterizing our gardens. Our group will meet in the shop after it has closed to the public. In addition to an informative casual talk, Alyse is willing to address our questions, and there will be an opportunity to see what the shop offers. You may recall that Alyse presented the fabulous “Soaring with the Birds” to us via Zoom last February.
Bring your ribbon and scissors and stay after the general meeting to learn how to make beautiful bows for wreaths, packages, and holiday decorating. Yes, those bows! Fellow member Janet Sweno will take you through the steps, and you’ll go home with a good head start for the holidays.
You and your guests are invited to kick off the holiday season at our annual fundraiser. This event will feature all your favorite festivities, including a wine pull, great raffle items, handmade artisan pieces, and a chance to claim a fabulous piece of jewelry. This year’s silent auction selections from our members include, for the very first time, a week at a lovely vacation home in Maine. Presenter Janet Gallagher will offer tips to decorate your whole house from the front porch to the fireplace, so gather your friends and join in the merriment.
Has been moved to
300 N Highland Rd, Inverness, IL
Please bring a chair to this meeting.