New Season Ready to Bloom for Laurelwood Garden Club
FITCHBURG -- The Laurelwood Garden Club will hold its first meeting of the 2018-2019 season Friday, Sept. 14, at 9:30 a.m., at Fitchburg Art Museum, 185 Elm St.
The program for the meeting will be presented by two of the club’s members. Gail Allo will challenge members with a Fun Flower & Plant Trivia game. Teams will be selected and prizes awarded. Donna Silberstein will inspire members with a demonstration of heliographic art with nature printing on fabric.
Other meetings during the season will feature a program on invasive plants; a demonstration on ikebana floral arrangements; a talk on the making of maple syrup; a food-tasting program; a floral demonstration; and a container gardening presentation at a local nursery.
The annual planting of 1,000 daffodils bulbs as the club’s civic-beautification project will take place in various areas in Fitchburg in October.
The holiday luncheon in December will be held at the Old Mill Restaurant in Westminster. The annual meeting in June will be held at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard.
The traditional Scholarship Tea, with tablescape designs, is planned for Jan. 19 raise money to provide a scholarship for a high-school senior who will pursue an education in agricultural and/or environmental studies.
At the annual Scholarship Tea last January, the club raised $2,000, which resulted in $1,000 scholarships awarded to Jesse Blackman, a graduate of Leominster High School majoring in environmental science at Brandeis University, and Joseph Harmon, a graduate of Oakmont Regional High School majoring in forest-resources management at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
The club partners with Fitchburg Art Museum in the annual presentation of Art in Bloom, to be held April 25-28 at the museum.
The Laurelwood Garden Club meetings with speaker/programs are held the second Friday of each month, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, from September through June, at Fitchburg Art Museum. The club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts and affiliated with the National Garden Clubs Incorporated, New England Region.
Membership and meetings are open to guests who enjoy any type of gardening, or are interested in floral design and working with flowers and the program being offered.
If interested in attending a meeting or for more information on membership, contact Julie Palioca at 978-537-7630.