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Check out our 2015 Calendar of events!

100th Anniversary Committee Forming

The Takoma Hort Club will be turning 100-years-old in 2016 and we want to do something BIG to celebrate.
If YOU want to be involved in planning that "something big," please join our 100th Anniversary Committee.
We will meet quarterly at first and likely increase the meeting frequency as the anniversary event date approaches. We will correspond between meetings via email on a private Yahoo discussion group.

Our first meeting date will be a working dutch-dinner on Thursday, August 6 at 6:30pm at Takoma's Busboys & Poets.

At this meeting we will attempt to accomplish the following in order to prepare a proposal for the fall THC leadership meeting:
~ choose an anniversary event date and location
~ set a budget
~ set our next 3 quarterly meeting dates
~ divide up committee member duties (i.e. hire a caterer, issue invitations, purchase decor, etc.)

If you would like to be a 100th Anniversary Committee member, and are a current THC member, please send a note to Kathy Jentz at Laserblast@aol.com before August 5.

Flower Arranging for Home Gardeners

Wednesday, August 19, 7:30-9:00pm
at Historic Takoma
7328 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD

August is usually a down-time in the DC area, but not in our cutting gardens!

Join us and learn hands-on how to put together a charming flower arrangement using the bounty of your summer gardens with a local expert, Kathy Jentz, editor of the Washington Gardener Magazine.

The class will go over Flower Arranging 101 -- we will discuss the basics such as container selection, how to get flowers to last longer, design techniques, stretching your flower budget, and much more.

Then, we will cover the Hand-Tied method of flower arranging and you will get to make an arrangement of your own. No prior florist skills or experience required! (As an example of the flower arrangement you will create, here is a photo of one of the students from a my recent flower arranging classes Kathy gave: https://instagram.com/p/tOMMLCv2Vm/).

This talk is FREE to current THC members.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You MUST RSVP by August 15 to Laserblast@aol.com to attend.

The event has 20 slots total, if after August 15, we are not filled, then we will open up the remaining slots to nonmembers.

Please bring a snack to share and wear a recycled nametag.

The Takoma Horticultural Club (THC) welcomes gardeners from Takoma Park and surrounding areas, including DC, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, and beyond. Our members love gardening, have very diverse interests and gardening experience, and enjoy many activities throughout the year. Our THC Calendar of Events includes lectures, two plant exchanges, two potluck dinners, an Open Garden series, workshops, lectures, special garden-related trips. Although many of our events are open to the public, more than half are for members only. And for $12, you can’t go wrong! Join us and increase your gardening pleasure!

The THC email list is open to all and is used to exchange information about gardening. You do not have to belong to the club to join in our email conversation! To join, simply follow the instructions.

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