Events

2018

 Nov 8 “Annual Holiday Luncheon and Fundraiser”
We will have our usual fabulous raffle prizes, a silent auction, “Take A Chance”, and we will have the wonderful Bake Sale. There will be a program of floral designs created by designer, Kathi Rose, from Kaleidoscope Floral. The floral designs created will be raffled off at the end of the program. At Manzo Banquets in Des Plaines, Ill. Registration required. For details, contact the club at: desplainesgardenclub@yahoo.com

2019

March 14
“Chicago Flower and Garden Show”
Our Club outing to the Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier in Chicago, ill. Lunch will be on your own at one of the many fine restaurants on Navy Pier. Registration is required. For details, contact the club at:  desplainesgardenclub@yahoo.com
May 15
“Remnants of the Illinois Wilderness”
A presentation by James Rowan, photographer and naturalist, with a degree in Natural Science from Northeastern Illinois University, and has been associated with North Park Nature Center, Northwestern University, and Ft. Dearborn Audubon Society. Free, but registration with the library is required. At the Des Plaines Public Library in Des Plaines, Ill. Contact the library at: 1-847-827-5551
May 18
“Plant and Bake Sale”
Come for the plant sale, stay for the bake sale. Our members share the treasures from their gardens – beautiful plants at bargain prices. And do try the examples of members’ culinary skills. From 8:30 to 1:00 at Frisbie Senior Center, 52 E. Northwest Highway, in Des Plaines, Ill.  For details, contact the club at:  desplainesgardenclub@yahoo.com
June 6
“88th Birthday Celebration Trip”
A country excursion! Our annual Birthday Celebration Trip this year will be out to the beautiful, rural area of Oregon, Ill. We will have a tour of “Stronghold Castle”, the summer home of the Strong family, built in 1928 to look like a medieval castle. Then we will have a two-hour Maxon Manor Paddle Boat Tour on the Rock River. We will sail past the famous Blackhawk statue by sculptor Lorado Taft, that overlooks the river, and hopefully get to see it without the construction cover. A buffet lunch will follow at Maxon’s Riverside Restaurant.
July 11
“Annual Members’ Garden Walk”
Selected members get to show off their gorgeous gardens. For members and invited guests only.  For information, contact the club at:  desplainesgardenclub@yahoo.com