Events, Lectures & Classes
Leavenworth Co Master Gardeners Wed, Sep 9, 11am; at Riverfront Community Center, 123 Esplanade St, Leavenworth, KS. Briana Terrell, Leavenworth County Master Gardener, will give a presentation on Cutting Gardens: What Flowers Grow Well for Cutting. The meeting is free, and visitors are welcome. For more information call Briana Terrell at 913-240-4571.
Leawood Garden Club Tues, Sep 22, 10:30am; at Leawood Presbyterian Church, 2715 W 83rd St. About noon, Cathy Shones, Nursery Manager at the Grass Pad, will present “What’s Tried and True and New to Plant in the Fall.” The meeting is open to everyone and guests are most welcome. Bring a sack lunch – beverages and desserts provided. For more information, please visit our website www.leawoodgardenclub.org, send an email to email@example.com or call 913-642-3317. Lee’s Summit Garden Club Tues, Sep 8, 7-9pm; at Winterset Park Community Center, 2505 SW Wintercreek Dr, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081. Our speaker will be Caitlin Bailey from Powell Gardens, her topic will be “Seed Collecting”. Refreshments will be provided, visitors are always welcome. Visit www.leessummitgardenclub.org or call 816-540-4036 for additional information. Lenexa Field and Garden Club Tues, Sep 8, 7-8pm; tour of the LackmanThompson garden, Lenexa Chamber of Commerce, 11180 Lackman Rd, Lenexa KS 66219. See our website www.lenexafieldandgardenclub.org. Mid America Begonia Society Fri, Sep 25, 1-4pm Sale, Sat, Sep 26, 9am-4pm Show and Sale; at Loose Park Garden Center, 51st and Wornall, Kansas City, MO. Show and Sale. 816-513-8590 Overland Park Gardeners of America Mon, Sep 14, meal 6:30pm, program 7:30pm; at Colonial Church, 71st and Mission Rd, lower level, Prairie Village, KS. Meeting will be an indoor picnic. Members are asked to bring their favorite picnic dish to share and the club will provide smoked beef and ham as well as rolls. Public is invited to this special meeting. Operation Wildlife, the premier wildlife rescue and rehabilitation program in this area, will be presenting a program on Day and Night Raptors. We will have live birds for everyone to see and the program will be given by a staff member. Plan on a fun evening with a marvelous program. For further information, please contact Sallie Wiley 913-236-5193. Non-members are asked to RSVP so that we will have enough food for everyone. Please call 913-236-5193. Raytown Garden Club Tues, Sep 1, 10am; at Raytown Christian Church, 6108 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO. Dr Ginger Miller, Microbiology Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Instructor, Penn Valley & Blue River Community Colleges, will present the program “Making Apple Cider Vinegar”. Dr Miller will incorporate edible scientific experiments from the garden into the program. Visitors are welcome, and refreshments will be served. For more information, please call 816-257-0049 or visit our website at www.sites.google.com/site/fgcmwestcentral/raytown. Sho-Me African Violet Club Fri, Sep 11, 11am-2pm; at Loose Park Garden Center, 51st and Wornall, Kansas City, MO. Membership. 816-513-8590
Dahlia Show Sep 5 & 6; at Powell Gardens, 1609 NW US Hwy 50, Kingsville, MO 64061, www.powellgardens.org. You can find the Greater Kansas City Dahlia Society on Facebook https:// www.facebook.com/pages/Greater-KansasCity-Dahlia-Society/174531619237937 or at http://kcdahlia.blogspot.com/. Basic Food Preservation Thurs, Sep 10, CHANGE OF TIME: 6-7:30pm; at Wyandotte County Extension Office, Sunflower Room, 1208 N 79th St, Kansas City, KS. Wyandotte County Extension FACS Agent Lori Wuellner will teach food preservation techniques for our summer harvest, including a demo on canning salsa. Fee: $5. Questions? Call 913-299-9300. Flower Show Sep 10, 11 & 12. The Olathe Garden & Civic Club is sponsoring a flower show. The event will take place at Olathe City Hall, 100 E Santa Fe. This is free and we welcome entries from any non-commercial gardener. If you have a special rose, vine, vegetable, etc, we’d love for you to enter it. We can also accept floral designs in Open Class and Petites. Rules are available at both Olathe libraries or call Donna Manning 913-829-2255 or Gerry Buehler 913-894-0154. Entries will be accepted Thurs, Sep 9 7-9pm and Fri, Sep 10 7:30-9am. Please come and enjoy! We’d love to see you!
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