2018 Events and Programs

All meetings held at the Community House
except as indicated.

Monday, April 2, 2018
12:00 SOCIAL HOUR
Hostesses: RGC Board Members
1:15 SPEAKER: Christie Higginbottom
"Four Square Garden Design"

Monday,April 30, 2018
4:30  OPEN DOOR
Co-Chairs: Pam Lane, Jill Solomon
Preparation and/or serving of food at the
Cape Ann Open Door

Monday, May 7, 2018
12:00 SOCIAL HOUR
Hostesses: Carol Delaney, Holly Yasaitis
1:15 SPEAKER:  Mike Shute
"Will present on rose horticulture"

Monday, May 10, 2018
2:00-4:00 DEN MAR SERVICE WORKSHOP
Chair: Linda Teahen
Preparation of Mother's Day floral baskets
for the DenMar Nursing Home.
Held in the DenMar activities room

Saturday, May 19, 2018
  PLANT SALE
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Held at the DPW site on Upper Main St.
9am-12pm

Monday, June 4, 2018
12:00 SOCIAL HOUR
Hostesses:  Gaynelle Weiss, Linda Teahen
1:15 SPEAKER: Randall G. Prostak
"Will present on weed management

Friday, June 29 & Saturday June 30, 2018
COASTAL GARDEN TOUR
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 10:00- 4:00
10 Private Gardens, Luncheon
(Rain or Shine)
Tickets $25; $20 before June 1st

Monday July 9, 2018
EVENING MEETING - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Held at the Rockport Art Association
6:00 Wine and Cheese Reception
7:00 SPEAKER: Kim Smith
"Beauty on the Wing: Life story of the Monarch Butterfly"

Monday, July 16, 2018
4:30  OPEN DOOR
Co-Chairs: Jane Hughes, Jackie Lamoureux
Preparation and/or serving of food at the
Cape Ann Open Door

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
FIELD TRIP:  THATCHER ISLAND
Trips at 9:00am to 11:30am
9:30am,to 12:00 noon
10:00am to 12:30pm
10:30am to 1:00pm
Each will ferry 6 people to Thatcher for 2 hours.
Cost is $10 for Rockport residents, $30 for non-residents.
Sign up will be at April and May meetings.
Refund in case of rain.

Monday, August 6, 2018
ANNUAL PICNIC 12:00-2:00
Held at the Home of Doreen Gove,
16 Dean Rd, Rockport
Bring a chair, lunch & beverage
Rain Site: Community House

Monday, October 1, 2018
12:00 SOCIAL HOUR Hostess: Patty Hock, Betsy Linsenmayer
1:15 SPEAKER: Melissa LaVangie
"Trees Explained: Understanding the benefits, risks, and challenges
of our wooden sentinals "

Saturday, October 13, 2018
9:00-4:00 HARVEST FESTIVAL
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Held at the Broadway side of Harvey Park
Daffodil bulb sales, information distributed on
invasive species, new members welcomed.

Monday,October 22, 2018
4:30  OPEN DOOR
Co-Chairs: Sonja Anciello, Barbara Arnold
Preparation and/or serving of food at the
Cape Ann Open Door

Monday, November 6, 2018
11:30 ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
Hostess:Liz Pszenny, Nancy MacDowell
12:00 SOCIAL HOUR
1:15 SPEAKER: Melissa Pace
"Big, Beautiful Fall and Winter Arrangements from Tree and Shrub Prunings"

Thursday, December 6, 2018
HOLIDAY TEA 1:00-3:00
Hostesses: RGC Board Members
Held at the home of Diane Orton, 9 Penzance Rd, Rockport

Thursday, December 13, 2018
2:00-4:00 DEN MAR SERVICE WORKSHOP
Preparation of Holiday floral baskets for
DenMar Nursing Home followed by optional short visit
with residents. Held in DenMar Activities room.