events


PROGRAMS 2022-2023

Tuesday, September 21, 2022
6:30 – 8:30pm

Welcome Back Social - Members only

Join club members for the always fun and informative Welcome Back Social that kicks-off the Club’s new year. This is a catered event ($30 per person with underwriting by NAGC) and includes a cash bar. Yearbooks will be distributed.

Location:

North Andover Country Club
500 Great Pond Road, North Andover



Tuesday, October 4, 2022
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Gourds Workshop - Members only

Karen Lang will once again provide tips on how to decorate a seasonal gourd.  Bring a large gourd, glue gun and any natural decorations from your yard that you would like to share with the club. Small gourds and decorations will also be provided.

Location:
First-Calvary Baptist Church
586 Mass. Ave., North Andover



Saturday, October 15, 2022
10:00am – Noon

Discovering New England’s Stone Walls by Kevin Gardner – Open to the public
 
Stone Mason Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry-stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Along the way, Kevin will occupy himself building a miniature wall on a tabletop using tiny stones from a bucket.

Location:
First-Calvary Baptist Church
586 Mass. Ave., North Andover



Tuesday, November 8, 2022
7:00 – 9:00pm

Holiday Decorating by Lisa Oberholzer-Gee – Open to the public

Incorporating floral design techniques from Europe and Asia, Lisa Oberholzer-Gee will design three stunning holiday arrangements.  Lisa studied floral design at Longwood Gardens, as well as in Belgium, Switzerland, Japan, Thailand and more! Opportunity drawings for each arrangement will be held at the end of the presentation.

Location:
First-Calvary Baptist Church
586 Mass Ave, North Andover



Tuesday, November 15, 2022
6:30 – 8:30pm

Boxwood Workshop - Members only - $15 pp

Learn from our member Karen Lang how to turn boxwood branches into a festive holiday work of art. Be creative and make your own boxwood tree to brighten your home through the Holidays.
Bring clippers and decorations such as small strings of lights and mini decorations.

Location:
First-Calvary Baptist Church
586 Mass. Ave, North Andover



Tuesday, November 29, 2022
10am – 1:00pm

Greens Workshop - Members only

Put your creativity to work by turning a plain wreath into an eye-catching one that will add a festive touch to town buildings for the Holidays. This is a fun workshop and a chance to socialize with other members while decorating and enjoying a delicious lunch.

Location:
First-Calvary Baptist Church
586 Mass Ave., North Andover



Tuesday, January 10, 2023
1:00 – 3:00pm

Member Potluck Social - Members only

Start the new year with a relaxing post-holiday get-together to enjoy each other’s company and delicious food!

Location:
Robin Doherty’s Home



Saturday, February 11, 2023
10:30am – 12:30pm

Organic Lawn Care and Poison Ivy Control by Cathy Harragian

This program is shared with Stevens Memorial Library and open to the public.

Cathy Harragian is a professional garden and landscape designer with over 25 years of experience. As a New England Organic Farm Association (NOFA) certified land care provider, she knows the importance of reducing chemical use and focuses on low maintenance programs for her clients which helps to reduce overall costs and reinvigorates the all-important native understory, or plant life layer between the tree canopy and ground. By combining her scientific background with her natural artistic abilities, Cathy has created a landscape and garden design business that not only solves ecological concerns, but does it in a beautifying manner. Cathy will address organic lawn care and poison ivy control, issues near and dear to our hearts!

Location:
The Stevens Center at the North Andover Historical Society
800 Mass., Ave., North Andover



Tuesday, March 14, 2023   
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Thinking Globally, Acting in Your Own Yard by Rebecca Warner – Open to the public

What we do in our gardens can make a real difference for the environment.  In this talk Rebecca will propose replacing some of your lawn with smart, attractive alternatives. She will explain how growing less lawn and more of the plants you love can:
-reduce pollution and energy use
-conserve water
-prevent storm water runoff

Location:
First-Calvary Baptist Church
586 Mass Ave, North Andover



Saturday, April 11, 2023
7:00 – 9:00pm

Vegetable Gardening 101 with Gretel Anspach - Open to the public

Vegetable gardening is something everyone can enjoy, from the novice to the experienced gardener.  It can be a way to bring fresh food to your table, a way to teach children where food comes from, or even a way to beautify your yard!  Gretel will look at different types of vegetable gardens and discuss layout, variety choices, and growing techniques. Learn about sunlight, space, water, and most of all soil, and you’ll have the basics to develop the productive vegetable garden you’ve always wanted! Gretel Anspach is a Lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, a Trustee of Massachusetts Horticultural Society and recently retired Raytheon engineer. Gretel helped to establish and maintain two food production gardens that have provided fresh produce to the Marlboro Food Pantry for the last ten years.

Location:
First-Calvary Baptist Church
586 Mass Ave, North Andover



Tuesday, May 9, 2023
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Designing a Garden for All Seasons by Suzanne Mahler - Open to the public.
Take a colorful journey through the year with images of plants that offer a progression of bloom and multiple seasons of interest for a landscape that provides beauty year-round.    Suzanne Mahler is an avid gardener, photographer and lecturer who has been developing her own property in Hanover, MA, for more than 30 years. She is an avid plant collector with an extensive collection of woody plants and perennials including more than 300 daylily cultivars and 250 varieties of hosta.

Location:
First-Calvary Baptist Church
586 Mass Ave, North Andover



Sunday, June 4, 2023
10:00 am – 2:00pm

Annual Plant Sale at the North Andover Middle School
(Rain or Shine)

The Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Beautiful selection of nursery quality perennials available, along with some shrubs, all locally grown and hardy to this area. Garden Club members and Youth Center volunteers will be on hand to assist and help answer questions. Check or cash preferred, however credit cards accepted. Proceeds support beautification efforts throughout the community, special projects like the new pollinator beds at town hall, garden therapy at local senior facilities, a yearly $1,500 high school scholarship, horticultural lectures open to the public, and much more. Shop early for best selection! The sale will run until 2pm or until plants are sold out.

Location:  North Andover Middle School
495 Mass., Ave., North Andover



Tuesday, June 13, 2023
6:00 pm – 8:00pm

Annual Meeting at Calvary Baptist Church - Members only

Join us for an always-delicious potluck dinner, hear committee reports, toast events of the past and upcoming events of our program year!

Location:

Brightview Senior Living, Community Room
1275 Turnpike St, North Andover



Tuesday, June 27, 2023
10:00 am – 1:00pm

Members Tour – The Garden at Elm Bank - Members only

Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Garden at Elm Bank is a horticultural jewel of Greater Boston. A place of beauty, contemplation and exploration, the garden welcomes all. A blend of historic and contemporary, like all gardens, Elm Bank is a work in progress. Through it, the MHS seeks to engage guests with the importance of plants, gardens and natural landscapes in their lives and help them to become active growers and gardeners themselves.

Location:
900 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA