events

  PROGRAMS 2019- 2020
  Meetings will be held at various locations, check program details below..
  Please RSVP to the host(s) for all programs  whether you are able to attend or not, in order to plan.

 Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

  Welcome Back Social at the Stevens Estate, 723 Osgood St., North Andover
  

  Join all the club members for a fun and festive buffet at the Stevens Estate! This meeting is one of the best ways to meet everyone.
  This catered event  will include a few appetizers for the cocktail hour, followed by a buffet meal, including dessert.  
  There will be a cash bar available with wine, seltzer waters, and soft drinks.  This will be held in the main house, with plenty of parking.                                                                                                                                                                                                      Members only.            
   
  Saturday, October 19, 2019
  Anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  Patriots Memorial Park Fall Clean-up
 
Join us for our traditional autumn beautification work at our own Olmsted-designed park. Bring gloves, clippers, loppers, and rakes. 
                                                                                                                                                                                             
All Member Participation. 
 Tuesday, October 8, 2019
  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  Little Black Dress & Floral Design by Bill Graham
  West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Rd, Andover
  Bill's motto is "Life is not a dress rehearsal."  He is a well-known Salem, MA floral designer and owner of Beautiful Things Flowers and Gifts.  Bill came up    with the idea for the Little Black Dress event in which he transforms a boring black dress into several chic and stylish outfits while creating exquisite and      unique floral arrangements.  
  This program is shares with Andover Village Garden Club and Spade & Trowel Garden Club of Andover
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Open to the Public. 
  
  Monday, October 28, 2019
 
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m
 
Gourds Workshop by Karen Lang
 
First Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Massachusetts Ave, North Andover

Join us for a fun evening of creating beautiful fall decorations for your home.  Bring your glue gun.  Gourds and decorations are provided by NAGC
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Members only

  Tuesday, November 19, 2019
  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  Holiday Arrangements by Deborah Trickett
  BrightView Senior Living, 1275 Turnpike St. North Andover
Deborah shows us how to give our holidays a fresh look by sharing tips anyone can employ.  Using custom designs that showcase uncommon plants, she creates combinations that are anything but cookie-cutter.  Opportunity drawings will be held for the Holiday arrangements.

This program is shared with Andover Village Garden Club and Methuen Garden Club.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Open to the public
 
  Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
   Greens Workshop
   Millpond Clubhouse, please park on Harkaway Road
Put to creativity to work by turning a plain wreath into an eye-catching one that will add to festive touch to North Andover 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.  Please let the hosts know what food you are bringing to share.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Members only.

  Thursday, December 5th 2019
   6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
   Boxwood Workshop by Karen Lang
   Ashland Farms, 700 Chickering Rd, North Andover

Be creative and make your own boxwood tree to brighten your home through the Holidays.  Learn from our own member Karen Lang how to turn boxwood branches into a festive holiday work of art.   $10 pp                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Members only

  Tuesday, January 14th 2020   
  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  Member Potluck Social
  Robin Doherty's home, 16 Cutler Rd.  Andover

Start the new year with a relaxing post-holiday get-together to enjoy each other's company and celebrate the launch of our 100th Birthday Celebration.  Surprises await you!
Please let the hosts know what food you are bringing to share.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Members only 
 
   Saturday, February 15, 2020  
   10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

   From Spring to Fall - We cover It All by Cheryl Monroe                                                                                                                                              

  This program is shared with the Stevens Memorial Library and is at the Library
  We always enjoy the lectures of Cheryl Monroe who is a regular speaker at our programs.  John us for Cheryl's latest program and learn about lesser          known bulbs, corms, and tubers for New England gardens.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Open to the public
 
  Tuesday, March 10, 2020
   6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
   Floral Workshop by Nancy Norbedo
   First-Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Massachusetts Ave., North Andover
   Enjoy a fun evening and learn from our own florist Nancy Norbedo, assisted by Carolyn Baker,  how to make a spring flower bouquet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Members only
   Saturday, April 11, 2020
    10:00 a.m. - noon
    Great Public Gardens by Suzanne Mahler
    First-Calvary Baptist Church

    Suzanne is an avid gardener, photographer and lecturer.  Enjoy her program and take a colorful journey through Coastal Maine, Tower Hill, Berkshire          Botanical Gardens, Elm Bank, Heritage Gardens, and several other lovely public venues.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Open to the public

  Saturday, April 25, 2020
  Anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  
Patriots Memorial Park Spriing Clean-up                                                                                                       All Member Participation 


 Sunday, May 17,2020
  10:00 am to 2:00 pm 
 
Annual Plant Sale - On the grounds of the North Andover Middle School 
  RAIN or SHINE. 
  This is our biggest fundraiser of the year!  The sale features proven perennial plants from our gardens, as well as annuals from a local  nursery.
Members are asked to donate at least 5 perennials from their gardens and to participate on the day of the sale. Plants should be delivered to Harriett Osgood's driveway at least 1 week prior to the sale. All proceeds of the sale will go toward the civic beautification of North Andover and free gardening programs.                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                           All Member participation.
                 
                          
  
  Saturday, May 23, 2020
  10:00 am - noon

Container Workshop at Springhill Nursery
Our local Springhill Nursery will teach us how to plant outstanding containers for our entryways or terraces.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Members only

 Tuesday, June 9, 2020
  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m
Annual Meeting at Brightview Senior Living, 1275 Turnpike St., North Andover
Join us for an always delicious potluck dinner, hear committee reports, toast events of the past, and celebrate our 100th Birthday with more surprises. Please let the hosts know what food or beverage you plan to bring.                                                                                             Members only.                                                                   

   

  Tuesday, June 16, 2020
 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
 Members Tour - Wellesley College Botanical Gardens and Arboretum

Wear your walking shoes for a sneak peek of the outside of the new Global Flora Conservatory (opening 2021), as well as a walking tour of areas such as the Edible Ecosystem Teaching Garden, a waterfall, arboretum, and heather triangle, along with the wild spot sculpture.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Members only