events

  
We regret that to due COVID-19 restraints, all 2020-2021 programs are Member Only with the exeception of the Feb. 6, 2021 program
"Splendor in the Grasses with Andi Ross" which is shared with the Stevens Memorial Library.  It will be by reservation only and limited in size.

PROGRAMS 2020-2021

  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 22, 2020
  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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

  Join  club members for a catered event at the Stevens Estate - a great way to meet everyone.
  This catered meal ($20 per person) will be served outside under a tent. Wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase (credit card only.)
  There is plenty of parking at the estate.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Members only            
 
 Tuesday, October 6, 2020
  6:30-8:30 p.m.
  Gourds Workshop
  First Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Mass Ave, North Andover
  NAGC member Karen Lang will once again demonstrate and provide tips on how to decorate a seasonal gourd.  Let's try a larger pumpkin or gourd this
   year!  Members bring their own gourds and something in which to carry it home.  Decorations will be provided by NAGC but members' decorative foliage     contributions are welcomed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Members only

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
  7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Welcoming Native Plants & Insects into Your Garden
   First Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Mass Ave, North Andover
   Author of The Sustainable-Enough Garden, Rebecca Warner will discuss how native plants provide food and habitat for native insects in our gardens.
   She'll describe integrating beautiful natives with your prized shrubs and perennials to attract beneficial insects and pollinators, as well as how to strike
   the right balance of insects in your garden.  Plus hear some truths about native plants - good citizens and the thugs - and garden maintenance tricks
   to make your yard hospitable to the right insects.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Members only

Patriots Memorial Park Fall Clean-up
Saturday, October 17, 2020 
Anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Patriots Memorial Park (across from the library)
  Join us for our traditional autumn beautification work at our own Olmsted-designed park.  Bring gloves, clippers, loppers, and rakes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      All member participation


  
         

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
  7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  Boxwood Tree Workshop
  First Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Mass Ave, North Andover
  Come make your own boxwood tree for the holidays! This popular workshop is led by member Karen Lang who will show us how to turn  boxwood 
  branches into festive works of art to brighten our homes.  $10.00 fee per person for materials.                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Members only

 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  Greens Workshop
 
First Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Mass Ave, North Andover                                                                                                                                            
 
  Decorate wreaths to beautify our town buildings for the holidays!  This is a fun meeting and a chance to socialize (distanced appropriately) with other
  members.  Learn how to turn a plain wreath into something eye-catching and festive!  Please bring greens from your yard - holly, conifers, berries
  and interesting twigs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Members only

 Tuesday, January 12, 2021
  1:00  - 3:00 p.m.

  Zoom and Zinfandel?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  The Potluck Social at Robin Doherty's home is always a fun and relaxing post-holiday get together.  But this year, due to Covid-19, we'll attempt to gather    via computer instead.  Stay tuned! 
   Unfortunately, we'll have to wait another year to enjoy a popular favorite, Elaine Burke's popovers!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Members only 
 
   Saturday, February 6, 2021
   10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

   Splendor in the Grasses with Andi Ross                                                                                                                                             

     First Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Mass Ave, North Andover
   
This program is shared with the Stevens Memorial Library , reservations will be required.
     Use of ornamental grasses in New England gardens has skyrocketed in the past decade because they offer the busy gardener stunning designs and    
     easy maintenance.  Their heights range from inches to several feet, and colors range from wine red to silvery blue.  Hear what's available, what's new          and how to care for these graceful beauties.  This program is co-hosted with the library, so will be open to the piublic with reservations required.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Open to the public
 
 
   Saturday, April 10, 2021
    10:00 a.m. - noon
    Urban/Suburban Farming
    First-Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Mass Ave, North Andover
    Program is shared with the Village Garden Club of Andover, reservations will be required.
   
    Increase Your Yield with Bad-ass Raised Beds with Trevor Smith of Land Escapes Designs and past president of the Ecological Landscape Alliance.
    COVID-19 kept everyone home and many started gardening and raising vegetables.  Trevor will give us tips about soil and garden prep, the benefits of
    raised-bed gardening, companion planting in small food production, layering the beds in the Fall, attracting pollinators and some information on living
    veg/herb/flowering plant walls.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 
 Saturday, May 15, 2021
    10:00 a.m. - noon
    Great Public Gardens with Suzanne Mahler
    First-Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Mass Ave, North Andover
  
Take a colorful journey with an avid agrdener, photographer and lecturer through Garden in the Woods, Coastal Maine, Tower Hill, Berkshire Botanic 
    Gardens, Bedrock Gardens, Elm Bank, Heritage Gardens and several other lovely venues.  Plan your visits!
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Members only

  

 

 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m
  Annual Meeting
   Brightview Senior Living, 1275 Turnpike St, North Andover

   Please note: The Annual Meeting location may change to Calvary Baptist Church due to COVID-19.
  Join us for this festive potluck dinner, hear committee reports,and raise a toast to the many past and upcoming events during our porgram year!                    Please let the hosts know what food or beverage you plan to bring. 
   Hosts:  Norma Lochmann and Sally Latina 
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Members only


 
Sunday, June 13, 2021
  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 and small shrubs from our gardens.
 Last year's members' plant donations realized a highly successful sale during challanging times.  This year's Plant Sale is an opportunity to once again offer healthy plans, well suited for this locale, to our friends and neighbors.  Club members are encouraged to plan ahead and start potting early.
Members are asked to donate at least 5 perennials from their gardens and to participate on the day of the sale.                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                                           All Member participation.
                 
                          
  Tuesday, June 15, 2021
 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
  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 late 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 and invited guests only