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Mon Jul 1, 2019

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Branching Out!

Gardening programs for children ages 5 – 8, 9 – 12 and 12 – 14

Plant your own individual gardens in this 8-week summer gardening program beginning July 1. Enjoy gardening, cooking, crafts, and games.

Check morrisparks.net for exact dates, times, cost and more information or call 973.326.7601.

Cost: Call for info.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Mon Jul 1, 2019

Every day through Sep 30
9:00a - 3:00p

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for a nature photo scavenger hunt.

Dates: Every day in July, August, and September Time: Families welcome to participate any time between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm

Cost: $10 per family at front desk

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Jul 11, 2019

And Thursdays 7/25, 8/15 and 9/19
7:00p-8:00p

Make & Take Workshops

Botanical Pressing Series: Part 1

Press flowers and botanicals. Explore botanical framing, whole flower, cutwork, and Pennsylvania Dutch designs.

Date: Thursday, July 11 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: $30 per person

A Colorful Handkerchief Using Natural Dyes

Explore the entire process of natural dyeing from harvest to a finished product. Tour the gardens to discover the plants used.

Date: Thursday, July 25 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: $30 per person

Botanical Pressing Series: Part 2

Design and create a framed floral piece of art. Discover how flowers, stems and leaves can be used for sizing and color contrast.

Date: Thursday, August 15 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: $30 per person

Fall Container Garden

Create a container garden with all the rich colors of the season. Explore how to add gourds and pumpkins to your arrangement for a display that will last throughout the fall.

Date: Thursday, September 19 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: $30 per person

The Friends can no longer offer on-line registration for Morris County Park Commission programs. Please call 973.326.7601 for information and registration.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Aug 1, 2019

All Day

In Our Gallery - August

Artist Rita Feeney - Pastels and watercolors

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Aug 18, 2019

and Sunday Sep 15
2:00p

Third Sunday Tours of Bamboo Brook

Garden Tours at the Park Commission’s Horticultural Sites

Learn some of the history and enjoy the beauty of these exceptional horticultural sites with a knowledgeable tour guide. Please wear sturdy walking shoes. Terrain can be grassy and uneven in places.

Dates: Sundays Aug 18 & Sep 15

Cost: $3 (exact change please)

Location: Bamboo Brook

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Sep 1, 2019

All Day

In Our Gallery - September

Bill Glasshofer - Photographs and pastels of nature and travel

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue Sep 3, 2019

7:00p

North American Butterfly Association

Program to be determined, guests are welcome.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Sep 5, 2019

7:30p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

Show preparation meeting.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Fri Sep 6, 2019

1:00p - 3:00p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Program: Flower Arranging with Chuck Turner. Chuck will create a dramatic arrangement and critique arrangements as attendees work on their take-home creations. Please bring a vase and some flowers and greens from your garden. Some flowers and floral materials will be provided.

Mum Topic: Grooming blooms, sprays and garden varieties for the Show. How do judges determine awards

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Sep 8, 2019

2:00p

Second Sunday Tours of Willowwood Arboretum

Garden Tours at the Park Commission’s Horticultural Sites

Learn some of the history and enjoy the beauty of these exceptional horticultural sites with a knowledgeable tour guide. Please wear sturdy walking shoes. Terrain can be grassy and uneven in places.

Dates: Sundays Aug 11 & Sep 8

Cost: $3 (exact change please)

Location: Willowwood Arboretum

Sponsor: MCPC

Tue Sep 10, 2019

7:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Program to be determined, guests are welcome.

To receive our free newsletter for updates and events, please email club president, John Michalski at huonia@aol.com.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Wed Sep 11, 2019

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County

Program to be determined, guests are welcome.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Sep 14, 2019

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter

Hardy Northeast Rock Garden Plants presented by Elizabeth Zanders.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Sep 15, 2019

12N - 4:00p

Expressions of Nature

Stroll through the gardens and meet local artists recreating the beautiful scenery through their art. Learn about their techniques, motivations, and styles. Artists display many of their works for viewing and purchase.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed Sep 18, 2019

10:00a - 11:00a OR 1:00p - 2:00p

Sprouts: Butterfly Garden - Ages 2 – 4 with an adult

Check morrisparks.net for exact dates, times, cost and more information or call 973.326.7601.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Sep 19, 2019

4:00p - 5:00p

Flower Power: Kids Centerpiece Class - Ages 8 – 12

Check morrisparks.net for exact dates, times, cost and more information or call 973.326.7601.

Cost: $15 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sat Sep 21, 2019

10:00a

North East Judging Center of the American Orchid Society

10:00a - Educational program

12:00N - Orchid Judging - anyone may bring an orchid to be judged or listen in on the educational programs and/or judging.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Sep 21, 2019

10:00a

TRI-STATE AFRICAN VIOLET COUNCIL AND THE NJ COUNCIL OF AFRICAN VIOLET JUDGES

Joint meeting. The program is not yet determined.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: The Mansion at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Sep 22, 2019

12N - 4:00p

Willowwood Open House

Enjoy autumn’s splendor at Willowwood Arboretum.

Take a guided tour of the gardens or stroll the grounds using your cell phone to guide you. The Tubbs house will be open for a rare peek at the home life of botanizing brothers, Henry and Robert Tubbs.

Light refreshments will be provided by the Willowwood Foundation.

Cost: $5 per car

Location: Willowwood Arboretum

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed Sep 25, 2019

10:00 am – 11:00 am or 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Sprouts: Green Grass Grows - Ages 2 – 4 with an adult

Check morrisparks.net for exact dates, times, cost and more information or call 973.326.7601.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Sep 26, 2019

7:00p - 8:00p

Color Your Home with Pumpkins & Gourds

See how to put together arrangements of pumpkins and gourds in this fall demonstration. Discover how to keep critters away so they can be enjoyed throughout the season.

Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members

The Friends can no longer offer on-line registration for Morris County Park Commission programs. Please call 973.326.7601 for information and registration.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Sep 29, 2019

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demonstration: Preserving Your Harvest

Learn some great small batch preserving recipes for pickles, jams, relishes and more with Chef Cynthia Triolo.

The bounty of the summer and fall harvest can be yours all winter long.

Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sun Oct 6, 2019

11:00a - 3:00p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

Annual show and plant sale featuring African violets and their cousins. Horticulture and Design Exhibits as well as Educational Culture Information will all be on display. The sales table will have African Violets and other Gesneriads as well as supplies for sale.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Oct 12, 2019

10:00 am- 12:00 noon

Pressed Botanicals with Artist Beth Murphy

Save the Date!

Botanical Artist Beth Murphy demonstrates the process of pressing plant material like leaves, flower petals, and grasses and discusses basic collage design elements.

Participants will work with pressed botanical materials supplied by the instructor to form a small collage on a card or bookmark to take home.

Beth’s beautiful botanical collages will be on exhibit in our gallery during the month of October.

Beth will be doing a "Meet and Greet the Artist" session from 12:30 to 3:00 PM on Saturday, October 12. Come meet her to talk about her work.

Cost: To be Announced

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Nov 9, 2019

10:00a - 3:00p

2019 Tree Symposium

Save the Date!

  • 10:00 am Frank Goodhart on Great Tree Men and Women of America
  • 11:00 am Adam Wheeler on New and Unique Maples for Gardeners in the Northeast
  • 1:00 pm Mike Aucott on Bringing Back the American Chestnut
  • 2:00 pm Tom Molnar on Dogwood & Hazelnut Breeding at Rutgers

Cost: To be Announced

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Dec 7, 2019

& Sun Dec 8 and Sat/Sun Dec 14 & 15
10a - 4:30p

Gingerbread Craft Show

Save the Dates!

The 28th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show is scheduled this year for the first two weekends in December:

  • December 7 & 8
  • December 14 & 15

Cost: $2 per person at the door gains entry to both the Craft Show and Gingerbread Wonderland.

NOTICE TO EXHIBITORS

The 2019 Gingerbread Festival Craft Show tables have all been committed to...and there is a significant Wait List.

We appreciate your interest and suggest you contact us after January 15, 2020 with regard to 2020 table availability.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA