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CALENDAR OF BOARD AND REGULAR MEETINGS 2016-17



Tuesday, September 13

Piedmont Beautification Foundation Quarterly Meeting

Home of Deborah Van Nest, 24 Caperton Avenue

4:00 PM

 

Monday, September 19

PGC Board of Directors meeting

Home of Valerie Corvin - 2044 Oakland Avenue

9:30 AM

 

Wednesday, September 21

Regular Meeting. Luncheon. “The IPhone Gardener”. David Perry, Photographer

Piedmont Community Hall

Contact: Head Hostess:  Susi Browne. Committee: L. Cole, Dumke, Garrison, Lambert, Peterson, M. Scott, N. Scott, Stock

11:00 AM

 

Thursday, September 22

David Perry: iPhone Garden Photography - Field Workshop, Shooting and Editing. Bring Your iPhone Loaded with Specified Apps (handout will be sent to registrants). Fee $35, pre-registration required (16 spaces)

Piedmont Community Hall

Contact: Jean Jarvis, jarvj@aol.com, and send check for $35 made out to PGC to 110 Monte Ave, Piedmont, 94611

9:00 am - 1 pm

 

Thursday, September 22

GREENSHEET Deadline

Contact: Mary Ireland  mcjireland@comcast.net

 

 

Monday, September 26

Explore the Martinez home and garden of John Muir, the father of National Parks. Tour led by head National Park Ranger and lead gardener. includes pruning lecture.  Optional hike and/or lunch to follow.

Contact: Patty Reed

Meet at Crocker Park at 9:15 am

 

Wednesday, October 5

Morcom Park Rose Garden. Pruning and weeding. Bring trowel and gloves

Contact: Annis Kukulan

9:30-11:30 am

 

Wednesday, October 12

Floral Design Workshop by Sherry Dumke: Rhythm, Texture & Color in Floral Design, $25, limit 25.

Piedmont Community Hall

Contact: Mary Nelson

9 am coffee, 9:30 workshop

 

Thursday, October 13

Rosie the Riveter WW11 Home Front National Historical Museum. Lunch at Assemble, the former Ford Car Plant.  Optional Bay Shore walk. Limit 25.

Contact: Patty Reed

Meet at Crocker Park at 9:15 for carpool

 

Monday, October 17

PGC Board of Directors meeting

Home of Andrea Swenson, 131 La Salle Avenue

9:30 AM

 

Wednesday, October 19

COMMUNITY MEETING. “The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World”. Andrea Wulf, Author

Piedmont Community Hall

Contact: Head Hostess: Patty Reed. Committee: Banker, Dickson, Dunlap, Herrick, McCarthy, Van Nest

9:30 AM

 

Thursday, October 20

GREENSHEET Deadline

Contact: Mary Ireland  mcjireland@comcast.net

 

Wednesday, October 26

Propagation workshop with Bryn Bettelheim. Bring apron and gloves

Home of Karen Sullivan, 25 Glen Alpine

Contact: Nancy Cecconi

9:15 coffee, 9:30 workshop


Tuesday, November 1

Field Trip: Cornerstone Sonoma and Sunset Test Kitchen. Private Garden Tour and lunch.

23570 Arnold Dr. CA.   95476

Contact: Nancy Cecconi

Carpool from Crocker Park, 8:30 am

 

Tuesday, November 8

Partners for Plants (P4P) plus Arrowhead Marsh.  Walk Arrowhead Marsh and watch for migrating birds. Enjoy a box lunch on picnic tables.

Oakport Park (between High and 66th Streets on the Bay side of the 880 Freeway )

Contact: Julia Burke

Meet at Crocker Park 9:30 am.

 

Wednesday, November 9

Floral Design Demonstration by Agnes Kang & Nancy Huesby. Keeping it Green - Eco friendly arrangements from the simple to the sublime.

Piedmont Community Hall

Contact: Mary Nelson

9 am coffee, 9:30 demonstration

 

Monday, November 14

PGC Board of Directors meeting

Home of Sarah Abel - 161 Estates Drive

9:30 AM

 

Wednesday, November 16

Regular Meeting. EVENING! :  PGC Ways and Means Social: The Secret Garden. PGC member experiences for purchase! Topiaries, bulbs and much more!

Nancy Peterson’s home, 37 Lincoln Avenue, Piedmont

Contact: Head Hostesses:  Lisa Dell’Osso, Mary Lou Righellis, Jan Zovickian. Committee: Barbieri, Cedercreutz, Davis, Glazier, Kang, Reynolds, Taylor

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Thursday, November 17

GREENSHEET Deadline

Contact: Mary Ireland  mcjireland@comcast.net

 

 Wednesday, November 30

Preparing to Enter a Photography Show

with PGC Photography Judge, Mary Wood

Piedmont Community Hall

9:00 am coffee: 9:30-11:30 am workshop

Contact Jean Jarvis  jarvj@aol.com

Thursday, December 1

Foraging and Swagging at the Barbieri Ranch in Occidental. Instruction and materials supplied for wreaths and swags. Cost for box lunches.

Contact: Karen Barbieri

Carpool from Crocker Park at 8:30 am

 

Monday, December 5

Check lights

Piedmont Community Hall

Contact: Valerie Corvin and Conna McCarthy

1:00 pm

 

Tuesday, December 6

Lights up!  Rain or Shine

Piedmont Community Hall

Contact: Valerie Corvin and Conna McCarthy

9:00 a.m.

 

Wednesday, December 7

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Piedmont Community Hall

Contact: Kim Lundgren, klundgren.ny@gmail.com and Linh Becker, linhbecker@comcast.net

7:00 p.m.

PBF Contacts:
Kim Lundgren, klungren.ny@gmail.com and
Linh Becker, linhbecker@comcast.net

 

Thursday, December 13

Piedmont Beautification Foundation Quarterly Meeting

Home of Judge Carl Anderson, 15 Sotelo Avenue

4:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, January 3

Lights down.  Rain or Shine

Piedmont Community Hall

Contact: Valerie Corvin and Conna McCarthy

9:00 a.m.

 

Wednesday, January 11

Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge in Alviso. Slideshow and ranger-led tour explaining wetlands restoration in process at Don Edwards. Lunch in historical Alviso.

Contact: Julia Burke

Meet at Crocker Park to carpool at 8:45 am.

 

Thursday, January 12

Morcom Park Rose Garden. Pruning and weeding. Bring trowel and gloves

Contact: Lisa Cole

9:30-11:30 am

 

Monday, January 16

PGC Board of Directors meeting

Home of Mary Lou Righellis, 15 Wildwood Gardens

9:30 AM

 

Wednesday, January 18

Regular Meeting. Coffee. “Lake Tahoe: Today and Tomorrow”. Amy Berry, The Tahoe Fund and Patrick Wright, California Tahoe Conservancy

Piedmont Community Hall

Contact: Head Hostess: Michelle Winchester. Committee: Ashford, Corvin, Jacobs, Jarvis, Nelson

9:30 AM

 

Thursday, January 19

GREENSHEET Deadline

Contact: Mary Ireland  mcjireland@comcast.net

 

Tuesday, January 24

Partners for Plants (P4P) with Orinda Garden Club. Bring your lunch!

Oakport Park (between High and 66th Streets on the Bay side of the 880 Freeway)

Contact: Julia Burke

12:30-2:30pm; carpool from Crocker Park at 11:30 am

 

Wednesday, February 8

Movie Night Soup and Salad Pot Luck dinner

Location: TBD

Contact: Julia Burke/Patty Reed

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Monday, February 13

PGC Board of Directors meeting

Home of Mary Ireland, 17 Sierra Avenue

9:30 AM

 

Wednesday, February 15

Two-Club Coffee Meeting with Orinda Garden Club. “Hearst’s San Simeon: The Gardens and the Lands”. Victoria Kastner, Author and Hearst Castle Historian

Piedmont Community Hall

Contact: Head Hostess: Lindsey Meyersieck. Committee: McBain, McHugh, Mowat, Rafton, Redford, Shuster

9:30 AM

 

Thursday, February 16

Floral Photography: Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Floral Photography by Jean Jarvis. Bring your camera

Piedmont Community Hall

Contact: Jean Jarvis, jarvj@aol.com

9:00 am Coffee; 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

Thursday, February 16

GREENSHEET Deadline

Contact: Mary Ireland  mcjireland@comcast.net

 

Wednesday, March 1

Lecture and slide presentation on grasses and ground covers, Susan Morrison, Landscape Designer.

Piedmont Center for the Arts, 801 Magnolia Ave., Piedmont

Contact: Nancy Cecconi

9:30 coffee, 9:45 am presentation

 

Monday, March 13

PGC Board of Directors meeting

Home of Lori Adams, 550 Blair Avenue

9:30 AM

 

Tuesday, March 14

Partners for Plants (P4P) with Orinda Garden Club. Bring your lunch!

Oakport Park (between High and 66th Streets on the Bay side of the 880 Freeway)

Contact: Julia Burke

12:30-2:30pm; carpool from Crocker Park at 11:30 am

 

Tuesday, March 14

Piedmont Beautification Foundation Quarterly Meeting and Provisional Orientation

Home of Cathy Glazier, 578 Hampton Road

4:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, March 15

Regular Meeting. Luncheon. “San Quentin’s Insight Garden Program”. Beth Waitkus, Founder and Director

Piedmont Community Hall

Contact: Head Hostess: Nancy Cecconi. Committee: Di Bates, Bishop, D. Cole, Ireland, Kukulan, Mulvihill, Phelps, Stone, Tuck

11:00 AM

 

Thursday, March 16

GREENSHEET Deadline

Contact: Mary Ireland  mcjireland@comcast.net

 

Wednesday, March 29

Hort and Conservation Field Trip to Turtle Island Restoration Network in San Geronimo (Marin County).  Learn about propagating redwoods and the co-dependent relationship between endangered coho salmon and redwoods, and restoration projects underway.  10:30 -12:00. Optional no-host lunch in Marin on the way home

Contact: Nancy Cecconi/Patty Reed

Carpool from Crocker Park at 9:00 am

 

Wednesday, April 5

Morcom Park Rose Garden. Pruning and weeding. Bring trowel and gloves

Contact: Emilie Mulvihill

9:30-11:30 am

 

Thursday, April 6

Floral Design Demonstration/Lecture by Bryn Bettelheim and Jennie White: The Flower Arranger's Garden

Piedmont Community Hall

Contact: Mary Nelson

9 am coffee, 9:30 Demonstration/Lecture

 

Monday, April 17

PGC Board of Directors meeting

Home of Lindsey Meyersieck, 111 Ricardo Avenue

9:30 AM

 

Wednesday, April 19

Regular Meeting. Coffee. “English Gardens”. Lady Katherine Astor, Kirby House, Berkshire, U.K.

Piedmont Community Hall

Contact: Head Hostess: Valerie Matzger. Committee: Abel, Addiego, Burke, Mohr, Theophilos

9:30 AM



Tuesday, April 11

Partners for Plants (P4P) with Orinda Garden Club. Bring your lunch!

Location: Oakport Park (between High and 66th Streets on the Bay side of the 880 Freeway)

Contact: Julia Burke

12:30-2:30pm; carpool from Crocker Park at 11:30 am

 

Thursday, April 20

GREENSHEET Deadline

Contact: Mary Ireland  mcjireland@comcast.net

 

Monday, April 24

Bee Keeping Presentation by Mike Vigo, Beekeeper, followed by visits to 2 local gardens

Piedmont Center for the Arts, 801 Magnolia Ave., Piedmont

Contact: Nancy Cecconi

9:30 coffee, 9:45 lecture

 

will know in November, April 20 or 27

Photographing the Filoli Garden. Special Opportunity to be in the Filoli Gardens with small number of people.  Limited spots.  Fee $30 per person. No host dinner to follow nearby.

Contact: Valerie Corvin, valerie@valeriecorvin.com. Send check for $30 made out to PGC, 2044 Oakland Avenue, Piedmont,   94611

3:30-6:30 pm. Carpool at 2:15 pm

 

 Wednesday, April 26

Visiting Gardens Tour and Lunch. "Through the Tunnel" - Showcasing gardens of PGC members in Contra Costa County

Location: TBD

Contact: Marcia Redford

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

Thursday, May 3

Presidio National Park - see some of the hidden treasures in the park - the oldest Officers Club in the US. Lunch at one of the many restaurants in the park.

Contact: Patty Reed

Meet at Crocker Park at 9:30 am.

 

Monday, May 15

Change-over Board of Directors Meeting

Home of Susi Browne, 10 St. James Drive

9:30 AM

 

Wednesday, May 17

Annual Meeting. Luncheon

Piedmont Community Hall

Contact: Head Hostesses: Robin Sweet and Nancy Walsh. Committee: L. Adams, Gault, Lally, Lamarche, Lombardi, Siskind, Street, Sullivan

11:00 AM

 

Wednesday, May 24

Oakland Museum of California -- Curator Tour of Dorothea Lange Exhibit, Special Exhibition of 100 of her works. Complementary admission and parking.

Contact:  Valerie Corvin, valerie@valeriecorvin.com

11 am - 12 noon

 

Tuesday, June 13

Piedmont Beautification Foundation Quarterly Meeting

Home of Andrea Swenson, 131 La Salle Avenue

4:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, June 15

Redwoods Trip with Orinda Garden Club Redwoods State Park and the GCA Grove, 2 nights in Eureka

Contact: Julia Burke/Patty Reed


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