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Sabine Bonner will be the featured speaker when the Long Hill Garden Club meets on Monday, April 24. The meeting, held in the Trumbull Library Community Room begins at 11:30 a.m. It is followed by a “Gather, Greet and Eat” and the speaker will begin at 12:45 p.m. The program is Watercolors and Flowers. (CT)

The Mansfield Men's Garden Club is currently accepting applications for 2017 Spangler Scholarships.This is the 30th consecutive year that scholarships have been awarded. More than $40,000 has been awarded to 55 students since the scholarship's inception in 1987. The scholarships are supported by club member donations, proceeds from the club's May Plant Sale at Richland County Fairgrounds and sales of Jim Boyd Garden Hoes.To qualify, all candidates must plan to attend or already be attending a technical school, college or university to pursue a career in horticulture or a related field.For applications, contact  Jim Huffman at 817-239-9951 or jimhuffman@sbcglobal.net (OH)

Three speakers will present at the 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, monthly Butte Garden Club meeting in the Butte Public Library, 226 W. Broadway St. (MT)

On April 26, Judy Preston, CT Outreach Program Coordinator for the EPA Long Island Sound Study, will share why native plant gardens are so important during a discussion, Native Plants & Coastal Resilience: This is not your Grandmother’s Garden. There will be cocktails and conservation to learn how native plant gardens can preserve and protect water sources, hedge against climate change, provide critical urban wildlife habitat and even improve our mental health. This free event is being presented by Audubon Greenwich and the Greenwich Garden Club/Hortulus Garden Club Conservation Committees along with Greenfingers Garden Club, Greenwich Land Trust, Save the Sound, Greenwich Community Gardens, North Street Pharmacy and Garden Education Center. (CT)

A Victorian themed flower show will be presented by the Rake and Hoe Garden Club of Westfield on April 28 from 1- 7:00 pm at the Presbyterian Church on Mountain Avenue, Westfield. The show will provide the opportunity to enjoy floral design, Victorian photography, crafts, customs and dress.   Pre-sale admission tickets - $15 (Day of show $20).  Children under 18 free. (NJ)

Mark your calendars for the Multi-Club Plant Sale on April 29 hosted by the Garden Club of Fort Pierce. It is a fun way to spend the day and is hosted by some of the loveliest folks in the community. (FL)

April 29, 9 a.m. will be the Lathrop Garden Club Annual Plant Sale at a NEW LOCATION - the Lathrop Antique Grounds Main Building, 2488 S.E. Hwy 33, Lathrop, MO. The proceeds will go to fund a Scholarship for a Lathrop High School graduate. Come early to get the “good stuff” and a free tree. (MO)

The Greater New Bedford Garden Club is accepting applications for the $1,500.00 Rose L. Murphy Scholarship to be awarded to a student enrolled in a full-time college program in 2017-2018. The applicant must be pursuing a degree either in environmental sciences, horticulture, landscape architecture, conservation, or related scientific fields.  You can send applications to Ellen P. Flynn, Chair of Scholarship, for the Greater New Bedford Garden Club P.O. Box 1312, Mattapoisettt, MA 02739. Applications and required paperwork must be received on or before May 1. (MA)

Poulsbo Garden Club: Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lot in front of James Lumber and Ace Hardware at 19801 Viking Ave in Poulsbo. Proceeds help fund the club's grants program for local organizations gardening projects. (WA)

The Evergreen Garden Club will have its annual plant sale at Fountain Park, corner of Jefferson and Main streets, on Saturday, May 6, from 8:30 a.m. until sold out. A large variety of perennials, vines, shrubs, trees, and bulbs, all from members’ gardens, will be available at very reasonable prices.  The sale also includes garden d├ęcor, as well as some of the Christmas decorations used at the Brumback Library. This year, the Evergreen Garden Club will have the only plant sale in Van Wert. People are urged to come early to get the best selections. (OH)

Evergreen Garden Club: Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in John L. Scott parking lot in Belfair. The sale features perennials, vegetables, trees and houseplants. Each year features garden art made by club members. Proceeds fund community projects. (WA)

It’s time to stock up on herb, vegetable and flower plant seedlings home-grown by gardeners from your local gardening club.  The Almonte & District Horticultural Society highly-anticipated annual plant sale will be held on Saturday, May 13 from 9 A.M. to noon in the parking lot of the Almonte Public Library.  At the sale you will find a variety of seedlings, gently used books, tools and maple buckets along with other useful and whimsical garden items. (Ontario, Canada)

Master Gardener Foundation of Kitsap County annual plant sale: Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in the sheep barn. This is a not to be missed sale. A popular feature is every kind of tomato variety possible that will grow especially well here. You’ll find veggies, annuals, perennials, ground covers, native plants, shrubs, trees and a plethora of other gardener related items. The foundation and the WSU Kitsap Extension MG Program features lots of education along with the plant sale each year. Proceeds go to support horticulture education throughout the county and peninsula. (WA)

Flotsam and Jetsam Hansville Garden Club annual plant sale: Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Buck Lake Community Center, 6959 Buck Lake Road. The club sale also offers a wide variety of flower arrangements in all sizes, robust houseplants, and a host of delicious pies, cakes, pastries and cookies to help shower mom with love. Proceeds fund scholarships and grants. (WA)

Kingston Garden Club plant sale: Saturday, May 20, at 9 a.m. Village Green Community Center, 26159 Dulay Road NE in Kingston. Proceeds fund school programs and grants. (WA)

Mukilteo Way Garden Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship for classes in the horticulture department of Edmonds Community College for the 2017-18 academic year. Applicants are not required to be seeking a degree in horticulture. Graduating high school seniors are eligible to apply as well as adult learners and current horticulture students at EdCC. More at www.mwgc.org; info@mwgc.org; or by written request to Mukilteo Way Garden Club, P.O. Box 1361, Mukilteo, WA 98275. Must be postmarked by May 31. (WA)

The Adair County Garden Club meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 1pm CT. at the Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street. Columbia, KY 42728. Meetings are designed to expand your knowledge of gardening, landscape, birds and many other horticulture related topics. A nominal membership fee is required to join. The Adair County Garden Club members take pride in their community so they invite you expand your horizons in 2017 and join them. (KY)

The Keweenaw Garden Club was established by and for gardening enthusiasts. They have presentations at the Portage Lake District Library on the first Monday of each month, September through May. Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570. (MI)

Village Pines Garden Club - meets the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Meetings are held at the Coronado Center and starts with a featured speaker at 11 a.m., member provided lunch break at noon and short business meeting at 1 p.m. Village Pines Garden Club is a member of the National Garden Clubs Inc., the Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs, and the Hot Springs Council of Garden Clubs. Guests are always welcome. For information call president, Karen Nagy at 922-6335. (AR)

The general meeting of Pinelands Garden Club of Medford will occur on Monday, Jan. 12 at Medford Leas Auditorium, on Route 70 in Medford at 10 a.m.
The speaker will be Rachel Roat, publisher of the online periodical “Tree Laws.” Roat will talk about what people’s rights and duties are regarding the trees on private property, in the community, and especially in the Pinelands.
- See more at: http://www.shamongsun.com/2014/12/30/pinelands-garden-club-holding-first-meeting-2015-jan-12/#sthash.mzNKAlB9.dpufAs part of Hopkinton’s 300th Anniversary Celebration, there will be a historical house and garden tour Sunday, June 14.
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