Events in Norfolk and Across New England

“Floral Magic for the Holidays”
Sponsored by the Garden Club of Southborough
Date: Sat November 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 am– 12:30 pm
Place: Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Road, Southborough, MA
Cost: $10 for tickets prior to 11/09; $15 at the door
Contact: Danielle O’Connell at 508-341-3477

Three Senior Associates from the Museum of Fine Arts will create fabulous arrangements for your holiday celebrations. All arrangements will be raffled. In addition to the MFA presentation, there will be the traditional Holiday Boutique. Be sure to arrive on time to shop for the great items offered.

Big, Beautiful Winter Arrangements from Tree and Shrub Pruning
Sponsored by the Millis Garden Club
Date:    November 14, 2018
Time:   Hospitality begins at 6:30 pm, program at 7:00 pm
Place:   Millis Public Library, 961 Main Street, Millis, MA

Learn how to create festive indoor and outdoor arrangements using pruning from woody trees and shrubs and accent materials such as pine cones and berries.  The arrangements will be raffled at the end of the program.

Presented by Rhode Island Master Gardener Melissa Pace, a Massachusetts Horticultural Society educator, artist, and photographer.

Suggested donation $5.

 “Couture-Style French Floral Design” presented by Yvette Viard 
Sponsored by the Village Garden Club of Dennis
Date:  Wed November 14, 2018
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Place: Our Lady of the Cape – Church Hall, 468 Stony Brook Road, Brewster, MA
Cost: $10.00 which funds the VGC Scholarship Program
Contact: Donna Garrabrant or 508.385.8614

Ms. Viard studied floral design in France and has traveled the world to synthesize European influences to create elegant designs with a devoted attention to detail. She was the head designer at Winston’s Flowers in Chestnut Hill before opening Charlotte Design. Her creations can be seen at the MFA, Ritz-Carlton, the Four Seasons and many other fine hotels and museums in Boston. Yvette will present a short demonstration on Ikebana techniques and create three additional arrangements. There will be drawings for her arrangements after the presentation and other prizes. Handouts detailing floral design tips will be provided for attendees. Come be inspired for the holidays!

“So You Think You Want to be a Beekeeper”
Date:  Wed November 28, 2018
Time:  7:00 – 9:00 pm
Place:  Norfolk Public Library Community Room, 139 Main St., Norfolk, MA
Cost:   Free presentation.

Would you like to know what’s involved in this fascinating hobby? On behalf of Norfolk County Beekeepers Association, Ed Szymanski will be presenting – “So You Think You Want to be a Beekeeper;” everything the prospective beekeeper needs to know about the process of becoming a beekeeper through an honest discussion of the state of beekeeping today.

In the face of perils such as pesticide use, habitat issues and disease, there is also the true joy of keeping bees, observing their actions, and reaping the products of the hive.

“Holiday Greens Sale”
Sponsored by the  Framingham Garden Club
Dates and Times: Fri November 30, 2018: 12:00 Noon -4:00 pm and Sat December 1, 2018: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Place: Cushing Maintenance Building, Cushing Park, enter from Winter Street at Keefe Tech.

Wreaths, Swags, Mantle pieces and Holiday Centerpieces

“Holiday House Tour”
Sponsored by the Garden Club of Harwich
Date: Sat December 1, 2018
Time: 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $35 in advance $40 the day of Tickets:

Tour five Harwich Homes and the recently restored South Harwich Meeting House decorated for the holidays!

“Holiday Greens Sale”
Sponsored by the Easton Garden Club
Date:  Sat December 1, 2018
Time: 9:00 am -1:00 pm
Place: Easton Historical Society & Museum Mechanic St, N. Easton, MA
Fresh designer decorated wreaths, arrangements, potted amaryllis, bagged greens & berries, and all the necessary elements for holiday decorating or gift giving — Also spectacular door prizes!

Floral Demonstration presented by Allen Rush of Windfall Florals, Falmouth
Date: Tues December 4, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Place:  Chapel of Oak Grove Cemetery, 46 Jones Road, Falmouth, MA
Fee:    A free-will donation is requested.

Allen Rush of Windfall Florals, Falmouth will be doing a demonstration. Anne Prior is putting together a group of friends to attend and lunch after at the Quarterdeck. If you want to be part of the group, please contact Anne at  Thanks!
P.S. Allen did our October 17th program to rave reviews.

Norfolk Community Day
Date:   Sat June 1, 2019
Time:  11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Place:  Holmes Bus Field, 22 Myrtle Street, Norfolk MA