Blackridge Garden Club 2005 – 2006 Program
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September 6, 2005
Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., carpool from BCA: McKeesport Rose Gardens First meeting of the year includes a tour of the Rose Gardens at Renziehausen Park featuring 1800 rose bushes plus perennial and butterfly gardens.
October 5, 2005
Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., BCA: “The World-Class Battlefield Next Door” Blackridge Road resident Bob Messner is the author of Reflections From Braddock’s Battlefield, and serves on the board of the Braddock’s Field Historical Society. Everyone, young and old, is invited to hear about the battle of the Monongahela in this, its 250th anniversary year.
November 1, 2005
Tuesday, 11 a.m., BCA: Lewis and Clark: Contributions to Botany Cyndi Fink, a chemist for Lanxess (formerly Bayer) with a masters degree in plant ecology, gives an overview of the Lewis and Clark expedition with emphasis on plants discovered by the explorers.
December 6, 2005
Tuesday, 11 a.m., BCA, carpool from BCA: Clayton in Holiday Glory A special Christmas brunch followed by a tour of Clayton, the Frick mansion in Point Breeze, decorated for Christmas.
February 7, 2006
Tuesday, 11 a.m., BCA: Watershed Ecology: What Every Gardener Needs to Know Churchill Borough Engineer and former Blackridge resident, Andy Blenko, will present drainage and runoff details important to all homeowners in Blackridge.
March 7, 2006
Tuesday, 11 a.m., BCA: Bloomin’ Corners Benefit Workshop Our annual meeting for completing crafts and other interesting items for the March benefit luncheon, which is to be chaired by Lil Huguley and Tara Taylor.
March 18, 2006
Saturday, 11 a.m., Longue Vue Club: Bloomin’ Corners Benefit Annual luncheon, fashion show, and all-around great time benefiting Blackridge’s fourteen corner entrances.
April 4, 2006
Tuesday, 11 a.m., BCA: Pysanky – the Ancient Art of Egg Decorating Master Gardener Barb Lotito will lead a workshop demonstrating the art of decorating eggs in the style of Ukraine and other eastern European countries.
May 2, 2006
Tuesday, 11 a.m., BCA: Gardening 101 Master Gardener Betsy Fullerton presents a slide program on the planning and execution of a garden. All gardeners and would-be gardeners are welcome; no question is too basic!
May 3, 2006
Wednesday, 7 p.m., BCA: Annual Plant Auction Bring plants sprouting up in or divided from your garden, and bid on those from your neighbors’ gardens for a fraction of garden center prices!
June 6, 2006
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., President’s Luncheon Special lunch meeting at Flowers in the Attic to honor BGC President.