Garden Club slates programs
The New Milford Garden is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year will offer numerous events in the coming weeks.
The club's annual plant and bake sale will be held May 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Village Green.
The rain or shine event will feature club-grown vegetable and flowering plants, both annual and perennial.
"Art in Bloom," an exhibit that highlights the club's activities and accomplishments, is on display at the New Milford Historical Society, 6 Aspetuck Ave. through July.
The club will hold its spring luncheon June 11 at noon at Matteo's Restaurant on Route 202 in New Milford.
Lunch will be served at 1 p.m.
Guests may choose from chicken a la vodka, chicken marsala, tilapia piccata or chopped salad with grilled chicken.
The cost is $25; guests are welcome.
Checks should be made payable to GCN, with the choice of meal in the memo line, and mailed to Kathy Elmore, 20 Maplewood Drive, New Milford, CT 06776 by June 4.
The club's history will be told with flowers and design, horticulture and education in a small, standard, juried flower show, "Our Town," to open June 21 at the museum.
The show is the latest flower show in more than 35 documented shows the club has presented.
The show will be open June 21 from 2 to 8 p.m., June 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"Ninety years is an extraordinary achievement for the club to celebrate," said Jeanette Barrows, former president of the club and director of the show. "To mark this special occasion, (the show) is an educational exhibit highlighting the club's special moments and projects."
The Industrial Revolution is the title of the design division and will showcase 20 design entries by the club's members.
The arrangements will reflect categories that suggest the relationship between the floral design to an historical object and/or work of art from the museum.
Show arrangements will be inspired by an event or location, settlers or the community that tell the story of the town, according to Ann Stone, chairwoman of the club's civic and town gardens and a design section consultant for the show.
The design entries will reflect: community portrait, Rocky River hydro-electric, cute as a button, housing boom and the rock quarry.
Horticulture entries will reflect New Milford as a farming settlement before the Amercian Revolution.
Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
For more information about events, call president Sally Milligan at 860-355-3055.