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This Week In The Garden – vol. 111

Welcome to the First Meeting of our Year!

Tuesday, September 12th at the Norcross Community Center

6:00pm-Social; 6:30pm-8pm– Meeting and Program

“Company’s Coming-Be a Good Host,” Fall migration of birds presented by Steve Rushing of Rushing Outdoors- https://rushingoutdoors.net/  Steve Rushing, a birder and naturalist, will delight us with his amazing photography and educate us on fall migration.  “I watch the natural outdoors of my youth disappearing.  I record its remaining everyday beauty to make a case for personal conservation actions.” S.R.

Please invite a friend to join us! Please RSVP to Debbie Boyd by Friday, Sept 8th. (Debbie.boyd@comcast.net).) 

Fulton Federation of Garden Clubs Meeting Monday, September 11th 10:30AM

At Northside Drive Baptist Church, 3100 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta GA 30305 (Directions are below)

Refreshments and raffle provided by the Camellia Garden Club beginning at 10:15 AM.

The meeting begins at 10:30 AM.

All Garden Club members are welcome to attend. Please wear your Garden Club name badge if possible.

Program: Master Gardener and artist Lori Sturgess on “Love of Gardening and Art Coming Together” Lori Sturgess will have her artwork to sell. She was one of the vendors at the 2023 GCG State Convention Magic on the Mountain at Stone Mountain.

 The 2023-23 Fulton Federation of Garden Clubs Yearbook/Directory will be given to each club.

The proposed 2023-24 Fulton Federation Budget will be presented for a vote during the meeting.

 Aluminum pull tabs for Ronald McDonald House will be collected at this meeting. Please have your Garden Club's name on the plastic bag or container.

Directions of where to enter the building:

The meeting will be in the fellowship hall, in the basement of the sanctuary. There will be directional signage to guide us. Enter the sanctuary of the church through the front doors adjacent to the parking lot. There is an elevator to go down to the lower level and there are stairs. 

New Member Orientation, Thursday September 7th, 7PM at the Cottage

All members are WELCOME!

This meeting will provide a brief history of our club, activities, projects, and organizations we are actively involved with. Most importantly, we hope it will give you an idea of the many opportunities available for your involvement in our club.

Please RSVP to Debbie Boyd (Debbie.boyd@comcast.net)

October-December Meetings

October 10Th Day Meeting

“Farm in the Corners,” Local produce with a Mission presented by Joe Turner, Peachtree Farm. https://www.peachtreefarm.org/

NEW: Dogwood District Fall Meeting, Wednesday October 25, Dunwoody Country Club

Norcross Garden Club will be one of the hosting clubs for this meeting. More information to follow. Please save the date on your calendar. Volunteers will be needed. All are invited to attend.

November 14th Day Meeting

“Bees, Trees, and Honey” presented by Katie Hendrickson of Dunwoody Nature Center.

Katie is a Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, Herbalist and Beekeeper. https://dunwoodynature.org/

December 12th Evening Meeting “NGC Holiday Celebration

What’s on your mind? Do you have ideas for Workshops or Field Trips?

Is there a topic you would like to hear about? Is there a place you would like to visit? Please send ideas/suggestions to Kathy at kesumner@att.net. Kathy will compile the results and let us know what programs or trips might be available for us to explore during the year.

Kudos to Dolores Stewart

Thanks to Dolores Stewart for taking care of the NGC garden plot at Discovery Garden for the past three weeks while Kathy Sumner was on vacation. Dolores also donated peppers from the NGC bed and her own garden to the Norcross Fire Department.

Garden Therapy

Please continue to save:

  • plastic grocery bags for the Neighborhood Cooperative Ministry. They always need bags for packaging food for the clients.
  • can pull tabs for Ronald McDonald House.
  • glass jars to be used as flower vases for Meals on Wheels clients.

Norcross Happenings

For updates and more event information go to www.aplacetoimagine.com.  September Newsletter is attached. See article: "How Trees Can Save Energy"

Butter & Cream Ice Cream Shop now open in Norcross, 127 S. Peachtree St. https://butterandcream.com

Final Farm Fresh Days - 4pm to 7pm Thrasher Park Wednesday, September 6th.

Atlanta British Car Fayre-Saturday, September 9th-Downtown Norcross 10am-3pm

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Monday, September 11th 8:15-9:00am Betty Mauldin Park

Hispanic Heritage Celebration, Saturday, September 16th Summerour Middle School Parking Lot, 2-6pm.

Last Jazz in the Alley, Saturday, September 30th 7:30-9:30p Betty Mauldin Park.


Historic Trolley Tour, Saturday, September 30th, 10am and 1pm, $10, RSVP required:


Norcross Art Splash Festival Saturday, October 7, 10am-6pm; Sunday, October 8, 10am-5pm. Downtown Norcross.  For more information: www.SplashFestivals.com.

Movie Mondays-2nd and 4th Mondays; 1:30 & 6:30pm-Norcross Community Center

LionHeart Theatre: https://lionhearttheatre.org/. See website for upcoming performances, times and ticket information.

The Norcross Gallery and Studios is open Thursday-Saturday 11am-4:00pm to view works and exhibits by local artists. The Artist of the Month reception and exhibit kicks off monthly at 45 South Café. Stop by the Café anytime to view the featured artist’s exhibit. Visit the gallery website for other events and for the next Artist of the Month reception. https://norcrossgalleryandstudios.org/

Check out Sustainable Norcross on Instagram for more information on recycling, conservation, bike laws, and other helpful tips. https://www.instagram.com/sustainable.norcross/

Peachtree Corners Events

Town Center Events Schedule

At the Forum, Thursday Night Live Music https://theforumpeachtree.com/events/thursday-night-live/

Peachtree Corners Festival September 23-24 https://www.peachtreecornersfestival.com/