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This Week In The Garden – vol. 124

Tuesday, January 9th Day Meeting at the Cottage

10:00 am social; 10:30 - 12:00 Speaker and meeting

Please RSVP to Debbie Boyd by Saturday, January 6th. (Debbie.boyd@comcast.net).

Program: Alan Eckhardt presents, Pruning – How and When.  Alan will share his knowledge of pruning techniques.  We hope to have a hands-on demonstration with our cottage shrubs (weather permitting). Please dress accordingly.  Bring your pruning questions.

Please bring to the meeting

  • plastic grocery bags for the Neighborhood Cooperative Ministry.
  • can pull tabs for Ronald McDonald House.
  • cash for raffle tickets

Monday, January 8th Fulton Federation of Garden Clubs Meeting

Location: Northside Drive Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 3100 Northside Drive, Atlanta 30305

Enter through the handicap door or where the awning is at the office entrance.

Refreshments: 10:15 AM; Meeting: 10:30 AM

Program: CHaRM (The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials): Recycling - Who, What, and Where

Please wear your Garden Club name badge and bring cash for the raffle. Contact Kathy Sumner if you would like to carpool 678-357-8684. 

Monday, January 15th Gwinnett Masters Gardeners Meeting, 12PM

LOCATION: Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA

TOPIC: What Would Walter Do? GUEST SPEAKER: Ashley Frasca

For eight years, Ashley served as producer for the “Lawn & Garden Show,” under Walter Reeves. When Walter retired in February 2020, she became the host of “Green and Growing with Ashley Frasca,” airing every Saturday from 6-9 a.m. The show covers garden basics and includes expert interviews, features from around town, and garden questions from listeners.

GCMGA meetings are free and open to the public. If you would like to join us for lunch, please come at 11:30 and bring a dish to share.

Annual Dues Payment

Dues for 2024-25 must be paid by January 15, 2024. Dues are $60 per member. Two household members may hold membership for a single payment of $70. You may pay your membership dues at the January meeting with cash, check, debit or credit card. Or mail a check payable to Norcross Garden Club to PO Box 576, Norcross GA 30091. Please email Sue if you mail a check (suezq50@aol.com). You may also make payment via PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/  at Events@norcrossgardenclub.org.

Garden Therapy Christmas Project

Hazel Ringelstein delivered gift cards totaling $700 to the Neighborhood Cooperative Ministry after our Holiday Party! A Heartfelt Thank You to all members who contributed gift cards. These helped provide food and gifts for families in need during the holiday season.

The Okefenokee Protection Act -House Bill 71

The Garden Club of Georgia is asking all Garden Club members to take action by contacting their State Legislators to remind them of the importance of passing House Bill 71.  The new legislative session begins on January 8th. Please consider calling and or writing to your State House and Senate representatives.  Attached to the email are several documents with detailed information about the Okefenokee Swamp and its importance and specific information on how to contact the Georgia legislators.

Help Wanted (and NEEDED)

We need members to help in several roles and committees.  Please let Kathy Sumner know what you would like to help with. Examples: Publicity, plant digs and sale, youth activities, giving talks or workshops, help writing up awards etc. Please let us know what your talents are and how you would like to help the Norcross Garden Club. (Kathy S: 678-357-8684)

Cottage Garden Care

We encourage members to stop by anytime it’s convenient for weeding in our garden. Bring a friend or family member with you to pick up debris and pull a few weeds!  If you have any questions, please text Pam Cammarata (770-314-9541).

Norcross Events (See https://www.norcrossga.net/) for details and more info and the event calendar: https://www.norcrossga.net/calendar.aspx?CID=22#changeDateMonthDropDown

LionHeart Theatre: https://lionhearttheatre.org/. See website for upcoming performances, times and ticket information. Performances have been selling out!  Reserve early if you see something you like!

The Norcross Gallery and Studios is open Thursday-Saturday 11am-4:00pm to view works and exhibits by local artists. https://norcrossgalleryandstudios.org/

Peachtree Corners Events

Town Center Events Schedule-https://peachtreecornersga.gov/DocumentCenter/View/561/Full-2023-Event-Calendar-PDF?bidId=

The Forum https://theforumpeachtree.com/