Via the Grapevine – Club Activities

The following is a listing of club events that have been or will be published in The Garden Path’s Via the Grapevine Column.

2019 October – December Club Events

(Please send submissions directly to the editor of The Garden Path. Contact info is found on page 2 of every issue of The Garden Path or may be submitted electronically on the OAGC website:

Region 1
Bowling Green Women’s Club: Oct. 16, ‘Community Reads’ by Amy Stewart; Nov. 19, ‘Flowers and Folklore’; Dec. 17, ‘Benefit of Planting Evergreens.’ Contact Linda Kuhn at
Designing Women: Oct. 19, design workshop with Carole Lemle; Nov. 23, design workshop with Juanita Wilkins; Dec. 7, Open Holiday Magic Flower Show in Celina. Contact Charlene at
Fostoria GC: Oct. 9, ‘Seneca County Parks’ by Sarah Betts; Nov. 13, ‘Fountain Cemetery’s Memorial Tree Program’ by Mayor Eric Keckler; Dec. 11, Christmas Luncheon. Contact Carol Kinn at

Region 2
Deep Roots GC: Oct 7, installation of officers and white elephant sale; Nov. 4, ‘Terrariums and Fairy Gardens’ at New Leaf Landscape and Garden Center in Kenton; Dec. 2, Christmas party. Contact Donna Lewis at 937-935-5464.
Happy Hours GC: Oct. 3, Painting flower pots and Trading Post (trade garden items); Nov. 7, Tree Ornament workshop; Dec. 5, Christmas party and ugly sweater contest. Contact Diane Vaden at
Lima GC: Oct. 8, ‘New Plants’; Nov. 12, ‘Care of Garden Tools’; TBA, decorate Allen County Museum, Holiday Decor workshop for community beautification; work at the Gifts of the Earth booth 1st week of December. Contact Judie Pepple at

Region 3
Leaf and Blossom GC: Oct. 1, dinner and meeting at Stocklager’s Garden Center in New Lebanon; Nov. 5, Make, Bake and Buy; Dec. 3, Christmas Party and ornament exchange. Contact Kathy Brandt at
New Neighbors GC: Oct. 15, ‘Witchhazels’ by Mr. Schilb; Nov. 19, Auction Party; Dec. 10, Christmas Party. Contact Bridget Minor at
Our Homes GC: Oct. 15, tour Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus; Nov. 12, Open Meeting with Marian Moeckel at Grace Brethren Village in Englewood; Dec. 10, Christmas lunch. Contact Sandy Stefanko at

Region 4
Des Fleurs GC: Oct. 3, ‘Understanding Trees and Their Life Process’ by certified arborist Charlie Ford; Nov. 7, ‘Tropical Birding’ by Kathie Brinkman and Marlene Hoffman; Dec. 5-6, Wreath Making Workshop (; Dec. 12, Holiday luncheon. Contact Brenda Frey at

Region 5
Alpha GC: Oct. 8, Seed Wreath workshop; Nov. 12, ‘Forcing Bulbs’; Dec. 10, Christmas Party. Contact Tracy Yingst at
Rainbow Gardeners GC: Dec. 10, Christmas Flower Show, Amos Memorial Public Library, Sidney. Contact Janice Michael at

Region 6
Firelands GC: Oct. 14, Pinecone Centerpiece workshop; Nov. 2, host regional meeting; Nov. 11, fall swag workshop at Don Mould’s Plantation in North Ridgeville; Dec. 9, Christmas Dinner at Martino’s in Vermilion. Contact Mary McConnell at

Region 7

Apple Valley GC: Oct. 16, Guest night, Program on coyotes given by Shane McGuire from the Brown Environmental Center. At the Apple Valley Clubhouse at 5:00 pm; Nov. 20, Preparing decorations for our themed Christmas tree. “Here comes Peter Rabbit”. At the Apple Valley Clubhouse at 9:30 am; Dec. 18, Pot luck Christmas party luncheon with gift exchange. Contact Diane Daniels at 740-358-9048 or Joyce Fittro at 740-304-2572.

Harlem Twp. GC: Oct. 15, Make and Take: Hydrangea Wreath; Nov. 19, meeting; Dec. 17, Christmas dinner and gift exchange. Contact Toni Link at

Region 8
Grow and Show GC: Oct.16, host Reg. 8 fall meeting at First United Presbyterian Church in Cambridge; Oct. 23, fall trip to Tipple’s Pumpkin Patch; Nov.15-16, host Gardeners’ Day Out in Cambridge; Dec. 4, Make’n Take workshop; Dec. 5, decorate the Cambridge library. Contact Kathleen Bennett at or 740-680-3076.
Newark GC: Oct.11, Installation of Officers and new member welcome; Nov. 8, ‘Flora of Ohio’ by Elaine Browning and Pam Roberts; Dec. 13, Christmas luncheon and entertainment by the Acafellow Four Barbershop Quartet at Cherry Valley Lodge. Contact Pam Roberts at or 740-504-7351.
Town and Country GC: Oct. 10, Weiner Roast and fall auction; summary of fair flower show. Contact Edward Kiefer at or 740-622-3993.

Region 9
Fairfield County Fair: Oct. 7-12, Flower Show, ‘Nursery Rhymes.’ Contact Deb Molisee at 740-503-3137.
Pickerington GC: Oct. 16, Updating Crafts for the Garden Club Christmas Tree at Deer Creek State Park; Nov. 20, ‘doTerra Essential Oils’ by Sudie Oakes; Dec. 18, Christmas party and gift exchange. Contact Bev Zurhorst at
Story Place GC: Oct. 5, attend Ohio Gourd Show in Delaware; Oct. 9, Painting Gourds Workshop by Julie Brunner; Nov. 15, Chillicothe City Parks and Recreation update by Bill Bonner; Dec. 11, Christmas party. Contact Linda Barrett at

Region 10
Portsmouth GC: Oct. 22, trip to Ambrosia Farms & Greenhouse in Lucasville; Nov. 11-12, holiday decorating at Shawnee Lodge; Nov. 15-16, Gardeners’ Day Out in Cambridge; Dec. 1, Christmas Open House at Shawnee Lodge; Dec. 2, Christmas luncheon. Contact Jane Stevens at

Region 12
Flushing GC: Oct. 21, Holiday Ornament workshop by Kathy Gibeaut; Nov. 11, Swag workshop with Lila Murphy and Karen Large; Nov. 18, ‘Mystery Garden’ by Michelle Meyer and Linda Blankenship; Dec. 7, club flower show at Flushing Christian Church; Dec.7, provide candy for Flushing Tree Lighting Ceremony; Dec. 9, Christmas Party/Gift Exchange. Contact Barb Cencula at
Rosebud GC: Oct. 16, ‘Baking With Herbs’; Nov. 20, ‘Cooking With Herbs’; Dec. 4, Christmas at the Farm Restaurant and Pub in Adena. Contact Kim Campbell at

Region 16

Region 16 will be hosting a virtual regional meeting for all state OAGC members on Thursday, October 8. From 1pm-2pm, Laura Akgerman, OSU Extension Educator, will be presenting, “Adapting Gardening to fit your Abilities”. Laura believes you do not stop gardening just because you have a disability. She will address issues such as limited mobility, movement, strength, range-of-motion and energy/fatigue. Learn good habits, techniques, and tools so you can continue to garden. Work smarter, not harder and modify your gardens and the way you work to fit your ability, now and in the future. Instructions on how to logon sent through the Regional Directors closer to the webinar date.
Hope you can join in for this great program!

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