2015 Events

 

Now through September 6

First Sunday of each month

Citizens for Conservation - Flint Creek Savanna

Free Self-Guided Interactive Prairie Walk

Bring a smartphone or tablet with a QR code scanner app to

see videos of CFC restoration experts while on the walk.

Located on Hwy. 22 across from Good Shepherd Hospital

Free

1:00 - 4:00 PM

 

Thru Aug. 15 – “Chicago and Its Botanic Garden: The Chicago Horticultural Society at 125” – at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Ill.

 

Thru Aug. 16 – “Splendors of Shiga: Treasurers from Japan” – more than 60 Japanese works of art from the 8th century to present – four seasons will be represented – at Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Mich.

 

Thru Aug. 23 – “R4: Recycled/Reclaimed/Reused/Recrafted” – features sculpture created from recycled and reclaimed materials – at Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens in Rockford, Ill.

 

Thru Sept. 1 – “Garden Art in the Gardens” – at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, Wisc.

 

Thru Sept. 7 – “Butterflies & Blooms” –  the butterfly habitat features butterflies from around the world – at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Ill.

 

Thru Sept. 13 – “Practically Perfect in Every Way” – a summer floral show – at Mitchell Park Conservatory “The Domes” in Milwaukee, Wisc.

 

Thru Oct. 1 – “9th Annual Quilt Gardens Along the Heritage Trail” – in Northern Indiana.  See www.amishcountry.org  for details.

 

Thru Oct. 4 – “Charles Ray: Sculpture 1977-2014” - at the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, Ill.

 

Thru Oct. 4 – “Vikings” – at the Field Museum in Chicago, Ill.

 

Thru Oct. 31 – “Bernar Venet at Meijer Gardens” – iconic large-scale steel sculptures – at Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Thru Oct. 30 – “9th Annual Quilt Gardens” – at various locations in Northern Indiana.  See www.quiltgardenstour.com  for information.

 

July 18-19 – “2nd Annual Southport Art Festival” – in the Lakeview area of Chicago.

 

July 20 – “Garden Clubs of Illinois 2015 Summer Meeting” – at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

 

July 25-26 – “26th Annual North Shore Festival of Art” – at Westfield Old Orchard Mall in Skokie, IL.

 

Aug. 1 – “2015 Garden Day” – Rick Darke is the keynote speaker.  He teamed with Doug Tallamy to co-write “The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty  and Biodiversity in the Home Garden”.   There will also be several other Garden Day Workshops – at the Plant & Science Building, Michigan State University Horticulture Garden in East Lansing, Mich.

 

Aug. 1-2 – “Songs of Summer” - Dist. IX Flower Show at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL.

 

Aug. 1-2 – “7th Annual Glencoe Festival of Art” – in downtown Glencoe, IL.

 

Aug. 2-3 – “Destination Asia Summer Festival” – at Morton Arboretum in      Lisle, Ill.

 

Aug. 7-9 – “Village Days” - in historic downtown Greendale, Wi.

 

Aug. 8-9 – “Gardeners of the North Shore Show & Sale” – at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Ill.

 

Aug. 8-9 – “12th Annual Art at the Glen” – at the Glen Town Center in Glenview, Ill.

 

Aug. 9 – “Hosta and Companion Plant Auction – sponsored by the Northern Illinois Hosta Society – 1-5PM at the Hinsdale Community House, Hinsdale, Ill.

 

Aug. 15 – “Learnapalooza” – at Wicker Park in Chicago, Ill.

 

Aug. 15-16 – “25th Annual Daylily Sale” – sponsored by the Wisconsin Daylily Society at Olbrich Gardens in Madison, Wisc.

 

Aug. 15-16 – “Mid-America Bonsai Society Show & Sale” – at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Ill.

 

Aug. 15-16 – “18th Annual Lincolnshire Art Festival” – at the Village Green in Lincolnshire, Ill.

 

Aug. 18-20 – “Independent Garden Center Show” – at Navy Pier in Chicago, Ill.

 

Aug. 22 – “Taste of the Garden 2015” – area restaurants serve up scrumptious fare, wine, and beverages; local musicians entertain; artists exhibit impressive art, sculpture and jewelry – at Wellfield Botanic Garden in Elkhart, Ind.

 

Aug. 22 – “Wisconsin Pottery Assoc. Sale and Exhibit” – at the Allian Energy Center in Madison, Wi.

 

Aug. 22-23 – Japanese Summer Festival – at Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Ill.

 

Aug. 22-23 – “Ikebono Ikebana Chicago Chapter Show” – at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Ill.

 

Aug. 23 – “Heirloom Garden Show” – Rare, heirloom, and specialty fruits, flowers, and herbs and displayed and sold by Midwest growers – at Garfield Farm and Inn Museum in LaFox, Ill.

 

Aug. 29 – “Berwyn Route 66 Car Show” – in Berwyn, Ill.

 

Aug. 29-30 – “32nd Port Clinton Art Festival” – includes “Taste of Highland Park” – in downtown Highland Park, Ill.

 

Aug. 29-30 – “Bromeliad Society of Greater Chicago Show and Sale” – at Chicago Botanic Garden in Gencoe, Ill.

 

Sept. 1 – “Green Industry Field Day” – at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, Wisc.

 

Sept. 1-2 – “Flower Show Symposium” – Garden Clubs of Illinois - at Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Ill.

 

Sept. 2-7 – “Walworth County Fair” – in Elkhorn, Wisc.

 

Sept. 3-6 – 37th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival – in Millennium Park and at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Ill.

 

Sept. 5-6 – “4th Annual Third Ward Art Festival” – at the Arts and Fashion District in Milwaukee, Wisc.

 

Sept. 6 – “Illinois Mycological Assoc. Mushroom Show and Sale” – at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Ill.

 

Sept. 6-7 – Lake Forest~Lake Bluff Artisan Guild Fall Show – in Lake Forest, Il.

 

Sept. 10 – “How-To for Topiaries” – Our ‘Welcome Back Meeting’ - Karen Thompson of ‘Toparies’ will give us step-by-step instructions on how to make and care for topiaries – our Club meeting at 11:00AM at Frisbie Senior Center – in Des Plaines, Ill. 

 

Sept. 11-22 – “17th Annual World Music Festival” – at Millennium Park, Chicago Cultural Center, and citywide in Chicago, Ill.  For information, see www.worldmusicfestivalchicago.org

 

Sept. 11 thru Nov. 11 – “Wings of Wonder: The Lorikeet Exhibit” – come face to beak with these curious nectar-feeding birds – at Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens in Rockford, Ill.

 

Sept. 12 – “34th Annual Historic Elgin House Tour” – in Rockford, Ill.

 

Sept. 12 – “79th Annual First Czechoslovak Garden Club of America Flower and Garden Show” – in Berwyn, Ill.

 

Sept. 12 – “Main Street Market” – at Midway Village Museum in Rockford, Ill.

 

Sept. 12-13 – “53rd Fall Festival of Art” – at Oak Brook Center in Oak Brook, Ill.

 

Sept. 12-13 – “Fall Plant Sale” – at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, Wi.

 

Sept. 12-13 – “Illinois Gourd Society Show and Sale” – at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Ill.

 

Sept. 13 – “The Garden Conservancy Open Days” – various locations in Chicago’s north shore, Illinois.  See www.gardenconservancy.org for details.

 

Sept. 13 – “Culture of Mexico: Sones de Mexico Ensemble” with members of the Mexican Dance Ensemble – at the Des Plaines Public Library in Des Plaines, Ill.

 

Sept. 15-19 – “National Garden Clubs Fall Board Meeting – in St. Louis, Mo.

 

Sept. 17-19 – “University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener State Conference” – in O’Fallon, Ill.

 

Sept. 18-20 – “Des Plaines Fall Fest” – Food from local restaurants, a carnival, live entertainment, the History Center County Fair Tent, a KidZone, and much more – at Lake Park on Lee Street in Des Plaines, Ill.

 

Sept. 18-20 – “Evanston Art and Big Fork Festival” – in downtown Evanston, Ill.

 

Sept. 18 thru Jan. 3, 2016 – “Tradition and Innovation: Japanese Ceramics Now” – at Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Mich.

 

Sept. 19 – “Chicagoland’s National Civil War & Military Extravaganza” – at DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, Ill.

 

Sept. 19-20 – “Midwest Regional Dahlia Society Show” – at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Ill.

 

Sept. 20 – “Cantigny Car Show” – on the Parade Field at Cantigny Park and Gardens in Wheaton, Ill.

 

Sept. 20 – “Motoring at the Museum” – car show at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum in Arlington Heights, Ill.

 

Sept. 20 – “Jewelry & Accessories Show” – in the Visitors Center 10:00AM to 4:00PM at Cantigny Park and Gardens in Wheaton, Ill.

 

Sept. 24 – “District IX Leadership Conference” – at Friendship Park Conservatory in Des Plaines, Ill.

 

Sept. 25-27 – “31st American Craft Exposition” – in Regenstein Center at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Ill.

 

Sept. 25-27 – “Chicagoland Orchid Fest” – at various locations in the Chicago, Ill. area.

 

Sept. 26 thru Nov. 8 – “Clueless” – a fall mum show – at Mitchell Park Conservatory “The Domes” in Milwaukee, Wisc.

 

Sept. 29 – “Autumn Pioneer Festival” – Boone County Conservation District in Belvidere, Ill.

 

Oct. 1-31 – “20th Annual Chicago Artists Month” – citywide in Chicago, Ill.  For more information, see www.chicagoartistsmonth.org

 

Oct.1, 2015, thru Jan. 3, 2016 – “Chicago Architecture Biennial” – citywide in Chicago, Ill.  For information, see www.chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org

 

Oct. 2-3 - “Quilts from the Village Quilt Show” – in Libertyville, Ill.

 

Oct. 2-4 – “Fall Bulb Festival” – at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Ill.

 

Oct. 3-5 – “Central Region Convention, National Garden Club” – in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

Oct. 4 – “Autumn at the Arboretum” – at Klehm Arboretum in Rockford, Ill.

 

Oct. 4 – “Harvest Days” – Celebrate the season with demonstrations of farm and household skills, 19th century music, and food – at Garfield Farm and Inn Museum in LaFox, Ill.

 

Oct. 5-6 – Gardening Studies School, Course 2, Elmhurst, Ill.

 

Oct. 6 – “Triton Family Fall Fest” – at Triton College in River Grove, Ill.

 

Oct. 7 – “District IX Beginners Floral Design Workshop” – 9:00AM to 1:00PM at Midwest Care Center in Glenview, Ill.

 

Oct. 10-11 – “Faithful Circle Quilters Quilt Show” – in Woodridge, Ill.

 

Oct. 11 – “Danada Fall Festival” – at Danada Farms and Equestrian Center in Wheaton, Ill.

 

Oct. 17-18 – “Depression Era Glass Society of Wisconsin Show and Sale” – at Wise Guy’s Banquet Hall in Milwaukee, Wisc.

 

Oct. 19-20 – Landscape Design School, Course 2, Glenview, Ill.

 

Oct. 21-24 – “2015 Midwest Environmental Education Conference” – see website www.meeconference.org  for information – in Madison, Wisconsin.

 

Oct. 24-25 – “HallowFest: A Garden of Good and Evil” – at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Ill.

 

Nov. 6-8 – “The Fine Art of Fiber” – at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Ill.

 

Nov. 7 – “Fall Symposium” – at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, Wisc.

 

Nov. 13 – “Christmas at the Mill Holiday Boutique” at Graue Mill & Museum and at Graue House.  Also, see the workings of an old-fashioned grain mill, with a dam and a water wheel. 

 

Nov. 20 thru Jan. 2, 2016 – “Illumination: Tree Lights at the Morton Arboretum” – in Lisle, Ill.

Nov. 21 thru Jan. 3, 2016 – “Gingerbread Land” – a holiday flower show – at Mitchell Park Conservatory “The Domes” in Milwaukee, Wisc.

 

Nov. 29 thru Jan. 6, 2016 – “All Aglow” – see the holiday lights and floral display inside the warm tropical conservatory, and the outdoor grounds are decorated for the season – at Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens in Rockford, Ill.

 

2016

 

Mar. 8 – “District IX Annual Meeting” – at Cotillion Banquets in Palatine, Il.

 

Mar. 12 – “Spring Forward - Celebrate Gardening” – Guest Speakers Joe Lamp’l (host of the TV show ‘Growing a Greener World’) and Roger Swain (host of the TV show ‘Victory Garden’) – sponsored by the St. John, Indiana, Garden Club – in Saint John, Indiana

 

Mar. 12-20 – “Chicago Is” – the Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier in Chicago, Ill.

 

Mar. 19-20 – “Northern Illinois Gesneriad Society Display and Sale” at the Regenstein Center at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Ill.

 

Apr. 24-25 – “Garden Clubs of Illinois 2016 Convention – location to be announced.

 

May 14 – “Des Plaines Garden Club Plant and Bake Sale” – at Frisbie Senior Center in Des Plaines, Ill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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