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Announcements as of September 4, 2011

The Friends of Frelinghuysen Arboretum are proud to host dozens of events in the coming weeks, ranging from exhibits to photo classes to tours to informative programs on gardens and horticulture.
Our full program is found on the Events Page of our website.
Please browse there at your leisure. Until then, here are some upcoming events that should be sure to be of interest.
Click here to read this and previous newsletters on-line.

 

Take advantage of all the great events at the Arboretum this Summer. See them all on the Events page of our website. Browse them there and sign up on-line while there is still room.

Hurricane Irene

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Sending all of you best wishes following Hurricane Irene. Our gardens are open, your webmaster has electricity again and we invite you to find solace and comfort in them.

Following last week's hurricane, the first two classes, below, have renewed importance:

Rain Barrel Workshop

After last week's torrent, is there any question that you need one? Learn how to make your own 55 gallon rain barrel and get it ready for fall rainstorms. Register now for our Build A Rain Barrel Workshop on Friday, September 23 from 7-9pm.

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Trees and Shrubs for Fall Interest

Are you looking to replace a fallen tree or damaged shrub? Fall is the ideal time to plant, so get some great ideas at this class.

Also, many tree have already started their autumn foliage display. Learn why on Thursday, September 22from 6:30-8pm or on Saturday, September 24 from 10am-11:30am. Horticulturalist Scott D'Agostino will build your fall interest tree and shrub vocabulary with some suggestions from our gardens.


Summer Serenade

September Serenade

Limited tickets are available for Sunday, September 18's September Serenade. What could be better than the combination of gardens, music and food? Enjoy Caribbean music with The Conroy Warren Ensemble, Brazilian music with Mauricio de Souza and Bossa Brasil®, Bluegrass and string band music with Silk City, Gypsy/Hot Jazz with Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo and Classical chamber music with The Dolce Trio.

Adding to the pleasures of the afternoon, the menu is tailored to the music and includes the following:

- Classical Chamber Music in the Marsh Meadow garden- accompanied by imported cheeses and crackers with fig preserves & white wine
- Brazilian Music on Sylvan Terrace - accompanied by a variety of empanadas & sangria
- Caribbean Music at the Scherer Garden Pavilion - accompanied by Jamaican jerk shrimp & Mohito mocktails
- Bluegrass on the Great Lawn - accompanied by BBQ pork ribs & Southern sweet tea
- Gypsy/Hot Jazz in the Cottage Garden -accompanied by olive tapanade and goat cheese on crusty bread & Proseco

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A limited number of tickets will be sold, so use Paypal on our website now to get yours or send your check in today!

Pressed Flower Art Workshop

September is around the corner -- if you have always wanted to try making a pressed flower project, we have a fabulous teacher here on Saturday, September 10.

Lizabeth Billingsley is an award-winning artist with a penchant for pressing! Bring a friend or your favorite youngster (ages 9+) along to our Pressed Flower Art Workshop for a special afternoon and go home with your own pressed flower design, ready for framing and showing off, and the knowledge and confidence to continue on.

Friends 40th Anniversary Party

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum's 40th Anniversary Party is coming up soon (Sunday, October 2nd). We have lots of information both on the Events Page and on the 40th Anniversary Page (this includes lots of background details about the speakers, Friends history and the event's delectable menu).


Remember that all the events can be found on our Events Page where, we are happy to say, you can register and pay on line -- just click on the "Add to Cart" buttons on our Events page and Membership page.

Retail Partners

Don't forget to check out our Retail Partners. These fine local companies not only support us at our various events, but they offer our members discounts. Just show them your membership card at time of purchase.

 

Best of NJ 2011

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