This year especially, we will be cheered and warmed by the Gingerbread Wonderland Exhibit. Hundreds of people – adults and children alike share their creative spirit with us all thru their very personal entries.
Have you made your reservation for the Gingerbread Wonderland Members Only Preview Party? It’s one of the many benefits of membership in the Friends. Please do so now, so that we can prepare holiday cookies and cocoa for you!
Remember, too, that the gingerbread house entry deadline has been extended to Friday, November 23rd so sign up now to feature your creation at the Gingerbread Wonderland.
Holiday Swag Workshop
Board Members Sue and Steve George are combing the land to find evergreen branches for their upcoming “Holiday Swag Workshop” on Saturday, November 11th.
Steve told us yesterday that he found lovely, fragrant branches from the White or Concolor Fir (Abies concolor) and Sue will be shopping for spectacular ribbons to enliven your holiday decorating.
There is still time to register for their first class class!
Children's Holiday Programs
Arboretum Leaves in Production
Be on the lookout for the Winter issue of Arboretum Leaves heading your way in the next few weeks and filled with fascinating classes for plant-lovers.
The Friends Are Going to Ireland in 2013
We are thrilled that a number of you have already sent in your deposits and signed up for our 2013 trip to Ireland. There are only a few places left, so if you are interested, don't delay! Read all about the trip and send in your deposit now. Remember, you can use a credit card on-line for the deposit.
Read about the program on our Ireland2013 page.
If you decide to join in on the fun (and we hope you do), you can reserve a place with a deposit either by check or use PayPal on our website. Read about it on the Ireland2013 pages.
Remember that all our 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. Alternatively, you may register by calling 973-326-7603.
Our Retail Partners list continues to grow! Look under "Membership" and then "Discount Offers" on our website (or just click on the headline above).
Remember to bring your membership card when shopping.