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Mon Oct 1, 2018

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Scavenger Hunts!

Find each item on the list and win a prize!

  • October 1 - 20 – Theme: Orange You Glad
  • October 20 - November 18 – Theme: Scarecrows
  • December 26 - 31 – Theme: Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Time: Families welcome to participate any time between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm

Cost: $10 per family at the door

Cost: See above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Nov 1, 2018

Through Nov 30
All day

In Our Gallery - November

Landscapes of New Jersey

Dave Blinder’s stunning photographs of New Jersey’s treasured natural resources are on display during November.

Mr. Blinder is both a professional photographer and a concerned conservationist. His breathtaking views of our scenic rivers, towering groves of pine trees, maritime forests, and wildlife-filled wetlands fill your senses with the intense beauty of this state.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sat Nov 17, 2018

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society - Watnong Chapter

Annual meeting & luncheon for members only. New membership accepted the day of the meeting. Speaker Hubert Ling of the Native Plant Society will present ‘Shade Gardening: Native Wildflowers and Ferns’. Please come join us, and bring a friend!

Affiliate member programs are free and open to the public

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Nov 17, 2018

10:30a

North East Judging Center of the American Orchid Society

Educational Program followed by Orchid Judging at noon. Anyone may bring an orchid to be judged or listen in on the educational programs and/or judging.

Affiliate member programs are free and open to the public

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Nov 18, 2018

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demonstration: Cinnamon

The best thing to come from tree bark since aspirin, cinnamon is the quintessential fall spice.

From sweet to savory, learn some new ways to use this healthful spice in your cooking.

Register by November 11

Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Nov 29, 2018

3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Members Night at Gingerbread Wonderland

GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND 2018 Celebrating 27 Years of Wonder!

Members are invited to attend the 27th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland, free of charge on Thursday, November 29 from 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm. After viewing the exhibit, come to the lower level for complimentary refreshments!

Please register for this evening event using the button below, or by mail.

Cost: Free to members only, but registration is a must

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Fri Nov 30, 2018

10a - 4:30p daily (Fri till 7:30p)
through Sun Dec 9

Gingerbread Wonderland 2018

GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND 2018 Celebrating 27 Years of Wonder!

This December marks the 27th Anniversary of Gingerbread Wonderland. Guests, young and old, marvel at the creativity, skill and sense of optimism that characterizes this charming and ecumenical exhibit of hundreds of edible structures.

Vote for your personal favorite in The People’s Choice Awards, sponsored by Shop Rite of Morristown, Morristown Lumber and The Jockey Hollow Stamp Club of Morristown. An award will be given to the first place winners in each of six categories: Adult, Family, Children, School, Scout and Special Needs.

Groups of 8 or more must make a reservation to visit by calling 973-326-7601.

ENTER YOUR GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND CREATION

ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED THROUGH MONDAY NOV. 26

Enter your edible structure in one of six categories: Adult, Family, Child, School Group, Scout Group and Special Needs.

Be a part of this Morris County holiday tradition this year by entering and then visiting the show. Here are all the materials you need to enter your own creation in this year's Gingerbread Wonderland (click on each to open in a separate window):

Volunteers Needed!

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As always, the success of the Gingerbread Wonderland depends on our wonderful volunteers.

Please sign up using our on-line Volunteer Form. Beth Feldman, the Volunteer Coordinator at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum will respond confirming your schedule.

Cost: $2 per person at the door, children under 2 FREE.

Dates: Friday, November 30 through Sunday, December 9 Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm daily, Fridays until 7:30 pm

Cost: See above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Dec 1, 2018

Sun Dec 2, Sat Dec 8 & Sun Dec 9
10a - 4:30p

Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show

GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND 2018 Celebrating 27 Years of Wonder!

Holiday shopping is easy at our Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show, now in its ninth year.

Our “handmade only” show features local crafters offering beautiful, affordable and completely hand- made gifts perfect for yourself or that special person on your list.

Cost: $2 per person at the door gains entry to both the Craft Show and Gingerbread Wonderland.

Note to Exhibitors

We have had a great turnout of potential exhibitors this year. Our exhibitor list is full for this year's show as is our waiting list. We look forward to possibly working with you for next year's Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show.

Cost: See above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Dec 13, 2018

7:00p - 8:00p

The Flora and Fauna of the Hackensack River Watershed

RESCHEDULED - we have been able to reschedule this wonderful talk to Thursday, December 13th.

Explore through pictures one of the Earth's unique habitats: an urban wilderness, with Riverkeeper Captain Hugh Carola.

The Hackensack River watershed covers a 197-square mile area in northeastern New Jersey and southern New York. It is a place where humans and wildlife have learned to co-exist and flourish. The uppermost portion of the watershed is less developed than the highly urbanized lower portion which comprises the Hackensack Meadowlands.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU's.

Register by August 21

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sat Dec 15, 2018

9:30 am. Preview bidding 10:30 am

North East Judging Center of the American Orchid Society

Auction Party – More than 100 orchids will be auctioned to benefit the non-profit Northeast Judging Center. Many of the plants are donations from the judges’ personal collections. A list of available plants, some with photos, will be posted on www.facebook.com/AOSNortheastJudging

A complimentary light buffet lunch is provided to all attendees. Following the auction and lunch, observe the regular North East Center orchid judging for an educational and entertaining afternoon.

Affiliate member programs are free and open to the public

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Dec 20, 2018

4:30p - 5:30p

Always Evergreen

Grades 1 – 5

Using a variety of fresh-cut greens and fresh flowers, young people will create a seasonal centerpiece perfect for the holiday table. All supplies provided.

Register by December 13

Cost: $10 members / $15 non-members.

The Friends can no longer offer on-line registration for Morris County Park Commission programs. Please call 973.326.7601 for information and registration.

Cost: See above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sat Feb 2, 2019

(Snow Date: Sun Feb 3)
1:00p - 3:00p

Benjamin Blackburn Scholarship Lecture

Speaking for the Trees: The Importance of Old-Growth Forests

Since 1979, The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum have supported horticultural education through a scholarship named for Dr. Benjamin Blackburn. This year’s Benjamin Blackburn Lecture speaker is Joan Maloof. Joan’s lecture, Speaking for the Trees: The Importance of Old-Growth Forests, is not only timely but fascinating and incredibly important. Joan is Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University and founded the Old-Growth Forest Network to preserve, protect and promote the country’s few remaining stands of old-growth forest. She spends her time lecturing, writing, visiting forests, assisting private landowners, and supporting local groups trying to protect community forests from development.

Dr. Blackburn was a professor of Botany at Drew University. His involvement with the Morris County Park Commission began with his friendship with Henry and Robert Tubbs, whose property, Willowwood, eventually became the Willowwood Arboretum. Dr. Blackburn published many articles and wrote a number of books on gardening as well as being the host of a very popular radio gardening program. He generously shared his vast knowledge and deep love for horticulture with many staff members in the Horticulture Division and with his countless fans – members of The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and area garden clubs.

Admission fees support the scholarship that is offered to students in the Landscape and Horticultural Technology Program at County College of Morris. This scholarship allows interested students the opportunity to explore the different horticultural, environmental, and design studies offered through the accredited CCM programs. The increased knowledge the students acquire in the classroom and through hands-on programs at CCM will benefit them as they enter their chosen field in horticulture and landscape design. A book signing and light refreshments follow the talk.

This program is eligible for 2.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Cost: $30 members / $40 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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