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Announcements as of October 18, 2009

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.
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Hats Off to Miss Matilda

Every year the Friends sponsors a mother-daughter tea like the ones Miss Matilda Frelinghuysen may have attended as a child. This year's is early in 2010 and is entitled, "Hats off to Miss Matilda." We will post lots more information on the website as the time gets nearer.

Our Marge Hulstrunck, who many of you know from the exciting flower arranging programs at the Arboretum, is in charge of the centerpieces for the tables. She has written, asking for your help:

I have been asked to do centerpieces for the tables in keeping with the theme, and I will transform hats to make them look more Victorian. They should be hats that are wearable vs. hats that they sell at craft stores and only meant for a front door or a bedroom wall. The hats can be made of straw or other woven material and should have a large brim. I would like all the tables to be different, so any color hat is welcome.

I am usually in the office Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9-4 p.m. Please give me a call or email me if you have any hats so we can arrange for a way to get them to me by November 15. My direct number is 973-631-5049 and email address is

Marge Hulstrunk,

This is a great program and you can help make this year's even better.


Our Events Calendar is full to overflowing with programs, events and shows this Fall. Browse through the full list at your leisure, but here are a few items of special note:

Gingerbread Exhibitor Registration Opens

The 18th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland takes place at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum from December 5th through 13th. More details are here on the Events Page.

If you, your family or your organization wishes to be an exhibitor, click on the image at the left for full details and the registration form.

Friday, November 13th is the final day for registering to exhibit at this year's Gingerbread Wonderland. Space is limited so don't wait till the last minute.

Film Night: A Sense of Wonder - Friday, November 20th

This is our Thanksgiving gift to members of The Friends - a free showing of the award-winning film "A Sense of Wonder." This hour-long documentary-style film has garnered awards at film festivals around the world. It is the story of marine biologist and writer, Rachel Carson, who is most widely known for her ground breaking book, "Silent Spring."

Click on the image at right for the flyer, or visit our Events Page for more information.

Register by November 12th.

Coming Soon - mark your calendar!:

Details of these and our other wonderful programs are our Events page (

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