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Announcements as of November 6, 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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Fall Activities in Full Swing

The next few weeks are jam-packed with programs and events at the Arboretum. Here are a few items of note, but be sure to check out the full list on our Events Page:

Film Night: "A Sense of Wonder" - Friday, Nov. 20

A free showing of the award-winning film, "A Sense of Wonder." It is the story of marine biologist and writer, Rachel Carson, whose ground-breaking book, "Silent Spring" is credited by many as starting the modern environmental movement. Don't miss this Thanksgiving gift from the Friends of Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Holiday Centerpieces for Kids

Three terrific program for different age groups of children who learn how to create their own centerpieces from fresh seasonal greens:

Create a "Hollyday" Card - Sunday, Nov. 22

Create your own under the expert tutelage of artist and teacher, Mindy Lighthipe.

The 18th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland

Features an Opening Night Party on Friday, December 4th as well as open times from December 5th through 13th. This is a really big event for exhibitors, touring school groups, families and all our visitor, but we greatly need volunteers. If you can spare a few hours to help make this the best Gingerbread Wonderland ever, then take a look at the Volunteer Signup Sheet and let Marge Hulstrunk know as quickly as possible.

The plants and trees outside may be dormant, but the Arboretum isn't! Join the fun and sign up now for events.

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


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