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Announcements as of January 25, 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.


More Snow!

It just seems to be getting deeper and deeper outside, but I have just the tonic to get you through to Spring: wonderful indoor programs at the Arboretum. As the next item notes, we have just made it easier for you be accepting credit cards on our website.

FOFA Goes PayPal

You can now register for most Friends events on line using your credit card. We have added buttons to the events that will allow you to check out and pay online via PayPal, a well-known, international payments system.

Take a look at the Events page and see the buttons in place. It's really quite simple to use and we have put together our PayPal Help page to get you started.

While we encourage you to use the new system, we will continue to welcome reservations and payments via the mail. Questions about events and registration should continue to be directed to 973-326-7603. Questions about the online PayPal system may be emailed to

AHS Reciprocal Admissions Program

Planning a trip to warmer climes this winter? Remember to take along your FOFA membership card for discounts at a number of botanic gardens throughout America. Check out the gardens with the AHS Reciprocal Admissions Program brochure.

Added Sections for Cooking Classes

Great news!

We still have a few spaces left in the new, morning session of Cynthia Triolo's next winter cooking class (Feb. 27th Teabreads and Coffee Cakes). The new section is from 9:30a to 11:30a.

If you are interested, reserve right away -- these classes book quickly.

Cabin Fever Movie Series

Cabin_Fever_Movie_Series_-_January-thAbout this time of year, the four walls start closing in and it's "cabin fever" time. If you are looking for a pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon, join us for thought-provoking, environmentally-themed movies and some excellent snacks. Perhaps you will be inspired to take a winter walk through the arboretum's grounds before or after the film to shake those couch potato cobwebs away. Movies are shown on the big screen, in the warm and comfortable Haggerty Education Center Auditorium.

Follow the links here to get the full story on each day's films:

Tu B'Shevat Celebration

For more children's events, mark you calendars for the January 30 Tu B'Shevat program featuring a concert at 1pm, crafts and tree planting to follow!

Save the Dates!

Many other programs are listed in our Events Calendar, but here are a few you may want to check out and add to your calendar:

The Friends Are Going To Scotland

The Friends are going to Scotland from May 26th to June 5th of 2011 and we still have a few places left. Wouldn't you like to see the beautiful gardens of southern Scotland in late Spring? We need to hear from you soon for you to be included in this great trip.

Full details are on the Scotland section of our website, including maps, pricing and the full itinerary. Just click on the headline or the image at right to go there now.

Important News!

The travelers are ready to go, reservations have been made, but we still have a few places if you would like to join us. Send your check for the full amount ($3,823 per person which includes a new fuel surcharge) made out to "Friends" to:

Ann Abrams
PO Box 1295
Morristown, NJ 07962-1295


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