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Belinda Collins will be hosting a free Raised Bed Gardening Class on Saturday June 23, from 10:30 until noon at her home 4265 ll road, Fayette, MI. She will give on site gardening tips and techniques using raised beds. Belinda will also share information on Growing Garlic from 12:30-2pm. She will teach how to plant, grow, and harvest garlic. Please register for one or both events by calling Belinda at 906-644-2022. If attending both events, bring a brown bag lunch and eat in the garden between classes.
On Thursday May 24, 2012 the Garden Gallery will hold their open house from 5-8pm offering desserts and door prizes. There is a fundraising dinner sponsored by the Big Bay de Noc Cheerleaders at 4-7pm in the Garden Community Center starting at 4pm until 7pm. The menu includes spaghetti, salad, rolls, garlic bread and beverage for $6.00. Come and enjoy a fun evening and see all the wonderful arts and crafts on sale in the Gallery. Be sure to buy your quilt tickets for the amazing quilt being raffled off by the Village Artisans displayed in the Gallery.
Ruth Craig's Report on Garden Gourmet:
Congratulations, great cooks, for welcoming in Spring with such a delicious supper Thursday, April 26th! Though our group was a bit smaller than usual, all those who came had a wonderful time. Our Spring-Summer schedule will vary from the rest of the year. On May 24 we welcome everyone to attend the Community and Gallery Open House rather than a gourmet gathering. I hope to see you there!
Our Comfort Food evening on March 22 was indeed comforting and most delicious thanks to all of you who brought such wonderful dishes to share. It's been especially nice having some new faces in the group with friends and visiting relatives joining in.
Our June gathering will not be on the fourth Thursday, as that falls too close to our community Independence Day celebration on June 30. We're hoping to have it earlier in the month.
Gordy Lownds and Steve Uecke have, once again, volunteered to demonstrate a fish boil/fish fry dinner, which was so popular a few years ago. And Pat Rasmussen suggested that we come to her beach for a demonstration on campfire cooking this summer. We would bring any needed supplies and some side dishes (hopefully using our marvelous locally grown foods) to these gatherings. Our dates for these two events will be scheduled to fit into their calendars. As soon as I know, I will pass the word along. Thanks for being part of the Garden Gourmets....each one of you makes our gatherings special and nice for the others.
On Sunday, April 15th, Tricia Lemire will perform a clarinet concert in St. John's Hall at 1-2pm following the American Legion Breakfast. Come support Jackie and Donny Zehren's granddaughter in her fund-raising effort! Tricia has been selected to be a part of the Lions all-State Band when it tours in South Korea in June. A free-will offering will be accepted for Tricia's fundraiser. There will be a finger-dessert buffet at the Hall. Come enjoy dessert after the American Legion Breakfast and listen to the concert!
Our Painting Group will again meet at the back room of the Village Artisans beginning February 1st. We would love to have anyone interested come and join them. They will meet at noon on Wednesdays. Plenty of paints, brushes, and boards are available at no cost and there are easels to use.
The Garden Gourmet will meet on February 23rd at St. Johns Hall at 5-7pm. The theme is “Food Dear-to-Your Heart. This could mean foods that are healthy and good for your heart or just any of your favorite food! Anyone want to volunteer for a food demonstration?
The Adventures in Reading Program begins Saturday Feb. 4th . Call Ruth Craig for further details or to volunteer at 644-3534.
The Adventures In Reading Program:
What: Story time, activities and refreshments
Who: For children pre-school through 3rd Grade
Where: Big Bay de Noc School Library
When: Saturday, February 4, February 11, February 25 and March 5.
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Cost: Free!
We will begin with several read-aloud books, have fun activities based on the books' themes, and serve light refreshments. Although advertised for pre-school to 3rd grade, all ages are welcome. We appreciate an adult remaining with the younger children. Our last Saturday, March 3 will feature a local author of children's books!