Calendar postings should be emailed to website@fgcofmd.org include the sponsor of the event, date, time, location and type of event along with any contact information. Please place all your information in a word document not in the text of your email.  Plan on it taking a week before your information is posted.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to copyright issues, postings are limited to text only on our website calendar. Please no art or photographs unless permission has been granted. You may add "For more information, contact_______________."
Major religious and secular holidays have been added to the calendar as an aid to clubs for planning activities and events.

Calendar Posting Procedure
Calendar postings should be emailed to office@fgcofmd.org Include the sponsor of the event, date, time, location and type of event along with any contact information. Please place all your information in a word document not in the text of your email.  Plan on it taking a week before your information is posted.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to copyright issues, postings are limited to text only on our website calendar. Please no art or photographs unless permission has been granted. You may add "For more information, contact_______________."

Major religious and secular holidays have been added to the calendar as an aid to clubs for planning activities and events.

July 2017
12
District I Flower Show Workshop, 10am-1pm, Eastern Shore Hospital Center, English Hall
5262 Woods Road, Cambridge, MD.  Register by 7/5/17 to Linda Elias (selias78@msn.com)
$10 made payable to Kent Island Garden Club “DI Flower Show”.  Bring a sandwich or snack.
Water, soda, and cookies will be provided.
 
15 - 16
Calvert Garden Club, along with the Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, present Art Blooms 2017. 
 
18
Chestertown Garden Club Garden Party - High Street Chestertown
 
August 2017
9
District IV Board Meeting
 
24
District V Board Meeting Alexander's Restaurant   Buckeystown, MD

September 2017
4
Labor Day
 
6
District I Board Meeting, Venue: Easton TBD, Host Club:  Talbot County
 
8
District II Board Meeting Gleneagles Community Center, Waldorf, MD
 
12
FGCMD Board Meeting hosted by District IV
 
14-17
Charles County Garden Club Flower Show “All Things Wine” Charles County Fairgrounds
 
21-24
St. Mary’s County Garden Club Flower Show “Let's Play the Sun and Moon”
 
21
District I presents a Standard Flower Show “A BLAST FROM  THE  PAST!”  To be held at the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department click here for more info
 
21
Rosh Hashanah
 
26 & 27
FGCMD Environmental Studies School Course 1, to be held at Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore; please contact Linda Harris at lindaharris355@aol.com or 443-695-2071 for more information click here for registration form
 
28
Chestertown Garden Club - Susen Foundation Program featuring Kent Russell - Open to all - Chestertown Yacht and Golf Club
 
30
Yom Kippur
 
October 2017
4
District I Semi-Annual Meeting hosted by the Somerset County Garden Club at The Fountains 1800 Sweetbay Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804  
Registration begins at 9:30, Business Meeting at 10:15, Luncheon at 12:00, and Presentation at 1:00. 
Jay Fleming, International Award-Winning photographer and author, will present “Capturing the Chesapeake” through photos. He will be giving tips on improving your photographs.
For more information Please contact Frances Follmer at 410-548-5605 or fpfollmer@comcast.net
 
11
District IV - Semi-Annual and President's meeting
 
12
District V Semi-Annual Meeting, 10:00 am at Holly Hills County Club, 5502 Mussetter Rd., Ijamsville, MD. The speak will be Carrie Engel, Valley View Farms on Minor Bulbs.
 
13
District II Semi-Annual Meeting Comfort Inn, Bowie, MD
 
15
Deadline for November Gardenews Submissions

November 2017
7
Chestertown Garden Club Program featuring Claire Jones “Design and a Peek in the White House”. Open to community 
 
8
FGCMD Awards Selection Committee Meeting, 8:00 - 3:00, Cylburn Classroom
 
11
FGCMD Design Program "Deck the Halls with Holiday Magic" Bowie Comfot Inn, 4500 Crain Hwy.              Bowie, Maryland 20716
 
14
FGCMD Board Meeting hosted by District V. Gary J. Arthur Community Cntr  2400 State Rte 97,    Cooksville, MD  21728
 
16
Hagerstown Garden Club hosts their annual luncheon and boutique. click here for more info
 
23
Thanksgiving

December 2017
2-3                  
Mount Harmon Plantation “Yuletide Tour”
 
6                     
Kent Island GC bus trip to Longwood Gardens.  Depart at 9:30am, arrive back on Kent Island
at 6pm.  Cost TBD
 
13
Hanukkah
 
25 Christmas
 
2018
January 2018
1
New Year’s Day
 
9
FGCMD State Board Meeting, District I to host.
 
15
Deadline for Gardenews
 
15 Martin Luther King Day
 
February 2018
8
Distract V Board Meeting
 
9
District II Board Meeting Our Shepherd Lutheran Church Severna Park, MD
 
13
Snow Day FGCMD State Board Meeting
 
19
President’s Day
 
March 2018
7
District I Annual Meeting, Host Club: Queen Anne’s County GC.
 
8
District V Annual Meeting     Holly Hills Country Club          Ijamsville, MD
 
9
District II Annual Meeting
 
26
Pre-gala Dinner with guest of honor NGC President Nancy Hargroves, Turf Valley, all welcome
 
27
FGCMD Annual Meeting, guest of honor NGC President Nancy Hargroves, Turf Valley
 
31
Passover
 
April 2018
1
Easter
 
9 – 11
37th Annual District II Daffodil Show Our Shepherd Lutheran Church Severna Park, MD 21147 Contact: Liz Williams mliz.williams825@gmail.com
 
May 2018
8
FGCMD Board Meeting hosted by District II
 
13
Mother’s Day
 
21 – 24
NGC ANNUAL Convention Philadelphia, PA
 
28
Memorial Day
 
June 2018
3 – 9
National Garden Week
5
Join our 4 Councils to Celebrate National Garden Week at the Vollmer Center 4915 Greenspring Ave., Baltimore, Md.
 
8
District II Board Meeting Gleneagles Community Center, Waldorf, MD
 
14
District V Board Meeting
 
17
Father’s Day
July 2018
4
Independence Day

August 2018
23
District V Board Meeting
 
September 2018
3
Labor Day

5
District I Board Meeting, Venue: Easton TBD, Host Club: Talbot County GC

10
Rosh Hashanah

11
FGCMD Board Meeting hosted by District III

13-15
Charles County Garden Club Flower Show, Charles County Fairgrounds

14
District II Board Meeting Severna Park, MD

19
Yom Kippur
20-22
St. Mary’s County Garden Club Flower Show, St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds


 October 2018

3

District I Semi Annual Meeting, Host Club:  Kent Island GC

 

8

Columbus Day

 

11

District V Semi-annual meeting

 

12

District II Semi-annual meeting

 

15

Deadline for November Gardenews

 

 

November 2018

11

Veteran’s Day

 

13

FGCMD Board meeting

 

22

Thanksgiving

 

December 2018

3

Hanukkah

 

25

Christmas

 

2019

January 2019

1 New Year’s Day

 

8

FGCMD Board Meeting

 

21

Martin Luther King Day

 

February 2019

6                     

District I Board Meeting, Venue: Easton TBD, Host Club:  Oxford GC

 

7

District V Board Meeting

 

8

District II Board Meeting Waldorf, MD

 

12

Snow Date FGCMD Board Meeting

 

18

President’s Day

 

March 2019

6

District I Annual Meeting hosted by Worcester Garden Club

 

8

District II Annual Meeting

 

26

FGCMD Annual Meeting

 

April 2019

8-10

District II Daffodil Show (tentative)

 

20

Passover

 

21

Easter

 

May 2019

12

Mother’s Day

 

14

FGCMD Executive Board Meeting

 

27

Memorial Day

 

June 2019

14

District II Board Meeting Severna Park, MD

 

16

Father’s Day

 

July 2019

4

Independence Day

 

August 2019

 

September 2019

2

Labor Day

 

12 - 14

Charles County Garden Club Flower Show, Charles County Fairgrounds

 

13

District II Board Meeting, Waldorf, MD

 

19-21

St. Mary’s County Garden Club Flower Show, St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds

 

30

Rosh Hashanah

 

October 2019

2

District I Semi-annual Meeting hosted by Talbot

 

9

Yom Kippur

 

11

District II Semi-annual Meeting

 

14

Columbus Day

 

 

November 2019

12

FGCMD State Board Meeting

 

28

Thanksgiving

 

December 2019

23

Hanukkah

 

25

ChristmasJuly 2018

4

Independence Day

 

August 2018

23

District V Board Meeting

 

September 2018

3

Labor Day

 

5

District I Board Meeting, Venue: Easton TBD, Host Club: Talbot County GC

 

10

Rosh Hashanah

 

11

FGCMD Board Meeting hosted by District III

 

13

Charles County Garden Club Flower Show, Charles County Fairgrounds

 

14

District II Board Meeting Severna Park, MD

 

19

Yom Kippur

 

20

St. Mary’s County Garden Club Flower Show, St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds

 

 

October 2018

3

District I Semi Annual Meeting, Host Club:  Kent Island GC

 

8

Columbus Day

 

11

District V Semi-annual meeting

 

12

District II Semi-annual meeting

 

15

Deadline for November Gardenews

 

 

November 2018

11

Veteran’s Day

 

13

FGCMD Board meeting

 

22

Thanksgiving

 

December 2018

3

Hanukkah

 

25

Christmas

 

2019

January 2019

1 New Year’s Day

 

8

FGCMD Board Meeting

 

21

Martin Luther King Day

 

February 2019

6                     

District I Board Meeting, Venue: Easton TBD, Host Club:  Oxford GC

 

7

District V Board Meeting

 

8

District II Board Meeting Waldorf, MD

 

12

Snow Date FGCMD Board Meeting

 

18

President’s Day

 

March 2019

6

District I Annual Meeting hosted by Worcester Garden Club

 

8

District II Annual Meeting

 

26

FGCMD Annual Meeting

 

April 2019

8-10

District II Daffodil Show (tentative)

 

20

Passover

 

21

Easter

 

May 2019

12

Mother’s Day

 

14

FGCMD Executive Board Meeting

 

27

Memorial Day

 

June 2019

14

District II Board Meeting Severna Park, MD

 

16

Father’s Day

 

July 2019

4

Independence Day

 

August 2019

 

September 2019

2

Labor Day

 

12 - 14

Charles County Garden Club Flower Show, Charles County Fairgrounds

 

13

District II Board Meeting, Waldorf, MD

 

19-21

St. Mary’s County Garden Club Flower Show, St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds

 

30

Rosh Hashanah

 

October 2019

2

District I Semi-annual Meeting hosted by Talbot

 

9

Yom Kippur

 

11

District II Semi-annual Meeting

 

14

Columbus Day

 

 

November 2019

12

FGCMD State Board Meeting

 

28

Thanksgiving

 

December 2019

23

Hanukkah

 

25

Christmas

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CALENDAR of EVENTS

Updated 09/19/2017

Calendar Posting Procedure

Calendar postings should be emailed to office@fgcofmd.org Include the sponsor of the event, date, time, location and type of event along with any contact information. Please place all your information in a word document not in the text of your email.  Plan on it taking a week before your information is posted.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to copyright issues, postings are limited to text only on our website calendar. Please no art or photographs unless permission has been granted. You may add "For more information, contact_______________."

Major religious and secular holidays have been added to the calendar as an aid to clubs for planning activities and events.
 
September 2017
4
Labor Day
 
6
District I Board Meeting, Venue: Easton TBD, Host Club:  Talbot County
 
8
District II Board Meeting Gleneagles Community Center, Waldorf, MD

8
Howard County Garden Club presents a small standard flower show, "Mums"the Word, 11:00 - 3:30, Ellicott City Center, 9401 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City, MD

10
Wine and Painting - Rawlings Conservatory Fundraiser 2-5 pm $35 per person. Registration required: Click here for information.

11
District III - Presidents, Officers & Delegates Meeting,  University of MD Ag Center, Baltimore County, 1114 Shawan Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030.
Registration: 9:30 am.  

11
Somerset County Garden Club, Prospective Members Welcome, click here for information
 
12
FGCMD Board Meeting hosted by District IV at the Rawlings Conservatory 3100 Swann Drive Baltimore, MD 21217
Executive Committee 10:00 a.m.  Executive Board 11:00 a.m.

12
Independent Flower Growers Association 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda MD 20814

 
14-17
Charles County Garden Club Flower Show “All Things Wine” Charles County Fairgrounds
 
21-24
St. Mary’s County Garden Club Flower Show “Let's Play the Sun and Moon”
 
21
District I presents a Standard Flower Show “A BLAST FROM  THE  PAST!”  To be held at the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department click here for more info
 
21
Rosh Hashanah
 
26 & 27
FGCMD Environmental Studies School Course 1, to be held at Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore; please contact Linda Harris at lindaharris355@aol.com or 443-695-2071 for more information click here for registration form
 
28
Chestertown Garden Club - Susen Foundation Program featuring Kent Russell - Open to all - Chestertown Yacht and Golf Club

29
Photo trip to Cunningham Manor For more information contact Margye Hixson at 410-730-2132

 
30
Yom Kippur
 
October 2017
4
District I Semi-Annual Meeting hosted by the Somerset County Garden Club at The Fountains 1800 Sweetbay Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804  
Registration begins at 9:30, Business Meeting at 10:15, Luncheon at 12:00, and Presentation at 1:00. 
Jay Fleming, International Award-Winning photographer and author, will present “Capturing the Chesapeake” through photos. He will be giving tips on
improving your photographs.
For more information Please contact Frances Follmer at 410-548-5605 or fpfollmer@comcast.net

10
Judges Council Meeting Please note new location: Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Road, Severna Park, MD 21146
Coffee 10:00 a.m. Business meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. For information contact Paula Winkler pmw214@comcast.net. 
 
11
District IV - Semi-Annual and President's meeting
 
12
District V Semi-Annual Meeting, 10:00 am at Holly Hills County Club, 5502 Mussetter Rd., Ijamsville, MD. The speaker will be Carrie Engel, Valley View Farms,
on Minor Bulbs.  Gwyn Webb (gwynwebb@gmail.com) for RSVPs
 
13
District II Semi-Annual Meeting Comfort Inn, Bowie, MD
 
15
Deadline for Gardenews Submissions

15
FGCMD and NGC award applications due to District Awards Chairmen

15-27
Trip to Japan Contact Karen Offutt for more information  karenoffutt1@gmail.com

19
Gibson Island Garden Club 2017 Holiday Boutique 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For more information click here

19
 Mt. Airy Blue Star Marker Dedication Ceremony 11:00 am at Pine Grove Chapel and Cemetery, 805 S. Main Street, Mt. Airy 21771 
Luncheon will follow the ceremony.  Visit www.themtairytavern for menu & prices.
RSVP by Oct. 5, 2017: Tina Swanson 301-514-6515 or tina406@yahoo.com    Invitation

25-26
CAR-SGC Mini-Conference hosted by Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc.  Crowne Plaza Hotel, Annapolis, MD Open only to CAR-SGC Officers
and invited Committee Chairmen

26
Talbot County Garden Club presents "Autumn Splendor:Floral Design with Ellen Frost"....  Ellen Frost is the owner of Local Color Flowers, a Baltimore-based floral design business. Talbot County Free Library, 100 West Dover Street, Easton, MD.   1:30 p.m.

26
District IV Alice Rush Mckeon Tree Planting at Perring Parkway and Hillen Road Baltimore, MD 21239
Reception to follow Northwood Appold United Methodist Church RSVP Bunny Burnett 410-664-1037

30
FGCMD and NGC award applications due from District Awards Chairmen to State Awards Chairman

November 2017
1
Gardening Consultants Council Awards due to Council Chairman

5
Daylight Saving Time Ends

7
Chestertown Garden Club Program featuring Claire Jones “Design and a Peek in the White House”. Open to community 
 
8
FGCMD Awards Selection Committee Meeting, 8:00 - 3:00, Cylburn Classroom
 
11
FGCMD Presents "Deck the Halls with Holiday Magic" Design Program,  Bowie Comfort Inn, 4500 Crain Hwy.  Bowie, Maryland 20716

14
FGCMD Board Meeting hosted by District V. Gary J. Arthur Community Cntr  2400 State Rte 97,    Cooksville, MD  21728
 
16
Hagerstown Garden Club hosts their annual luncheon, unique boutique and speaker Ruth Kassinger.click here for more info
 

23
Thanksgiving

December 2017
1
Youth Contest Entries for  Poetry, Essay and Sculpture Awards due to State Awards Chairman

2

Join the For Win Ash Garden Club for a bus trip to Longwood Gardens’ A Longwood Christmas   For details click here


2-3                
Mount Harmon Plantation “Yuletide Tour”
 
6                     
Kent Island GC bus trip to Longwood Gardens.  Depart at 9:30am, arrive back on Kent Island
at 6pm.  Cost TBD
 
13
Hanukkah
 
25 Christmas
 
2018
January 2018
1 New Year’s Day
 
9
FGCMD State Board Meeting, District I to host.
 
15
Deadline for Gardenews Submissions
 
15
Martin Luther King Day

19
Smokey the Bear/Woodsy Owl entries due to State Awards Chairman

23
Talbot County Garden Club presents "Great Garden Design Inspired Through World Travel".....Speaker, Karl Gercens III, Section Gardener at Longwood Gardens, Talbot County Free Library, 100 West Dover Street, Easton, MD.    1:30 p.m.

February 2018
1
Scholarship applications due to Scholarship Chairmen

1
Landscape Design Council Award Applications due to Council Chairman

8
Distract V Board Meeting Alexander's Restuarant, Buckeystown, MD
 
9
District II Board Meeting Our Shepherd Lutheran Church Severna Park, MD
 
13
Snow Day FGCMD State Board Meeting
 
19
President’s Day
 
March 2018
2
District III - Annual Meeting, Hillendale Country Club 13700 Blenheim Road, Phoenix, MD 21131, Registration: 8:30 - 9:30 am.

6
Chartwell Garden Club's Annual Bus Trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show Information: Donna Sakenes 410-987-0643

7
District I Annual Meeting, Host Club: Queen Anne’s County GC.
 
8
District V Annual Meeting     Holly Hills Country Club          Ijamsville, MD
 
9
District II Annual Meeting

11
Daylight Saving Time Begins
 
26
Pre-gala Dinner with guest of honor NGC President Nancy Hargroves, Turf Valley, all welcome
 
27
FGCMD Annual Meeting, guest of honor NGC President Nancy Hargroves, design and horticulture program, "Travels with Gina and Tina" at the  Turf Valley Resort, Ellicott City, MD.

28
Talbot County Garden Club presents "The Photographic Garden - Mastering the Art of Digital Garden Photography".....Speaker, Matthew Benson. (http://www..matthewbenson.com) Talbot County Free Library, 100 West Dover Street, Easton, Md     1:00 p.m.
 
31
Passover
 
April 2018
1
Easter


2
Perennial Bloom Award applications due to District Awards Chairmen

6
Somerset Daffodil Show, Princess Ann, MD

9 – 11
37th Annual District II Daffodil Show Our Shepherd Lutheran Church Severna Park, MD 21147 Contact: Liz Williams mliz.williams825@gmail.com

17
Talbot County Garden Club presents “Melodies of Spring”, a Small Standard Flower Show.  Chairman - Bobbie Brittingham
Trinity Cathedral, Miller Hall, 315 Goldsborough Rd Easton, MD Open to the public 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

16-18
The Maryland Daffodil Society Show and Regional Show, Shops at Kenilworth, 800 Kenilworth Drive, Towson, MD 21204.
Opens to the public at 2:00 p.m. on the 17th  Chairman:  Meredith McDonagh meredy@comcast.net, 410-583-5509
 
May 2018
1
Perennial Bloom Award applications due from District Award Chairmen to State Awards Committee

8
FGCMD Board Meeting hosted by District II

12
Talbot County Garden Club presents Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage - Homes and Gardens in Talbot County - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 For information please contact: Laura Carney 410-310-3307 lauracarney@gmail.com or  Karen Parker 410-725-4078 karen.parker@gmail.com

13
Mother’s Day

21 – 24
NGC ANNUAL Convention Philadelphia, PA
 
28
Memorial Day
 
June 2018
3 – 9
National Garden Week

5
Join our 4 FGCMD Councils to Celebrate National Garden Week at the Vollmer Center 4915 Greenspring Ave., Baltimore, Md.
 
8
District II Board Meeting Gleneagles Community Center, Waldorf, MD
 
14
District V Board Meeting Alexander's Restaurant, Buckeystown, MD

15
Deadline for Gardenews Submissions
 
17
Father’s Day
 
July 2018
4
Independence Day
 
August 2018
23
District V Board Meeting Alexander's Restaurant, Buckeystown, MD 
 
September 2018
3
Labor Day
 
5
District I Board Meeting, Venue: Easton TBD, Host Club: Talbot County GC
 
10
Rosh Hashanah
 
11
FGCMD Board Meeting hosted by District III
 
13
Charles County Garden Club Flower Show, Charles County Fairgrounds
 
14
District II Board Meeting Severna Park, MD
 
19
Yom Kippur
 
20
St. Mary’s County Garden Club Flower Show, St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds

25 - 30
National Garden Clubs Fall Board Meeting
 
October 2018
3
District I Semi Annual Meeting, Host Club:  Kent Island GC
 
8
Columbus Day
 
11
District V Semi-annual meeting Holly Hills Country Club, Ijamsville, MD
 
12
District II Semi-annual meeting
 
15
Deadline for Gardenews Submissions

24-26
CAR-SGC Conference, Hosted by the Garden Club of Ohio, Inc.Dublin, Ohio
 
 
November 2018
4
Daylight Saving Time Ends

11
Veteran’s Day
 
13
FGCMD Board meeting hosted by District V, Gary J. Arthur Community Cntr 2400 State Rte 97, Cooksville, MD 21728
 
22
Thanksgiving
 
December 2018
3
Hanukkah
 
25
Christmas
 
2019
January 2019
1 New Year’s Day
 
8
FGCMD Board Meeting

15
Deadline for Gardenews Submissions
 
21
Martin Luther King Day
 
February 2019
6                     
District I Board Meeting, Venue: Easton TBD, Host Club:  Oxford GC
 
7
District V Board Meeting
 
8
District II Board Meeting Waldorf, MD
 
12
Snow Date FGCMD Board Meeting

18
President’s Day
 
March 2019
6
District I Annual Meeting hosted by Worcester Garden Club
 
8
District II Annual Meeting

10
Daylight Saving Time Begins
 
26
FGCMD Annual Meeting
 
April 2019
8-10
District II Daffodil Show (tentative)
 
20
Passover
 
21
Easter
 
May 2019
12
Mother’s Day
 
14
FGCMD Executive Board Meeting
 
27
Memorial Day
 
June 2019
14
District II Board Meeting Severna Park, MD

15
Deadline for Gardenews Submissions
 
16
Father’s Day
 
July 2019
4
Independence Day
 
August 2019
 
September 2019
2
Labor Day
 
12 - 14
Charles County Garden Club Flower Show, Charles County Fairgrounds
 
13
District II Board Meeting, Waldorf, MD
 
19-21
St. Mary’s County Garden Club Flower Show, St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds
 
30
Rosh Hashanah
 
October 2019
2
District I Semi-annual Meeting hosted by Talbot
 
9
Yom Kippur
 
11
District II Semi-annual Meeting
 
14
Columbus Day

15
Deadline for Gardenews Submissions
 
 
November 2019
3
Daylight Saving Time Ends

12
FGCMD State Board Meeting
 
28
Thanksgiving
 
December 2019
23
Hanukkah
 
25
Christmas