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Morrison Garden Club members jumped aboard the 2017 Chamber of Commerce Christmas Walk theme, "The Polar Express," and designed their most clever display to date.  Eight installations adorn the southeast corner of U. S. Highway 30 and IL Route 78 in Morrison, IL.  Park nearby and walk through the space to appreciate the details, like china cocoa cups personalized with the Polar Express emblem. (IL)

The Town and Country Garden Club of Wise will again sponsor a Christmas home decorating contest. All residents of the town are eligible and encouraged to participate. In response to feedback from residents last year, judging will take place later, in mid December. This should allow more residents an opportunity to get their outdoor decorations ready for viewing and judging. (VA)

 The nonprofit Gallatin Gardeners Club is now accepting applications for small grants to promote school and community gardening and other sustainable food-related projects in the Gallatin Valley during 2018. Deadline for applications is January 15, 2018. An application form and further information is available at gallatingardenersclub.com. (MT)

The Hillbilly Gardeners Garden Club members announced the addition of "Sammy's Window Garden" to the three public gardens they have already developed and maintain for the enjoyment of the community. This new garden is at the FosterAdopt Connect/Sammy's Window southwest Missouri business location, 509 S. Cavalier, Springfield. (MO)

Hanford Garden Club is offering scholarships to graduating seniors from schools in Kings County in the amount of $500 each. Students must be planning a career related to the objectives of the Hanford Garden Club. This may include; botany conservation, entomology, floriculture, forestry, horticulture, landscape architecture, plant biology and/or plant genetics, urban planning, agriculture or research in allied fields. Consideration will be given to grades, extracurricular activities, and financial need. School transcript is required, along with three letters of recommendation which discuss scholastic ability, personal character, and work related experiences of applicant [each letter limited to one page]. Submission deadline is April 1, to the Scholarship Chairman, Pat Scialo, 2011 Idaho Ave., Hanford, CA 93230. (CA)

Village Pines Garden Club - meets the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Meetings are held at the Coronado Center and starts with a featured speaker at 11 a.m., member provided lunch break at noon and short business meeting at 1 p.m. Village Pines Garden Club is a member of the National Garden Clubs Inc., the Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs, and the Hot Springs Council of Garden Clubs. Guests are always welcome. (AR)

The Clematis Garden Club meetings are held at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month in the Greenville Public Library. Anyone interested is welcome to attend as a guest. (NY)

Mill Creek Garden Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of the Month, September to May at Shawn O’Donnell’s banquet room, 122 – 128th St. SW, Everett. Doors open at 10:30 am, guest speaker at 11:00 am for approximately 45-60 minutes, followed by a brief business meeting and a delicious buffet lunch complete with dessert. There is lively socializing throughout.  Reservations for lunch are required. Annual Membership Dues: $30, Member Lunches: $18, Guest Lunches, $22. Information at www.millcreekgardenclub.com. (WA)

The Keweenaw Garden Club was established by and for gardening enthusiasts. They have presentations at the Portage Lake District Library on the first Monday of each month, September through May. Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570. (MI)

Roswell Garden Club meetings are held at 10am every fourth Tuesday in the community activity building at Roswell Area Park from September through May. (November and December meetings to be announced due to special holiday events.) Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell, GA 30075. Visitors are encouraged to join them for meetings. (GA)

The Bridgewater Garden Club encourages gardeners of all types to consider the vital but embattled pollinators so essential to the earth's natural and economic life. Come to the Jan. 23, 2018, program to learn how to attract and support pollinators in your garden as Edith Lit shares her knowledge of our local special creatures such as hummingbirds, bats, butterflies, and bees. This free program begins about 10:30 at the Bridgewater Public Library, Vogt Drive, Bridgewater. Neither visitors nor members need to be township residents. Visit www.BridgewaterGardenClub.org for more information about the club and future programs. (NJ)

On Feb. 28, 2018, the Garden Club of Palm Beach will present another British aristocrat, Emma Manners, the Duchess of Rutland. She will talk about executing the long-ignored plans of landscape architect Lancelot ‘’Capability’’ Brown at her home, Belvoir Castle. (FL)

The Garden Club of the Back Bay has announced that Hidden Treasures Tours presents a spring tour of the Imperial Gardens of China on April 9 – 16, 2018.  Arrive in Beijing, then tour the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, followed by a visit to the Summer Palace. You will see Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, take a full day excursion to Chengde-Imperial Summer Mountain Resort, and then fly to Shanghai. While there, you will tour the 16th century Yu Yuan Gardens, the Shanghai Museum, and enjoy a full day in Suzhou Gardens before flying home. (MA)

The general meeting of Pinelands Garden Club of Medford will occur on Monday, Jan. 12 at Medford Leas Auditorium, on Route 70 in Medford at 10 a.m.
The speaker will be Rachel Roat, publisher of the online periodical “Tree Laws.” Roat will talk about what people’s rights and duties are regarding the trees on private property, in the community, and especially in the Pinelands.
- See more at: http://www.shamongsun.com/2014/12/30/pinelands-garden-club-holding-first-meeting-2015-jan-12/#sthash.mzNKAlB9.dpufAs part of Hopkinton’s 300th Anniversary Celebration, there will be a historical house and garden tour Sunday, June 14.
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