2016 Calendar

MDS Calendar of Events

General Meetings are on the Second Monday of February, March, May, October, and December.

Join us at 6:15 p.m. for a potluck meal (bring a dish to share and your tableware), followed by a brief business meeting and an informational presentation.

General Meetings are held at the Oak Grove Lutheran Church on 7045 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55423. Enter at the east entrance on Augsburg Ave. Non-members are welcome to join us. You will have an opportunity to ask gardening questions and seek advice from members who are experts at growing beautiful and award-winning dahlias.

Monthly Board Meetings are on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise scheduled. Consult the below schedule for specific dates and locations.

Other activities, scheduled throughout the year, include our Spring Tuber Sale, Family Picnic, Garden Tour, ADS Trial Garden participation, State Fair and Fall Dahlia Shows, and our Awards Banquet.

  • Monday, March 14 – General Meeting and Potluck Dinner 6:15 p.m.
    Presentation: Plant and Garden Pollinators
  • Saturday, April 2 – Tuber Bagging Party 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Location: The National Association of Letter Carriers Bldg, 1715 Van Dyke St, Maplewood, MN 55109. Near the intersection of White Bear Lake Ave and Larpenteur Ave
  • Saturday, April 9 – Tuber Sale 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Location: Bachman’s Garden Center, Heritage Room, 6010 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
    7:00 a.m. Setup; 8:30 a.m. Pre-sale for MDS Members
  • Thursday, April 7 – Board Meeting 6:30 p.m. at Eric and Kathy’s
  • Thursday, May 5 – Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.
    Location: TBD
  • Monday, May 9 – General Meeting and Potluck Dinner 6:15 p.m.
    Presentation: Improving Your Flower and Garden Photography – presented by John Maciejny
  • Saturdays in June, July, August
    Hands on at the ADS Trial Garden
    Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318.
    Free admission for MDS garden helpers
  • Thursday, June 9 – Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.
    Location: TBD
  • Saturday, June 11 – General Meeting and Picnic 10:00 a.m.
    Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318.
    Presentation: Topping and Laterals.
  • Thursday, July 14 – Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.
    Location: Perkins Restaurant in Bloomington
  • July – No General Meeting
  • Thursday, August 4 – Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.
    Location: TBD
  • Sunday, August 21 – Garden Tour and Picnic
    Time and Location: TBD
  • Sunday and Labor Day Monday, September 4 – 5
    Minnesota State Fair Dahlia Show

    Location: Minnesota State Fair Grounds, Horticulture Building
    Judging: Sunday 8:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18
    Fall Dahlia Show , theme is Tribute to Prince

    Location: Bachman’s Garden Center, Heritage Room
    6010 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis

Setup and staging time is available Friday between 12:00 noon and 8:00 PM and Saturday 7:00 AM and 8:30 AM before judging for members only.

  • Thursday, October 6 – Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.
    Location: Perkins on 494 and France. We will hear a special report from Larry Bagge as a result of his trip to National Show. Please be present to be better informed relative future decisions that we will have to make about our club operations.
  • Monday, October 10 – General Meeting and Potluck Dinner 6:15 p.m.
    Presentation: Composting and Soil Augmentation
  • Thursday, November 10 – Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.
    Location: Perkins 494and France. Bring your good ideas for a Christmas party and anything else.
  • November – Awards Banquet
    Sunday, November 13th, 4:00 p.m.
    Banquette room in the Joseph’s Grill in St.Paul
  • Thursday, December 8 – Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.
    Location: TBD
  • Monday, December 12 – General Meeting and Potluck Dinner 6:15 p.m.
    Presentation: Holiday Party and the Year in Review
  • Saturday, April 8th- Tuber Bagging Party 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Location: TBD
  • Saturday, April 15th Spring Tuber Sale 2017
    Bachman’s Garden Center, 6010 Lyndale Ave, South.
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Author: Eric Thomson

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