2017 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.

 

Thursday, February 9 – Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Location: Carolyn’s house

Monday, February 13: General Meeting and Potluck Dinner; Oak Grove Lutheran Church Education: Soil & Composting presented by Frank Dolejsi of the U of MN Extension

Thursday, March 9 – Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Location: Como Dockside Cafe, 1360 Lexington Pkwy N, St Paul, MN 55117

Monday, March 13: General Meeting and Potluck Dinner; Oak Grove Lutheran Church Education: Water Wise

Saturday, April 8: Tuber Bagging, at 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., Meeting from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Saturday, April 15: MDS Tuber Sale
Location: Bachman’s Garden Center, Heritage Room, 6010 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis
Very competitive prices with no postage expense
7:00 a.m. Setup and Presale for MDS Members
9:00 – 3:00 Open to the Public

Thursday, May 4 – Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Location: Perkins on Riverside, 901 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Monday, May 8: General Meeting and Potluck Dinner; Oak Grove Lutheran Church
Education: Ask the Experts, How to Grow Dahlias

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

Saturday, June 10 – Board Meeting 9:45 a.m.
Location: Ordway Picnic Shelter at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Saturday, June 10 – General Meeting and Picnic Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 11:00 a.m.
3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318
Education: Topping and Laterals Minnesota Landscape Arboretum,
Presentation: Topping and Laterals.

Thursday, July 13 – Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Location: Baker’s Square in Highland Park, 2239 Ford Pkwy, St. Paul, MN 55116

July – No General Meeting

Thursday, August 3 – Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Cancelled

Sunday, August 13 – Garden Tour and Picnic 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Time and Location: See member email

Sunday and Labor Day Monday, September 3 – 4 Minnesota State Fair Dahlia Show
Location: Minnesota State Fair Grounds, Horticulture Building
Judging: Sunday 8:00 a.m. to Noon

Thursday, September 7 – 11  American Dahlia Society’s 51st National Dahlia Show
Hosted by the Central States Dahlia Society Chicago Botanical Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL (20 miles north of Chicago)

Saturday and Sunday, September 16 – 17 Fall Dahlia Show  
Location: Bachman’s Garden Center, Heritage Room, 6010 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis
Setup on Friday, Staging times: Friday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Judging at 9:00 a.m.
Open to public Saturday and Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 – Board Meeting 12:00 p.m.
A Board Meeting will be held following the completion of judging at the Fall Dahlia Show
Location: Patrick’s Café at Bachman’s on Lyndale

Thursday, October 5 – Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. – No Meeting
Location: TBD

Monday, October 9 – General Meeting and Potluck Dinner 6:15 p.m.
Presentation: How to Store Tubers: Techniques and Tips for Overwintering Dahlia Tubers

Thursday, November 9 – Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Location: Perkins on Riverside, 901 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Sunday, November 12 – Awards Banquet 5:00 p.m.
Location: Joseph’s Grill 140 Wabasha Street S., St. Paul, MN 55107

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Social Hour
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Awards Presentation

Thursday, December 7 – Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Location: Perkins on Riverside, 901 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Monday, December 11 – General Meeting and Potluck Dinner 6:15 p.m.
Presentation: Holiday Party and the Year in Review
Location: Oak Grove Lutheran Church, 7045 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55423

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Author: Mary Walker

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  1. Hi I am trying to clarify when your October general meeting is. In an email it was referred to as Monday October 10 but that is actually Tuesday. On the website, it says October 9th and also the 10th.

    Can you clarify for me.

    Thanks

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    • Thank you Ryan. You are correct and I have updated the post for the October meeting. The meetings are always on the second Monday of the month, as you pointed out the 9th of October. Hope to see you there. http://minnesotadahliasociety.org/october-general-meeting/

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