2018 Calendar

MDS Calendar of Events for 2018

Under Construction

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: TBD

Monday, February 13: General Meeting and Potluck Dinner; Oak Grove Lutheran Church Education: Soil & Composting presented TBD

Thursday, March 9 – Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

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

Saturday, April 7th 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

Sunday , 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: TBD

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.
Must have an arb membership card.

Saturday, June 10 – Board Meeting 9:45 a.m.
Location: TBD

Saturday, June 10 – General Meeting and Picnic
Location: TBD

Thursday, July 13 – Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

July – No General Meeting

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

Sunday, August 13 – Garden Tour and Picnic 
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

Saturday and Sunday, September 15 – 16 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, September 7 – 11  American Dahlia Society’s 52nd National Dahlia Show
Hosted in Philadelphia

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

Thursday, November 9 – Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

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: TBD

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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