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Annual Calendar 2019

MDS Calendar of Events for 2019

October, December, February, March, and May we meet on the Second Monday of the month.

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. These 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 Wednesdays at 7:00 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 in April, Family Picnic in June, August Garden Tour and Picnic, ADS Trial Garden Participation, State Fair and Fall Dahlia Shows in September and our Awards Banquet in November.

Wednesday, February 6 – Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Location: Knights of Columbus, 1114 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55420

Monday, February 11 – General Meeting and Potluck Dinner 6:15 p.m. at Oak Grove Lutheran Church; Education: Soil, Fertilizer. Low Growing Dahlias (For Border planting and Container Growing)

Wednesday, March 6 – Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Location: Knights of Columbus, 1114 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55420

Monday, March 11 – General Meeting and Potluck Dinner 6:15 p.m.  at Oak Grove Lutheran Church
Education Topic:  Planting Dahlias with a Slide and Video Presentation followed by input from members followed by a Q & A Period.

Sunday, 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.,  9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Followed by a Judges Meeting from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sorry we could not get this venue on Saturday.

Saturday, April 13: 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 (Presale for MDS Members when setup is done)
Open to the Public 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (or until sold out).
Clean up 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 8 – Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Location: Knights of Columbus, 1114 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55420

Monday, May 13: General Meeting and Potluck Dinner 6:15 p.m.; Oak Grove Lutheran Church
Education: The topics are “The Category of Artistic arrangement and What the Judges are looking for when judging this category”.  Presented by Sue Bagge and Phyllis Andrews                                                                                   Soil Testing: For those of you that want your soil tested please go to, http://soiltest.cfans.umn.edu/sites/g/files/pua891/f/media/lawn_and_garden_2018_3.pdf                                 Print this form and fill it out. Bring the Form, your soil sample and a check made out to, University of Minnesota for the amount noted for the test you would like. Rick Snyder will then drop them off at the U of M soil testing site.

Saturdays in June, July, August
Hands-on at the North Central Trial Garden
Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318.
Must have an Arboretum membership card.

Saturday, June 8 – Board Meeting 9:45 a.m.
Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Margot Shelter B

Saturday, June 8 – General Meeting and Picnic 11:00 a.m.
Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Margot Shelter B

Education: Topping

Wednesday, July 10 – Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Location: Davanni’s, 1905 Perimeter Rd, Roseville MN  55113

July – No General Meeting

Wednesday, August 7 – Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Location: Knights of Columbus, 1114 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55420

Sunday, August 11 – Garden Tour and Picnic 
Time and Location: How to set up Oasis for Display, How to fill out Show Tags and information on Clerking to help the Judges.  Cindy Soule and Kathy Thomson

Sunday and Labor Day Monday, September 1 – 2 Minnesota State Fair Dahlia Show
Location: Minnesota State Fair Grounds, Horticulture Building
Judging: Sunday 8:00 a.m. to Noon

Saturday and Sunday, September 14 – 15 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 the public Saturday 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
and Sunday 10:00 – 3:00 p.m. Clean up 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 15 – Board Meeting – Cancelled

Wednesday, September 25 – Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Moved up a week to include Rick and Amy.
Location: Davanni’s, 1905 Perimeter Rd, Roseville MN  55113

 

Monday, October 14 – General Meeting and Potluck Dinner 6:15 p.m.
Carolyn will be in Africa so Byron will fill in for her.
Presentation: How to Store Tubers, Demonstrate Shredded-Foam Oasis, Round table of how the year went.

Wednesday, November 6 – Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Location:Knights of Columbus, 1114 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55420

Sunday, November 10 – Awards Banquet 5:00 p.m.
Location: DeGidio’s Restaurant 425 7th St W., St. Paul, MN 55102
4:00 -5:00 p.m. Social Hour
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Awards Presentation

Wednesday, December 4 – Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Location: Knights of Columbus, 1114 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55420

Monday, December 9 – General Meeting and Potluck Dinner 6:15 p.m.
Presentation: Trial Garden results followed by “The Game”.
Location: Oak Grove Lutheran Church, 7045 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55423