Published DateLACONIA — Gardens may be at rest in the Northeast, but flowers are always on the minds of Opechee Garden Club members. Members may hush while lunch is served as they gather at Giuseppe's at the Mills Falls Marketplace in Meredith on Tuesday, March 5 at noon then will buzz with plans for their next flora event.
In a workshop for the club's Art n Bloom being held on March 7, 1 p.m. at the Gilford Library, Chair Carolyn Temmallo will lead members into a basic overview of what's involved in floral design. With a focus on interpretation vs. duplication, a slide presentation of how art was paired with floral arrangements from other art in bloom events, will prove helpful and inspire many to participate in what has become one of the club's "fun" creative events.
The exhibit will be open to the public during library hours on Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22, but only 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. A reception for members and artists will be held Thursday, March 21, 6-7:30 p.m. with light refreshments provided by Phyllis Corrigan, Judy Riley, and Claire Stinson
The public is invited to a reception on March 4 at 7 p.m. of A Ladies of the Lakes exhibit, which is open for view to April 2013, presented by the Laconia Historical and Museum Society with support from the Laconia Public Library.
It honors the generations of Lakes Region club women who have made camaraderie and community service a priority in their lives. The Opechee Garden Club is one honored; their exhibit prepared by Sandy Gove and others is on view.
The Opechee Garden Club, part of the Ladies of the Lake exhibit at the Laconia Library to April 2013, was established on June 3rd, 1939 as an outgrowth of the Lakeport Women's Club. It was founded exclusively for charitable purposes, with its primary purpose being to inspire interest in gardens, nature study, conservation and community betterment. The original officers of the club were: President, Mrs. Harry L. Bryant; Vice-President, Mrs. H. D. Mumford; Secretary, Mrs. Fred Rowe: and Treasurer, Miss Mary L. Chase. (Courtesy photo)