Magnolia Cribbage League

Magnolia Cribbage League starts its fall session on Wednesday, September 4 at 6:30pm at J.D. Meyers Pub, 24 Lexington Ave, Magnolia. New players are welcome to join in this friendly game of cribbage. $45 covers 10 weeks of play plus a dinner and cash prizes.  If you cannot commit to a 10-week session then consider substituting for a regular player. Arrive at 6:30pm to sign up and learn more about the league. Call Andy Heinze at 508-596-3857 for more information.

Submitted by Dorothy Sieradzki
803 Summer St.
Manchester, MA


Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast

Hosted by Manchester-Essex Rotary Club
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This year will be the 30th annual Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast, the traditional start of the Fourth of July holiday. Save the date for Saturday, June 29, rain or shine, 7:30am-11am at Tuck’s Point, Manchester. Whether sunny or rainy, eating breakfast in the Chowder House, with views of the harbor, is an unforgettable experience. Proceeds from the breakfast support our Scholarship program. This year we welcome Black Earth Farms who will supply compostable tableware and collect the compostable materials and haul it away. In addition to red, white and blue, we will be green too.

Look for Rotarians selling tickets in front of the Post Office and Crosby’s Saturday morning, 8am-noon, June 22, or stop in at the Manchester Parks & Rec Department, People’s Bank or Nor’East Frameworks. Tickets are $9 in advance, $10 the day of the event. Children 8 and under are free. Free parking at Tuck’s Point for this event, including out-of-towners. Click here to buy tickets online.

This breakfast is a true-blue slice of Americana and draws crowds of all ages, townies and newcomers alike. There will be free pony rides for the kids, musical entertainment, and a priceless view. Start or continue a tradition with your family by volunteering to serve at this event. You can call Dot for volunteering or for more information, at 526-8040 and leave a message, or email,


Plant Sale Season

I hope the weather holds for these seasonal sales.

Seaside Garden Club

This Saturday, May 11

Long Hill Plant Sale hosted by the North Shore Garden Club
Trustees of Reservations Members, 9-10
General Public, 10-1:00
572 Essex St., Beverly, MA
Lynnfield Flower Workshop
1714 Meeting House
Lynnfield Town Common
Driftwood Garden Club
62 Pleasant St
Marblehead, MA
Next Saturday, May 18
Generous Gardeners
9-noon, Gloucester
on the boulevard near the tennis courts

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Plant Auction Tuesday, May 14

Seaside Garden Club

Last year’s auction

Seaside Garden Club’s annual auction will feature donations
from area nurseries, hanging baskets, garden supplies, annuals and perennials
from our members’ gardens, and garden accessories. Doors open at 6:30pm at the
Manchester Community Center, auction starts at 7pm. Free admission. Cash or
checks, no credit cards. Light refreshments. Our annual auction supports our
club’s operations, programs, scholarships, and community service. Pick up a new
addition for you garden or a gift for a friend.

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April 9 Meeting Details

Spring is just around the corner; save the day for new thoughts on preparing your beds.

Seaside Garden Club

Easy First Steps to
an Earth-Friendly Garden with Rebecca Warner

Rebecca Warner offers simple methods for making compost and
improving soil, by using easy ways to make mulch from free materials you find
close to home. Rebecca reveals a time-saving, earth-friendly way to prepare
beds for annuals and vegetables in the spring. She will give us a quick recipe
for making peat-free potting mix for use in your containers.

Rebecca Warner is a home gardener in Newton, Massachusetts with thirty
years’ experience working toward a sustainable garden. Her book, “The
Sustainable-Enough Garden,” is the story of her quest to make a beautiful
garden that’s environmentally friendly. Toward that end she has overhauled her
garden practices, from composting to mulching, lawn care to irrigation. She
blogs weekly at

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Life’s So Sweet with Sugar Maples

Seaside Garden Club invites you to our March 12th Meeting

Life’s So Sweet with Sugar Maples, talk and demonstration by Trish Wesley Umbrell

Sugar maples provide shade, beautiful autumn color, and delicious maple syrup. Trish will share tips on tree identification and uses in home landscape; and share the rich history and traditions of New England maple sugaring. She will give a virtual tour of her local favorite sugar shack, and provide practical tips for making your own maple syrup on your stove top.

The Seaside Garden Club is a group of fun, active, civic-minded and hands-on gardeners. We welcome all types of gardeners from beginners to experienced… there is always something to learn and share. We invite you to become a member of our club and enjoy our monthly programs which feature interesting guest speakers and creative workshops. Guests are always welcome; a $5 guest fee is charged.

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, September through June, at the Manchester-by-the-Sea Community Center. Social time begins with light refreshments at 7:00 pm, followed by the program at 7:30 pm. Program dates are subject to change – see our current schedule:


Seaside Garden Club Reschedules

The snow-flakes have settled and our program committee has co-ordinated the speaker and the Manchester Community Center for Tuesday, February 19, same time and place. Let’s hope Mother Nature cooperates.

Seeing History, floral work of women artists, slide show by Martha Chiarchiaro

This programs is supported in part by a grant from the  Manchester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.” The program is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Explore the art of Maria Sibylla Merian, botanical artist of the 17th century, and Rachel Ruysch, international master of floral still life in the 17th and 18th centuries. These distinguished women artists created a legacy and broadened our knowledge of flora and fauna.