Manchester-Essex Cribbage Tournament

Thursday, February 27 at the American Legion Hall  (behind Manchester Town Hall)

$25 to enter – Cash Prizes – This is a friendly tournament.

Have a fun evening while supporting a good cause.

Arrive 5:30pm to learn or brush up

6:00pm to register

6:30pm to start playing

Play 3 different people,

Winners determined by number of games won and points won by.

Please RSVP to RSVP@manchesteressexrotary.org

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Seaside Garden Club’s February Meeting

Seaside Garden Club’s February 11 Meeting

Seaside Garden Club returns from its holiday break with a special program: Seed Starting Tips and Tricks. Have you tried starting plants from seed? Successfully? Like people, seeds have their unique personalities. If you don’t know which seeds like it hot, which need a chill, which need to be soaked, or nicked… you might treat them all the same, leading to germination failure. Does it need light or dark? How long to germinate? Deep planting or surface sowing? When should I start them? Can it be planted in the fall? Indoors or out? What soil? When to transplant? Which containers are best? Why are my seedlings wilting? What about damp off? Fungus gnats? Yikes! MariePatrice Masse and Seed Starting Tips and Tricks to the rescue! Get the answers to these and other questions. You’ll soon be starting seeds like a pro!

About MariePatrice Masse, M.Ed.: MariePatrice’s years of focus on personal growth and transformation are easily translated to her passion for seeds and plants. Every year from February to June, her house turns into a plant nursery as she brings these little green babies to life! A former teacher, MariePatrice has a constant thirst for learning and sharing. She is always trying something new at her 5000 square foot organic flower and vegetable garden. But it’s not all about plants and flowers. She’s also known as The Seed Snatcher, The Butterfly Lady, The Worm Lady, Dirt Girl, The Garden Go-To Lady… You won’t want to miss a program with MariePatrice. Her passion for learning, and enthusiasm for life is contagious!

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.

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, September through June, at the Manchester Community Center, located at 40 Harbor Point, Manchester-by-the-Sea. Social time begins with light refreshments at 7:00 pm, followed by the program at 7:30 pm. Guests are always welcome, there is a $5 fee.

Magnolia Cribbage League

Magnolia Cribbage League starts its winter session on Wednesday, December 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.

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Seaside Garden Club’s October 8th Meeting

Confessions of a Garden Fanatic, Still Crazy after all these years

Linda Lipton will present a power-point view of her historical garden in Salem, MA. With her husband Fred, they created a backyard garden that was featured in the summer 2018 issue of North Shore Home Magazine. They used sequential steps to create their landscaped garden from scratch. Topics in this entertaining idea-filled, PowerPoint lecture include: honoring the historical context of a garden site, creating a feeling of authenticity and charm in a New England garden and getting designer results in a DIY garden. Visit https://www.nshoremag.com/northshore-home/salems-secret-garden/ to see the magazine article.

The Seaside Garden Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Manchester Community Center, 7pm social hour, the meeting begins promptly at 7:30pm. New members and guests are always welcome, $30 to join for the year, $5 for one meeting.

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.

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
978-526-8040
dotsieradzki@gmail.com

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, dotsieradzki@gmail.com.

 

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
9-Noon
1714 Meeting House
Lynnfield Town Common
Driftwood Garden Club
8:30-11:30
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 http://thesustainable-enoughgarden.blogspot.com/.

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