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The ARBORETUM DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA GARDEN CLUBS held their October 14, 2013 meeting at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, located at 301 N. Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia California. Sierra Madre Garden Club, which was the Hostess Club for the day, provided a beautiful and delicious refreshment table with a Fall/ Halloween Theme.    Director Mary Betlach welcomed all in attendance and gave special recognition to two new clubs:  California Organic Gardening Club, representative Emily Wisneski and The Los Angeles International Fern Society, President and representative Mike Moody. Immediate Past Director Shirley Stewart, Winter Board Chairman for the California Garden Clubs, Inc., gave information on the State Board Meeting which will be held on February 13-15, 2014 at the Hilton Hotel,  Glendale, California.  Arboretum District will host this event and Ms. Stewart requested volunteers that are needed for the various duties.

Program Speaker Eric Olson from Sea Crop gave an excellent and informative presentation on ‘Invasive Horticultural Plants of California. An invitation was extended by Nancy Bishop, Year Round Garden Club to attend the Arboretum District’s first Blue Star Byway Marker Dedication Ceremony on November 11, 2013, 11:30 am at the La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd La Habra.  More information provided at phone number 562-905-9708.

A Halloween Luncheon & Dance will be held at the Jack Crippen Senior Center, 3120 N. Tyler Avenue, El Monte, California on Thursday, October 24, 2013.   Doors open: 10:00 am and Lunch served 11:30 am.  Tickets are $2.00 for those 60 years of age and over.  Dance will feature music of F-360.  Menu will consist of Skelton Bones, Toad’s stool, Monster Tears, Goblins salad, Bat’s Blood and other delicious items.

A Haunted spooktacular for your Halloween Season enjoyment will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Zamora Park, 3820 Penn Mar Avenue, El Monte, California from 5:30 – 8:00 pm.   The $15.00 package will include: Dinner at Zamora Haunted Art House, Admission & Fast Pass for Zamora Park Haunted House and Transportation & Tour of Savannah Cemetery.  Two tours are offered:  6:15 – 8:00 pm and 7:30 – 9:30 pm.  For further information, contact Parks and Recreation Office at 626-580-2200.

The Alumnae Affiliate of the San Gabriel Valley District of Women’s Clubs will meet on Friday, October 25, 2013, 11:00 AM at the Baldwin Park Woman’s Clubhouse, 3817 Baldwin Park Boulevard, Baldwin Park.

EL MONTE WOMEN’S CLUB regular monthly business and luncheon meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the El Monte Community Center, 3130 N. Tyler Avenue, El Monte. The meeting begins at 11:00 AM.  Program Chairman Jane Myring has planned a program, which will be presented by the El Monte Police Department on “Earthquake Safety.

Enjoy the beautiful weather; see you soon, someplace AROUND TOWN

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.