Albuquerque African Violet Club

 2018 Presentations & Events

Our monthly meetings consist of a short business meeting followed by an educational presentation and then fellowship.  The public is welcome!

Note:  dates and times of meetings may change.  Please check the home page for the correct date and time of the upcoming meeting.  

Tuesday, January 9
(Board meeting at 10:30 a.m. - all members are invited)
"12 Weeks to Blooming Violets"
(In-depth 12 Week Schedule)
by Sharon Shannon

Trouble getting your violets to bloom?  Sharon will give us the keys to getting your violets to bloom in only 12 weeks.

Tuesday, February 13
"Dabbling With Design"
by Shirley Tetreault
Shirley, a National Flower Show judge and nationally accredited instructor, will share the basics and fun of designs with African violets.

February 23-25
Council Rummage Sale

Tuesday, March 13
"Getting Ready for Show!"
Presented by JoEllen Bowden

JoEllen, a long time, award-winning grower and AVSA Senior Judge, will discuss how to get ready for show and will also give us some hints on what the judges look for.  Bring your plants to enter into our informal mock show judged by our own AVSA judges. 

March 17-18
Annual Council Flower Show

March 23
Central NM Science & Engineering Research Challenge

Tuesday, April 10
"Last Minute Show Details"
By Sharon Shannon
Sharon, Show Chair, will discuss last minute prep for the show.

Annual Spring Show & Sale
"Violets in Fairyland"

April 21-22

Saturday, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Sunday, 10:00 - 3:00 pm

April 27-28
Spring Plant Sale and Garden Fair


Tuesday, May 8

"
African Violet Basic Care and Tips"
by Dena Brent

Dena, a long time, award-winning grower, AVSA judge, and experienced instructor, will teach us how to care for our violets.  Tips and tricks that will enlighten both the novice and the advanced grower will be presented.  Bring your questions!


May 20 - May 27
AVSA/AVSC National Convention
Wyndham Orlando Resort
Orlando Florida

June 4
Council Share the Beauty Day

Tuesday, June 12, 12:30
"Annual Summer Luncheon & Convention Debriefing"

Once again, Mary Ann Moreno will be opening her lovely garden for our enjoyment.  Her garden is the perfect place to relax and visit.  Bring a covered dish and  your own table service.  Also bring a list of up to 25 of your favorite African violets.


June 16
Council Garden Tour/Lunch

July
No meeting

Tuesday, August 14
"T
he 3 P's of African Violets (Pests, Problems, & Predicaments)"

by Dena Brent

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September 5-16

New Mexico State Fair Flower Shows


Tuesday, September 11
TBD

September 28-29
Harvest Craft and Plant Sale

Tuesday, October 9
"Grooming"
Presented by Kathy Hajner
Kathy, an award-winning grower and hybridizer, will teach us the How-To's of grooming our violets to encourage growth to ultimate beauty.

Tuesday, November 13
(Board meeting at 10:30 a.m. - all members are invited)
TBD

December 7-8
Council Holiday Fair Plant & Craft Sale

Tuesday, December 11, 12:30
Holiday Party and Installation of 2018 Officers
Club members will meet at the Garden Center for the annual holiday luncheon.  Plan to be there at 12:30 PM so that we can begin eating by 12:45 PM.  Bring a covered dish, your own table service, and a gift if you would like to participate in the gift exchange.