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Thursday, March 26, 2020

BGC Events Cancelled

In light of the deepening crisis regarding the COVID-19 virus, Barrington Garden Club has cancelled all events from now until the end of June.

Civic Beautification projects will continue because weeds don't stop growing for a virus. Groups of two or three who practice social distancing will do maintenance. The club hopes to be able to plant as usual.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Program Cancellation

Due to the upgrade of the coronavirus situation to Pandemic, Barrington Garden Club, in an abundance of caution, is cancelling the Tuesday, March 17, meeting with its program "The Amazing Honey Bee - Life Inside the Colony." Stay well!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Amazing Honey Bee - Life Inside the Colony

Barrington Garden Club will present at the Barrington Public Library on Tuesday, March 17, Dane Pursley, a Master Beekeeper and founder of the Freerange Bee Company. From his first introduction to bees in 2013, he has fallen in love with and developed a passion for this amazing insect. He is currently a member of the board of the Barrington Farm School and oversees the honey bee education program. Join us for a discussion of the inner workings of a honey bee colony and its impact on the surrounding landscape.

Refreshments are served at 12:00 noon followed by a brief business meeting and the program. All are welcome.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Backyard Birds

On Tuesday, February 11, Barrington Garden Club's speaker will be Lauren Parmelee, Senior Director of Education at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. She is a long-time birder who is passionate about getting people outside to enjoy birds and other wildlife. She will be presenting Audubon's Backyard Birds program, which focuses on local birds you might see around your neighborhood in the spring and summer. Tips for how to identify birds and how to attract them to your yard will be included. Lauren will lead a bird walk at Haines Park scheduled in April.

The meeting will take place at the Barrington Public Library. Join us at 12:00 noon for refreshments. A brief business meeting starts at 12:30 pm followed by the program. All are welcome.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Flora, Fauna and Feathered Friends of Europe and the Americas: A Personal View

Now that our holiday break is over, join us on Tuesday, January 21, at the Barrington Public Library to hear Aleta Johnson, current Vice President of Membership for Hameho Garden Club, discuss her travels with family and friends visiting the personal spaces of others throughout the world as part of house swapping. Her presentation includes colorful slides of the homes and gardens of the home exchangers, as well as tips for taking in the sights on the road less traveled. She will share her photos of birds and plant life in backyards around the world.

Refreshments are served at 12:00 noon. A brief business will begin at 12:30 pm, followed by Aleta's presentation.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Floral Designs and Arrangements

Join us on Tuesday, November 12, at the Barrington Public Library to see our own club members work their magic with flowers. Five of our talented members will demonstrate floral designs so we can learn new techniques and floral combinations with a seasonal twist. At the end of the presentation, there will be an opportunity drawing and five lucky winners will each take home a beautiful arrangement.

Refreshments are served at 12:00 noon followed by a brief business meeting and the program at 12:30 pm. All are guest fee..

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Filming Wild Rhode Island: Why, How and for Whom

On Tuesday, October 15, Barrington Garden Club will present Gerald H. Krausse, who took up photography and videography over ten years ago after retiring from a career as a professor at the University of Rhode Island College of the Environment and Life Sciences. He will discuss the impact of today's technology, advanced single-lens reflex cameras(SLR), iPhones and consumer camcorders that have produced the wildlife images and videos that appear on YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook. He is a self taught independent wildlife filmmaker focusing mainly on small mammals and coastal birds of New England.

Join us in the Barrington Public Library at 12:00 noon for refreshments. The short business meeting and program will follow at 12:30 pm.