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Summer 1997 Announcements Calendar

NOTE - For those of you who have never been to a Friends lecture, try it, you'll like it. Lectures are easy to find with ample lighted parking about 200 feet from the door. We have drawings for many free wonderful plants at every lecture. Come early to socialize and enjoy coffee and cookies before the lectures.


See earlier calendar


(Arboretum sponsored events listed in bold type)

June 30, 1997 (Monday)
Friends of The JC Raulston Arboretum Lecture
Dr. Paul Cappiello, University of Maine
Candidate for the position of Director, JC Raulston Arboretum
8:00 PM in
3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus

July 2, 1997 (Wednesday)
Friends of The JC Raulston Arboretum Lecture
Dr. John Frett, University of Deleware
Candidate for the position of Director, JC Raulston Arboretum
8:00 PM in
3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus

July 7, 1997 (Monday)
Friends of The JC Raulston Arboretum Lecture
Dr. Robert Geneve, University of Kentucky
Candidate for the position of Director, JC Raulston Arboretum
8:00 PM in
3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus

July 17, 1997 (Thursday)
Members and Volunteers Pot Luck Picnic and Plant Swap
6:30 p.m. in the White Garden at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Bring a covered dish, serving utensil, and a plant from your garden to swap. Plates, silverware and beverages will be provided. Bryce Lane will give a short slide presentation. Volunteers are needed for the day of the event to set up tables, get ice, and generally run around. Call Mitzi (515-1632) or Diane (515-5361) if you can help.

August 3-9, 1997 (Sunday-Saturday)
Perennial Plant Association Meeting
The PPA meeting, held at the Sheraton Imperial in Research Triangle Park is a cornucopia of gardens and garden events. Call the Perennial Plant Association office (614-771-8431) for full details, prices, and to sign up.

August 18, 1997 (Monday)
Friends of The JC Raulston Arboretum Lecture
Dr. David Creech, Stephen F. Austin State University
Candidate for the position of Director, JC Raulston Arboretum
8:00 PM in
3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus

August 22-23, 1997 (Friday-Saturday)
NCAN Meeting in Charlotte
Volunteers are needed the week preceding the NCAN show for plant bagging. Mitzi needs a team of volunteers beginning Monday, August 18, through Thursday August 21 to prepare plants for this important industry show. A dedicated team can complete the bagging work quickly and efficiently - and it's also a lot of fun. We also need volunteers to travel to Charlotte for the two-day show. Call Mitzi (515-1632) to sign up.

October 4, 1997 (Saturday)
The Friends of The JC Raulston Arboretum Free Rare Plants Distribution
9:00 AM at the JC Raulston Arboretum
A renowned epic event in American horticulture with people driving from Massachusetts and Georgia to participate. Over 5,000 extraordinary plants disappear in 3 minutes - don't be late! Memberships required to participate and they will be sold on site the day of the distribution - come at 8:00 AM to purchase. Bring boxes and bags to efficiently stash and haul your booty.
Volunteers are needed on Friday October 3 and on Saturday for set up, T-shirt sales and other event activities.

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